LET IT RAIN ~
Rain has a purpose. It falls from the sky to land upon dry land, water plants, fill up lakes and so much more. Right now in California, there are many fires in Lake County. It is helping to cool down the weather and much needed rain.
On a spiritual note, the Bible says:
Isaiah 45:8 New International Version
8 “You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the Lord, have created it.
It is important how we view things in life. I wrote about seasons coming and seasons going. There is a time for everything and God has planned it before we were born. We must take ownership of our own choices in life and allow God to change us from the inside out. People will notice a difference in our lives and want to know why.
James 1:19 New International Version)
My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry
Just like the rain falls from the sky, so does our choices of life. Things change suddenly and are faced with new choices in life. We can choose to rest in the will of God and allow him to guide our lives. Through it all, a trust comes and a trust can rest inside of us. We need the rain to prosper our land and our lives. We need the spiritual rain as well to grow up. To know that each season is meant by God and our reactions makes a difference.
Philippians 3:14 King James Version
I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Our normal can change. That change can look easy to others, but extremely hard for you. I have people who think my life is perfect and wish they were me. Nobody see's the inside story of one life nor know the things I've been through all my life. I've been broken inside and needed God to restore my life. I have others that say I show unconditional love easy and that my example matters. I know that God has brought me through rain, storms and seasons of life. I give him honor and praise daily for making it through hard things and even easy things. I know that God remains the same. It is to God who gives us strength.
1 Corinthians 8:6 New International Version
6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.
After the rain, we see the affects of the rain. After allowing Jesus into our hearts, we can feel the blessings of change. I am reminded this morning that some people may never go to a church building to hear about Jesus, but they can view your life. You become a testimony to others and such an example. I had a lady last night in our Women's Service at church say this, "I watch your life on Facebook". Wow moment for me, because I counted that an honor as she spoke nice things. I could clearly see that my words and my example makes difference.
Remind yourself today that your example matters too. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends! Keep looking up and counting blessings of a new day.