After the Rain
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on April 16th, 2015

Blooming in The Son

​“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
James 1:2-4

​It's been kind of rainy here.

When I was a kid I would have been disappointed because I saw the rain as an inconvenience, it interfered with me doing what I wanted to do. But now I look forward to the rain, the ground needs the nourishment and the lakes need the replenishment.
Funny how our perspective changes with maturity.
Just as with physical maturity, spiritual maturity can bring a new perspective also. We can know that the seemingly inconvenient rains of life are actually life giving nourishment which enables us to grow and replenish our souls.
Even heavy storms that loom low with dark shadows are eventually followed by the sun. And oh how much brighter that sun seems after a storm!
​Is as the light of the morning when the sun rises, A morning without clouds, When the tender grass springs out of the earth, Through sunshine after rain.' 
2 Samuel 23:4
If you're under a rain cloud today, be patient, look forward to the sunshine and be thankful for the blooming God will bring when the Son breaks through the darkness.


Blessings Soul Friends, 
​This post is a part of the #LiveFreeThursday linkup hosted by
Author and Proverbs 31 Ministries Speaker Suzanne Eller.  

Jana Kennedy-Spicer is a blogger, graphic artist, Bible teacher and speaker passionate about inspiring and encouraging women on their daily walk with Christ.
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Posted in Live Free Thursday    Tagged with joy, rain, bloom, faith, James, 2 Samuel, perspective, maturity


Lisa Appelo - April 16th, 2015 at 7:22 AM
I love this graphic and this verse! I'm going to pin it and add it to my Bible verse inspiration board. Visiting from next door at #livefreeThursday!
Jana - April 16th, 2015 at 10:40 AM
WOW that's great!1 Thanks for dropping by Lisa!
Crystal Hornback - April 16th, 2015 at 1:21 PM
Thank you for this perspective, Jana! Beautiful!
Jana - April 16th, 2015 at 10:13 PM
Thank you Crystal!
Kim Stewart - April 16th, 2015 at 6:51 PM
Jana, I love the idea of blooming in the "Son". Thanks for encouraging me to #livefree!
Kim - April 16th, 2015 at 10:14 PM
Thank you always for your encouragement!
Suzie Eller - April 17th, 2015 at 9:08 AM
Have I mentioned how much I love your new site! It's gorgeous! I'm so grateful that you are a part of #livefreeThursday community.
Jana - April 17th, 2015 at 11:18 AM
Awe thank you Suzie. You make my heart smile! Thank you for your leadership and all your encouragement! #livefree
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