Thursday, May 31, 2012

I am small and despised,
I do not forget your precepts.

                    Psalm 119.141

(despite how I feel,
God is still in control)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

You are my hiding place and my shield;
I hope in Your Word.

Psalm 119.114

(God protects and surrounds
    wherever we may go.
The safest place on earth
is the center of God's Will
for you)

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Better is a little with righteousness,
than great revenues with injustice.

                                  Proverbs 16.8

(knowing you have done what
is good and right,
loving, kind and gracious)

Monday, May 28, 2012

When a man's ways, please the LORD,
he makes even his enemies
to be at peace with him.

                      Proverbs 16.7

(Peace with God
       changes you
  inside out)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

I am the vine,
you are the branches.
He who abides in Me,
and I in him,
he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from Me
you can do nothing.
John 15.5
(abide in Him.
Let Jesus take residence
and He will produce a continual harvest,
even that which is invisible to the human eye)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.

                    Proverbs 16.3

(in whatever you do,
God will impact your direction
and outcome)

Friday, May 25, 2012

This is the day
which the LORD has made;
let us rejoice
and be glad in it.

                 Psalm 118. 24

(see this day for what it is,
chosen, precious and meaningful
in the sight of God)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Jesus answered him,
"What I am doing you do not know now,
but afterward you will understand."
                   John 13.7

(trust, seek and follow.
He will reveal His purposes
in His good time.)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Out of my distress I called on the LORD;
the LORD answered me and set me free.
With the LORD on my side I do not fear.
What can man do to me?

                      Psalm 118. 5-6

(His Presence changes everything)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I was pushed hard,
so that I was falling,
but the LORD helped me.
The LORD is my strength and my song;
He has become my salvation.

                                Psalm 118. 13-14

(look to Him
and recognize His deliverance)

Monday, May 21, 2012

And David inquired of the LORD...

                 1 Samuel 30.8

(always seek God first,
 not as a last resort)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

But when Jesus heard it, He said,
"This illness is not unto death;
it is for the glory of God,
so that
   the Son of God may be glorified
             by means of it."

                          John 11.4

(do we view hardships this way,
that the works of God may be manifest?)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

With God we shall do valiantly,
it is He
    who will tread down our foes.

                         Psalm 108.13

(trust God for the outcome)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rule in the midst
           of your foes!

              Psalm 110.2

(rise above what is happening
   with grace and love)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the LORD,
at the presence of the God of Jacob,
who turns the rock into a pool of water,
the flint into a spring of water.

                                       Psalm 114. 7-8

(God delights in providing
unexpected blessing out of sheer rock)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Let them know that this is Your hand,
You, O LORD, have done it!

                            Psalm 109.27

(to see, to know, to acknowledge
those things that only God can do)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

And David said,
"The LORD who delivered me
     from the paw of the lion
       and from the paw of the bear
will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine."

                               1 Samuel 17.37

(not a story about David and his courage,
   but David and his relationship with God)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Now therefore stand still
        and see this great thing,
which the LORD will do
         before your eyes.

                          1 Samuel 12.16

(be aware every day
of God's hand over you)

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A soft answer turns away wrath,
   but a harsh word stirs up anger.

                       Proverbs 15.1

(the power of gentleness
     to restore and heal)

Saturday, May 12, 2012 whatever your hand finds to do,
          for God is with you.

                                   1 Samuel 10.7

(with all excellence, integrity
          and love)

Friday, May 11, 2012

For He shatters the doors of bronze,
    and cuts in two the bars of iron.

                          Psalm 107.16

("that you may know that it is I, the LORD,
the God of Israel, who call you
            by your name."  Isaiah 45.3)

Thursday, May 10, 2012 was kept for you
           until the hour appointed...

                    1 Samuel 9.24

(God's timing is always perfect.
You can rely on Him.)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother,
said to Him,
"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves
and two fish,
          but what are they among so many?"

                                  John 6. 8-9

(when we thank Him for what we have,
He makes it enough,
more than we can imagine)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

For those who honor Me,
       I will honor.

                       1 Samuel 2.30

(in everything you do,
in all who you are)

Monday, May 7, 2012

He opened the rock,
             and water gushed forth,
it flowed through the desert
                               like a river.

                                Psalm 105.41

(God transforms impossible situations)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Seek the LORD
          and His strength,
seek His Presence continually!

                       Psalm 105.4

(keep Him always before you
and He will transform everything)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

O give thanks to the LORD,
      call on His name,
   make known His deeds among the peoples.
Sing to Him,
          sing praises to Him,
tell of all His wonderful works.

                                     Psalm 105. 1-2

(acknowledge and verbalize
what God is doing in your life,
giving thanks even in that which
you cannot yet understand)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Those who devise good
meet loyalty and faithfulness.
In all toil there is profit,
but mere talk tends only to want.

                              Proverbs 14. 22-23

(God will bless your work.
Seize the opportunity
worship Him in all you do)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

For God sent the Son into the world,
          not to condemn the world,
but that the world
might be saved through Him.

                                   John 3.17

(God always works out of love.
He would have sent Jesus
even if it was just for you.)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bless the LORD,
all His works,
in all places of His dominion.

                               Psalm 103.22

(wherever you find yourself today
and whomever you meet.
Praying God's blessing would flow
               in you and through you.)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

...and offered it upon the rock to the LORD,
          to Him who works wonders.

                                 Judges 13.19

(Thanking and trusting God
even before it happens.
Pray expectantly.)