JULY PROPHETIC WORD: DIG
Ahhh . . . This word makes me excited! SO many things immediately come to mind!
When I hear “dig,” I begin to think of wells and dirt and gardening.
I think of taking a look deep within and acknowledging both the amazing things found inside of us, as well as recognizing ways we can become better versions of ourselves by His grace.
I think of how we can find courage and strength within that we may not have known we possessed – especially in the face of challenging situations.
I think of stubbornly digging our heels in, which can be an asset (perseverance) or a hindrance (willfulness).
It also makes me think of a runner digging their heels into a starting block, getting their best footing for bursting forward with tremendous speed.
I sense His longing to dig deep wells within us this month.
Wells were a BIG deal throughout the Bible, but perhaps one of the most beautiful stories captured in scripture was the story of Jesus meeting a Samaritan woman at the well. I love how in The Passion Translation, this story in John 4:1-30 is titled “The Thirsty Savior.” He may have asked her for a drink, but He wasn’t asking her for water. Water wouldn’t satisfy the thirst within Him – only SHE would. When I read Brian Simmon’s note on verses 4-6 earlier this year, I was utterly undone.
“The ‘water’ Jesus wanted was the refreshing, satisfying pleasure of her devotion. He says to each one of us, ‘Nothing satisfies me except you.’ When the sinner drank of the Savior and the Savior drank of the sinner, both were satisfied. Neither ate or drank, but each satisfied the other.”
Dig deep in His presence. Be the well He drinks from and let His living water be the spring within you. You’ll be satisfied in ways you’ve never known before, and it will be more than enough for you.
Who knows? Just like Fontina, you might not be able to help yourself and will tell others your own “meeting a Man at the well” story of how He LOVED you no matter what He knew about you! (vs. 29) Meetings at the well ignite revival fire and you could be the spark!
Whether digging wells or gardens, the type of soil you’re digging into determines how easy or hard the job will be. The truth is even challenging soil can be improved and conditioned so it provides the best environment for seeds to take root and grow. We’re never without hope! This month, there’s an invitation to let the Lord to dig deep within us, allow Him to get rid of the stony places in our hearts, and prepare our soil for all He wants to plant within us knowing He’s already anticipating a GREAT harvest!
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you…” (Ezekiel 36:26-27a, NKJV)
What comes to your mind when you hear the word “dig”? It’s likely an indication of the ways in which the Lord wants to work this word in and through you this month. This is a very personalized word that’s an invitation to each of us for further conversation with Him.
Dig in, my friend! Dig in!
Living for Him,
Andrea & Brian
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