Watering the Dry Spell

We’re in a dry spell. Not like we’re experiencing drought conditions or anything, but it’s unusual to be rainless in this part of the country for any length of time. The “monsoon” season will start soon enough, however, and we’ll have lovely green grass all winter.

This got me thinking about a recent conversation I had with a young woman who was visiting from out of town. In tears, she shared how spiritually dry she felt. My heart went out to her. Because I’ve been in that same place. More than once. I prayed with this dear one and briefly told her about some things I’d learned while walking through that valley. I gave her some books that have helped me. I pointed her in the direction of a few excellent preachers who have podcasts she can download and listen to. Most important, I encouraged her to get into God’s Word and pray. I know she will.

Your spiritual dry spell won’t end until the monsoon comes. And that monsoon can only come when you allow the rivers of Living Water to wash over the arid places of your spirit and soul. Read the Bible, His Living Word. Talk to God and listen to what He says back to you. Tell people about what He’s shown you. Look for opportunities to help others – not on your terms, but on God’s.

Waiting around and moaning about the dry spell won’t do anything but make you miserable.

Stop making excuses and start taking action.

The ball is in your court.

Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” John 4:13-14 (NKJV)

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One response to “Watering the Dry Spell

  1. That’s the spirit, don’t let a bump become an obstacle.

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