Monday, March 30, 2015

...that the LORD your God
may bless you
in all the work of your hands
that you do.

          Deuteronomy 14.29

(There is nothing insignificant
       in God's eyes,
nothing He cannot
       profoundly use.)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

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 God leads you,
bring His faithful presence there.
You are there for His purposes.)

Friday, March 27, 2015

Know therefore
that the LORD your God
                is God,
the faithful God
who keeps covenant
    and steadfast love
with those who love Him
and keep His commandments,
to a thousand generations.

                Deuteronomy 7. 9

(My relationship with God
   and the choices I make
   in following Him
impacts directly
         and profoundly
people I don't even know.)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

...and you shall
love the LORD your God
with all your heart,
and with all your soul,
and with all your might.

         Deuteronomy 6.5

(Today's to do list.
Every which way you can,
in all you do,
how you respond,
how you live,
that which distinguishes you.)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

But from there
you will seek
  the LORD your God,
and you will find Him,
if you search after Him
with all your heart
and with all your soul.

             Deuteronomy 4. 29

(A daily seeking,
     a daily listening.
God will reveal Himself
to you. )

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

For the LORD your God
has blessed you
in 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 

        Deuteronomy 2.7

(God has been with you,
   and He is with you still.
Focus in His faithfulness
and you will know
             what to do.)

Monday, March 23, 2015

You let men ride
     over our heads,
we went through fire
     and through water,
   You have brought us forth
   to a spacious place.

                 Psalm 66.12

(Even through this,
His faithfulness is revealed.
Every day   
is a story of faithfulness.)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

...the hills gird themselves
               with joy...

               Psalm 65. 12

(What am I choosing
to wear today?
It impacts my vision
and affects everyone
around me.)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

And when He had ceased speaking,
He said to Simon,
"Put out into the deep
and let down your nets
              for a catch."
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

(The point is not the fish,
but heeding God
     in what He calls me to do,
even when it doesn't make sense.)

Friday, March 20, 2015

O God, 
You are my God,
I seek You,
my soul thirsts for You,
my flesh faints for You,
as in a dry and thirsty land
where no water is.

               Psalm 63.1

(Desire for God,
crying out to Him,
is the beginning of change.
Your face, O LORD,
           do I seek.)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

For God alone
my soul waits in silence,
for my hope is from Him.

               Psalm 62.5

(Am I seeking an answer,
      or God Himself?
God is always aiming me
   to something 
   I cannot yet see.
Silence is not His absence,
but the deepening
     of His Presence.)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hear my cry, O God,
       listen to my prayer;
from the end of the earth
            I call to You,
    when my heart is faint.
Lead me to the rock
that is higher than I;
for You are my refuge,
a strong tower
          against the enemy.

                    Psalm 61. 1-3

(Surrendering my concerns
         or my situation to the LORD
puts my heart in a new place,
a different perspective,
a higher rock
     where I can see my way through.)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

With God,
we shall do valiantly;
it is He
who will tread down our foes.

                Psalm 60. 12

(The key is
            with God.
Follow Him into it,
      step by step,
through what
only appears impossible.)

Monday, March 16, 2015

And an angel of the LORD
         appeared to them,
and the glory of the LORD
         shone around them,
and they were filled with fear.
And the angel said to them,
         "Be not afraid..."

                  Luke 2. 9-10

(Sometimes the center of God's will
is a mystery
and the middle of a scary place.
Even then, fear not.
Seek Him in the midst.)

Sunday, March 15, 2015

O God,
break the teeth in their mouths,
tear out the fangs 
        of the young lions, O LORD!

                     Psalm 58. 6

release the grip
    of those things I fear
that I may serve you freely.
Fear just blinds me
          to Your presence.)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

I cry to God Most High,
to God who fulfills 
      His purpose for me.

                    Psalm 57. 2

(Even in what 
     we cannot understand,
He is working in mighty ways.
Seek Him through it.)

Friday, March 13, 2015

When I am afraid,
       I put my trust in You.
In God whose word I praise,
in God I trust without a fear.
What can flesh do to me?

                 Psalm 56. 3-4

("In God I trust"
    is the antidote to fear.
It impacts everything I do,
engraved on my heart,
   not just on our coins.)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

But I call upon God,
and the LORD will save me.

             Psalm 55.16

(Not time to panic,
      but a reminder
      to seek God in this)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

     God is my helper;
the LORD 
      is the upholder of my life.

                 Psalm 54.4

(God never intended 
for us to go it alone.
Seek Him,
seek His help
       in whatever is before you today.)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

                Numbers 14.24

(It changed the course of his life,
not just about having a good attitude
      but a faithful heart).

Monday, March 9, 2015

...I will go before you...

              Mark 14.28

(Preparing our way,
   equipping our hearts,
and dwelling within.
Seek His Presence,
even in this.)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

...but now
our strength is dried up,
and there is nothing at all
but this manna to look at.

               Numbers 11.6

(Complaining will sap you.
Grumbling makes us look
right past God's goodness.)

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Offer to God 
   a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and pay your vows
          to the Most High;
and call on Me
  in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you,
and you shall glorify Me.

            Psalm 50. 14-15

(Thank Him for what He is doing,
trust Him through it,
and He will take care
               of the outcome.
The bottom line
   is He is glorified.)

Friday, March 6, 2015

And when Moses
went into the tent of meeting
to speak with the LORD...

              Numbers 7. 89

(A daily conversation,
a daily strengthening,
that changes the course
              of my day,
aligns my heart with His,
and resets my focus on Him.)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

...and they shall do all
      that needs to be done...
      each to his task
      of serving or carrying...

             Numbers 4. 26, 49

(To what has the LORD 
     appointed me today?
Pursue every endeavor with excellence.
I cannot possibly realize
     how incredibly God will use it.)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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

               Numbers 2.2

(Guidance comes when
God is not just somewhere
                   on your radar,
but the intentional focus.
In whatever you face today,
    encamp facing Him 
    on every side of your situation.)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear
though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake
   in the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble
      with its tumult.
...Be still,
      and know that I am God.

                    Psalm 46. 1-3, 10

(Even though,
even through this,
         God is.)

Monday, March 2, 2015

And He asked them,
"What do you want Me
       to do for you?"
               Mark 10.36

(Jesus asks us the same.
How do I answer Him 
      in what I face this week?
Seek Him
    and His ways
in everything
             for His glory.)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

...before the LORD

           Leviticus 24.3

(Every concern,
every endeavor,
every day)