Reigning Rainbows Devotional (Matt. 13:16) – 38 of 52
Song pick of the week: https://youtu.be/NkCqVccv19E “Only You Can” by Jeremy Camp
A “rainbow” painted just for you: Pit To Palace – He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 NIV
Can you relate to Joseph from Genesis 37? I mean, here in verse 24 we get just a snapshot of this poor guys situation… Then they took him and cast him into a pit. And the pit was empty; there was no water in it. Okay so nothing about this verse makes me want to be him!! Cast into a pit, and to make sure we don’t misunderstand, this was an EMPTY pit… no fun colored balls, not even water!!
Long story short, Joseph gets pulled from the pit, paid for by the enemy, sold into slavery by his own family, drug through the dessert for thirty days and ends up in a foriegn land practically in culture shock! I don’t know about you but I’m still not wanting to be this guy!
Lean in closer my friend, sometimes you have to read beyond the semicolon in your own life! Don’t place a period where God places a semicolon! Look to His word and faithful promises when we feel stuck in the desert or at the bottom of a pit with the enemy placing bets over our failure. God says through His sacrifice on the cross we were bought at a price, set free from the bondage of sin, we are His as believers! Don’t let the enemy trick you into selling him something he can’t have!
Sometimes it takes a desert, a culture shock, to remind us the only thing saturated with true water for my soul is the one true God who remains constant, sure and faithfully by my side no matter what pit I find myself in!
Our God was thrown in a pit once too… a tomb shaped pit full of death. Jesus resurrected and walked out so that not one, no not one, of His kids has to have a story that ends in a pit! Our guy Joseph ends up saving his people and leading in the palace!! The PALACE!! Who would have thought?! Only our God who got out of the tomb ALIVE can bring a life from pit to palace. Let Him hold your hand, He’ll lead you the whole way Home to His palace in heaven dear one. For you don’t belong in the pit, you were made for the palace!
Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)
MEMORIZE: Psalm 40:2 with someone
PRAY/READ: Psalm 40
DISCUSS: How have you been lifted from a “pit”?
ACT: Show someone that you believe they were made for His palace.
“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week.
*Read Psalm 143:8 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:____________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 86:7 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:____________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 138:3 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:_______________________________________________
*Read John 14:1-3 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:___________________________________________________
*Read John 14:6 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:________________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 32:8, Isaiah 41:10,13 & 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: ___/___/___