Isaiah 12:3
With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Have you ever wondered about this scripture?   I was drawn to Isaiah 12 this morning and paused on this scripture a moment.

What is the well of salvation and how do we draw from it?

Jesus told the Samaritan woman while at a natural well, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”  (John 4:13)

There is a spiritual, supernatural type of water that flows …

Ezekiel 47:12
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruitfail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.

There is a well and a river that will not run dry.

John 7:38
Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of livingwater will flow from within them.

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd; “He will lead them to springs of living water.” And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.

If you visualize a well (like the one pictured above), would faith be the bucket that would scoop up that precious living water?   Would it be our faith in action that would reach into the treasures of God to pour out for others to drink?  Obviously we can’t scoop up this water in the natural with a bucket, so what does this look like?

I was just scooping water out of a saturated area in my yard this morning.   When my bucket was full, I had to pour it out before I could gather more water.   I believe it is the same with this beautiful living water.   We don’t build a dam to store up more and more of this water for ourselves.   The “dams” in our lives cause a lot of blockage and inability to receive and pour out.   We want to be an empty vessel — empty of our selfishness and full of a desire to give to others, pray for others, see others prosper in Christ, help others find freedom and deliverance.  A yielded vessel …

The happiest moments in my life are when I have been used by the Lord to touch someone.  Nothing brings greater joy!  Is this the JOY of which Isaiah spoke?   Is it the JOY we realize when we KNOW what we deserve, but YET we have an endless supply of God’s grace?

What do you think?

I pray each of us will find joy when we draw from the wells of our salvation!

God bless you all!