Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Showers of Blessing

 Over the past week South Georgia has had more rain than we've seen in a very long time.  We have water standing in places on our property that I've not seen in the 21 years I've lived here.  Our area has been in a drought for many months and graciously the Lord has blessed us with the abundant showers of rain we needed.  I fear some areas are flooded, but as of yet only property and not lives have been affected. 

As Christians, we may face drought periods in our spiritual life.  Times when we just don't feel as close to the Lord as we once may have.  Our hearts feel dry as dust and we miss the fellowship with the Lord.  Be assured, God has not moved.  He wants us to be near Him and He promises that if we meet with Him on His terms He will refresh us and restore sweet fellowship with Him.  Then His blessings will be rained down on us as showers and not mere sprinkles. 

I'm reminded of the wonderful hymn, "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing"
written in 1883 by Daniel W. Whittle. 

There shall be showers of blessing, This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing, Sent from the Savior above.

There shall be showers of blessing, Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys, Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing, Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing, come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing, Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we're confessing, Now as on Jesus we call!

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need;
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

“And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing;
and I will cause the shower to come down in his season;
there shall be showers of blessing.”  
Ezekiel 34:26

God's blessings are refreshing, reviving, abundant and promises of love.
God's blessings are promised in His Word.
God's blessings come exclusivly from Him. 
God controls not only the spiritual but the physical blessings.
God bestows His blessings when we confess and call on Him.

Dear Friend, I pray that there will be SHOWERS OF BLESSING in your day!



  1. Amen! And there is nothing like the washing of the water of God's Word, too!

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