Preparing for Rain

There was a drought. There were two farmers. Both were praying for rain.  After praying, one of the farmer's went out and began to plow his field. Now which farmer trusted and believed God for the rain? --from "Facing the Giants"

There are some things that we, as a family, have been praying about. We have trusted that God hears, but do our actions show it? Have we been "plowing our field" so we are ready when the answers come?

Are we preparing and ready for the answers? Do we pray in anticipation and expectation of the answer?

Psalm 5:3 (NIV) - "In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Even this week, we have made a major life decision based on what we believe God is stirring in our hearts and preparing us for.

We don't have all of the answers, but we are moving forward in faith that He will provide them as we need them... one day at a time.

We are aware that the answer may not come in the form or way that we expect it to. But we do believe that He will answer.

Will we have prepared our hearts for His answer... in His time and in His way?

What is it that you are praying for? Are you praying in anticipation and expectation of the answer? Are you putting action behind your faith? Are you "plowing your field" so you are ready when the answer comes?

"Faith is not a sense, nor sight, nor reason, but simply taking God at His word." --Streams in the Desert

Are you..."Preparing for Rain"?


  1. Oh, I just enjoyed this so much.
    While I can see it in so many ways in my life, the specific thing that comes to mind is that I pray for my daughter's allergies to be healed. We're in a season of focus on this at the moment b/c of some issues that have come up, and I've been doing a lot of extensive research - which brings the need to pray to mind, very often....

    ....And her middle name is "Raine."

  2. This has opened my eyes further. I need to "plow" my fields and trust God to provide for my family.

  3. Most of do forget that second step of "plowing the field", don't we? Very timely post, Donnetta.

  4. I'm going to give it my best!

  5. Christie Smith6:51 PM

    hi, i found this entry when i was trying to find the quote from Facing The Giants about preparing for rain. i'm thrilled to see you are a fan of the bible in 90 days! i am blogging through it in 90 days right now... which is why i was looking for the quote, to include in today's entry. i don't start my 90 day journey at same time that most people do. i start mine every year on july 21 to commemorate the anniversary of me quitting smoking. this is my 3rd time. it's amazing how much you learn when spending this much time in scripture every day!


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