You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.
The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain, for so you have ordained it. Psalm 65:9
When you see the laws of nature at work, it’s a wonderful thing to behold. You hear stories of farmers praying for rain because they know that without rain, their crops will die and they may starve or have a very lean harvest. Without water, the plants and crops just do not grow.
Throughout the Bible, water is symbolic of the Holy Spirit. Using the analogy above, without the Holy Spirit in our lives coaxing, prodding, encouraging, disciplining, and strengthening us, we will not grow as Believers. We will “wither on the vine,” so to speak, until one day we shrivel up and fade away. At the very least we will not be productive.
The key to the Christian life is being connected to Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5