Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 11:1-12:32 (additional reading Psalm 70:1-5 and Proverbs 12:4)
Having lived most of my life in Wales, rain is something I understand very well. Do you know why the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence? It’s because your neighbour remembers to water it. As much as we complain about the rain, during a good rain, vegetation is nourished, animals are nourished and the grass gets greener; rain refreshes the land. Rain causes things to grow and be fruitful.
Yet, there comes a time in every person’s life they experience some type of a drought. It may be the drought of health when it seems like there is no end in sight to your physical problems. It may be the drought of your occupation because you have lost the enjoyment of doing what you do for a living or there may be a drought in your marriage because you have lost your love for each other. But of all the droughts I can think of, the worst is a Spiritual Drought.
Maybe you pray but you feel like your prayers don’t leave the room or you read your Bible but it is like reading Greek. You go to church and get absolutely nothing out of it and you find yourself experiencing a Spiritual Drought.
The good news of today’s reading is “If you carefully obey all the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul, then the Lord will send rain in the fall and in the spring. You will be able to gather your grain.”.(Deuteronomy 11:13-14). Is it not amazing how God gives so much; and ask for so little in return?
God will give us the rain in the due season, or the right season. God sent the rain to make the harvest. The amount, intensity, and frequency of rain determine the abundance of the harvest. Before we can enjoy the harvest, before we can see the rainbow, before we can experience true spiritual growth, we have to experience the rain showers. Rain in the right season brings about growth, and growth brings the harvest.
The key to a good harvest is timing and consistency. God’s timing is always on time, and He is always consistent. God does the same thing for us. He allows blessings and trials to rain consistently in our life, always at the right time. Imagine what your life would be like if God allowed all your trials to come upon you at once, or all your blessings to come at the same time? Timing is everything and God is working so that our harvest is full.
- When have you experienced a spiritual drought?
- How has God used things in the right time to help you grow spiritually?
Father, Thank You for helping us to grow. Help us to give thanks always for the work you are doing in our lives. In Jesus’ name, Amen