Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Enter His gates with thanksgiving,
and His courts with praise.
Give thanks to Him,
         bless His name.

                   Psalm 100.4

(Recognize and verbalize
His goodness in all things.
It will change your day.)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Blessed be the LORD
      who daily bears us up.

                    Psalm 68.19

(It is God who sustains us)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

O sing to the LORD
            a new song,
for He has done marvelous things!

                   Psalm 98.1

(find yet another way to praise Him,
           yet another reason)

Saturday, April 27, 2013

And he said to him,
"Pray, Lord, how can I deliver Israel?
Behold, my clan is the weakest in Manasseh,
and I am least in my family."
And the LORD said to him,
        "But I will be with you..."

                         Judges 6. 15-16

(His Presence makes the strategic difference
           in whatever we do.)

Friday, April 26, 2013

The righteous flourish like the palm tree,
and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

                            Psalm 92.12

(bearing fruit
even in the dry places,
impacting all for great good)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

And He told them a parable
to the effect that they ought
always to pray
and to not lose heart.

                 Luke 18.1

(Lay all things before Him)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let the favor
  of the LORD our God 
  be upon us,
and establish the work 
          of our hands upon us,
yea, establish the work of our hands.

                        Psalm 90.17

(In all that we do,
always deeper than we can ever know)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Because you have made the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.
For He will give His angels charge of you
       to guard you in all your ways.

                            Psalm 91. 9-11

(Abide in Him.
He will guide you,
He will guard you,
    in ways you may never realize)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Take good care to observe
the commandments and the law
which Moses the servant of the LORD
commanded you,
to love the LORD your God,
and to walk in all His ways,
and to keep His commandments,
and to cleave to Him,
and to serve Him 
    with all your heart
    and with all your soul.

                           Joshua 22.5

(Want to know God's will?
Love God.
It will impact everything
    and transform your heart.)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Righteousness and justice 
    are the foundation of Your throne,
steadfast love and faithfulness 
    go before You.

                             Psalm 89.14

(That is how to recognize the true God,
that is how others recognize Him in us)

Saturday, April 20, 2013

You rule the raging of the sea;
when its waves rise, You still them.

                                    Psalm 89.9

(Even the storms of life,
my strength, my shield, my refuge)

Friday, April 19, 2013

And Jesus stopped,
and commanded him to be brought to Him,
and when he came near He asked him,
     "What do you want Me to do for you?"

                               Luke 18.40-41

(He asks us the same.)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

...for the Most High himself 
          will establish her.

                        Psalm 87.5

(God is working in our lives,
even that which we cannot see

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

But You, O LORD, 
are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger
and abounding in steadfast love
       and faithfulness.

                          Psalm 86.15

(May our lives reflect who God is)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

...that you may know
         the way you shall go,
for you have not passed
         this way before.

                              Joshua 3.4

(Follow God fully into it.
He will guide your way and your day,
even how to live graciously in it)

Monday, April 15, 2013

...and behold,
the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi
had sprouted and put forth buds,
and produced blossoms,
and it bore ripe almonds.

                    Numbers 17.8

(Nothing is impossible for God)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

...one who sows righteousness
        gets a sure reward.

                     Proverbs 11.18

(what I do affects me
   and everyone around me)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Glorious are You,
     more majestic
       than the everlasting mountains.

                       Psalm 76.4

(The things of creation that take our breath away
      are only an imprint of Who He is.)

Friday, April 12, 2013

I have led you forty years in the wilderness;
your clothes have not worn out upon you,
and your sandals have not worn off your feet
...that you may know
       that I am the LORD your God.

                             Deuteronomy 29. 5-6

(God has purpose in my wilderness seasons
that I may come to know Him more)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.

                               Proverbs 12.25

(An encouraging word
is always in our power to give.)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage,
Do not be frightened,
neither be dismayed,
for the LORD your God
   is with you
                 wherever you go.

                            Joshua 1.9

(God will engineer the outcome.
     He is right there with you,
      through it all)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The eternal God is your dwelling place,
and underneath are the everlasting arms.

                             Deuteronomy 33.27

(Abide in Me.)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Be strong, and of good courage,
do not fear or be in dread of them,
for it is the LORD your God 
              who goes with you;
He will not fail you or forsake you.

                            Deuteronomy 31.6

(How different my life would be,
how different my relationship with God,
if I grasped the reality of His Presence.
Don't go into your day without Him.)

Sunday, April 7, 2013

...nor be of anxious mind...

                    Luke 12.29

(Anxiety only blinds me
    to the reality of His Presence)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

...but those who plan good
                    have joy.

                       Proverbs 12.20

(Intentional acts of kindness,
goodness and mercy
don't just happen.)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Your way was through the sea,
Your path through the great waters,
    yet Your footprints were unseen.

                             Psalm 77.19

(Deeper than I can comprehend,
too incredible to even grasp.
Trust Him through it.)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

...it seemed to me
              a wearisome task,
until I went
      into the sanctuary of God...

                       Psalm 73. 16-17

(Lay it all before the LORD,
 and He will reveal His strength)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

We give thanks to You, O God,
        we give thanks;
we call on Your name
and recount Your wondrous deeds.

                   Psalm 75.1

(Count and re-count.
On what do I dwell:  praise or complaint?
It show in all I do, all I say,
even manifest in my countenance.)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hear, O Israel,
you draw near this day
to battle against your enemies,
let not your heart faint,
do not fear or tremble,
or be in dread of them,
for the LORD your God
     is He who goes with you,
to fight for you against your enemies,
to give you the victory.

                      Deuteronomy 20. 3-5

(Foes both real and imagined,
even when your enemy is fear itself.
Don't leave home without Him.)

Monday, April 1, 2013

...as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father,
we too might
   walk in the newness of life.

                       Romans 6.4

(It is the day after Easter.
Because of the Resurrection,
   everything has changed)