It’s the time of year when new life is bursting forth! I have found myself buying new plants and repotting them for my porch and patio and also repotting old plants to give them a new place to expand their growth. I also have been noticing many brown patches in my acre yard where the grass is suffering because of lack of water.
We don’t have in ground water sprinklers…so we either have to hook up the sprinkler every day and let it run…or I pick up the hose and water it myself. I have to admit that I truly enjoy standing in my yard, with the hose in hand, intentionally watering those spots that need it. As I am watering, I either am listening to worship music through my earphones or I am quietly reflecting on different things that come to my mind.
Most of the time, my thoughts go to the Lord and I talk to Him or position myself to listen to Him – position myself spiritually – intentionally turning my mind and thoughts and spirit towards Him.
A few days ago, as I was standing watering one of the bare spots in my yard, I found my eyes looking at the grass runners that were slowly beginning to reach out across the spot that needed the grass covering.
I began to get a spiritual application from the Lord. This is a frequent occurrence in my life – God revealing spiritual connections to me through physical things. [Thank You, Lord!]
We have “bare places” in our lives that need watering…that need the living water of the Holy Spirit to drench and soak so that new life can spring forth. As we position ourselves to receive the life-giving water from the Lord, “spiritual runners” will begin to not only fill-in the bare places in our own lives…but these “runners” will begin to reach out and connect with others!
The Lord is actively moving in our circumstances and lives to cover our places of lack and need with His abundant grace and provision! Hallelujah! We will begin to see these “runner connections” as we are divinely connected with others…one-on-one and corporately within our own churches and from church-to-church.
Now is the time to seek the Lord and to let Him fill our emptiness; cover our bareness; and release the “runners” of spiritual and physical growth in our lives!
The one who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, will have streams of living water flow from deep within him. John 7:38
And He said to me, It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give water as a gift to the thirsty from the spring of life. Revelation 21:6
He turns a desert into a pool of water, dry land into springs of water. Psalms 107:35