dry ground

Have you ever seen a picture of the ground when it is so parched, so dry, it has hardened like concrete? There are cracks, it is broken, but still unable to hold anything because it lacked life. Hardened hearts allow nothing in side, no life can grow there, nothing can take root, it only brings death. Eventually, after much time, this heart will crack under duress and a silent cry for water and life.

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If allowed, the waters will come, filling the cracks, loosening the hardness and making the ground pliable and moldable. Life will be able to grow there now, along with opportunities, gentleness, and hope.

Image result for welch springs current river missouri (Welch Springs, Missouri)

Only if the heart cracks, only if water is allowed in, only if it submits to the life that comes from the water. Broken, beaten-down hearts can go for decades with no water, no life. And some hearts will never choose to submit.

Dear Ones, do you allow your heart to harden? Do you allow your heart to remain pliable to God’s will and plan? It is difficult to do, I admit. But the weight of the burdens we carry when we don’t allow the Living Water to wash over us, to cleanse us, to heal us, and bring us life– that is a burden we were never meant to carry.

Best Beloved, let the floodgates open up over you today. Embrace the refreshing experience of being filled with Jesus, this season and always.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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