The Color of a Promise

Rainbow

 

Aren't rainbows gorgeous?  I love to see them, and here in Florida, we see them pretty often.  Every time I see one, it reminds me of the promises of God.

Do you remember the story of the first rainbow?  It's found in Genesis 9:12-16.  God used the rainbow as a promise to Noah that He would never again flood the earth with water. 

I just read this morning that the promises of God are based on 4 things:

  1. God cannot lie.
  2. God never forgets.
  3. God cannot change.
  4. God always accomplishes everything He has promised.

(Points taken from Weathering the Storms of Life by Dennis Corle)

I don't know about you, but that gives me great comfort!

Did God promise to save those who called on Him for salvation?  Then He will keep that promise!

Did He say that although our weeping may last through the night, joy would come in the morning?  Then He will bring you joy!

Did the Lord say, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee"?  Then He will always be with you!

Our great God has filled His Word, the Bible, with many promises.  And He will keep every one of them! 

The next time you see a rainbow, let your heart be comforted in those gorgeous colors that remind us of God's faithfulness to keep His promises…

And you might just want to dig into your Bible to find one of those promises for yourself!

 

Adding More Color

I like to add color where you would least expect it:

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Color

I love this fabulous, multicolor colored pencil.  I use it to highlight books that I'm reading in my daily Bible devotions.  I also use it in my Bible, occasionally.

I also indulge in color when I buy my home office supplies:

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Why not get my notebook in my favorite color, green?  And this cute little pop-up note holder was purchased on Amazon, and I ran out of the multicolored papers long ago, so I bought new ones, and coaxed them into the box.

I also have three, count them, THREE chap-sticks in the original cherry flavor.  I keep one in my purse, one at my desk and one by my recliner.  My lips would be so chapped and miserable without it, and it adds a bit of color to ME. 😉

I tried a new color on my nails too:

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It's by O.P.I and is called "Espresso Your Style".  I like how it turned out.  Of course, right on time, on day #3, it peeled right off.  Oh well, I keep trying!

Have you added some color to your life lately?  I'd love to hear about it!
Alesha Kay

The Color of February

 

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My ivy is thriving in the house in this terra cotta red planter.

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Any Cafe Bustelo coffee is good, but the espresso style is my fave.

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The smell of this hand soap makes me smile every time I use it.

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My Vera Bradley blanket in "pink swirls".

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A tart way to start the day.

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Finger Paints "Paint Me Happy" with Orly's "MirrorBall" on my ring finger, highlighting my wedding ring.  It's been on that finger for 27 years this February.

Last but not least, my favorite red Gospel 90.3 cup.  Restorathon happens at the end of this month.

I love February's colors!!!

The Color of Sleep

This – a full night's sleep – is a real answer to prayer for me:

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If you are struggling with sleeping, I feel your pain, and want to encourage you that you will, one day, sleep again.

The best advice I ever got about insomnia was from my sweet friend, Patricia, who told me,

"Make friends with the night."

She went on to share that if she couldn't sleep, she didn't lay in bed, angry, staring at the clock.  She read, she made a cup of tea, she worked on a project or she prayed.

We can make use of those hours, especially when they are coming night after night and we seem stuck in a cycle of insomnia.

I've also added a few practices of my own:

  • Pray through the alphabet, calling the name of everyone whose name starts with "A", then "B", etc.  If you only get to "G" one night, start on "H" the next night.
  • Recite Scripture, beginning in Genesis, go through every verse you know from memory in each book of the Bible.  You'll be surprised how many verses come to mind.
  • Listen to audio books.  I use the free site Librivox to download classics to my iPod.  I listened to different readers until I found a few whose voices I found soothing.  I rarely make it through one chapter before I doze off.

I'm wishing you sleep, my friends,

Alesha Kay