Of course, water is good for everyone all the time but it is especially important when traveling through arid areas. It is important to plan ahead, have an ample supply, and stay hydrated. Water is precious.
We also noticed some homes collecting rainwater in barrels; preparing ahead for the dry season. They don’t waste it and they are very intentional.
Are there times you drink deep of God’s life-giving Word in anticipation for those desert times?
My most intense communication with God always seems to be during those dry times. When things are going well, I am, unfortunately, not quite as serious a student as I am in times of trial. The more challenging the moment, the more God has my attention. I am “all ears”.
Heavenly Father ~ help me to desire your Word even in times of plenty. Amen.
Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 NIV
On the Road,
PrayerPoint ~ The Ears
I don’t know why but I am always amazed at the lyrics I remember, word for word, of songs from the 70’s even if I haven’t heard them for 20 years. It’s a little scary that they are tucked away so deep within me that a song can bring them out and the recollection as well as a renewed understanding of the meaning comes rolling off my tongue.
What I am listening to is extremely important–whether it be music or even those thoughts that run around in my head and masquerade as God’s truth. It is so easy to engage the ear without also being discerning about what I am listening to. In some circumstances I am stuck hearing what I hear, but I don’t have to listen to it. I can tune out that noise and not give it any place in my brain. But there are other days when I just take it all in and wonder why I am feeling overwhelmed and insecure and unappreciated.
Maybe you have some of the very same problems. It isn’t so hard to listen to a lie. After all, Adam and Eve were living in a perfect world and in fellowship with their Creator and they listened to the serpent. You don’t have to believe everything you hear and you don’t have to listen to it either. Discerning God’s truth takes practice as well as a lot of time in His Word. If you are not in a regular Bible study, I recommend meeting with a small group or even just making sure you are in His Word each day. Find encouraging verses to memorize. It will be music to your ears!
Blessings on your week!