Isaac dug again the wells of water, which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called their names after the names his father had called them.
Genesis 26:18 (MEV)
Like Isaac, every individual must find for himself or herself the source of spiritual vitality. Philistines who would deprive us and hinder us from finding the wells of salvation are still among us. The Philistines are still trying stop up our wells by filling them with earth” (Gen. 26:15). There are many aspects to breakthrough, but the beginning is where we open up our spirit. Removing spiritual blockages are central to the progress of the flow of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Thankfully God has created a simple way and method to bypass the complexity of reasoning to see this accomplished. Through lives of prayer and fasting, especially in the context of communion with God, we can accelerate the process of breakthrough in our lives.
The enemy is always trying to clog our wells, to cause stagnancy where there should be a ceaseless flow and hinder us from experiencing God’s glory on a regular basis. The enemy wants to keep things in spurts rather than have us experience that rushing river of His glory.
When we see that our lives needs a clean out, then we can approach God with this understanding, using prayer and other spiritual disciplines as tools to open up the channels of our hearts. One of such disciplines is called fasting and the reason fasting is called fasting is because it gets things done faster. These disciplines are not for the sake of religious exercise, to see who can look the most spiritual or for how long you can go without food. It is for spiritual breakthrough in our lives and for others.
My declaration and confession: “Today I declare that I will un-clog the wells of my life so that the channels of my Spirit can be receptive to The Father. I declare a ceaseless flow of the supernatural in and through my life”.
Ignite thought: It’s time to re-dig the wells!