“For He draws up the drops of water,
They distill rain from the mist,
28 Which the clouds pour down,
They drip upon man abundantly.”
Job 36: 27-28
When we speak, words come out as breath. In cold temperatures one can see our breath as a vapor. Every time we say something, we are creating a vapor, whether we see it or not. Our words evaporate and go up to heaven.
Water also evaporates and then a mist forms around this vaporized water and the mist forms a cloud. The clouds eventually pour down as rain. The rain drips on man abundantly.
We can enter into this cycle by uttering words of praise. These go up to God and His Spirit forms around these words forming a cloud. Spiritual clouds rain down abundance.
This is what happened at Solomon’s temple dedication ceremony. They priests praised God along with trumpet sounds. God’s presence surrounded this like a dark cloud and the abundance of God’s presence filled the temple. This proved to be a dedication ceremony to remember for the ages. “All the Levitical singers…with cymbals, harps and lyres, and 120 priests blowing trumpets in unison, and the singers make themselves heard with one voice to praise and glorify the Lord saying “He indeed is good for His lovingkindness is everlasting.” Then the house of the Lord was filled with a cloud so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the house of God.” 2 Chronicles 5: 12-14. For the full story, read all of 2 Chronicles 5 and 6.
Abundance fulfillment starts with the vapor of our praise words going up to heaven. Praise is different than thanksgiving. We praise God for his qualities that never change, even as our circumstances are subject to change.