Thankful Thursday


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There shall be showers of blessing:
This is the promise of love;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
Sent from the Savior above.

Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead.

There shall be showers of blessing,
Precious reviving again;
Over the hills and the valleys,
Sound of abundance of rain.

There shall be showers of blessing;
Send them upon us, O Lord;
Grant to us now a refreshing,
Come, and now honor Thy Word.

There shall be showers of blessing:
Oh, that today they might fall,
Now as to God we’re confessing,
Now as on Jesus we call!

There shall be showers of blessing,
If we but trust and obey;
There shall be seasons refreshing,
If we let God have His way.

The last week or so it has been raining here in Texas. Raining alot. And bringing with it cooler temperatures. Rain in August in Texas is far from an everyday occurrence. It is usually dry. And hot. And... uhmmm... did I mention that it is hot?!

What a welcome sight the rain and the cooler temperatures have been to this Texas girl! I am so thankful for the rain. And the cooler temperatures have been so nice! Sure, it is still in the eighties and low nineties and it is humid... but how much better is that than the low 100's? ALOT! It is truly refreshing!

So, this week as I thought about what I was thankful for and decided that my number one item was the refreshing rain, I thought of the hymn "There Shall Be Showers of Blessing". This has always been a favorite of mine and I couldn't think of one more appropriate to share on Thankful Thursday along with mention of my thankfulness for the rain.

The Lord showers us with blessings everyday. No matter the current circumstances. And, just as the song says, aren't these blessings from the Lord always refreshing? Don't you just love how that sounds -- Refreshing Blessings! I think I'm going to make that my new chant when I get a little down. Refreshing Blessings! Refreshing Blessings!

I pray each of you has many refreshing blessings come your way today!

23 Thoughts Shared:

Denise said...

Praise God for the rain, bless you.

Darlene said...

I have not heard that song in a long time! Glad you are getting cooler temps. I was told that Tropical storm Fay maybe headed our way...which means rain for us too.
Refreshing rain from Heaven above souns so refreshing and clean! Bring on the rain...wash me whitter than snow! Thanks for the reminder and thoughs of refreshing.
Sweet Blessings,

Genny said...

Oh i like this song thanks for sharing Melanie its nice of you. TC

My entry is here

Pia said...

thank God for His refreshing blessings in our lives. may God bless you more of this, melanie.

Serendipity said...

What a lovely post! I too am thankful for the rain as it has been very hazy at my place.

Remain blessed!

Joan said...

Showers of Blessing. That takes me back. I would select the hymns for our little church (this was a hundred years ago.) Seemed like we were always in a draught, no rain in sight. One morning as we started this hymn, a little thunder shower rolled through. It was awesome. The thunder played along with the piano and organ. It was so cool. I'll never forget it. Thanks for the post.
Have a blessed day!

Cheryl said...

He has surely showered me with blessings! Thanks for a great comparison! Wonderful post! Thanks Melanie and Happy TT!

Erica said...

I love it! His blessings always refresh the soul and give me exactly what I need to keep going. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Ann said...

Your post reminded me of Ezekiel 34:26 - "I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessing."

Thanks for putting that precious hymn in my heart this morning, Melanie. I'm glad ya'll are getting some cooling rain. We have about 100% humidity here, but I am determined to be thankful for Mississippi summer's from now on because we have a pool, LOL.

Joyfull said...

I LOVE that hymn also! Great attitude to have.

A happy heart at home said...

I thank God for His abundant blessings!


Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie, "Showers of blessings"...I'm with you a 100% on any rain that cools off the temps.
We've been blessed with showers also but that afternoon heat is so strong!

What a pleasant, refreshing post of Thankful Thursday! I'm thankful I visited and thankful for your visits!

BP said...

We have loved the rain here too this week. As I was reading through the lyrics, this line "Mercy drops round us are falling,
But for the showers we plead" caught my eye. I like that idea of the mercy we have and pleading for showers.

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry said...

Melanie, what a wonderful post!! I loved the way you tied in the old hymn, the blessing of the rain showers in Texas, & the showers of Blessings from God! You, Melanie, have just showered us with blessings! :)

pianokat61 said...

I am also a Texas girl and have been thankful for the rain! Also the hymn you is a passion of mine (pianist and singer - mostly sacred and classical).
Bless you!

Amy said...

hi Melanie, thanks for your comment at my blog. I'm glad it's cooler for you there, I'll be sayign the same thing when summer comes here :-)

Tracey said...

Send some rain my way, would ya?
It is just awfully HOT here!

Lynn said...

Oh Melanie,

Promise me we will stand together before the throne and sign this hymn together. I love it.

Beautiful post, my most beautiful friend. Hugs this TT, Lynn

Susie said...

I need to be more thankful for the rain too, but it is so hard when we have swarms of mosquitos. Beautiful post!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Miss Melanie,
I'm with you... the cooler temperatures have been a blessing! It is raining here again today! Usually the grass is crunchy, but it's lush and green in the middle of August. That is a miracle!
Have a beautiful evening!
Later gater,

Nancie said...

Thank God for refreshing showers of rain! And thank God that He showers us with blessings everyday no matter what we are going through. Yes, Melanie, these blessings are refreshing! There are so many things to be thankful for daily. Take care and may God continue to shower refreshing rain and refreshing blessings upon you and family!

Tiffanie said...

Refreshing blessings does sound pretty good. I enjoyed this post! It was refreshing. He sure does shower us daily!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Excellent way to point your raining circumstances back to the Creator. Love the hymn. Love posts like these. They make my heart sing. Thanks.

Colorado has been cooler and rainy lately too. Not normal. Today it's back to hot for us. 90 degrees.

Have a great weekend, Melanie!