Monday, July 11, 2011


As I sit to write this blog post, Laura Story's song, "Blessings", has been running through my head for quiet a while. It has become a very special song for me, and tonight, every time I consider a topic, the chorus begins ... again.

The song itself resonates deep within me. In so many ways it describes me. I have at one point or another prayed for each of the things she sings of, and I have seen, over and over again, that He has heard "each spoken need Yet love[s me] way too much to give [me] lesser things". Thank You, God, for unanswered prayers.

I feel deeply convicted when she gets to the part that says " if every promise from your Word is not enough..." Ouch. It is so much more than "enough". It is generous beyond measure. Yet, I need reminding of that.

I consider the questions in the chorus. I know that so many have been true for me through the years.

I think back to the days when I would delight in a rainy summer day. I knew at some point, I would find myself standing on the deck, arms extended wide, quietly dancing with God with the oak trees swaying in the breeze just past my fingertips. It's one of the Things-of-the-Past that I would like to reintegrate into my present.

I've had the opportunity to do some reading and be challenged (and sometimes convicted) to live more intentionally. To decide what will take priority and where I will focus my attention. I can get so distracted by the urgent that I miss the important.

I can also miss a gift because it doesn't come packaged exactly as I expect it will.

So, Lord, what if your blessings DO come in raindrops?

Whether they do or not, I want to stand, open-armed in the pouring rain....
and dance with You!!


Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?

What if Your healing comes through tears?

What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life
Are Your mercies in disguise?

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