The sponge was dry and stiff; devoid of moisture.
Then it found a clear, warm, pool of refreshing water.
It absorbed the wet warmth, drinking, taking in, filling every empty and needy space.
Now the sponge is pliant, full, soft and has some wet warmth to give back.
It must stay in the pool in order to receive and give.
My soul was dry and stiff; devoid of moisture.
Then it found the presence of God and His people.
The Holy Spirit filled all the empty and needy spaces.
Now my soul is pliant, full, and soft. It has some warmth to give back.
I must stay in God’s presence in order to receive and give.
From my journal 7-8-92
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26