“As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”
Here in north Alabama, we have been getting so much rain lately. I will be the first to say that I am so tired of the stinkin rain and cold weather. I feel like it should be getting warmer and when it seems like it is…BAM!!…Alabama gets another cold front! Ugh! The transition from winter to spring here in the south is just awful! And usually we have nice, 70 to 80 degree weather for about two weeks and then it becomes sweltering hot with the humidity at about 1,000 percent!!! #alabamaweather Ha! When I read the passage above the other day, I automatically thought of all the rain we had been experiencing lately. I mean, I love the sunshine and warm weather. Who doesn’t? When I think about rain, it kind of depresses me. Gray skies, kinda gloomy. Very Eyore like! I should appreciate the rain though. Our earth needs that rain. It helps our earth bud and flourish. And just like the earth needs the rain, we need to speak God’s word into our everyday lives!
God’s word is how we survive this life! It is food for our soul! He is the Bread of Life!!! And when we speak His word, seeds are planted in the lives around us. Whether you realize it or not, God can use the smallest thing to change a life. I was at the gas station the other day and the man checking me out mentioned that I looked like I was happy! Ha! I said, “yep, I’m happy. Just a happy person!” It happened to be on a day that it was raining too, (Ha!) and he said, “you’re even happy in this weather?” I then said, “yep, I got Jesus in my heart, and that makes me happy!” Now, it may not have phased him and I’m not sure if he even heard me. Who knows though, God may have planted a seed through that! He is a big God and you will never know the things God can do through you and the life that you lead everyday!
Don’t be afraid to encourage someone today. God can do big things through the smallest things!
Happy Monday! 🙂