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Weeping and Sowing

January 1, 2019


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Psalm 126:4-6 AMP
4 Restore our captivity, O Lord,
As the stream-beds in the South (the Negev) [are restored by torrents of rain].
5 They who sow in tears shall reap with joyful singing.
6 He who goes back and forth weeping, carrying his bag of seed [for planting], will indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

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Why weeping? Why tears? Is sowing seeds always sad?

  • Weeping speaks of enduring and patience in the sowing, inspite of life’s circumstances.
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    … weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning. –Ps 30:5
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    so let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. –Gal 6:9

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What is the seed?

  • This is the meaning of the parable{The Parable of the Sower}: The seed is the word of God. –Lk 8:11
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    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, 11 so will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. –Is 55:10-11
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    My teaching will fall on you like rain; my speech will settle like dew. My words will fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants. –Dt 32:2

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It’s not the weeping that produces the reaping. It’s the process of patiently sowing the seed{Word} without giving up and trusting the Lord to bring the harvest{rain}, that produces the joy of reaping. This is what we need to remember when our tears tempt us to give up sowing!

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Paul is a true example of this “ministry of tears”!
Acts 20:28-31 AMP
28 Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the church of God which He bought with His own blood. 29 I know that after I am gone, [false teachers like] ferocious wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 even from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse and distorted things, to draw away the disciples after themselves [as their followers]. 31 Therefore be continually alert, remembering that for three years, night or day, I did not stop admonishing and advising each one [of you] with tears.

From NetBible Acts 20:31

  • admonish[3560] = warn, exhort, correct, reprove, instruct

Drink His Rain{Reign}

November 7, 2016

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Revelation 22:17 AMPC … The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate, and drink the water of Life without cost.

Whoever is in need of refreshment
Whoever is in need of the Lord’s strength
Whoever is thirsty
Come! Come and drink!

Bow before the King –Ps 95:6
Before the throne
Beneath His wings –
Ps 91:1,4
Worship in the beauty of holiness –
Ps 96:9-10
Wait for His rain … –
Hos 6:3

As His rain{word} falls  –Is 55:10-11
Open wide your mouth  –Ps 81:10
Be refreshed –
Pro 16:15
Drink in His rain{reign}!

Matthew 6:33-34 AMPC … But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. 34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.
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Send Your Rain Lord!

November 7, 2014

Send Your word Lord
Your living word
Let it rain down, rain down –Isa 55:10-11
How we need Your touch again …

Your word brings life –Jn 1:1-4;Jn 10:10

Your word is healing –Ps 107:20

Your word is light –Jn 1:1-4;Ps 119:130

Your word is hope –Ro 5:1-5;Ro 15:13

Your word is peace –Isa 53:4-5

Your word is joy –Prov 12:25

Your word is love –1Jn 4:7-9

Your word makes whole –Prov 4:20-22

Your word is Jesus –Jn 1:1-4

Send Your word Lord
Your living word –He 4:12;1Pe 1:22-25
Let it rain down, rain down
How we need Your touch again!
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Joel 2:23 AMP
23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord, your God; for He gives you the former or early rain in just measure and in righteousness, and He causes to come down for you the rain, the former rain and the latter rain, as before.

From NetBible  Joel 2:23

  • former rain[04175] = rain, teacher
    *from [03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Hosea 6:3 … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.

Psalm 32:8 … I will instruct you and teach[03384] you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

From NetBible  Hos 6:3 and Ps 32:8

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Related:
Holy Spirit Rain

Holy Spirit Rain

November 5, 2014

Hosea 6:3 … So let us know{acknowledge}, let us press on to know{acknowledge} the LORD. His going forth is as certain as the dawn; And He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain watering[03384] the earth.

Psalm 32:8 … I will instruct you and teach[03384] you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

From NetBible  Hos 6:3 and Ps 32:8

  • rain watering/teach[03384] = to shoot arrows, to throw water, rain, to flow as water, to instruct, to point out (as if by aiming the finger)

Notice how the word for rain watering is the same as teach. This is very comforting in the above verses. To those who press on to know and acknowledge the Lord, He will come like rain to water/teach personally. They will be held in His gaze, close enough to be guided by His eye .

Holy Spirit rain down
Let Your voice be heard.

Help us to press on and seek Your face
To know and acknowledge You
Let Your voice flow as rain
How we need to hear Your word
Teaching and guiding us with Your eye upon us.

Holy Spirit rain down
How we need Your touch again!

Isaiah 55:10-11 AMP
10 For as the rain and snow come down from the heavens, and return not there again, but water the earth and make it bring forth and sprout, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11 So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Related:
Holy Spirit Rain Down
The Bread of Adversity and Rain

As the Rain and Snow{Snowdrop}

April 8, 2010

God’s Snowdrop
Dave Hood

Beneath the sky, beneath My Tree
I look and see and I find thee
For there ‘neath shade and under My bough
I looking down I find head bowed
A single stalk, a single stem,
No ruby head, nor diadem
But cast as pearl a wonder am
Bestowed My eye a vision span
A forlorn head, a drop that cries,
That gathers there, in shade abide
In single, silent, not rank nor stair
I see thy bulb, it settles there
No glare, no magic, no trumpet crowd
No waving, weaving, chaotic grow
But you, your love, simply draped right there
Your single light, my heart clamours hear
And beats, and bursts, abounds with dare
I cast My shade, this drop that’s there
And pride and priceless pain is found
My God, My God I Am allowed
Embrace with wind and caress with rain
And wonder words my breath I train
To send the hues of forest there
With towers of pollen I pepper with care
This tender, tiny, yet tremulous can
Contain, by cover, My curtain I plan
To shelter, shower and season with air
So brittle, so little, so needy of care
I dare not look, with menace or glare
So pretty, so witty…my breath stops there
And kisses Me life, with your faintest nod
Your beauty, My duty, blessed flower of God
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You may feel like a ‘bulb’ buried deep within the cold dark ground
Beloved do not lose heart! Believe!

I would have lost heart, unless I had believed
… That I would see the goodness of the LORD
… In the land of the living.
Wait on the LORD;
… Be of good courage,
… And He shall strengthen your heart;
… Wait, I say, on the LORD! -Ps 27:13-14 NLT

Beloved within each bulb there is a flower
A hidden promise
A beautiful treasure
Seen by My eye alone until its season.
Beloved believe! You are in My care.
My word will not return void!
In due time My beauty is unveiled
My word, a kiss of life
My flower revealed.

In the cold and snow of winter
In the bulb buried deep within the ground
There’s a spring that waits to be
A tiny snowdrop
A beautiful flower.

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Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go, it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” ~Alice Mackenzie Swaim

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These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. -Jn 16:33

If peace be in the heart,
The wildest winter storm is full of solemn beauty,
The midnight flash but shows the path of duty,
Each living creature tells some new and joyous story,
The very trees and stones all catch a ray of glory,
If peace be in the heart.

–Charles Francis Richardson

Let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands–yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it. -Ps 90:17

Song 4:9 AMP … You have ravished my heart and given me courage, my sister, my [promised] bride; you have ravished my heart and given me courage with one look from your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace.

Psalm 45:11So the King will greatly desire your beauty; Because He is your Lord, worship Him.

From NetBible Ps 45:11

  • worship[07812] = bow down in reverence, honor, adoration