A MUST READ The Rain’s Coming – A Story About Preparation There were two farmers, Hank and Joe, who lived on adjacent properties. They were in the middle of a long drought that had left their land parched, making it almost impossible to grow crops. One day Joe looked over his fence and saw Hank working on building a new dam. “What are you doing that for? There’s no water.” Joe said. “The rain’s coming.” replied Hank. Joe looked up at the cloudless sky, shrugged his shoulders and walked away. A couple of weeks later, Joe looked over the fence again and saw Hank working on a new irrigation system. “What’s the point of doing that? There’s still no water.” Joe shouted. “The rain’s coming,” replied Hank. “That’s what you said last time,” Joe muttered under his breath as he turned around and walked away. A few weeks later, large black clouds started to fill the sky and then the rain finally fell, breaking the drought with a massive downfall that had the potential to change the future for all of the farmers in the region. Hank looked out from his farmhouse as his new dam and irrigation system filled with precious water, ensuring that he would benefit from the rain for a long time in the future. Joe was relieved to see the rain, but he was unprepared and his property soon dried up again. A few months later, Joe looked over his fence at Hank’s luscious farm with envy. “Why is he so lucky?” he asked himself. Hank looked back at his neighbour’s dust bowl of a farm with pity. “Why is he so foolish?” he asked himself. Don't be that Christian who only listens to the testimonies of others wondering when yours will be heard. The time to water your clouds is here; speak forth words of Grace, Favour and Blessing into your 2018. Saturate the clouds. The Scripture in Eccl 11:3 says, 'If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth'. The best way to predict the future is to prepare for it. As we approach the last few days in the Year 2017, take time to pray, fast, plan and prepare for 2018. Always remember: Promotion comes when Opportunity meets Preparation.