God whispers in the wind.

Spring has come early to the prairies and the fields are dry from snow long gone.  Steel grey skies no longer hold the threat of snow to come.  Buds begin to bulge on branches that are ready to embrace the new life as sap begins to run.  Early blooms push bravely up seeking the rays of the sun.  There is the sense of a pregnant pause across the land; a waiting that is expectant in its quietness.    It is as if the land is on the cusp of something new and wonderful, an awakening of sorts.  Dust swirls in chaotic dance as the wind gently blows across the brittleness of last year’s grass.  Trees seem to spread their branches even lower trying to catch the wind.  A flash of red breast announces the return of the robin; a herald of springs return.

There is a whisper carried on the breeze; the voice of God calling forth that which has lain dormant through the long dark day of winter.  Nature bends its ear to hear the voice of Him who calls.  Hope springs eternal as seasons of life come and go and come again.  New life will spring forth; in His time and in its season.   God whispers His promise in the wind; “rain will come, it will fall on the dry and thirsty land.”  A gentle mist begins to fall gently onto the waiting tender buds as hungrily they drink in of its life giving flow.  God whispers and the land will bloom again.

 

25 bible verses about God sending rain

 

 

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He gathers the weary close

 

 

Habakkuk 3:16-18

The tribe of Gad finds itself in a hard and difficult time; place of bad news and sheer exhaustion.  Struggle after struggle with no fruit nor food.

Can you relate?  Is this the season that you find yourself in?

YET in this place Gad chooses to rejoice.

“I will rejoice.”

“I will joy in God”

And in that choosing of joy it is THEN God moves, making you like the deer.

He will give you the steady feet to walk on through and up into the “high hills”.

 

At times like this it is hard not to look at the reality yet He asks us to look to Him with eyes of faith.

He asks that we worship in the midst of the dark night.  Even as Paul and Silas praised in the midnight hour there is power in our praise that can shake and change the situation.

 

Trust in the power of Him and His promises.  Don’t let reality cancel your faith but make it the opposite.  This is a time to declare your faith through worship, prayer and the declaring of His promises.

 

What happened to Gad?

Genesis 49:19

“Raiders shall raid Gad but he SHALL TRIUMPH at last.”

Satan tries to make us lose our faith but like Gad, don’t quit in the battle.  Triumph is coming.

 

Deuteronomy 33:20

“And of Gad he said………

Blessed is he……

He is a lion………

His territory is enlarged……”

Gad did not surrender to oppression, to bondage.  Gad stood to fight as he proclaimed and declared the promises of God.

 

Do not be passive.

Be eager

Be hungry

Be thirsty

Be bold in your faith.

 

Worship God in the hard times and you WILL conquer this mountain.

 

 

He who breathes stars

Into existence

And who cradles

The galaxy in His Hand

Also holds the one

Who aches for more

Than this world can give

And He curls the fingers

Of those that reach for Him

Into the warmth

Of His hands

As He gathers the weary close

So that His heart beats

Out The message

That His hold is strong

Emmanuel, God with us

Never alone

And never let go

 

 

 

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