30 June 2009

Feeling Dry?

We check the weather forecast on the Environment Canada website several times each day, where sometimes it mentions precipitation and sometimes it doesn't. I'm not sure why we look, for no matter what they predict there has not been measurable rain in our area in quite a long time.

It's dry. Very dry. When we drive down our gravel roads the dust rises like clouds around our vehicles. One learns to drive with the windows closed. Hard for things to grow without the nourishing refreshment of rain. Plants being to grow pale, wither and fade in the hot sun.

How does our vegetable garden grow? How do I maintain the bright splashes of colour that flowers provide?
We are blessed to have a very deep well on our property, an endless supply of water, free water. Rick can go out and turn the sprinkler on all night if he needs to, providing the moisture that is so badly needed. Our plants then grow, thrive and produce.

In the same way, our spirits cannot grow when we are dry. We too grow pale, wither and fade. But there is good news! We have an abundant source, an endless supply of everything that we need. The Lord is always there waiting for us to draw upon the resources He so graciously provides.

So often, instead of turning to the only One Who can satisfy, we go our own way, dig our own wells and assume we can handle life in our own power.

"My people have committed a compound sin: they've walked out on me, the fountain of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns— cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves" Jeremiah 2:13 The Message Bible

Help us, help me, Lord, to turn to You first and always. You Are Jehovah Jireh, my Provider, in times of lack and in times of plenty. May I always remember to cleave to, trust in and rely on You.

"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." John 7:30 Amplified

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