This week, my Bible study covered Genesis chapter 26. There is a great deal of discussion about water wells in this chapter. In verse 15, we read, “So all the wells that his father’s servants had dug in the time of his father Abraham, the Philistines stopped up, filling them with earth.” From this one verse, we got into a great discussion regarding the issue with the stopped-up water wells. We know in those days and still today, having clean, fresh water is essential.

As I pondered on the problems associated with a plugged-up well, it became clear how plugged-up our own lives can become. When water does not flow properly, life is more difficult. The same is true for the spiritual water that we receive from Christ. He told us in John 4:14, “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” Also, John 7:38, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.” For us as believers, we must have this daily, spiritual water.

What happens then when our spiritual water stops flowing and the better question is, what causes our spiritual wells to become stopped up or dry?

  1. C O M M U N I C A T I O N  – When we lack personal communication with God, we lose that all-important flow of His wonderful attributes. It’s there for us, but we must take the time to reach to Him with intention. I can tell you from my own life, that when I am in sync with the Almighty, am steeped in His Word, and seeking Him out, my spiritual well is full. I experience a peace that can only come directly from Him.
  2. B I B L E  S T U D Y – Getting into the Word of God is truly one of the best ways to keep your well unplugged and your spiritual water flowing freely. Each time I take time to study His Word in-depth, He amazes me with a new truth! No matter how long I have studied the Bible, He continues to show me new and exciting lessons. This is why the Bible is considered to be “living”.
  3. W O R S H I P – Worship means different things to people. To worship our King of Kings for you may consist of singing in church. Or perhaps, a walk on the beach or anywhere in nature is where you feel compelled to worship our Creator. The important aspect is to take time to worship Him. Worship brings joy to us and God! He delights when we worship with Him, giving Him thanks for all that He does for us. If your well is feeling dry, it might be time to stop and worship the Almighty!
  4. P R A Y E R – Of course, prayer is a way to communicate with God. However, making the time for alone time with God to allow Him to speak to us means taking time out of your day to be alone with Him. Prayer time doesn’t have to follow any sort of guidelines, it just means pausing for Him to talk to us. When our lives are too busy and noisy, it is hard to hear Him. He desires to spend this quiet time with us. He will fill your spiritual well when you take the time to go to him in deep prayer.

Make some time to prioritize your time with God. When you do, you will be filled from top to bottom with the sweetest, spiritual water that will sustain you through the storms in life. He is there, waiting for you with open arms. RUN to Him and allow yourself to be immersed in His spiritual flow. Blessings.