"As the Deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God... "
This deer doesn't seemed scared in my back yard, yet she is attentive. Since I've sprayed deer repellent (predator urine) she no longer stops by. In the wild, deer are so flighty, ever vigilant and gone at the least scent of a predator...
But they need water... It's life or death... So risks have to be taken... Her predators will not give her a pass.
For that matter neither will ours. There is risk involved in pursuing God's water but we need it so we take the risk...
Apparently Rain carries an ionic charge that gets grounded when it reaches the plants (or the earth) and must be beneficial somehow from the look of plants after rain (as opposed to hand watering). I do get it that ALL the plants benefit from this, weeds and rare specimens alike...
Kills me in some ways.. Good thing, that attitude needs to die apparently.
"... But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in Heaven. He causes the sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward have you?"
This scripture was made real for me today: earlier I had asked the Lord for wisdom to help me through a seemingly impossible situation and that He did not moments later! Afterwards, I *happened* to read this verse. Yes! yes! yes!!! So of course I just had to share it:
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoices and with my song I will praise him." Psalm 28:7