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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sweet Scripture Sunday!!!

I will bless them
 and the places surrounding my hill. 
I will send down showers in season;
 there will be showers of blessings! 
Ezekiel 34:26 NIV

All around the country many are experiencing life-threatening floods.
 While others are experiencing the consuming fires of drought.
In the above Scripture,
 Ezekiel uses rain as an effective symbolism for the power of life God has promised to His people who obey and follow His commands (His Word).

  I have seen the effects of a rain shower in my garden. 
 It seems I can water and water my veggies and flowers with a garden hose,
but it is after a rain shower they seem to come to life!

 It is the same way with the Word of God. 
In this scripture God has said I will send "showers in season". 
 Just as the Autumn rains, signal the beginning of the upcoming Winter Season. 
 The rain falls and so does the foliage. 
Everything becomes bare and sleeps.  
A time of rest and hibernation......
A time of peace.
Then comes the Spring rains awakening creation.  
Trees become green and flowers bloom.
Creation comes to Life!  
In the same way,
the Word of God brings peace and life to us!
It is not just about reading the Word, 
but allowing the Word to personally affect us!.
The Word of God is full of promises (blessings)!
The Word of God has an answer to whatever "season" we may be going through in our lives.
If you need rest and peace..........
You will find it in the Word!
If you need a time of refreshing...
You will find it in the Word!
Start your day with the Word.
Allow it not only to refresh your life,
but to change your life,
 and you can be sure the forecast will call for
"showers of blessings"!
Be Blessed!



  1. Oh Patty,
    what an encouraging word and a true word today :) :) My friends use the term "washing" oneself in the Word daily :) :) Your photos are really pretty. I especially liked the chair with the bowl and plants and top :) :)

    I'm working on memorizing more Scripture. It's always a challenge...but so very necessary :) :) Have a blessed week :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather ;)

  2. Patty, I'm sitting here listing to the rain fall slowly, and the dripping of the drops off the big leaves of the Sycamore tree. It was dry for so so long. And like you said, I could water with the hose, but it just isn't the same. One good shower, and everything looks fresh and new again. And it is so cleansing! Just as His Word is to our lives! Such a sweet message today. I'm so glad I stopped by tonight. Thank you so much!

  3. Beautiful post, Patty. Have a Blessed day.

  4. Oh this really makes you stop and think. And you are so right...I can water and water but then a rain shower comes and everything perks up. Thank you for always helping us to remember that we need to stay in HIS word.

  5. I just love meeting sisters in Christ here in blog land. Thanks for the beautiful reminder of God's blessings. I am grateful to Him daily. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your nice comments.

  6. You have beautiful photos! You had stopped by my blog and asked if the headed photo is my living room. It is and Thank You for the sweet complement! Isn't it nice to have positive things to read? Have a nice evening....


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