My plants need to be watered. Sitting here they are in plain sight, and while they look fine, it has been about a week since they were provided some water.
Moisture – it basically means diffused liquid, in this case, water. Moisture is important as it freshens and stabilizes, playing an important role in the quality found in an object.
This brings me to a verse which has had my attention for a few days:
“The sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell beside the road, and it was trampled under foot and the birds of the air ate it up. Other seed fell on rocky soil, and as soon as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture.”
(Luke 8:5-6, NASB)
There’s our word. Do you see it? The seed withered away because it had no moisture.
We put moisturizer on our face, our hair, and our skin each day. Yet we can so neglect to put moisture back into our souls.
Right there we discover that the seeds sown into our lives will wither if they do not receive moisture. They need to be watered.
My soul will become dry if I do not water it every day. We have been provided the Living Water of God’s Word to restore moisture into our souls.
In a portion of Scripture speaking to marriages, we find a further hint of the importance of water or moisture:
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.”
(Ephesians 5:25-27, NASB)
Christ cleanses us by the washing of water with the word – His Word – the logos.
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2, NASB)
Let’s take a look at what the Word does as it moisturizes, waters, our souls:
- Creates. “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being” (John 1:3, NASB). Everything we see and touch and smell in this world has been created by Him as He spoke it into being. We have been created by Him, with intention, and for a purpose.
- Life. “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men” (John 1:4, NASB). He gives life, and restores life, and renews life. In Him we have our being and our lives are fulfilled in and through Him.
- Light. “The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it”
(John 1:5, NASB). There is no darkness His Light cannot extinguish. He expels the dark, shining His Light into our hearts and minds. His Word clears away the darkness and the fog which seeks to surround us.
To the woman at the well, Jesus said:
“Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again; but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14, NASB)
Our souls can get dry at times,
weary when they go without a refreshing dose of moisture.
Be sure to tend to your soul, watering it often.
Karen Girl Friday shared a beautiful and powerful post last week. These words brought encouragement all week >> ““Let’s resolve to remain under the Almighty’s wings for refuge, rest, and renewal.” Truly there is no better place to be! Read her entire post HERE.
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