rain showers in febuary

there’s been a lot of rain the last few days. there was even a tornado that touched down near our church! it’s been crazy. but i’ve been thinking about showers and blessings and this from Charles Spurgeon’s Morning by Morning:

“I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.” Ezekiel 34:26 

Here is sovereign mercy–“I will give them the shower in its season.” Is it not sovereign, divine mercy?–for who can say, “I will give them showers,” except God? There is only one voice which can speak to the clouds, and bid them beget the rain. Who sends down the rain upon the earth? Who scatters the showers upon the green herb? Do not I, the Lord? So grace is the gift of God, and is not to be created by man. It is also needed grace. What would the ground do without showers? You may break the clods, you may sow your seeds, but what can you do without the rain? As absolutely needful is the divine blessing. In vain you labour, until God the plenteous shower bestows, and sends salvation down. Then, it is plenteous grace. “I will send them showers.” It does not say, “I will send them drops,” but “showers.” So it is with grace. If God gives a blessing, he usually gives it in such a measure that there is not room enough to receive it. Plenteous grace! Ah! we want plenteous grace to keep us humble, to make us prayerful, to make us holy; plenteous grace to make us zealous, to preserve us through this life, and at last to land us in heaven. We cannot do without saturating showers of grace. Again, it is seasonable grace. “I will cause the shower to come down in his season.” What is thy season this morning? Is it the season of drought? Then that is the season for showers. Is it a season of great heaviness and black clouds? Then that is the season for showers. “As thy days so shall thy strength be.” And here is a varied blessing. “I will give thee showers of blessing.” The word is in the plural. All kinds of blessings God will send. All God’s blessings go together, like links in a golden chain. If he gives converting grace, he will also give comforting grace. He will send “showers of blessing.” Look up today, O parched plant, and open thy leaves and flowers for a heavenly watering.

{ you can find Morning by Morning here or order the book here. it’s so good! emphasis mine}

i love that part about it does not say God will send us drops of blessings… but SHOWERS! God’s grace comes in showers- and usually with such a measure that there is not enough room to receive it all. wow. i’ve been thinking about that the last few days. what do you think about that? what do you think about Spurgeon’s comments?! aren’t they beautiful? i hope you have some inspired pondering from this today.


 here are the latest pictures for the lent project- i think i accidently missed a few days!

day9 day 10 day 11 day 12 day 13 day 14

  • day 9 – i heart getting my nails done! but i only do it once every 3-5 years or something. so for my birthday i did it with my mother in law!
  • day 10 – watching Sweet Pea play and color with Grandma and Grandpa {Gaga and Pappi as she named them}
  • day 11 -lent candles and left overs
  • day 12 – two of Grandma’s favorites: painting and her granddaughter
  • day 13 – passed out baby from all the trips this week! too many car naps
  • day 14 – craft time for me! {have y’all seen these? nail polish marbling eggs for easter? yes please!}

painting with gaga coloring with gaga and pappi grandma and sophie

some other photos from our visit with Grandma and Grandpa. i did not get out my camera enough! also… the little miss rarely stops moving so half the photos are blurry of her. TWO years old, i’m telling ya!

blessings my friends.

xoxo-kimberly renee

 

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One Response to rain showers in febuary

  1. Pamela Holderman February 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Ahh perfect. Thanks!

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