It is a gorgeously pre-dawn morning here in the Pacific Northwest. The tail-end of a storm is passing through and we wait in anticipation for the next storm to arrive. The gray-white, broken clouds look like floating mountains in the sky.
We are in between the rains (or storms) that sometimes bring chaos, uncertainty and even destruction but always new growth.
As the sun slowly makes its welcome on this brand new day, the Holy Spirit reminds me to praise God in all circumstances because our praises cause God to ambush the enemy on our behalf.
This morning as I watch the majestic mountains in the sky slowly drift by, I am thankful for Joel 2:25-26 and for God’s promises.
And, as I look back at this chapter in Joel I discover even more of God’s goodness and confirmation of what He is speaking to my heart this morning.
“Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.” Joel 2:23.
Papa, thank you for the early rain of your vindication, for abundantly pouring down the early and latter rains.
May you walk in wondrous praise and worship of the Lord your God today and every day.
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