cwkennedy

Weekday devotionals for Christians

I’m Thirsty

Merry Christmas !!!!

Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. 

Isa 44:3  For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: 

Lesson #4

Everyone that goes to the tree lot or tree farm is looking for the right tree.

Lesson #5

To be used, the tree must be cut down.

Lesson #6

Now that the Tree is cut down, it must be put on a shaker to get the dead needles off of it.

Lesson #7

Once the Tree is home, it has to be put in a tree stand and stood up!

Lesson #8

The tree must be placed in a good, solid tree stand.

Lesson #9

The tree must be watered in order to last through the season.  I was told my first time getting a real tree that as soon as I got it home and in the stand that I need to water it as much as it will take.  The tree will take the most water initially and then slowly after the transition stage.

Application

The tree is going through a transition stage as it comes home and needs a lot of food.  The christian is the same way; he needs an increased amount of food immediately at the start of the transition.  Transitions are very slippery.  I have seen many people slip during a transition to a new level spiritually.  Why does this happen?  When a christian starts something new, they need extra food, extra nourishment to help get them through “uncharted waters”.  I have seen a lot of christians go to the next level and flat line because they were still “spiritually feeding” the same amount.

When my children are going through a growth spurt, a strong sign that they are growing is increased appetite.  I don’t fight it, I just give them as much as they can eat.  Growing children are usually very active physically and need much more food.  Growing christians usually are very active and need more food.  The old way of eating (spiritually) is not enough for the growing christian, they need more, atleast until they are finished with the transition.  Just like the tree can no longer get it’s nourishment from the roots, the christian will need to get his nourishment from a new place, new way, etc…  Are you going through a transition?  If so, don’t starve yourself spiritually.  Give your spiritual nature as much food as it can take.  This is a sure way not to die!

 

December 26, 2011 - Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , ,

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