Remember God’s Mercy

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Genesis 6:11-22, Genesis 7:11-16, Genesis 8:1-22, Genesis 9:12-17, Ephesians 2:8-9

I fell in love with the word encantada during my first year of Spanish as a freshman in high school. It captured a sense of beauty in a way English words never quite seemed to convey, and I insisted on using it. Nothing could deter me, not even my teacher, who informed me that mucho gusto was more appropriate. 

Today, I find delight in the reminder that, at heart, I am still the same adolescent girl because I am in love with yet another word. Like encantada, it is a word rarely used in contemporary English. It’s “covenant,” and it reveals the merciful nature of our God every time it appears. It is worth paying attention to. The beauty we find in today’s verses should call us to take a closer look at the mercy of God at work, and the ways it points us to an even greater salvation that would follow.

God chose to save humanity through Noah’s lineage when He saw how evil humans had become. In preparation, He instructed Noah to build an ark that would preserve pairs of every living thing made of flesh. Continuing on, the Lord shared that His protection would extend to all living creatures through a covenant He would enter into with Noah (Genesis 6:18). 

Covenant is a big deal. We often conflate covenants with contracts, but when we do, we fail to communicate the gravity and grace covenants hold in contrast to contracts. The bow that God placed in the sky as a symbol of His covenant with Noah in Genesis 9 continues to give us a glimpse into the unmerited mercy we encounter through God’s gift to the earth. Millennia and millennia after He entered into a covenant with Noah, the rainbow is still showing us the love our Lord has for us. 

God’s covenant with Noah was ultimately fulfilled in our Lord Jesus Christ. The symbolism of the bow in the sky still speaks to our Savior’s strength in every way. God’s mercy consistently reminds us of the restraint only a holy and loving God could reveal in a relationship with rebellious and resistant people. The bow points to the ultimate restraint God showed through the covenant by refusing never to flood the earth again. But it is symbolic of something so much larger. Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross also demonstrates the restraint our Savior exercised when He chose to take our sin on His body. 

Jesus assumed responsibility for our rebellion so that our relationship with God could once again be restored, and there are symbols all around that help us remember it. Today, the rainbow is one of those symbols. It helps us remember God’s saving grace every time we witness it emerge through the rainy skies, and it is my prayer you recognize the Lord’s mercy the next time you meditate on its beauty.

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  1. Natalia Aguilar says:

    Wow. How incredible is God’s mercy on us! I had always seen the rainbow as something beautifully created by God, of course, but thinking through what a covenant entails is significantly more amazing. I am so humbled with this reminder that we are a crooked and wicked generation, yet God still gave His son as a complete and permanent sacrifice for the sins we committed against Him. We are so undeserving. Thank you, God for choosing us time and time again, even in the times when we don’t choose you in return.

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  3. Ada McCloud says:

    Beautiful. I don’t know that I have ever thought about Jesus’ connection with the rainbow and God’s covenant. I am excited to see the next rainbow.

  4. Lauren Ford says:

    Any updates on the issue with the purchased digital copy not downloading?

    1. Hannah Lamb says:

      Hey there! Unfortunately, we are still experiencing a glitch in our app that isn’t allowing People of Remembrance to download. We encourage you to keep checking back on the app for updates. In the meantime, feel free to read along through our website until we are able to get this issue fixed –

  5. Emma says:

    Could the team also look into fixing the problem of being able to copy verses on the app? For a couple of months now, I’m only able to highlight the verses but it won’t let me copy them onto my clipboard.
    Thank you!

    1. Hannah Lamb says:

      Hi there! Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention; it has now been reported to our app development team. We’re so sorry for the inconvenience!

  6. Allie-Lou Richardson says:

    This link only works for the first day. It doesn’t work for any of the others and I am getting behind.

    1. Hannah Lamb says:

      Hi! We are currently experiencing a glitch in our app that isn’t allowing People of Remembrance to be downloaded or purchased for our users. This issue has been reported to our app development team, and they are currently working to get the problem corrected as soon as possible.

      In the meantime, you can read along with People of Remembrance on our website at Like our app, you will find the daily scripture along with the devotion and community board through our website.

  7. Cara P says:

    When will the App for People of Rememberance be back up and running? We all pay for this App.

    1. Hannah Lamb says:

      Hi! We are currently experiencing a glitch in our app that isn’t allowing People of Remembrance to be downloaded or purchased for our users. This issue has been reported to our app development team, and they are currently working to get the problem corrected as soon as possible.

      In the meantime, you can read along with People of Remembrance on our website at Like our app, you will find the daily scripture along with the devotion and community board through our website.

  8. KC says:

    Thank you! I would prefer to use the app as well!

  9. Wendy says:

    Thank you!

  10. Denise Lane says:

    I will never look at a rainbow the same. Covenant, such a strong word if you believe. You can’t go wrong with a covenant with God. Thank you Liv Dooley, for giving me so much to remember, delight in, and now to review from a different perspective.

  11. Katie B says:

    What Facebook group do you all post in? I would love to join!

  12. Katie B says:

    Oh my goodness! @ KRISTINE LOUGHMAN Are you a 3rd grade teacher?
    Me too!!

  13. Emily says:

    Thank you for checking on this! I was hoping to follow along in the app as well.

  14. Tami says:

    I emailed SRT about the study not showing on the app. They got back to me saying the tech team was working on fixing it.

  15. Betsy says:

    Did anyone get a response about why this reading plan isn’t available on the app?

  16. Tricia C says:

    KRIS thank you for sharing. ❤️

  17. Teresa Donley says:

    I’ve always been so excited to see a rainbow. It lifts my heart and makes me smile every time. And on those occasions when I see a double rainbow…wow, what a miracle! What a beautiful symbol God created to remind us of His covenant with Noah, and all mankind, that He will never again destroy the earth with a flood. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone who isn’t excited by a rainbow.

    I’m praying for all requests, and have many thanks to you who are praying for me. (JULIA C – thank you for the reminder of Isa. 49:15-16. MERCY – thank you for giving me a lot to think about)
    A WALTON – praying that all goes well with the offer that was accepted, and you’re soon living in your brand new home
    ADRIENNE – praying that you feel the joy of knowing God loves you, and holds you today
    LINDA IN NC – praising God for answered prayers that your SIL’s surgery went well, and asking God for rapid recovery
    ALAYNA – praying for God’s peace during this difficult time in your life
    MARI V- praying for God’s Presence with you as you prepare and take additional tests
    SHARON, JERSY GIRL – praying for safe driving for your son who is fighting the snow today

  18. Adrienne says:

    That is so neat, JILL R.! I won’t look at a rainbow the same way again!

    And I’m with you, KRIS, on your first point. Yes, we should love the sinner but hate the sin (when questioned by others, as to whether our thoughts are loving or not, you know?)

    And regarding your second comment about sewing… I really, really want to visit The Ark Encounter.

  19. Mercy says:

    I really love the rain. I also love sunshine lol. However, I cannot imagine 6 months straight of rain and what that might do to the human mood (that must be hard). But praise God for the rain and the beautiful rainbow, and the much needed cleansing (baptism) of the earth from all corruption and sin to start over again. God’s ways are much higher than our ways. A time to tear down and destroy needs to happen before a time to build up and replenish. I used to pray, Lord please do a new thing in my life, not realizing, this will involve a major tearing down, major floodwaters to gush through to wash away all established corruption and sins. May the rain of floodwaters come to wash away bad things in our mind and lives, so that rainbow will shine in our life. A rainbow has seven colors because water droplets in the atmosphere break sunlight into seven colors. A prism similarly divides light into seven colors. When light leaves one medium and enters another, the light changes its propagation direction and bends. I searched this information out, and was amazed. I like to ponder on such micro detail of God’s wisdom conveying another hidden message. As His Light shines on us, we change and reflect the refraction of Him in different dimension. Another lesson I drew out, rainy season does not last forever. The next season will come. God knows the moderation of each season’s length- which is key for a well-rounded growth of His creations. Understanding of such hidden principle in life will give us hope for the next season. God alone is the designer of all things, from nature, to us, and He is the God of mercy and goodness.

    @TERESA DONLEY: may the faith of healing and God’s presence be with you, fears be washed away. May I suggest the practice of visualization? That you envision yourself without the doctor-prophesied result, but visualize a different future of the God-prophesied result, that you are healed by His stripes. This is a spiritual principle that we need to practice: as a man thinketh, so is he, as a man continues to think, so he remains. As you focus to renew your mind, to shift your thoughts from that man-diagnosed result, your being/ your state will be shifted as your thoughts shift. God will grant you that state of being as you think of it. He said it in His word, as you think, so you are. It is the reward for altering our thoughts, that we may become what we think. The mind is very powerful. Thoughts are waves that create realities (the explanation of the law of attraction is part of it), we attract what we think, so what we focus our thoughts on, that will become bigger and bigger in our life. May you practice to visualize the healing of God, imagine that it comes … AND healing invades your whole body and your mind with mighty power from the Holy Spirit within you, that God’s power is killing off any cells of sickness. Imagine. Imagine. Imagine. Glory to Him. May peace be with you.
    @A WALTON: may your first home buying process to go smooth with speed.
    @ADRIENNE: joy and happiness to replace the blue mood.
    @KRIS: amen!
    Be blessed dear sisters.

  20. Molly R says:

    I always stop to look at a rainbow. There is a solemnity to it – like the gift of a holy moment. I love how excited my kids get to see one, too. In their excitement I see that each innocent heart knows they are witnessing a miracle and don’t hide their awe.

    I was struck by how LONG it all took. Over a hundred years to build, one week in the ark before it even STARTED raining, and THEN they were in there for a YEAR waiting for the water to recede…with all those animals….and stench….and CABIN FEVER. I like to just keep it a nice, felt-figure, Sunday School story, but THAT HAD TO BE HARD! We live in such an “instant gratification” culture. It’s hard to understand the trust and waiting on the LORD they had to exercise and battle their own sinful impatience.

    But GOD…

    He rewards them with a ceremonial time of renewing the covenant. What an honor to witness and be apart of. The first RAINBOW! Oh that God, in His grace and mercy, includes us even knowing we will let Him down.

  21. Michelle Patire says:

    It’s kind of funny that Galentine’s Day is like a known and celebrated thing… It came from the show Parks and Recreation.. beloved show here in the US. I’m sure it is elsewhere now, too. That aired in 2010.

    How deeply we need God’s mercy. I have a necklace a friend gave me that says the Hebrew word for חֶסֶד
    “hesed” – which is a reminder of God’s unfailing love and mercy. Lord, we are nothing without your mercy. Help us remember your lovingkindness. Thank you for your tangible reminders, like a rainbow in the cloud.

    I truly delight in rainbows. I take a picture almost every time I see one. I receive it as a gift from the Lord. I pray we all receive His mercy and kindness. It is not dependent on us. It is His unfailing love that outlasts our poor behavior and mistakes. It does not hold sin against us. Thank you Jesus ❤️

    Praying you get this land, @A Walton! Thank you for sharing and believing God’s hand in your situation!! ❤️

    @Jaclyn – I think of Isaiah 41:10, after you said you got a word that this season would happen to you, in advance. God is with you. Thank you for your prayers. ❤️

    @Arlene ❤️

    @Cherrie Brewer ❤️ hope you are well

    @Sharon, JG- wow. That is surprising to hear they mandate your son to work even in snow! praying he drives with wisdom and the Lord protects him! ❤️

    @Gramsiesue- continuing to pray peace over you and Steve. May you have the patience and grace to take it moment by moment. May God show you His lovingkindness through this journey. You are loved. ❤️

    @Linda in NC, Lynne from Alabama – thinking of you both. Praying God’s strength and grace to you, as you caretake. Be still and know He is God and He will see you through. One moment at a time. ❤️ Love you both.

    God bless every She here. ❤️

  22. Donna Wolcott says:

    Good morning from a very snowy RI. All schools closed, no semi’s allowed on the roads. It’s beautiful and silent and perfect for meditating on the Word! Searching, I too, noticed the same verse this morning and that made sense. Looked up more on Genesis 8:22 and the writer at the site I went too, suggested that although only Noah’s family survived, it’s possible that before perishing some people came to Jesus and their souls were saved. Prayers lifted high!

    Happy Galentine Day, sisters!

  23. Cee Gee says:

    Ladies, after 3 days of rain, I felt the mood of this reading today! :)

    SEARCHING – I, too, was shaking my head as I read Genesis 6:20 today being reminded of this – again. God drew the animals to safety, [MERCY] and they followed in OBEDIENCE [TRUST]. That safety [MERCY] is there for all mankind. Sadly, so many don’t heed that call [TRUST GOD] for safety. Thank you for sharing so many great thoughts! <3

    TRUST and obedience was front and center for me today: from the animals in coming to the ark, to how Noah and his family entered and exited the ark. All according to God's specific instructions.
    Genesis 7:16 – "Those that entered, male and female of every creature, entered just as God had commanded him. Then the Lord shut him in."

    Other things that stood out to me today specifically (some of these may have been mentioned by someone in our previous Genesis readings, but stuck with me today.):
    The order in which they entered the ark – Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives. But, the animals entered 2 by 2, male and female together. Just thought that was interesting. Noah didn't have to sort and group all those animals after they entered. What a nightmare that would have been! God took care of it in the way they 'came' to the ark.

    Noah and his family WAITED. Don't you know they were ready to get off of that smelly ark whether the ground was completely dry or not?! Yet, they WAITED upon the LORD!

    Isaiah 4:31 – But those who wait on the Lord
    Shall renew their strength;
    They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
    They shall run and not be weary,
    They shall walk and not faint.

    Psalm 27:14
    Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!

    Psalm 37:9 – For evildoers shall be cut off; But those who wait on the Lord, They shall inherit the earth.
    So many verses reminding us to wait! Just had to share a few.

    Also in 8:19, we see that God prepared a way for Noah to make a sacrifice:
    19 All the animals, all the creatures that crawl, and all the flying creatures—everything that moves on the earth—came out of the ark BY THEIR FAMILIES. (emphasis mine)
    20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord. He took some of every kind of clean animal and every kind of clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

    'THEIR FAMILIES' – Those animals multiplied while on the ark. Otherwise, Noah wouldn't have had anything to use for a sacrifice!
    All of this helps us to REMEMBER and share that God is not a God of chaos. He is very much a God of ORDER.

    A WALTON – How awesome that God prepared the way in that the current owners have already cleared up the red tape. Praying this is it and no hindrances to a swift and smooth closing!

    KRISTINE – I love how God lines up our studies and your classroom studies from time to time and appreciate your sharing those!

    ADRIENNE – <3

    LINDA IN NC – Celebrating with you over your sister-in-law's safety through the surgery and praying for her recovery! Thanks so much for the prompt update! <3

    Gramiesue – Praising God with you for the small step of improvement! <3

    Praying in agreement with each of your hearts. Make you see God's MERCY in His hearing and His answer! Love and hugs!

  24. Rachel says:

    I love rainbows! And I love the imagery God gives – the original reader would not have pictured the beautiful, colorful rainbows we think of but rather a weapon of war. God was saying “I have set my weapon in the clouds…but it won’t be aimed at YOU, it will be aimed at ME.” In His grace and in His mercy, He turned His weapon around, which in ancient times was a signal of the cessation of aggression. Last year we had the opportunity to go to Egypt and I saw hieroglyphs with this imagery – I will post the pics on the FB page in case you are interested :)

  25. Heather O'Malley says:

    @Kris, I agree! Living in Oregon, we are blessed with a lot of rainbows (one of the benefits of a lot of rain!). Christians need to lovingly but boldly reclaim the rainbow as the symbol of God’s Grace and mercy toward His people.

  26. Erica C says:

    I love covenants, having studied them years ago…the fact that God has everything, and chose to come into covenant with us through Jesus…it is just amazing!!! He is so good and we have access to all that is His by His authority given to us in Christ!!! Whewww!!! So good!!!

  27. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    Reading the account of Noah in Genesis 6:9 – “Noah was a righteous man, blameless…and he walked with God”; Genesis 6:18 – “I will establish my covenant with you and you will enter the ark…”; and Genesis 7:16 – “The Lord shut him in” created a picture in my mind. One of us – righteous, blameless because of the blood of Christ, being part of God’s covenant – entering into our “safe place”, our eternal home in heaven. Once all believers have entered in, the door is shut, we are “sealed in” – no one “unclean” can enter in, and we will forever be with our God and our Savior, Jesus Christ…It is a joy to know that I will be safe in the presence of God, but also sad and a “wake up” that not everyone will be allowed in. I think of loved ones who are lost, neighbors and friends as well. How very sad it will be if they never come to know Jesus and remain lost forever. May knowing this, prompt me to share my faith and the gospel with others all while praying that God opens their eyes and turns them from darkness to Himself.

    @Ever – praying that your husband will soon find a job – this month!
    @Grammie Sue – praise the Lord that Steve is showing signs of improvement! Prayers that God will give you the strength to continue caring for Steve and picking up all the slack that he is unable to do at this time – and that God will give you the grace to do it with a good attitude.
    @Katya – praying that God will give you peace. May you cast all your burdens on Him – and not waste one more minute worrying about things that may never happen. Take one day, one hour, one minute at a time and trust that God will give you the strength to face whatever comes, when/if it comes.
    @Teresa Donley – May God be gracious to you and grant you the ability to always remember Him, your salvation and your family. Praying that this disease will progress so slowly that you won’t even know you have it!
    @Linda in NC – praise the Lord for answer to prayer and for His hand upon your SIL through her surgery!
    @Adrienne – praying that God blows those blues away, and that you will have a beautiful day, remembering Him, singing His praises and knowing that you are being uplifted in prayer!
    @A. Walton -Praying God’s will be done concerning this piece of property and that soon you will know where your future home will be.

    Have a blessed day ladies! It’s still snowing here in NJ – prayers please for safety for my son who is leaving right now for work. His job is in pest control which requires driving to many areas…even in the snow. We have about 4-5″ and it’s continuing to come down.

  28. Mari V says:

    Last week on Wednesday it down poured SO hard! I remember driving to Costco after work and even got got wet running into the store. Yep, I had NO umbrella. BUT GOD…. after reading today’s devo and after reading through the comments, I “remembered” this happy thought. When I walked out of Costco, the rain had stopped, and on my way home what did I see? A BEAUTIFUL rainbow and I had the very thought we read about today. GOD’s promise to us. I even took a picture of it and sent it to my kids (when I was at a stop), then my son texted back to let me know he saw the other end of the rainbow. My heart was happy! God is SO good! Prayers are appreciated as there is MORE testing and I want to finish this current section and the teacher has some major testing herself in which hopefully we will have time to train me at the same time. Happy Tuesday sweet She’s.

  29. Jill R says:

    Somewhere I heard if one could step back and look at the scene of Jesus on the cross, on the top of the hill, outside the city- we would see it looks like a bow (hill) with an arrow (Jesus) pointed at the heavens. The ultimate fulfillment of saving humankind, Jesus- willing to go to His Father, for us.

  30. ERB says:

    Kris ❤️

  31. Cheryl Blow says:

    Love the imagery of the covenant, the rainbow, and the gift of grace and mercy that God gave us through Jesus. May I never take for granted what Christ endured on the cross for me and everyone.

    The devil will always try to pollute what God has created but just remember that as long as we know what’s true and teach others, that’s all that matters.

    God is faithful to His promises/covenants!

  32. Leanna Thompson says:

    @LINDA IN NC – Thank you for sharing the book recommendation yesterday. I’m praying it will help me as my mom has dementia.

    Happy Tuesday ladies.

  33. Kris says:

    1. It really bothers me that the LGBTQ community has taken the Rainbow as their symbol.

    Please don’t hit me with saying I don’t love all people. I do. But I don’t support sin. Please study Leviticus if you have questions about this.

    2. Have any of you been to the Ark Encounter? I haven’t yet, but would love to go. I recently started sewing again. Small, simple projects like burp rags for babies, pillows for older grandchildren, a sewing machine cover, etc. When I read the directions for building the Ark, I thought, “wow, where do I even start”. There were no power saws, no cranes for lifting the heavy beams, not even a tape measure to make sure you got the right dimensions. What an impossible task Noah was given. BUT, in God’s power and inspiration, the Ark was built (over a very long time span), but the work was accomplished. One of the things I am in the middle of learning right now is to slow down. Treasure the moment. Be where I am. Stop multitasking. Where in God’s word are we praised for multitasking? Where does God applaud us for being so busy? We are often called to quiet ourselves, to cease from striving, to come away from the “world” and be with God. I am so often reminded that God is never in a hurry. I seem to always be in a hurry. I’m always trying to get God to hurry up with an answer or a solution. But God is always trying to get me to rest in the covenant He has with me to take care of me and supply all my needs. His covenant is everlasting. He doesn’t need to hurry up and get things done. He isn’t rushed. And we shouldn’t be either.

  34. C. says:

    I remember when I was a kid, after a storm sometimes there would be a rainbow. And I remember my grandma always telling me to come look at it. I never understood why. But she would always say to me, “That’s God’s promise.” Now that I’m an adult, I understand more about the importance of stopping to look up at that rainbow. To look at its beauty and remember why it’s there. I pray that I have the obedience of Noah. To hear God speak and obey without question or reason. Thank you everyone for your prayers. Praying for all of you! I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday ❤️

  35. Laurel Wild says:

    God is always true to His word. Viewing a rainbow as I type. Thank you for your mercies, Lord.

  36. Adrienne says:

    We sang “I Stand in the Presence” at church on Sunday. What always gets stuck in my head…

    “How marvelous. How wonderful. Is my Savior’s love for me.”

    Nice. ❤️

  37. Danielle B says:

    @Kelly (NEO) thank you for that imagery that we are safe in the eternal ark of God.

    God is so merciful and gracious! I’ve been sitting here reading my devotions watching the snow and praying for my dad who has a test at 8:00 am that will determine how they will do his surgery. My first prayers were no snow and then for his safety when I saw the snow. As I was finishing reading your comments my dad called to verify directions. He was close to where he needed to be and now he texted he arrived. I’m so grateful that there are no small prayers to God.

    Ladies, this morning I join you in lifting all your prayers big and small to God.

  38. Adrienne says:

    What a beautiful gift we have been given.

    Be blessed today, sweet She’s. ❤️

  39. Searching says:

    TAMI, ADRIENNE, MARIANNE, ANGIE and others using the app – I emailed them yesterday about new study not being available on the app or HRT. It’s up on HRT now so hopefully they will get it up on app today.

    BG verse today is John 3:16 ❤️ Such a reminder of God’s merciful plan!

    Again noticing “new” things in passages I’ve read many times –
    In Genesis 6:20, that 2 of every kind “will come to you to keep them alive” NKJV
    Apparently I never gave any thought of how Noah gathered the animals or knew that he had them all … guess God’s plan is why they are depicted as lined up, waiting to get on. Wish I had more emojis to use, just smh at my clueless self.

    On a more serious note, Gen 8:21 tells us that the intent of our hearts is evil from our youth. Wow. Only our Savior can save us from our own selves.

    RHONDA J -praying for your friend in liver failure. Thank you for reminding of the hymn yesterday. I was alone so I belted out my best totally off key version while remembering singing it in the little country church when visiting my grandparents 50+ years ago.

    KRIS – good food for thought. Our expectations as compared to God’s perfect plan.
    MUNCHKIN – love what you said about looking back to see that God carried you and you did come through the tough times

    C. – praying for wisdom & guidance in finances and other challenging areas in your first year of marriage, keeping God in the center.

    CEE GEE ❤️ always and all ways, love that! Thank you!

    A WALTON – praise for the offer acceptance, praying for guidance through the process
    ADRIENNE – praying for lifted spirits, and thank you for yesterday’s question – praying for guidance for my faith walk today.
    LINDA IN NC – thankful for SIL’s successful surgery
    ALAYNA, ARLENE, KATYA, JACLYN – praying as you walk through challenging seasons and times of change

    TERESA DONLEY – praying for you and yes, God is always with you!
    EVERS – husband’s employment

    GRAMISIESUE – thankful for Steve’s progress, for patience and strength in this healing journey

    Joining KELLY (NEO) in praying for LYNNE FROM AL and other sisters as you care for your husbands

  40. Taylor says:

    So thankful for this reminder of God’s mercy that extends from Noah’s generation to ours. Thankful to be reminded of Jesus’s sacrifice for me.

    Lifting up the prayer requests! Thank you to those who prayed for the special needs prom my church hosted! It was an incredible time and I hope all the guests were blessed and reminded just how much God loves them! <3

  41. ERB says:

    Genesis 6:22
    *may I be obedient like Noah!!

    Genesis 8:15
    *Wow! May I be this in tune with and confident in God and what He speaks, KNOWING that it’s Him, that I don’t question or reason, I just follow through and obey!! Amen.

    Genesis 9:13-17
    *God is so gracious to give us a physical sign, and such a beautiful one at that, of His permanent covenant with us!! I think of Him smiling as He places the rainbow in the clouds and remembers the promise/covenant made and given!!
    **I also find it amazing that God’s bow (rainbow) is not an arch but a circle!! Circles represent perfection and completion, and they have no beginning and no end, just like God!!! I also love how all the colors in a rainbow give us a teeny tiny taste of the gloriousness of Heaven!!! May we always smile, remember and be encouraged when we see God’s rainbow or any of His promises!!! Amen.

    Ephesians 2:8
    *God’s GIFT. I love this reminder!! We are not entitled to anything!!! We are given/gifted what we do have!! And we only have what we have by the grace of God and Jesus Christ who showed us perfect faith and obedience, which saved us!!! May we remember this always!! Amen.

  42. Tami says:

    Other comments posted as I was posting mine. I guess the study isn’t there? On the podcast I thought they made mention of trying to be less “on line” for this study. Not sure though

  43. Tami says:

    Good morning everyone! It’s a snow day for us in NY! Finally time to sit and really take my time with the Lord. Can anyone please tell me if you are able to see the devo on the app? I can’t. Thx!

  44. Katie says:

    Not seeing it in the app either

  45. Brenda W says:

    Yes same. Don’t know what’s happening?

  46. Angie says:

    Anyone else not seeing this study on the app? I reinstalled it and it is still not showing.

  47. Aimee DiCicco-Ruhl says:


  48. Kristine Loughman says:

    Ah, the Noah and the Ark story. One of the first I can remember learning about as a kid. Today I was struck by the detail that God closed the door behind them as they all went in the Ark. What a good, good Father we have. He leads the way ahead, but also follows behind us, surrounding us.

    In third grade we have been studying traditional tales and how stories are passed through generations and across cultures. I’ve read many origin stories that were told to explain why things are the way they are. (Want to know why possums have no fur on their tails? It’s because the fur burned off while Possum was trying to carry a piece of the sun back to his friends who lived in the dark, etc) The kids love hearing these types of stories. I pictured their faces as I read about the rainbow and what it represents for Jesus followers. I imagined the Noah story being passed down for generations around the fires and at bedtimes… “and that’s why we have rainbows today…” What a beautiful, visual reminder from our Father. May I do a better job noticing these little glimpses of Heaven that are around us.

    A Walton – prayer for your home buying process. The Lord makes a way!

  49. Kelly (NEO) says:

    So thankful that I am in the safty of the eternal Ark (Jesus) during the storms that are raging in this world from above and below (Gen. 7:11). And I’m thankful that once I entered, God shut the door (7:16).

    Agrreing with the prayers listed below. As well as for the husbands of

  50. Tina says:

    Just to say, though late, I have commented on yesterday’s, but it has gone for approval..!

    I love you guys..

    Happy Tuesday!♥️

  51. Tina says:

    I have just come back, literally, from walking up the hill where my girl is buried with my nephew. He wanted to see the sunrise! We walked to the highest point of my village, (the hill), and though the atmosphere was a tad misty and we didn’t quite see fully, we both just gasped at the view! I have seen this view, many, many, many times and yet, I am amazed each time, because God just knows how to capture our hearts no matter what goes on in our lives. He promises to be near. It may not always be a tangible hug. It may not always be in the way we expect or believe.., but I’ll tell you what.. the view today, was like a letter from home..

    BUT GOD..

    When, and as He promises, for sure, is in, around and with us, whether in the silence, the loud or the visible.

    He promises, therefore He NEVER changes or disappoints. NEVER!


    My precious sisters, Good Morning!
    Sending much love wrapped in hugs and prayers as always.. from across the pond..♥️♥️

  52. Julia C says:

    Today my heart sings “Yet not I, but through Christ in me” (CityAlight)

    What gift of grace is Jesus my redeemer
    There is no more for heaven now to give
    He is my joy, my righteousness, and freedom
    My steadfast love, my deep and boundless peace

    To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus
    For my life is wholly bound to His
    Oh how strange and divine,
    I can sing, “All is mine”
    Yet not I, but through Christ in me


    ARLENE – Praying that our faithful God may lead you through this difficult season of depression.
    GRAMSIESUE – Praising God for Steve’s signs of healing. Praying for you as you take care of Steve. You can do all things in Christ who strenghtens you (Phil. 4:13).
    MUCHKIN – Amen, sister! Yet not I but through Christ in Me.
    EVERS – Praying for God to provide your husband with a job
    KATYA – Praying that you hear God’s voice so you can answer him in obedience
    MARI V –
    LISA Z – Praying that prayer with you sister!
    TERESA DONLEY – God will never forget you, Teresa. Your name is written on the palm of his hand. (Isaiah 49:15-16)
    MERCY – Nice to see you too, Mercy!
    ALAYNA – Praying for you in this difficult season. Hold on to Him!
    ADRIENNE – Praying that God’s love and joy fills your heart today.
    A WALTON – Praying for your family’s housing situation and that all will work out according to God’s will.

    ALL SHE’S – Praying that you feel and remember His steadfast love and boundless peace today.

  53. Marianne says:

    I miss the devotional on the SRT app. Isn’t there any this time?

  54. A Walton says:


    This last Saturday my husband got a call our offer was accepted on a small plot of land in the village we live! This isn’t our first “offer accepted”, as something has seemed to go wrong, so we would appreciate prayers.

    The funny thing is, the people who were going to build on it were planning on building the same house from the same company we’ve been looking at. It just seems like God was making a way ahead of us.

    There are all sorts of hoops to build in the area we live, but this should work out for as as we qualify and the people who currently own it brought this piece of land to court to get the red tape off of it- then they are moving elsewhere!

    Anyway, would appreciate prayers. Trying to buy a home has been a 4 year journey for us and it has been very discouraging. I’m hopeful this will work out. Thanks for praying.