Isaiah 12:3-6 "3 With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. 4 In that day you will say: Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. 5 Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."

The word joy means ‘gladness, mirth, pleasure, laughter, and rejoicing’. This joy is only available from “the wells of joy ‘’.

The wells of joy speak of a constant flowing, never-ending source – and that source is Jesus Christ – that has been made available to us through the victory Christ won for us on Calvary’s Cross.

In ancient times, we talk about well, that is where a certain community draws water from. Imagine then, having wells of joy, which means a place filled with so much joy that even when thousands draw from it, it can’t run dry. Where exactly is this place? It is the heart of a man.

A man that is filled with joy exudes happiness and brightness so much so that even when others that are sorrowful come to him, they will tap from joy and also be joyful.

A man can sustain the well of joy as written in Isaiah 12 vs 6 (you have to praise God). As a man begins to praise God, his well of salvation begins to rise, and as it begins to rise, it begins to unlock mysteries and purpose from the well of salvation. How joy comes is when there is a perpetual gladness of the heart that comes from knowing, believing, experiencing, and trusting Jesus. How you sustain the joy is by no other means than Jesus.

As the well of joy keeps rising because of our praise, we must be rest assured that we are dwelling in safety (Psalm 4:8). When this joy keeps rising we will get to a point where we cannot be persuaded by the things of the world again (Romans 8:38). In any situation we find ourselves, we keep praising God, so the well of joy won’t dry up.

What well have you been drinking from?

I’ll leave you to ponder.

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