We all want to achieve, we all want to find our purpose…
Just as we need nutrients from food for our physical bodies each day, we need nourishment of God’s Word for our emotional and spiritual needs.
The maple tree is prized for its cool summer shade, its beautiful woodgrain, its red fall foilage, and its delightful sap. It has weathered many storms by sending its roots deep. The maple spends its days absorbing nutrients from the earth and the sun, and drinking moisture from God’s bounty.
The cold winter nights are essential for the tree to be able to produce its sweet syrup in the Spring. The colder winter, the greater the sap production. But the cold winter night doesn’t hurt the maple because it has stored God’s nutrients in its trunk.
We could learn a lesson from the maple. We live such shallow lives, indulging our flesh but neglecting our spiritual needs. Then we wonder why our leaves are sparse, our woodgrain is blemished, our foilage is faded, and our sap is bittersweet.
God said, “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13).
Just as the maple drinks the moisture that God provides, so do we need to drink from God’s fountains of living waters in His Word instead of looking to the world to quench our thirst.
Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). God’ has given us His Word in the Scriptures. How different our lives would be if we would take time to feed on the Spiritual nutirents there!