Tuesday, June 30, 2015

But I do not account my life
   of any value
   nor as precious to myself,
if only I may accomplish my course
    and the ministry which I received
                   from the Lord Jesus,
to testify to the gospel
               of the grace of God.

                              Acts 20. 24

(Bottom line:
   my life testifies to the gospel,
         wherever He leads today,
                     in whatever I do.
There is nothing mundane
     in God's sight,
nothing that cannot be used
              powerfully by Him.)

Monday, June 29, 2015

And he did what was right
       in the eyes of the LORD...

                       2 Kings 15. 34

(Show me, O LORD,
what that looks like today.
Give me the courage and grace
           to live that way.)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

And he said,
"The LORD'S arrow of victory..."

                     2 Kings 13. 17

(Do I consider
what God will do in this?
Never forget
       Who brings the victory.)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and Your dominion
      endures to all generations.

                             Psalm 145. 13

(God is not subject
to the opinions of man.
God is still God.
And we are called
       to faithfulness and grace.)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Reach down from heaven
           and rescue me,
rescue me from deep waters,
from the power of my enemies.

                         Psalm 144.7

(God meets me 
     in my deepest need.
He releases me from my fears,
    both real and imagined.)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

                           Acts 16. 25

(Wherever God places you today,
     bring the light of Jesus there.
You never know who is watching,
who is listening,
who is desperate for Him,
       even in the most unlikely places.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

When my spirit is faint,
           You know my way.
...I cry to You, O LORD,
I say, You are my refuge.

                     Psalm 142. 3,5

(God meets me
in my deepest need.
I am not alone.)

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

...yet He did not leave Himself
                     without witness...

                                Acts 14.7

(And that may be you,
strategically appointed
         in time and place,
for His purposes and for His glory.
Even here,
even in this.)

Monday, June 22, 2015

A cheerful heart is a good medicine,
but a downcast spirit 
         dries up the bones.

                       Proverbs 17. 22

(God changes my heart and vision
         in the most impossible situations.
His joy impacts everyone around me.
Despair only trips me up.
And complaining
     doesn't make anyone feel better.)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

And the word of the Lord
    spread throughout all the region.

                     Acts 13. 49

(God's Word in you
          changes the landscape)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me;
Your steadfast love, O LORD,
                 endures for ever.

                                Psalm 138.8

(When I seek God through this situation,
He does not fill my days,
              He fulfills them
in dimensions I cannot even imagine.
God's designs run deeper still.)

Friday, June 19, 2015

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

                          Psalm 137. 4

(Every which way we can.
God places each of us strategically
in exact time and place
to do specifically that
      through everything we do today,
songs of joy and hope and strength
                     in a barren place.
Someone is always listening
     to what song you are singing
to know that God is real.)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

O give thanks to the LORD,
           for He is good,
for His steadfast love
                    endures forever.

                    Psalm 136.1

(Repeated 26 times
                   in 26 verses.
God makes the radical difference
    in our lives everyday.
Use your words
          to acknowledge Him.)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

...and with the stones 
he built an altar
     in the name of the LORD.

                     1 Kings 18. 32

(What can I do with this situation,
         what can I do with this?
Worship the LORD
with whatever He has given you,
wherever you are,
whatever you do today,
in His name,
             for His glory.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The jar of meal was not spent,
neither did the cruse of oil fail.

                     1 Kings 17. 16

(Where God guides,
                    God provides.
The outcome of every obedience
              is His glory.)

Monday, June 15, 2015

...to put His name there.

                    1 Kings 14. 21

(In whatever we do today,
     wherever He leads,
Even in what we may not understand,
we are called
               to be faithful.
Put His name there.)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

...for this thing is from Me.

                  1 Kings 12. 24

(Trust God with this mystery,
    trust God in this situation.
God redeems
   what I cannot imagine
that He may be glorified
              by means of it.)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

And he said,
     "Here I am, Lord."

                Acts 9. 10

(First response,
ready and sensitive
for today's 
     divine appointments)

Friday, June 12, 2015

And as for you,
       if you will walk before Me...

                    1 Kings 9. 4

(The LORD will use you
    beyond your wildest dreams.
He will change
     the course of your life.
He will impact 
            generations after you.)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

...that My name might be there...

                      1 Kings 8. 16

(Why am I here?
His Presence in this place,
    this situation,
    this relationship,
for His glory.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Blessed is every one
         who fears the LORD,
  who walks in His ways.

                   Psalm 128. 1

(And that is a promise.
The LORD will sustain you.
He will bless you immeasurably.
He will bear fruit through you
                   for generations.
God loves you
     more than you can know.
Even when I don't understand His ways,
            there is reason for it.)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

...but God was with him...

                Acts 7.9

(And that makes the significant difference
    wherever and in whatever.
God changes our story
                   for His glory.)

Monday, June 8, 2015

...then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great thing for them."
The LORD has done great things for us;
                             we are glad.

                           Psalm 126.2-3

(Bearing His name,
      acknowledging His hand.
Giving God praise
does not just point others to Him.
It recalibrates my heart
             and enlarges my vision.)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

And every day
in the temple and at home
they did not cease
teaching and preaching
           Jesus as the Christ.

                   Acts 5. 42

(Every day, every way,
every word, every deed.
How can I act differently
in this place,
in this situation,
in this relationship
         because I know You?
Bring the name of Jesus there.)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

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

                      1 Kings 1. 29

(His faithfulness goes before you.
Seek out the LORD.
He will bring you through this.
Things will not just work out,
          but God redeems.)

Friday, June 5, 2015

But Peter said,
"I have no silver or gold,
but I give you what I have;
in the name of 
      Jesus Christ of Nazareth,

                         Acts 3.6

(There are many things 
I am not able to do,
but what I can do
           in the name of Jesus,
God multiplies for eternity
in ways I cannot foresee.)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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

                  2 Samuel 22.4

(You are not in this alone.
God is your helper.
God is your strength.
God will bring you through this.
Calling upon the LORD,
first response,
       not last resort.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I am one of those
   who are peaceable
   and faithful in Israel.

                  2 Samuel 20. 19

(Be that voice of peace
and of God's presence in this.
He has placed you strategically.
Bring healing to the table.)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

After this Jesus revealed Himself again 
to the disciples
by the sea of Tiberius,
and He revealed Himself in this way.

                      John 21.1

(Watch for how
Jesus reveals Himself to you today.
Extraordinary ways in our every days.
Even in this.)

Monday, June 1, 2015

...the doors being shut where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood among them
and said to them,
        "Peace be with you."

                            John 20.19

(Jesus meets us in our place of fear.
He comes with His peace 
in the midst of our impossible situations.
He changes not only our hearts,
         but He changes our story.
He unlocks the thick doors of fear
         to the reality of His presence.
You are not alone.
Let Him in.)