When I left the church’s building after our service this past morning several matters gripped my soul.
- I thought of those traveling home in the heavy rain and I asked the Lord for their safety.
- I thought of those who were at home who truly are not well, and I prayed for them.
- I thought of an illustrative point made at the beginning of my message yesterday too. “A pastor met up with a delinquent church member and said to him that he had missed him for several weeks at the church meeting. The man replied back to the pastor, ‘Well, you know, the children have been sick, we’ve been out-of-town, and besides that, it’s been raining.” And the pastor said, “Well, it’s dry over at the church.” And the delinquent church member said, “Yea, that’s another reason.”
While I traveled home my heart was lifted up to the Lord in prayer that He would send a deluge of rain to take the dryness away from our homes, communities, and churches. We need more than “Mercy Drops Round Us Are Falling” for we are in great need of a flood sent from God upon the dry and parched ground.
Only the reading of the Word of God and the praying of the Word back to God will move the heart and hand of God. The church is too busy today. We hustle and bustle around while accomplishing nothing but clouds without water.
Please take time to pray. Take time to be holy. Take time to behold Him!
God, burden us of the aridness that surrounds us and is in us. Prepare us for Spiritual Rain.