"He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:3
A few years ago my husband after eating an apple, took the seeds, put them in water and when they grew roots he put them in dirt. As time has gone by a little tree has grown. The size of the pot isn’t very big--only about five feet high--but it does produce little tiny apples.
Anthony and I were studying Psalm 1 and he told me he sometimes feels like our little tree. Just like the tree whose growth has been stunted because the roots have no place to grow, when he doubts or is anxious he feels like his roots aren’t deep and has little fruit. I’ve thought about what he shared with me. I reminded him the tree is still alive and the life giving water keeps it that way. Even though it doesn't bear full sized apples it’s still fruit.
On any given day we could be like that tree--desperately drinking in every little drop of water-- going on to produce fragrant buds and then fruit. Not all of us could be big Redwoods like Billy Graham.
Throughout our lives we change. There are times when we are like a Eucalyptus or Willow tree-- our roots sinking deep into the water--drinking it in--growing in beauty and grace. At other times we can be like cactus; full of our own juices and prickly.
Are you feeling dry? Are you actively seeking Living Water? Or are you a cactus plant--self-sufficient--trying to make it through each day under your own juice?
"JESUS answered her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, 'Give me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
Come to the well and drink. Let the roots of your faith be nurtured by the life giving Word of God. Drink in the Living Water that can flow through the desert places of your heart and mind, giving you life.
"Jesus said to her, "Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life. John 4:13 & 14
by Eve Montano