Bring the Rain


When the Lord God made the heavens and the earth, there were no plants or grain growing on the earth, for the Lord God had not sent any rain. And no one was there to cultivate the soil. But water came up out of the ground and watered all the land.    Genesis 2:4b-6

Earth with no rain; what a strange concept. I live in Portland, Oregon where we get lots of rain, so it’s difficult for me to imagine a world without rain. Yet the Lord supplied water to all of the land by having it come up out of the ground, probably through springs.

I tend to get set in my ways and expect to get the results I want by doing the same thing I have always done. But I have learned that sometimes the Lord wants to change things up. To help me see that it’s not me that brings the rain, but the Lord.

Formula for God given water:

  1. Determine what it is that you need, want or hope to achieve?
  2. Bring your request before the Lord in prayer.
  3. Lay down your expectations of how your prayer should be answered.
  4. Now open your eyes and see how the Lord will answer your prayer in His perfect timing, style, and with His creative spin.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive my pride and arrogance, to think my ways are the only ways. Help me be open to your leading and to receive your water in my life in any way you want to bring it. I love you Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

For Further Reading: Genesis 2

Published by Linda Colby

Linda has been a Bible teacher in a national women's ministry for the past 14 years, overseeing and leading women of all ages and their children in their pursuit of growing in the knowledge and understanding of the Word and deepening their relationships in Jesus Christ. She is now involved with the new ministry “The Encouraging Word”. She has a Masters in Bible and Theology from Western Seminary and works with a team to write Bible studies that will encourage, teach, counsel and grow men and women in relationship to God and to one another.

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