Saturday, August 31, 2013

So whether you eat or drink,
      or whatever you do,
do all to the glory of God.

                        1 Corinthians 10.31

(the Gospel permeates everything)

Friday, August 30, 2013

Why are you cast down, O my soul
and why are you disquieted within me?
Hope in God;
for I shall again praise Him,
my help and my God.

                     Psalm 43.5

(Remember His faithfulness.
Hope in the Bible is not wishful thinking,
but that on which
               I can stake my life.)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Does not He see my ways,
and number all my steps?

                           Job 31.4

(God knows far more than that.
He provides in ways we cannot see,
He loves us exceedingly more
                 than we can ever know.)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As a hart longs for flowing streams,
so longs my soul 
              for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God,
              the living God.

                     Psalms 42. 1-2

(Only God can satisfy that longing)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For He will complete what He appoints for me,
and many such things are in His mind.

                                    Job 23.14

(Trust God in all things,
even when
it doesn't seem to make sense.
God is working in you.)

Monday, August 26, 2013 make us rely
          not on ourselves
but on God
   who raises the dead.

                      2 Corinthians 1.9

(God is bigger than any impossibility,
         in all ways, no matter what)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and at last He will stand upon the earth,
and after my skin has been thus destroyed,
then from my flesh,
                I shall see God...

                            Job 19. 25-26

(Because He lives,
          that changes everything.)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be steadfast,
always abounding in the work of the LORD,
knowing that in the LORD
your labor is not in vain.

                         1 Corinthians 15.58

(Anything and everything you do
       has eternal significance.
   God is using you.)

Friday, August 23, 2013

...who does great things beyond understanding,
and marvelous things without number.

                                    Job 9.10

(Far deeper than I can ever know.
Count on it.  Even in this.)

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The law of his God is in his heart;
his steps do not slip.

                       Psalm 37.31

(God's Word changes us.
It permeates all we do
and impacts everyone around us.)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Make love your aim.

                    1 Corinthians 14.1

(How to approach any situation,
how to carry through)

Tuesday, August 20, 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

(God will change your life)

Monday, August 19, 2013

He who pursues
    righteousness and kindness
will find life and honor.

                   Proverbs 21.21

(Nothing random about it,
      but an intentional pursuit
  in all you do, say and dwell)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

...bring forth water for them
            from a rock...

                          Nehemiah 9.15

(God provides what sustains
even in the most impossible situations)

Saturday, August 17, 2013

...yet our God
     turned the curse into a blessing.

                          Nehemiah 13.2

(When we seek God in all things,
in His time and purposes,
He turns everything
             right side up.)

Friday, August 16, 2013

The LORD redeems the life of His servants...

                                 Psalm 34.22

(He uses everything.  
Yes, even this,
        for His glory
and great purposes)


Thursday, August 15, 2013

I sought the LORD,
and He answered me,
and delivered me 
             from all my fears.

                        Psalm 34.4

(Let not the LORD
        be your last resort,
but your first response)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

But You are a God ready to forgive,
gracious and merciful,
slow to anger
and abounding in steadfast love,
and did not forsake them.
Even when...

                   Nehemiah 9. 17-18

(Because that is who He is)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

...for they perceived
that this work had been accomplished
with the help of our God.

                          Nehemiah 6.16

(Our work
    is a clear testimony to others)

Monday, August 12, 2013

I will instruct you and teach you
       in the way you should go;
I will counsel you
        with My eye upon you.

                         Psalm 32.9

(Seek Him in all things,
both great and small,
because nothing
     is insignificant in His eyes.)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

...and bring them to the place
               where I have chosen,
to make My name
                       dwell there.

                           Nehemiah 1.9

(The LORD strategically places us)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

But I trust in You, O LORD,
I say,
          "You are my God."
My times are in Your hand.

                            Psalm 31.15

(Even when I don't understand,
 God works His great purposes)

Friday, August 9, 2013

The hand of our God was upon us,
and He delivered us
    from the hand of the enemy
and from ambushes by the way.

                          Ezra 8.31

(God protects even when
          we are not aware
      of the danger
                   or His shield.
The safest place on earth
    is the center of His will.)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

This is how one should regard us,
      as servants of Christ
and stewards of the mysteries of God.

                             1 Corinthians 4.1

(We will not understand everything
that happens in this life,
but God's purposes are deep
          and seamless in it.)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

And this was their reply to us:
"We are the servants of 
        the God of heaven and earth..."

                           Ezra 5.11

(by Whom we are known,
         our identity,
    manifest in every word and action)

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

What no eye has seen,
   nor ear heard,
   nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared
          for those who love Him.

                              1 Corinthians 2.9

(beyond our wildest dreams,
    even in this)

Monday, August 5, 2013 whatever place he sojourns...

                                 Ezra 1.4

(Wherever God places us,
always strategically,
always with great purpose)

Sunday, August 4, 2013

...singing aloud a song of thanksgiving,
and telling all Your wondrous deeds.

                                     Psalm 26.7

(A powerful defense against despair
   that uplifts you
   and everyone around you)

Saturday, August 3, 2013

But the LORD sits enthroned for ever...

                                 Psalm 9.7

(No matter how things appear,
no matter the circumstances,
God is still God.
He is still sovereign over all.)

Friday, August 2, 2013 order that we may bear fruit for God.

                                  Romans 7.4

(love and grace in all ways
     and in all things)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

For He is good,
for His steadfast love endures for ever.

                                2 Chronicles 7.3

(Repeat daily.
It will change how we see God,
how we see others, and
what we do.)