Monday, July 27, 2009

Spiritual soil

I had the opportunity this weekend to attend a coference called Desperate for Jesus at Oak Cliff Bible Church in Dallas. What I didn't realize before I got there was how desperate I had become. I had managed to dig myself into a rut on how I spent time with Him and how I was praying. My spiritual soil was drying out and I didn't even know it!

During the conference one of the speakers, Michelle McKinney Hammond, described our spiritual soil condition. When we allow ourselves to begin drying out spiritually, we can no longer hold on to all that God has to pour into us. Have you ever watered a potted plant that was dried out? Did you notice that the water seemed to run straight through and out the bottom? The soil wasn't prepared to receive the water so it could only hold on to a little bit. That small amount of water may perk up the plant for a little while, but soon it is drooping and wilted from thirst all over again. It needs a continuous dose of water to stay nourished and healthy.

We're just like that plant! We'll take a quick dose of God's word to hold us over, but unless we saturate ourselves, we are never fully quenched. Many of us get a big dose of living water during church on Sunday but never go back for our daily dose of God. So by Wednesday or Thursday, we're a crispy Christian! That Sunday dose has run out and we're no longer saturated in His truth. Or maybe you're more like me, you take time with God each day but never realized that the dose you were taking was not quite enough. Maybe you're sippin' on God instead of drinking Him in. If so, it's time for a shot of MiracleGro for your soul! Mix it up a little, change your routine and remember to pray knowing HE IS ABLE!! We don't serve a Lord who may be able to change our circumstances, we serve a Lord who can completely alter our circumstances if it's His will to do so. Remember - If God doesn't get you out of your situation, He is using your situation to get something out of you!!

Be blessed,
Jennifer

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10

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