Rain on my window,

How I love thee!

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After so many months of only a trickle here or there, it’s really raining today!

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Thank You Jesus for the rain!

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Does it ever rain in your life?

I was reading James 1 the other day.

A few things stood out to me and I jotted some notes down.

“A slave to God and of the Lord Jesus…”
Am I allowing myself to be a slave to God or am I a slave to myself?

“When trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy…”
Am I letting my troubles be an opportunity for joy or is it bogging me down, consuming my mind, and being a detriment to me instead of a stepping stones. I can use all my troubles for stepping stones in my christian life, if I just would.

“When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow…”

Is my endurance growing? Am I getting stronger because of this? OR am I failing, sliding farther and farther backward as I get depressed about my situations and in turn depressed about everything around me?

A thought: We can’t really know the depth of our character until we see how we react under pressure.
Am I failing this test of character? How am I reacting to the things God has placed in my path?

Do I complain about my struggles or do I see them as an opportunity to grow? God has promised to be with me during these struggles so why am I complaining? God is there, ask him for the strength needed to endure. Then be patient.

 

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  1. Amazing how two people can read the same chapter & get the some of the same things out of them..I love the rain…today when i was so hot from cleaning i would have wanted to simply go stand in the rain..but there was more to clean so decided against that wish…

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  2. Like your new background…It’s been raining here for about an hour now, I think, and it sounds so lovely!  I’ve been sitting here feeling so grateful that I listened to my urges & mowed the yard yesterday.

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  3. Like your thoughts. Did you ever here the song “Bring on the rain”?  It is a hard song to sing when its raining in your life but a good one. I think Mercy Me sings it but don’t no for sure.We would love to have you come that weekend. It really does not bother me. I leave Sunday but you know how it is we are always packing and leaving so it’s really not a big deal.

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