The Slow Rain of Promise


The Slow Rain of Promise

I roam a wasteland of desires
Seeking to plant heaven seeds
The dry and dust everywhere

A fresh breeze of Spirit choosing
disturbs my parch with hope

Bitter crust surrenders its hold
Fertile soil reveals its depth as
The slow rain of promise falls

Jay Cookingham © 3-5-11

“You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance. (10) Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor. Psalm 68: 9-10

You may be in a very dry place today, your dream may seem like a waste of time and not worth pursuing. The place where God is leading, feels foreign and desolate and leaving you to think that there is no hope.

That is not the truth. Can I remind you that you are spoken for?

“You shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you shall be My people, and I will be YOUR GOD” Ezekiel 36:28

You are hand picked, selected, preferred and claimed…the purpose inside of you has been designed and packaged by God. Trust in what the Father has spoken into you.

“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you”
John 15:16


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Glynn said…
Really fine poem, Jay.
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Glynn! Every time you comment on my poetry I feel honored...bless ya!
HisFireFly said…
What wise and precious words.

You are indeed chosen Jay, selcted and set apart by His hand and covered in His love.
Jay Cookingham said…
Bless you are you Sister...chosen and precious in His sight!
Moe said…
I love it Jay. Good job. I so need God's rain to soak up my dry soul.

Thank you.
Jay Cookingham said…
Absolutely! Let it rain! Bless you Bro' Moe....
S Etole said…
that middle line ... the direction we need
Dustin said…
Love it Jay... especially when you couple it with that Redman song.
Nathan Duvall said…
Love this Jay - love that song too! I'd actually never heard it before.

BTW, new to your site here. I saw your name on Dustin & Moe's sites and thought I'd check you out. Just added you on Twitter/RSS and looking forward to connecting with you. Have a good day!
Jay Cookingham said…
Hey Nathan! Thanks a huge bunch for connecting, always good to add to my bro-nation! I just hooked up with your RSS feed as well. God Bless!
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Dustin...yeah, that song I play over and over...always gets to me.

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