Reigning Rainbows Devotional (Matt. 13:16) – 33 of 52
Song pick of the week: https://youtu.be/MEGGVmSSr-I “Confidence” By Sanctus Real
A “rainbow” painted just for you: Limit List OR Limitless – Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Isaiah 59:1 (NIV)
Faith is not easy, it will destroy all your past identities because faith, well faith moves in one direction – forward. We have the gift of memory not to hold us back but to embolden us with knowing how far we have come in Jesus! The circle of grace is for anyone who is anyone and that encompasses everyone! What more could we desire than to be a living trophy of God’s amazing limitless grace?!!
The enemy would like us frozen in our past failures, shortcomings or even stuck in our greatest success or mountain top experience like we’ve reached our peak and God could not possibly take us higher. If not careful we’ll find ourselves sitting right in the middle of our “lack” or “luster” like it was some sort of quicksand puddle. Dear one there is no high like the Most High and every day God Almighty chooses to wake us up again we can give Him our list of limits (lows and highs) in exchange for His offer of limitless power in and through all things!
In Luke 4:1 Jesus went out to the wilderness full of the Holy Spirit… by verse 14 having been through all sorts of trials He returns full in the POWER of the Holy Spirit! In the circumstances and experiences that challenge us, when the enemy is allowed to sift us, it gives us an opportunity to see and utilize the limitlessness of God, emboldinging our faith in the sheer magnitude of His power and faithfulness!
It’s through our limits that we get to know the God who delights in small beginnings (Zech. 4:10) and WHo chooses the weak in the world (1 Cor. 1:27) to do mighty things!
1 Kings 17 paints a picture of limited resources. Elijah’s water supply ran dry. Anyone else feel their resources run dry lately? This lack or limited supply caused Elijah to rely on the Source of all resources. God worked through his limitedness to bring him to a widow who was also facing a limit of her own and was about to die! Through Elijah’s encounter with her and her willingness to step forward in faith in spite of her severe lack, their lives were saved! Who’s life might be saved today because we exchange our limit list, all that we feel unqualified for, all the inability and resources we don’t have for faith in His limitlessness?!! He has limitless power to be the Ability in our simple offering of availABILITY to Him. Beloved, give Him your limit list in exchange for His limitlessness, today. His gift of grace is for us ALL.
Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)
MEMORIZE: Isaiah 59:1 with someone
PRAY/READ: 1 King 17, Phil. 4:19 with someone this week
DISCUSS: How has God worked through your limits as a trophy to His amazing grace in the past and how does that embolden your faith for the present and your future?
ACT: Encourage someone making an effort to step out in God confidence this week.
“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week.
*Read Jeremiah 32:17 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________
*Read 1 Samuel 16:7 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________
*Read 2 Cor. 4:7-9 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________
*Read 2 Cor. 12:9, Luke 18:27 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________
*Read Isaiah 43:19 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:__________________________________________________________________________
*Read Gen. 18:14, Jeremiah 32:27 & 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: ___/___/___