Monthly Talking Point – February 2019

This months edition is provided by
Dr Alison Johnston

Our God of All Weather

Well we are heading for the peak of winter during February and March, where everything is cold, hard, and seemingly dead. Then we come to spring, summer and autumn. This is when praising God for the weather stops and complaining abounds for a large number of people. But we need to change our thinking and consider God’s work of providence. God is the God of all weather. He didn’t create the seasons to run themselves, but carefully ordains every falling snowflake, drop of rain, bolt of lightning and ray of sunshine, and. If we look carefully at the weather, we can see the awesomeness of God. So, let us look at God’s mighty hand at work in all weather.

The God of Storms
There are many people who are afraid of storms. They can seem loud and wild and even appear to be out of control. We certainly recognize just how little control we have in such situations. While storms seem unpredictable and uncontrollable, they always remain under the control of our great God. His finger draws the path for the wind and it can’t stray from it. He fixes the exact volume of thunder and the intensity of the rain. He set a limit for the rain and a course for the thunderbolt, He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth; he sends lightning with the rain and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

The God of Rain
How many times do you complain about the rain – especially when you had plans? Rainy days can turn us into grumpy adults. And yet the Bible is clear that “this is the day that the Lord has made.” “He gives rain on the earth and sends water on the fields,” ‘They do not say in their heart’, “Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who gives rain in its season, Both the autumn rain and the spring rain, Who keeps for us The appointed weeks of the harvest.”.

God of Snow and Ice
Winter is the hardest season for many, particularly the elderly or in hard times. We do not like being cold and the grey skies can really mess with our moods. But there is good and beauty to be found in all seasons and in all weather. Snowflakes are delicate, if you try to catch one it immediately melts on your hand. But God can create and mould each snow flake into a uniquely beautiful creation, directing where it should land and how long it should last.

He says to the snow, “Fall on the earth,” and to the rain shower, “Be a mighty downpour.” The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes..

These winter months are designed for the ground to rest and produce nutrients for the coming spring. What a cycle. What about you and me? Maybe, you are in a winter month too. Possibly you feel as though you are going nowhere. Perhaps this is your rest time where you just press into Him, feed on His Word and just enjoy His presence. Maybe winter is not all bad. Quite possibly this is the season just before new revelation springs forth.

Get ready church! I believe that God is about to take the church to the next level. Revelation takes us from glory to glory. God is going to pour out His glory upon the church as the church responds to the world and reaches out to all of God’s children in the light of His true Word..

We are going to see glory as nothing we have experienced. This glory will produce a harvest of miracles, signs and wonders and the most glorious harvest we have yet to see. God’s heart is that His House might be full.

Are you ready to be a part? Are you ready to partner with the Holy Spirit in the greatest revival of souls this world has yet to experience? I believe this will usher in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The air is changing. Smell it. The fragrance of Jesus is everywhere

Dr Alison Johnston, Caversham Park Church