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. Genesis 9:16
Tee-Tee Barnes, 2015
One of the key themes in the book of Isaiah is God declaring to us that HE is GOD and there is no other. Over and over we read these words:
“I am the LORD your God”
“I am the LORD your God and there is none other”
I kept trying to comprehend what exactly God wanted
me to know about these chapters. Each time I read them these words
stood out in stark contrast to every other word on the page. Every.
I finally asked God why He keeps showing this to me. What is it that He wants me to know? His answer? “You don’t know Me.” I sat back absolutely shocked, stunned and frankly, more than a little hurt that God would tell me after all of these years of walking with Him that I don’t know Him. After a few minutes in tears I asked Him what that was suppose to mean. I asked Him what I was missing because I was sure He must be wrong. “You don’t know me like you used to Marcie. If you are going to commit your life, your days, to Me, you need to know that I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD. There is NO other! Quit focusing on what you’re not, where you are going and what you are doing and focus your full attention on Me. I AM GOD you are not. Trust that I know the way for you. Remember, I have brought you this far to this place. Focus on Me. Focus on MY face.” This evening God reminded me of His love for me as He displayed His glory through a beautiful rainbow. As I drove, I kept trying to find it, to locate it, seeking it out so I could take a picture of it. I focused all of my attention on this one task. And in doing so, God also reminded me just as I searched the skies for His rainbow, I need to focus my eyes on Him and remember that I need not fear because He is with me. HE ALONE IS GOD!