There should be no such thing! I was admiring a plant in our house last night (yes…you heard me correctly but this is in no way a vow to become a gardener!). It’s just a simple plant that sits on the bathroom window sill to bring colour and freshness all who visit our smallest room…
And God spoke to me! God is always speaking! I had noticed it before but this time I looked at it and had in mind Roger’s blog from yesterday (click here to have a look…) about being always plugged into the Holy Spirit.
God said to me that we always need to be drenched, filled and overflowing in the Holy Spirit to be who we really are – the light of the world and children of the Most high God! I noticed that, in this hot weather, the soil had become dry and as a result the leaves had curled into themselves and were closing up. It looked dull – jaded even.
Yet after a good drink and some time to really get the moisture into all the roots (or whatever plants do!) the leaves unfolded and spread themselves out but also, as it did this, the leaves returned to their lushest green colour – the plant looked like how it should always look – vibrant!
And God spoke very gently, very simply, “be filled with my Holy Spirit!” And not just sporadic drinks when you get dry but instead live vibrantly in the Lord and drink all the time – keep your roots wet that you would always be able to draw up strength when you need it!
A profound plant! Well, it was created by God after all!