Psalm 65:9 - GROWING IN JESUS.
Psalm 65:9 (NASB) You visit the earth and
cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The
stream of God is full of water; You prepare their
grain, for thus You prepare the earth.
Shortly after Amy and I were married, our
next door neighbor's little daughter came for one
of her regular visits. Rachel was probably six
years old at the time, and after giving me her
usual big hug, she looked over her shoulder at my
front yard and innocently observed, "My daddy says
you have the worst yard on the whole block." And
the she ran off to find Amy and play.
I had to laugh, knowing she didn't intend
to insult me. But she - or should I say her dad
- was correct. Our yard didn't look good. Part
of it didn't have much grass at all, and the
whole thing was choked with weeds. And it didn't
help living next to Rachel's dad - the guy who'd
won the "lawn of the month' award for something
like seventy-nine months straight.
Amy suggested I seek out his advice, and
he had plenty to offer. Who knew there was a
right time to fertilize? And a two-week window in
which to overseed? No one had ever told me
anything about winter rye. And watering regularly
seemed way too expensive for our starter budget.
But all of these were required to grow and
maintain a beautiful yard.
The same is true in your relationship
with God. If you want to know him intimately, it
requires time in prayer, worship, seeking God in his
Word, and fellowship with other believers. It
requires devoted attention.
Too often when I get busy, Lord, my
relationship with you slips. Forgive me when I overlook
doing what's required to grow in my faith. Keep me
rooted in your love for me. [Daily Power by Craig
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If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred