We all know (even the person that kills everything they try to grow- at least I hope they do…) that you have to water a plant for it to survive.
A while ago my friend was overdoing homework and asked to borrow my bible for her bible homework. I hadn’t read my bible that day so we ended up doing it together. Somewhere along the line, I happened to mention that I had read through the entire bible several times. I don’t know who was more surprised- she that I had read it or I that she hadn’t.
I love summer! One of my favorite parts is grilling out, over the years I learned that you have to marinate certain kinds of meat before cooking it. Otherwise, it’s dry, tough and gross. That is a great picture for us. We need that time in God’s word to keep us from being dry and tough and letting the world overcome us with trials and hardships. We need Him to soften our hearts so we can love others with His love. We need to “marinate” in his presence so that our greatest desire will be to point others to Him.
The same thing is true with tea- I live in the south always have (alright finicky people who are going,”you’re from California”- I was born in southern California. See… from the south.) The south loves its tea. But to make a good batch it has to be steeped, the tea bag has to sit and allowed to flavor the water. We are like that. We have to be steeped in the word and not the world. Just like a cup of tea the longer we are allowed to steep the stronger we are.