Spiritual Irrigation

We are irrigating our small 5-acre patch of alfalfa that happened to come with the new house. It’s hard work for people our age, but somebody’s gotta do it. Twice a day my husband and I go out and change the location of the irrigation pipes. Each galvanized pipe is about 16 feet long and we hand carry them, hook them together and repeat the process until all the line of pipes are moved to the new location in the field. Then we turn the water on to fill the line and start the big gun sprinklers. It takes a little over an hour to unhook the pipes, walk them to the next location and start the water. The work is hard. We tromp through 3 ft tall alfalfa plants wearing heavy rubber boots; mosquitos swarming all around, sweat dripping, bending and lifting and carrying. I’m kinda proud of us for even being able to do it! It is a priority. If we don’t steward the crop, it will die and we would be left with a field of dried up twigs, unusable as feed for neighboring farm animals.

Faith is like that. If I don’t persevere to water my spirit with the Word of God, I will dry up, be ineffective and ignorant of His immeasurable goodness. If I don’t immerse myself in conversation with God and scripture, I won’t know Him, know His character and His profound love. Just as water brings nourishment and vitality to the alfalfa, so does time with Jesus do for me. It nurtures me that I may provide spiritual food to others. Today I will pull on my spiritual boots, push myself past my physical limits and stretch my ability to persevere. Why? Because I know God will do what He says He will do according to His Word.

I pray for you in this moment my friends, that the big gun sprinklers of glory stretch over you, educate you, and water your soul and spirit. I pray the Word of God opens the eyes of your understanding and fills you with supernatural vitality. Let the love of the Father saturate you and bring you peace. Blessings.

2 thoughts on “Spiritual Irrigation

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    On Fri, Jul 5, 2019 at 11:06 AM Stepping Into Heaven, the Blog wrote:

    > Carol O’Brion posted: ” We are irrigating our small 5-acre patch of > alfalfa that happened to come with the new house. It’s hard work for people > our age, but somebody’s gotta do it. Twice a day my husband and I go out > and change the location of the irrigation pipes. Each g” >

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  2. Lord, keep me green and growing! An old friend of years past used to say that at every gathering I saw her at. If all of us would just exercise this Gift of Faith we have been given when we were born again….and we stepped out in that faith, we could bring the living water over any person, family or situation! Let’s keep doing it. Thanks for your encouragement Carol – and the reminder of what I used to do on the farm every day. Praise the Lord!

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