My dad is a blueberry farmer. Every year, he replaces some of the older, dead plants with new plants he has rooted. To do this, he takes cuttings of 3-4 inches and inserts them into a template placed on the soil in a propagation bed to create even spacing allowing the roots room to form and grow.
While the cuttings are in the bed, a constant mist of water is applied for about 12 hours a day for the first few weeks and then decreased gradually. After a few months, when the cuttings have begun to form roots, the water is turned off. In essence, they are forced into a drought!
The drought conditions force the plant's roots to spread out in search of moisture, creating a stronger root system that is more vigorous and able to absorb nutrients that sustain the plant when transplanted.
Our lives are like a blueberry plant. When we are in a "dry season" or drought, our search for the moisture of the "Living Water" will allow our lives, or "root system" to grow more vigorous and be able to withstand the elements we face from day to day!
Are you in a drought or "dry season"? Allow your "roots" to spread out into God's Word and search for the refreshing moisture of "Living Water".
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.