Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Let it Rain!

“ Pay attention, heavens, and I will speak; listen, earth, to the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants. For I will proclaim the LORD’s name. Declare the greatness of our God! ”
~ Deuteronomy 32:1-3 (HCSB)

Moses in this scripture was addressing the Israelites. As you read it you can almost imagine him standing up before them clearing his throat. Clearing it to get their attention and start his speech. As he opened his mouth he not only addressed the people but he even told the heavens to pay attention and the earth to listen.

What Moses had to say was significant and most importantly what he needed to do was vital to the people. He told them he wanted them to listen to the words of his mouth. He wasn’t up there giving a campaign dialogue or recognition speech. No, he had some teaching to do, teaching about the Lord.

Moses wanted his teachings to fall like rain, settle like dew, and shower down. He didn’t care how it came down whether it was a drizzle, mist, gentle rain, or downpour. That’s one thing about rain is the fact that when it comes down it comes down everywhere. It reaches everything and that is what Moses wanted. He wasn’t there to solely wag his finger at the audience and give them a lecture about how disobedient they had been. No, he was there to proclaim the Lord’s name and to declare the greatness of God.

That needs to be our goal in life to get out a message similar to Moses’ declaring the greatness of God. To get us started we can borrow the words Moses started with in verse four when he said, “God is the Rock, His work is perfect, for all His ways are law and justice. A God of faithfulness without breach or deviation, just and right is He.”

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord. Did I mention, praise the Lord?! Just reading that adoration of the Lord should get us started. We should never be like the lawnmower or weed-eater that needs to be started several times before they get going. We shouldn’t need to be choked a couple of times by life to keep us going when it comes to proclaiming the greatness of God.

That one single line of Moses is the pulling of the rope that reeves us up. Here are more tugs of the rope of praise and adoration to God I’ve collected over the years to keep us up and running and worshipping God in our admiration.

God is the God of radiant glory, mighty power, sovereignty, and full of great wisdom. It is His glory that we see at work, the God of a glorious name, creator of all, author and finisher of our faith. Redemption alone belongs to Him. He is a fountain of good, the one who conquerors all and inhabits eternity. King of King, redeemer, the first and the last, there is no other God like Him. From eternity to eternity He alone is God. No one can oppose what He does; no one can reverse His actions. He is our salvation and honor. He is our refuge and rock where no enemy can reach us. Indeed the hope of everyone on earth who faithfully answers our prayers with awesome deeds.”

Yes, yes, let it rain. Let it rain! We are the ones that control this cloudburst. We can’t turn on the faucet of the clouds to make them water our yard when and where we want it but we do have control over the faucet of our hearts. The very outlet that is there to rain down praises and adoration of God like the morning dew, the afternoon shower, the evening downpour.

Oh I don’t want to quit, I could type forever on this subject. It’s so important that we learn to give the Lord the adoration He so deserves. Turn the faucet on, go for the full water pressure not just a drizzle. Let others know what a wonderful, loving Lord we serve and admire as we adoringly bow our knees before Him. Let it rain!

© 2011 Karen J Gillett @ Pencil Marks and Recipes Publishing

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