Isaiah 55:11 - "So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it".
Few days back I brought a cactus home and was happy to grow one at home. My mum likes more of flowery ones and not with spines but i so how brought one home. There are 3 things that I like about the cactus and which connects to our spiritual life.
1. Cactus absorbs water and stores it inside.
2. It has spines on it to protect itself from animals.
3. It grows on dry land.
Now, you may think how this connects to our spiritual life. Let us put ourselves in the place of the cactus and see how it connects.
1. The Cactus absorbs water and stores them for their survival during dry times - We must be absorbing the word of God into us and stand on the promises for our survival during tough times.
2. The Cactus protects itself from animals with the help of its spines - The word of the Lord is a "Two Edged Sword" which is defends us from our enemies and protects us.
3. The Cactus grows on dry ground no matter what - We must grow in the Lord and in His word. When we do that even during tough times we still survive. We grow and not become stagnant.
Friend, let the Lord and His word be your priority in life. Start everyday with Him and end everyday with Jesus. As I am writing this, I just had a song play in my mind."
Every day with JesusIs sweeter than the day beforeEvery day with JesusI love Him more and more.Jesus saves and keeps meAnd He's the one I'm waiting forEvery day with JesusIs sweeter than the day before
Yes, everyday with Jesus makes us stronger, His loves carries us through and His word roots us on a strong foundation.
Dear Abba Father in Heaven,
Thank You for Your Word which sustains us always during our difficult times and nurtures us. Lord, we need Your guidance and protection in all areas of our lives. Take control Lord and shield us. In Jesus Christ name. Amen.
God bless you.