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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 in the south, the fields can sometimes get so dry the crops appear dead. One thing they need to restore life and make everything alright is a good rain shower. Once the rain comes, the fields quickly spring back to life. The plants start growing again.

    There was a season in my life where I became borderline burnout. We had overly served at church for several years, and it was just too much of a good thing. The harvest was plentiful, but the laborers were indeed few, and most of those seemed lazy. It became 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 for 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. Soon I began to feel something inside of me coming back to life, like a fire being breathed on. By the end of the third day, I was completely refreshed. I had a renewed vision for our life and a fresh word from the Lord. I left that conference walking on air, refreshed, and thrilled to be alive. I caught fire in His abundant rain.

    Many times in scripture, God's presence is compared to rain on dry and thirsty land. It is the one thing that can bring healing, satisfaction, and life where there is none. Hopes and dreams thought to be 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, yet at the same time, be 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 like replenishing rain on the parched ground.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please send Your rain on me. Rekindle the fire within me and breathe Your presence on my life Lord. I want more of You. I want to actually live it and not just talk about it. May Your will be done in my life as it is in heaven. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those participating in the Creation Photography weekly themes, here is this week's challenge from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 22:6 "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." ~ Our next fun theme will be 'Family Moments' and is open wide for creative interpretation! We encourage you to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photos this week reflect just a few of my favorite recent family memories. The time spent with my momma before she transitioned to her heavenly home will be forever cherished as will the rest of the many wonderful family moments. I am blessed with on the regular. Have a wonderful week filled with many blessings and much love. If you have children, point them in the right direction so even when they are old they will know the way to go ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes Lord , send the rain, Fire us up Lord! We are nothing without you! We need you! Thank you, Amen ❤️
November 17, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask Amen. 

November 17, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father bring me closer to You

November 17, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Thank you Heavenly Father for the air I breath, water to drink, the heavens and earth and everything in between. AMEN

November 17, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

November 17, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 17, 2020
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

November 17, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

November 17, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

November 17, 2020
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, this year has been a trial for so many of us - please re-fire us and refresh out spirits!

November 17, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Please Jesus fire us up for you and your glory.

November 17, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  

November 17, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Send the rain, Lord. May Your will be done in my life as it is in heaven. Amen

November 17, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father we are in need of You at all times, when we feel as a dried soil in need of rain. Fire us up to keep going through this journey and give us the strength to follow Your designs. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Your will be done on us as in Heaven. 

Thank you Pastor for leading us to the Lord's word,God bless you and Sylvia. 

November 17, 2020
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and thank you!

November 17, 2020
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

 Amen!  Perfect message for me today!  Thank you!

November 17, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, revive us with the latter rain, in Jesus's name I pray, amen 

November 17, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 17, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen send your rain Father!

November 18, 2020