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JOIN ME IN MY JOURNEY PERMEATED BY THE GRACE OF GOD. "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me." I Corinthians 15:10

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Bring the Rain

I have heard this song quite often on the radio. It really makes me think everytime I hear it. Today I was thinking about the specific line that says "Bring me anything that brings you glory." I have always really liked that line, but today I realized I really haven't been living with that unselfish and God-focused attitude. The one thing that I have been fighting in my thinking alot lately has been loneliness and being bored. That change of job and schedule right now has really thrown me off more than I have ever been before. I don't ever remember being so bored and lonely for a long time. It has been about a month now that I have really been struggling with this. Last night, I was just saying, "Lord, I hate being lonely." But that attitude doesn't line up with the heart that says that life is about God, not me. God suffered loneliness. He is giving me an opportunity to join in understanding another side of his suffering for me. Even in this song, it mentions that idea. It talks about His suffering, "So what's a little rain." In turn, I may be able to help others when they are in a similar situation. I want to live and think like I am wiling to live with anything God has for me that will bring Him glory. I am fighting to think on God and find hope in him, just as the Psalmist says in Psalm 42. "Why is my soul disquieted in me? Hope in the Lord." Pray that God will change my thinking so that I can learn what He wants me to learn about Him through this time.

"Bring The Rain"
by Mercy Me

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that I've gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You
Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It's never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings You glory
And I know there'll be days
When this life brings me pain
But if that's what it takes to praise You
Jesus, bring the rain

I am Yours regardless of
The dark clouds that may loom above
Because You are much greater than my pain
You who made a way for me
By suffering Your destiny
So tell me what's a little rain
So I pray

Holy, holy, holy
Is the Lord God Almighty

Eunice Blaha (no network) wrote
at 2:14pm
As I am thinking about that song, it's the submissive spirit to anything, even hard times, that resonates through this song...but isn't resonating through my heart. I want that submissive spirit to whatever God has for me and a deliberate forethought of planning to focus my heart on glorifying God when those times come. Praise has not been in my heart. I have been fumbling around with how to properly focus my thinking at times when I have nothing to do. Usually I end up getting on facebook so I feel some connection with people. I have been working on plans to occupy my thinking and time. It just is all in the works right now. God is still growing me through all of this. I am so thankful that "circumstances don't change who I forever am in Him." I want that spirit of praise in me again.


  • At February 13, 2008 2:53 PM, Blogger Sir Richard said…

    I find that most of the time that when my praise is not in my heart that I haven't made my focus on God and His glory the most important part of my day.

  • At May 26, 2009 9:07 AM, Anonymous Sir Richard said…

    Was that what you were singing before this past Memorial Day weekend campout???

  • At May 27, 2009 12:02 PM, Anonymous Sir Richard said…

    Hmmm... Yes, this did sound like the theme of Grace Bible Memorial Day Camping 2009...


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