So he built an altar there and called upon the name of the LORD and pitched his tent there. And there Isaac’s servants dug a well. Genesis 26:25 ESL
To relocate after 20 years here in West Cobb County to a new location 60 miles to the north is a logistical challenge for sure. But in fact from my point of view it is possibly the most spiritual event of my life. My old truck does not have a radio so making the hour long trip now very often has become a time of prayer and worship for me. Starting from a thick forest we now have a site ready for a manufactured home and it will be coming soon. There is a huge reserve of firewood to cut, split and stack and this is both back breaking but yet satisfying to see how much you can accomplish with your own two hands.
But today we are ready for a critical part of our move to Gilmer County. Water is essential to life. We cannot live on the property without it. I have been waiting several days to get "servants" who know how to "dig" a well on the property. They came yesterday with the equipment and today will begin the process of installation of a modern well. I am praying the Lord blesses us with good water.
Isaac was blessed at Beersheba with a good life. He talked with all the people there and they immediately knew that the Lord was blessing him and that Isaac walked with the Lord. More important than the water, more important than a new home, is the glory of God from all that I do. I pray that I can be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ with every move of life.
While finding water in the ground is important today, I pray that I am faithful to let the Living Water flow from me as I work and move among the workers, the neighbors and people who the Lord brings into my life in Gilmer County.
That same day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well that they had dug and said to him, “We have found water.” 33He called it Shibah;e therefore the name of the city is Beersheba to this day. Genesis 26:32 ESL
This is one big well drilling rig. I love what it says on the side... "Git er Dug."