In verse 4, the He says, “They will spring up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.”
“I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring; They will spring up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.” Isaiah 44:3-4
Father, we ask for you to pour Your waters onto those who are thirsty and flood the dry ground of those with abortion wounded hearts. Father, as You know, the Deeper Still Ministry is needed beyond our borders, in other states and nations. Father, we ask for You to pour out Your Spirit on the chapters that are emerging and bless the offspring from Deeper Still. Father, we pray for the chapters to spring up like willows by the watercourses, fully nourished and fruitful. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
New chapters of Deeper Still are in the birthing process and many more haven’t been conceived yet. God knows when and where these chapters will spring up. As these new chapters are being planted, they will need to be nurtured and watered with the Spirit of the Living God.
In verse 3 above, God says He will pour water on Him who is thirsty and floods on the dry ground. Water and floods are often used in Scripture to depict abundant blessings and are also used to denote the influence of the Holy Spirit (Bible Hub-Barnes Commentary).
God is saying that He will pour out His Holy Spirit on those who are thirsty and bless them abundantly! Amen!
Willow trees in our western culture symbolize grief, such as in the weeping willow. However, in the places where the willow originated (China), it symbolizes vitality and growth. This symbolism comes from its ability to reproduce easily from cut branches.
Interestingly enough, I found 5 more facts about willow trees that I thought mirrored perfectly the heart of Deeper Still as it is beginning new chapters.
1. Willow trees not only sprout easily, they are fast growers.
2. Willows have medicinal properties that alleviate pain and bring healing.
3 3. Willows are used to build.
4. Willows need to have the proper soil and need an abundance of water (Holy Spirit).
5. Willows help prevent erosion.
As Deeper Still grows and becomes all God has for it to be, may the new chapters grow in vitality, may the pain of the past be shed as hearts are healed, may the ruins of many desolations be rebuilt and restored, may the roots be ever in the right soil and watered abundantly, and may Deeper Still help prevent the erosion of our culture, our nation, and the world. Amen!