Friday, May 31, 2013

A man's mind plans his way,
but the LORD directs his steps.

                     Proverbs 16.9

(Who, what, where, when,
       why, and how.
Stay tuned to His leading.)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I do not pray that You should take
     them out of the world,
but that You should 
keep them from the evil one.

                            John 17.15

(That God would keep us where
we can be effective for Him,
even in the wilderness)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I glorified You on earth,
having accomplished the work
which You gave Me to do...

                       John 17.4

(fulfill your ministry
in whatever God leads you today)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By this
   all men will know
that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.

                 John 13.35

(by this we are known
    in all our relationships)

Monday, May 27, 2013

Because of Your promise,
and according to Your own heart,
You have wrought all this greatness,
to make Your servant know it.

                          2 Samuel 7.21

(That we would know that the LORD is God)

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you,
   not as the world gives
   do I give to you.
Let not your hearts be troubled,
neither let them be afraid.

                         John 14.27

(not based on circumstances)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

...and David said,
"The LORD has broken through
   my enemies before me,
   like a bursting flood."
Therefore the name of the place
is called Baal-perazim.

                    2 Samuel 5.20

(which means the
     "Lord of breaking through."
In whatever we fear,
      even fear itself)

Friday, May 24, 2013

So sorry for my delayed posting.
No Internet access early this morning!

As the LORD lives,
who has redeemed my life
     out of every adversity...

                   2 Samuel 4.9

(Even that I cannot yet see)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

...and girded Himself with a towel.

                                John 13.4

(always ready to initiate
    serving and loving others,
always seeking opportunities)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

      we beseech You,
give us success.

                     Psalm 118.25

(How often do I even ask?)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

O give thanks to the LORD,
         for He is good;
His steadfast love endures for ever.

                         Psalm 118.1

(Start every day with this chorus.
It is not just that I will see the day
differently, but know that
the LORD makes it different,)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Not to us,
     O LORD,
not to us,
but to Your name give glory.

                 Psalm 115.1

(the focus of my day,
     in all I do and say)

Sunday, May 19, 2013

He said to David,
"You are more righteous than I,
for you have repaid me with good,
whereas I have repaid you with evil."

                         1 Samuel 24.17

(Always live above reproach,
err on the side of grace)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Therefore David inquired of the LORD...

                             1 Samuel 23.2

(the beginning of every decision,
the beginning of every day,
the beginning of wisdom.
Seeking God first saves me
a lot of time, trouble,
        and detours)

Friday, May 17, 2013

All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but a cheerful heart
          has a continual feast.

                     Proverbs 15.15

(It is a strength even in the face of adversity.
A joyful heart is a blessing to all
and points others to God.
Whining only says, "Look at me.")

Thursday, May 16, 2013

And David had success 
      in all his undertakings,
for the LORD was with him.

                     1 Samuel 18.14

(In all that you do,
        follow the LORD into it.
Don't leave home without Him.)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

...performed with faithfulness
              and uprightness.

                         Psalm 111.8

(Whatever my role today)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Again, Jesus spoke to them, saying,
"I am the light of the world;
he who follows Me
        will not walk in darkness,
but will have
         the light of life."

                       John 8.12

(Experience life from
a completely different perspective.
Jesus changes everything.
Jesus changes you.)

Monday, May 13, 2013

And they said,
  "Do whatever seems good to you."
But the priest said,
  "Let us draw near
               hither to God."

                1 Samuel 14.36

(The first step in any decision
     or pursuit--
   Seek the LORD first.
He profoundly impacts the outcome.)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

They were frightened,
       but He said to them,
"It is I,
      do not be afraid."

                        John 6. 19-20

(God is in this,
   even that which we don't understand)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

...even among the rebellious,
that the LORD God
       may dwell there.

                Psalm 68.18

(There is purpose wherever He leads.
His Presence changes everything.)

Friday, May 10, 2013

It is the LORD who goes before you,
He will be with you,
He will not fail you or forsake you;
do not fear
       or be dismayed.

                            Deuteronomy 31.8

(Fear only trips me up)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

...set these things
            before the LORD...

                  Leviticus 14.11

(the first step to healing,
redemption and restoration)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

...that you may know the truth...

                            Luke 1.4

(the purpose for all of Scripture)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

By the blessing of the upright
       a city is exalted.

                     Proverbs 11.11

(God has placed you strategically
to impact others
with goodness, kindness, and grace.)

Monday, May 6, 2013

Seek the LORD and His strength,
   seek His presence continually.

                              Psalm 105.4

(My daily bread)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

In all toil
   there is profit,
but mere talk
   leads only to want.

            Proverbs 14.23

(Just do it.
Bear fruit in every good work.)

Saturday, May 4, 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

(Why Jesus came.
      Because of God's love for us.
Let not the familiarity of this verse
diminish its truth.)

Friday, May 3, 2013

He does not deal with us according to our sins,
nor requite us according to our iniquities.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so great is His steadfast love
       toward those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does He remove
      our transgressions from us.

                        Psalm 103. 10-12

(that is what grace is all about)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Be still,
     and know that I am God.

                     Psalm 46.10

(Abide in Him)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

But love your enemies,
            and do good,
and lend,
expecting nothing in return,
and your reward will be great,
and you will be sons of the Most High,
for He is kind
     to the ungrateful and the selfish.
Be merciful,
    even as your Father is merciful.

                                 Luke 6.35

(What makes me different)