Wednesday, February 29, 2012

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

(He is the God of impossible situations
and new beginnings)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

For not by their own own sword did they win the land,
nor did their own arm give them victory,
but Your right hand,
and Your arm,
and the light of Your countenance,
for You delighted in them.

Psalm 44.3

(Acknowledge Him in all things
His great provision, power
and Presence)

Monday, February 27, 2012

"...but if You can do anything,
have pity on us and help us."
And Jesus said to him,
"If you can! All things are possible
to him who believes."
Immediately the father of the child cried out,
and said, "I believe;
help my unbelief."

Mark 9. 22-24
(not wishing for something,
or "thinking positively,"
but believing in Christ)

Sunday, February 26, 2012

And He asked them,
"But who do you say that I am?"
Peter answered Him,
"You are the Christ."

Mark 8.29

(the most important question you will ever answer)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I waited patiently for the LORD;
He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
making my steps secure.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear,
and put their trust in the LORD.

Psalm 40.1-3

(when we seek the LORD,
God impacts us and everyone around us)

Friday, February 24, 2012

But Jesus answered them,
"You give them something to eat.
...How many loaves have you? Go and see."
...And they all ate and were satisfied.
And they took up twelve baskets full
of broken pieces and of the fish.

Mark 6. 37-43

(God makes it enough
and then some.
Stand amazed
at what only God can do)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

But immediately He spoke to them and said,
"Take heart,
it is I;
have no fear."

Mark 6.50

(even in the midst
of things we don't understand)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

LORD, all my longing is known to You,
my sighing is not hidden from You.
My heart throbs, my strength fails me,
and the light of my eyes -- it also has gone from me.
...But for You, O LORD, do I wait;
it is You, O LORD my God,
Who will answer.

Psalm 38. 9-10, 15

(seek Him,
not just the answers)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

He who walks in integrity walks securely,
and he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 10.9

("live above reproach")

Monday, February 20, 2012

And He said to him,
"Go home to your friends,
and tell them how much
the Lord has done for you,
and how He has had mercy on you."

Mark 5.19

(God has given you a story to share).

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The sower sows the Word.

Mark 4.14

(every day, every opportunity,
by a life transformed)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Commit your way to the LORD,
trust in Him,
and He will act.
...Be still before the LORD,
and wait patiently for Him.

Psalm 37.5,7

(Don't get ahead of God.
Give Him the space and time to
work things out.
"Commit" comes from the Latin word
meaning "to entrust," to give in

Friday, February 17, 2012

Trust in the LORD and do good;
so you will dwell in the land,
and enjoy security.
Take delight in the LORD,
and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37.3-4

(Your agenda for the day:
Trust, do good,
and take delight in the LORD.)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

They said,
"We see plainly that the LORD is with you..."

Genesis 26.28

(Live a life so distinguished by
His love and grace manifest in you,
no matter the circumstances.
God makes a difference in our hearts,
evident to all).

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Who is like You,
You who delivers the weak
from him who is too strong for him,
the weak and needy from him who despoils him?

Psalm 35.10

(It is when we are most overwhelmed and
overpowered that we can most clearly see
and experience His strength, power and deliverance,
if we call on Him and follow Him into it).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

When the righteous cry for help,
the LORD hears,
and delivers them out of all their troubles.
The LORD is near
to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers
him out of them all.

Psalm 34. 17-19

(God does not promise ease, but healing,
strength and deliverance.
The LORD hears, the LORD is near, the LORD delivers.
Take those promises with you today).

Monday, February 13, 2012

The young lions suffer want and hunger,
but those who seek the LORD
lack no good thing.

Psalm 34.10

(Throughout His Word, God calls us
to seek Him first,
not as a last resort.
Look for how He provides and protects).

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A king is not saved by his great army,

a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

The war horse is a vain hope for victory,

and by its great might it cannot save.

Behold the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him,

on those who hope in His steadfast love,

that He may deliver their soul from death,

and keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waits for the LORD,

He is our help and shield.

Psalm 33. 16-20

(acknowledge from Whom your help comes)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

We don't know what to do,
but our eyes are upon You.

2 Chronicles 20.12

(Seek the LORD,
and follow Him into it.
He will guide your steps).

Friday, February 10, 2012

For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told.

Habakkuk 1.5

(God always works in deeper ways)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Blessed be the LORD,
for He has wondrously shown His steadfast love to me
when I was beset as in a besieged city.
I had said in my alarm,
"I am driven far from Your sight."
But You heard my supplications,
when I cried to You for help.
...Be strong,
and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the LORD.
Psalm 31. 21-22, 24

(At one time or another,
in one form or another,
we all feel besieged.
Take courage in whatever you face today.
God is working mightily in you and through you).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

For I was hungry and you gave Me food,
I was thirsty and you gave Me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed Me,
I was naked and you clothed Me,
I was sick and you visited Me,
I was in prison and you came to Me.
...Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of My brethren,
you did it to Me.

Matthew 25. 35-36, 40

(God changes how you see the world,
not as a duty
but as a response to Him.
Who has He put in your path today?)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

But I trust in You, O LORD,
I say, "You are my God."
My times are in Your hand.

Psalm 31. 14-15

(even when we don't understand)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that in due time
He may exalt you.
Cast all your anxieties on Him,
for He cares for you.

1 Peter 5. 6-7

(A great way to start the week.
Casting means to throw them
out of your reach so that you can
do what is needful,
unencumbered by worry.
He cares for you.)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Teach me Your way, O LORD,
and lead me on a level path
because of my enemies.
...Wait for the LORD,
be strong, and let your heart take courage,
yea, wait for the LORD!

Psalm 27. 11,14

(follow Him into His day for you)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Though the fig tree do not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail,
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
God, the LORD, is my strength;
He makes my feet like hinds' feet,
He makes me tread upon my high places.

Habakkuk 3. 17-19

("tread" is commonly defined as "to walk,"
but it can also mean "to dance."
I like the idea of dancing upon the high and
scary places of our lives, because of Who
strengthens us)

Friday, February 3, 2012

And He said to him,
"Love the LORD your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your mind.
This is the great and first commandment.
And the second is like it,
You shall love your neighbor as yourself."

Matthew 23. 37-39

(Love God,
love people)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
...Though a host encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear;
though war arise against me,
yet I will be confident.

Psalm 27. 1,3
(no matter what
is happening all around you,
His Presence is a strength and shield)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The LORD...made the sea dry land,
and the waters were divided.
And the people of Israel went
into the midst of the sea
on dry ground,
the waters being a wall to them
on their right hand and on their left.

Exodus 14. 21-22

(The LORD will give you passage
in the midst of your "sea,"
your impossible situation.
Follow Him on HIS path,
rather than insisting on your own).