Dry Seasons

Taste and see that the Lord is good.  How happy is the man who takes refuge in Him!  Psalm 34:8

Have you ever been so dry that you just craved something, anything to quench your thirst?  My husband doesn’t get it, but I love cold water.  Personally, he’s a Mt. Dew man (yuck!)  Sorry guys, but being a nurse, all I see when I look at that is urine, sorry for the mental picture but yuck!  Just give me some good ole ice-cold water for rehydration and I’m good. 

Just as our bodies get dry in need of hydration, our spirits go through a dry season.  I used to think this meant I was doing something wrong, but now I believe God brings us those dry seasons to make us thirst even more after the purpose we find in Him.  We never want to stop and recharge because we are so busy, but He is calling us to draw closer so that we can renew ourselves for the next chapter of our journey.

I had a lot of difficulty when this happened because I am a doer.  Hello to my fellow doer’s out there.  I know you get it when I say I can’t sit still.  Busy means better, right?  Well, we’ll dissect that in a moment.  Who loves the story of Mary and Martha when Jesus came to visit? (Luke 10) How awesome, right?  Can you imagine if Jesus just showed up at the door wanting to sit down with you?  Mary certainly took advantage of the moment, she found herself the perfect seat, right at the feet of Jesus himself.  I would be speechless, but not Martha she was on a mission.  Everything had to be perfect and on time or else it was a flop a total disaster.  I totally relate to Martha in the story, but I so want and desire to be more like Mary. 

I don’t know what season you are in right now on your journey of purpose, but I am at somewhat of a stand still myself.  Time for dissection.  The last few months have been a whirlwind to say the least and like Martha I have kept myself busy to keep my mind off of the current storm.  God, on the other hand wanted me to be still.  He needed to speak to me, but I was too busy trying to be on a mission and fix everything. 

Yes, I am the fixer in my family, talk about some hard lessons to learn.  Who am I to fix anything for the King of Kings and Lord of Lords?  He doesn’t need my help or yours.  He is, was and always will be.  We so often bring God to our level and He is so beyond that we can’t even comprehend (Isaiah 55:8).  So, take it from a doer, be still and listen.  He is always near; we just don’t slow down enough to let Him in.  He wants to be a part of your everyday, moment to moment and He has a great plan for us; if we will just sit still and thirst for Him.

So, make time to get in those prayer closets and lift up your brothers and sisters in Christ and don’t forget to thank God for your many blessings.  Take hold of the living word of God and let it refresh and renew you day by day (Romans 12:2).    When those seasons of dryness come, you will be equipped for every good work (2Timothy 3: 16-17).  Draw near to Jesus, not just in the dry times but each and every day make time for Him because He is waiting for you to join Him and quench your spiritual thirst.

Just as the things we desire change throughout our lives, the more time we spend with Him he shows us the true desire of our hearts (Psalm 37:4).  Who knows us better than our creator?  He understands us because He made us, and He knows exactly what we need when we need it.  Slow down, crawl up into your Father’s lap and rest awhile, He would love nothing better.

6   Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

Published by caldwellshonda43@gmail.com

Just a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who changed my life. Born again believer of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ since 1979. Wife and mother of 2 with one already resting in the arms of Jesus. Desires to share her life with other women and offer a comforting word of hope when needed. We dedicate this blog to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and give him all the glory and praise for every life touched.

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