godsfingers – Watchman on the Wall

Spiritual musings, prophetics, lessons, music, etc…by Pastor Dan Long

A dry and Weary Land


Psalm 63:1
A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah. O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

dry and weary
While I was walking over my parched land I came across this little patch, green and blossoming, seemingly ambivalent to the fact that there is no water or moisture in the ground.

As rains continue to NOT fall on both the believers and non-believers in Christ, the landscape becomes a very real, harsh, blanched picture. The grasses, crops, and even some of the not deeply rooted trees are withered and dying. This dry scorching heat has enveloped the land, inescapably ruining the unprepared. Whether by crop insurance or emergency loans some may be able to recover their crop and cattle losses but one thing will be inescapable for everyone; scarcity and hunger.

Proverbs 11:25
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

Romans 15:32
so that by God’s will I may come to you with joy and together with you be refreshed.
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A bright happy spot in the scorching sun.

But wait, these little patches of color and refreshment appeared out of the desolation. Cheery little flowers against a stark backdrop. These little guys popped up with almost a spiritual connection, where there is seemingly no moisture, yet they are fed. Is God speaking here? Is there something?

The world is a spiritually dry place, in fact, desolate and blighted, filling itself with pleasures and notions to mask the emptiness, building mega churches to try to fill that emptiness with more…..emptiness. Then, I think of the local church, one that is spiritually connected to God, in a dry and weary land where there is no water, who, as Jesus said, drink from the well of Living Water that will not run dry. They stand out, as a city on a hill, a bright point in darkness, a gathering of refreshment, connected through a common root.

God created the local church to be a ministering spirit, providing for not only spiritual needs but also physical needs. You need to be a part of your local church. Like the picture above, the grouping is clustered together, not individual little flowers on their own, because on their own the little flower would shrivel up and die. So also, in God’s economy, you don’t simply stay off on your own and watch a little god.tv . He created the local church for love, fellowship, teaching and accountability so that you can be, not only fed, but be on the frontline feeding others.

If you aren’t in a local church, get in one. If you are in a local church make sure it is operating in the Spirit of Christ and if so, connect, serve, give what God has given you to give back. If you are reading this, and you don’t know Christ and you’re wondering, what in the world??? God has brought you here for this reason, that you may have an opportunity to pause, realize what you’re missing and come to Him , accept Jesus and receive refreshment in a dry and weary world where there is no water.

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Author: godsfingers

I'm a musician and worship leader, intent on following wherever God leads and directs me, with His leading's in the Spirit and others bonking me on the head ( hopefully not much of the latter). My life experiences are in blue collar and white collar (engineering) employment, political office, lay ministries, national competition in track and cross country and most importantly marriage and raising a family. God has given me a unique set of skills and character to serve Him and a passion for doing it.

10 thoughts on “A dry and Weary Land

  1. I am having to use a ton of water on my potato and onion crops. Not to mention I am trying to revive a sapling tree I planted about 4 months ago. After staying with my wife in the hospital my crops started dying because I was not there to tend to them. God is good though he is allowing them to revive and my rose bush is blooming. It is always dry here but it has been dryer then normal. The tribulation grows closer everyday and it is for sure that this is the beginning of the skies closing up. I don’t believe it will be much longer. God have mercy on all of our wretched souls. For none of us deserve the love and forgiveness of our Lord Jesus….

    • Yes, my “lush” woods can’t even feed the deer anymore and all the 2-3 year old white oak saplings ( that I’d planted to replace the oak lost to oak wilt) are dead or dying. I was carrying 5 gallon buckets to each but that doesn’t seem to be doing the trick.

      Just a heads up, we feel that God is moving us out to a 97 acre farm a couple hours from here, soon. It seems God is dispersing our family to minister or learn accordingly. My wife said, ” we’re not farmers”, to which I replied, ” and Noah wasn’t a ship builder.” 😉

      • I hope it all works our for you brother. I would love to be on a farm but God called me to the city. I set a water hose on my sapling for about thirty minutes. They look perkier but it is still touch and go. This is happening everywhere sadly. No doubt things are about to go from bad to worse. GOD’S WILL BE DONE THOUGH!

        • Brother you said, No doubt things are about to go from bad to worse. GOD’S WILL BE DONE THOUGH!…I couldn’t help but smile…I use to tell people, ‘don’t worry it will get better, look to Jesus’…now I tell them, ‘don’t worry, it will get worse’..but keep your eyes on Jesus…His Will be done…I have a tiny garden very small, each day as I water them, if anyone was to tell me, Satan is a Mosquito.(blood sucking little devils, their itching poisonous-tactics would make one turn to drink and cuss if one was not a Christian)…I’d not doubt it one bit!!! (haha) But our Lord said, Satan will come as an Angel of Righteousness…with the push for ‘all faiths’ to join together in Unity, one would ‘feel and think”…”Step-away-from the Unity seekers”…..(smile)

          • Are you familiar with Sun Moon? Also are you familiar with the way the Moony Cult leader has taken over mainstream Christianity with his unity teachings? If you aren’t I would be happy to share a link to a PDF file talking all about it.

            • My wife and I were just talking this morning about her sister and the “co-exist” bumper stickers that she and her husband have on their cars. They are Madison, Wi liberal RCs so they think they are promoting a good thing, totally clueless that they are promoting the One World Church, but, then, they don’t believe in the Revelation version of that anyway. For the Catholic the book is all allegorical.

            • sad…I was once told a long time ago…each family has at least one like that …determined to rebel against authority, Jesus Christ and His Word…they have their own god, and that one they are true to…’self’..they may attend any number of ‘religious “Church’s”…but the god they are and will be true to is ‘self’…it is the only one that will side with their feelings and is easily able to sway them from a narrow path to the wider path…

            • Yes I remember a “Moon” character many years ago..as for you sharing another link with me about ‘the Unity’ groups…I’m really too busy with the 66 Books, I already have they keep me pretty busy..(smile)

  2. Very good post by the way.

  3. Very good post ….I really enjoyed it..also a very nice looking Church…from what I have seen in the past few years….the part of ”God created the local church to be a ministering spirit, providing for not only spiritual needs but also physical needs.” …is under the control of the Government…I won’t go into the details, but I use to send people to different places to get ‘the help’ they needed…’Two bags of groceries if you are a member of a Church…One bag if you are not’..any other monetary need is very limited as well. Also ‘your name is put in the computer, so ‘all the Church’s that are linked to it’ will not help but rather say you have to wait ‘X-amount of time’ …I’ve noticed since the surgeries this year, a lot of the food, I do get is ‘from the Living Well within’ The Holy Spirit brings it so clearly, such a joy He is..the other fellowship are thru the ministering I am allowed by grace to be a part of..I see His marvelous hand in all we do, as I also see real believers are coming together “knowing” we are in the last days..I truly feel sorry for the ones not born-again, they will be like the foolish virgins, and go to anyone they think will give them a piece of bread…as for gardens, I do not doubt they will be rummaged thru when the spirit of hunger gets here..as well as our homes! I still am amazed at how so many are still hung up on the ‘prosperity message’…My e-mail addresses get limited a few times a month, with what I am sending them, they ‘don’t want to hear it..’plain an simple’..

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