Planting & Watering

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“Read me more Grandma”

We sat side by side as he munched on an apple and I read one Bible story after another to him from his children’s Bible.

He was thirsty in more than one way.

The apple was juicy and his little heart wanted story after story after story.

I’m the one who actually called the end to our moment together.

We had been reading for quite some time and his little brother wanted my attention too.

 

What made my grandson more “thirsty” and interested today?

I’m not sure.

I’ve tried on many occasions to share something of God’s Word and truths with my grandchildren. This can be done sitting side by side, but it also can happen as we play and interact in everyday life. Sometimes their little eyes are wide with attention and at other times they are too distracted to be bothered.

 

If we are honest with ourselves, we are probably the same way.

There are days when I could sit and read forever. I can’t get enough.

There are other days where I’m rushing through my devotions to get to the “next thing” on my agenda.

May I be “thirsty”. May you be “thirsty”.

 

To be thirsty is good. Thirst alerts our mind and body to what it needs.   To drink of pure physical water is necessary.

It cleanses our bodies of impurities.

It helps to keep us healthy.

It keeps us alive!

It’s an odd fact, but it’s true…the more you drink water…the more you crave water.

Once your body gets used to taking in the water…it wants more.

 

The more I read of God and get to know Him, the more I desire Him.

I pray for my children and grandchildren to be “thirsty” for Him and His ways.

He will take care of the rest.

I will pray and be the example He has called me to be and He will do the rest.

 

 

Every spring & summer & fall little miracles happen in my yard.

I love to plant. I dig up a new area to landscape. I replace the grass with dirt and nutrients and then I plant. Sometimes it’s a seed that I plant and sometimes it’s a small starter plant. As I plant and plan my new area I often pray.

I pray because I know that God alone is the grower.

The solid ground is ever so solid. The idea that fine little roots can push their way into the hard, red, and often claylike soil of New Jersey is a miracle in itself.

 

Whether we’re planting physical plants and seeds or spiritual seeds, God is the one who can make them grow. Let’s take all our planting (spiritual and otherwise) to the Lord!

 

1 Cor. 3:6-8

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.

So then neither is He that planteth anything, neither he that watereth, but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labor.”

 

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