The main thing that Isaac, whose name means laughter, did was re-dig the wells that his father, Abraham, had dug, and which his enemies had blocked out of envy, spite, insecurity, and orneriness.
And once the wells were unblocked, he could settle down, and there was prosperity.
I have blocked wells in my life—I am working on a book which I have long longed to write. Other writing projects are on hold until this one is completed.
And I need to regain my habit of reading, which used to be the great joy of my life, and find slots of time to do so. I need to start gardening again.
The ancient wells, which gave us joy and life are perhaps clues as to the work we are meant to do in the world.
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Isaac re-dug the wells. Three times. It takes effort, energy and persistence.
Apparently, it’s something one must do oneself. (God won’t send an angel to dig the wells for you).
And I have come to a spacious place in my life in terms of time, health and peace to redig the ancient wells.
But, Lord, I pray for strength and soft soil that the flowing artesian well within me might burst forth into beauty.
What are the blocked wells in your life which might need to be re-dug?