Monday May 1, 2017
Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned. -Hebrews 6:7-8
We have certainly seen a whole lot of rain recently.
Majority of the conversations that involved the rain were negative.
People, including myself were complaining about how dreary it was, how it was inconvenient, wishing for the sunshine back, and wishing for the droplets to quit falling.
God reminded me today that although we complain and curse the rain, nothing grows without it.
Rain yields growth, which yields fruit; a dry life, physically or spiritually, withers.
Life depends on water, which God ultimately supplies.
Without the hydrologic cycle, many plants would not exist due to their reliance on water that reaches them through rain.
Without plants, human life would not exist.
Rain is a good thing. It might not always be convenient or pleasant, but it is necessary for growth to occur.
Sometimes the dreary days, the inconvenient ones, the days where all feel like all we are doing is stepping in puddles, are the days that God is growing something beautiful.
Learn from the rain. God is working in the downpour.
Prayer: “God, thank you for the rain. Thank you for supply what I need. Help me to see that you are creating beautiful things during the downpours in life. In your name I pray, Amen.”