Digging Again

14 Apr

 “And Isaac digged again the wells of water, which they had digged in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them.”

Genesis 26:18 

I heard a wonderful message tonight and the Lord really used it to challenge me in my walk with Him. I love His Word! I love my Lord! I love living in a place where the Word can still be preached freely and by God’s grace we can live free from the bondage of sin if we will just heed It.

I wanted to share the main points of this message with you! Hope it will bless you as it blessed me!

Just as Issac had to dig again the wells which the Philistines had stopped after his Father’s death, there are wells we as Christians need to dig again in our own lives and in our churches.

 First and foremost, we need to make sure we have visited the Well of Salvation and received the Living Water Christ provides for us, accepting Him as our Personal Lord and Savior. Then we must be diligent to return to this well (not to be saved again for salvation does not need to occur more than once!)  in order to enjoy It’s thirst quenching benefits on a daily basis.

In drinking of Living Water, we also are granted access to many more Wells. Going too long without a drink will leave us dry, dusty and discouraged.

Tonight, maybe you need to dig again the Well of Sanctification. How exactly does sanctification occur?

“Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”

John 17:17 

Through the truth of God’s Word.

To know the growth that comes with the continual process of Sanctification, we must dig again the Well of the Scripture. Has it been awhile since you enjoyed a drink from the Well of the Word? Is your Bible collecting dust upon the shelf while the dust of sin and discouragement gathers upon your heart? It’s time to dig again this well.

Or maybe it’s the Well of Security you need to dig again? Satan loves for God’s children to spend their days doubting and fretting over life, but God desires the opposite for us. First remind yourself that your Salvation is secure and that you can enjoy the blessings and freedom that come with It. Ephesians 4:30  tells us that His Holy Spirit has “…sealed (us) unto the day of redemption.” God’s Word is a solid enough to stand on and to find security in. Next, remind yourself that all circumstances, whether good or bad, come with love from His hand where you will always be secure.

Perhaps it’s the Well of Satisfaction that the Enemy has filled in your life? You live life disappointed, frustrated, lacking the contented heart we’ve been discussing lately. You’re fed up with what you have and aching for what you don’t have. You’ve lost the satisfaction that comes with knowing the Savior. Don’t settle. Ask God to unstop this Well, to make Himself real to you again. Colossians 2:10 tells that we are “complete in Him.” In Christ, we lack nothing. We should we satisfied that our sins are forgiven, that Heaven is ours for eternity, that we are privileged to know and walk with the Creator of the Universe. Like the woman at the Samaritan well that day, who found that Jesus could satisfy every longing her soul ever experienced, longings the countless relationships she’d found herself in only intensified, you will find a God who satisfies completely. (John 4:1-42)

Or at this point in your journey could it be that the Well of the Sojourner needs to be dug again? Unlike Abraham who had faith to sojourn for years in an unknown area in search of the Land of Promise, you feel weary. (Hebrews 11:8-10)Your desire to press on is waining. You’ve lost the joy walking with Jesus brings. You’re not sure you can travel much farther. This faith thing is harder than you thought and for once you just want to get where you’ve been going for what seems like years. Oh Friend, ask God to dig again this Well. Seek Him, for His strength is sufficient enough to provide the energy needed to reach Heaven someday and to finish your course in a way that glorifies His Son.

Whichever well has been stopped in your life, He desires to dig it again. And when He does you will find what Issac did in the desert that day and what refreshing it bring to your soul! Bring your bucket, He’s waiting to fill it!

For Issac “found there a well of springing water.” Genesis 26:19

Praying for you that He will quench your thirst by enabling you to “dig again” some old wells.

 

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