I need water.

Before we begin:
“Carrie! This isn’t reborn & rooted!” You’re right! With new finances coming up (aka I bought a car oops) and also a heart check (which you’ll read about here), I had to discontinue paying for the website because the way I went about it was a bit too much for me. However, I will be rebooting a site soon as the time comes. But for now, here we are again!

I never knew what it meant to be truly “watered.” That sounds so odd, but it was never made real to me. This past summer, I had little desire to pick up my Bible, to journal, to pray, or anything, and when I did, I viewed it as routine. This summer was full of anger, rejection, hurt, and confusion. I felt lifeless, empty, and completely dry.

I kept asking God…
“Where are You?”
“Why don’t I feel You?”
“Why can’t I hear You?”

But why would I hear Him if I wasn’t in tune with Him? Why would I hear him if I wasn’t listening?

I wasn’t being watered.

My roots had been growing, and then they had stopped. I wasn’t nourishing my walk with the Lord. I wasn’t rooted myself deeper. I had just stopped.

We do this too often. We have a great start. We go to a camp, or to a Christian college (me), or to a conference, or a really good sermon. We spend time in His Word, immersing ourselves in grace and His truth. We reflect, we grow, we root ourselves. We are being watered.

But then we’re surprised that we die out when the watering stops.

The past few weeks, the Lord has whispered these words into my ear; “you need water.” I need devotion, I need prayer, I need Jesus. The Living Water.

“On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” John 7:37-38

“Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 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 4:13-14

In order to grow our roots deeper in Christ, we must be watered with the Living Water, the truth of God, Jesus Himself. Time with Him so important, because it’s the time we are watered by Jesus. It is the time we allow Jesus to come in and immense us in truth. Without time with Him, we aren’t allowing any watering to take place.

We would never go weeks without water. First of all, we can’t. But we wouldn’t want to anyway. Then why do we allow our walk with the Lord to go unwatered for this long?

Are you dry? Are your spirit and roots yearning for watering?

I saw a blog post that used the phrase “well-watered women,” and I fell in love with it (check out livelifebeautifully, y’all). It was exactly what the Spirit was convicting me of; not being a well-watered woman. I pray that we become this. I pray that we truly live this out in every way.

May we be watered in the Word of God.
May we be watered in prayer.
May we be watered in grace.
May we be watered in Christ.

You never realize how thirsty you are until you take the first sip. Jesus is the Living Water.


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