The Great Drought

For the last two years here in California, we’ve experienced lots of sunshine – but not a lot of rain. In fact, this last summer was on record as being the driest we’ve ever experienced. Luckily, Jesus has promised “living water” to all those who follow him.

“Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water that I give them shall never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life” (John 4:13-14).

We all go through many different seasons in our spiritual walk with the Lord. We go through times of deep connection and great feelings of joy in what God is doing in and through us. But, sometimes we can feel like we’ve reached a spiritual plateau, like we’re the dried out riverbeds in dire need of water to remind us of God’s truth. This can sometimes feel like a spiritual drought. When this happens, where can we go for relief?

I’d suggest we turn to the word of God and take another look at the words of Christ. He is, after all, “The Word” mentioned at the beginning of John’s gospel. The living water he talked about is Him – “The Word” – and our Bible could be seen as a well of living water that flows straight from God himself. There is truth and encouragement in the words of Christ.

When you’re in the middle of a spiritual drought and feeling like a dried riverbed, why not open up your Bible and dive into the word of Christ. Not to analyze or increase your understanding, but just to soak in it. Receive it. Take it in. Be reminded of who he is and who we are in relationship to him, our Heavenly Father and Brother, with us and in us, by the Spirit. He’s promised us living water that will not run dry.

From Speaking of Life

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