Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!



 
Devotionals PLEASE ENCOURAGE THE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING

  LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE   SEND A PRIVATE MESSAGE
  HIRE THIS WRITER
REPORT ARTICLE

 TRACK THIS AUTHOR ADD TO MY FAVORITES
corner
What's New
 
corner
 
Empty Sea
by Misti Chancellor 
08/26/08
Free to Share
Author requests article critique


  Mail
 





Pulling off to the edge of the road, I stopped the engine and got out to stretch. It felt like I’d been driving for days instead of just 14 hours, and I was badly in need of a break. I walked around the car, working out the kinks, and taking in the landscape around me. It was dry, hot, and dusty. I had stopped at the edge of the mountains leading into the valley and had quite a view spread out before me. The predominant color was brown, with a bit of grey-green mixed in wherever cacti and sagebrush were found.

According to geologists, the area had long ago been home to an inland sea that had long since drained away, leaving behind a dry, arid land. The soil in the valley, if you could get water to it, was rich and fertile. Many farmers had long since learned the art of irrigation to take advantage of the soil for growing things. This was evidenced by occasional green patches in the vast landscape of brown.

As I stood, looking out over the vast landscape, I reflected on a Psalm I had recently read. It began thus: “O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;”* This vast valley, an empty sea, devoid of water, had turned into a brown, dusty, dry place. The more I considered it, the more I realized that the soul without God is the same way… thirsting for God, a dry, dusty, arid land. That same valley, when the water of God’s grace and mercy and love comes flooding down into that soul, the ground within the soul is fertile and ripe for growing the fruits of the spirit. The soul requires an open irrigation channel to God, to constantly receive this water that causes it to blossom and grow. Should something block that channel, over time the soul will return to its dry, arid, dusty state and the life within would shrivel up and die.

As I reflected, I realized that I didn’t want ever want to be an empty sea, but instead, I would be a place where the love and graces of God flows constantly. I want to be like that tree that is planted by the river whose leaf does not wither and whose fruit is available year round.

Stretching one last time, I got back into the car and cranked up the air conditioner. Pulling back onto the road, I drove down into the valley toward my destination… a place where I could spend a few days enjoying the company of family and friends.

*Psalm 63:1, KJV

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Misti Chancellor  or search for articles on the same topic or others.


Read More - Free Reprints, Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Christian writers can JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and help spread the Gospel.


The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed
Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer
 
corner
Corner
This article has been read 344 times     < Previous | Next >


Member Comments
Member Date
LauraLee Shaw 29 Aug 2008
Well done! This piece was chosen to be highlighted in the Cheering Section of the FW Message Boards. Click here to see yours and the others that were selected this week: General Submissions JEWEL CHEST
Yvonne Blake  26 Aug 2008
Beautiful! I love your descriptions, your scientific facts, and your application to such a wonderful thought. Thank you for writing this.




TRUST JESUS TODAY














Free Audio Bible
500 Plus Languages
Faith Comes By Hearing.com