Saturday, May 31, 2008

Feeding the Needy

May 9, 2008 – Friday

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink.

Proverbs 25:21

Lord, help me to be sensitive to the needs of those around me today. Amen.


Lord, help me to offer my enemy (anyone I don’t seem to like or they don’t like me) food and drink so that they may live to come to know You. Lord, help me mind my tongue and release Your love for them. God, You are the only example I should look to for lovingkindness. Lord, help me to let Your light shine through me and bring You honor and glory in all that I do. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen.


May 10, 2008 – Saturday

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them.

Matthew 7:12

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.


I remember being younger and comparing myself with others. If only I was made up of all these other people, maybe then I would be accepted. People pleasing is a dangerous game to be playing. You can spend all your time, money and energy on altering the person God designed you to be. The thing is – I was still unhappy – and so very tired of trying to keep up. Which, maybe I had to go through it in order to appreciate the fact that God has blessed me with true friends.

I want to thank all my friends and family – for being a true friend – and for caring…

Love you All!!

God's Faithfulness

May 11, 2008 – Sunday

Happy Mother’s Day!!

There failed not aught of any good thing which the Lord had spoken…all came to pass.

Joshua 21:45

Father, thank You that You have always kept Your promises. Amen.


Joshua 21
Towns for the Levites
1 Now the family heads of the Levites approached Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the heads of the other tribal families of Israel 2 at Shiloh in Canaan and said to them, "The LORD commanded through Moses that you give us towns to live in, with pasturelands for our livestock." 3 So, as the LORD had commanded, the Israelites gave the Levites the following towns and pasturelands out of their own inheritance:

4 The first lot came out for the Kohathites, clan by clan. The Levites who were descendants of Aaron the priest were allotted thirteen towns from the tribes of Judah, Simeon and Benjamin. 5 The rest of Kohath's descendants were allotted ten towns from the clans of the tribes of Ephraim, Dan and half of Manasseh.

6 The descendants of Gershon were allotted thirteen towns from the clans of the tribes of Issachar, Asher, Naphtali and the half-tribe of Manasseh in Bashan.

7 The descendants of Merari, clan by clan, received twelve towns from the tribes of Reuben, Gad and Zebulun.

8 So the Israelites allotted to the Levites these towns and their pasturelands, as the LORD had commanded through Moses.

9 From the tribes of Judah and Simeon they allotted the following towns by name 10 (these towns were assigned to the descendants of Aaron who were from the Kohathite clans of the Levites, because the first lot fell to them):

11 They gave them Kiriath Arba (that is, Hebron), with its surrounding pastureland, in the hill country of Judah. (Arba was the forefather of Anak.) 12 But the fields and villages around the city they had given to Caleb son of Jephunneh as his possession.

13 So to the descendants of Aaron the priest they gave Hebron (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Libnah, 14 Jattir, Eshtemoa, 15 Holon, Debir, 16 Ain, Juttah and Beth Shemesh, together with their pasturelands—nine towns from these two tribes.

17 And from the tribe of Benjamin they gave them Gibeon, Geba, 18 Anathoth and Almon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.

19 All the towns for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.

20 The rest of the Kohathite clans of the Levites were allotted towns from the tribe of Ephraim:

21 In the hill country of Ephraim they were given Shechem (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Gezer, 22 Kibzaim and Beth Horon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.

23 Also from the tribe of Dan they received Eltekeh, Gibbethon, 24 Aijalon and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—four towns.

25 From half the tribe of Manasseh they received Taanach and Gath Rimmon, together with their pasturelands—two towns.

26 All these ten towns and their pasturelands were given to the rest of the Kohathite clans.

27 The Levite clans of the Gershonites were given:
from the half-tribe of Manasseh,
Golan in Bashan (a city of refuge for one accused of murder) and Be Eshtarah, together with their pasturelands—two towns;

28 from the tribe of Issachar,
Kishion, Daberath, 29 Jarmuth and En Gannim, together with their pasturelands—four towns;

30 from the tribe of Asher,
Mishal, Abdon, 31 Helkath and Rehob, together with their pasturelands—four towns;

32 from the tribe of Naphtali,
Kedesh in Galilee (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Hammoth Dor and Kartan, together with their pasturelands—three towns.

33 All the towns of the Gershonite clans were thirteen, together with their pasturelands.

34 The Merarite clans (the rest of the Levites) were given:
from the tribe of Zebulun,
Jokneam, Kartah, 35 Dimnah and Nahalal, together with their pasturelands—four towns;

36 from the tribe of Reuben,
Bezer, Jahaz, 37 Kedemoth and Mephaath, together with their pasturelands—four towns;

38 from the tribe of Gad,
Ramoth in Gilead (a city of refuge for one accused of murder), Mahanaim, 39 Heshbon and Jazer, together with their pasturelands—four towns in all.

40 All the towns allotted to the Merarite clans, who were the rest of the Levites, were twelve.

41 The towns of the Levites in the territory held by the Israelites were forty-eight in all, together with their pasturelands. 42 Each of these towns had pasturelands surrounding it; this was true for all these towns.

43 So the LORD gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there. 44 The LORD gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the LORD handed all their enemies over to them. 45 Not one of all the LORD's good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.


May 12, 2008 – Monday

Let now your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

Thank You Father, for the promise of Your peace in the midst of all circumstances. Help me rest in it. Amen.


God You are so Amazing and Wonderful. You perform miracles everyday evident by the sunrise, sunset and all the moments in between. Lord, I thank You for Your beautiful creation. Help each and everyone of us to take a moment to appreciate Your Wonders!! God bless me with Your comfort and peace today – I am so edgy today and I need help resisting my fleshly impulse to cry and run!! In Jesus Holy and Precious Name. Amen!!


May 14, 2008 – Wednesday

Your Father knoweth that ye have need of…things…See ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Luke 12:30-31

Thank You Father for giving me what I need from day to day. Amen.


Do Not Worry
22Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[b]? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.


May 15, 2008 – Thursday

We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.

Colossians 1:3

Lord, bring to mind anyone You would have me pray for today. Amen.


Colossians 1
1Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

2To the holy and faithful[a] brothers in Christ at Colosse:
Grace and peace to you from God our Father.[b]

Thanksgiving and Prayer
3We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints— 5the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for you in heaven and that you have already heard about in the word of truth, the gospel 6that has come to you. All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth. 7You learned it from Epaphras, our dear fellow servant, who is a faithful minister of Christ on our[c] behalf, 8and who also told us of your love in the Spirit.

9For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully 12giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[d] to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. 13For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14in whom we have redemption,[e] the forgiveness of sins.


May 16, 2008 – Friday

With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Job 12:12

Lord, make me more thoughtful of older people. Let me learn from their wisdom and be enriched by their experience. May I be a comfort, help and joy to them. Amen.


Job 12
1 Then Job replied:

2 "Doubtless you are the people,
and wisdom will die with you!

3 But I have a mind as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
Who does not know all these things?

4 "I have become a laughingstock to my friends,
though I called upon God and he answered—
a mere laughingstock, though righteous and blameless!

5 Men at ease have contempt for misfortune
as the fate of those whose feet are slipping.

6 The tents of marauders are undisturbed,
and those who provoke God are secure—
those who carry their god in their hands. [a]

7 "But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish of the sea inform you.

9 Which of all these does not know
that the hand of the LORD has done this?

10 In his hand is the life of every creature
and the breath of all mankind.

11 Does not the ear test words
as the tongue tastes food?

12 Is not wisdom found among the aged?
Does not long life bring understanding?

13 "To God belong wisdom and power;
counsel and understanding are his.

14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt;
the man he imprisons cannot be released.

15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought;
if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.

16 To him belong strength and victory;
both deceived and deceiver are his.

17 He leads counselors away stripped
and makes fools of judges.

18 He takes off the shackles put on by kings
and ties a loincloth [b] around their waist.

19 He leads priests away stripped
and overthrows men long established.

20 He silences the lips of trusted advisers
and takes away the discernment of elders.

21 He pours contempt on nobles
and disarms the mighty.

22 He reveals the deep things of darkness
and brings deep shadows into the light.

23 He makes nations great, and destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and disperses them.

24 He deprives the leaders of the earth of their reason;
he sends them wandering through a trackless waste.

25 They grope in darkness with no light;
he makes them stagger like drunkards.


May 17, 2008 – Saturday

Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it…On it thou shalt not do any work.

Deuteronomy 5:12,14

A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the most joyous day of the whole week. – Henry W Beecher


Deuteronomy 5
The Ten Commandments
12 "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.


When was the last time that you really rested on the Sabbath? When have you actually rested the way God intended us to rest?

In my life, there is little time for rest, relaxation and rejuvenation; at least that is how I see it. I do have to tell you that the life that God has placed in front of me, He supplies everything (including rest and sanity) that I need to accomplish the tasks He has set on my path. Sometimes it is a struggle to attempt to do it all, and honestly there are a lot of things that don’t get done because I tend to follow God’s lead. For example, I gave up taking care of the house every single day; I relinquished my control over the spotlessness of the kitchen, the joy of keeping the laundry hampers empty, the garbage taken out nightly, the weekly grocery store visits, the balancing of the checkbook, and the sparkly bathroom. These are the things that have been placed on the back-burner in order to enjoy in-depth Bible study, true fellowship, and intense conversation, building friendships, helping those in need, serving in the church, loving and supporting my children, and keeping my job. Sounds funny, but it is true.

There are those who think this “lifestyle” is not appropriate. Honestly, I don’t care about the opinion of others (don’t get me wrong, I happen to love these others, just not their opinions). I believe that this life I am leading is God centered. I really believe that I am where God wants me, doing what He commands. I am truly blessed by what God has provided – and I have no intention of stopping!!!


May 18, 2008 – Sunday

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord.

Philippians 3:8

Lord, help me to trust You. It is hard to believe I don’t have to perform in a set way to be acceptable to You. Help my unbelief. Amen.


Philippians 3
No Confidence in the Flesh
1Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you.

2Watch out for those dogs, those men who do evil, those mutilators of the flesh. 3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh— 4though I myself have reasons for such confidence.
If anyone else thinks he has reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for legalistic righteousness, faultless.

7But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. 10I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

Preparing Hearts

May 19, 2008 – Monday

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.

Proverbs 16:1

Father, give me Your Holy Spirit so that my heart will be strengthened for the work of this day. Amen.


Oh Heavenly Father, You are so amazing, You refresh my spirit and bless me with excitement and joy!! God, I commit this day to You – I want to bring You honor and glory and further Your kingdom by following the path that You have set before me. Lord, help me let Your light shine, help me to approach situations with confidence, please work with diligence and integrity. Lord, help me love Your children well. In Jesus Holy and Precious Name. Amen.


May 20, 2008 – Tuesday

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.

Song of Solomon 2:12

Father, please give me ears to hear the music of the wakening world around me. Amen.


OK – I don’t know a lot about this book – but I dare you to read the chapter!

But – I love sleeping all night and having the birds chirping wake me up. That is such a sweeter song that the alarm clock buzzing in my ear.

O Abba, You sustain me in so many ways; breath, food, drink, knowledge, entertainment, work, and fellowship – there are so many things that I am grateful for and so many things that I praise You for. Lord, continue to energize me through communion with You, reading and being in Your Word. Silent meditation with You. Lessons provided to learn and people to help. God, You orchestrate them all – so perfectly – so wisely – and so magnificently!! God You are amazing to me. I love You so very much!! In Jesus Holy and Precious Name!!! Amen.

1 John

Good Afternoon All!!

I was challenged in my Sunday school class to read 1 John. These are some of the things that really made an impression on me:

1 John 1:5-7

5This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all[b] sin.

1 John 2:27

27As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.

1 John 3:1

1How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

1 John 4:7

7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

1 John 5:1-5

1Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. 2This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. 3This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, 4for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. 5Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

What are your thoughts?


May 21, 2008 – Wednesday

God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.

1 John 5:11

May the beauty of spring remind me of the promise of new life. Amen.


God, Your sacrifice of Your only Son, is too much for me to comprehend. Jesus had to suffer and die for me. This act of love is immeasurable, and my human brain, heart and soul can’t fathom it. I can only be in Awe of You!!!

All children of God know what a gift we have received – being transformed into what God had originally designed – living the full and blessed life that He orchestrated – our only task is to obey His commands and follow Him. Those who have walked with Jesus for several years have learned how to live according to His ways – and can testify to the countless blessings, whether they are in the valley of the shadows or basking in His light. Now I am relatively new to this exciting life, I am eager to please and hungry for His Word and thirsty for His Ways. God has granted me the sustenance at my maturity level – and is faithful through out my learning/pruning – God continues to forgive me and nurture me as I learn enthusiastically!!! I love being able to love others with God’s perfect love!!! I love getting involved and helping out where ever I can!! I love being able to swim in God’s Word and be filled with His wisdom!!! I love that I can tell Him anything and everything – I know that He is interested in me, and wants to listen to what is on my heart! God is just so wonderful – He is uncontainable!!!


May 22, 2008 – Thursday

Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Timothy 4:12

Please help me to speak freely with others, speaking with dignity, joy, and purpose. Keep me, Lord, from empty talk. Amen.


Ephesians 4:29:

29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Oh God, what a wonderful reminder that our words and actions are important to those around us. Words are powerful and the misuse of them can have devastating effects. Lord, please help me keep my tongue in check, my thoughts on You, and let Your love flow freely to those around me. Lord, I know that You are pleased with me – that I have faith in You – God continue working within me so that I may further Your kingdom and bring You honor and glory!! In Jesus Holy and Precious Name. Amen.

God's Peace

May 23, 2008 – Friday

And My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Isaiah 32:18

Dear Father, please make within my heart a quiet place where You will always be at home. Amen.


Dear Heavenly Father, You know that our hearts are not quiet places – at least not for very long. God, You have granted me peace in times of trials and suffering. I thank You for Your presence in my life. Your presence should be the first thing that I seek, I know that I fall short, I am constantly getting distracted and unable to settle my thoughts to focus on You. Lord, You are the only One who can help me get through everything. Lord, I pray that You continue to guide my thoughts and actions through out the day in order to further Your kingdom and bring You honor and glory. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen.

Lord's Prayer

May 24, 2008 – Saturday

Jesus said unto them, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 22:37

Jesus, I want to follow Your commands by loving the Lord with my entire being. Show me how to love You today. Amen.


" 'Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10your kingdom come,
your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11Give us today our daily bread.
12Forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.[a]' 14For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Have you prayed this lately? I know I haven’t prayed it enough!!

God's Light

May 25, 2008 – Sunday

For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward them that fear Him.

Psalm 103:11

Lord, may Your beauty reflect through me to others. I pray that Your love will be what others see when they look at me. Amen.


Have you ever been mistaken for Christ? Is this a goal of yours? There is a song that is played on the radio – I wanna be mistaken for Jesus. OK – I understand that you can’t hear me sing (you are the lucky ones). But as we are “being intentional” are we really allowing His light and love shine through? Or is it possibly more like our humanness trying to conform to our idea of Jesus? Something to reflect upon as we enjoy this holiday weekend!!!


May 26, 2008 – Monday

Abide thou with Me, fear not…but with Me thou shalt be in safeguard.

1 Samuel 22:23

Lord, I thank You for my friends. Bless and keep them, these special people You created and filled with qualities that have meant so much to me. Thank You for all the times we’ve shared together. Bless our friendship. Amen.


If you have true friends – take a moment to appreciate them. Praise them for their attributes and hold them accountable when they stray, you are aware that they do the same for you. Speak in love all the time! You never know who is watching and listening – seeds are sometimes planted without our knowledge!!


May 27, 2008 – Tuesday

The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations.

Psalm 33:11

We would be more grateful if we knew how much of what we take for granted is planned by God.


Oh Heavenly Father, I think that I am dependant on You, and then You show me that I have been relying on my own understanding and bring me back into Your arms and realize Your wisdom in the situation. I am thankful that You have chosen a path for me to walk, and I am so grateful that You have not forsaken me. Lord, I see the positive in each situation, and remain joyful through the storm. I trust You as we walk through the day together!! In Jesus Heavenly Name. Amen.


May 28, 2008 – Wednesday

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

Thank You Father for the reminder that You can make something out of nothing. Amen.


Abba, You are so Awesome and Powerful. There isn’t anyone or thing that can compare to You. God help me to take the focus off of my little life and fix it on You. God, all things just run better when You are in charge. Every little detail is considered and handled with love and grace. Father, I place my entire being in Your hands, and I trust that Your will be done. Lord, I pray for wisdom through this trial, as well as patience, peace and joy. God I am thankful that I am being taught by You. I rejoice in the fact that through this experience I will be closer to You, and hopefully more mature. Lord I pray that I am alert to the Holy Spirit moving within me, guiding and directing me so that Your tasks will be accomplished. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen.

Praising Others

May 29, 2008 – Thursday

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs 27:2

Help me, Father, to be humble today with my words. Amen.


Oh Heavenly Father, Your Word is Alive and Active in me – and I believe that Your Holy Spirit resides within me and I can feel Your presence and Your guidance. God, when my flesh is weak then my tongue goes wild, You are always strong and I rely on You for everything that I need to get through the day. God – I look to You first and praise You through everything. God, thank You so very much for the rain this morning – You know how much I enjoy the rain and the trees – the wind blowing. God, You are just magnificent. God, You know that I learned about the battle in Joshua 10 last night. And as I was watching the rain come down, I wondered. God, do You tell each rain drop where to go too? I see You in the smallest detail – I know that You are concerned for every little thing on this planet – I am so thankful that You have chosen me as Your child. I am in Awe of You!! In Your Son’s Holy and Precious Name – Jesus!!! Amen!!

God's Light

May 30, 2008 – Friday

Men light a candle, and put it…on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Matthew 5:15

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. – James Barrie


Granted, I can testify to this statement but I don’t believe that we can intentionally try to turn those rays of sunshine on ourselves. God’s light must shine through me – He is the source of my Sonshine!!!

My version of this quote would be more like this:

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others never realize that the affect they have.


Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others can’t contain it. Only God can control the power of the Son.


May 31, 2008 – Saturday

Praise the Lord, call upon His name, declare His doings among the people, make mention that His name is exalted.

Isaiah 12:4

Heavenly Father, when the news reports cause anxieties and fears to surround me, may I pause and remember that You have the final word. Amen.


Isaiah 12
Songs of Praise
1 In that day you will say:
"I will praise you, O LORD.
Although you were angry with me,
your anger has turned away
and you have comforted me.

2 Surely God is my salvation;
I will trust and not be afraid.
The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my song;
he has become my salvation."

3 With joy you will draw water
from the wells of salvation.

4 In that day you will say:
"Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name;
make known among the nations what he has done,
and proclaim that his name is exalted.

5 Sing to the LORD, for he has done glorious things;
let this be known to all the world.

6 Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion,
for great is the Holy One of Israel among you."


June 1, 2008 – Sunday

That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man.

Ephesians 3:16

Thank You, Father, for giving me the strength when I am weak. Amen.


A Prayer for the Ephesians
14For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15from whom his whole family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.