You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth. Psalm 65:10
The Psalmist is thanking God for the rain He sends down from Heaven to the crops in his field. I am not a farmer, nor have I ever been. My thumb has never been green. But this image reminded me of my life. Follow me with this and see if perhaps it is yours as well.
Seeds of His grace, His Word and His unending love, are sown into my “field” of life. There are high points and low points- ridges and furrows. When I am not in the Word, or when I concentrate on me too much and not God, I dry up and crack. My roots are exposed. I need the Living Water in my life to daily replenish that which the broken world tries to evaporate. Otherwise what seeds of faith He has planted in my heart will never sprout and grow, and the ones that are growing will wither away and attract nobody. I can’t bloom where I’ m planted without His daily water.
His grace is abundant and He knows when I need more of it. When my life grows hard and cracked, His love softens it. He showers down His mercy and His grace seeps into the ridges and collects in the furrows to nourish my soul. Then I can grow strong and bear fruit- attracting others to Him.
Dear Lord, in the field of my life, let me know my water source is You alone. Let me daily receive Your Living Water to flow through me, nourish that which You have established in me, and gently soften the hardening ridges of my soul so I may bear fruit and draw others to You. Let my furrows be so filled that they overflow and drain into someone else’s cracked and dried up life. For Your Living Water is meant to be shared. Amen.