If we were farmers, the right amount of rain for our crops would be critical to the amount of our harvest.
I grew up in rural Iowa and we would have standing-room-only extra prayer meetings in church if we needed rain for the crops. We had no irrigation.
Today, we may not be farmers but we still depend on God to provide what we need. He provides the jobs we have in order to buy food to eat and a place to sleep. He provides his Word to us so he can guide us in making choices and decisions.
God provides the air we breath. If he stopped, we would…….stop.
In Leviticus 26, God reminds us that, if we obey him, we will experience his blessings of obedience. Notice this very important thing – obedience comes BEFORE the blessing.
After we obey, the rain (God’s blessing) will come down making our crops grow (our work and efforts will be successful). The harvest (joy, love, meaning) will be plentiful.
We will live safely in our land.
He will fight our enemies for us and bring peace to our lives.
When we obey, God will look upon us with favor.
And he will walk beside us every day.
He has promised and he always keeps his promises, so it will happen – after we obey.
Thank you for your blessing on our obedience, Abba Father.