Last night the rain came. It probably wasn’t as much as we needed, but it was much appreciated. The flowers will bloom and stand tall — showing their gratitude for the much needed moisture. That was a gift. Another gift came when I watched this young doe walk out of the woods and across the yard; investigating the change in temperature. We have seen many deer, but this one ventured very close to the house and stood and watched us as we her, together we enjoyed the rain.
Sometimes when we don’t get what we things we think need (like our thinking we needed a lot of rain), we receive gifts we don’t expect; the grace of a little rain, a reprieve from the heat, the beauty of a blooming flower, and the visit of a lovely deer. Perhaps those were the gifts we really needed and the Holy Spirit, who is much wiser than we, generously gave them to us. May we have the wisdom to receive those unexpected gifts with thanks and deep appreciation.
Rain has always been a sign of God’s refreshing Presence! Nature reveals so much to us about the Creator. And yet it is so difficult for us to “slow down” and to see what He may be giving us in every moment of our lives.
Rom. 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
To “wake up” every morning in a world created by God for us. To stop momentarily and see what it is that He is showing us, perhaps that is worship on some level … it is a least gratitude. And one thing I am growing in my own journey is that if I am grateful and celebrating what He has provided for me — I am not as tempted to judge or criticize others.
I desire to celebrate and not criticize… may God reveal to you all that is worthing of celebrating in every creature ….!!!!
Remember: You are one in whom Christ lives and you live in the strong, unshakable Kingdom of God …. NOW!
I think I’ll go out and dance in the rain…..