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March 31, 2024

Springtime is so exciting.

I love watching the buds break through as nature wakes back up and begins its next season of growth. But there’s a downside. The rain!

I love the Fall season the most because temperatures are mild, the sun is shining, and it’s dry.

That might be good for top-down rides in my jeep, but not for feeding new growth. We need the gentle showers of Spring to breathe life into the earth and nurture the seeds of new beginnings.

What a great lesson, though, for all of us. Just as the rain refreshes the soil and encourages the growth of vibrant blossoms, so does God’s Word nourish and cultivate our souls, guiding us on a journey of spiritual growth and renewal.

Just as seeds require water to germinate and grow, our hearts require the living water of God’s Word to flourish and bear fruit. Isaiah 55:10-11 says, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Praise God that the Holy Spirit works within us, illuminating Scripture and nurturing our faith, transforming us into His children (Romans 8:14-16). Like tender shoots emerging from the soil, we are continually shaped and molded by the transformative power of God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit.

No Rain = No Growth

Just as the rain falls according to His divine plan, so does His Word penetrate our hearts to bring spiritual growth and renewal. As you read this month’s issue, open your heart to receive the nourishment of God’s Word, allowing it to take root deeply within us and bear fruit in our lives.

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Jason and his wife DeAnne have 3 kids and have called the River Region home most of their lives. A former Family & Student Minister who, together with DeAnne, launched KeepSharing LLC to publish local family and faith resources across Alabama and the Florida Panhandle.

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