Saturday, May 31, 2014

I rise before dawn
     and cry for help;
I hope in Your words.
My eyes are awake
  before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate
        upon Your promise.

               Psalm 119. 147-148

(Use that time not to worry,
but to dwell differently.)

Friday, May 30, 2014

A just balance and scales
           are the LORD'S;
all the weights in the bag
            are His work.

                    Proverbs 16.11

(In whatever we do,
              honor God in it.
Live above reproach.)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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

                         Proverbs 16.9

(Follow Him into it.
Seek Him through it.
Trust Him in it.
God reveals His way
    one step at a time.)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

When a man's ways please the LORD,
he makes even his enemies
         to be at peace with him.

                     Proverbs 16.7

(Seeking what pleases God
           changes everything.)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Commit your work to the LORD,
and your plans will be established.

                   Proverbs 16.3

(In whatever you do,
      seek to glorify God,
and He will guide you.)

Monday, May 26, 2014

And the king said,
"Is there not still
someone of the house of Saul,
that I may
show the kindness of God
                   to him?"

                    2 Samuel 9.3

(Who is in my life
I can show kindness?)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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

(God's peace is different.
It is not based on circumstances,
             but on Him.)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

The LORD has
      broken through
my enemies before me,
like a bursting flood.

                 2 Samuel 5. 20

(He is the LORD
        of breaking through.)

Friday, May 23, 2014

I was pushed hard,
so that I was falling,
but the LORD helped me.

                   Psalm 118.13

(He will bring you through this.)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

This is the day
   which the LORD has made;
let us rejoice
   and be glad in it.

                     Psalm 118.24

(There are no ordinary days.
In God's sight,
    every day
    is chosen and precious.)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

And David inquired of the LORD,
"Shall I pursue after this...?"

                    1 Samuel 30.8

(Step one in any decision:
    stop, drop and pray.
Always seek God first.)

Monday, May 19, 2014

...but a cheerful heart
has a continual feast.

              Proverbs 15.17

(Impacts you
    and everyone around you)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

So may the LORD
      reward you with good
for what you have done
to me this day.

                    1 Samuel 24.19

(the multiplying effect of grace.
Grace gets all over everything.)

And David remained
in the strongholds in the wilderness,
in the hill country
of the Wilderness of Ziph.

                1 Samuel 23.14

(God always designs great purposes
         in your wilderness places of life,
sometimes to grow,
sometimes to get ready,
sometimes to protect
       in ways we cannot see

Friday, May 16, 2014

And the priest said,
"The sword of Goliath

              1 Samuel 21.9

(Deeds of obedience
always come back
to aid us
in times of need.)

A glad heart
   makes a cheerful countenance.

                Proverbs 15.13

(Joy is not dependent on circumstances,
but infects it instead.
The joy of the LORD
          is my strength.)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The LORD who delivered me
from the paw of the lion
    and from the paw of the bear,
will deliver me
from the hand of this Philistine.

                  1 Samuel 17.37

(Every day is a story
      of God's faithfulness.)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Rule in the midst of your foes.

                    Psalm 110.2

(No matter what is happening
        all around you,
rise above the fray
        and bring grace to it.)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

   many of the people
   believed in Him...

                  John 7.31

(You will never know
  how God influences others
  through you.
Be faithful to Him
   in all things)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Now therefore stand still
        and see this great thing
which the LORD will do
        before your eyes.

                    1 Samuel 12.16

(God will manifest Himself.
What would You have me 
                to do in this?
"Trust Me.")

Sunday, May 11, 2014

,,,do whatever your hand finds to do,
          for God is with you.

                           1 Samuel 10.7

(Eyes open, hands and heart ready.
LORD, reveal Your day for me.)

Saturday, May 10, 2014 was kept for you
     until the hour appointed.

                  1 Samuel 9.24

(God's timing and provision
          is always perfect.)

Friday, May 9, 2014

One of His disciples,
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother,
said to Him,
"There is a lad here who has
five loaves and two fish,
but what are they
        among so many?"

                  John 6. 8-9

(God makes them
          more than enough.
Do not be paralyzed
          to inaction
by what you don't have.)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

...for those who honor Me,
         I will honor.

               1 Samuel 2.30

(Honor God in all
       you do and say.)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

He who is slow to anger
   has great understanding,
but he who has a hasty temper
                       exalts folly.

                  Proverbs 14.29

(The wise respond.
             Fools react.)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

And the LORD made His people
        very fruitful,
and made them stronger
         than their foes.

                   Psalm 105.24

(When we seek Him first,
He changes all we do
and provides victory
over anything we fear.)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Seek the LORD 
    and His strength,
seek His presence

              Psalm 105.4

(All the difference
          in your day,
   in all that you do)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

And the people of Israel
inquired of the LORD...

                  Judges 20.27

(First step, 
not last resort)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Wealth hastily gotten
          will dwindle,
but he who gathers
                little by little
      will increase it.

                  Proverbs 13.11

(In anything we pursue)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Bless the LORD,
          all His works,
in all places of His dominion.

                     Psalm 103.22

(Wherever He strategically places you)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 Him who works wonders.

                       Judges 13.19

(Far more incredible
 than we can ever realize)