Genesis 21:15-19 NIV
“When the water in the skin was gone, she put the boy under one of the bushes. Then she went off and sat down about a bowshot away, for she thought, “I cannot watch the boy die.” And as she sat there, she began to sob. God heard the boy crying, and the angel of God called to Hagar from heaven and said to her, “What is the matter, Hagar? Do not be afraid; God has heard the boy crying as he lies there. Lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation.” Then God opened her eyes and she saw a well of water. So she went and filled the skin with water and gave the boy a drink.”
-Well in Hebrew is written as be’er, which is a pit or hole sunk into the earth to such a depth as to reach a supply of water, generally of a cylindrical form, and often walled with stone or bricks to prevent the earth from caving in. A well is a symbol of new life. When Sarah sort to remove Ishmael from her household owing to the fact that he would not share in her son; Isaac’s inheritance and his mocking nature. So she asked Abraham to chase them away. Abraham provided sufficient supplies for Hagar and her son Ishmael, and when they got to the desert of Beersheba, they ran out of water. Hagar could not stand the site of watching her boy die, and put him away under the bushes and cried to the Lord. Often times it is through such instances when we hit rock bottom that the Lord hears us. During the drilling of wells, at the bottom that is where water is found. Hagar and her son were at their lowest, and at the point of death the Lord heard Ishmael’s cry. Sometimes we undergo diverse challenges, be it lack of the essentials, food, shelter and clothing. Lack of school fees and rent. Lack of a sustainable job or income generating activity. Other times it is chronic illnesses that may seem hopeless and deadly, revolving addictions, delays, stress and heartbreaks. These are some of the issues that we face in life, and may seem like we have reached the end of the tunnel. Hagar and his son cried to God for help. David in 2 Samuel 22:7 said, “In my distress I called to the Lord; I called out to my God. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came to his ears.” Let us therefore not tire but keep praying and crying for God’s help, for He is faithful to hear us and answer us due to His unfailing love.
King of glory, honor, power, wisdom and praise, we honor You Almighty God. We thank You for the rains that You have given us. We thank You for Your faithfulness, mercy and love. You are our God and nothing is too hard for You. You are Ebenezer and there is no situation that You cannot change nor difficulty that You cannot transform. We rely on You and call on Your mercy and grace to help us during our time of need. We need You Holy Spirit to heal us and all those who are sick, provide for our every need, break every chain of addiction and delay, open up new opportunities for us and increase us in every sphere, grant us and the entire world the gift of salvation and answer all our prayers and hearts desires. May You renew our minds and refresh us with Your fresh anointing. Lord You have promised to pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground. You will pour out Your Spirit on our offspring, and Your blessing on our descendants. Thank You Jehovah for keeping Your promise and watering our land. Thank You for Your gift of salvation. Thank You for saving us when we were almost giving us hope. Thank You for loving us. We thank You and exult You now and forevermore. Amen
Further reading: 1 Peter 5:7
Exodus 2:15-21 NIV
“When Pharaoh heard of this, he tried to kill Moses, but Moses fled from Pharaoh and went to live in Midian, where he sat down by a well. Now a priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came to draw water and fill the troughs to water their father’s flock. Some shepherds came along and drove them away, but Moses got up and came to their rescue and watered their flock. When the girls returned to Reuel their father, he asked them, “Why have you returned so early today?” They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.” “And where is he?” Reuel asked his daughters. “Why did you leave him? Invite him to have something to eat.” Moses agreed to stay with the man, who gave his daughter Zipporah to Moses in marriage.”
-Moses defended his fellow countryman and killed an Egyptian who confronted him. After he discovered that his actions were known by Pharaoh, he fled to Midian. As he was sited by a well, he met Reuel’s seven daughters. Reuel gave him Zipporah in marriage. This is same narrative with how Isaac got his wife Rebekah. Abraham had sent his eldest servant Eliezer to go and find a wife for Isaac in his father’s country. It is by the well where Rebekah was found, and she gave him water to drink and watered all his ten camels (Genesis 24). It is by the well of water that a virtuous wife is found, in the presence of the Lord.
Jesus we lift Your name high and glorify You. At Your name Jesus, every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus You are Lord to the glory of God the Father. Jesus You are our Great High Priest, You are our King of kings and Lord of lords, and none can compare to You. You are Great and Powerful, and all power and authority belongs to You. May You make a way where there seems to be no way. A good wife comes from You Lord, may You make a way for marriage to all men and women who are waiting on You. May You break all the barriers and obstacles and make it possible for all those who are waiting on You to prosper in marriage. None will lack a mate Jesus Christ but You will perfect all that concerns You. May You cause fruitfulness in every marriage dear Jesus, spiritually, financially, economically, emotionally, biologically, socially and in every sphere. May You make it perfect at Your own time according to Your riches in glory. Amen
Further reading: Isaiah 34:16, Proverbs 31:10-31
Proverbs 5:15 NKJV
“Drink water from your own cistern, And running water from your own well.”
-Solomon divulges the thought of drinking water from one’s own cistern and running water from his well to mean honesty in matrimony. This he proposes as the proper remedy against filthy practices in the marriage union. In Proverbs 23:26-28, he points out that the way of a harlot is a deep pit, and a seductress is a narrow well. She lies in wait for a victim, and increases the unfaithful among men, and therefore proposes one to give their hearts to God and eye observe His ways. The adulterous person causes disgrace, diseases, poverty, and distress in marriages, but the love of God in our hearts for our spouses is the proper antidote against such pleasures. God reminds us that marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral (Hebrew 13:4).
Dear Almighty Father we come before Your throne of mercy and grace today. We bless Your Name and worship You for who You are to us. We lift Your name on high for there is none like You in all the world and universe. Lord You are great and mighty and there is none like You. Oh Lord, may You cleanse us and sanctify us from all sin and impurity by Your precious blood Lord Jesus. We surrender ourselves, our marriages and families unto You. We pray that all marriages with stand the test of time and the family will remain united as one. May You remove the spirit of infidelity and adultery in all marriages. May You sanctify and redeem all marriages by Your precious blood Lord Jesus. May You teach husbands how to love their wives just as Christ loves the church and gave Himself up for her. May You also teach wives to submit and respect their own husbands and be virtuous as according to Your Word. You are truly faithful and in You we live, move and have our being. We thank You for hearing us oh Lord. We pray this believing and trusting in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
Further reading: Haggai 1:5-7
Genesis 26:32-33 NKJV
“It came to pass the same day that Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well which they had dug, and said to him, “We have found water.” So he called it Shebah. Therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day.”
-Isaac took a similar path to his father Abraham. Apart from lying to Abimelek and the Philistines that his wife was his sister, he continued to dig the wells that his father had left and were filled up with soil by the Philistines. Isaac planted crops in the land and he reaped a hundred fold. He began to prosper, and continued to prosper until he became very prosperous. Abimelek requested him to move away for he had become very powerful for them. Wells are instruments that symbolize wealth and prosperity. The one who has the wells has the water, and he who has the water has the power.
Dear Lord Jesus we praise Your name. You are good Lord and Your mercies endures forever. You are loving Jehovah Jireh, Jehovah Nissi, Jehovah Rapha and Jehovah Shalom. This far it is You Lord. Thank You for this far that You have brought us and the far that You are taking us. May You bless the work of our hands and make us fruitful in ever area of our lives. Thank You for the rains that You have showered upon us, may You bless our crops, our livestock, and our water, our work and our businesses. May You teach us to make wealth and enable us to produce fruitfulness, a hundred fold, that we may prosper, continue to prosper and become very prosperous. As You instructed Abraham and his descendants to be fruitful, to multiply and fill the earth, may You make us fruitful in every sphere of our lives. You are our God and You reign in all the heavens and the earth. We enthrone You Lord, for all power, glory, riches, wealth, wisdom and honor belongs to You, now and forever. Amen
Further reading: Deuteronomy 8:18, Joel 2:23
John 4:5-10 NKJV
“So He came to a city of Samaria which is called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied from His journey, sat thus by the well. It was about the sixth hour. A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
-Jesus interacted with the Samaritan woman which seem unusual to her due to their differences in origin and cultural background. At the well of water is where all converge to be refreshed and quench their thirst, both the young and the old, the rich and the poor, the educated and uneducated, both Jews and Greek. As Jesus pointed out to the Samaritan woman, He is the source of the living water and when we believe in Him, rivers of living water flow within us and they never run dry.
Well in Hebrew is written as ‘beer’ or ‘ain which is a deep cylindrical shaft, bore far under the rocky surface which contains water that percolates through the strata. Isaac’s servants dug a well and found water, and he named it Beersheba which is its name to date (Genesis 26:32-33). The well is a symbol of prosperity and productivity for man, his livestock and crops. When Hagar was ejected from Abraham’s house, she walked with her son Ishmael through the desert and ran out of water. They became so desperate and at the point of death, the Lord heard her sons prayer and He showed her a well at Beersheba (Genesis 21:15-19). While drilling of wells, it is at the rock bottom where water is found. Sometimes when we have tried all solutions of deliverance it is when we submit to God, and He hears us and delivers us. It is at the well in Midian where Moses found his wife Zipporah. Isaac’s wife Rebecca, was also found at the well in Canaan. It is at the well where a virtuous woman is found, in the presence of God. Jesus invites all people from different backgrounds, orientation and races to come to Him and believe in Him, and He will give us the living water that is never quenched.
Abba Father You are our God, we thank You for loving us and giving us peace. We call for Your peace in our nation that transcends all human understanding. May You protect all Your people and cover us with Your precious blood. May You sprinkle Your precious blood upon us and hide us within Yourself so that no evil plan will prevail against us. May You grant all nations Your peace dear Jesus and walk with us every area of our lives. We look to You Jesus and believe in You, may You fill us and all Your people with Your Holy Spirit. May Your grace and favor abound in us dear Jesus. May You bless us and keep us. May You make Your face to shine towards us and be gracious unto us. May You turn Your countenance towards us and give us peace. Amen
Further reading: Song of Solomon 4:15, John 4:14