Wednesday, July 31, 2013

May He grant you your heart's desire,
and fulfill all your plans.

                                  Psalm 20.4

(walk fully with Him)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

But you,
     take courage!
Do not let your hands be weak
for your work shall be rewarded.

                            2 Chronicles 14.7

(Follow God into it.
Excellence in all things you do.)

Monday, July 29, 2013

The LORD lives.

             Psalm 18.46

(that is all I need to know)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

...because we have sought the LORD our God;
we have sought Him,
and He has given us peace on every side.

                         2 Chronicles 14.7

(and peace within,
    that which passes all understanding,
  deep peace in impossible situations)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

We know
  that in every thing
God works for good
with those who love Him,
who are called
according to His purpose.

               Romans 8.28

(not just "things work out"
but God works for good
and for a purpose)

Friday, July 26, 2013

So they turned to fight against him,
and Jehoshaphat cried out,
and the LORD helped him.
God drew them away from him...

                            2 Chronicles 18.31

(God specializes in impossible situations.
Turn to Him as your first reponse,
not a last resort.)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

...for this thing is from Me.

                         2 Chronicles 11.4

(Trust Him in it and through it)

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No, in all these things,
we are
     more than conquerors
through Him who loved us.

                        Romans 8.37

(no matter what I face today)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

You gave a wide place for my steps under me,
and my feet did not slip.

                                  Psalm 18.36

(Even in the most impossible situations.
His strength is made perfect
           in my weakness.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

...for the sake of Your great name...

                         2 Chronicles 6.32

(That alone should
    motivate and infiltrate
everything I do and say today)

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I keep the LORD always before me;
because He is at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.

                          Psalm 16.8

(not just a prominent part of my life,
          but pre-imminent)

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD
       that will be established.

                            Proverbs 19.21

(Seek, listen, follow Him into it)

Friday, July 19, 2013

...and I made preparations for building.

                            1 Chronicles 28.2

(Do the work God intends
  for you to do,
even if it is only providing
   for someone else.
Never underestimate your role or work
It is all significant in God's eyes.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

...and calls into existence
        the things that do not exist.

                                  Romans 4.17

(God specializes in impossible situations)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

But I have trusted in Your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD
    because He has dealt bountifully with me.

                                       Psalm 13. 5-6

(Even in what appears to be
       the extremes of turmoil or silence,
God beckons to us,
        "Follow Me deeper.")

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Then you will prosper
if you are careful
to observe the statutes and the ordinances
which the LORD commanded Moses for Israel.
Be strong,
         and of good courage.
Fear not,
         be not dismayed.

                          1 Chronicles 22.13

(Love the LORD your God
    and life will be very different,
                    no matter what happens)

Monday, July 15, 2013

What if some were unfaithful?
Does their unfaithfulness
       nullify the faithfulness of God?

                              Romans 3.3

(God is still God.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

For all the gods of the peoples are idols,
but the LORD made the heavens.

                                   1 Chronicles 16.26

(Whom or what do I worship?
God is all loving,
  whatever replaces Him
                  is all-consuming.)

Saturday, July 13, 2013

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

                             1 Chronicles 16.11

(Yes, even in that.
In all things,
on all days.)

Friday, July 12, 2013

...and David said,
"God has broken through my enemies
by my hand,
         like a bursting flood."
Therefore the name of the place
is called Baal-perazim.

                      1 Chronicles 14.11

(which translates
       "the LORD of breaking through."
Even in the most impossible of situations,
                even yours.
Trust Him in it and through it.)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The LORD is a stronghold
             for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
And those who know Your name
     put their trust in You,
for You, O LORD,
have not forsaken those who seek You.
...He does not forget
       the cry of the afflicted.

                          Psalm 9. 9-10, 12

(Abide in Me,
     the safest place on earth)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

...the God to whom I belong
          and whom I worship...

                      Acts 27.23

(the way I live reveals to others
the source of my hope
            in word and deed)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 whom I send you...

                  Acts 26.17

(Who has God put on my path today?)

Monday, July 8, 2013

You have put more joy in my heart
than they have when
their grain and wine abound.

                 Psalm 4.7

(the joy of the LORD
rises above
outward circumstances)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Hezekiah received the letter
    from the hand of the messenger,
and read it,
and Hezekiah went up to the house of the LORD,
    and spread it before the LORD.

                          2 Kings 19.14

(Seek God first,
 lay your concerns before Him,
and follow Him into it)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

But You, O LORD, are a shield about me,
     my glory,
            and the lifter of my head.
I cry aloud to the LORD,
   and He answers me from His holy hill.

                           Psalm 3. 3-4

(Always.  Sometimes in ways we never expect)

Friday, July 5, 2013

...he related one by one
     the things that God had done...

                 Acts 21.19

(what story has God given you?)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Hezekiah trusted in the LORD the God of Israel...
For He held fast to the LORD...
And the LORD was with him;
wherever he went forth,
          he prospered.

                          2 Kings 18. 5-7

(Obedience bears the fullness of God,
in whatever we do,
            wherever He calls us.)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

His delight is not in the strength of the horse,
nor His pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD takes pleasure
      in those who fear Him,
in those who hope in His steadfast love.

                                Psalm 147.10-11

(not our accomplishments,
         but our hearts)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Happy is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the LORD his God,
who made heaven and earth,
the sea,
    and all that is in them.

                               Psalm 146. 5-6

(He who designed the universe
           has plans for each one of us.
He is our help.  He is our hope.)