Previously, we asked you the question: “How is your fruit?” We pray that it is healthy, tasty and luscious. As we ponder that, we realize that there will not be good fruit without good soil. There can be no good soil except it be well watered.
If we are to grow healthy, tasty luscious fruit of the Spirit, we have to make sure that the soil of our heart is well watered with the Word of God. Deuteronomy 11:10-12 NLV says:
“ For the land you are going in to take is not like the land you came from in Egypt. There you planted your seed and watered it using your feet, like a vegetable garden. But the land you are about to go into and take for your own is a land of hills and valleys. It drinks water from the rain of heaven. The Lord your God cares for this land. His eyes watch over it from the beginning to the end of the year.”
The rain that falls from heaven that waters everything. It waters the mountains on down to the valleys. The valley is the lowest place and as a result the water collects there. The soil there will be pliable, fertile and will greatly increase the chances of you successfully growing your crops.
Like the natural earth, the soil of our heart must be pliable and fertile. It is only so because the water has saturated the earth in the valleys. Just like the natural earth, the soil of your heart can receive the Word of God ministered to you. Let the Word go down deep, generate root and ultimately fruit.
Notice that the rain goes to the lowest point. Yes, the mountain tops get wet but it all ultimately flows to the lowest point. The real fertile soil is not on the mountain top, but in the valleys. Like the rain of Heaven, the anointing of God flows to the lowest point.
In order to receive the true rain of Heaven, you should consider lowering yourself. The real anointing flows down the most at the place of humility. Everybody wants to shout from the mountain tops, but the best crops are grown in the valley. The best fruit of the Spirit is grown in the place of humility.
It is not the mountain top experience that drinks the rain of Heaven, but rather, it is the lowest point. God wants us to learn to humble ourselves.
“Be humble in the presence of God’s mighty power, and he will honor you when the time comes.“ – 1 Pe 5:6 CEV
It is far better to humble yourself, than to have God make you become humble. We are reminded by the scriptures:
“A psalm by David. The LORD is my shepherd. I am never in need.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside peaceful waters.” Psa 23:1- 2
It is far better to lie down on your own (lower yourself) and learn to trust God, than having Him ‘make you’ lie down.
If you want to receive the rain from heaven in abundance, humble yourself. Learn to be diligent. Continue in prayers, confessions, and quoting the scriptures. Continue to stand on the precious promises of God, knowing that He is not a man that He should lie.
We can trust Him, rely on Him, and lean on Him. He is Jehovah Jireh our Provider. He is Jehovah Shalom our peace that surpasses all understanding, and our Counselor. He is “I Am that I Am”: I am your peace; I am your provision, I am your healer, I am your way maker, I am your deliverer. Stand on His promises!
And as you lower yourself and stand on His promises, the land of your heart will drink the rain of Heaven.
-Apostle Ric & Prophetess Kathy Steele