Pruned and Replenished


When we arrived back on Island, I opened the door to our apartment and I was completely bummed that one of my plants appeared dead.


It was withered and the leaves were dry and wilted because I wasn’t home to water it.


It’s color had even grown dull.


Instead of trashing it, I decided to prune the dead leaves, water it, and put it back in the window seal for some sunlight.


In the past few days, the leaves have risen and it has begun to get its vibrant green color back.


It just needed pruned and replenished.

As I have been taking care of this plant, I have been thinking about my spiritual life and how sometimes I can grow weary.


My spirit becomes withered and my Christian light grows dull.

This mostly occurs when I havnt spent intentional time with God in His word and in prayer.


And my “dead leaves” present as:

-irritability

-difficulty concentrating

-negativity

-doubt


I’ve learned in these types of seasons that these are symptoms of needing to be pruned and replenished.

The best way to accomplish this is to prune distractions and return to Him and be more intentional about carving out time in His word and in prayer.


And like this wilted plant, when I take measures to do so, my spirit is nourished, my fleshly behaviors are pruned, and my Christian light regains it’s vibrancy.


When I repent and return to Him, He is always so faithful to revive me and He will do the same for you.


Just a reminder, if you have been feeling like the plant in the picture before the revival, it might time to do some pruning and replenishing.


Return to the living Water. 🤍


“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14


“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD,

whose trust is the LORD.

He is like a tree planted by water,

that sends out its roots by the stream,

and does not fear when heat comes,

for its leaves remain green,

and is not anxious in the year of drought,

for it does not cease to bear fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8

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