Rain for His Reign, Our Refreshing & the Harvest

You alone are God; You alone are Lord.  We look to You; we adore only You. We trust only You. We wait expectantly for Your answer. We know You promise to hear and restore and we await Your response with great expectation. Thank You, Lord.
You alone are God; You alone are Lord. We look to You; we adore only You. We trust only You. We wait expectantly for Your answer. We know You promise to hear and restore and we await Your response with great expectation. Thank You, Lord.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2014

A Thought and a Prayer: This morning following two days of blasting high temperatures, there is the appearance of the possibility of rain. Just for the sky to be covered in these type of threatening clouds and the mid-summer air to be heavy with moisture is unusual for our climate. It is rare for us to have rain in July in Northern California. And yet all the remainder of the week following the cancer diagnosis, clouds laden with moisture moved in groups across the sky dropping showers in intermittent locations sporadically. Last Sunday following one of our daughters being Candy Moscu’s first body work and prayer client in her new Placerville location, the clouds unloaded on Placerville after our departure. My daughter and I were thrilled to encounter puddles on the freeway where rain had poured right before we drove through. Rain brings the water which enables life—plowing, planting, nurturing and growing of food which we need to survive is enabled by water. If we have nothing to drink—we die. This is true both spiritually and naturally.

How lovely it would be if some rain did fall. (An unusual breeze is whispering through the trees as I write this.) Fires are raging throughout dry California. California once again is burning.

Rain brings the water which could help quench the fires and stop their destruction. Rain is an outward sign of God’s sovereign spiritual as well as natural restoring power that we would be revived and nurtured to become God’s harvest through which He will spiritually feed others nurturing them for their eternal health. (Your kingdom come, Your will be done, Lord—on earth as in heaven, please.)

Rain, rain, oh Holy Spirit come! Rain, rain, oh Holy Spirit put out the raging fires which bring destruction in this season of drought. Rain, rain, oh Holy Spirit bring the water, Your Living Water from the throne of God to restore. We are not worthy of Your restoration. Especially here in California, the masses have continued to follow the spirit of the world in the people who have been elected and the legislation which has been brought to pass as a result. As a population, we have not honored You or sought to put ourselves under Your sovereign care as Lord. And yet, You are sovereign and ever-faithful. Surely, You will hear the remnant and answer. It is what You have always done and You do not change. Yes, Lord, we acknowledge there are more who You desire to come out of complacency and wake up from the glaze with which the constant onslaught of worldly wisdom masquerading as truth has blurred their vision. And yes, Lord, we are working on distributing Your message where You open doors, but Lord, surely You will hear Your remnant now and answer before all have turned to You, so by the coming of the increase of Your Living Water needed to restore us, it will also bring Your increased harvest (because of the increase of Your Presence).  And so we do ask You to send some rain today, if just a few drops as a sign that You have not forgotten us and will indeed restore us, not only from this natural drought but from the larger spiritual one as well. If not, it does not change our trust in You. Your timing is perfect. Your Way beyond reproach. It is a Way in which we delight! Lord God, You are all that we want and all that we need. Lord, oh Faithful One, do hear our prayer and answer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

NUGGETS OF GOD’s WISDOM
God’s Wisdom is more precious than gold.
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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.    For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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