As I look outside this morning, it looks like it’s about to rain once again. For us, that is absolutely amazing. The last four years we have been in extreme drought. The crops of failed, the land has ached for rain. In fact, they’ve said that we have had less rain than during the dirty thirties. But this year has been different. First, we got the rains needed to plant last fall. As winter came, the green wheat laying in the fields made the winter look better than the summers have for a long time. Then it stopped raining and some of the fields began to dry up and turn yellow. It was so disheartening. But then came the spring, and the rains. I know that in much of our country, violent storms have brought great misery, but for us, the weather has been cool and wet. It’s beyond amazing. The wheat is growing, even some of it that we thought was dead has resurrected back to life. We are so grateful.
Do you ever feel like that? Like your life has just ached for rain, for growth, for life? Sometimes waiting for God to respond to something that you need, or respond to a question of your heart can feel like that. It can seem like forever until he answers. But when He does, life springs up from within you, and brings the dead parts back to life.
I was reminded of this when studying Moses the other day. When he was invited to the top of Mt. Sinai to meet with God, it must have been a most amazing experience. He climbed to the top and entered the cloud that covered the mountain. Then he sat there – for 7 days – before God began to talk. (Exodus 24:12-18)
If you are thirsty for God to meet some needs in your life, hungry to hear his words, I pray that today you will climb the mountain to meet him and wait. Because when His words come, they will revive your soul.