Here in Florida, it’s been unusually dry the past 3 months so a lot of the plants had started to show significant stress.
The change happened gradually. First the leaves lost their shine. Then they started to curl ever so slightly. Next the curl became more pronounced and the plants began to droop. They needed water.
Plants can stand short droughts well enough, but eventually, if they don’t get water, they will shrivel up and die. No fruit, no flowers, no beautiful greenery. Just ugly brown. Then finally, crispy dead leaves. Useless garden waste.
However, last week we began our rainy season and the changes are already becoming evident. With regular, soaking rains, my flowerbeds are beginning to perk up and things are looking much greener.
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 just what we require 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.
“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.” – Isaiah 58:11
“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.” – Jeremiah 17:8