Well-Watered

“The LORD will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.”

Isaiah 58:11

 Photo by Heather Shamburg Christy

Photo by Heather Shamburg Christy

When we decide to trust in the LORD with all our heart, we are choosing to follow his guidance. We take a step towards him & allow him the control of leading our life. While it’s difficult to relinquish that control, we know it is for our benefit. The hard part comes when we are led to a dry, uncomfortable place. Sometimes God pushes us onto a path that hurts or requires more of us than we are willing to give… These are our desert seasons.

God is God. We are not. He promises to quench our every thirst. He is our living water. If we are dry, it is due to our lack of pursuit and praise. We will be well-watered gardens, so long as we drink. If we are dry before the LORD, he will surely water us.

I know and acknowledge that you are LORD. I flee to you when I am empty. You pour out streams of fresh water. You take my dry bones and create a garden from dust. You guide and shape me. You are my lifeblood.

I rejoice in being emptied. I know I’m filled to be emptied again (Desert Song, Hillsong United). Your strength and refreshment allow me the opportunity to pour into others. I bloom as a result of your gushing love. I become a well-watered garden, and in turn water the dry patches surrounding me. What I receive, I pour outwards, knowing that you will water me once again. You are my God, my living water.

Allow yourself to say this aloud and breathe in its truth:

The LORD guides me continually, giving me water when I am thirsty and consistently renewing my dry bones. I will be a well-watered garden, an ever-flowing spring that pours itself out for those who are dry. I am watered, therefore I will water.

“The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake,” Psalm 23:1-3.

Thank you LORD, for watering us daily. 

     Download this image to use as a wallpaper or lockscreen on your device as a reminder of this declaration.      All materials written and designed by Heather Christy. 

 

Download this image to use as a wallpaper or lockscreen on your device as a reminder of this declaration.

 

All materials written and designed by Heather Christy.