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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. A good rain shower is one thing they need to restore life and make everything alright. Once the rain comes, the fields quickly spring back to life. The plants start growing again.

    There was a season in my life when 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.

    In scripture, God's presence is often 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 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. Only one thing 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 following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." ~ Our next fun inspired theme will be 'Friends and Friendships'. Our themes are wide open for creative interpretation so have some fun. My photos this week reveal a few of my creative ways of looking at friendships. Enjoy your week, everyone! Remember, life is better with friends ~ God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Aug 23
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton 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! ❤️
Aug 23
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

Aug 23
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Aug 23
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Shellee Anderson
Shellee Anderson

Wow. What a right now word. Getting ready for work. Distractions every where.  But I was able to stop and read this message today. This spoke to me. Thank you for sharing what the Spirit has given you to give us today 

Aug 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 23
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Rekindle our lives wonderful Jesus,Amen 

Aug 23
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen.

Aug 23
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Aug 23
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!!!

Aug 23
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Father. I want to live it.. Restore unto me the joy of my salvation and renew a right spirit in me. Though I suffer and am weary, I praise Your Holy Name. This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. Hallelujah Jesus. 

Aug 23
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Lord 

Aug 23
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord! Amen.

Aug 23
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord, may your will be done in my life as it us in heaven,  Amen 

Aug 23
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 23
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

New EVERY morning, Pastor Dion! God's presence and Word is indeed rain on my thirsty, weary heart. Thank you, Lord! Amen

Aug 23
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen Father,  please let me feel your presence,  I really need your presence,  please let me take refuge in you father,  please finish the good work you started in me,  I need you lord more than anything, I feel so lost and alone at the moment,  but I know you sèe me,  I love you father, thankyou for loving me,  in Jesus name I pray, Amen 

Aug 23
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Great devotion today! We all need refreshing from time to time. If we ask God will refresh us and draw us closer to Him. He is worthy to be Praised!!

Aug 23
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Aug 23
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

 

Aug 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Aug 24
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen. 

Aug 24