Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Then shall all the trees of the wood
        sing for joy...

                    Psalm 96. 12

( All the incredible colors of autumn
     are just a bare glimpse of His majesty
and a reminder
       of what is to come.)

Monday, October 24, 2016

But fear not,
O Jacob My servant,
nor be dismayed, O Israel;
for lo,
    I will save you from afar,
and your offspring
    from the land of their captivity.
Jacob shall return
        and have quiet and ease,
and none shall make him afraid.
Fear not, O Jacob My servant,
                      says the LORD,
for I am with you.

                 Jeremiah 46. 27-28

(Fear only blocks out the light.
God grants quietness and peace
         in impossible places.
"I am with you"
           is not just a promise
    but a reality.)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

...that it may be well with us
when we obey
      the voice of the LORD.

                  Jeremiah 42. 6

(It always is.)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Because you have made
    the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your habitation...

                    Psalm 91. 9

(That changes everything.
God transforms and redeems
       the course of your life.
What we may see
   as circumstances
   we would not have chosen,
God opens opportunities
   such as we would not believe.)

Friday, October 21, 2016

Like cold water 
     to a thirsty soul,
so is good news
   from a far country.

             Proverbs 25. 25

(Who has God placed
           on my heart
to encourage today?)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

So also good deeds
       are conspicuous,
and even when they are not,
they cannot remain hidden.

             1 Timothy 5. 25

(God always bears fruit
through goodness,
        and grace,
even that which you may never see.
You can never know
  how profoundly God is using you.
God transforms even the simplest action
        into the most significant of all.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Give thanks to the LORD of hosts,
for the LORD is good,
for His steadfast love
          endures for ever.

                 Jeremiah 33. 11

(the words to the song
       that never ends,
the refrain to the chorus
    that forever sustains me.
Over and over again,
   throughout my day,
   throughout my life.
Even in this.)