There are times where I get really fixated on a certain song. The reasons are myriad, but most likely, something in my heart is being resonated in that song. Right now, that song is “There is a Cloud” by Elevation Worship. I don’t keep it on repeat on my Spotify (because it’s not on there yet), but I do listen to it a couple of times per day. It is a song that basically talks about the promises of God, and that we receive them.

I think about how clouds are formed when I listen to this song like I am right now. Water that has fallen to earth evaporates back into the air and forms clouds. The more moisture the cloud holds, the bigger the cloud. I think that summer rains are so cool. The sky can go from clear and blue to cloud-lined so quickly. Then storms burst up in the afternoon and evening to pour out all of that heavy moisture back onto the earth. The earth is constantly ready to receive the rain. The ground dries up. It cracks. The rain serves to bind it back together. It is almost like a healing rain. It is a rain that kisses the earth and restores what has been lost.

The promises of God are kind of like that. While the cloud is only a piece of imagery to help us imagine it, I believe that we do walk under a cloud of blessing and favor. I believe that cloud rains down on us, whether we recognize it or not. God is a Goof Father who delights in raining down blessings on his children. All we have to do is raise our hands to receive the rain! The rain is also His presence, which is the most precious thing in the world. it is all around us, just like the moisture in the air that we can’t see unless it is forming clouds, or coming down from the sky and hitting our faces. He’s always there. We are surrounded by Him.

God, we delight in the deluge and flooding of your rain today!

“There is a Cloud” – Elevation Worship

[Verse 1]
Hear the Word, roaring as thunder
With a new, future to tell
For the dry, season is over
There is a cloud, beginning to swell

[Verse 2]
To the skies, heavy with blessing
Lift your eyes, offer your heart
Jesus Christ, opened the Heavens
Now we receive, the Spirit of God

[Chorus]
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain

[Verse 3]
Every seed, buried in sorrow
You will call, forth in its time
You are Lord, Lord of the harvest
Calling our hope, now to arise

[Chorus]
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain

[Bridge]
Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love when You come
Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love when You come

Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love when You come
Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love when You come

Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love when You come
Like a flood, like a flood
We receive Your love!

[Verse 4]
And with great, anticipation
We await, the Promise to come
Everything, that You have spoken
Will come to pass, let it be done!

[Chorus]
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain
We receive Your rain

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