January 9th, 1960                                                       "Digging wells"                                                  Late Mr. N. Daniel

Psalm 63: 1 & 2

"O God, thou are my God: early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is: To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary." The Psalmist is crying for water. He is thirsty to see God’s power and glory. Isaac began to dig wells wherever he went. The Philistines would either steal them or stop them. It is not easy to dig a well in a dry land. Our souls are thirsty and we are digging wells. Our own relatives though called Christians are those who stop the wells we dig. What is stealing a well? Our prayer life can be directed in a wrong channel. That means our well is stolen. Isaac had a father who entered into a covenant with God. A man who is in a covenant with God is one who has a continuous supply of water from a hidden source. Isaac had a wife from a heathen home. Her faith was not up to the mark. But Isaac could pull her up in faith and they could live together. It is by faith they had children. The people around them saw the blessing of having had children. The people around them saw the blessing of God in their lives. Though people stopped the wells, they kept on digging. Both in churches and homes people are stopping wells that spring from a covenanted life. People do not want a real prayer life. The Philistines envied Isaac and stopped his wells. You must dig wells for the water of life. As long as your prayer life is maintained, your life will be ever-green. Psalm 52:8, "But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: "God’s children wait upon God. God has certain things to tell us. As we continue in prayer our faith is increased. As our faith is increased, new revelations come to us. As we obey the revelations we are strengthened.

We are digging wells in desert lands. Abimelech did not like Isaac but he saw how greatly he was blessed. Isaac made a covenant with God. Isaac had offered no resistance to the discipline his father had imposed on him. He was now a disciplined man. As you yield to the Word of God and dig deep, you will find fountains.

God is seeking for an opportunity to reaffirm the covenant He entered into with you at your conversion. As you dig deep, you will strike a perennial supply of water. Abraham obeyed God’s voice. God did not forget the covenant he entered with Abraham. There are men who lived in a very dry land, but who entered into a covenant with God and changed the world around them.