Yesterday morning there was a message titled “A Walk In The Garden” and we compared the responsibilities of a gardener within a green house to our responsibilities in our homes, our careers and in the church. Today lets look at the delivery of the water and nutrients upon the plants. If you have ever been in a green house then you have experienced the warmth and the moisture in the air not only from the gentle mist that is being sprayed upon the plants but from the transpiration cycle returning through the pores on the leaves.
There is a very important lesson on watering that many tend to miss and this is how we are to deliver the Word and share the love of God. If you were to water a plant today which do you think would be better received a sudden jet burst of water or a gentle mist upon the leaves? There are times of delivery where the watering may be tough but this is to reach the ones in age that have developed an outer shell due to the environment of the world. There are times where the gully washers come due to the cleansing that needs to take place but the object is to be always open to receive and deeply rooted in the rock of our foundation to further the growth of the tree.
As we learn in the Holy Bible through the love of Jesus there is living water in the Holy Spirit that comes up from the wells of our soul. Like the plants cycle of transpiration the love of God should be pouring out of our human pores and giving back to environment in which we live. The water cycle of life here on earth should be the same cycle of love that we show to others. As we receive it helps to feed and as it feeds we should grow. Then as we grow we are to give back in order to continue the healthy cycle of life through Jesus Christ. I challenge you to study the water cycle and compare it to the instruction of God to see the paralell. May God bless your day and guide your steps in every way as you help to water others….
James A. Harrison