matt ware: moses - wells in the wilderness
August 02, 2020 | Matt Ware
Everyone goes through wilderness seasons in their lives, but MOSES was a wilderness expert! From 40 years alone in one wilderness to 40 years of leading Israel through another, his story shows us the power of the journey through the wilderness; it shapes us, develops us and forms us into the people God has called us to be. A look at the life of MOSES reveals that the wilderness isn’t something we just endure; it’s something we can embrace!
Wells in the Wilderness
John 7:37-39a (NKJV) Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” 39 By this he meant the Spirit.
John 14:16-17 (ESV) I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth … You know him, for he dwells WITH you and will be IN you.
Numbers 21:16-18 (ESV) And from there they continued to Beer; that is the well of which the Lord said to Moses, “Gather the people together, so that I may give them water.” 17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!—18 the well that the princes made, that the nobles of the people dug.
1. Work on your well
Numbers 21:17 (ESV) Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well!—Sing to it!
2. Sing to your spring
2 Timothy 1:6 (NKJV) stir up the gift of God which is in you.
1 Samuel 30:6 (KJV) David encouraged himself in the Lord.
Psalm 103:1 (ESV) Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! 2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
3. Free up your flow
Genesis 26:1-3 (ESV) Now there was a famine in the land … 2 And the Lord appeared to him and said, “Do not go down to Egypt; dwell in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you.
Genesis 12:18 (NIV) Isaac reopened the wells that had been dug in the time of his father Abraham, which the Philistines had stopped up.
1 John 2:15-16 (ESV) Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
John 4:14 (ESV) whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
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