Scripture Nugget 9.29.2016

“Ask rain from the LORD in the season of the spring rain, from the LORD who makes the storm clouds, who gives showers of rain to you, the vegetation in the field to everyone. For the teraphim utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; the dreamers tell false dreams, and give empty consolation. Therefore the people wander like sheep; they suffer for lack of a shepherd. My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the LORD of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them his proud war-house. … I will make them strong in the LORD, and they shall walk in his name, says the LORD. Zechariah 10:1-3, 12

Come on God, send Your rain upon us! Is this our prayer? Do I/you/we really want the fullness of God’s grace to rain down upon us? Do we receive what is sent? Do we cry out in times of drought? Do we believe, are we confident that God not only can but will send rain? Physical rain as well as spiritual rain. In northeast Georgia we are experiencing drought, not much rain has fallen this summer; crops livestock have suffered, those who make a living off the land are worried. The same has been happening over time to many small church congregations. Have we prayed for rain? For God to send a flood of grace? Take time now, cry out to God – “Come on God, send a soaker - make us strong again. Cleanse us so we may walk with you. Send an anointing of your Holy Spirit upon us so we may be revived, restored and renewed.