Make it rain
You can make it rain. You don’t need to do a special dance or say a magic phrase. Because you have a bucket. It’s called your life. In your bucket are your gifts, your time, your heart, and your resources.
For two weeks this month I had the privilege of leading a team on a mission trip to Tanzania. (Thank you to everyone who supported us with prayer and financial gifts.) We left with full buckets. For two weeks we turned them upside down. And we shook out every drop. We held nothing back. We left it all on the floor. We made it rain.
In a place as needy as sub-Saharan Africa, our buckets could almost seem like a waste of time. So little to offer when the problems are so big. But for the hundreds and hundreds of men, women, and children we served, our buckets were a refreshing drink of much needed water. And we left behind little pockets of green in a parched land. We left patches of hope and health.
Look around you. The world is parched. Dying for life, and nourishment. Your bucket is meant to be emptied. To provide life.
Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. – Jesus (John 7:37-38)
You have a bucket. You can make it rain right where you are. If rivers of living water aren’t flowing out of your bucket, maybe it’s time to ask why not?