Reigning Rainbows Devotional (Matt. 13:16) – 41 of 52
Song pick of the week: https://youtu.be/ba19gmhsq4I “Paper Planes” by Adam Agee
A “rainbow” painted just for you: Paper Wings Made Strong – Isaiah 40:31 NIV But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Remember when you were a kid folding paper airplanes? You chose a piece of paper, folded it just so and took it to the tip top of the staircase and then launched it with all your might! Pretty fun… unless you were that piece of paper. Oftentimes our wings of faith can feel paper thin, right! It’s more than uncomfortable to be folded and pressed into all sorts of angels! Not to mention the heights to which our launch pads seem to exist on!! All this reminds me of a story in Genesis…
Paper comes from trees and do you remember the name of the tree Abraham planted in the desert (yes, the desert) in Genesis 22? It was the tamarisk tree! What a risk planting a tamaRISK tree in the desert! Those trees need A LOT of water!! Do you remember what he planted it near? Genesis 21:31 tells us it was at Beersheba that means “well of the oath”. This act of Abraham indicated his faith in his security of his land rights as well as in God that would supply the water in such a desert area!
Are we planting our faith in the well of His promises? We may be in a “desert” but our God can still bring A LOT of water! In Genesis 21:33 God is called Eternal. In our Eternal God, springs of living water will well up within us to eternal life!! That’s a promise I want to plant on, how about you?!
When your wings of faith feel paper thin remember faith is not based on feeling but in the well of God’s eternally faithful promises. You were made to soar on the heights but your fuel will be trust just as it was for Abraham. God will match each pressure fold with His all surpassing power but we have to submit to the way He folds, and to His flight pattern. Only in Him will we find our joyride. A ride that runs so much deeper than mere happiness; it’s where we’ll find our paper wings made strong… strong like eagles wings!
Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)
MEMORIZE: Isaiah 40:31 with someone
PRAY/READ: Genesis 21:22-33
DISCUSS: What promises do you draw from most often in your “desert”?
ACT: Encourage someone to use their God given eagle wings!
“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week.
*Read Psalm 34:4-5 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:_______________________________________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 27:1 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 46:1-3 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Isaiah 41:13 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Luke 14:27 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Psalm 91:4-5 & 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: ___/___/___