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Drought Relief???  A Word from THE WORD!!!  #28

As I sit here in my chair praying for rain for our parched ground, I also asked God to send the showers of revival upon my soul.  Those showers of HIS mercy, grace, and renewal when we are parched; maybe I’m the only one, but I don’t think so.

I want to share some of God’s refreshing “rain” of The Word with you this morning, hopefully to refresh parched souls—yours and mine.

Come, and let us return unto the LORD:

for he hath torn,

and he will heal us;

he hath smitten,

and he will bind us up.

2 After two days will he revive us:

 in the third day he will raise us up,

and we shall live in his sight.

3 Then shall we know,

if we follow on to know the LORD:

his going forth is prepared

as the morning;

and he shall come unto us

as the rain,

as the latter

and former rain

unto the earth.”  Hosea 6:1-3

Ezekiel, spoke of restoration of the people and the land, I think it can also be applied to our dry hearts!

And I will make them

and the places round about my hill

a blessing;

and I will cause the shower to come down

in his season;

 there shall be showers of blessing.”  Ezekiel 34:26

He shall come down like rain

upon the mown grass:

as showers

that water the earth.” Psalm 72:6

While Jesus wasn’t specifically talking about ‘rain’ when he spoke to the woman at the well, HE was telling us all that HE is the water of life, that HE alone can and will quench our thirsty soul.  Won’t you drink of this water of life today?

Jesus answered and said unto her,

Whosoever drinketh of this water

shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water

that I shall give him

shall never thirst;

but the water that I shall give him

shall be in him a well of water

springing up into everlasting life.”   John 4:13-14

Have you been to Jesus’ water well?  Are you His, but so tired and weary that you feel like you’re about to die of “thirst”!  Well, my friend, we have access to that well always!  Don’t let the enemy cut us off from our supply…let’s drink from that well, and let Jesus refresh our soul, heart, mind, and life that we may go forth and not only receive the “showers of blessing” but be the ‘showers of blessing’ to others who are “dying of thirst for Jesus”!

And Jesus said unto them,

I am the bread of life:

he that cometh to me

shall never hunger;

and he that believeth on me

shall never thirst.”  John 6:35

I hope that this brief word has encouraged you, it has me, as I sit here writing it!  May we diligently remember that our well is as close as a prayer, don’t let Satan distract us from our source of spiritual rain upon our souls, and water to quench our spiritual thirst.  There is no other “drink” that will satisfy.  Only Jesus can satisfy your soul!  Oh, Jesus, may we feast at your table, drink from your well, and go forth bearing “precious seed” to a world in desperate need of a Savior!  The fountain of Eternal Life—the water that makes things and people come alive!

The LORD hath done great things for us;

whereof we are glad.

4 Turn again our captivity, O LORD,

as the streams in the south.

5 They that sow in tears

shall reap in joy.

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth,

bearing precious seed,

shall doubtless come again

with rejoicing,

bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:3-6

Lord Jesus, YOU know the tears and thirst that plague our souls are often for our healing, and to teach us to lean upon YOU in all our ways!!!  May we…read…heed…and find the peace of relief!

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;

and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,

and he shall direct thy paths.

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes:

fear the LORD,

and depart from evil.

8 It shall be health to thy navel,

and marrow to thy bones.”  Proverbs 3:5-8

Please send the showers of revival on us, Lord?  Amen and Amen!