Several months ago, a partner sent a donation to the ministry with a note saying God told her to, “prime the pump.”
I really didn’t know exactly what it meant, therefore I looked up a simple definition of the phrase. Here is what I found.
Prime the pump – stimulate or support the growth or success of something by supplying it with money.
That definition seemed to apply to me at the time because I was facing a financial challenge. Therefore, I did what this word said; I sowed a seed, thereby priming the pump, so to speak.
2 Cor. 9:10 says, “Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness.” Multiplication was exactly what I needed therefore I sowed toward the financial need, hereby, priming the pump.
Just a few days later, a much-loved partner sent me gift and a note with the same exact words, she said, “I felt led to prime the pump.” Hmmm. There were those words again.
To prime the pump, I have found, can mean many things. Naturally speaking, if a well is no longer pumping water, it is dry or has lost pressure. We must do something to get it to have enough pressure to once again, pump water. The remedy most often used is to pour water in the well until it freely flows water once again.
Spiritually speaking, it can mean we need to sow a seed toward a need and expect God to honor His Word and multiply the seed sown.
I grabbed hold of this word God had spoken and confirmed, but I was not the only one. Kelita also grabbed hold of this word. She decided to apply it toward debt freedom. She purposed in her heart to pay off her vehicle this year – which was several thousand dollars and seemed impossible. Yet, we know, all things are possible with God!
Kelita began “priming the pump” with each seed she sowed. Over and over again, she would sow a seed, declaring she was priming the pump. Consequently, over and over again, unexpected monies came into her hands which she paid toward her vehicle. It didn’t matter if it was $3 or $300 – it went toward her vehicle. She started this process at the very end of January, 2022. By mid-August, her vehicle was paid in full. Glory be to God!!!
God gave us this word through someone else – we grabbed on to it and applied it. We watched it produce what it was sent to produce. It was wonderful to watch. What God did for Kelita; He will do for you.
Is there is an area in your life that you are believing God for, maybe healing, financial security, restoration of family or even peace of mind? Does it feel like your well has become dry in that area? Perhaps it feels like the answer to that issue is being delayed or maybe you feel it will never be fulfilled. If that is you, know this; God is faithful. Perhaps you simply need to prime the pump.
If it is a financial issue, seek God and ask if He wants you to sow a seed. Also, look up scriptures concerning the promises of God for finances. Begin to declare them over your life. Declare them daily until they become a part of you. Until they freely flow out of your mouth.
If it is a health issue, search the Word of God for scriptures and promises pertaining to healing and wholeness. Declare them over yourself and your family daily. Receive all Jesus paid for at the cross.
Today, perhaps God is prompting you to prime the pump….in whatever ever area it needs priming. Perhaps it is pouring the Word of God into your heart until only the Word flows forth with such pressure it removes everything standing in your path.
John 7:38 says, “He who believes in Me [who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me] as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow [continuously] springs and rivers of living water.” (Amp.)
Prime your pump today and let His living water flow continuously through you – to the very point of breakthrough. God’s Word is true whether it is financial, physical, or spiritual – whatever it is, prime the pump and watch His life flow…