Last week I confessed to being obsessed with my new mum. Within the past week I have started to see some growth and it has been pretty exciting. The day before yesterday I looked at the plant perched below the window on my sink and noticed that the leaves were drooping. I immediately felt the top layer of dirt and although it wasn’t parched I figured it might need some water so I poured some in and set out to do something else. Within about 20 minutes I looked at it again and noticed the leaves were back in an upright position.
For some reason it crossed my mind that our spirit is just like the leaves on my mum. At times we can feel withered and defeated but a quick word of encouragement or passage from God’s word can quickly revive us again. While I only watered a plant I also realized that when I feel defeated or down it never hurts to open the Bible or read an encouraging word. Sometimes we just need a little spiritual thirst quenching!
Just another example of why we should always strive to be kind to people and have a kind word because you never know when you might just be that watering can. Good day!!
BrandiSeptember 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm
Mimi, this is such a beautiful post!
Legally ChocolatSeptember 18, 2013 at 4:02 pm
Amen. Definitely needed this reminder today.
KrissySeptember 18, 2013 at 6:41 pm
I love this
K. Elizabeth @ YUMMommySeptember 19, 2013 at 1:27 am
Amen! I thank God for kind people giving me watering lately and for being able to find comfort in my Bible studies.
PorterPartyof3September 19, 2013 at 7:28 am
Cam | Bibs & BaublesSeptember 19, 2013 at 1:39 pm
So true and so timely! Thanks Mimi!
RosesdaughterSeptember 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm
And your processing on this photo! Lol
Baby TeemsSeptember 23, 2013 at 12:50 am
I have needed that quenching lately. LOVE the pictures. So vibrant!
Mrs. DelightfulSeptember 23, 2013 at 5:33 am
Mrs. PancakesSeptember 23, 2013 at 9:56 am
i love when God uses small things to teach or show us something big!
KalleyCSeptember 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm
Excellent words of wisdom! Thank you for sharing Mimi!
CarlaSeptember 29, 2013 at 11:13 am
And I definitely understand. I’ve been there, more times than I want to but I can say that I am more than blessed that I have “watering cans” in my life–physically and virtually.
Amanda O"NealOctober 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm
I loved this post, simple and encouraging.