PRIME THAT PUMP
John 4:14 but 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.”
I grew up playing golf at a golf course in central New Jersey called Bamm Hollow. I believe it was on the tee box of the third hole that I learned about priming a pump. There was a well for the golfers to drink from located there. The first time I was there I couldn’t get any water to come out of the well. That’s where I learned about priming the pump. You had to pour some water down into the pump to get the water started. Without priming the pump it would seem like a dried up well. With that being said, maybe your “well” is not dry after all, maybe your pump just needs to be primed. Here is a lesson about priming the spiritual pump from Charles Spurgeon.
“You could not have cheered him: but the Lord has done it; He is the God of all comfort. There is no balm in Gilead, but there is balm in God. There is no physician among the creatures, but the Creator is Jehovah-rophi. It is marvellous how one sweet word of God will make whole songs for Christians. One word of God is like a piece of gold, and the Christian is the gold beater, and can hammer that promise out for whole weeks. So, then, poor Christian, thou needest not sit down in despair. Go to the Comforter, and ask him to give thee consolation. Thou art a poor dry well. You have heard it said, that when a pump is dry, you must pour water down it first of all, and then you will get water, and so, Christian, when thou art dry, go to God, ask him to shed abroad his joy in thy heart, and then thy joy shall be full. Do not go to earthly acquaintances, for you will find them Job’s comforters after all; but go first and foremost to thy God, that comforteth those that are cast down, and you will soon say, In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.”
How long has it been since you have had a cool drink from your spiritual well? If the water is not flowing maybe your pump just needs to be primed. How is this done? One way is to encourage yourself in The Lord through scripture meditation. Search the scriptures, find one that is speaking to you, then ponder it until the sweet water begins to flow. Another way is to spend extra time in worship. Worship The Lord from your heart and the sweet water from the inner well will begin to flow. If all else fails, there is the faithful heavenly language. Pray and worship in the Spirit, before long that sweet Living Water will be bubbling up from that inner stream in your belly. Go ahead, PRIME THAT PUMP!!!