Thursday, September 29, 2016

...I am put here
    for the defense of the gospel.

                 Philippians 1. 16

(Strategically placed.
Even here,
    even in this.
God works through us,
   even in what appears
   the most barren place.
Stand at your post).

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

For My thoughts 
    are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
    My ways, says the LORD.
For as the heavens
  are higher than the earth,
so are My ways
        higher than your ways,
and My thoughts 
        than your thoughts.

                 Isaiah 55. 8-9

(God is working
     beyond my comprehension.
God is working powerfully
even when I don't understand.
Follow His scarlet thread
       through it.
"Trust Me in this.")

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Was it not You
     Who dried up the sea,
the waters of the great deep,
that made the depths of the sea
        a way for the redeemed
        to pass over?

                     Isaiah 51. 10

(God transforms
     and redeems the most impossible
     places in your life.
Even here.
Even in this.
You are here in this hard place
     for His purposes beyond measure).

Monday, September 26, 2016

I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you to profit,
Who leads you 
    in the way you should go.

                 Isaiah 48. 17

(God will guide you
     to a fruitful life.
He will complete His purposes.
Follow the LORD
        in His steps before you,
and He will enlarge your ministry,
His bigger vision,
                even in this).

Sunday, September 25, 2016

I am the LORD,
     there is no other.
I did not speak in secret
   in a land of darkness,
I did not say 
          to the offspring of Jacob,
         "Seek Me in chaos,"
I the LORD speak the truth,
I declare what is right.

                     Isaiah 45. 11

(God is,
      and He has spoken.
Seek and you will find
    He is already there,
                  all along,        
drawing you to Him.)

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Remember not the former things,
nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing,
now it springs forth,
   do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
         and rivers in the desert.

                     Isaiah 43. 18-19

(Something old,
          something very new.
May I be faithful
                 and not afraid.
God will make His way
      through it
that I will know Him more).

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fear not,
     for I have redeemed you,
I have called you by name,
            You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters
       I will be with you,
and through the rivers,
   they shall not overwhelm you,
when you walk through fire
       you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
For I am the LORD your God,
   the Holy One of Israel,
                  your Savior.

                   Isaiah 43. 1-3

(No matter what,
no matter where,
not if
      but when,
no matter how impossible
               the situation,
the LORD will bring you through).