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Abraham's Well, Beer-Sheba

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      I was reading in Genesis 26 17 -35 where GOD had instructed Isaac to not go into Egypt but to stay in Gerar and he would be Blessed!!! Now having an issue with Abimelech forced Isaac to move further from Gerar into a valley nearby and re-dig the wells in which his father Abraham had dug. This was important because Isaac had quite a following of man and livestock and needed the Water in order to survive. The Philistines hounded Issac and his following untill they finally settled at a place which he named Rehoboth , for there was plenty of room , and there he and his family thrived untill they moved on to another place in which he named Shebah , due to an oath that was made there between Isaac and the Philistines. GOD had indeed rewarded Isaac for being obedient and had Blessed him abundantly. GOD is Good!!!

   When we pray to GOD , I know for myself , that oftentimes we are looking for answers which we will be comfortable with. GOD’S ways are not are ways however and we need to be obedient in adhering to HIS word!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

     As we go through this life we will face many changes during which we will have an Encounter  with GOD.  Like Isaac we need to build an altar and pitch our tents. We need to pray and sacrifice and be willing to dig our Wells deeper . Our prayer life is vital in our relationship with HIS Holy Spirit. Spending time at the Well will nourish us and Bless us and those around us. We do not need to conform to this world ,{Egypt} , we need to know that a promise from GOD is sufficiant and that our obediance to the covenant which HE has made with us will always leave us with more than enough of HIS Living Waters!!! Amen!!!

   “She is my sister ..” What was he thinking???

   Headed to the Well!!!

 I Love you!!!!!!! Mark

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Falling Water Creek in early spring

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                I was reading in 1 Chronicles 11 15-19 where David , King of Israel , and his country were at war with the Philistines who were encamped at Bethlehem.  Verse 17 states ” David longed for Water and said ;” Oh that someone would get me Water from the Well near the gate of Bethlehem.” Three of his mighty warriors broke through enemy lines and drew Water from the Well and carried it back to David. Now the King refused to drink it due to the risk involved to obtain the Water, however , David did pour it out as a libation unto GOD. Glory to GOD!!!

      Now David had Water , yet , he also had an emotional need which could only be met with the Water from the Well at Bethlehem. It was the water from his childhood [1 Samuel 16:1] and his soul needed a familiar Spirit!!! Thank you JESUS!!!

       Oftentimes Life has us all caught up in the present without much time to look past our wants to a point where in which we can see our needs. We live in a busy society , however , like David , every now and then events in Life will bring us to a desire from our past  which will render us dependent upon our ability to see our most important need. HIS Living Water , HIS Holy Spirit!!! We just need to surround ourselves with like-minded warriors!!! Amen!!!

    Getting thirsty!!!

  I love you!!!!!!! Mark

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