22 Abandoning that one, Isaac moved on and dug another well. This time there was no dispute over it, so Isaac named the place Rehoboth (which means “open space”), for he said, “At last the Lord has created enough space for us to prosper in this land.” (NLT)
As portals from one world to another, it is only through wells that we have access to the resources of the unseen world under our feet. Similarly, we only have access to the blessings of the kingdom of God through spiritual wells dug by men and women of faith who dig in spite of opposition.
If we dig spiritual wells in our lives, the resources of heaven can become the sustenance of earth.
Allow me to explain what I mean by offering two examples of wells that have made the blessings of heaven available to me throughout the years…
- I did not have access to a relationship with my Heavenly Father until Jesus willingly gave His life as a sacrifice to pay for the wrong I have done. His acts of living a perfect life, dying on a cross in my stead, and raising to life on the third day has created the way for my salvation. Jesus dug a spiritual well that provides me with forgiveness and salvation everyday as He prays for me and advocates for me in heaven.
- I did not have access to the resource of self-discipline until my mom and dad faithfully administered discipline in our home throughout my childhood. Even when they were tired, discouraged, or worn thin, they made sure that all of their children experienced consequences for bad attitudes or behavior. My parents dug a spiritual well that provides me with the discipline I need to be successful in my life.
Here are some of the wells that I am currently digging for those around me today…
- As the head of my home, I dig spiritual wells through prayer, example, administration, and communication that provide my wife and children with the fear of the Lord, the presence of the Lord, a father’s guidance and attention, and the love of a marriage that is prioritized.
- In the same way, I dig spiritual wells as the Lead Pastor of my church that provide the people of our church with a vision for the future, encouragement, hope, and clarity. By God’s grace and direction, I provide my flock with resources from heaven to sustain their ministries on earth.
Have you ever experienced opposition for digging spiritual wells? Don’t give up! Move forward and dig another well. The world desperately needs access to the resources of heaven.
What wells are you digging today?