Insensitive by Robin Densmore Fuson
We were gone for a few weeks to visit family in
Colorado. Before we left, I watered all my plants and left water globes to help
keep them hydrated while we were gone.
Most of my plants weathered the dryness fine, except
for one. The poor thing looked, nigh unto death. So pitiful. Pathetic. Being
optimistic, I poured water on it and took it outside to soak up some sun. I
spoke encouraging words to her and told her I felt sorry for her.
In about an hour, the water, sun, and I’m sure my
encouraging words revived her.
You and I can be like my
sweet white flowering plant. We can become insensitive to the Lord. What I mean
by that is we often go long periods without being watered and fed. We think we
are all right spiritually, but we are weak and can become sickly and could
Every day we need to be
in prayer and reading the word of God. To get in excellent spiritual health—meditating,
studying, and memorizing are essential. I love to study the word in a weekly
Bible study. I catch some studies online, on podcasts, and watch them on videos.
I have devotional books that I use. That’s like taking in the special nutrients
as my plant did from water and the soil.
The Lord’s love letter,
the Bible, teaches us and encourages us. When we take in the Word, the Holy
Spirit has more access to us. We need to listen to His voice and obey. In this
way, we are getting the nutrients our hearts and minds need. Then we can
blossom and grow fruit.
John 15: 5, Yes, I am the
vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce
much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.
Lord, help us not to become insensitive to Your voice.
Help us to cling to You in your word and in prayer. In Jesus name Amen!