Monday, June 18, 2012

Showers of Blessing

And I will cause showers 
to come down in their season; 
they will be showers of blessing. 
Ezekiel 34:26
On this rainy first morning of summer break,
I came across this Scripture;
it jumped off the page as I read it.
Rainy days can have a number of moods.
It was as if I was subconsciously deciding
how I would interpret this day,
and the Lord said to me:
Before you even think about it,
I want you to know that I am causing
these showers to come down on you today.
They are to be called showers of blessing.

It is all about posturing my heart to see right.
I have just finished an incredibly busy season.
I truly felt like I crossed a finish line and 
the Lord was cheering as I crossed.
He wrapped me in His arms 
and walked me over to this break.
Now He sits with me and helps me think right.
He announces a season of blessing--
and although I have to receive it personally,
it is a corporate season of seeing 
the showers of blessing fall on His people.

Can you look at those showers and see Me?
That is how I am coming--
covering you with gentle waters of refreshment 
and the restoring of your soul.
Oh Lord, You are so good to me.
You are so good to Your people.
When we see through the grid of goodness,
we can understand how David was anointed
to write the 23rd Psalm.
It has to be one of 
the most important verses ever written:

The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows;
He leads me beside peaceful streams. 
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honor to his name.
Even when I walk  through the darkest valley,
I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me
You prepare a feast for me
in the presence of my enemies.
You honor me by anointing my head with oil.
My cup overflows with blessings.
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me
all the days of my life,
and I will live in the house of the Lord

I will set my face to see Your blessing Lord.
You'll come like the rain...

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