Friday, May 8, 2009

Fall Down Like Rain...

Deuteronomy 32:1-5 (HCSB)
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!

The Rock—His work is perfect; all His ways are entirely just. A faithful God, without prejudice, He is righteous and true.

It's raining this morning. As I sit in my devotional chair in the corner of my bedroom by the window, there is such comfort in the falling rain and the crisp breeze that filters in across my shoulders. It has just started to thunder...long rolls of a deep roar that shakes the foundations in that moment. It does not feel so threatening this morning. Maybe it's the birds that continue to sing...are they praising their maker?

It literally sound like a birds sanctuary out there these mornings. It is what awakens me each morning. So much better than that alarm clock. I will be so sadden when I have to shut the windows and turn on the air conditioner. There is nothing more charming than the sounds of nature for me.

So I looked up scripture that referenced rain after my quiet time this morning. I found it in the passage of Deuteronomy 32 listed above. These are Moses last words to his people, his song calling them to remember and calling them to obedience. The song is much to long to place on this post but you can go here to read it completely. Moses is calling his people to remember who God is, where they have come from, what God has done for them and why God had revealed Himself throughout their journey. And when one examines Moses song, there is a deep need to praise God, to lean on God as a Rock and trust him as a Father.

So I have given you this scripture to call you to remember who God is, remember where you have come from and remember what God has done for you and shown you in your own journey and then praise Him!

Oh, Lord, our Rock and Creator, speak to us. Let Your Word fall down on us like rain, let Your Spirit settle in our hearts like the dew settles on the ground. May we be saturated by Your Presence. As your mighty power thunders through our life, tenderly grow us into your image. We praise you for your faithfulness. We want to see you, to hear you, to feel your presence Lord. We love you.

His Maidservant~Pamela


grey like snuffie said...

I LOVE much God has spoken to me over the years through that book.
"Let my teaching fall like rain and my word settle like dew, like gentle rain on new grass and showers on tender plants." even those words are so comforting...beautiful imagery. LOVE THIS POST!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Right there with you in your morning chair, listening to your wake up call from heaven ... to stop and awaken to the gift of a new day. I love to sleep with the rain and to wake up with it. In NC, we are familiar with a quick rain and then sunshine the rest of the day. Makes for humid conditions, but I enjoy the contrast.

How I pray for the healing showers of God's love to be my portion every day.

Happy mother's day, Pam. You're awesome.


Yolanda said...

There is nothing like seeing and realizing His Graces is there Friend? Whether it be the rain, our chair, birds chirping....seeing is recognizing.

Oh Lord, YOU stir me!

Love YOU Miss Pamela.


Rachel B said...

Beautiful! Today I'm thankful for the reminder to remember. Today I will praise Him because, as you wrote, I can remember all He has done and all that He is. He is faithful and so good to us!

Thank you for sharing today.

LynnSC said...

Thank you for this post Pamela... I love the verse that you included. There is just something about the rain... hearing the birds singing... and time to reflect on who God really is.


elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Just checking on you friend...

hope all is well.


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