Genesis 26:18-19 And Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father; for the Philistines had stopped them after the death of Abraham: and he called their names after the names by which his father had called them. And Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found there a well of springing water.
There are times in our lives that we may experience a spiritual valley in our walk and suffer in strife and anguish to move out of the rot, at no avail. We are seeking a victory, but it is nowhere in sight.
In this passage, Isaac found springing water after digging up the wells of his father Abraham again. The Hebrew phrase for springing water, “Mayim Chayeem,” literally means “living water.”
Jesus made us a promise in John 7:38: “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
When Jesus refers to the living water, He calls it a river — not a stream — not a trickle, but a constant, steady flow of his Word, his Truth and his Way! This is truly a promise for believers. So what has cut off the flow of living waters in your life that may place you in a spiritual valley with no outlet for fresh water?
Perhaps an un-yielded spirit to the calling of the Lord’s will and purpose for your life can cause the river of living water to dry up or stagnate. Perhaps seeking self-will, instead of God’s will, has placed you in the valley of spiritual death and you have lost your way among the high cliffs and rough terrain.
We must always have a repentant heart when we are out of the will of God. Our relationship with him is never severed; however, it can become almost non existent when we do not yield our will to him. How long will God strive with me, when I refuse to yield unto his authority? I know he loves his own and wants to give us a life overflowing with his living water. God has provided an easy path, but we must seek after his path for our life. Not our desires, or our will, but his will for our life. Call out to the Lord and ask for help to overcome all the obstacles that may hold you away from his best for your life. God is waiting patiently for you to repent, yield and come. Can you hear him calling you?
Maria Watson is pastor of The Sanctuary of Casa Grande.