This picture is such a visual to me of spiritual dryness. Can’t you just remember times when this picture described you?
Walk through that time again. Were there warning signs that you were headed to the desert?
Or did you just wake up one morning aware of your numbness and dry condition?
Most likely you were on a journey that led you to this area. Sometimes it’s the good things that we are doing for God that subtly sneak in and take the place of the watering source for our soul. We can make it only so long before that well breaks and our soul finds itself in a place that looks much like the above picture.
“Jeremiah 2:13 For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.”
Isn’t that a vivid picture of what we do to find our souls in a place like the picture above?
As those who minister to girls, take careful watch to make sure the accolades of parents and the popularity with girls do not become your personal cistern.
I’m thankful that I get to work at a church that allows me a prayer retreat day. In fact I’m at coffee with our Preschool minister who is getting ready for her first prayer retreat day since she is new on staff. It’s a day a month where we are not to work on lessons, not schedule appointments, and not work, but to commune with God and so some checking on our soul.
Make time today so you don’t do desert time later.