spiritual dehydration

A field is useful to farmers, if there is enough rain to make good crops grow. In fact, God will bless that field. But land that produces only thornbushes is worthless. [Hebrews 6:7-8 CEV]

Dehydration is deadly. Everything needs water to live. In a spiritual sense water is representative of God's Spirit living deep within us. Jesus puts it this way: "If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you".

The process of spiritual hydration begins when one is spiritually born and infilled with the Holy Spirit. The cycle continues each time we come to Christ in prayer. We hear his voice and receive life-giving water. He hydrates in many ways. As we serve him our inner beings are filled.

The image of a garden paints such a beautiful picture of spiritual life. Thorns and weeds can choke out healthy crops if we are not diligent to uproot them. Likewise the good soil of our new hearts need to be cared for each day. It is a cooperative effort between us and the Giver of spiritual rain.

My heart is open Lord. Send your rain to hydrate me that I might water the world.

... this devotion is part of a series about the book of Hebrews.

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