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Fire in the Rain

  • Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3 WEB

    During the long hot summer of the south, the fields can sometimes get so dry that the crops appear dead. The one thing that they need to restore life and make everything right, is a good rain shower. Once the rain comes, the fields spring back to life, and the plants start growing again.

    There was a season in my life where I became borderline burnout. We had overly served at church for the last few years, and it was just too much of a good thing. The harvest truly was plentiful, but the laborers were certainly few, and a lot of those seemed lazy. It was a dry and cynical time in my life.

    Some friends invited us to a Christian conference about three hours away, and we reluctantly agreed to go. The conference lasted three days. On the first day we joined the meeting and it opened with great praise and worship, followed by an anointed message. By the end of the day, I was feeling some better.

    The second day was the same and soon I began to feel something inside of me coming back to life, like a fire being breathed on. By the third day, I was completely refreshed with a renewed vision for our life, and fresh word from the Lord. I left the conference walking on air, and thrilled to be alive. I caught fire, in His rain.

    Many times in scripture God's presence is compared to rain on a dry and thirsty land. It is the one thing that can bring healing, satisfaction, and life where there is none. Hopes and dreams that were thought long dead, will suddenly spring back to life. There is nothing else like being in the presence of the Lord.

    Our lives can get so busy, so full, and yet at the same time, so empty. There is only one thing that will make everything right: Spending time in the Lord's presence. As we spend time with Him, He makes the rest work out for us. He gives us clarity and fills the emptiness. It is truly like a replenishing rain.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please send Your rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to actually live it, and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen 

August 16, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please send Your rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to actually live it, and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Lord I know you guide us each day  and I thank you for all you do, thank you for listening ears to hear you and clarity to know it's you. Thank you for pouring your blessings out like rain for our thirsty spirit's refreshment <3 Amen <3 Thank you for your inspired words Pastor. God Bless

August 16, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen! thank you Pastor, this is a big help today <3

August 16, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

August 16, 2017
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Amen

August 16, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 16, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum I received many great thoughts from tis lesson!! I'm recalling those replenishing spots I had in My high days! Amazing what praise does!!! Amen!! Thanks!!

August 16, 2017
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Ted Muilenburg
Ted Muilenburg

Amen RAIN on me LORD and let me forget the umbrella sonI can soak it all in!  

August 16, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Heavenly Father, please let it rain!

August 16, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Heavenly Father,please rain your blessings on my wife and I.please rain blessings on my family. Amen 

August 16, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

August 16, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen. I have come to realize that the devil seeks to destroy me but he is so very very covert.  He uses seemingly good things to disturb and open the doors to destruction like meditation and yoga which I learned can unknowingly welcome evil spirits.  I thought they were harmless and good. I learned last night not so.  Lord save me from anything that does not have your name use your name or proclaim your name. If you are not in it then it's not of you!!!

August 16, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear god, make it possible for me to have Your light upon me. Bless and protect me according to Your Holy Will,Amen.

August 16, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

I need the Lord's rain right now.... been walking through a desert for a while now. Plese Lord, let Your rain fall upon me soon. In Jesus' name, amen.

August 16, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jeshua, amen. 

August 16, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 16, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

God is good!!

August 16, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, may this be my prayer as well!

Not just to talk about, but be a doer of the word and live it!

So, Lord I pray, please rain on me! Amen!

August 16, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Prayer: Heavenly Father, please send Your rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to actually live it, and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for the beautiful devotion. It's always nice after not really feeling a lot going on in our lives, and then something picks us up and restores us again. Amen. <3

August 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please send Your rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breath Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to actually live it, and not just talk about it. Do whatever it takes, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Lord have mercy.  Amen.

August 17, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

Amen really like this one. It so important we don't allow ourselves to get burned out and when we find ourselves in that place it's so good to get away and be with the Lord and be refreshed from the storms of life.It's in returning and rest we are saved;and quietness and confidence shall be your strength.

August 19, 2017