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Daily Devotional
June 23
 
And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.
2 Kings 3:16
 
In this dry and desert area, the word of the Lord was for the Israelites and Edomites to dig ditches. Only God could give the water, but it was up to them to trench the ground. This is such an important principle. You’ve got to dig the ditches in the dry times, in the hard times. You’ve got to daily dig the ditches and the Lord will fill them with water in His time. You might feel like your morning devotions are a rut, as dry as a desert. Dig the ditch anyway. And in the morning, in the Lord’s timing, He will fill it with water.

It is a principle of God that is irrevocable and absolute. God will fill the ditch - but you must dig it. If the Israelites had only scratched the ground, that’s all the water they would have received. The more you dig, the more you’ll get. Sometimes it’s just plain hard work - but whether it’s Bible study, ministry, or prayer - you’ve got to dig the ditch first. Then the Lord will fill it in due time. May God help us to be those who dig in and prepare for mighty miracles.
 
This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.  If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store