365 Ways To Know God

Devotional

Holy Spirit – Rain.

“He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, like showers that water the earth.” (Psa. 72:6)

The Holy Spirit is Rain to those who are famished; He gives refreshing life. He is Rain to those who have stopped growing; He can replenish their leaves and roots. He is Rain to those who have stopped producing fruit; He can make them fruitful again. Let Him rain on you.

Lord, rain on my parched soul. Rain on the dry ground that surrounds me. Revitalize my branches, let my leaves soak up Your life-giving water, and make me fruitful again. Let the streams overflow their banks.

The Holy Spirit is Rain to you who are thirsty; He will satisfy your thirst. You don’t have to die in the desert for lack of water. But you must come to Him as empty pots, because only He can fill you. Drink of the Holy Spirit; that’s an active choice you must make. “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink” (Jn. 7:37). The Holy Spirit is Rain to signify the blessing of God on His people. The opposite is also true; when God’s people reject Him, God shuts up Heaven. The streams of living water no longer flow. Crops don’t grow, and there’s nothing to eat. When God’s people reject Him, the Holy Spirit will not rain on them. He is Rain. Why wouldn’t everyone want Rain?

Lord, I’ve been thirsty long enough; I’ll not suffer through another day. Show me any sin that’s hidden in my heart. I repent of all my transgressions. I’m coming to You for life-giving water. Rain refreshes me. A cool drink of water is even better. Amen.

Key Thought: The Holy Spirit is Rain to refresh God’s people.