There are two of these hanging on our front porch. The problem is, I forget to water them.
Well, it’s not that I really forget.
I mean, I see them when I sit on the porch. Or leave my home. Or come back home.
“I should get up and water them, but I just don’t feel like it right now.”
“I don’t have time to stop right now. But for sure I’ll do it when I get back home again.”
“Boy I’m tired. Oh well, they will still be here tomorrow.”
As my excuse list grows, they begin to shrink and shrivel.
The one thing they desperately need to not only survive, but thrive, is being withheld from them.
Pink watering can in hand, I remove them from the hook they hang on and gently bathe them with what they most need in order to bloom as they were created to.
Literally within an hour, I see a difference. The once dry stems and leaves are now full of life, refreshed and renewed from their drink from the pink fountain.
Much like our soul, isn’t it.
It’s starts to shrivel up.
We totally know when that happens because the dry crust of our soul shows up in our attitude, our responses and our choices.
We know it needs to drink in the Living Water.
“I should get up and read my Bible, but I just don’t feel like it right now.”
“I don’t have time to stop right now. I am busy. But for sure I’ll spend time with the Lord when I get back home again.”
“Boy I’m tired. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow. Yes, I’ll deal with it tomorrow.”
As our excuse list grows, our soul shrinks.
Want to make your day count? Stop the excuses and take a moment to touch the soil of your soul. Is it dry? Have you been ignoring it? Are you waiting to take care of it when things aren’t so busy or when you have more time?
Don’t wait. Today is the day.
Open your Bible.
Allow your thirsty soul to be quenched by the living and powerful truth of God’s Word.
By God’s grace and mercy, you will be refreshed, renewed and bloom more into His likeness.
The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving the soul.