Fertile Dust And Ashes

Reigning Rainbows Devotional  (Matt. 13:16) – 42 of 52

Song pick of the week: https://youtu.be/9dowS2k2TS4 “Don’t Tread On Me” by We The Kingdom

A “rainbow” painted just for you: Fertile Dust And Ashes – …even though I am but dust and ashes. Genesis 18:27 NLT 

In Isaiah 61:3 God tells us He came to bring beauty from ashes. On top of His Word God has given us a visual aid known as tephra, which is the scientific name for volcanic ash. To make a long story short, over time this tephra makes AMAZINGLY fertile soil! Who would have thought that a volcano, something most would label as a catastrophe could produce one of the most wonderful natural phenomenons?!! 

Our Creator has not forgotten we were made from dust (Psalm 103:14). Oftentimes we find ourselves making ashes of things and sometimes things just seem to fall in ash all around us whether we had anything to do with it or not! The enemy of our souls would sure like us to believe ash ends with nothing big enough for even hope to glue together. It can be a pretty convincing argument at times. Maybe that’s why God made the volcano so eruptive! He had to get our attention, to grab our downcast gaze and fix it on the explosive Light of His Truth!  

It may take time dear one just like it takes time for tephra. But EVERYtime without fail God’s hope does not disappoint (Romans 5:5)! Beauty will rise from the ashes if we will remain in His hand and look to the Light of His Truth. Jesus died to defeat, sin, death and the devil. He rose on the third day and now nothing in Him stays dead ash for He is the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)! 

If you find yourself in ashes today, believe in Jesus, for then it’s on phenomenally fertile ground you stand on dear one; for He makes beauty from ashes!

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

MEMORIZE: Isaiah 61:3 with someone

PRAY/READ: Isaiah 61:1-3

DISCUSS: How have you experienced a rising from the ashes only possible because of Jesus’ victory?

ACT: Live like you believe God can do what He says He can do with ashes. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 

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

*Read Micah 7:18-19 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:_____________________________________________________________________________

*Read Hebrews 10:17 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:_____________________________________________________________________________

*Read Hebrews 8:12 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:______________________________________________________________________________

*Read Isaiah 1:18 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:______________________________________________________________________________

*Read Isaiah 44:22 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:_______________________________________________________________________________

*Read Isaiah 43:25 & 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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