Just Pray

Ask the Lord for rain in the spring, for he makes the storm clouds. And he will send showers of rain so every field becomes a lush pasture. Zechariah 10:1 NLT.

April showers bring May flowers. That is what many people say when we face many days without a ray of sunshine in April. Some curriculum writers integrate the water cycle in the spring. Children love to play in the rain. As a child, I loved walking in the rain. Once my books were secure in my book bag, I walked home without an umbrella. Spring rain is important; especially if there was a lack of snow in the winter. So Zechariah encouraged the people to ask the Lord for rain in this verse. If you have an abundance of something, there is no need to ask someone for that item. So they must have been in a drought or was approaching one.

When things go wrong, there are so many things we do. First of all, you know we believe that there is no problem that we can’t handle; so we try to work it out ourselves. Then, when that doesn’t work, we are certain that this friend who knows a lot about every topic imaginable, will know what to do. When that does not work, we are stumped! Eventually, we remember God.  When we pray and it appears the answer is taking too long, we get discouraged. Knowing this, Zechariah told the people to go to God with their lack of rain problem.

God does not want to be an afterthought in our lives. When people treat us as an afterthought, we don’t like it. This makes us reluctant to extend our help. The word says, ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3. What more do you need? Zechariah said that God will send- not if He feels like, or when He gets around to it. No, He will send rain. Not a bucket full but in abundance; He will send so much rain that the weather man will call it a storm. As a result, that field will become a lush pasture. In other words, that barren area where nothing grew will be able to sustain life.

Thought for Today: Friend, when you pray, God will answer.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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