Is there a well in your life that needs to be unblocked, rediscovered, cleaned out and refreshed?
This was one of the questions our Pastor asked us recently. It was prompted by a testimony of a friend who had re-discovered a well of worship in their life which had been blocked for many years.
We were challenged recently whether there was fresh water in our wells or whether stones and blockages were stopping us giving out fresh water to others. The last thing you want when someone needs you is to throw your bucket down the well and there is nothing to draw on. Our well is dry.
The only true living water comes from Jesus. He is the water that we need to avail ourselves of and give to others. We are a channel of that refreshing and life giving water. If we are not filled and overflowing then we will struggle to give as abundantly as the Lord wants.
Let us not forsake the well of living water. May any blockages be removed by the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, And hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
Wellspring means an abundant source and continual supply. A never ending supply. Jesus is the wellspring of life in all its fullness. He is the never ending supply for all our needs. I believe this is something the Lord really wants us to grasp hold of today.
When we do then we will have the confidence to draw on that wellspring not only for ourselves but also to share with others. We have to draw on Jesus- the wellspring of life. If we try and draw from anything else or our own resources then we will not be able to do it. The well will run dry.
Jesus met the Samaritan women at the well and asked her to give him a drink. He then went on to say:
Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
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Those blockages can be partial or full, but need attention. It’s worth some investigation to see why
Years ago we lived in two different houses that had bad drainage issues (bear with me a bit here)
One was due to an illegal extension that had crushed the soil pile (toilet water in basic terms) to half its original size, hence the repeated blockages
The next house had regular blockages because the builders – 65 years earlier – had ignored the original plans, and did their own thing with drainage pipes for the toilet water, which meant there was almost no drop in height for the waste pipe. They didn’t follow the route they were supposed to, but chose the easy option and just linked it up with another drain
In both houses we investigated the problem to find the reason why we had such frequent issues with blocked drains.
Both houses were rented, and were never fixed. But, knowing why we had an issue, helped us understand the problem and deal with it a little more efficiently.
When we feel there is a blockage between us and God, we need to deal with it. But, we also need to check it isn’t gonna happen again, through a little investigation
Hope this makes sense!! It’s what came to mind when I read this excellent post about the wellslring of life.
And perhaps reveals something of how my mind works
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Yes I get that Andy. Understanding why there is a blockage is important. As you say we don’t want to have repeated blockages because the source/root is not dealt with or fixed.
Glad you got it…I wasn’t so sure when I was typing that, but felt it was for something somebody needed to read
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