Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2, 2012

Good morning all-

Last night as my husband I got into our car to pick up my son from playing basketball, I saw the most beautiful moon.  There was a halo all around it and it was lighting two planets.  It was amazing!  Whether it's the sun rising every day or the moon glowing, these natural occurring events are creation in its most divine form.  And who do we have to thank for it, GOD!

No matter how smart people are they haven't been able to create a planet.  We may be able to travel to one but we haven't even seen a blink of the universe.  We have no idea what it would be like to delve into the depths of the earth or the wonder of the universe.  There are still hidden places everywhere and although we get to sometimes see their beauty we may never know how far it truly goes.

I guess that's why I have always prayed for rainbows to come into peoples lives.  I have done it more than most know.  Why?  Because rainbows were God's promise that He would never flood the earth again.  We don't know where they start or where they end but when you see one you feel peace and happiness.  That's why I pray it.  If a hurting person has a glimmer to hold onto, they will.  Something that breaks the challenge and gives them relief.  I have watched God time and time again give that to the people He loves.  It's not a coincidence that I have said it over and over to my friend whose losing her hair.  I needed her to see God's promise on her life.  He never left her; He just wasn't ready to deliver her.

There are lessons all around us of God's power.  We just have to look.  God's beauty is everywhere.  He left it for us so that with every season we could see Him.  Even today as the coast is cleaning up from Sandy, God brought light, equipment and people.  Their homes may be destroyed, the coast line changed forever and moving forward might be difficult.  But they will move forward!  Why?  Because God will help rebuild what people lost and hopefully they found Him when the winds were furious and the waves were crashing.  I hope they call to Him now and find every provision through Him!

I know what it's like to face hardship.  I have fought against being depressed during my loss and have found victory, not in my own courage, but through Jesus!  Each step I take comes from my God.  I am a new creation.  From the moment I get up to the time I lay my head down, I know who is in control.  I still struggle with wanting to take control but I'm learning that every provision comes through Jesus.

Take heart my sisters and look for that rainbow.  Please pray it for someone you know is hurting or needs hope.  And if their struggling to find it, ask God to reveal it to you so that you can point it out.  There is no greater gift than being a servant to the people that need Christ.  May God's blessings pour out on you today.  He is mighty and worthy of our praise!

Genesis 9 :13 NKJV:

     I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and You and the earth.

Revelation 10:1 NKJV:

     I saw still another mighty angel coming down from heaven, clothed with a cloud and a rainbow was on his head, his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, You are majestic.  You provide our manna each morning.  The sun rises and sets and we see You.  The moon glows and lights up Your universe and we are in awe.  You capture the essence of everything good even in an evil world.  You remind us with Your promises that we are under Your hand.  A rainbow represents everything we are in You.  Because of the brilliance of its colors and the twinkle of its light, we know You are near.  As we look upon the sky may we see You in everything.  Life is tough but You are tougher.  I thank You for the passion in which You created this world and for the people You have placed on its surface.  Each person means something to You and I am so grateful that I am part of Your army.  Continue to grow warriors that can look and pray for rainbows.  Each one different and unique but nonetheless it's Your promise.  I thank You for every rainbow You have given and for each time You heard our cries.  We are a wayward people needing a Savior.  Be with us today on this journey and help us always to look up.  You are our hope and our future.  Nothing on this earth can sustain us but You can!  Rain down Your presence on the earth and make Your name known among Your people.  You are mighty and You are worthy of our praise!  HOLY HOLY IS THE LAMB!  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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