A Watered Garden

IMG_0412A month ago my flowerbed was green and thriving. We’d had plenty of rain and lots of sunshine. The plants looked perfect.

Now, at the end of July, it’s been hot and dry. The plants are beginning to show some stress. The change happens gradually. First the leaves lose their shine. Then they start to curl ever so slightly. Next the curl becomes more pronounced and the plant begins to droop. They need water.

If they don’t get water soon they will shrivel up and die. No fruit, no flowers, no beautiful greenery. Just ugly brown. Then finally, crispy dead leaves. Useless garden waste.

We can become the same way spiritually. If we don’t allow God to water us through His word, and through other believers, we can become as dead spiritually as those plants in my garden.

God promises that He will care for us. He promises that He will give us exactly what we need to thrive and bear fruit. He is the master gardener and knows exactly what is needed.

Take some time today to allow God to water your soul. The fragrance of the blossoms and the abundant fruit that will be produced will bless you and others around you.

Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.

Jeremiah 17:8 He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.