Drought

We have not had to worry about drought in the Northern Illinois area.  However, many of us, even with all of the waters around us, are experiencing a spiritual drought.  There are a lot of reasons we go through the time of spiritual depletion.  The good news is there is always a way out.

…but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” – John 4:14

Spiritual Drought

Image courtesy of Audrey Bruno and Stone Creek Photography
When you are feeling dryness in your soul, go to a place where you can be in the presence of water—near a lake, a pond, the ocean, a water fountain, or take a walk in the rain. If you are unable to go to a large body of water, fill a large bowl with water and sit near it.

As you look at and hear the movement of the water, close your eyes and imagine that the water that is life-giving is being poured into your soul. Imagine how your soul’s scratchiness is soothed by the wetness that comes from God’s love. Take a moment to thank God for the gift and grace of water, and for the replenishment of moisture to your soul. As a final meditation, drink a glass of pure water very slowly and mindfully, with gratitude in your heart.

Renée Miller
When You’re Feeling Spiritually Dry

 

Adapted from explorefaith.org