Saturday, February 28, 2015

...for not by their own sword
       did they win the land,
nor did their own arm
       give them victory,
but Your right hand and Your arm,
and the light of Your countenance,
for You delighted in them.

                   Psalm 44. 3

(God guides me in it,
God gives me strength to do it well,
and His indwelling changes 
      not only me,
                 but the outcome.)

Friday, February 27, 2015

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
                in the past.
When I walk with Him,
    I am never alone.
He is bringing me through this.
No time to panic,
          but to trust God

both in it and through it.)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

...but you shall
     love your neighbor
     as yourself;
I am the LORD.

          Leviticus 19.18

(impacts every relationship
                 I have,
my responses,
my choices,
my way.
What does that look like
         in this situation?)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

...bring them to the LORD...

               Leviticus 17.5

my day.)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

As for me,
I am poor and needy;
but the LORD
     takes thought for me.
You are my help
     and my deliverer;
do not tarry,
        O my God!

           Psalm 40.17

(The turning point
is not when God shows up,
but when we realize
He is already working,
He is already here.
"But the LORD"
     changes everything.)

Monday, February 23, 2015

But immediately
He spoke to them and said,
"Take heart,
        it is I;
              do not fear."

                 Mark 6.50

(You are not alone.
Even in mystery,
        He is there with you.
No time to panic.
Even in this.
Follow Him into His purposes
   and lean into His Presence.
In what do I need to trust Him

Sunday, February 22, 2015

And now, Lord,
      for what do I wait?
My hope is in you.

            Psalm 39.7

(We cannot know
       what is ahead.
But God is there with us
to bring us through.
Hope is not wishful thinking,
but that on which
we can stake our lives.)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

But for you, O LORD,
          do I wait;
it is You, O LORD my God,
          who will answer.

                Psalm 38.15

(Seek God,
       not the answer.
God will direct,
God will answer,
God will redeem
     even what I cannot realize.)

Friday, February 20, 2015

The salvation of the righteous
       is from the LORD;
He is their refuge
      in the time of trouble.

                     Psalm 37.39

(The refuge of the LORD
is not a place of hiding,
    but a source of strength.)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

...for today the LORD 
      will appear to you.

       Leviticus 9.4

(Not a rare event,
but a daily occurrence.
Watch and listen.
The LORD reveals Himself
to you every day.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

(First things first
infects everything about you.
What does this look like today?
How does it impact
                    a year from now?)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

And as He passed on,
He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus
sitting at the tax office,
and He said to him,
         "Follow Me."
And he rose
       and followed Him.

                 Mark 2.14

(Right where you are,
right in the midst
      of what you are doing,
"Follow Me"
        into His day for you.
Nothing will ever be the same.)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Then I will thank You
in the great congregation;
in the mighty throng
     I will praise You.

            Psalm 35.18

(God has given you a story.
Your deliverance 
         is not just for you,
but that others would see
what the power of God
         does in a life.)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

And Jesus said to them,
"Follow Me,
and I will make you 
become fishers of men."
And immediately
they left their nets
     and followed Him.

             Mark 1. 17-18

(What does that look like
    in my day?)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

The LORD redeems
   the life of His servants...

                 Psalm 34. 22

(He redeems every detail)

Happy Valentine's Day, friend!

Friday, February 13, 2015

I will bless the LORD
          at all times;
His praise shall
continually be
          in my mouth.

                Psalm 34.1

(Praise is the antidote
          to despair.)

Thursday, February 12, 2015

...Moses did not know
that the skin of his face shone
because he had been
      talking with God.

                Exodus 34.29

(a visible difference
 in his life
            and ours.)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy is the man
      who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.

                Proverbs 8.34

(Put yourself on the
     way of righteousness,
shoes tied, lunch packed,
        watching expectantly.
Waiting on the LORD,
following Him into His purposes, 
is never passive.)

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

               Psalm 32.8

(through every impossible situation)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

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

                  Psalm 31. 14-15

(God's timing is always perfect,
His purposes deeper
      than we can ever know.)

Friday, February 6, 2015

I send an angel before you
to guard you on the way
and bring you to the place
that I have prepared.

             Exodus 23.20

(Follow Him into it.)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

The LORD sits enthroned
        over the flood;
the LORD sits enthroned 
   as King for ever.

                  Psalm 29.10

(No matter what,
     God is still God.
God is still in charge.
Live that way.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The LORD is my strength
        and my shield;
in Him my heart trusts;
so I am helped,
and my heart exults,
and with my song
   I give thanks to Him.

               Psalm 28.7

(You are not in this alone.
The LORD is your strength
       and your shield,
wherever He places you today.
No room for fear.
Go forth
      into His incredible purposes.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

And he said to the people,
       "Be ready..."

             Exodus 19. 15

(Available and ready
   for every good work
   God lays before me,
no matter what,
no matter where)

Monday, February 2, 2015

The LORD is my light
       and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold 
       of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

             Psalm 27.1

(The stronghold of the LORD
is not a place in which to cower
                and hide in fear,
but a place of strength
      from which to go forth.)

Sunday, February 1, 2015

And the people of Israel went
into the midst of the sea
           on dry ground,
the waters 
     being a wall to them
on their right hand
         and on their left.

             Exodus 14 .22

(God does not say,
He says,
           "Follow Me."
Walk with Him through
     your impossible situation.
God will make a way.)