When I sing to God, I relax. Concerns fall away because I’m reminded that God is bigger than any problem. The more I proclaim His greatest in my life, the more joy spills through me.
The other day, during one of these times, I was singing the words “freedom reigns in this place, showers of mercy and grace.” In an instant, I saw the words “rain” and “reign” flash before my eyes. I immediately thought through the meaning of each word:
- Rain as in water that forms a raindrop and
- Reign as in acknowledging a sovereign authority.
By singing those words, I was asking God to rain presence into my life. What I heard next surprised me.
God said: My people often pull out umbrellas when I’m raining down. Although they don’t mean to keep me from them, they choose to control the situation because they’re concerned about getting messed up by my rain.
Think about it, during a rainstorm the wind blows and the rain falls. Our hair and make-up are often messed up. We can’t see as clear as when it’s clear and sunny. Apparently, we’re concerned of these effects spiritually as well, and we pull out umbrellas. We lose focus on knowing that God has the best way, the best plans.
Psalms 18:30 says, “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.” And Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but at the end of it is the way of death.”
The rest of the Word.
We want Jesus to reign in our lives as Savior, but we don’t always trust Him enough to let Him rain His will and ways in our lives. The wind and rain of righteousness mixed with faith is the truest form of beauty to God.
–By Janenne Irene Pung, Deacon and Women Alive Leader
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