Thursday, May 2

watering the garden

It's May!  There is no better way to celebrate one of my favorite months than by sharing a bright bouquet of flowers!  

Let's take a look at the verse for the month:

"The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones;  You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail." ~ Isaiah 58:11

What an encouraging verse and easily understandable as a gardener.  Water is such a regular necessity for satisfying a growing garden.  It's always a delight to walk through the garden after a rainfall because you can visibly see the garden plants perk up, especially during the hot days of summer. When the rains aren't coming, the gardener needs to be especially diligent in supplying water to the plants so they won't wither away.

What an encouraging verse as a believer and so helpful  to read this verse in context by reading through the entire chapter 58 of Isaiah.  The first several verses talk about the difference between a true time of fasting and a false time of fasting.  A true fast results in helping the poor, the afflicted, the hungry. It is being the light of the Lord and serving Him in difficult places.  You are able to do that with His guidance, His strength, as He is our Living Waters to draw upon knowing He will never fail.  This chapter ends with acknowledging the Sabbath as a holy day of the Lord; a day that we do not seek our own way or pleasure, but instead delight in the Lord.  

Delight in the Lord while living for Him and become a bright bouquet of flowers  to those who cross your garden path!

Tammy ~@~

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