A well was originally designed as a source of obtaining water, or as Merriam-Webster dictionary put it, “a deep hole made in the ground through which water, gas, oil or brine can be removed”. Digging a well can be a really tedious job, u get all muddy and dirty. Sometimes you get tired, but the thought of getting cool refreshing water at the end of the toil seems worth it, right?

In Genesis 16:14, Hagar called the LORD “a God who sees” after He miraculously provided water for her and Ishmael through a well. She called the well “Beer-Lahai-Roi” which translated from Hebrew means “The well of the Living One who sees me”, the well being a reference point to where God had revealed Himself to her.

Interesting as it sounds, we all have “wells” in our lives waiting to be dug and kept flowing. While some work on their wells and the waters of wonder spring forth from their lives, others have filled up theirs with the cares and dirt of life, the things of little importance that have blocked the flow of living waters from their lives. That well is YOUR SECRET PLACE OF PRAYER.

Ps 91:1 made us understand “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadows of the Almighty”. The secret place is not a specific location, it is that QUIET TIME you spend alone with God. And constant time spent in the secret place is like digging a well. It gets muddy, school schedules and programs pop up, the dirt and cares of life all come in and try to stop up your well, but the knowledge of getting refreshed in the presence of the Most High keeps you going till you get that living water, that Word that is so crucial, that encouragement or instruction or comfort that you so desperately desire. And where better to look than the secret place?

I encourage someone out there: don’t let the things around you stop up your “Beer-Lahai-Roi”. Keep digging it, keep hungering for God, keep getting refreshed. Till I come your way again, I always remain,

Efunnuga Henrietta Adedayo


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