Rain in the Proper Season

Do you ever just feel like you’re going through a dry season?  It’s been nearly a year since I was able to work.  From one doctor appointment to the next and then my driving license expired.  Then we found out that Czech laws require me to take the Driving school course and then pass the written driving test. 

We know this drought will end soon, but I could really use that break any time now.  Waiting on God is hard work.  Having faith is even harder.  But let’s put them together and faithfully wait because God promises to send rain in its proper season. 

 

Deuteronomy 11:13-14. If you carefully obey the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and soul, then He will send the rains in their proper seasons – the early and late rains – so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil.

 

God isn’t going to destroy an entire community on account of one person (Sodom).  The opposite should also be true.  God isn’t going to save an entire community by sending rain on account of one person.  God arranged for Lot and his daughters to leave safely before the destruction. 

I bring this verse in a little more personal.  Because of grace, we are seen as righteous in God’s sight.  Jesus died for that purpose, so if we accept that as fact and trust in it, we are obeying all of God’s commands. 

Our other tasks are to love and serve God with all our heart and soul.  How do we serve God?  By serving others.  Jesus did the hard part for us…all we have to do is show God we love Him by serving others.  That’s what Jesus did. 

Now it’s God’s turn.  He promises to send rains in their proper season.  He doesn’t say we are going to have perfect health, be extremely successful, drive the fanciest cars…no.  We have to plant that seed first.  That seed is limited only by us. 

We have to know what seed we’re planting.  If we’re planting the seed to pass a driving and written test in a foreign language, then we have to do our part by studying and doing our best to learn the language.

So, in order to be assured that we will achieve all of our honorable goals, we need a big dose of faith and a little work.  Love and serve God by loving and serving those around us.  Pretty simple, huh? 

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