Posted by: the warrioress | April 3, 2013

Rain!

Rain

Rain (Photo credit: Moyan_Brenn)

Dear God,

Thank you so much for the rain! We were about to go into Stage Three water restrictions and it’s only April. We got a huge storm and lots of rain and it’s still raining off and on today. The internet is spotty because we’re in the country, out of the city limits. The pets do not care for the rain and are very tentative about going outside. The floors are a bit muddy, but I don’t care. I love rainy days and the way all of nature reacts after it gets a bath.

We love you, Lord!

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  1. Why would you thank a god for “rain” — much less hyperlink the word for us in the post? Do you thank your god for tornadoes, earthquakes, meteor strikes, forest fires …? “God” in your language, seems to simply be “everything I love” — which is fine and good, but if you are serious about some all controlling being, then your choice of thankfulness seems odd.

    I hope your rain dance comes through and you all get more water.

  2. PS – I’ve notice that you took off the header apocalyptic picture you use to have — the one from the Book of Eli movie. Nice move — you are moving away from the Wrath of Yahweh theology. Next is to consider changing your tabs. And then, maybe even your title name — way from being a “Bible Warrior” [not God there] to a “Disciple of Love” or something of that sort. Transitions are tough. Best wishes with that.

  3. Beautiful post! Even “tornadoes, earthquakes, meteor strikes, forest fires” have a beautiful purpose rarely appreciated.Amen

  4. So, Karen, does your mind then somehow explain away all the events below as “hav[ing] a beautiful purpose rarely appreciated? Amen.”?

    1) Tornado kilss 20 people in Bangladesh

    2) Mudslidekills 34 people in China

    3) Flood kills more than 1,600 people in Pakistan

    4) Tidal Wave kills 13,000 in Asia

    5) Forest Fire kills 40 in Israel

    As you can tell, the list goes on and on. Maybe if these people were your children, parents, close friends or church members you’d think differently. Or maybe not. Maybe you think Yahweh allows horrible things always for good reasons — well good for believers and an early-start-in-hell for non-believers. What a tidy world you live in.

  5. All praises to you, Lord! We bless your holy name! All good things come from you. Thank you, God, for the rain! Thank you for your refreshment for the earth. Thank you for the way creation shows us you and your plan…Please send your Holy Spirit, your Living Water, to refresh us and make us grow! Thank you for Adrienne. I ask for you to immerse her in your presence today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  6. Also, I wanted to tell you that you have been a source of God’s refreshment to me. Thank you for being His vessel! Love & hugs to you today!! 🙂

  7. Sabio said:

    Why would you thank a god for “rain” — much less hyperlink the word for us in the post? Do you thank your god for tornadoes, earthquakes, meteor strikes, forest fires …? “God” in your language, seems to simply be “everything I love” — which is fine and good, but if you are serious about some all controlling being, then your choice of thankfulness seems odd.

    I hope your rain dance comes through and you all get more water.

    Hi Sabio, I hyper-linked the word because it’s a tag link that helps the search engines to find the post or something like that. When I posted the post, the option is there to hyper-link key words for the search engines, which brings more traffic to the post.

    As to other weather-related gratitude, I guess I thank God for the weather based upon how I’m perceiving it at the time. I love rainy days, but I don’t think I thanked God when half our city was underwater — no, in that case I prayed for God to stop the rain and help those who were impacted by it. I guess I can’t really explain much further, but I think you understand and are just being sarcastic in order to make a point.

    You also said:

    PS – I’ve notice that you took off the header apocalyptic picture you use to have — the one from the Book of Eli movie. Nice move — you are moving away from the Wrath of Yahweh theology. Next is to consider changing your tabs. And then, maybe even your title name — way from being a “Bible Warrior” [not God there] to a “Disciple of Love” or something of that sort. Transitions are tough. Best wishes with that.

    I took the Eli header off because it was Easter and Christ rose again, which is what Easter celebrates. (The Resurrection of Jesus Christ) Jesus Christ conquered death, so I changed the header to coincide with that. I’ve put up a green nature header because of the prayer about rain. The Eli header(s) coincide with my “theme” for the blog. I use them off and on, but sometimes I’m in the mood for something different so I change it according to my moods.

    Why would I change my tabs, Sabio? I like them. I’m a bible warrior when it comes to other Christians, much of the time, in case you haven’t noticed. I’m also a bible warrior when it comes to someone attempting to twist or misinterpret what I think the bible is saying. I normally find that my views coincide with the views of most biblical scholars and theologians.

    Though I am definitely in favor of dwelling upon the love of Jesus Christ and thus God, I cannot deny the fact that God does have a side that appears to be a “don’t mess with me” kind of manner when He’s not pleased. I think it takes a lot to see that side of God, but it IS there and I would be lying if I didn’t take note of it from the Old Testament and thus fear it and Him (also known as RESPECT). I have respect for God’s more dangerous side and love Him regardless because I know how much He loves me. Thankfully, I have not encountered this angry part of God in my life so far… I hope that continues.

  8. WP/Nat, thanks so much! I’m so glad that you were blessed by this posting. I was so blessed by the rain that I had to share it with all of you. Love ya, hon. Adrienne

    Karen, thank you for posting and I’m glad you like the post. God bless you, hon. Adrienne

  9. Hi Adriene!! Glad you are enjoying the rain. I remember water restrictions, we had them in our drought years, and they suck! On the other hand, we have had more rain in these past few years than I can ever remember. I like the rain but sometimes it gets out of hand!! We have had three major floods in our city in the past 3 years! Thank God for all and everything because He knows what He is doing and we are grateful for that! 😉

  10. Perhaps He can send some warmth and sunshine to the UK. It’s been a long cold winter here!

  11. Warrioress:

    “I love rainy days, but I don’t think I thanked God when half our city was underwater — no, in that case I prayed for God to stop the rain…”

    So God sends good weather, but the bad weather is just physics? How convenient.

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