Monday, March 31, 2014

And taking the five loaves and the two fish
He looked up to heaven,
and blessed and broke them,
and gave them to the disciples
      to of set before the crowd.
And all ate and were satisfied.
And they took up
          what was left over,
twelve baskets of broken pieces.

Luke 9. 16-17

(What of ourselves we offer to God,
                      He blesses
  and impacts everyone around us.)

Sunday, March 30, 2014

But I will hope continually,
and will praise You yet more and more.
My mouth will tell
       of Your righteous acts,
of Your deeds of salvation all the day,
for their number is past my knowledge.
With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD
                                  I will come,
I will praise Your righteousness,
Yours alone.

Psalm 71. 14-16

(Praise is an expression of trust,
an incredible source of strength,
and His delight.)

Saturday, March 29, 2014

But you shall seek the place
which the LORD your God 
will choose out of all your tribes
      to put His name
      and make His habitation there;
thither you shall go...

Deuteronomy 12.5

(Wherever He strategically places you,
                     even today)

Friday, March 28, 2014

I will praise the name of God
             with a song;
I will magnify Him 
      with thanksgiving.

Psalm 69.30

(How to recalibrate my heart.
What is on my soundtrack today?)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

But as for me,
my prayer is to You, O LORD.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of Your steadfast love
                        answer me.

                            Psalm 68.13

(God's timing is always perfect,
       His love more than we can know.)


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Blessed be the LORD,
          who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation.

Psalm 68.19

(God never intended
for you to go it alone.
Seek Him who sustains you.)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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

 Psalm 68.18

(May we be faithful
God strategically places us today.)

Monday, March 24, 2014

For the LORD has blessed you
       with all the work of your hands;
He knows your going 
        through this great wilderness;
these forty years 
   the LORD your God has been with you;
you have lacked nothing.

                   Deuteronomy 2.7

(God is still faithful,
even now,
even in this.)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

He turned the sea into dry land;
men passed through the river
                 on foot.
 Psalm 66.6

(Following God
sometimes means going through
rather than delivered from)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Bear fruits
    that befit repentance.

                         Luke 3.8

(The fruit I bear reveals my heart.)

Friday, March 21, 2014

And Simon answered,
"Master, we toiled all night
            and took nothing!
But at Your word
    I will let down the nets."
And when they had done this,
they enclosed
        a great shoal of fish;
and as their nets were breaking,
they beckoned to their partners
       in the other boat
       to come and help them.
And they came
           and filled both boats,
     so that they began to sink.

 Luke 5. 4-7

(When I obey God,
it directly impacts
everyone around me.)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My soul clings to You;
Your right hand upholds me.

 Psalm 63.8

(The LORD is my strength.
"I've got you," He says.)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

...but one who sows righteousness
gets a sure reward.
                   Proverbs 11.18

(Whatever I do and say
impacts everyone around me
What am I planting?)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Moses brought their case
                   before the LORD.

                      Numbers 27.5

(First step in any decision,
in any situation,
LORD, show me Your way,
reveal to me what to do,
guide my steps through it.)

Monday, March 17, 2014

O grant us help against the foe,
for vain is the help of men.
With God we shall do valiantly;
it is He who will tread down our foes.

Psalm 60. 11-12

(Seek God, 
         even in this.
It is God who provides victory
over anything we fear,
over anything that seeks to take
                      His place.)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

But I will sing of Your might;
I will sing aloud of Your steadfast love in the morning.
For You have been to me a fortress
and a refuge in the day of my distress.
O my Strength, I will sing praises to You,
for You, O God, are my fortress,
the God who shows me steadfast love.

Psalm 59. 16-17

(Trust in God is verbalized by praise,
in every form we can)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

...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

(Never underestimate
          what only God can do)

Friday, March 14, 2014

By the blessing of the upright
                   a city is exalted...

                         Proverbs 11.11

(Am I seeking the welfare
      of where
and among whom
          God has placed me today?)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

This I know
        that God is for me.
In God,
    whose word I praise,
in God
    I trust without a fear.

                        Psalm 56. 9-11

(No matter what you face today.)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cast your burden on the LORD,
and He will sustain you;
He will never permit the righteous
to be moved.

                         Psalm 55. 22

(Hold onto Him 
       with both hands.
Anxiety will just have to be
left behind.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 bring you near to Himself...

                             Numbers 16.9

(Nothing is more important
than your relationship with God
because everything is
      profoundly impacted by Him)

Monday, March 10, 2014

But My servant Caleb,
    because he has a different spirit
    and has followed Me fully.

                             Numbers 14. 24

(Totally changes the course of one's life.
May God use you today
              for His great purposes.)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

But I am like a green olive tree
                     in the house of God.
I trust in the steadfast love of God
          for ever and ever.
I will thank You for ever
          because You have done it.
I will proclaim Your Name,
                         for it is good,
          in the presence of the godly.

                              Psalm 52. 8-9

(Trust, thank, praise, proclaim His Name.
What does that look like today?)

Friday, March 7, 2014

...and call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you,
     and you shall glorify Me.

                   Psalm 50.15

(Sometimes deliverance is
     not being plucked out of the situation,
but being used by God through it
            for His great purposes.
He supplies the strength.)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The LORD bless you and keep you.
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
                         and be gracious to you.
The LORD lift His countenance upon you,
         and give you peace.
So shall they put My name
                upon the people of Israel,
    and I will bless them.

                            Numbers 6. 24-27

(How can I pray for others?
       This is one of the ways)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Your right hand 
         is filled with victory...
                             Psalm 48.10

(When we turn to Him,
He strengthens,
    and brings about victory
    even when we cannot yet see it.)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

...they shall encamp
   facing the tent of meeting on every side.

                              Numbers 2. 2

(God is not meant to be
      somewhere on your radar,
but on Whom to focus your life.
Toward what do you encamp?)

Monday, March 3, 2014

If you walk in My statutes
       and observe My commandments
and do them...

                       Leviticus 26 .3

(You will live above circumstances.
God will work incredibly
                           through you.)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

I keep the LORD always before me...

                             Psalm 16.8

(Not in the rear view mirror)

Saturday, March 1, 2014

The tongue of the righteous
              is choice silver...
The lips of the righteous
                         feed many...

                    Proverbs 10. 20-21

(A righteous person chooses
             words of great value,
knowing they are not returnable,
but always bear fruit.)