Thursday, February 28, 2013

For not by their own sword
           did they win the land,
nor did their own arm
            give them victory,
but Your right hand,
and Your arm,
and the light of Your countenance,
for You delighted in them.

                           Psalm 44.3

(Acknowledge the LORD
     in all you do.
His presence changes everything.)

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God,
for I shall again praise Him,
          my help and my God.

                             Psalm 42.5

(Stake your life on His faithfulness)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

He who heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof goes astray.
                                  Proverbs 10.17

(A teachable heart will never let you down.)

Monday, February 25, 2013

Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all offenses.

                 Proverbs 10.12

(Approach that situation
         with a different heart)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

But may all who seek You
rejoice and be glad in You,
may those who love Your salvation
say continually,
           "Great is the LORD!"
As for me,
I am poor and needy,
but the LORD takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not tarry, O my God!

                            Psalm 40. 16-17

(Keep my heart calibrated
on the reality of God's presence)

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Take heart,
          it is I;
have no fear.

                 Mark 6.50

(He is in this thing,
           no reason to panic)

Friday, February 22, 2013

The sower sows the Word.

                        Mark 4.14

(In word and deed,
no matter where or to whom,
God will bear fruit
even where you may least expect)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mark the blameless man,
       and behold the upright.

                      Psalm 37.37

(Watch carefully how the faithful walk,
       how to live God's grace and truth)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

...the anointing oil of the LORD
             is upon you.

                    Leviticus 10.7

(We bear His name before all the world)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

And Moses said,
"This is the thing
 which the LORD
      commanded you to do,
and the glory of the LORD
      will appear to you."

                    Leviticus 9.6

(What has God placed before me today?
         I have only to be faithful.)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Fret not yourself;
it tends only to evil.

                       Psalm 37.8

(Nothing good has ever been 
accomplished by worry.
It only takes my eyes off God.)

Sunday, February 17, 2013 Your light
          do we see light.

                        Psalm 36.9

(God gives us hope when all is bleak
and eyes to see things in a different light,
     that which is beyond ourselves)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

And in the morning,
a great while before day,
He rose and went out
             to a lonely place,
and there He prayed.

                     Mark 1.35

(Time with God 
will change everything
in your day and in your world
because He changes you.)

Friday, February 15, 2013

...and lo,
    I am with you always...

                     Matthew 28.20

(What part of that do we not understand?)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

We love,
because He first loved us.

                      1 John 4.19

(God did not just create love,
         He IS love.)

Happy Valentines Day, my friend.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 he came down from the mountain,
Moses did not know
that the skin on his face shone
because he had been talking to God.

                           Exodus 34.29

(Time in God's Word transforms us
       from the inside out)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

O LORD, You are my God;
I will exalt You,
I will praise Your name;
for You have done wonderful things,
plans formed of old,
               faithful and sure.

                            Isaiah 25. 1-2

(God is great
       and very, very good)

Monday, February 11, 2013 the wilderness
       where he was encamped...

                        Exodus 18.5

(The center of God's will
      is the safest place on earth)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Behold, I send an angel before you,
        to guard you on the way
and to bring you to the place
which I have prepared.

                        Exodus 23.20

(God goes before you)

Saturday, February 9, 2013

But I trust in You, O LORD,
I say, 
        "You are my God."
My times are in your hand.

                      Psalm 31. 14-15

(Even when I don't understand,
God is still sovereign)

Friday, February 8, 2013

...angels came and ministered to Him.

                           Matthew 4.11

(blessing follows obedience)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Blessed are all who take refuge in Him.

                              Psalm 2.12

(His shield is not designed to hide behind,
  but provides His strength and protection
                  to go forth.)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Keep My commandments and live,
keep My teachings as the apple of your eye,
bind them on your fingers,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

                            Proverbs 7. 2-3

(God's Word changes you
  and thereby impacts everything
you see, do and treasure)

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

...the LORD sits enthroned
         as king
                for ever.

                        Psalm 29.10

(no matter what,
    on that you can depend)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now I know
     that the LORD will help His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
    with mighty victories by His right hand.
Some boast of chariots,
                 and some of horses,
but we boast
       in the name of the LORD our God.

                              Psalm 20.6-7

(God never meant us to go it alone)

Sunday, February 3, 2013

But Moses said,
   "Oh, my Lord,
           send, I pray,
some other person."

                Exodus 4.12

(and look at what God
          did through him)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

...but with God
              all things are possible.

                        Matthew 19.26

( resolving "impossible" situations
     is His specialty)


Friday, February 1, 2013

But the people of Israel
    walked on dry ground through the sea,
the waters being a wall to them on their right hand
and on their left.

                        Exodus 14.29

(whatever my "sea" may be,
trusting Him through it)