Jan 13, 2009

Testimony Tuesday - January 13, 2009

Testimony Tuesday at Transparent Life

I'm joining Tracy at Transparent Life for her Testimony Tuesday. If you have a testimony you would like to bless us with, be sure to head over to her blog to join in.

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth."

And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth." Genesis 9:8-17
A number of years ago, I found myself thinking about the rainbow one day. I realized that I hadn't seen a rainbow in years. I hadn't even heard anyone else mention seeing a rainbow in years. Then I started thinking about the meaning of the rainbow. How God had made a promise to all of mankind that He would never destroy the earth by flood again. As I was thinking about God's faithfullness, I began to wonder how many people these days even noticed when a rainbow would appear in the sky. Even if some of them noticed, would they know why it was there? Would they know who put it there?

I began to worship God at that moment for His incredible faithfullness, that even if no one on earth ever noticed or acknowledged His promise, He would still place that rainbow in the sky, and He would still keep His covenant. I was in Awe of Him because I knew that only He would, or could do such a thing.

The next day while I was at work it rained some that afternoon. When I left work to go home, I stepped outside the building doors and there in front of me, almost close enough to touch, was the largest, most magnificent, full from end to end, double rainbow I had ever seen in my entire life. I could almost see God smiling at that moment. I knew this one was mine, made just for me and strategically placed where it would just about knock me over. I only wish I would have had a camera. I marveled at it for about half my drive home, then it was behind me and I was no longer able to enjoy it.

Just as we get immense pleasure from surprising our own children with something that we know will absolutely thrill them, so our God delights to do with us. He is so intimately involved in every detail of our lives.
The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23


Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind ~ Luke 10:27


sahala napitupulu said...

Wonderful post! This is my first visit to your blog. I love your blog madame..Rainbow in my mind as God's covenant with us, yet the painting art in the sky from God's hand. To God be all glory.

Warm regards, from Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kathryn said...

Edie, I love your stories of how God smiles upon you (and encircles you!) with rainbows. It draws my heart to Ezekiel's description of the glory of the Lord: "... brilliant light surrounded Him. Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around Him ..." (Ezekiel 1:27-28).

And, His goodness in affirming His presence to you and His pleasure in you draws my heart to this Scripture: "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 1:17).

"You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand. (Psalm 16:11).

All glory, honor, and praise to God Father, Jesus the Son, and Holy Spirit, our indwelling Counselor and Comforter!

Debra said...

Oh Edie,

I could almost see the rainbow God placed there for you and I can definitely still hear your joy!!

What a tangible God we serve. How He touches my heart! Loved this post, my friend!!

Tracy said...

He is soooo amazing! I love this post!

I am always in awe that with all that is going on, that HE would take "time" out just to show us how much HE loves us and is really with us...

Thank you Edie! Love you friend!

Jody said...

God is so good. Great post. An earlier verse in Psalm 37 is one of my favorites.
"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." v. 4
Blessings on your day.

Beverlydru said...

Awesome! And Jody posted my verse for the year (right where it would all but knock me down) that keeps popping up everywhere I look. Double awesome. : )

a corgi said...

a great reminder of the Lord's covenants and promises! and his faithfulness for sure! thanks for sharing :)


From the Heart said...

A beautiful testimony from a beautiful lady from the inside out. God is so good and shows us Himself in times we least expect. He truly is worthy of our praise.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Lovely story dear Edie(:)
hugs, Patty

sara said...

great post Edie! Isn't wonderful how personal our God is? I love that about Him!

Mary Moss said...

Great post! I've been reading several places about rainbows. Hmmm . . .

Love your story. Thanks for the lift:-)

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

Oh Edie, this post made my eyes sting. God is so gloriously delightful, isn't He? I loved your story. How personal and intimate He is with us...it blows my mind too.

My ADHD Me said...

I always enjoy your posts but even more are the ones where you talk to God and hear his answer SO clearly.
You are such an inspiration to SO many.

Tammy said...

It's a wonderful feeling to be the apple of God's eye.

I love to see a rainbow. I'm always in awe to know that's from our Creator.


Deanna said...

Psalm 37:23 ~ Ain't that the truth!!

I just love your story! I love how God does things like this, just for His children! yep, I'd say our beautiful God painted a rainbow in the sky just for you!!!

I've so much enjoyed 'following' you in bloggy~friend land :O)!

thanks for the encouraging words you left on my "church" post!

blessings to you!
In Him, Deanna