Spiritual dew comes from quiet lingering in the Master’s presence.
Therefore may God give you of the dew of heaven. (Genesis 27:28)
Are you running on empty?
How can you best refresh your body and spirit?
On January 30, I received a high priority email from Anne Alder titled “I Will Be As The Dew Unto Israel.” This email particularly caught my attention because Anne is a faithful servant of Jesus, looks out for me, and rarely sends me any emails as high priority. Meditating on her email led me to spend the first 3 hours of my morning on Feb 1 “doing the dew.” That led to an awesome and creative day of work for my team of four working in my home. Here is what Anne shared:
This is from my STREAMS IN THE DESERT devotional. Thought you would be blessed.
The dew is a source of freshness. It is nature’s provision for renewing the face of the earth. It falls at night, and without it the vegetation would die. It is this great value of the dew which is so often recognized in the Scriptures. It is used as the symbol of spiritual refreshing. Just as nature is bathed in dew, so the Lord renews His people. In Titus 3:5 the same thought of spiritual refreshing is connected with the ministry of the Holy Spirit – “renewing the Holy Ghost.”
Many Christian workers do not recognize the importance of the heavenly dew in their lives, and as a result they lack freshness and vigor. Their spirits are drooping for lack of dew.
Beloved, fellow-worker, you recognize the folly of a laboring man attempting to do his day’s work without eating. Do you recognize the folly of a servant of God attempting to minister without eating of the heavenly manna? Nor will it suffice to have spiritual nourishment occasionally. Every day you must receive the renewing of the Holy Ghost. You know when your whole being is pulsating with the vigor and freshness of divine life and when you feel jaded and worn. Quietness and absorption bring the dew. At night when the leaf and blade are still, the vegetable pores are open to receive the refreshing and invigorating bath; so spiritual dew comes from quiet lingering in the Master’s presence. Get still before Him. Haste will prevent your receiving the dew. Wait before God until you feel saturated with His presence; then go forth to you next duty with the conscious freshness and vigor of Christ. – DR. PARDINGTON
Dew will never gather while there is either heat or wind. The temperature must fall, and the winds cease, and the air come to a point of coolness and rest – absolute rest, so to speak – before it can yield up its invisible particles of moisture to bedew either herb or flower. So the grace of God does not come forth to rest the soul of man until the still point is fairly and fully reached.
DROP THY STILL DEWS OF QUIETNESS.
TILL ALL OUR STRIVINGS CEASE:
TAKE FROM OUR SOULS THE STRAIN AND STRESS.
AND LET OUR ORDERED LIVES CONFESS
THE BEAUTY OF THY PEACE.
BREATHE THROUGH THE PULSES OF DESIRE
THEY COOLNESS AND THY BALM;
LET SENSE BY DUMB, ITS BEATS EXPIRE;
SPEAK THROUGH THE EARTHQUAKE, WIND AND FIRE,
O STILL SMALL VOICE OF CALM!
Heavenly Father, thank You for Anne Alder and her incredible heart for You. Thank You for friends like this who pray for me. Bless Anne beyond her wildest imagination in 2008. Open the flood gates of heaven for Anne that she does not have enough room to store all of Your blessings. May we become partners in Your billion soul vision. Thank You Jesus for being my Rock. I love You so much. Amen and hallelujah. Praise be to God!
Link of the Day
Steams in the Desert – by Mrs. Chas Cowman
Blessings to do the dew daily!
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