APRIL 9: DRINKING IN THE RAIN

DRINKING IN THE RAIN
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God. But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned. But beloved we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak."
Hebrews 6:7

Today's Read: Hebrews 6; Matthew 13:18-23
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There's a song called, Singing in the Rain, but here we read of the replenishing act of Drinking in the Rain. This scene allows us to experience the rejuvenating effects of rainfall which are governed and sovereignly administered by the great Husbandman and caretaker of the soul, God Almighty.
-Who knows but God what our souls will produce when the rains fall heavy on the sacred soil of the soul.
-Who knows but God what He has decreed for the child whose soul is replenshed continually in Him and whose soul cries out for "more" of the needful Living Water.
-Who knows but God the souls He will replenish through one who drinks abundantly of His sufficient rain.
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Three "Rain Lessons" descend upon us:
1) Healthy soil in the soul is sacred soil to the Father. An individual who is saturating himself in and on the Word is in a healthy season whereby Christ will attend to such a soul and grant the increase.
To be refreshed constantly and continually by the "Pure Rains of the Father" is to the glory of the Father who desires that His sons and daughters find great replenishing and renewal in Him.
"For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground; I will pour My spirit upon thy seed and My blessing upon thine offspring."
Isaiah 44:3 
Lift up your head and drink in the rain, precious child.
2) Sometimes the Father causes great rains to fall before great sorrows attend.
While this may not sound like a great encouragement, it most certainly is. How many times in hindsight, we are able to look back and see the mysterious hand of God dictating and soliciting precious needful supplies of rain as a forerunner to catastrophic or unparalleled seasons of dryness or wilderness trial.
How often we see the loving hand of the Father causing just the right, sure measure of rain to fall heavy before our departure to the wasteland of the desert.
The sufficiency of God is amply afforded and our time with Him amply rewarded to succour us and sustain us in the most barren of places.
3) All heads and all hearts are offered the same abundant supply of drink from the Father.
He withholds from no one and gives regard to everyone who comes to Him.
-No prejudice can prevent.
-No sin can separate.
-No individual can isolate.
None, nothing, and no one can separate the soul of the child from experiencing the cleansing rains of the Father.
Give no thought to the intention or invention of man in suggesting ideas to the contrary of the Father's redemptive, restorative, regenerative love.
He shall cause to fall the purest of rains on the most degenerate of hearts that cries out to Him and acknowledges Him.
Blessed be the name of our "Raining Father."
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Three Study Suggestions
1) Meditate and record passages of Scripture that moisturize your spirit. Record "one" on your hand or somewhere on your body and remind yourself in an experiential way of the Father's sure Word upon you.
If you've never done this you're in for a blessing.
2) Consider three very dry seasons you have passed through in your life and ponder the mysterious divine "rain providences" that attended you before, during, and after such a dry season.
If you find yourself presently in a desert, you will find yourself lifted and encouraged greatly by this exercise.
3) Cleansing "rains" are healing and restorative and once we receive them we, quite naturally, pull others into the "rain" with us. There is plenty of rain for all and to bring it to those in the desert is a vital and restorative act.
Compassion is a beautiful "cleansing rain" on the weary soul.
Pray to be a "shower" on another.
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"But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life."
John 4:14