As a child, my family would spend about six weeks every other summer at my grandparents’ house. They lived in a very small village in Kerala, India. I remember playing with rocks, trying to kill larger than life spiders, bumpy car rides and drinking Tang made with water from our own well. I would watch my mom draw water from the well, boil the water, cool it, then add Tang to the water. Such a process….I savored every sip!
Drawing water from the well wasn’t as easy as it looked. A pail filled with water is heavy and bringing it up required quite a bit of arm strength and effort.
There is a line in Matt Maher’s song below which states, “You (Jesus) are the well, the one I’m drawing from.”
Drawing from Christ’s well also takes effort on our part. It is not easy. We must be intentional. If we are not, it won’t happen.
This past Sunday, Pastor Ryan Leak continued the series about going deep with God. He said, “You can’t keep squeezing God into a messy schedule and expect to go deep.”
Pastor Ryan suggested creating a “To don’t, To do list.” Decide what you can give up. Are there things in your schedule you don’t have to do? If so, say no to it so you can say yes to God.
Schedule a date with Him. Just you and God, hanging out. A time where you read His Word, speak to Him in prayer and allow Him to speak to You.
God’s well is deep, but what we gain is far more refreshing than that glass of Tang I would have on those hot Indian summer days. Let’s take the time to draw it out and drink from it.
John 4:14 Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.