RE-DIGGING THE WELLS
Minister: Pastor Sam Okodoa
Text: Genesis 261-6, 12-22
This is our month of breakthrough and the Lord intends for us to break forth on every side. The breakthrough can only be achieved if we work hand in hand with the Lord Almighty. A lot of times, we tend to make plans and conclude before we consult God who knows the end from the beginning.
In Genesis 26 we see that a famine occurred in the land Isaac was residing and relocation seemed to be the next best option as a lot of us would think of doing first before we consult God. Isaac was in a situation that he had to begin to make plans as the head of his home but God specifically asked him to remain in the land as a foreigner with promises to be with him and bless him. The situation around Isaac was enough to discourage him and make him wonder if any good was going to come out of staying in the land of Gerar. It must have taken a lot to trust that God was going to keep him the land that was not his. Isaac did the first most important thing, he obeyed God. The Bible says that Isaac settled in the land of Gerar, meaning he was ready to occupy with no plans of moving away.
Isaac sowed in the land of Gerar as instructed by the Lord and he did reap a hundred times what he had sown. The Lord kept His promise to bless him in the land he stayed in. The Bible did not say that the famine had ended when Isaac began to prosper but that Isaac prospered in spite of the famine. This goes to show that the blessing of God is not in the location but the person He chooses to bless. Our Lord Almighty is never limited by what we His children are limited by for nothing is impossible for our God. Ephesians 13 says that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavens in Christ. Once a person becomes born again, the person begins to have the life of God. The life of God within allows access to the spiritual blessing we have in Christ. Activating the blessing of God requires responsibility on our part as Christians because whatever we have can only be sustained by the presence of God.
God took Isaac took a process even after He had blessed him. Isaac had increased and needed to sustain his increase. The flow of water in the land was needed for every member of his team – his servants and flocks. The access to water was through the wells. Isaac had wells around him but those who envied him would not let him gain access. He had to keep moving from one to another. This shows that faith without patience would not bring about results. He kept moving away so that he would not strife with men. Therefore, God made room for him on every side to be fruitful and he finally got to a well where there was no contention.
As believers today we can also have access to the water from the well
- Through the study of God’s word
- Through prayers
- Refreshing fellowship
All these we need to be engaged in so that our wells do not go dry. Therefore, we should not let the devil choke our time. Let’s start re-digging our wells in His presence.