Rain is a necessity of life. From it rivers are formed bringing freshness and newness to everything they touch. Let 2012 to be our year of heavy rain! The problem with rain, however, is that it usually comes with menacing clouds of trouble that tend to overshadow our worlds. Yet don’t be fooled by trouble! Clouds are God’s Eddie Stobbard of the skies. They are giant transporters taking precious water back from the lowlands to the highlands to create great rivers of influence and blessings.
Most look above their heads and see clouds as an incovenient sorry sight, but Dave Gilpin begs to differ when it comes to the weather system looming over our outlook on 2012. He argues that it’s up to us to decide where the clouds ascend to and in turn where the rain falls. It’s down to our prayer and faith to lift the clouds from the low lands of faith to the highlands of faith. Every cloud carries the promises of God for our churches, ministries and personal lives. It’s time to shift the clouds. The storm contains the rain that brings the fruitfulness we’ve been praying for fo years.