Sunday, June 30, 2013

Set a guard over my mouth, O LORD,
keep watch over the door of my lips.

                                    Psalm 141.3

(Careful in words,
    intentional in grace.
Words are indelible
            and not returnable.)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

...and in the marketplace every day
with those who chanced to be there.

                             Acts 17.17

(Seizing every opportunity
to live out God's grace and truth,
and as St. Augustine said,
"When necessary, use words)

Friday, June 28, 2013

The LORD is faithful in all His words,
       and gracious in all His deeds.
...The LORD is just in all His ways,
       and kind in all His doings.

                           Psalm 145. 13, 17

(May those who know Him
                  reflect the same)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A cheerful heart is a good medicine,
but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.

                               Proverbs 17.22

(The joy of the LORD
     is not just a happy face.
It impacts all of life.)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I will not give sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids,
until I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling place for the
      Mighty One of Jacob.

                            Psalm 132.4-5

(time in my day
       to spend with Him)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

...the city that the LORD had chosen
out of all the tribes of Israel,
          to put His name there...

                        1 Kings 14.21

(God strategically positions us
          for His glory)

Monday, June 24, 2013

I waited patiently for the LORD;
He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up from the desolate pit,
          out of the miry bog,
and set my feet upon a rock,
          making my steps secure.

                         Psalm 40. 1-2

(God does not intend for us
to live defeated lives.
He is our rock.
He is our dwelling place.)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

I will bless the LORD at all times;
His praise shall
    continuously be in my mouth.

                                Psalm 34.1

(learn a new language,
       a vocabulary of praise)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Do not withhold good
    from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power
                      to do it.

                       Proverbs 3.27

(sensitive to the opportunities
         God places before us)

Friday, June 21, 2013

But the word of God
        grew and multiplied.

                   Acts 12.24

(It always does
        in incredible ways)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

...and the chains fell off his hands.

                       Acts 12.7

(God specializes in impossible situations)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth,
if I do not remember You, 
if I do not set Jerusalem
         above my highest joy.

                             Psalm 137.6

(When God is my highest joy,
everything else is ordered aright.)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

For our shield
       belongs to the LORD...

                 Psalm 89.18

(no matter where He leads)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Trust in the LORD, and do good,
   so you will dwell in the land
   and enjoy security.
Take delight in the LORD,
   and He will give you
   the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
   trust in Him,
   and He will act.

               Psalm 37. 3-5

(Seeking Him at the beginning of every day,
and He will change your life)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

...but the people of Israel
       walked on dry ground
in the midst of the sea.

                 Exodus 15.19

(move freely, pray boldly,
   in the middle of God's will)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

You have said,
      "Seek My face."
My heart says to You,
      "Your face, LORD, do I seek."

                    Psalm 27.8

(in all things)

Friday, June 14, 2013

...for this thing
        is from Me.

                      1 Kings 12.24

(Follow God fully into it
      and through it.
He will grant both wisdom
 and strength.)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

...and in the wilderness
            for forty years.

                             Acts 7.36

(God's faithfulness even there,
a place of equipping,
a place of revealing
      that the LORD is God)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

But an angel of the LORD said to Philip,
"Rise and go toward the south 
to the road that goes down
from Jerusalem to Gaza."
This is a desert road.
And he rose and went.

                       Acts 8.26-27

(God's deep purposes,
       even on the desert road,
even when it doesn't make sense

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Now those who were scattered
went about preaching the Word.

                              Acts 8.4

(No matter where He appoints me today,
 in word and deed)

Monday, June 10, 2013

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

                      1 Kings 1.29

(God does not just drag me through,
           but He redeems,
even that which I cannot yet understand)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

And there is salvation in no one else,
for there is no other name under heaven
given among men
by which we must be saved.

                         Acts 4.12

(If there was any other way,
Jesus would not have had to die.
It is not by our works,
       but by His grace.)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

...and God said,
       "Ask what I shall give you."

                          1 Kings 3.5

(and how would I answer Him?)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Our help is in the name of the LORD,
     who made heaven and earth.

                          Psalm 124.8

(Nothing is too big 
     for Him to handle.
Take this verse into your day
and repeat as necessary)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

...for we cannot but speak
of what we have seen and heard.

                              Acts 4.20

(Seamlessly woven
         into who we are,
radiating from within,
that others may come
             to know Him)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

And His name, by faith in His name,
has made this man strong
whom you see and know,
and the faith which is through Jesus
has given the man this perfect health
in the presence of you all.

                            Acts 3.16

(Christ redeems and restores
   in ways we cannot even imagine)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I call upon the LORD,
who is worthy to be praised,
and I am saved from my enemies.

                       2 Samuel 22.4

(Whatever I fear,
both real and imagined)

Monday, June 3, 2013

...a witness to His resurrection.

                         Acts 1.22

(wherever He places me today
   and to whomever on my path)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Your Word is a lamp to my feet
       and a light to my path.

                       Psalm 119.105

(Not just direction,
   but how to live
   and how to love others)

Saturday, June 1, 2013

If Your law had not been my delight,
I should have perished in my affliction.

                               Psalm 119.92

(Hold fast to God's Word.
The LORD is my strength
  and shield.)