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In this season where we are expecting rain to fall but experiencing dust and wind, drought, let us be obedient to God,

let us humble ourselves before Him and declare our dependence on Him! For only He can send the rain, and it’s easy for Him to do.

 

 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.”  

– Luke 2:14 NIV

 

In Scripture, rain represents blessing, favour and increase. If we dig ditches in our lives, we prepare for God’s blessing to come

down. We make a statement of dependence on God and give ourselves over to His provision. We dig ditches by being faithful,

obeying God and praising Him.

 

When we dig ditches, we are making preparations for blessings to come, thus putting our faith in God.

We call out to God and tell Him that we are ready, we are expectant.

 

Thanksgiving:   noun

    the expression of gratitude, especially to God.

    “he offered prayers in thanksgiving for his safe arrival”

 

“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God

the Father through him.” – Colossians 3:17 NIV

 

 “… He will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the LORD. Joy and gladness will

be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.” – Isaiah 51:3 NIV

 

When the rain does come, in the natural and the spiritual, we should not be slow to thank God! Often we forget to say thank you.

Just accepting blessing and provision as a given. Forgetting that we can do nothing in and of ourselves, we need God.

 

So, what can we do for God? How can we give thanks for a year full of wonder, provision, healing, growing and security.

We dig ditches! Go out and dig ditches in the natural as well as the spiritual!