Sunday, March 11, 2012

Heavenly Rain and Snow

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord.  "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.  As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."  Isaiah 55:8-11

God's word is so powerful, purposeful and effective. When we compare God's word to rain & snow - the rain transforms the earth and makes it "bud and flourish" & His word transforms us....transforms our souls and our personality.  God's word might work in us very slowly - just like the rain and snow slowly changes our world into spring life.

These verses remind us how God's ways & God's thoughts are so different from ours - we have such small expectations.  God is in control of the "big picture" and we only see the here & now.  We are comforted in verse 11: God's word will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which it was sent.  We are not to worry - God will take care of us with "seeds for the sower and bread for the eater."

We need to be careful.  Our heavenly Father is mighty, glorious, omnipotent, infallible (I could go on and on).  It is amazing and wonderful that God now allows us to easily approach Him through His son Jesus Christ  - HOWEVER - that is not the same as us being on the same level as our Heavenly Father.  He is God - not just a peer - not a "buddy" that would ask our opinion or advice - He is God and we must respect, revere and worship Him.  We walk a fine line between thinking that God is totally unapproachable to thinking that he is the dude next door.

God wants us to love Him and spend time with Him but let us do this in a way that is respectful and worshipful.


  1. Thanks for following my blog and thank you for the chai tea link. I will look at it closer later and perhaps try it out.

  2. I love this verse!

    Yesterday after a church gathering at a member's 80 birthday party, my friend and I sat on a big rock next to the creek and discussed how powerful GOD is and how when we read a scripture one day it says one thing and a few days later it applies to that days circumstances too.

    I love GOD

    Have a blessed day!


    1. That is so true - 10 people could read the same Bible verse and get 10 different lessons from that 1 verse - God is so amazing! His word will accomplish what He wants it to.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Beautiful post! We all have a purpose in life, just as the rain and snow have their purpose.
    visiting today from Blogging Buddies


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