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When life blows you over.

Over the last few weeks we have had two of the dead trees in our yard blow over from the high wings that we have been having.

At first you may be thinking how sad that is to lose a tree that was planted more than 20 years ago, and you would normally be right.

The things about these trees is they are dead. Dead to the point of the roots are starting to come to the surface and the bark is falling off the tree. This is how we found these trees when we bought the house here in Ridgecrest. The house had been empty for a long time and without care and water the trees could not make it through the hot summers alone.

Even with a great tap root after years of drought they could not make it without life giving water.

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I liken this to our walk with the Lord, we can have deep roots that have been our support for many years. We may have been walking with the Lord our God for most of our life time. If you stop drinking from the word of God and eating from His table you can become like these trees dead but still standing.

The only reason that the trees have come down now is with all the water we have had this winter the ground is saturated and the storms knocked them down.

If we become complacent in our walk with God we risk being blown over in the storms of life.  Make sure you take in God daily to stand strong.

Yes it is a good thing the trees came down, we would have had to spend a great amount of time and energy to get them out ourselves. In life we do need to rid ourselves of the dead things that are no longer bringing forth fruit.

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