Our Focal Scripture speaks of that moment when God Himself ordered Moses to keep Aaron’s rod in the Ark of the Covenant. Aaron’s rod had budded, blossomed and had also fruited, and God commanded that it be placed in the Ark. The Ark of the Covenant was symbolic of God’s presence. So Aaron’s rod became part of God’s presence. God’s presence may have visited the dry rods, but Aaron’s rod became part of God’s presence.
Friend, if your life remains dry, you just might reduce God to a mere visitor that comes and goes but never stays. If your life remains dry spiritually, you won’t be conducive for a perpetual presence of God to be made manifest. If you fail to grow and yield fruit, you just might become that branch that the Lord would rather cut off. If you remain disconnected from life, with no sign of spiritual life in you, you are chasing God away.
God gave a special position to a rod that came alive. God made His abode with the rod that had life in it, but He didn’t do same with rods that were dry. This is that year when you will operate as a rod that has life in it. This is that year when you will not be mere dry bone and nothing more. This is that year when fruitfulness and life will be your identity. This is that year when the fullness of the life of God must be found in you.
Did you know that nothing more was said of the dry rods that didn’t bud like Aaron’s rod? They were dry, and they were soon forgotten. They were dry and they went into oblivion and extinction. If you make the mistake of being spiritually dry, you are simply preparing yourself for extinction and oblivion. If you remain dry, you are simply disqualifying yourself from being a partaker with God. Today’s dryness will breed tomorrow’s stagnation.
Don’t be counted amongst those who simply chose dryness over and above life and fruitfulness. Ask God to fill you afresh with His life. Ask God to cause your spirit man to bud, blossom and yield fruit.