How to fill your reservoir

I am married to a rancher.
 
Craig raises Angus beef cattle, but he also raises hay for their feed. And here in the West, we are dependent upon winter snow. When it melts, it replenishes the groundwater so land can be irrigated in the summer, as we get almost no rain during the warmer months of the year.
 
The snow on the mountain peaks also brings spring runoff that funnels into creeks and then rivers that flow into reservoirs that provide water for families and farms in the valleys in central California.
 
Filled-up reservoirs mean a healthy livelihood for Californians, as agriculture is our state’s second largest revenue (after tech industry)–the fifth largest ag producer in the world.
 
But we personally also need filled reservoirs. We need a healthy mind, heart, soul, and body. Reading God’s Word and praying and following practices that refresh us physically and emotionally keep us at the ready not only for today but also for challenges ahead.
 
My reservoir can get drained easily unless I do the following daily:
  • Follow my Bible reading plan that allows me to read through the Word each year.
  • Pray as God leads me through my day.
  • Walk daily, praying for whatever God puts within my eyesight. I have a goal of 1,000 miles for 2019, and so far I’m on target.
  • Stretch daily and lift 5-pound weights in an evening routine.
  • Read one book a week (I’m currently on #7 for the year–quite an achievement for this slow reader!).
What do YOU do to refill your reservoir? What fills you up?
“Thank you, Lord, for providing rain and snow.”
 
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event! 
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