GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 8
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 8 ~ ~ Genesis 2:10 ~ “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.”
Some people are naturals with caring for plants. Others have to just give up. Wouldn’t it be nice if plants could tell us when they need water?
Actually, they do. We just can’t hear them, because their “voices” are five times higher-pitched than we are able to hear.
Scientists studied corn plants with special instruments, and found that they actually do make quite a bit of noise.
Corn leaves and stalks make noises as they slide against each other during growth. We have all heard the sound of plant leaves rattling in the wind. Corn stalks also make noise as they bend in the wind. However, another sound was heard when the corn didn’t have enough water. It was a high-pitched popping noise.
Plants have water tubes that carry water and nutrients up from the roots to the leaves. Water flows up these tubes under tension. When there is not enough water, the tension becomes too great and the tubes fracture. The popping is the sound of those tubes fracturing. The result of fractured tubes is a wilted plant. When water is restored, the tubes refill, the popping noises stop, and the plant again looks healthy.
This could make us think. What else don’t we hear? In nature, there are lots of sounds that are beyond our range of hearing. No doubt, if we had unlimited hearing, a walk in the woods would be anything but relaxing!
But, there also must be some border-line sounds in creation that we might be able to hear if we would listen closely enough, and put our thoughts to it. We would, in effect, blur the line between the two worlds.
That’s how it is between us and God. We can’t hear His audible voice. He is spirit and we are not. We’re in two different dimensions. Our physical hearing isn’t designed to enter that realm, just like with the plants.
But, when we’re born again.~ ~ when we are made a new creation in Christ Jesus, like this:
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.”
“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.”
When we are that new creation, there is a blurring of the border between. We have a living spirit now, which can discern the things of the Spirit, and we have the Holy Spirit living inside us, communicating with our spirits. This makes us able to communicate with God, when we live our lives fully for Him, study His Word to know Him, and listen for the Still Small Voice that is not audible, but comes through our spirits, to guide us into full knowledge of Him. It will ALWAYS agree with the written Word.
“that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ,”
“But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.”
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