Reigning Rainbows Devotional (Matt. 13:16) – 17 of 52
Song picks of the week: https://youtu.be/7ddFwq8Jh1w “Not Today” by Matthew West
https://youtu.be/Z9n_65BLM3A “Better For It” by Riley Clemmons
https://youtu.be/-4d0wnR5hlE “Count That High” by Jordan Feliz
A “rainbow” painted just for you: Have you noticed?! – “Have you noticed what people are saying? – ‘The LORD chose Judah and Israel and then abandoned them!’ They are sneering and saying that Israel is not worthy to be counted as a nation. (25) But this is what the LORD says: I would no more reject my people than I would change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky. Jeremiah 33:24-25 (NLT)
Have you ever noticed the clouds and wondered if they ever look down on US and make comments about OUR shapes?! —- Maybe not, but what ARE you taking notice of? God asks Jeremiah if he notices the lies being said, but He doesn’t stop there because all too often we are well aware of the negativity going around right?! I think God realizes in this world we will notice a lot of things but He wants us to FOCUS on one thing and that is His Truth. God tells Jeremiah in a sense (and I’m paraphrasing Jer. 33:23-26 NLT), “You may notice the lies they are saying about Me and about you BUT I want you to FOCUS on the Truth that I would no more reject you than change my laws that govern night and day, earth and sky… I would never abandon my servant or change The plan… I am a God that restores and has mercy, Who’s covenant stands true!” Amen right!
Psalm 77 is a remarkable read. This poor guy can’t sleep (verse 2) anyone else relate to a sleepless night filled with questions?! The dark of night always seems to welcome the craziest and scariest things to heart right?! Looking at Psalm 77:7-10 it seems to happen to this guy too! He wonders, has God rejected him forever, has His unfailing love failed?! In the daylight these worries seem ridiculous, I mean unfailing love just cannot fail it is UN-failing!! Psalm 36:9 For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light. The enemy scatters like roaches do when the light is turned on – the enemy can’t handle the Truth about you, so walk in the Truth! 1 John 1:7 tells us, but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (NASB)
A flip is made by verse 11 in Psalm 77. In your wrestle with questions don’t give up before you reach your “verse 11” when you begin to remember and recount ALL the faithfulness of God… that you still have a breath because He still has a GREAT purpose for it, that He makes ways where there is no way, that He is the Good shepherd that leads His flock never leaving their side! In Him you are never without a LIVING HOPE.
You may notice a lot of negative things today but choose to focus on things that are True, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy (Phil. 4:8). What we think creates emotions and from what we feel, we act on; today let’s capture our thoughts, choose to look up, and focus on Truth dear one.
Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)
MEMORIZE: Jeremiah 33:24-25 with someone
PRAY/READ: Psalm 77. After reading Philippians 4:8 make a list of things in your life that match these descriptive words and praise God for them.
DISCUSS: The Truths you can cling to and turn up in your mind when the negativity seems to be deafening.
ACT: Challenge: Each day this week leave a secret note of Truth for someone else to discover!
“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week.
*Read 2 Cor. 10:5 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:_______________________________________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 139:14, 36:9 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:______________________________________________________________________________
*Read Is. 43:18-19 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:______________________________________________________________________________
*Read Rev. 21:5 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:_____________________________________________________________________________
*Read Phil. 1:6 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:______________________________________________________________________________
*Read Phil. 4:13 & 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: ___/___/___