I pray:

“My soul clings to the dust. Revive me according to Your word” (Ps 119:25).

The soil is thirsty in the hand. The ground is dust.

The garden languishes, the plants wilt.

My soul thirsts also, languishes, wilts.

We need water.

According to His word:

“I will pour water on him who is thirsty. I will pour streams upon the dry ground” (Is 44:3).

Water was there first, before anything else. The first day (Gen 1:1-2)

The second day, God separated the waters, differentiated the waters–above and below the firmament heaven (Gen 1:6-8).

Earth water and heaven water.

And Jesus said, amid parching heat, to the comfort-thirsty, love-thirsty woman at the well: “Whoever drinks of this [earth] water, will thirst again. But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst… [it] will become in him a fountain of water, springing up to everlasting life” (John 4:13-14).

I think of all this as I water, and the showers of blessing make rainbows in the air.

Winding hose on holder, I think how I once wanted to name this place “Everspring” or “Wellspring” and post those words of Christ’s somewhere. The Funny Farm had such a seemingly boundless supply of pure freshness. But I had too little faith in its constancy.

Things can happen.

Things did. Twice circumstances cut off totally all house supply.

But Christ’s supply has never failed.

I fail. And flail. But I pray. “My soul cleaveth unto the dust.” I pray for Him to renew my life with His “washing of water by the word” (Eph 5:26). And He pours water upon my dry ground. I soak it up, drink it in, weep joy.

I am a well-watered soul.


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14 thoughts on “Watering

  1. What a beautiful metaphor! Wonderful pictures, too. And those verses! Yes, His supply never fails, even when we feel as though it has. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Hi Mindy,
    Yes, it is! You’re making me think of the greatest “deserts” of my life, and how in them He gave me some of the deepest, most satisfying draughts of *His* water. So glad you stopped by to visit and comment. God bless!

  3. Hi Mary,
    Jesus gave us some excellent metaphors to show us heavenly truth, didn’t He? This is one of my favorites. And yes, “His supply never fails, even when we feel as though it has.” Good to “see” and “hear” from you again. Blessings on today and on your weekend!

  4. Dear Sylvia,

    I love the rainbow over your garden picture and the one of your hose holder. (I need one of those.) What a great word for the morning hours.

    Thanks for re-posting. It was the first time for me. I am shadowing at a potential new job today. Please pray. I can have the job if I want it after I’ve shadowed a couple hours. I think it is a good fit. I’m such a Gideon, I just need a sign.

    Hugs this morning,

  5. Dear Dawn, I’m such a Gideon, too, and I think that’s fine. We just want to know God’s will to do it. And He knows that. So I am praying for a sign for you, a sure sign of whether or not to go this path — and sureness in your heart and mind about the direction He is giving you in it, to go or not go. Amen!

  6. Hi, Donna. So nice to “meet” you and visit your enjoyable blog. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  7. Hi! Your post reminds me of a post I read about the drought in Nebraska….and the flooding here in Manila. Sometimes we can feel we are in drought when our prayer time is dry and we do not hear from God! God wants to bless us anytime , anywhere. Patsy from HeARTworks and papemelroti

    1. That is so true, Patsy. And in the case of prayer and communion with God, we aren’t at the mercy of the elements! The problem usually lies with us allowing other things than God to preoccupy or distract us. Thanks for this good comment. God bless your day!

  8. Dealing with our present stretch of drought, watering as we can and as we have time is keeping our plants in place. It’s a blessing to have local water, but also to KNOW that our Lord will touch this according to what is necessary to our present world/culture/country. He will bless and encourage His children.

  9. Oh, you’re in it then, Joanne! Prayers for you. Yes, ‘our Lord will touch this according to what is necessary for our present world/culture/country,’ whatever way that may be. And yes, ‘He will bless and encourage His children,’ possibly in ways we wouldn’t expect. Thanks much for visiting and commenting.

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