Monday, June 14, 2010

A dry spell? Depends on how you look at it.

I haven't written anything for a while. Not that I haven't tried, mind you, but I have not had anything that I could share. I've sat in front of this screen with the cursor blinking at me, waiting, praying...nothing. I had lots of ideas, but I knew that these were just my words and thoughts and, as such, not worth posting. It was a dry spell as far as the writing goes, but God was pouring richly into my life through his word and through some other reading I was doing, but I was prevented from sharing these things.

Slowly it dawned on me that these truths God was lavishing on me, were just for me, just what I wanted and needed to hear. Isn't God amazing?

I am amazed daily at the love that my God has for me: that He cares enough about the state of my heart that he wants to pour into my life. Instead of trying to interfere, I decided (and I really did have to decide) to just enjoy time with Him and see where He would take me.

As I spent time in His word again this morning, I knew it was time to sit back down at the computer and share. Once again, the words are pouring out almost faster than I can type them, so I know that He is with me as I share. He promises that His yoke is easy and His burden, light. When He wants me to share, it will be a joy, the words will come easily, and I really won't have to stare at a blinking cursor.

So was I experiencing a dry spell? I thought so at first, but now I realize that he was just filling me with His word and His love so I can pour out fresh living water - not just here, but everywhere I go. In fact, I am so excited to start this week, I can hardly contain myself!

Sow for yourself righteouness;
reap steadfast love;
break up your fallow ground,
for it is the time to seek the LORD,
that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.
Hosea 10:12
Don't you just love that picture of God lovingly breaking up the fallow ground in your life so that He can plant and sow and ultimately rain righteousness on you? What's even more exciting is that when He rains upon you, it is contagious. You just can't keep this kind of excitement to yourself!

The next time you feel dried up, it may not be a dry spell at all, but rather the start of a beautiful opportunity. 

Have a blessed week!

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