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Get Your Umbrella Out for a Rainstorm of Blessings

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

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Today I am thinking about how a rainstorm of blessings awaits you.

Recently we talked about the Lent season and how it’s the perfect time to remodel our prayers and to examine our spiritual growth. We said it’s like watching the before and after images of a house being remodeled on HGTV.

Keeping that same line of thinking, we know what it looks like when we remodel a room. Let’s say you wanted to open a room up so that more light could enter it; you would simply rearrange the furniture, moving those pieces that are obstructing the light.

Sometimes, moving just one piece of furniture can shift the energy of the entire room. The same can be true for our spiritual lives. We have to move out those things that are obstructing our light and that are blocking us from more.

This is what happened to the Israelites when Elijah confronted them. The Israelites had been enduring a severe drought and, during that time, they wavered back and forth between worshiping God and the false god Baal.

When the Israelites ultimately chose God, Elijah knew without a doubt that a shift in their circumstances would soon follow. They would go from a severe drought to a mighty rainstorm.

What is the one action that you need to take to create a shift in your life? Sometimes, we can see the need to repurpose a room, but we continue to walk past the room day after day. The same can be true for our lives. We see the need for a change, but we postpone taking action—all the while, postponing our mighty rainstorm of blessings.

As you think about that, remember these words: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, get your umbrella out for a rainstorm of blessings.

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A Rainstorm of Blessings Awaits You

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Today, I am thinking about how a rainstorm of blessings awaits you.

Recently, we’ve been talking about remodeling our spiritual life, including remodeling our prayers. We’re all also familiar with what it looks like when we remodel a room. Let’s say you wanted to open a room up so that more light could enter it; you would simply rearrange the furniture, moving those pieces that are obstructing the light.

Sometimes, moving just one piece of furniture can shift the energy of the entire room. The same can be true for our spiritual lives. We have to move out those things that are obstructing our light and that are blocking us from more.

This is what happened to the Israelites when Elijah confronted them. The Israelites had been enduring a severe drought and, during that time, they wavered back and forth between worshiping God and the false god Baal.

When the Israelites ultimately chose God, Elijah knew without a doubt that a shift in their circumstances would soon follow. They would go from a severe drought to a mighty rainstorm.

What is the one action that you need to take to create a shift in your life? Sometimes, we can see the need to repurpose a room, but we continue to walk past the room day after day. The same can be true for our lives. We see the need for a change, but we postpone taking action—all the while, postponing our mighty rainstorm of blessings.

As you think about your next move, remember these words: “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, get your umbrella out for your rainstorm of blessings.

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Let God Drop the Mic in Your Life

This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Psalm 103:19 (NIV)

Today, I am thinking about when God drops the mic.

Recently, we’ve been talking about a fear of lack of provision and the myriad ways God responds to us. Sometimes it is the time when we doubt or need a little proof that God is still in control that He’ll give us that “drop the mic” lesson.

This is what happened to the Israelites at Mount Carmel. The prophet Elijah was terribly frustrated with the Israelites, so he summoned them to Mount Carmel where he asked them how much longer they would waver. He stated that if the Lord is God, they should follow Him; if Baal is God, then they should follow him.

Furthermore, Elijah told them that he was the only prophet standing for God, but Baal had 450 prophets standing for him. So, Elijah asked the others to bring two bulls forward for a little contest. He said that they should choose whichever bull they wished, cut it into pieces, and lay it on the wood of Baal’s altar.

Then, Elijah would choose a bull of his own and lay it on the altar before God. Next, they would call on the name of their god, and Elijah would call on the name of the Lord. The God who answered by setting fire to the wood would be the true God. All of the people agreed.

The people prepared their bull and cried out before Baal. They even began dancing before him, but there was no fire. By this time, Elijah was mocking them, asking if their god was simply asleep.

Yet then Elijah got serious. He went to the Lord and prayed before Him. In an instant, fire flashed down from heaven, and the young bull burned up. That’s what I call a “drop the mic” moment. With that, let us remember these words: “The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.” Psalm 103:19 (NIV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, let God drop the mic in your life.