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HYDRATE MY DESERT, LORD!
Sunday, March 20, 2022 by Leona Choy

How do you feel about a desert? Just a bleak, lonely place with endless stretches of hot sand, and a scarcity of greenery? Drab and dreary, without color? Attractive to nothing but snakes and scorpions—and maybe camels? Deserts are not typical tourist attractions.

At times in our lives, many of us find ourselves in isolated, arid places—literal or spiritual. We draw back from desert situations. In our desert, the fierce, hot wind bites our faces. We sweat. We have parched, cracked lips, and we taste gritty sand. The heat burns through the soles of our shoes. We have an insatiable thirst.

Did you know that a barren-looking desert landscape can become transformed into a colorful field of blossoms over the span of a few days if the conditions are right? God can turn a scorched desert into a lavish wonder-world, a feast for the eyes. An explosion of wildflowers in a forsaken place—even when no human being is around to appreciate the extravaganza—can come alive with vibrant greenery, poppies, primroses, and lilies. They are not man-planted and cultivated but a result of the touch of the Creator's hands. So can our lives be under the right conditions.

Water is essential. Nature on this Planet requires hydration. God provides it either from above by rain or below from aquifer underground rivers, cool and fresh, that flow quietly and secretly deep beneath the desert sand. Even cactus plants with their hurtful prickles take their drinks from the depths. Right in the middle of their profusion of sharp stay-away-from-me spines grow the most spectacular flowers. Even the thorns have a purpose. They protect the stem and give shade and shelter to human and animal life. Some cacti have long roots stretching as far as eighty feet underground searching for water. As part of God's complex ecosystem, they store water in their plant bodies and leaves.

Surely that can't happen in the inhospitable “Death Valley” desert which straddles California and Nevada! But YES! When conditions are right, including well-spaced rainfall and low winds, that forsaken, the desolate desert becomes carpeted with wildflowers. The same is true even in our “Valley of the shadow of death” for the Lord is with us. (Psalm 23) and His rod and staff are our very present help in time of trouble.

Too little rain provides a poor climate for seed germination. With too much rain the seeds could rot or be washed away. Showers too early or too late in the season snuff out possibilities of these fireworks of wildflower blossoms. Temperature is also critical. If the sun gets too hot, the seeds may become parched and seedlings scorched. Very cold temperatures spell bad news for blossoms. All the extremes can be applied to our walk with the Lord whether through deserts or valleys—in whatever place in life He has led us. God is in control of all our environment spiritually as well, keeping everything in balance for our growth.

The words of the apostle Paul ring in our ears, “Not that I complain of want; for I have learned, in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11). Wherever I am? Yes. In whatever circumstances? Yes. If I am a child of God, He has uniquely planted me where He wants me for my good and for His glory and His purposes. That includes inhospitable desert situations. But something spectacular could happen to me wherever I am!

What makes the difference between despair in our circumstances and hope for change? The loving presence of Jesus can suddenly burst our lives into “super bloom” if we embrace the conditions He arranges for us. The sun (we must be in the right relationship with the Son), the wind (the Wind of the Holy Spirit must be invited to blow freely through our lives). We must keep ourselves hydrated with Jesus, the Living Water.

Did you know that there are rocks in a desert? I've traveled through the Sinai desert and seen immense rocks jutting out from the desert sand providing welcome shade and shelter. (Isaiah 32:2) Jesus is our Mighty Rock within a weary land, a home within the wilderness, a rest upon the way” as the classic hymn reminds us. All these conditions need to be fully aligned in us in order to germinate the seeds in our aridity and burst forth into full bloom spiritually.

God's purpose for us, however, is not simply to stand around blooming. Surely a beautiful sight and a witness for Him to others who journey through their desert. Primarily, He desires us to be His channels for that Living Water which He provides sufficient for all. In 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Paul lets us know why we may be going through such desert times experiencing personal trials, hardships, exhaustion, stress and distresses, and grievous losses of various kinds. God lavishes His comfort on us so that we can in turn comfort others and point them to the all-sufficiency of God. His desire is that we hydrate others.

We can offer cups of cold water to the thirsty since we have experienced a thirst that has been quenched. We can wash their burning, sandy feet. We are to be God's signposts inviting the thirsty to the flourishing, abundant Oasis which is Christ Himself, the Ever-flowing Spring, where they can drink freely.

 If you are in a desert place right now, take heart! God's promises abound in the Scriptures of what He will do for us and through us in desert places. The following verses from Isaiah chapters 35, 43, 44, 58 apply first to Israel, but God's principles are universal for God's children:

“I [the Lord] have given waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert...I pour out water on the thirsty land...I will guide them to springs of water...I will make her desert like the garden of the Lord...the Lord will satisfy your soul in scorched places...you will be like a watered garden, like a spring of water whose waters do not fail...like streams in the desert...I will make the desert a pool of water, and the dry land fountains of water....”

“The desert will be glad and rejoice and blossom profusely...” And so will we in our personal aridity when we allow God to transform our deserts into His well-watered, blossoming gardens.


Comments

Joe Sabounji From Toronto, Canada At 3/22/2022 9:12:29 AM

How beautifully you described blooming in the dessert to reflect the Wisdom and the Glory of our Creator God. That is God's gift given to you to help those going through a dessert phase. By His Living Word through the enabling of the Holy Spirit, the Master Planner can do MIRACLES. Joe.S

Reply by: Leona Choy

Thank you for your encouragement, Joseph. You are a good friend.

Rhea Tantlinger From Tn At 3/21/2022 5:55:36 AM

Oh my Leona how I love you Dear Friend. God bless Real Big! Rhea

Reply by: Leona Choy

I'm eager for your return visit with Diane.

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CHEERLEADING
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ONLY TALK WITH YOUR MOUTH FULL!
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HO-HUM FAITH
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PURSUING WISDOM
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A THORNY MATTER
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A SOMEWHAT GRUMPY CHAT WITH GOD
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A FISH STORY
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LET'S EAT NOODLES TOGETHER!
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RESISTANCE TO ASSISTANCE
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CHALLENGE OF THE FOURTH QUARTER
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KEEPING A TRADITION
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PUBLISHING FUND PROGRESS
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"GOING STEADY" WITH MY "SUGAR CANE"
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A SHOUT-OUT FOR A NEW BUTTERFLY
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THANKSGIVING IN OCTOBER
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REPEAT OFFENDERS
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SHINING WHEN YOUR BATTERY IS LOW
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9/21/2018

I DESERVE IT...DESERVE IT NOT....
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WHAT'S IN A NAME?
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WAITING FOR GOD'S DUE TIME
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STONES AND COVERUPS AND HOLY EARS
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8/31/2018

IT'S ALL ABOUT SHOES
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8/29/2018

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MY CELL TOWER
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REJUVENATION GOD'S WAY
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STUCK IN THE MUD?
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8/13/2018

TWINKLE TWINKLE LITTLE STAR
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WHEN'S A GOOD TIME TO "EXULT"?
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Survey For the Calendar-Challenged
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Destiny Decisions
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BEDROOM SLIPPERS OR HIKING BOOTS?
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Hurrah for the Prepper Bridesmaids!
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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?
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BARNACLES
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