As I was taking a walk during my lunch break, I saw a great deal of worms on the sidewalk all dried up. As I looked at them (and was in awe in the great number that were on this sidewalk, seeing that we have not had any rain in over a week) I began to think about the body of Christ. In Mark 4:6 the scripture says “But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.”
In order for a worm to live / survive it must have the earth (dirt) to maintain. Worms MUST stay moist to survive. If worms dry out, then they will suffocate. Worms have to stay moist because they absorb oxygen from the wet areas, and then they release carbon dioxide (just like humans). When we inhale oxygen we release carbon dioxide. If a worm is dried up by the sun (in our case if we are dried up by the cares of life, and the lack of communion with God) we will die because the exchange of gases can’t take place.
As a whole, the body of Christ is suffocating because we are not allowing the moisture of God’s anointing to saturate us. We are not allowing the refreshing from the Lord to keep us moist. We are not allowing the word to wash us and sanctify us continually (Ephesians 5:25-26).
We must inhale the life of God (oxygen) on a daily bases, so that we can release the workings of darkness (carbon dioxide) from within our lives. This famine (dryness) that so many of us are facing within our spirit is not in the physical land, not one of bread, nor is it one of water, but it is a famine (dryness) for the word of God.
We have to continually stay under the shower of God’s blessing (Ezekiel 34:26), so we can yield fruit for this world to eat from. We have to strive to get this outpouring of God’s Spirit mentioned in Joel chapter 2 and Acts chapter 2. The soil is our heart, and we keep it moist through repentance.
No ground can stay saturated with nutrients if there is no rain. We can substitute water from the plumbing system, and add miracle grow in an attempt to keep our fields from getting hard and callused, but the ground of our heart will not soften and grow until we get the pure rain from Heaven.
Let’s stay like a moist worms, so we can move through the soil keeping our hearts tender and pliable unto the Lord. No one can grow and survive in and on a hard surface, not even a worm.
3 For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.
4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you