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“Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.” ~ Hebrews 6:7

A friend recently said to me, “If you pray for rain, be prepared to deal with the mud!”  And while it made me laugh, I have to agree that what she said is true.  So often we pray for rain and the bountiful growth that goes with it – and we forget about the mud that may be involved.

Sometimes things get so mucky that we forget that rain (both literal and figurative) is a blessing from God.  It is His provision so that things will grow, but if it rains too much we may find ourselves complaining about having to deal with all the mud that the rain creates.

Perhaps your own life feels like it’s going through a dry season.  If that’s the case – pray for rain.  But be prepared for what God will send you.  His rain is a blessing, but with it comes with the responsibility of tending what He’s given you.