Sometimes an honest look inside is needed to get us back where we should be. For quite a while I have felt dry, barren, empty. Very much like parched earth in desperate need of water. Good deeds will not soften a heart in this condition nor will church attendance nor bible reading.
Jeremiah 2:13 says, “For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.”
The remedy for a dry soul can only be found in Jesus Christ. We cannot fix ourselves or rehydrate our spirits. Every attempt will only leave us in worse condition than before. Keith Green was one of the most annointed song writers I have heard in my life. His words penetrate into the depths of my soul to bring rejoicing and repentance. The song “My Eyes Are Dry” is the cry of my heart today.
My eyes are dry, my faith is old
My heart is hard, my prayers are cold
And I know how I ought to be
Alive to You and dead to me
Oh what can be done for an old heart like mine
Soften it up with oil and wine
The oil is You, Your Spirit of love
Please wash me anew in the wine of Your Blood