For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. —Isaiah 55:10-11

            This summer was a warm summer without much rain. Lakes and pond levels were down a couple feet and some dug wells were going dry. We were in drought conditions in this area. But the little rain we received was surely a blessing from heaven to water the earth causing plant life to grow for food and reproduction. Water—taken for granted by many in this area where I live, but without it life does not exist. Our Lord God Almighty sends it for life.

            So also His Word brings life— eternal life. As His Word is spoken and shared in written form by whatever method, it will not return empty, but it will accomplish the purpose for which our Lord God Almighty desires. His Word will succeed in the purpose for which He has sent it.

       So let us proclaim His Word. He will use that proclamation of His Word according to his purposes. “For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:12-15). Yes, so let us proclaim His Word— “What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building” (I Corinthians 3:5-9).

Brothers and sisters God has called us to share His Word. Otherwise there will be a drought of His Word. May we faithfully proclaim His Word! Yes, Dear Father, may I be faithful in proclaiming Your Word. I know that I cannot change anyone, but You do through Your Word. So may I proclaim Your Word through the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son, Jesus.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gk9qDuAZtE

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