Sunday, September 30, 2012

Do all things 
        without grumbling or questioning,
that you may be blameless and innocent,
children of God without blemish
in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation,
among whom you shine as lights in the world...

                                                Philippians 2. 14-15

(it is in your everyday mindset
   that His transformation is revealed in you)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

And the LORD will guide you continually,
and satisfy your desire with good things,
and make your bones strong,
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
         whose waters fail not.

                                Isaiah 58.11

(No matter what, no matter where)

Friday, September 28, 2012

For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways,
          says the LORD.
For as the heavens are higher 
  than the earth,
so are My ways 
   higher than your ways.

                           Isaiah 55. 8-9

(God is working deeper still,
  in multiple dimensions,
  for eternal purposes,
  that kind of trusting Him.)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Was it not You who dried up the sea,
the waters of the great deep,
Who made the depths of the sea a way
for the redeemed to pass over?

                               Isaiah 51.10

(Your impossible situation may actually 
be God's means of deliverance,
right through it. Trust Him for what
only He can do.)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she would have no compassion
on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget,
    yet I will not forget you.
Behold, I have graven you
              on the palms of My hands.

                                   Isaiah 49.15

(a visual image of the love of Christ.
You are precious in His sight.)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blessed be the LORD,
Who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation.

                 Psalm 68.19

(He will sustain you)

Monday, September 24, 2012

I will go before you 
    and level the mountains,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut asunder the bars of iron.
I will give you the treasures of darkness
     and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know
   that it is I, the LORD, the God of Israel,
   who call you by your name.

                                  Isaiah 45. 2-3

(every barrier removed,
hidden blessings revealed,
   that you may know Him,
He who knows you by name)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name,
you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters
              I will be with you,
and through the rivers,
       they shall not overwhelm you,
when you walk through fire 
        you shall not be burned...
Because you are precious in My eyes,
      and honored,
      and I love you.

                               Isaiah 43. 1-2, 4

( Why you need not fear:  you are greatly loved.
Go forth not in fear, but in love.)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The grass withers,
and the flower fades,
but the word of our God 
        will stand for ever.

                       Isaiah 40.8

(not just relevant 
       but imperishable)

Friday, September 21, 2012

...and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD,
       and spread it before the LORD.

                              Isaiah 37.14

(first step in any endeavor)

Thursday, September 20, 2012

...and He will be the stability of your times...

                                     Isaiah 33.6

(no matter what,
    In Him alone)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

...and when they perceived
     the grace that was given to me...

                                 Galatians 2.9

(that which transforms our lives,
 that which is revealed to all around us)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

For it is precept upon precept,
         precept upon precept,
line upon line,
         line upon line,,
here a little,
              there a little.

                     Isaiah 28.10

(how we grow in Him)

Monday, September 17, 2012

You keep him in perfect peace,
    whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You.
Trust in the LORD for ever,
for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

                        Isaiah 26. 3-4

(the outcome of trust,
  the reality of God)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

In the shadow of Your wings
   I will take refuge,
till the storms of destruction pass by.
I cry to God Most High,
to God who fulfills His purpose for me.

                                  Psalm 57. 1-2

(His purposes are fulfilled
no matter what is swirling around you.)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

...a blessing in the midst of the earth...
                                      Isaiah 19.24

(a mindset, an intention, a reality,
always the outcome of His Presence in our lives)

Friday, September 14, 2012

...the authority which the LORD has given me
for building up and not for tearing down.

                         2 Corinthians 13.10

(the platform He has strategically placed you,
 always for His glory)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Give thanks to the LORD,
call upon His name,
make known His deeds among the nations,
proclaim that His name is exalted...
Shout, and sing for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel.

                         Isaiah 12. 3, 6

(Recognize  and proclaim His mighty work.
 He is moving powerfully in you and all around you.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

This I know,
that God is for me.

                   Psalm 56.9

(He always works from goodness and love,
even too deep for us to comprehend)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

But He said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you,
for My power is made perfect in weakness."

                                2 Corinthians 12.9

(that we may more clearly know Him,
that His power would be evident not just to us,
but to everyone around us as well.
He never intended for us to go it alone.)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Though your sins are like scarlet,
    they shall be white as snow,
though they are as red as crimson,
    they shall become like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
     you shall eat the good of the land.

                          Isaiah 1. 18-19

(No one stands beyond the grace of God.
That is why Jesus came.
That is how He redeems a life.)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty,
            God shines forth.

                          Psalm 50.2

(God is evident all around us,
"all things bright and beautiful,
 all creatures great and small."
There is a reason we stand in awe
of the sunrise, a baby's smile, the mountains.)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

But I am like an olive tree
in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God,
for ever and ever.
                       Psalm 52.8

(thriving, evergreen, fruitful.
God can change the course of your life)

Friday, September 7, 2012

The point is this:
He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,
and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.
Each one must do as he has made up his mind,
not reluctantly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able
to provide you with every blessing in abundance,
so that you may always have enough of everything 
and may provide in abundance
         for every good work.
                                     2 Corinthians 9. 6-8

(God's investment strategy - sow abundantly, give cheerfully, 
                            and bless joyfully.
      Invest spiritually in the lives of those around you.)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

...for we aim at what is honorable
not only in the Lord's sight,
but also in the sight of men.

                     2 Corinthians 8.21

(a life of integrity and grace,
the difference that only God can make)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

In the morning sow your seed,
and in the evening withhold not your hand,
for you do not know which will prosper,
this or that,
or whether both alike will be good.

                             Ecclesiastes 11.6

(Do all things with excellence.
God bears fruit in ways we will never see.)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Whatever your hand finds to do,
do it with all your might.

                    Ecclesiastes 9.10

(And God will be glorified by means of it.
Nothing is insignificant in God's eyes.)

Monday, September 3, 2012

For God is the king of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm.

                                   Psalm 47.7

(an outward acknowledgement of His power,
  goodness, and the reality of Who He is)

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The LORD of hosts is with us,
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

                            Psalm 46.7

(no matter how great the obstacles,
God has it under control.
God will prevail.)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

For I know that You can do all things,
and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

                             Job 42.2

(how much do we trust Him?)