The other day a dear friend of mine reminded me of this conversation from the movie Facing the Giants:
Since I haven’t watched the movie in years, I had forgotten this little story.
It caused me to ask myself some questions.
Do I pray with faith?
Do I take action, knowing that God will supply all my needs?
Faith is trust.
But it’s also the works that are done because of that trust. It’s stepping out on those waves because we see Him walking towards us with His hands outstretched, and that is enough to make us risk the impossible.
“So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
May His Words sink deep.
John 15: 5-17
I am the vine, you are the branches;
he who abides in Me and I in him,
he bears much fruit,
for apart from Me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire and they are burned.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
My Father is glorified by this,
that you bear much fruit,
and so prove to be My disciples.
Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.
If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love;
just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you
and that your joy may be made full.
This is My commandment,
that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. You are My friends if you do what I command you.
No longer do I call you slaves,
for the slave does not know what his master is doing;
but I have called you friends,
for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.
You did not choose Me but I chose you,
and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit,
and that your fruit would remain,
so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name
He may give to you.
This I command you, that you love one another.
Let’s prepare for the rain.
14 thoughts on “Prepare for the Rain”
Joy, really did enjoy your blog. That song was so pretty. It is so true too. What we do for the Lord does not return void, just like his Word does not return void. Will miss all of you this Sabbath but know you will have a great time with loved ones. Have a good rest if you can. Know you have to cook for some of them but don’t work too hard. We love you. Keep letting your light shine for Yeshua, love Janice, Grady
Dear Miss Janice,
Thank you for your sweet comment….I’m so glad that the blog post and song could be a blessing to you! Aw, you won’t need to worry for me…I won’t have too much work. :) I love you too! Hope you have a very blessed Sabbath together! And we’ll see you “before long.” :) ~ Joy
Amen Joy! ♡
Thank you so much for this EXCELLENT post! <3
So glad it was a blessing to you, dear Sarah! Yahweh used you to be a part of the writing of it. ;)
So glad it was a blessing to you, DeeAnn! :)
WOW!! I love that picture and quote about praising God in the hallway! What fun! I have never heard that before! That made my day! Thank you for sharing you heart, Joy, as always it is a pleasure!
Thank you, Miss Holliday! ;) I love that quote/picture too. :) God is so good! And you’re such a blessing from Him!
Joy, I REALLY enjoyed your blog post. The quote from the movie really touched my heart. Letting God lead us is sometimes hard but your post really comforted my heart… Thank you. You are truly so wise and and God has blessed you in many ways, especially in blogging. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your heart.
Dear Kaila, I’m so thankful that the post could be such a blessing to you! You are such a dear sister in Messiah….Thank you for how you shine such a bright light! <3
Awesome! Lovely reminder, thanks! :’)
So glad it was a blessing to you, sweet Sarah! :)