Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Let us then pursue
    what makes for peace
and for mutual upbuilding.

                      Romans 14.19

(Seek it out.
LORD, how do I navigate this situation?)

Monday, July 30, 2012

Do not be conformed to this world
but be transformed
        by the renewal of your mind,
    you may prove what is the will of God,
what is good and acceptable and perfect.

                           Romans 12.2

(renew your mind,
      that on which you dwell.
God has the power to transform).

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The man of God answered,
"The LORD is able
to give you much more than this."

                      2 Chronicles 25.9

(following Him opens doors,
           protects and provides.)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

For from Him
  and through Him
and to Him are all things.
To Him be glory for ever.

            Romans 11.36

(His purposes woven seamlessly
throughout our lives,
even that which we cannot understand)

Friday, July 27, 2012

For we are powerless against this great multitude
that is coming against us.
We do not know what to do
               but our eyes are upon You.

                        2 Chronicles 20.12

(acknowledge who God is,
        His faithfulness in the past,
        His direction for even
                 this very day.
   He will protect and provide)

Thursday, July 26, 2012

...they went about through all the cities of Judah
                and taught among the people.
And the fear of the LORD
fell upon all the kingdoms of the lands
that were round about Judah,
and they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

                                  2 Chronicles 17. 9-10

(God impacts us through His Word
and everyone around us
in ways we cannot even comprehend)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

But you,
         take courage!
Do not let your hands be weak,
for your work shall be rewarded.

                               2 Chronicles 15.7

(diligence and excellence in all things
in His name.
Nothing is insignificant in God's eyes).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

...for this thing is from Me.

                2 Chronicles 11.4

(let God use it and redeem it.
He can show you how to
navigate through it)

Monday, July 23, 2012

...the God who girded me with strength,
and made my way safe.
He made my feet like hinds' feet,
and set me secure on the heights.
...You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.

                            Psalm 18. 32, 33, 36

(in whatever situation He places you today,
no matter what is going on all about you)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

If My people who are called by My name
humble themselves,
and pray
and seek My face,
and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin
and heal their land.

2 Chronicles 7.14

(it comes down to each one of us
and affects everyone around us)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

...that My name may be there...

                    2 Chronicles 6.6

(wherever He places me today,
whatever the situation)

Friday, July 20, 2012

He set up pillars in front of the temple,
one on the south and one on the north;
that on the south he called Jachin,
and that on the north Boaz.

2 Chronicles 3.17

(Jachin means "Yahweh will establish."
Boaz means "Yahweh is your strength."
What are the pillars of my life?)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Why, one will hardly die for a righteous man --
though perhaps for a good man
one will dare even to die.
But God shows His love for us
in that while we were yet sinners
Christ died for us.

                        Romans 5. 7-8

(--when we didn't even care.
That is what grace is all about.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

...in the presence of God
         in whom he believed,
who gives life to the dead
  and calls into existence
      the things that do not exist.

                      Romans 4.17

(God specializes in what appears to us
            as impossible)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

But I have trusted in Your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
because He has dealt
                bountifully with me.

                           Psalm 13.5-6

(even in the things I cannot understand,
                 He is good.)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Now set your mind and heart
to seek the LORD your God.

1 Chronicles 22.19

(Without focus,
there is only wandering.
Follow Him into all things)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

In the LORD
I take refuge.

Psalm 11.1

(The safest place on earth
is the center of His will.)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

And the LORD gave victory to David
wherever he went.

                      1 Chronicles 18.13

(because he sought the LORD first,
in all things,
both great and small)

Friday, July 13, 2012

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

                  1 Chronicles 16.11

(in all things and in all places.
 You were never meant to go it alone).

Thursday, July 12, 2012

For your God helps you.
            1 Chronicles 12.18

(Do I acknowledge that fact?
Do others recognize that reality in me?
In everything, both great and small,
God is faithful.)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

But the LORD sits enthroned for ever...

                             Psalm 9.7

(sometimes we just need to remind ourselves,
no matter how things appear,
no matter the circumstances,
God is still God)

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

When I look at Your heavens,
the work of Your fingers,
the moon and the stars which You established,
what is man that You are mindful of him,
the son of man that You care for him?

Psalm 8. 3-4

(the fingerprints of God,
the assurance of His Presence
and intimate involvement in our lives)

Monday, July 9, 2012

And Agrippa said to Paul,
"In short time you think to make me a Christian."

                                 Acts 26.28

(the persuasion of a transformed life.
Do others see any difference in me?)

Sunday, July 8, 2012

...to whom I send you
to open their eyes,
that they may turn from darkness to light
and from the power of Satan to God,
that they may receive forgiveness of sins
and a place among those
who are sanctified by faith in Me.

Acts 26. 17-18

(to whom have you been sent?)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

For You bless the righteous, O LORD;
You cover him with
favor as a shield.

                   Psalm 5.12

(protected in ways we can never see,
used for His glory beyond comprehension.
No matter what happens,
His steadfast love prevails.)

Friday, July 6, 2012

But I do not account my life of any value
nor as precious to myself,
if only I may accomplish my course
and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus,
to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.

                             Acts 20.24

(His purposes fulfilled every day)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Take courage,
for as you have testified about Me in Jerusalem,
so you must bear witness also at Rome.

                               Acts 23.11

(bearing witness to His truth and grace
wherever you are,
whatever you do,
whatever you say)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

...every day a portion,
as long as he lived.

2 Kings 25.30

(how God cares for us
and provides for our needs,
just what we need,
when we need it.)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Take root downward,
     and bear fruit upward.

                2 Kings 19.30

(deep roots,
 abundant fruit)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Praise Him for His mighty deeds,
praise Him according to His exceeding greatness.

                                      Psalm 150.2

(more than we can ever imagine)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messenger,
and read it,
and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD,
and spread it before the LORD.

                             2 Kings 19.14

(First things first.)