Genesis 9:13-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.
God has set his plan into motion so long ago. After the rains, comes a beautiful rainbow promise. I remember seeing two rainbows close together. A double promise and blessing beyond words came to my mind. Greater is he, than he that is within the world...the bible says so.
1 John 4:4 King James Version (KJV)
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
I like the fact that God is greater. I hold onto the fact that Jesus loves me and a new day brings hope. Rainy days are days that we often sit inside and our minds begin to wonder. Maybe we pick up a good book or watch a movie. Maybe our minds just think too much. I go back to the thought of how God changed my life when I was a teenager and I had no idea what was ahead of me. My dad had suddenly died inside our house, my mom wanted to die and I just didn't know how to live. It took time to process change and often those thoughts comes back on rainy days for me. There is a flip side to rainy days, because of the rainbow. A God who cares so much about each of us.
As a teenager, I grew from each experience to my now of life. I gave my heart to God at the age of 19 but I really didn't know what that meant. Through the pains of life, I met my husband to be but had no thoughts of being married. We dated for 3 years and got to know each other as I grew from the pain within. I didn't know how to deal with loosing my dad and all the changes of life. Being a teenager was hard enough in 1973. I can look back and see how God placed people in my life to help me. I have now been married to Terry for over 41 years now. We have been through ups, downs, victories and sorrows. Through it all, there was a trust and love that developed from the beginning. I can relate my marriage to my experience with God. God has been faithful, but he continues to be there for me, my family and friends.
RAINY DAY ~
TRUST IN THE LORD
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight
RAINY DAY ~ PROMISE
Genesis 9:16 (NIV)
The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Things change, but God remains the same. Our view point, our attitude and our actions are so important. I can see how God gives me free will to think and to act on things. What I say or do matters greatly. I was only a teenager when I was told that my own life would spur others on in life. My example inside my home would change the outcome. I wasn't quite sure what that meant at the time, but I can look back and see how true that statement continues to be. Let us see how our lives become a lighthouse to our own homes, family and friends. Never doubt that my prayers continue for the readers of my blog, your family and friends too. I care and I hope that comes through the words on this page into your life. Purpose this a good day!