The only problem with my plan, I can conceive of, is if my niece wants her kayak back. I live three doors down from her---this is a distinct possibility.
Personally I prefer the rain to come in measured doses. This deluge will eventually lead to a L O N G ~ H O T summer with little to NO rain. WHY can't the rain come according to my plan? Let's say raining once a week and no more than an inch at a time--year round. This should keep the grass happy and the mud to a minimum. Louisiana gumbo mud is another topic for another day. Let me just tell you quick sand looks like a wimp compared to gumbo mud.
Why doesn't God set the rain to fall like I set my sprinkler system? It goes off three times a week for a determined period of time in the early morning hours to not interfere with daylight activities. The slow and measured method of watering is preferable and allows for optimum grass growth.
We were reminded of the beauty of slow and relentless spiritual growth by the High Reverend Sunday. Spiritual growth is not explosive, not flashy, and not instantaneous. It comes over a long period of time in small and consistent acts of pursuing God. Those small ordinary moments of faithfulness on a day by day basis lead to a deep and sustained relationship with God. The "Little Big Things" of showing up faithfully in the pursuit of a deepening love of The Father.
There is no forty days and nights of flood, but instead the slow but steady streams of mercy pouring over us day after day. How beautiful our garden will grow with day by day showers of his love and mercy.
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them,
so that your progress will be evident to all.
I Timothy 4:15