Monday, November 29, 2010

How does the Lord provide for me?

11/29/10 He gives food to those who fear Him; He always remembers his covenant. Psalm 111:5. Lord You provide my physical need for food. Lord You are also the Bread of Life to feed my soul through Your word and my time with You. My fear of You Lord doesn't involve terror but trust. Trust that You as my Father will do, be and act as You promise You will. You never fail me. Your promise to be my spiritual Father makes me Your child. This covenant can't be broken because no one can snatch me from Your hand. Lord thank you for providing for me and help me to act like Your child today.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How can I have no fear in the Lord?

11/27/10 I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14:27. Thank you Lord for the gifts You give me as a child of God. Thank you for the peace of mind that all our finances, all of our health trials, and all of our children's lives will work together for good because we love You and You have called us. Thank you for the peace of heart to know that I do not walk through these alone; You are with me through it all. You calm my troubled heart and ease my fearful mind. The world has no peace but in You I have peace that surpasses understanding.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How do I know God is faithful?

11/24/10 Those who know Your name trust in You, for You, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for You. Psalm 9:10. I know your name gives me peace in chaos, strength in adversity, and hope in hopelessness. You don't abandon me when I fail, when I fall short, when I don't measure up to others because none of that matters only my heart searching continually to be closer to You. Thank you for forgiving me when I fail, for picking me up when I fall, for not comparing me to others, and for being found when I search for You.

Monday, November 22, 2010

How has my faith grown in You?

11/22/10 And now just as you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him. Let your roots grow down deep into Him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7. Lord I accept you as the Lord of my heart. I follow You as the Light of my path. I grow in You as the Bread of my soul. I am built on you as the Chief Cornerstone of my choices. I am strong in You as the Overcomer of my opposition. I am thankful in You as the Sustainer of my life.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Who can have eternal life from the Lord?

11/20/10My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me. John 10: 27-28. Lord I admit I am a sheep in need of a shepherd. I hear You when You guide me to make right decisions, to avoid making wrong ones, to be patiently still in Your peace, and to pray for change. You know me better than I know myself and love me anyway. You give me eternal life; I can't buy it, earn it, I don't deserve it, I can't repay it. The cost of me never perishing was Your Son dying on the cross for all my sins but because He rose again to live forever I can never be snatched away from You and that is eternal life, life eternal with You.

Friday, November 19, 2010

How can the Lord help me face my enemies?

11/19/10So we can say with confidence," The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?" Hebrews 13:6. Lord You are the only sure confidence I have against my physical enemies, my spiritual enemies, my financial enemies, and my mental enemies. Lord I need Your help today. I don't know how all this is to work out but You do and You can work it for the good because I love You. I will not fear the pain, I will not fear the attacks of Satan, I will not fear the money we don't have, and I will not fear the anxiety that comes. People bring pain but You bring healing. Satan brings attacks but You bring hope. Unemployment limits our funds but You provide our needs. Anxiety tries to overwhelm but You overcome. You are my all in all.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

How can the Lord help me face death?

11/18/10Whom have I in heaven but You? I desire You more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; He is mine forever. Psalm 73:25-26. Lord thank You that I have direct access to You as Your child. Forgive me for letting my priorities get out of whack and desiring things more than You. Thank You for the reminder You give that when my health fails it's because this is not my home. Thank You that when my spirit grows weak Your strength is made perfect through me. You were the same in the yesterday that I chose to love You, You are the same in the today that I choose to honor You with my life and You will be the same in the forever I will spend with You in eternity. You are mine and I am Yours.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How can God give me courage?

11/17/10"This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9. Lord You are not asking but commanding me to be strong in You even though I am weak. You are commanding me to be courageous even though I have doubts. You are commanding me to not be afraid because fear doesn't come from You. You are commanding me to not be discouraged because greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. You promising to be with me wherever I go gives me the courage to go into today. Thank You.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Why do I receive God’s correction?

11/15/10For the Lord corrects those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. Proverbs 3:12. Lord I receive Your correction and know that my way is imperfect but You are the Way, the Truth and the Light. I don't enjoy the correction but help me to learn quickly what You are trying to teach me; I am willing to learn and change. I pray my children know how much I do delight in them and that I correct them for no other reason but for them to know You, live a life pleasing to You and be an impact for You to those around them.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How can the Lord provide me contentment?

11/10/10Don't love money; be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, "I will never fail you, I will never abandon you." Hebrews 13:5. Lord forgive me for losing focus in the past and not honoring You with my tithe but loving the things money could buy me more. I am satisfied with whatever I have and give back to You with a willing heart. You never fail; You never abandon; You are absolute when nothing in this world is. I am content with what I have because of who I am in You.

Monday, November 8, 2010

How is the Lord my comfort?

11/8/10The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust Him. Nahum 1:7. Lord You comfort me by being the constant good in, my life even when I and the circumstances around me are not so good. You shield me from the rain of doubt, the winds of rebuke, the cold shoulders, and the blazing heat of unkind words. You are close when no one else is. I trust You with all my heart, soul and strength.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM - What do You, Lord, see as a child’s duties?

11/4/10My child if your heart is wise, my own heart will rejoice! Everything in me will celebrate when you speak what is right. Proverbs 23:15-16. Lord I am so grateful for where my children are right now; for the wisdom each of them has gained so far from their life experiences in You. I celebrate Sean doing right and sharing his bible with an atheist at boot camp, Josh doing right and taking steps for his future now that he is a senior, Trinity doing right and turning herself around not only making honor roll but making wise life changes, and for Cindy's heart being right enough to stand before others and worship and do a bible study with her boyfriend who loves the Lord. I celebrate and rejoice that these You have given me to train are beginning to stand and walk towards You.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Why do I have my children?

11/3/10Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him. Psalm 127:3. Lord forgive me because so often I fail to see what a blessing to my life my children are and I don't value enough the few years You have given me to love them in my home. They are a reward I couldn't earn and couldn't imagine being without. I pray they know today how much they have blessed me and how I pray they are a blessing to others.

Monday, November 1, 2010

How do You see charity?

11/1/10Give freely and become more wealthy; be stingy and lose everything. The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. Proverbs 11:24-25. I pray blessings on all those that have given freely, generously and refreshed us abundantly during this time of testing in our family. You have put it upon so many friends' hearts to bless us and I pray they become wealthier, prosper incredibly, and be refreshed themselves. All I can say is thank You Lord I am so grateful.