Jeremiah 17:7-8 are 2 powerful verses.
I “randomly” (haha- thank You Holy Spirit) saw them tonight as I opened up the Bible. (I suppose there is a lesson in that too- God will do cool stuff if we do our little part and just open up the Bible.)
7~ “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord; whose trust is the Lord.
8~ 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”
If I pour a glass of water in the grass, it helps the grass and is needed for the grass. It is just what the plant needs to grow. It is perfect for its life.
But it needs it every day. One glass of water from God is perfect. But I need Him everyday. The water I receive today is for today but will not get me through tomorrow (reminds me of how God directed the Israelites with manna).
Essentially, I need God today- I also need Him tomorrow.
I can not survive on yesterdays glass of water. I need something fresh today.
Holy Spirit give me a refill of You. Give me the discipline to stay under your shower of life. To be like a tree that has roots in the stream. I want to constantly ask and receive life and power from you. I don’t want to come to the stream once in a while. I want to be planted by water.
I didn’t even get into the depths of the rest of v. 8. I want to understand it more.