Thought from the Heart
I recently read a devotional, Streams in the Desert, that said that dew is a source of freshness and nature’s provision for renewing the earth. Hosea 14:5 tells us that God is our dew. The devotional goes on to say, “Dew will never appear while there is either heat or wind. The temperature must fall, the wind cease, and the air come to a point of coolness and rest—absolute rest—before the invisible particles of moisture will become dew to dampen any plant or flower. And the grace of God does not come forth to bring rest and renewal to our soul until we completely reach the point of stillness before Him.” Dew needs the right conditions to form. Lingering in the stillness of God’s presence is the condition that allows us to be refreshed and renewed. Numbers 11:9 says, “When the dew settled on the camp at night, the manna also came down.” The Israelites received manna from heaven every day to sustain them; however, they could only gather as much as they needed for the day. The Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:11 says “Give us today our daily bread.” God designed us to require a fresh filling of Him each day. Quiet time in God’s Word, in prayer and in the saturation of His presence is what refreshes us, renews us, strengthens us and equips us to walk out the calling that God has put on our lives. And we need it EVERY day! It is the daily dew of our quiet time with God that will grow our roots deep. If you feel like you are running on empty, examine your schedule. Have you allowed time to rest in His presence?