Have you ever planted vinca? They are from the same family as impatients, but they can endure more sunshine than impatients can. I love them. I love them because they’re colorful and because they talk to me. They tell me when they’re happy and they tell me when they’re not. When their faces are perked up and their color is vibrant, they’re happy. They’ve had all of the water and sunshine they need to strut their stuff. However, when they haven’t had a drink in a while, they look droopy and wilted.
We’re the same way if you think about it. When we’ve spent time in the Word of God, had our drink, we’re perky and ready to take on the world. We know who we are and Whose we are so we walk a little taller, speak more boldly and recognize we’re not alone. When we haven’t had a drink in a while, we too are droopy. We see the cup as half empty instead of half full. Just like flowers, we need to be nourished on a regular basis to thrive.
Jesus, Creator of heaven and earth, knew He needed time with the Father when He walked the earth and He made it top priority. It was the first thing He did in the morning [Mark 1:35]. He also taught His disciples, by example, how to take time away from the world to hear from the Father, to drink deep. Just as a plant needs water to bear fruit, we need Jesus [John 15:5]. Not just dive by time with Jesus, but quiet, quality time where we become still and know He is God [Psalm 46:10].
If you don’t water a plant regularly, it will die. Sometimes it’s quick and sometimes it’s drawn out, but death is certain without feeding it. The same is true of us. Are you thirsty? There is One who promises to give you living, fulfilling water [Isaiah 55:1, John 4:13-14]. I think it’s time for a drink. You don’t have to wait in line. It’s your turn. Just drink deep from the Well of life.
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