My posts come from my personal daily scripture readings and a part of my personal accountability. If we are going to grow as followers of Christ, we must be in the Word! If you miss these a few days, something has kept me from it; but if they're gone for too many days, call me on the carpet. We need to hold one another accountable. I follow the readings and journaling from lifejournal.me. Join me on this journey as our lives are to Reflect the Image-and Jesus IS the image. Peace, Carla Sunberg
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Where's your Well?
But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of flowing water,
(Genesis 26:19 NASB)
the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with the herdsmen of Isaac, saying,
“The water is ours!” So he named the well Esek, because they contended
(Genesis 26:20 NASB)
Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over it too, so he named it Sitnah.
(Genesis 26:21 NASB)
He moved away from there and dug another well, and they did not
quarrel over it; so he named it Rehoboth, for he said, “At last the LORD has made room for us, and we will be fruitful in the land.”
(Genesis 26:22 NASB)
So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD, and pitched his tent there; and there Isaac’s servants dug a well.
(Genesis 26:25 NASB)
Over and over again we find the need for water. Water is needed
for life, for sustenance. In the days of Isaac and his family the need
for water was so great that one had to plan their survival around the
location of the wells. When water was in short supply tempers would
become short as people fought over the wells. Ultimately those
followers of the Lord discovered that he would lead them to the right
location, and he would provide their need for water on a daily basis --
as long as they trusted in him.
We are in need of daily sustenance today as well. Maybe it's not
physical water, but in the New Testament this water becomes 'living
water.' Jesus tells the woman at the well that he has water so that she
will never be thirsty again. This new well of water doesn't need to be
dug out of the soil, but rather, the well springs into our hearts and
lives through the infilling of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is
promised to us on a daily basis, quenching our thirst for God and
empowering us with all that we need for a holy life.
But where are we digging our wells? Many of us are searching for
soul quenching satisfaction in the wrong places. Our wells must be dug
on our knees and in the word. There is no shortcut. There is no easy
well to dig, but there is the promise that if we dig at his well, it
never will run dry.
Lord, thank you for your word this day and for infilling us daily with you. Amen.