LIVING WATERS @ 5:30 Joe Wheeler State Park Floating Gazebo beside Lodge.
Sherry has a plant that needs a massive amount of water. If it is not watered everyday it begins to droop. Well the other day it was drooping really bad. As we walked out the door Sherry told me to wait a minute, she needed to water the plant, it looked dead to me. But I waited and she watered it.
The next morning, I go out the door and the plant is standing straight up and looks as healthy as ever. It immediately made me think of our relationship with Jesus. If we go to long without being fed and watered in the word of Jesus, or going to church, Sunday School, small groups, to be fed spiritually, our spirits begin to droop. We struggle to keep our joy and life seems to be overwhelming. Every issue seems to stress us out and our anxieties seem overwhelming. We can’t seem to “get it together”.
There is a story just like this in the Bible: Matthew 14:25-33. Jesus called Peter to walk out on the water with Him. However, as Peter walked on the water to Jesus, the storm raged, and the wind blew, and Peter took his eyes off Jesus and begin to sink.
The same is true for us. When we take our eyes off Jesus, when we fail to study His word, worship Him, gather together, pray and keep Jesus the center of our lives, we begin to sink into the despair of the world. Keep your eyes on Jesus and walk in His ways and know you are loved and cared for always by the Father.
See you Sunday 8:30 a.m. Early Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship.