Hello everyone! I pray you are blessed today or at least walking with the Lord…keep walking no matter what!
I am sharing part of a newsletter that my dear friend and spiritual mentor, Mary Pat Jones, sends out weekly, to coincide with weekly ministry calls she conducts. I so loved this particular newsletter that I asked for her permission to repost it to my blog. The message is simply refreshing!
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Enjoy and be filled with the peace of the Lord!
| “Lately I seem to be stuck on “water.” Over and over again, I hear in my head, the simple phrase, “there is a River.” I feel like I have been in a dry spell lately, so maybe God is showing me to embrace the Water. I was listening to a preacher this morning and this scripture came up. It encouraged me, as I really felt like I didn’t have any thing but desert dust to write about and that certainly did not interest me!
Job 14:7 For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease.
Job 14:8 Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground;
Job 14:9 Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
We can apply this to our own lives. Maybe we feel cut down, cut off, and losing our vibrant life. I know for me, I lately have felt just that…but “there is a River!”
We see the “tree” above cut off from its source of life, its roots and there seems to be no hope other than a future life of decay.
But hallelujah, it talks about a “scent” of water. That excites me. Not a big dowsing of water or submerging into cool refreshment, but a scent. The Hebrew language describes it as an “odor as if blown.” If we don’t feel like we have the spiritual energy to jump in the Living Water to become revived, the Word says if we can just get near it enough, we can have hope of budding again. I tell you what, I am amazed at how little the Lord expects of us and how powerfully significant He can be in our lives if we allow it.
We can look at this scripture from another perspective. That “Tree” that held Jesus was cut down and everyone thought it was over. But the “scent” of Living Water resurrected Him to full life. Not just for Him but for us all.
I don’t know where you are today, but I know that this newsletter was for me. I just needed a scent of Water to revive me again. I read something on Facebook this morning in my desert dry time and thought how much I related to it. I didn’t want to, but flat-out it seemed real. It went something like this…denial, anger , bargaining, depression , acceptance…the 5 stages of waking up. I know we can all relate to it, but it is dangerous ground. I know when this is happening, I need to preach the Gospel to myself. Today’s newsletter was just that.”