In order for “Growth” to take place, watering must occur!
We started out this Growth Series with the old rhyme, “April showers bring May flowers.” While this rhyme may be “old”, it carries in it vital truth to the growth process. If watering does not take place, growth will not happen!
Water is vital to growth!
Water is transparent and colorless. It is not fancy and colorful. It is obscure and invisible. It is not obvious and bold.
Water is a chemical compound. It is transparent and nearly colorless. Yet, it is the main constituent of Earth’s streams, lakes, oceans, and of our physical bodies, as well as every other living organism!
WE NEED WATER!!!
It is essential to our survival. However, there is another fact that I want to bring to our attention about water. IT IS AN ACTUAL PART OF WHO WE ARE!
The human body is made up of 72% WATER! Your body uses water in all of it’s cells, organs and tissue to help regulate it’s temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Many of our vital organs are composed of nearly 83% water!
This is a direct quote from a scientific manual:
“Water is of major importance to ALL living things.”
Our Creator, God tells us again and again to “GROW” in Him, to be firmly planted in Him, and to allow our roots to GROW down into Him.
“Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him.”
Our Creator created us with water being a major part of our make-up. Without water we would die. This puts a whole new twist on “WATERING!”
Science tells us that our body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion. This is the reason it is so important for us to take in more water by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water. In a sense, we are replenishing and giving life to our bodies.
In the same way, we must water and replenish our spiritual bodies if we are to have life in them!
Our “natural” bodies and spirits, are prone to follow the ways of this world. We are easily led astray by what “feels good”, or “right!” If someone hurts us, we are quick to strike back or join in conversation against them. If we do not get our way, we tend to dig our heels in and demand what we want or desire. If others are talking in groups, we want to be included and may sway toward popularity instead of integrity! The Bible clearly points out that this is not “watering” our spiritual souls, but instead it is dehydrating us.
“Oh, the joy of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.”
Instead, God calls us to Hydrate or spiritual souls by pouring His Law over our lives, and allowing it to rehydrate our spirits.
“But they delight in the Law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.”
We are called by God to “water” our spiritual bodies “day and night!” God asks us to “DELIGHT” in His Word. Not just read it out of duty! We are to fall in Love with it! And when we do, we will desire to meditate on it day and night! Then, He promises us the blessing that follows:
“They are like trees planted along the river bank, bearing fruit each season. Their leaves never wither, and they prosper in ALL they do.”
When we are hydrated with God’s Spirit, we will stand firm.
When we spend time meditating on God’s Word and allow it to “water” our lives, we will remain hydrated, healthy and strong in Him.
Water may be colorless, it may be transparent, but it is vital to our very living. It is what sustains us and keeps our bodies working and functioning the way they were intended to.
In the same way, reading God’s Word, focusing on it’s Truth, praying and listening to God, may be done in private and is not visible to the world around us. But it is the spiritual water that is poured over us, and hydrates our spiritual lives and keeps us alive!
As diligent as we are to HYDRATING our physical bodies, we must be even more diligent to HYDRATE our spiritual bodies. IT IS ESSENTIAL TO OUR SURVIVAL!!!
Meet you back here next week as we prepare to BLOOM!
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