Coffee with God – June 15, 2012

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Praying God’s Word Day-by-Day – Beth Moore

Commit yourself entirely to God that He may set you free to be everything He planned.

For You know the plans You have for me, Lord. Plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give Me a hope and a future (Jer. 29:11).


Jesus Calling – Sarah Young

You need a buffer zone of silence around you in order to focus on things that are unseen. . . . The curse of this age is overstimulation of the senses, which blocks out awareness of the unseen world.

Streams in the Desert – L. B. Cowman

God has made me fruitful in the land of my suffering. (Genesis 41:52)

Perhaps you are undergoing some trial as God’s child, and you are saying to Him, ‘O God, it is raining very hard on me tonight, and this test seems beyond my power to endure. Disappointments are pouring in, washing away and utterly defeating my chosen plans. My trembling heart is grieved and is cowering at the intensity of my suffering. Surely the rains of affliction are beating down upon my soul.’

Dear friend, you are completely mistaken. God is not raining rain on you – He is raining blessings. If you will only believe your Father’s Word, you will realize that springing up beneath the pounding rain are spiritual flowers. And they are more beautiful and fragrant than those that ever grew before in your stormless and suffering-free life.

You try to escape the pain, yet God sees tender compassion for other sufferers finding birth in your soul. Your heart winces at the pain of heavy grief, but God sees the sorrow deepening and enriching your life.

No, my friend, it is not raining afflictions on you. It is raining tenderness, love, compassion, patience, and a thousand other flowers and fruits of the blessed Holy Spirit. And they are bringing to your life spiritual enrichment that all the prosperity and ease of this world could never produce in your innermost being.

– J. M. M.

There Shall be Showers of Blessing – Daniel W. Whittle, 1883

There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Refrain:
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy-drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

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