Sunday, March 31, 2013

But the angel said to the women,
"Do not be afraid,
for I know that you seek Jesus
who was crucified.
He is not here,
for He has risen,
      as He said."

                 Matthew 28. 5-6


Saturday, March 30, 2013

For God so loved the world
that He gave His only Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have eternal life.
For God sent the Son into the world,
    not to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved
                   through Him.

                        John 3. 16-17

(lest we forget how much God loves us)

Friday, March 29, 2013

For Christ also died for sins
once for all,
the righteous for the unrighteous,
that He might bring us to God...

                       1 Peter 3.18

(This is why Jesus came into the world.
If there were any other way,
He would not have had to die.)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

And some fell into good soil and grew,
and yielded a hundredfold.

                         Luke 8.8

(Hear the Word, hold it fast.
There is no end
to what God can do
through one who is faithful to Him)

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You shall not be in dread of them,
for the LORD your God 
              is in the midst of you,
a great and awesome God.

                             Deuteronomy 7.21

(Never forget Who goes with you)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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

                   Psalm 68.19

(My source of strength
in all things.)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Only take heed,
and keep your soul diligently,
lest you forget the things
     which your eyes have seen,
and lest they depart from your heart
      all the days of your life;
make them known
to your children and your children's children.

                               Deuteronomy 4.9

(How we walk with God
      impacts generations,
         those all around you
         and those who come after)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

For the LORD has blessed you
        in all the work of your hands;
He knows 
   your going through this great wilderness;
these forty years the LORD your God
has been with you;
      you have lacked nothing.

                               Deuteronomy 2.7

(God redeems even our wilderness)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Do not be in dread or afraid of them.
The LORD your God
           who goes before you
   will Himself fight for you,
just as He did for you
    in Egypt before your eyes,
and in the wilderness
  all the way you went
until you came to this place.

                   Deuteronomy 1. 30-31

(how different our lives would look
           if we trusted God)

Friday, March 22, 2013

You make the outgoings
of the morning and evening
to shout for joy.

                 Psalm 65.8

(Sunrise and sunset
    are marked by 
the awesomeness of God
and bear His signature everyday)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

...He said to Simon,
"Put out into the deep
   and let down your nets for a catch."
And Simon answered,
"Master, we toiled all night
      and took nothing,
but at Your word
      I will let down the nets."
And when they had done this,
they enclosed a great shoal of fish,
and as their nets were breaking..."

                       Luke 5. 4-6

(Let down your nets,
follow Him into His day for you)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My soul is feasted with marrow and fat,
and my mouth praises You with joyful lips,
when I think of You upon my bed,
and meditate on You
           in the watches of the night,
for You have been My help,
and in the shadow of Your wings
            I sing for joy.

                       Psalm 63. 5-7

(Dwell on God and His goodness
    instead of worry and fear.
       Praise conquers dismay.)

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hear my cry, O God,
listen to my prayer,
from the end of the earth
          I call to You,
   when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
    that is higher than I,
for You are my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.

                      Psalm 61. 1-2

(Show me, LORD,
the high road in this situation.
Navigate me through it
         for Your glory.)

Monday, March 18, 2013

Bear fruits that befit repentance.

                      Luke 3.8

(What God produces through 
                a changed heart
   nourishes others
and alters the landscape)


Sunday, March 17, 2013

...and spoke of Him to all...

                     Luke 2.38

(By what we say,
by how we live,
by Whom we are known)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

But I will sing of Your might,
I will sing aloud
   of Your steadfast love in the morning.
For You have been to me a fortress
   and a refuge
       in the day of my distress.

                           Psalm 59.16

(praise engraves His goodness
        in our hearts)

Friday, March 15, 2013

The LORD their God is with them,
and the shout of a king is among them. it shall be said of Jacob and Israel,
        "What has God wrought!"

                           Numbers 23. 21, 23

(that which our lives should demonstrate)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

For with God
      nothing will be impossible.
...for He who is mighty
     has done great things for me,
and holy is His name.

                           Luke 1. 37, 49

(Acknowledge and live that reality)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When I am afraid,
       I put my trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
              in God I trust without a fear.
What can flesh do to me?

                           Psalm 56. 3-4

(Note the connection between 
trusting in God, praising God,
and going forth without fear)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cast your burden on the LORD,
and He will sustain you;
He will never permit
    the righteous to be moved.

                           Psalm 55.22

(With whatever you struggle,
commit it to the LORD, trust Him,
and let Him work.)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Is the LORD'S hand shortened?
Now you shall see
whether My word will come true
for you or not.

                        Numbers 11.23

(Take Him at His word.
"Stand back and watch Me work."
No problem is too big for God.)

Sunday, March 10, 2013

O LORD, open my lips,
and My mouth shall
          show forth Your praise.

                       Psalm 51.15

(Manifested in my words,
     lifestyle and countenance)

Saturday, March 9, 2013

...and he will show you a large upper room,
               furnished and ready...

                                Mark 14.15

(The householder was prepared --
he just didn't know yet what for.
Am I that faithful?)

Friday, March 8, 2013

And the people complained
     in the hearing of the LORD...

                        Numbers 11.1

(Grumbling makes us look right past
              God's goodness.
Complaining is the opposite of trust.)

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Heaven and earth will pass away,
but My words will not pass away.

                            Mark 13.31

(God's Truth does not change.
It is not subject to popular opinion.
God's Truth abides for ever.)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face
              to shine upon you,
    and be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
              and give you peace.

                                Numbers 6. 24-26

(Great way to start the day,
aware of His love and presence)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Walk about Zion,
go round about her,
number her towers,
consider well her ramparts,
go through her citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
             that this is God,
our God for ever and ever.

                          Psalm 48. 12-13

(Know Him
that those who come after us,
the children yet unborn,
should set their hope in God)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the LORD delivers him
out of them all.

                           Psalm 34.19

("Show me, LORD,
    how to navigate this.")

Sunday, March 3, 2013

God is our refuge and strength,
         a very present help in trouble.
             we will not fear
though the earth should change,
Though the mountains shake
                     in the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

                                    Psalm 46. 1-3

(no. matter. what.)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

And Jesus said to him,
"What do you want Me
              to do for you?"

                    Mark 10.51

(He asks us the same question)

Friday, March 1, 2013

When words are many,
       transgression is not lacking,
but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

                                 Proverbs 10.19

(Words are not returnable.
Choose carefully words that bless.)