So let jump back in … We were with Isaac, who was digging wells. By now you know that Isaac finally found a place to settle, and it was a spacious place. It was at the third well. The Lord created space for Isaac to be fruitful and prosper. Ahhhhh, and life is good!
So that concludes the first point on how to deal with circumstances that seem unchangeable in life. But I haven’t forgotten about point number two. What happens when … Where you are … Is … Where you are? There’s no moving around, at least not for now. What do we do?
We Dig … and
We Dig … Deep
In reality, that was Isaac’s first plan. He was only going to dig that deep well….one time. But look what he found. He found a well of running water. He found what he was looking for in the very first place that he dug. Isaac really didn’t need to go any further. He found what he was looking for in the first well. But he gave it away and moved on. I’m not sure, but Isaac had to be a little bit on the generous side to do this. Not just once, but twice, he gave up the well and gave up the water. I’ve just imagined in my mind Isaac saying … “Let them have it…I will dig again, and dig deeper, there’s more water out there.” And he would have been right. And he was right. There was plenty of water to be found. Although no one bothered to dig it out before Isaac got there. But I digress…that’s another story.
I can’t think of a better story line … There are so many times when life happens to us, around us, through us, and in us. And we look for the answers to some of the most complicated situations. So we dig …. Or we can dig deeper.
But in looking at these two options, I pray that either way….
You find water.
And I pray you find so much water…that you keep digging.
And the deeper you dig, the more generous you become.
And the more generous you become, the more people are drawn to your wells.
And your generosity to give away running water … lead you to spacious, fruitful places
Because you have something that they need, and don’t have…
You have water…
John 7:38 “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water’.”
Oh, just in case you didn’t pick up on who the main characters were in this story …
The Well …
The Water …
Is the Holy Spirit.
He’s alive …
Running deep inside of you.
Grab your shovel.