The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God will stand forever. (Isa. 40:8)
As I was out mowing my one acre lot yesterday, the heat was beating down incessantly upon me. Here in West Texas we have been experiencing a drought. Many of my neighbors, including myself, have encountered the loss of a large number of trees and grass on our property due to the dry season. What I have noticed, as I have mowed, is how the weeds have just taken over where the grass once thrived. In seeing this, I felt God gave me a WORD for the CHURCH today.
In seasons, where the lack of rain has brought severe drought, weeds still abound. In fact, I put weed killer on a few weeds in front of my house a year ago, and I could almost hear them cry out , “More, more, oh the moisture is great…bring it on!” Needless to say, they did not die from it.
When God’s people experience a spiritual drought or lack of rain from the Spirit of God, sin seemingly abounds. The weeds, mentioned above, represent sin. Even when God’s people appear to be fainting from the lack of rain, sin is still abounding all the more. In times of drought, we should know as children of God, that we need to press in all the more, rely on God all the more, pray to God all the more, trust in God all the more, and rejoice in His presence all the more!
As I finished mowing and digesting the spiritual lesson taught me from my tasks, I realized how God is waiting to pour out His spiritual rain upon us. How He desires for us to thirst and hunger after Him and His righteousness. I now understand how sin easily abounds in dry places, and I also know that if we are not equipped for the heat of this world or the sin that surrounds us, it will eventually overtake us too. We must remain in the Presence of God to become nourished, fed and healthy. Weeds or sin can thrive in desolate areas but Gods' people cannot. We need the rain of God and the reign of His Sprit to lead and guide us through such seasons in our lives.
If we will entrusts God and ask Him to help us through the dry times of life, and they will come, He will help us. We will find that we are rising above those seasons and times in our lives and becoming once again a living, jubilant, child of God, sharing hope to the nations!
by Jane Morin
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!