Not Alone

Reigning Rainbows Devotionals (Matt. 13:16) – 2 of 52 – Song pick of the week: “Close” by Tauren Wells

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A “Rainbow” Painted Just For You: NOT ALONEFor what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? Deuteronomy 4:7

Ever feel like the number of times you exclaim, “Failed it!” far outweigh the number of times you exclaim, “Nailed it!” ?! Well, take heart if you find yourself in this same boat with me! If we look at some promises God gives us… John 15:5, John 14:16, 1 John 2:1 and John 14:26 I think His expectation of us is that in ourselves we WOULD fail, we WOULD need help! So in that case every time I feel like I need help, or I’ve failed this week, I can exclaim, “Nailed it!! I’ve met God’s expectations for me in myself!” BUT… God, through His precious promises to us whispers rejuvenating Truths to restart the heart! He says, “Yes, you nailed it but I was nailed TO it and overcame, so you don’t have to stay this way. Take My hand, what is humanly impossible is possible with Me (Luke 18:27)! Let Me take you beyond yourself. I hold immeasurably more in you than all you could ask or imagine, according to My power (Eph. 3:20). Trust Me and receive it!”

Remember all the fullness of God is in Jesus and Jesus is in you as a believer and stronger is He!!! (1 John 4:4, Col.1:27, John 14:20) No greater gift can you give the world than the Holy Spirit in you and that dear one is something He gives you without limit (John 3:34)! It’s not about the glass being half full or half empty, it’s that in Jesus your glass is refillable!!! Praise Him! 

This week when you feel that you have come to the end of your rope, look up and find it’s just the beginning of His!! Look for ways He fulfills His promise that He is close to you and will never leave you to do things alone. Then step out in trust and take hold of HIS strength. *Independent Read: 2 Timothy 1:7

Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)

MEMORIZE: Deuteronomy 4:7 with someone

PRAY/READ: Psalm 121 over, for or with someone

DISCUSS: Share a time you knew God was with you and ask someone if they have ever experienced God’s presence with them in some way too.

ACT: Challenge: Who have you been keeping at a distance that maybe God is asking you to bring close?

“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) Record how you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week. 

*Read Isaiah 41:13 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:_______________________________________

*Read 2 Tim. 1:7 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________

*Read Psalm 23:4 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:_____________________________________

*Read Deut. 31:6 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:_______________________________________

*Read Matt. 28:20 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:___________________________________________

*Read 1 John 4:4 & record SATURDAY’S “rainbow”: _______________________________________

*SUNDAY… what “rainbow” have you painted for God this week? How have you lived Lk. 10:27_______________________________________________________________________________________

Record a prayer. Date: ___/___/___ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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