Monday, June 18, 2012

Rain Cloud Promises

Seeds go to ground.  Some on good ground, others not.  Jesus used this lesson to teach sowing the gospel.

Rain falls from leaden skies.  Sometimes just enough. Sometimes too much, others not enough.  When the fires rage it is never enough, when the land is saturated even one more drop can be too much.

It is a delicate balance with drought on one end and flood on the other.  Yet, no matter how many times it seems like we are facing one extreme or another, God mercifully brings us back to the middle, back into balance.  If we let Him.

If we can let the seeds grow without digging them up to see what they are doing.

If we can let the rain fall without cursing the sky.

If we can trust the seeds and the storms to God's ultimately capable and holy hands.

Joel 2:21
Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things.

and when I feel small, smaller than the rain. 

Unheard.  Even ignored.  I remember this:

Matthew 10:31
Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

More than sparrows.  Me?  Me!  You? Yes, YOU!

So I sow seeds in prayer, water them in tears.  Waiting for God to grow something amazing!  Waiting.  Waiting.  Why?  Because He never breaks His word, not a single word.  Ever.

Enjoy the lightning, smile even! Could be God is taking your photo, and He adores you!

Dance in the rain.  Plant seeds.  Rest.  

Even when it hurts.  Especially when it hurts.

Linking up with my blogging brother in Christ, Duane Scott for Unwrapping God's Promises.


  1. If we let Him...

    Too often I struggle with "letting" Him. I want what He offers,... but instead of letting Him work, I want to do it my way. My way just messes it up... His way is THE Way. I just need to LET Him.

    1. I struggle with the 'letting' Him as well. Thanks for coming by! Bright blessings.

  2. ......."Enjoy the lightning, smile even! Could be God is taking your photo," Oh just that one line was worth stopping by...great post and wonderful reminders today. Lori

    1. :-) So glad you stopped by Lori, I think we were at each other's blogs at about the same time! Great that you stopped by. Bright blessings!

  3. Followed over from Scribing the Journey. Really enjoyed your lovely encouraging words!

    1. Joell - thanks for coming over! I appreciate you leaving me a comment. Hope to see you again! Bright blessings.

  4. "More than sparrows. Me? Me! You? Yes, YOU!"

    THis excitement just made me smile today..

    Thank you!

    1. Seeing your comment today made me smile, thank you my friend!