5/2/14

Pray For Rain - Noah Style

If you hadn’t heard, Texas is slowly drying up. Like an un-lotioned elbow the Lone Star state is starting to become a barren land for moisture. Just to help you realize how starved Texas is for water, my town Wichita falls has begun recycling its own waste water. We’re not the first town to recycle waste water, but we are the first to do so without dumping it into a lake reservoir first. Straight from the toilet, to the facility, and right back into your sink – mmmmmm delicious.

If you’re lucky enough to live in this modern age drought you might have seen a sign like this.

That’s right, times are so desperate that even the non religious are dropping to their knees and asking God for some clouds; but maybe that’s the whole point.


This drought is scaring a lot of people and forcing cities to resort to things like fining citizens for watering their yards. Most neighborhoods have at least one house that collects rain water, and some are going to even more drastic measures to water their flowerbeds.

For example, people will shower with a bucket in the tub. As they shower most of the water will be collected in the bucket, and when they’re done they’ll water their garden with it. To a non-drought victim this may sound quirky, but in Texas it’s nearly necessary.

In the book of Genesis there is a story about a 500 year old man who is asked to do something Crazy; build an ark and collect the animals. You see, God saw that “the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.(Gen 6:5)” However “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. (Gen 6:8)”

So God commands Noah to build an ark and collect 2 of every animal, and 7 of every clean animal. Noah does this, and then something awesome happens; it rains for the first time. For forty days and forty nights it poured down rain. So much so, that one day could have fixed Texas’ problem.

You see, we pray for earthly rain, just like the Jews prayed for an earthly messiah. Jesus came to establish our kingdom in heaven and not on earth. Unfortunately, they simply wanted another David. Time and time again we see that our problems always stretch past the physical and into the spiritual.

Perhaps we should pray for rain, but why not pray for a spiritual rain also. Shoot, how about a spiritual flood to cleanse our people?

Just as 1 Peter 3:20 says, 8 people were saved through the cleansing of water (Noah and his family) we should be cleansed. I think Texans should pray for an earthly rain, and a spiritual flood.

It’s very important that Texas begins to fill its lakes with water, but more importantly is the spiritual cleanliness of God’s people. Who knows, this drought could bring non-believers to the floor as they ask God for physical rain. So let’s continue to pray for rain both physically and spiritually.


Or maybe at least cleaner drinking water?

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The impact of three different forms of warm up on performance


The Effects of Glucose Supplementation on Barbell Velocity and Fatiguability in Weightlifting - A pilot study"

Graduate from Midwestern State University, founder of Endunamoo Barbell Club, and Endunamoo Strength and Conditioning. Working to help athletes physically reach their goals and achieve scholarships while spiritually pouring into as many people as possible on all platforms.