I love summer. I love getting to work on projects and “hang out” with my kids. I love what seems like a radical schedule shift when school gets out. But now here we are in mid-July and I find this radical shift also has a challenge to it.
It surfaced when I said out loud to the Lord, “my cup is empty.”
Then I realized how little “alone” time I have. For you moms with children younger than mine, I can hear your resounding, “Amen!”
But here is my quick pearl for today. God is always seeking to refresh, water, replenish, renew us. It happened like this for me.
It began to rain really hard, big steady drops. And I heard the faintest whisper, “that would feel so nice.” Immediately, I began recounting all the practical reasons why I didn’t have time to mess with a rain date.
Ever so gently the Lord replayed the comment, “my cup is empty.”
I looked outside at the trees, flowers and grass. They never complained about a good soaking rain. Even nature knows the high cost of being parched and drained from the intense heat. And even nature readily receives the Lord’s refreshing rain.
So out I went. Standing on my deck in the pouring rain. Not hours. But minutes. Enough to get soaked. I cupped my hands and let the rain form little pools in my hands. I couldn’t help but laugh as I tilted my head back to let the raindrops kiss my face. I felt the Lord’s pleasure as I received His gift.
Then a quick warm shower and back to the summer frenzy.
Allow the Spirit of God to water you. And see how it revives your life.