This week I’ve seen two rainbows. I love to think that God is giving me reminders of His covenant with us. I looked it up to make sure I got this right, but here’s what Genesis says:
12 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: 13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Isn’t that fun that God keeps reminding us that He thinks about us? This morning we are going to hold the second Entrepreneur Bootcamp and many of the people that have moved to Redding are going to be a part of this fire and passion to help people find jobs by helping to create new businesses. If anyone was watching the news last night, you’ll all agree this is a very important topic right now. We’ve even been given a few prophecies about the coming of new innovations, creativity and wisdom that is about to come. Very exciting, what is God about to do in this city?
We are excited to be here for such a time as this.
I’ve been reading about Ezra again, and how he was so consumed by sorrow upon hearing of his fellow people’s sins of marrying foreign women. Today it sounds so strange, but bottom line was that it was a command of God not to marry foreign women because they would bring their false gods and idols and cause the people to sin and that’s exactly what happened. I don’t know if everyone was just looking the other way, became desensitized, or there were no leaders around to just say, “Hey! knock it off!” Actually I think it was the leaders that “led” the way down that path.
But Ezra wept and prayed and wouldn’t eat all day, he was so grieved. The people around him began to grieve as well and they began confessing what they had done without anyone prompting them to. They all wanted to get clean right away and did whatever Ezra said and within days had made many of the changes he told them to.
So, does that mean it’s possible for one man to change a nation? Hmmm, something to think about. What if God so touched our hearts that when we saw sin we were so grieved that we wept bitterly and prayed and fasted and it changed the people around us without us even saying anything? I know I definitely want to keep my heart from becoming calloused. I pray that I will be sensitive to the things of God. That when I see compromise in the marketplace I won’t look the other way. That I won’t be ok with anything that grieves God.
God’s telling me He remembers me by showing me rainbows, I want to let him know back, I care about You God.
Hope you have an amazing week and spot lots of rainbows and think about God and His covenant.