A Church with a Heart for our Community

June 19th Tuesday

Greetings to you in the name of the one who is called ‘the Chain Breaker’, Jesus Christ – THE Risen Saviour! I trust that you had  a great weekend and Monday with lots of ‘delights’ from Abba Father’s hand. What a beautiful morning in the Kingdom…we give thanks to the Master Designer who replaces each yesterday with a today that He created just for us! Today I will be praying for you, asking Father to have a personal encounter with you that will give you fresh strength and courage.

Yesterday was our weekly prayer gathering that focuses on our city and the county. There has been concern in the agricultural community as to the need for rain. Therefore when I was choosing music for the pre-prayer worship, the song – Let It Rain was on my list. We actually sang it twice…once, I believe in requesting ‘spiritual’ rain and once in requesting ‘physical’ rain. Thank you to God for sending us some ‘physical’ rain…and we are a little like the young fellow who said…”Please, sir, I want more!’ Even as I write this I am remembering repeated cry to God in another song – Send Your rain, we need it, we need it, we need your rain! 

I have a sense that a similar thing happened…is happening in the ‘spiritual ream’ – we have had a little ‘rain’ falling but we need…want…really, really need – MORE! Do you remember the old song written by Daniel Webster Whittle…There shall be showers of blessing….Showers of blessing-Showers of blessing we need-Mercy drops round us are falling-But for the showers we plead! I believe that every time we read the newspaper or hear a the news report on radio or television we need, in faith, to cry out to God – There shall be showers of blessing-O that today they might fall-Now as to God we’re confessing-Now as on Jesus we call!

So today I am asking God to bless you, to lift up His face to you, to give you ‘shalom-peace’….and I am asking you to sing out to God – “Showers of blessing” … and if you want to exercise your faith, grab your umbrella while you sing!