Embrace the Promise of Divine Renewal

Leviticus 26:3-4 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season…

There’s nothing like a cool, refreshing rain on a hot summer day to end a long, hard season of drought! Rejoicing is in the air! Hope of a harvest at last is come! People dance in the streets! There is shouting! There is celebration! THERE IS RAIN!

How long, oh weary soul, will you pretend that your drought is preferred over God’s divine purpose for your existence? If you were honest with yourself, you would admit that your soul is parched and dry! Hast thou naught to draw? Is the well too deep? Cast thy cares on Christ, and He’ll draw for thee!

As if God’s MERCY (keeping us from the sentence of death which we rightfully deserve) isn’t good enough, He also gives us GRACE (giving us that which we do not deserve)! He gives us an incentive program. If we walk in His statutes, and keep His commandments, and do them, He will, in essence, open the floodgates of Heaven upon us! We will ALWAYS have rain in due season...just when the time is right!

The favor of the Lord can be upon us so richly, that we should NEVER experience leanness in the soul again! How foolish we as a nation have been to walk away from the Divine nail-scarred hands that have provided for us! Our leaf is withering, our flower is vanishing away, and our glory is fading, but oh for a fresh rain from Heaven!

It seems as if the earth is brass beneath our feet, and the heavens are as iron. Yet, there is hope! God says that if we will confess and forsake our sins, and walk in His ways again, that He will remember His covenant! The same God that made this nation great is the same God that can restore the foundations thereof! Let this be our prayer today, “Lord, forgive us our iniquities as we turn away from our sins and turn back to thee! Lord, send the rain!”

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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