During my quiet time this morning, I was rehearsing the difficult week when the Lord reminded me of Joseph. God had chosen Joseph to relay a dream to the King. The dream predicted seven years of plenty followed by seven years of drought. When Joseph revealed to the King the dreams meaning he also supplied a way to prepare for the severe famine coming.
In that quiet time with God, He reversed my thinking. In Joel 2: it talks about the former rain and the latter rain that falls before the harvest.
Joel 2: 23-24
Be glad, people of Zion,
rejoice in the Lord your God,
for he has given you the autumn rains
because he is faithful.
He sends you abundant showers,
both autumn and spring rains, as before.
24 The threshing floors will be filled with grain;
the vats will overflow with new wine and oil.
We pray for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. We look for it and hope for it, but, why are we not planning for the later rains fall. We know its coming, and yet we sit waiting for something to happen instead of planning for its arrival. Perhaps the problem is our lack of believing the validity of the promise, and we sit waiting to see if it really will take place.
Oh, we of little faith, what is to become of us?