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Dig In and Thrive

a marble cistern with water coming out and filling a glass jar in the sunlight

Water represents SO many magnificent things. Water replenishes and restores. Water draws things near and carries them away. Water allows things to grow and therefore it is life-preserving. Jesus is our eternal water! This promise is powerful and you have access to it in every season of your life. The water that Jesus gives is a spring that will never run dry. He is life-giving and therefore it will never go stagnant. Nothing else in this world will bring lasting satisfaction like Jesus. Only Jesus satisfies.

John 4:13-14

Jesus answered her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks the water that I give him will never be thirsty again. But the water I give him will become in him a spring of water [satisfying his thirst for God] welling up [continually flowing, bubbling within him] to eternal life.”

This is a personal invite from Jesus. Do you feel tired? Do you feel dry and weak from the previous circumstance you just went through or are currently in? Are you in the middle of the wilderness now? So accept this invitation right now, pause and take a drink from the Lord. Ask the Holy Spirit to pour the refreshment from heaven over you. Ask Jesus to refresh that particular situation, circumstance, or person. Now, give Jesus praise and worship for this precious gift of water that you just received.

It is important to understand and realize the water you have access to. Everything you will ever need is found in Jesus and praise the Lord for the gift of God’s Living Word. Every promise belongs to the believer. It is so important to know this and it sets us up to receive the promise in Genesis 26:12-33 which is the story about wells during a time of famine. Now this promise is powerful because a supernatural miracle of provision was given to Isaac in a time of famine. Famine in biblical times was interpreted as more than just mere natural occurrences. Biblical famine was a mechanism of God's wrath and destruction. Famine is described as a time of severe and prolonged hunger in a substantial proportion of the population. Living in a time of famine is horrible. I know some seasons in life can feel like famine; where everything around you seems to be hopeless, dry and barren.

Possibly you can relate because you have witnessed death and destruction all around. However, you can count on God to have a great plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11.) The Lord will always have a promise for you to hold onto as you walk through the season you are in. If you obey His instruction, you cannot go wrong. Be confident in the Lord. Place your unwavering trust in Him. Pause and ask the Lord to show you if there is any area in your life where you haven’t placed all of your trust in Him. Repent and tell the Lord you are sorry and then tell the Him that you trust Him.

In Genesis 26:1-4 we learn about what Isaac's current dilemma is - he's living in a time of famine. It's a difficult and uncertain time for him and his family. This is when the Lord speaks to him and tells him that there is a plan for his life, despite everything happening in the natural. The Father reminded him to focus on His words which are life-giving and full of promise. God’s word overrides all things. Not only will Isaac’s life be sustained but it was for his family and their children! We serve a God of abundance and overflow.

Genesis 26:2-4

The Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; stay in the land of which I will tell you. Love temporarily [as a resident] in this land and I will be with you and will bless and favor you, for I will give all these lands to you and to your descendants, and I will establish and carry out the oath which I swore to Abraham your faith. I will make your descendants shall multiply as the stars of the heavens, and will give to your descendants all these lands; and by your descendants shall all the nations of the earth be blessed”

God is always speaking and directing His children. Our part is that we must step out in faith and obey His Word. In Genesis 26:6, Isaac did exactly what the Lord told him to do. He stayed in the land of Gerar. He followed the instruction of the Lord which kept him in the protection of the Father. Isaac trusted God and he was not disappointed. He let go of logic and followed God’s plan. Because of Abraham and his relationship with the Lord, his son, Issac, was blessed. This is a beautiful example of covenant promises. The Lord did the same thing with Isaac.

The Philistines envied Isaac and they plugged and filled Abraham's wells. Isaac did not argue and fight about what was fair; he just moved on. Remember that even your promises do not belong to you. Trust the Word of God for your life. Hold the things of this world loosely. When he finally dug the last well he named it “Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land.” Issac did not get bitter. He continued to move and dig again until the Lord made a place for him.

How many times have you wrestled and fought for something because you thought that was a gift from the Lord? Do not get stuck in this trap! Be like Isaac and know God will produce springs of water, every time, in your season. STAY FOCUSED on the promise. If God is for you then who can be against you? NO ONE can stop the blessing of God on your life. Isaac knew this that is why he could continue to dig for water and eventually find the fresh spring of flowing waters. Do not get distracted by the protestors in your life. Stay on course and remember that God's provisions don’t run dry.

Wells represent the water of refreshment.

  • Communal wells - available for all to come and receive water.

  • Transferrable - the water from the well could be brought home to a separate location.

Get to work and do not be afraid to get your hands dirty in the process of digging. Continue to dig if you want a steady life-sustaining flow. This will require a few things from you and I. You need to ask for perseverance to get to the water. The deeper you dig the harder it will likely become. While digging you need to stay hydrated. Don’t become dry. Continue to sit at the table of the Lord and commune with Him daily. It is a lifestyle. Allow God’s promises to become anchors that keep you focused on the task when you don’t see any water in the natural. Your weapon is praise.

This month's focus:

Numbers 21:17

Then Israel sang this song, “Spring up, O well! Sing to it,”

Lean into worship and sing to over your situation. Sing until you believe the promises of God over your life! Be prepared that the enemy will try to throw dirt in your wells. However, remember Isaac just kept moving and digging until the Lord “made space for him." Remember that the Lord only has good plans for you. He will always make a way for you. Trust in His perfect plan. Take time to dig up the wells that He has for you. If you’re thirsty ask for a drink. If you feel weary receive refreshment from the Lord. Take a drink anytime you need it! It is FREE.

John 7:38

“He who believes in Me, [who adheres to, trust in, and relies on Me], as the Scripture has said, “From his innermost being will flow continually rivers of living water.”

This promise of a blessing or protection, provision, and favor. As you receive this promise for yourself, receive a new portion of comfort and allow all these blessings to become a shield around you.

Let's pray:

Holy Spirit refresh every person reading this post. Pour out Living Water upon every area of their lives. I pray that they would feel the tangible presence of the Lord come upon them. Take the dry and brittle things in their lives and bring it back to life! Thank You for the blessings and promises over everyone. Increase faith and hope. Holy Spirit help each person to walk in obedience, faith and trust.

In Your mighty name Jesus, amen.

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I LOVE “even your promises don’t belong to you.” Powerful! We can trust the Lord!

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So incredible! Our God is just so amazing! What God has promised us and in your life will take its course and will be received. No matter what circumstances you are in, it is not impossible for our possible God. The water he gives us sustains us and keeps us from being thirsty. So amazing. Thank you, God for sustaining us and keeping us flowing with your water.

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