Monday, June 30, 2014

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
           is my strength)

Friday, June 27, 2014

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

(And He calls me to be the same
     in whatever I do today.)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

But about midnight
Paul and Silas were praying
     and singing hymns to God,
and the prisoners
         were listening to them...

                         Acts 16.25

(Someone is always watching you
to see if God is real)

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I remember the days of old,
I meditate on all you have done,
I muse on what Your hands
                     have wrought.

                     Psalm 143.5

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

When my spirit is faint,
You know my way!

               Psalm 142.3.

(You are not alone in this.
The LORD is your strength.
Follow Him step by step.)

Sunday, June 22, 2014

...a little maid
     from the land of Israel,
and she waited on Naaman's wife.

                        2 Kings 5.2

(Never underestimate your role
in the eyes of God,
strategically placed
         with incredible purpose.)
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
and a downcast spirit
            dries up the bones.

                      Proverbs 17. 22

(A daily choice
      that impacts you
and everyone around you)

Friday, June 20, 2014

...even there
       Your hand shall lead me,
and Your right hand
                shall hold me.

                    Psalm 139.10

(Even here,
 even in this.)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The LORD will fulfill
         His purpose for me.

                           Psalm 138.8

( He who began a good work in you
     will bring it to completion.
                        Philippians 1.6
We just can't
           see it yet.)

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

How should we sing the LORD'S song
           in a foreign land?

                          Psalm 137.4

(God places us strategically
      in time and location
      to do exactly that.)
Arise and eat,
else the journey will be
      too great for you.

              1 Kings 19.7

(a daily strengthening
                in Scripture)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

For thus says the LORD
            the God of Israel,
"The jar of meal
     shall not be spent,
and the cruse of oil
     shall not fail..."

               1 Kings 17.14

(Where God guides,
        God provides.
He is faithful.)

Monday, June 16, 2014

I will not enter my house
      or get into my bed;
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. 3-5

(In my day.
 In my heart.)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

And he said to him,
"Your prayers and your alms
have ascended
   as a memorial before God."

                   Acts 10. 4

(That which brings honor
        and glory to God.
Do I see prayer and giving
                  like that?)

Saturday, June 14, 2014

...for this thing is from Me.

                   1 Kings 12.24

(Yes, even this,
even that we cannot understand)

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

...the place which You have said,
     "My Name shall be there..."

                 1 Kings 8. 29

(Right where He has placed you

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

And upon the tops of the pillars
                 was lily-work.
Thus the work of the pillars
                           was finished.

                   1 Kings 7.22

(What we do is not just useful,
      but to glorify God.
Work with all excellence,
         and finish it well.)

Monday, June 9, 2014

We do not know what to do, 
but our eyes are on You.

                 2 Chronicles 20.12

(His faithfulness in the past,
His direction for the future.)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Our help is in the LORD,
   Who made heaven and earth.

                        Psalm 124.8

(Nothing is too big for Him,
    no detail too small.)

Friday, June 6, 2014

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

                 1 Kings 1.29

 (God redeems adversity)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

To this we are witnesses.

                  Acts 3.15

(All day,
in all ways,
in whatever I do and say)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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

                      2 Samuel 22.4

(Call first,
      not last resort,
anything I fear or dread.)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

...and you shall be My witnesses
in Jerusalem
and in all Judea
and Samaria
and to the end of the earth.

                     Acts 1.8

(Wherever God places you today.
Yes, in that impossible situation
  and even in what
             appears mundane.
   LORD, make us aware
                 for Your glory.)

Monday, June 2, 2014

Jesus said to them,
    "Children, have you any fish?"
They answered Him, "No."
He said to them,
"Cast the net 
     on the right side of the boat,
     and you will find some."
So they cast it,
and now they were not able
                 to haul it in,
for the quantity of fish.

                      John 21. 5-6

(Sensitive to His guidance
            in all things.)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Great peace have those who love Your law;
nothing can make them stumble.

                         Psalm 119.165

(One of the side effects
of meditating on Scripture:
your peace is from God,
not driven by circumstances.)