40 Days of Prayer - 2015
Day 27 - October 9

Indicator Species
By Mary Jo Cannard

I have a shamrock plant that lives at the side of my kitchen sink. It’s dark green, 3-lobed triangular leaves are fun to watch as they open to the sunlight and close when it becomes dark. The stems of white flowers are a joy, blooming all year ‘round.

The plant is my indicator species for watering. Although we try to water the plants weekly, sometimes we forget. Other times, during the hottest months of the year, the plants may need an extra drink mid-week. The drooping leaves of the shamrock remind us that the plants are in need. When watered, it doesn’t take long for the shamrock to revive. The stems that have been hanging over the sides of the pot fill with water and straighten right up. Within a few hours, it’s as if the plant was never in need.

Do you have an indicator for when you miss devotional time with God? Do you droop? Is your attitude or energy lacking? Reinstating time with God will revive your life just like water revives my shamrock.

But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him, if you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 4:29 ESV

Pray for a renewed desire to know God as we prepare to open our church to those who are seeking.ESV