Wednesday, August 24, 2016

He uncovers the deeps
      out of darkness,
and brings deep darkness
           to light.

            Job 12. 22

(You, O LORD,
   lead me through,
even when
I don't understand).

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

But for You, O LORD,
      do I wait;
it is You,
  O LORD my God, 
who will answer.

          Psalm 38. 15

(God always responds,
never in singular outcomes,
always providing new vision
and aligning my heart to His.
Sometimes red light,
sometimes green light,
but always 
something deeper than that).

Monday, August 22, 2016

...Who does great things
and unsearchable,
marvelous things
     without number.

               Job 5. 9

(Beyond my comprehension.
Even in what
  He lays before me today.
Even in this 
      which I least expect,
woven seamlessly with
  God's profound surprises).

Sunday, August 21, 2016

For you may be giving
     thanks enough,
but the other person
  is not being built up.

   1 Corinthians 14.17

(Am I thinking 
       about others,
or only myself in this?
Make me mindful,
O LORD,
for the wellbeing
of those around me,
being built up
          in You.
Not what's in it for me,
but what's in it
        through You?)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

...on the very day
when the enemies of the Jews
hoped to gain mastery over them,
the reverse occurred.

              Esther 9.1

(When we are faithful to God
and seek Him through it 
    whatever it might be,
God redeems.
God can change 
       the course of history.
God can transform
   the course of my life).
      

Friday, August 19, 2016

And who knows
whether you have not come
to the kingdom
for such a time as this?

               Esther 4. 14

(Who knows?
      God does.
You are divinely appointed,
strategically placed by God,
even here,
even in this.
Nothing is insignificant
     in God's designs).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Do this
  in remembrance of Me.

              1 Corinthians 11. 24

(Whatever 
    God may place 
    before me today.
Even in this hard situation,
even with this difficult person.
Out of His love for me,
out of my love for Him.
Bring the love of Jesus there.
Not just mindful of Him,
but bearing the mind of Christ
              into it).