Ok, ok. Before I reveal this one question to you, let me explain a bit the context.
As I was reading in the book of Zechariah I was so eager to learn, to grow, and to obey what I learn. I asked for that in my prayer, and faithfully, God answered. He pointed me to a question to which I am responsible to give my personal answer: “From whom do you seek the rain?” And this is the question that I want you to answer for yourself.
From whom do you seek the rain?
What’s up with this question? What do you mean?
Lets look at one example. It is so much easier for us to understand when we have some examples to look at, in this case – the nation of Israel.
It is crucial for us to understand one aspect of their life. Their main source of food was coming from agriculture. It was very simple: the agriculture economy was dependent on rain for its success. More exact, they were counting on the spring rain for their vines and for their grain to grow. They were longing to see healthy vines, healthy crops, but in a climate and an environment like the one they had, their faith was tested.
Now, they were already having the answer for the question. And not just that. They were having a promise made by God Himself.
“Ask rain from the Lord in the season of spring rain, from the Lord who makes the storm clouds, and He will give them showers of rain, to everyone the vegetation in the field.” Zechariah 10:1
Their responsibility was just to believe. To trust.
Giving the circumstances, easy to say but hard to do, right? Plus, we need to take into consideration the pagan gods that were around them. For example, Baal was known for making/forming the storm clouds that controlled the rainfall. You see, Israel’s faithfulness to God was tested. They needed to answer one question. From whom would they seek the rain?
When it comes to important matters, we need to trust in something. To whom or to what are we offering our trust to? How often do we trust the wrong person? Many times we even put our trust in objects, or in our ability to do certain things.
Every day we are challenged to trust someone, or to put or trust in something even for the outcome of our daily routines. To whom shall we appeal? To whom shall we look? The answer of this questions is so important for our growth. Who are you trusting?
Whenever you have to be on time somewhere you trust that your car and your ability of driving is going to take you there. If you’re flying to another continent – lets say, knowing that a good pilot is in control of the plane gives you a huge relief. If you think more about it, you will realize that you actually need to take this types of decisions daily.
But when it comes to your life? Specially, the end part of your life. The “what comes next?”, the “game over”. Did you entrust your life to someone? And we are talking here about those aspects that you cannot control by yourself (like life insurance, healthy diets, physical activity, drink more water sticky notes that you put everywhere in your house etc.).
What are you doing with your life and what comes after? From whom you will seek the rain? Who are you going to trust in?
The Word of God is clear about trusting Christ as the only hope for your salvation. Not just that, but the word of God is warning us against the other gods. Our Baal may be our own strength, knowledge, influence, other people, relations etc.).
“For the household gods utter nonsense, and the diviners see lies; they tell false dreams and give empty consolations. therefore the people wander like sheep; they are afflicted for lack of a shepherd.” Zechariah 10:2
You are responsible for whom you trust to take care of your past, present, and future. In the end everything is about choosing God or choosing anything else. Choose well.