Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.Psalm 51:12
It’s pretty soggy here today in sleepy Sussex.
The rain is gently tipping and tapping on the conservatory roof. There is the heavier sound of dripping, plop, plop, plopping running of the roof. My house using nature for the percussion section of the orchestra.
I love listening to the rain and like many have been feeling tired, weary and run down for a few weeks now.
The gorgeous hot weather we had in spring, in true British fashion has disappeared as it is officially summer. We are allowed outside but we must find the umbrella.
As the rain taps away and the colours of the garden come to life. I think about my inner being and how I need to be refreshed once more.
I am still close to Jesus. He isn’t far away. However at time like so many at times I become distracted by life and my soul can feel dry.
So in my busy day, of work I have to do. I will make time to sit, chill and ask to be refilled. For Jesus to come close and refresh and restore me once more by his Holy Spirit.
Fill and refresh us today with your Holy rain.
Your Spirit that brings such fruit and fills us with joy.
Let us be patient with one another in such difficult times.
Let us feel your love and share it with others.
Prune our souls so our gentleness, peace, kindness, faithfulness and self control is a witness to you.
Let us lift and support each other through your example to us and no other as we live today for you.