Friday, October 1, 2021

October 1

The ground is dry again from the lack of rain, and my landscape is suffering. Late yesterday afternoon, I decided to do some watering. Richard had recently moved the hose to another spigot, but I needed it at a different one. As I tried to move it, I realized that he had tightened it more than I could loosen, so I went in and got a pair of pliers. Well, that didn’t work either. Instead, I accidentally broke the whole thing off, and water began shooting out of the wall! Fortunately, he knows how to fix everything, and he came to save the day.

There are times we can’t hear from the LORD, and our communication feels like it’s drying up, and all we want is for God to turn the spigot back on so his Spirit flows again. You can’t force him to turn his communication back on because it wasn’t him that stopped communicating; it is our hearing loss that cuts it off. You have the tools to turn it back on. I equate breaking off the spigot to the occasional “being slain in the Spirit,” as you see in Pentecostal churches; it’s not wrong, but I prefer a nice even flow of the Holy Spirit throughout my day like the shower setting on my spray nozzle. Devote yourself to prayer and the reading of your Bible; those are your tools. When you commit to doing that, the lines of communication will open back up!

Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 1 Timothy 4:13

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3

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