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Monday, June 29, 2009

Wait for the Rain

I want to be steeped in Jesus to the point that I react to situations like He would.

I want to spend so much time with Him that I begin to take on His characteristics.

Can you imagine how awesome it would be to always think like Him? behave like Him? resemble Him?

If I saturate myself in His Word on a daily basis and earnestly seek to grow in Him and continue to fill myself up with Him, then He will just naturally overflow out of me!

Spending time in the scriptures and spending time in prayer is the key to equipping ourselves with the things we need to become like Christ.

There is such a desire in my heart to be so much more for Jesus than I am now. I want to always be climbing the next step. Seeking more knowledge. Searching for more of Him. Filling up with more of His Word. Overflowing with His grace and mercy.

I want more. More Jesus. I want Jesus to rain down on me from heaven with a flood!

I want to study more.. glean more.. reach out more.. find more.. worship more..love more... pray more..

I know that as I humble myself and genuinely seek these things in my life - God will open the windows of heaven and pour out to me when He is ready. When I am ready. Then I will wade in the puddles of the overflow.

For now I seek His presence. I remain faithful. I lift my face toward heaven.

I wait for the rain.

"Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain...." I Kings 18:45

In His Grip,
Beth

13 comments:

3 Blessings said...

We must be thinking alike today. I just posted something similar to this on my blog:)
Have a day filled with praise.
Amy

Lisa said...

This is a good reminder for those of us who had a rough week and are a little out of sorts - exactly what the issue is. More of Him and less of me.
Blessings ~ Lisa

Jenny said...

I am waiting for the rain. I need to spend more time with Jesus this week.

Yolanda said...

John 3:30....a scripture memory verse, and Sister, I'm looking for the rain as well. Lovingly, Yolanda

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Beth,

Your post...your thoughts, your mind, your heart convey today exactly how I feel deep inside. Oh how I feel every word you have written here today so intensely on a personal level for myself as well. You captured and conveyed it all, what's in my mind, heart and soul as well. That deep longing, aching, intense love that we hold in our hearts for Him and so much more that can fill us even more and more and more. I want to be saturated, bursting, in overflow.

Thank you for stirring me so today. You are a true gift from God and I just love you dear friend.

Peace, love, blessings and hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Lauren said...

this is such a wonderful post and a beautiful thought! I love thinking of Jesus and His Spirit as rain falling down and drenching us... may I get soaking wet today!

Lynn said...

Hi Beth, thanks for posting on my blog. I so love that song. It goes around and around on my computer here at work. I work at a church so I can play my music all day long and I love that! Everyone that I work with knows that my favorite at this time is Jesus Messiah. Your post today is refreshing to my soul. As you saw I am just starting into blog world so it is a work in progress!
Blessings,
Lynn

Edie said...

I love this Beth. It perfectly describes my circumstances now.
"For now I seek His presence. I remain faithful. I lift my face toward heaven.

I wait for the rain."

Jensmere said...

This is beautiful, Beth! Thanks for the reminder that if we fill ourselves up with Him, He will flow out from us to others...
Bless you,
Susan

Irritable Mother said...

I can't tell you how many times I have prayed, "God, I am so tired of me! Help me to be more like You!"
I share your longing, dear sister!

angelonwheels said...

If only you knew how much I desire to want what you are longing for. You are a blessing Beth

A Stone Gatherer said...

ME TOO!

Tricia said...

I echo your thoughts here... I too want more of Jesus, nothing satisfies or fills us like He can! And when we are full of Him, He can overflow from us onto others!

Blessings!