The Rains Of The Spirit

So let us know, let us press on to know the Lord, His going forth is as certain as the dawn; and He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth.  Hosea 6:3

Two kinds of rains were necessary to give Israel their grain.  The autumn rains prepared the ground for the seed.  The spring rains fell at the time of harvesting.  Both were necessary.  God wants us to know that He is the God of the past and the present.  Just as He was faithful to bring revelation when we needed it in our history, He is someone we can count on today, and in the future, for the fresh rains of the Spirit.

We’re living in a season of challenges and profound losses.  Blessing might even seem like a thing of the past.  “Remember when” becomes the focus of our conversations.    This is the time when we must review God’s faithfulness during the seasons when our landscapes were scorched by life.  It seemed we would never survive.  This is also the time when we must vow to know the Lord more so that we can trust His character and promises for the future.  He has promised to come to us as a Spring rain and he will not fail us.

A casual, inquisitive search will not suffice when needs are great.   God rewards me when I seek Him with my whole heart, when I wait on Him and only Him, when I am firm in my faith that He is the God of past, present, and future.  Today is a day to see green, not brown.  If the past was glorious, I rejoice.  If the past was difficult but God brought me through, I still rejoice.  My future only promises something infinitely greater, an even more stunning display of the glory of God.

Some of Your children have not felt a drop of rain on their faces for a long time.   May they come to You today through the door of Your Word and be renewed through the rains of Your Spirit.  Amen

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