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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dig Another Well

In this past, I have written post called Sunday Singings, in honor of my Grandmother who sang at Singings.  This morning's sermon reminded me of this song and I had to run home to post.  Now I  am giving a warning...it is extremely country, so if you aren't a country singer type, just listen through or read the words.

The sermon this morning encouraged us to dig into the Word of God and dig a deep well.  He encouraged us  to dig that deep well when life was easier.  He used the example of a man digging a water well when he wasn't thirsty in comparison to one who dug in order to find water to survive.  The one who was digging during the crisis might not survive before he found the water.

Many times we run to the Word during a crisis to find an answer, when we really needed to have dug  deep well, in the Word of God, earlier so that the answers came to our minds and hearts................the written Word of God.

Enjoy the tune I picked out today and hey, I am going to go pick up a shovel and dig deeper.  In today's society I don't think I can ever dig deep enough in His Word.







(Don Schlitz - Paul Overstreet)

Well Ike had a blessing from the Lord up above
He gave him a beautiful woman to love
A place to live and some land to farm
Two good legs and two good arms
.
Well the devil came sneakinG around one night
Decided he would do a little evil to Ike
Figured he would hit old Ike where it hurts
so he filled up all of Ike's wells with dirt
.
And when Ike went out for his morning drink
He got a dipper full of dirt and his heart did sink
But he knew it was the devil so he said with a grin
God blessed me once and he can do it again.
He blessed me once and he can do it again.

So when the rains don't fall and the crops all fail
And the cows ain't puttin' any milk in the pail
Don't sit around waitin' for a check in the mail
Just pick up the shovel and dig another well.
Pick up the shovel and dig another well.

Now me and old Ike got a lot in common
The Lord blessed me with a beautiful woman
He gave me a job he gave me a home
He gave me a well to call my own.

Now when I go out for my morning drink
And get a dipper full of dirt my heart does sink
But I think of old Ike and I have to grin
Cause God blessed me once and he can do it again.
He blessed me once and he can do it again.

When the rains don't fall and the crops all fail...
And the cows ain't puttin' any milk in the pail
Don't sit around waitin' for a check in the mail
Just pick up the shovel and dig another well.
Pick up the shovel and dig another well.

--- Instrumental ---

Well, the good book says Ike finally won
(Pick up the shovel dig another well)
The devil got tired and he left him alone
(Pick up the shovel dig another well)
All I know someday I'm gonna win too
(Pick up the shovel dig another well)
'Cause the good book tells me what to do
(Pick up the shovel dig another well)
Pick up the shovel and dig another well.

Pick up the shovel and dig another well.
Pick up the shovel and dig another well..

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12 Joining in with more words:

Sue said...

I can't imagine anyone not liking country, you know this country girl loves anything country!~smile~

You are so right Janette, we do seem to wait until everything has fallen before we go to God's word. I learned the hard way, so many years ago I began to hide His word in my heart, many times things were so bad that I didn't have the strength to even pick up God's word, but because of digging and hiding it in my heart I was able to reach up and grab hold. I have found that in recent times, because of life's business I have begun to let my well go dry, thanks for the reminder today, now dear Friend, I am picking up my shovel and will begin to dig with you. A very welcomed word for me today!

Hope all is well with you please tell Master Benjamin I think of him often, especially when I see Nature scurrying around , such as yesterday when I say this harmless black snake scurry about the flower garden.Give give him a big hug from me!
I apologize for my absences this summer, it has been so busy with many changes around here, for now things are settling down and I am so thankful for that!
Much love,
Sue
p.s. enjoyed the song!

Rebecca said...

I'm going for my shovel,Janette! Seems there's no end to the challenges...but I like the visual of digging another well. Soooooooooo, here I go!



Sandy said...

This is a good word for everyone, I think. The song is also a good choice. You don't have to tell me to get my shovel...I keep it with me at all times...digging and going deeper and deeper. :O)
Hugs and Blessings!

Pom Pom said...

Great song! Great words!

Lea said...

I need to get to digging too! What truth and just what I needed to top off this Sabbath Day. Thanks! Happy new week to you!

Christine said...

I'm laughing but nodding my head!
Love this!!!
"Don't sit around waitin' for a check in the mail. Just pick up the shovel and dig another well."

This will stick in my brain!

Debbie said...

Well I can tell you for sure that I LOVE country music. This is a great song. And oh so true isn't it? How many times I have had to rely on deposits in my well account that I made during better times. And how many times did I need what wasn't there because I hadn't been doing much digging. This was a great reminder to us all, and I for one needed it. NEVER want to let that well go dry!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm digging with you, girl! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Sharon said...

Wonderful post, Janette. And, I'm picking up my shovel, too. Digging in the Word for all the gold nuggets of Truth that God has placed there. When our wells are dug deep, we are never without the Living Water that sustains us when we are thirsty!

GOD BLESS!

Maryann said...

Good stuff Janette and a truer word could've been written. The time to dig that well is when times are easier, you don't often have the strength when you are parched and weary. I need to dig deeper

Debbie said...

I didn't realize that you had posted this until this morning. I'm not used to you posting on Sundays, I guess.

I love this in about a hundred different ways. I just listened to the song, and for once in my life I hope that I get an ear worm stuck in my head with it.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Oh my, a new favorite. THANK YOU!
xoxoxoxo
Leslie

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