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Run to the Well

Wells are a place to provide a constant, reliable and ample supply of water to the people. Wells are not only for an individual family but for a whole community. As we learn about wells, I pray that you receive from the Source, Whose supply never runs dry. May an overflow then be produced for those around you, so they can receive an impartation from the fresh Living Water into any dry place in their lives. Wells are a beautiful reminder to believers that the Creator of the universe hears and sees each of us. He will always provide for our needs. He is our Source and His well never goes dry. 

Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord will continually guide you, and satisfy your soul in scorched and dry places, and give  strength to your bones, and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

Wells are quite fascinating; you need to find the source and then you must dig. Wells take a lot of labor and are mostly dug by hand.  After the water source was found, a stone wall was built so they could lower a bucket down to be filled with fresh water.  Because of the size of the bucket, you can only draw a limited supply of water at a time. This reminds us that we don’t need to hoard, yet trust the Lord daily that He will supply all our needs. 

First, in the story of Moses, we learn so many important things about wells. In Exodus 2:11-15, Moses murdered an Egyptian while trying to save a slave. He was afraid of Pharaoh and how he felt about taking another man’s life. Moses fled to Midian and it states “He took refuge in and sat down by a well.”  Wells can be a place of safety. I love this little portion of Scripture about Moses’ life and how it can be easily overlooked.  It was at the well that Moses had a turning point in his life. He left everything behind. I see the well for Moses as a pause, he was on the run. This was a fast decision and I assume he didn’t spend much time thinking about it. He just acted. His life was in danger, so he ran. It was only at the well that he paused.  I would encourage you, when you are in a high-pressure situation, to take a moment to breathe and seek God for your next step. When all else fails and you are unsure where to go, run to the Source of Living Water. You cannot survive without your daily supply of Living Water. Make it a priority to be intentional with your time. You know this from our previous study last month.

Wells are a constant and reliable source of refreshing and nourishing water. There have been dry seasons in my life where I could not find a well. I could not find a place to rest and pause. In those moments I had to find water. I turned to Jesus, our Living Water who led me to a place where He poured out His refreshing water over me.  In these times I leaned into the Lord. Drinking in the provision of the Lord. I spent my time focused on Jesus. I allowed Him to heal me and comfort me.

Proverbs 16:22  

Understanding (spiritual insight) is a [refreshing and boundless] wellspring of life to those who have it, But to give instruction and correction to the fools is foolishness.

Wells are a place of gathering.  We certainly see this in Moses’ life. It was at the well that he met his future wife and family. I believe that wells are a place where you can gather together. Cities were built around wells. Communities were built around wells. I love that wells are a daily place for gathering to retrieve your daily water portion.  It is about lifestyle. 

John 4:13-15

Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again. But whoever drinks water that 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.

Wells in the Bible are strategic places of encounter that release the supernatural. I know the woman at the well has been preached a lot, however, I want to focus on the BEST part which is the satisfaction she received at the well. Wells are a place that provides supernatural provision that release satisfaction within. Her whole story is found in John 4. She is nameless and a sinner. However, her encounter is one of the longest recorded in the Scriptures!  She was an outcast and overlooked. But Jesus sought her out at the well. It was at the well that she received personal ministry from Jesus. How lovely, a face-to-face encounter with Living Water. She had the opportunity to talk with Jesus and ask questions and He answered her.  It was at the well where Jesus revealed to He was the Living Water. It was at the well that Jesus told her things about herself. We would call it “He read her mail.” It is at the well that so many beautiful things can take place yet, the best is the satisfaction that comes from the well. Jesus gave some of the sweetest words to a desperate woman at a well. When He is speaking to the woman at the well her response should be the same as ours, “Sir, give me this water…” 

After encountering Jesus, the woman had a feeling that she never knew. From the few details of her life, she seemed to be searching for satisfaction. Satisfaction, defined by the King James Version Dictionary is: “The state of mind that results from the full gratification of desire; repose of mind or contentment with present possession and enjoyment.” Satisfaction is the act of fulfilling a need or desire. Satisfaction means that you have had enough. To be made full. Are you satisfied?

The world can never satisfy you. Jesus, the Living Water, can fill our porous selves. Only Jesus can truly satisfy us. After this woman had her encounter with Living Water, she ran and left her water jug behind to tell her whole town the Good News she received. Nothing in this world brought satisfaction like Jesus. Not even physical water! Nothing is better than Jesus and what He has to offer us. Both encounters reveal to the world how God is the only One who can bring true satisfaction. The Lord used the wells to encounter. A total setup to turn around the events in His and her life. They both needed a fresh new start. They needed more in their life. 


My challenge to you this week is to go sit at the well. Ask the Lord to come and meet with you while you sit in a quiet space. Allow the Living Water to bring refreshment into any dry places. Allow Him to satisfy every need and bring satisfaction. Get in the habit of meeting with Jesus every day at the well. 

Meditate on this Scripture:

Psalm 16:11 

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of Joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” 

My prayer for you:

Jesus, I pray that every person reading this would tangibly feel the flowing of Your Living Water upon them. That any dry areas would be refreshed and made new. That dry bones would come alive!  Thank you, Jesus, for the endless supply of provision. Thank you for making this a lifestyle and bringing satisfaction into every area of my life.

I love you, Jesus, amen.

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Unknown member
5 days ago

Such a beautiful reflection on the satisfaction that only Jesus can bring! 💦


Unknown member
7 days ago

"This reminds us that we don’t need to hoard, yet trust the Lord daily that He will supply all our needs." Yes Shanae, I love this reminder.


Unknown member
Jun 07

I am thankful that you spent so much focus on the woman at the well in this rich and overflowing description of wells. The Lord used this to do some healing heart work, and some tears did fall ( water💧💧), but only moments later I was then hit with a joy bomb 💣 ( incoming! 💥) when I read about how she dropped her bucket and left it behind to tell everyone in town about the Living Water. My thoughts then turned to the parable of The Pearl of Great Price. Jesus is not only Living Water, He is also the precious pearl, who when the merchant discovered it, sold everything he had in order to obtain it. Lik…


Unknown member
Jun 06

Thank you ! an encouragement to really sit at the well. Amazing the people that encountered Jesus/God at the Well. A place of wonderful divine encounter. Beautiful, again thank you.


Unknown member
Jun 06

I never understood the importanace of wells until now. The world can never satisfy you only Jesus our Living Water can.

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