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Praying for Rain

July 16, 2013

Texas has been in a drought for years now. It has affected the farmers and the ranchers. The water reservoirs are drying up. Water conservation rules are in effect in any place that has common sense. Rain comes and goes but the church is steadfast in prayer for more rain. In the last month the northern part of Texas has received incredible amounts of rain. While on a road trip recently, we noticed the stock tanks had water in them and the trees and fields were green. We have not seen it that green in years. But we continue to pray because we recognize our lack of sustainable water resources.

Our faith is not so different. We go to church on Sundays and get our fill of singing, praying, and preaching. Then we head home and somehow leave the church thinking we can shelve our Bible and prayer until next Sunday and everything will be just fine. When we do that, we put ourselves in a spiritual drought.

Our daily walk has us in the midst of a spiritual battle. The temptations of the world distract us from focusing on our King Jesus. Even too much of church can get in the way of Jesus. Our walk needs to include daily time with God in prayer and His word. This looks different for everyone. I know truckers who spend some of their open road time listening to their audio Bible. Others sit watching a sunrise or sunset as they pray and read Scripture. Some people spend their time walking their dogs as they recite Scripture, pray, and sing. For each person, this daily connection looks a little different. The only wrong way is to think you get all filled-up on Sunday and do not need day-to-day maintenance.

If you have any unique ways you stay connected to God during the week, please share them here. If it works for you, it might help someone else connect.


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  1. Great post! I like to renew that great Sunday feeling by starting out each day searching for God’s message. I will read the Bible, listen to a sermon, read twitter posts, simply revisit the meaning of last Sunday’s sermon, or read this blog – all to stay focus on God’s great path. It only takes a few minutes to get renewed and refocused.

    • Heather,
      Thanks for the response! It is amazing what starting the week, and each day, focused on the right thing. It can be life-changing. May you have a wonderful week steeped in reflection.

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