My desk by the window with coffee in hand is the first place I land after waking, stretching, and thanking. The mist hangs low and veils the pines across the road after last night’s hard rain. Two of the three horses in the pasture are visible, and I imagine are enjoying the dew-heavy grass. Our land has been thirsty. These rain drops that fell will soak into soil and bring shriveled corn into fullness again, encouraging the shriveled hearts of farmers as well.
We, too, can become thirsty in soul. Made to need the One who made us, without receiving from Him, we become dry and the living out of our lives can become shriveled like the corn in nearby fields, not producing much. A thirsty soul is a good thing to have as it draws us to God. We learn not to fill ourselves with other things as they don’t long satisfy and we find ourselves needing more of a temporary solution. Jesus said to the woman at the well, if you knew who was speaking to you, you would want what I can give.
“Everyone who drinks this well water will get thirsty again and again. Anyone who drinks the water I give will never thirst—not ever. The water I give will be an artesian spring within, gushing fountains of endless life.” ~John 4, The Message Bible
In the Saturday stillness, remember to get all you need for refreshment that satisfies and brings peace and new life within. It will feel good to your soul and you are worth it.
Grace & peace,
(c) Robin L. Lewis, Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, August 2016
From the desk by the window on a day of rest. May you get filled up and may your rest be sweet!