rain down

I was reading in the book of Hebrews today and wanted to tweet the verse I was reading, but it was too many characters…so here’s Hebrews 6:7:

Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.

The thing that struck me the most about this verse is that the crops that are produced are for “those for whom it is farmed”.  The rain doesn’t fall to grow crops for the benefit of the land, but for the benefit of the people for whom the crops are grown.  Thinking about receiving from God and drinking in all that He has for me, I assumed that it was all for my own benefit.

The idea here is that I can drink in God’s goodness all day long, but the growth, the result of all that drinking in, is for the benefit of someone besides me.  This is my family, my co-workers, the people in my sphere of influence.  Ultimately, the blessing of God comes, but it isn’t the goal.  I drink in the rain so that God can use me to change the world.

How am I going to live differently today because I have soaked in God’s rain this morning?  What will you do with God’s generous rain today?

A little longer than a tweet 🙂

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