Rain, rain, rain, we have been having much needed rain. We have been in a drought. A drought that left boat docks dry, bridges expanding over dry land instead of lakes, fear of lack of water supply and economy hurt by lack of summer activities, that kind of drought. Drought that you believed would only be resolved from years of rainy season. Then came the spring of 2015.
We were starting to wonder when the sun would shine again, yet, we knew we needed this precious rain. As I continued to joyfully move toward the water I let the Lord speak to my soul. It was a continued lesson He has been working in my heart.
It is so easy to get stuck. Stuck in the mud would the right term around here. Stuck mentally, stuck physically and stuck spiritually. Lessons you thought you had learned you see are being repeated again, you haven't mastered it yet. God gentle speaks. He easily reminded me how last summer the drought made many wonder if the lakes would ever be full again....................and yet, the rains came and they are now FULL!!!
Oh daughter of such little faith.
As I drove through what had been all my life just a small, sleepy town in Texas, the message had already started to play. " It just takes ME and things can change. I can rise up who I want, and where I want and how I want.", seemed to say the gentle voice of the Lord in my spirit. The sign on the side of the road reminded me how God has taken this small town and put her on the map, because some people said "Yes" to His vision.
Their world has changed and so has this small sleepy town.
Even the college has become known throughout the country. Baylor's new football stadium rises up over the skyline of Waco.
Things have changed.
I visited the store in September. We were able to park in the front parking lot, and no one was in the store. Not anymore!!! You now have to park next door to the store. On a Monday afternoon the shoppers were filing in and out in one long line. Everyone was taking pictures of the store and the salesgirls needed to assist everyone were double from our first visit.
Stuck sometimes makes you mentally feel things will never change. Now there is change in our home....more babies on the way, but there are other struggles that seem to be in drought.
Then there is God...............and Rain...........and visions and dreams met..........and change.
Reflecting on my renewed soul thoughts as I reluctantly strolled back to my car from the lake, I thanked God for His gentle rebuke. I resolved to plan time at the lakes this year and enjoy the abundance that His rain has provided. May I say "yes" to changes that need to be made, to get out of my own drought. May I not fight the RAIN! God can change everything in just a wink of an eye.