Monday, April 30, 2012

...clothed with power from on high.

                         Luke 24.49

(what are you wearing today?
It radiates from within.)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

        that the LORD is God!
It is He that made us
          and not we ourselves;
we are His people,
    and the sheep of His pasture.

                            Psalm 100.3

(this truth changes everything)

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The LORD said to Gideon,
"The people with you are too many..."
...lest Israel vaunt themselves against Me,
saying, "My own hand has delivered me."

                               Judges 7.2

(acknowledge God's hand in all things,
not just when things seem impossible)

Friday, April 27, 2012

O sing to the LORD a new song,
for He has done marvelous things!

                             Psalm 98.1

(finding yet another way to praise Him,
and yet another reason,
even for that which is not seen,
and that which has not yet come to pass)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

And Gideon said to him,
"Pray, Lord, how can I deliver Israel?
Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh,
and I am the least in my family."
And the LORD said to him,
            "But I will be with you..."

                              Judges 6. 15-16

(and that makes the life-changing difference
in whatever daunting task
you face today)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Does not the LORD go out before you?

                               Judges 4.14

(He will reveal your steps.
Follow Him into His day for you).

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to Your name,
O Most High,
to declare Your steadfast love in the morning,
and Your faithfulness by night.

                               Psalm 92. 1-2

(every day, in all things,
acknowledge His goodness)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Let Your work be manifest to Your servants,
and Your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the LORD our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us,
yea, establish the work of our hands.

                                     Psalm 90. 16-17

(Entrust everything you do into His hands.
Commit it to Him and He will use it
in ways you cannot even comprehend.)

Sunday, April 22, 2012

...choose this day
whom you will serve
...but as for me and my house,
we will serve the LORD.

                        Joshua 24.15

(a conscious effort made manifest
in everyday decisions)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

...and you have seen
       ...for it is the LORD your God
Who has fought for you.

                              Joshua 23.3

(every day is a story of God's faithfulness)

Friday, April 20, 2012

For our shield belongs to the LORD...

                                  Psalm 89.18

(He has you covered)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

But I, O LORD, cry to You;
in the morning
my prayer comes before You.

                            Psalm 88.13

(Start the day with God before you,
focused on Him)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Yea, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
Righteousness will go before Him,
          and make His footsteps a way.

                                 Psalm 85.12-13

(follow Him into His day for you)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Show me a sign of Your favor...

                      Psalm 86.17

(open my eyes to what is already there,
Your Presence, protection, provision,
Your power and grace)

Monday, April 16, 2012

And He told them a parable to the effect
that they ought always to pray
and not lose heart.

                                   Luke 18.1

(He is always listening,
He is always responding)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Blessed are the men whose strength is in You,
 in whose heart are the highways.

 Psalm 84.5

 (an established route that even others can see)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

...and did not ask direction from the LORD.

Joshua 9.14

(First things first.
It will save you a LOT of trouble,
detours, and dead ends)

Friday, April 13, 2012

...hold yourselves all in readiness...

Joshua 8.4

(a mindset of immediate deployment
for what -- or who --
God may put in your path)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

So the young men who had been spies went in,
and brought out Rahab,
and her father and mother and brothers
and all who belonged to her,
and they brought all her kindred,
and set them outside the camp of Israel.

Joshua 6.23

(our obedience to God deeply impacts
everyone around us)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

...stood on dry ground
in the midst of the Jordan...

Joshua 3.17

(no matter how overwhelming your situation,
that "you shall know that
the living God is among you." verse 10)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage,
be not frightened,
neither be dismayed,
for the LORD your God is with you
wherever you go.

Joshua 1.9

(take not anxiety with you
but let God fill you with His courage
and make you aware of His presence
in whatever you face today)

and awareness of His presence

Monday, April 9, 2012

For it is no trifle for you,
but it is your life...

Deuteronomy 32.47

(God's Word
will transform you
and make the most significant
difference in your life)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at the last
He will stand upon the earth.

Job 19.25

(the thread of redemption runs through
all of Scripture,
the Cross reveals His grace to us,
the empty tomb confirms Who He is,
as He said)

The Lord has risen indeed.

Luke 24.34

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

He is risen;
He is not here.

Mark 16.6

(and that changes everything)

Friday, April 6, 2012

I will call to mind the deeds of the LORD,
yea, I will remember Your wonders of old.
I will meditate on all Your work,
and muse on Your mighty deeds.

Psalm 77. 11-12

(on what do we focus?)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Your way was through the sea,
Your path through the great waters,
Your footprints were unseen.

Psalm 77.19

(His deliverance is sometimes
in the midst
of the most impossible situations)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion for ever.

Psalm 73.26

(may you realize this day
His strength, His power, His shield
for dealing with woes and foes)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

...the work of a man's hand
comes back to him.

Proverbs 12.14

(there is value and integrity in
working hard with excellence)

Monday, April 2, 2012

When you go forth to war against your enemies,
and see horses and chariots
and an army larger than your own,
you shall not be afraid of them,
for the LORD your God is with you.

Deuteronomy 20.1

(acknowledge His Presence in the every days
and you will know it in the crises)

Sunday, April 1, 2012 seemed to me a wearisome task,
until I went into the sanctuary of God.

Psalm 73. 16-17

(God changes everything
in how you see, what you see, how you respond)