Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., ...
Leon Hiebert was pastor of Andover Assembly of God (Generations Church A/G) from 1989 to 2009. He is a Viet Nam veteran who spent 10 years in the US Navy most of the time as a corpsman serving with the Marine Corps. A native of Belleville, Kan., Hiebert is semi retired and lives in Andover with his wife, Sharon. He is a school bus driver for USD 385, Andover, Kansas.
Scripture: Genesis 26:32 NIV That day Isaac’s servants came and told him about the well they had dug. They said, "We’ve found water!"
Observation: The sheep must be led to where the water is, the servant should be able to "find" water, digging if necessary. The sheep are led to where the water is, the servants can bring water to where the sheep are. Sheep drink from the surface, servants can dig below the surface. Sheep drink from the water on top, servants drink water from rivers that flow much deeper.
The sheep must be maintained in circumstances where water is available. The servant has the power to change circumstances. The servant can bring water to dry places! The servant can do more than just live off his circumstances, he can change them. It takes work. One has to dig to find water. But if one is willing to do the digging, many generations to come can be blessed!
Application: One of the first scripture passages I learned was Psalm 23: “The Lord is my shepherd…” I learned that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. As a lamb/sheep in His flock I learned to trust him. However as I grew and matured in my Christian life, I learned to be a servant. I am learning to serve Him. As a servant I am growing so He can trust me. As a servant I am to be useful.
Prayer: Lord, may I be a useful servant! Amen
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