Thursday, January 31, 2013

And Jesus stopped 
and called them, saying,
"What do you want Me to do for you?"

                           Matthew 20.32

(How would I respond?
       He is listening.)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Make me to know Your ways, O LORD,
teach me Your paths.

                       Psalm 25.4

(God will reveal His day for you,
        and the way to navigate it.
    Follow Him into it.)

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

...but for this purpose
have I let you live,
          to show you My power
so that
      My name may be declared
       throughout all the earth.

                               Exodus 9.16

(The LORD always has a deeper purpose,
    that which we cannot even comprehend)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Even though I walk
    through the valley of deep darkness,
                  I fear no evil,
   for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
   they comfort me.

                      Psalm 23.4

(I am not alone.
And His greater purposes prevail.)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

To You they cried and were saved,
      in You they trusted,
and were not disappointed.

                     Psalm 22.5

("In God we trust,"
    written not just on our coins,
       but by our lives.)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

For truly, I say to you,
if you have faith
       as a grain of mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain,
   "Move from here to there,"
and it will move;
and nothing will be impossible to you.

                       Matthew 17.20

(What are my mountains?
 Do I have any idea what God can do?)

Friday, January 25, 2013

As for you,
     you meant evil against me,
but God meant it for good,
to bring it about
that many people should be kept alive,
as they are today.

                         Genesis 50.20

(God always has deeper purposes.
On that we can depend.)

Thursday, January 24, 2013 the God of your father who will help you,
by God Almighty who will bless you,
with blessings of heaven above,
blessings of the deep
           that couches underneath...

                           Genesis 49.25

(assurance of that which we cannot comprehend,
       blessings both seen and unseen)

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

But she came and knelt before Him,
       "Lord, help me."

                    Matthew 15.25

(the beginning of transformation)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

...for God sent me before you 
        to preserve life.
...So it was not you who sent me here,
                       but God.

                             Genesis 45.8

(God always has a greater plan,
deeper than we can comprehend.
We have only to be faithful).

Monday, January 21, 2013

He made my feet like hinds' feet,
       and set me secure upon the heights.
...You gave a wide place
                for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.

                                 Psalm 18. 33, 36

(No matter where He leads,
          even the scary places of life,
     take one step at a time,
                 and keep your eyes on Him)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

For God has made me fruitful
       in the land of my affliction.

                        Genesis 41.52

(Strategically placed for His purposes)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

...and his master saw 
   that the LORD was with him,
and that the LORD
caused all that he did
        to prosper in his hands.

                      Genesis 39.3

(The presence of the LORD
changes everything you do, 
how you do it,
and why you do it.
May He be evident to
everyone around you.)

Friday, January 18, 2013

I bless the LORD who gives me counsel,
     in the night also my heart instructs me.
I keep the LORD always before me;
because He is at my right hand,
               I shall not be moved.

                         Psalm 16.8

(LORD, show me how to navigate this day)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Do not be afraid of sudden panic,
 or of the storm of the wicked when it comes,
for the LORD will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being caught.

                                Proverbs 3. 25-26

(Run with the LORD in the little things,
   and His strength is revealed in the crisis)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Come to Me,
     all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you,
              and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy,
           and My burden is light.

                         Matthew 11. 28-30

(We were never meant to do life on our own.
      "I am with you," Jesus says.
                  "Lean on Me.")

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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 silence, He beckons, "Follow Me deeper,"
       even in the things I cannot understand,
                                   He is good.)

Monday, January 14, 2013

...and you will be dragged before governors and kings
               for My sake,
to bear testimony before them and the Gentiles.

                               Matthew 10.18

(In every opportunity, others are watching 
 and listening to know if God is real.
Bear the name of God in all you do.)

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Surely the LORD is in this place,
and I did not know it.

                            Genesis 28.16

(How little we grasp His power,
          Presence and purpose)

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Fear not,
     for I am with you
  and will bless you
and multiply your descendants.

                     Genesis 26.24

(My obedience or rebellion
   impacts those around me
  and those who follow behind)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Trust in the LORD 
           with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own insight.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.
                              Proverbs 3. 5-6

(Follow the LORD into His day for you
with all your heart, in all your ways.
Read this promise out loud.
Repeat as needed.)

Thursday, January 10, 2013

And he said, "O LORD,
      God of my master Abraham,
  grant me success today, I pray..."

                              Genesis 24.12

(The way to start any day, any venture,
asking for the fulfillment of God 's designs)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So you will walk in the way of good men
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will inhabit the land,
and men of integrity will remain in it.

                               Proverbs 2. 20-21

(Who is influencing me?
  And am I faithful to those who
            follow behind?)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

     and it will be given you,
      and you will find,
      and it will be opened to you.
For every one who asks receives,
and he who seeks finds,
and to him who knocks it will be opened.

                              Matthew 7. 7-8

(God will reveal Himself 
          and His way)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Give us this day
      our daily bread.

                  Matthew 6.11

(Just what I need today)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Arise, walk through the length
     and the breadth of the land,
 for I will give it to you.

                          Genesis 13.17

(LORD, grant me big vision
         for the place I am right now)

Saturday, January 5, 2013

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

                                    Psalm 5.12

(Protected and blessed are those who take
   refuge in Him)

Friday, January 4, 2013

You have put more joy in my heart
than they have
       when their grain and wine abound.

                                  Psalm 4.7

(Joy in the LORD
is not dependent
         on outward circumstances,
but thrives no matter what)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Noah was a righteous man,
blameless in his generation;
Noah walked with God.

                              Genesis 6.9

(By what he was known,
 by what he is still known)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A word fitly spoken
      is like apples of gold
      in a setting of silver...

                        Proverbs 25.11

(Every word as a beautiful gift)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yet because you relied on the LORD,
He gave them into your hand.
For the eyes of the LORD
run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
         to show His might
in behalf of those whose heart is
     blameless toward Him.

                          2 Chronicles 16. 8-9

(May you recognize the great wonders of
His love and goodness to you
in this new year.)

Happy New Year, my friend.