I read an article in The Age today that said the winter rains are making a difference in the crops this year and we may be off to a good start. In actual terms, they were estimating an increase in production of more than 80% over last year. This is a blessing from God. As one who has been praying for drought relief, I am grateful to Him.
As the song suggests, there are showers of blessings for us all. Of course our relationship with Him isn't about our prosperity, but I am grateful for every good gift He gives. Part of our joy is to recognise the gifts He gives.
In our first corps appointment, it was common for a person to start their testimony with an expression like, "I thank God for waking me up this morning in my right mind." They were genuine expressions (which I suppose some of us couldn't make), and they were right. He gives us our multi-faceted life and we can celebrate every such blessing.
Deuteronomy 32:2 (MSG)
2 My teaching, let it fall like a gentle rain, my words arrive like morning dew, Like a sprinkling rain on new grass, like spring showers on the garden.