I just got in from my WOG (walk/jog). As I was going along, I happened to look down and noticed a tree and its roots that wrapped around and around, disappearing into the ground. I thought, Wow, how strong you must be…
As I continued, I began noticing other live foliage, trees, bushes but some looked so dry and brittle having very little roots and appearing as though they were going to break in two. What struck me was the fact that even though they were all different in size, shape, color and magnificence they had one thing in common— they all had to be connected and fed from the same soil. Without it they would die.
There are all different kinds of people as well. Have you ever been around someone who just lights up a room when they enter? On the other side, there are those who look like they are shriveling up and need a big drink of water. Some people look so bitter that they appear as though they will snap in two and you dread being around them.
That same day I also spotted two waterfalls on either side of the street but they were not watering anything. Just as vegetation of the earth needs its root system watered to survive, you also need your root system “watered.” In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is likened to water but unlike the waterfalls I saw this water feeds you supernaturally from above. But you can’t just get this water by simply saying the name of Jesus. Daily you must hold out your cup to drink from this flow, but I promise you ONE thing— you might feel parched right now feeling as if you will break in two but if you will rise up and purpose to drink, you can flourish right where you are.
There is but ONE answer to resolving the feelings of bitterness and feeling “dried up” and dead on the inside … exposure, connection and roots to the ONE soil are critical to achieving the life you desire. The waterfall is flowing…go get your cup.