Friday, December 25, 2009

And there were shepherds living out in the fields
nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the
glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were
terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid.
I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all
people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born
to you; he is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:8-11

Has the reality of change in my life met with the abiding birth of my Savior bringing
forth joy?

Today my Savior is born to me.

Good news and glory, light and joy, are yours forever, Lord; today is the day. May I begin each day from now by reverently bowing to your Saving Grace Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


For they that are after the flesh do mind
the things of the flesh: but they that are after
the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
Romans 8:5

Do the people I know fit neatly into one of these two categories?

What I seek I find.

Thank you, Creator God, for your immutable laws.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Ye that love the Lord, hate evil:
he preserveth the souls of saints;
he delivereth them out of the hand of
the wicked.
Psalms 97:10

When have I lacked the strength to detach myself from a toxic relationship
or habit?

God delivers and preserves the souls of his people.

Lord, you know that I long for you above all else: please remove me
from actions and conversations that do not honor you.

Friday, November 20, 2009


For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into
the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that
those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
whatsoever he saith.
Mark 11:28

To what purpose do I retain doubt in my heart?

I surrender the desires of my heart to God moment by moment.

Lord God, through Jesus Christ, will you fill my heart with your desires?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from one end of
the earth unto the other: and there thou shalt serve other gods,
which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and
stone. And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither
shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Lord shall give thee
there a trembling heart, and failing eyes, and sorrow of mind.
Deuteronomy 28:64,65

When have I been given sorrow by God in exchange for worshipping and serving
lesser powers?

Serving God is good for the mind.

Lord God, I admit and repent of my weakness in following after other lesser
powers. Please restore me to my right place with you.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I stretch forth my hands unto thee:
my soul thirsteth after thee,
as a thirsty land.
Psalms 143:6

What landscape would best mirror the condition of my soul today?

My soul is in relationship with God and the world every day.

God, I adore you for your creation, for the connection of all souls with
water, air, earth and sky.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


And truly, if they (God's people) had been mindful
of that country from whence they had come out, they
might have had opportunity to have returned. But
now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly:
wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God:
for he hath prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:15

Is my mind full of desiring God's plan or my own?

I know that God will deliver all His people.

May I surrender my plans to you, Lord, in order to desire the greater good.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


And because ye are sons, God hath sent
forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts,
crying, Abba, Father.
Galatians 4:6

When lately and why have I cried to God, my Father?

The Spirit of Jesus Christ is in my heart today.

Thank you, Father God, for the beautiful Spirit of your Son that you have
sent into the hearts of Christians everywhere.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Now is my soul troubled: and what shall
I say? Father, save me from this hour:
but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 12:27

What is revealed to me in these words of Jesus?

When my soul is troubled, I remember the purpose of Jesus' suffering.

Lord Jesus, thank you for your cause in saving us. Thank you for showing us
the way through suffering, your way.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Them (of the tribe of Dan) hath he filled with
wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of
the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and
of the embroiderer in blue, and in purple, in scarlet,
and in fine linen, and of the weaver...
Exodus 35:35

Have I seen people working for God whose hearts seem to be filled by Him
with wisdom?

God inspires people to work beautiful works for Him.

Creator God, I am in awe of all the beauty you have inspired, and all the
hearts you have blessed with wisdom.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


I beseech thee (Philemon) for my son Onesimus...
whom I have sent again: thou therefore receive
him... But without thy mind would I do nothing:
that thy benefit should not be as it were of
necessity but willingly.
Philemon 10,12a,14

Do I encourage others to make up their minds freely, or have I
developed a habit of making subtle or not-so-subtle demands?

Freedom of mind is in Christ Jesus.

Forgive me Father, through you son Christ Jesus, for the demanding pressures
I have put on others to do my will. Help me aspire to a greater freedom in you.

Monday, November 2, 2009


Why art thou cast down, O my soul?
and why art thou disquieted in me?
hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise
him for the help of his countenance.
Psalms 42:5

How shall I speak to my soul, and what part of me is speaking?

God is the lover of souls.

Lord, please give me patience with my soul's down times; may I praise you forever.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


For we commend not ourselves again unto you,
but give you occasion to glory on our behalf,
that you may have somewhat to answer them
which glory in appearance, and not in heart.
II Corinthians 5:12

What do I have to say to people who glory in appearances?

The heart of the matter is what matters most to me.

Thank you for the glorious hearts of your apostles and disciples, precious
Lord, my friend and redeemer.

Friday, October 30, 2009


And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord
hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not
done them of mine own mind.
Numbers 16:28

When lately have I known works which seem to be from the mind of God?

I detach from my own thoughts and let God through.

Almighty and everlasting God, thank you for the powerful and humble example of your
servant Moses! May I be less attached to my own thoughts and seek yours instead.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


For ye were as sheep going astray:
but are now returned unto the Shepherd
and Bishop of your souls.
1 Peter 2:25

Have I had enough of the dangers that arise from wandering without my Shepherd?

My soul has been returned to the care of Christ Jesus.

Creator God, I repent with my whole soul of the pain caused by my straying from your care.

Friday, October 23, 2009


And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house
of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them: for I have
mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them
off: for I am the Lord their God, and will hear them. And they of
Ephraim shall be like a mighty man... their heart shall
rejoice in the Lord.
Zechariah 10:6,7

How do the qualities of strength and joy emerge as I come to the place God has for me?

I feel joyful and strong in my relationship with God.

Thank you God, for hearing your people, for leading, and for your tender mercy
throughout history.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care
into the heart of Titus for you... And not that only, but who
was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this
grace, which is administered to us to the glory of the same
Lord, and declaration of your ready mind...
2 Corinthians 8:16,19

Who is responsible for a mind's readiness to receive the Gospel?

Grace abounds to the glory of God.

Thanks be to you, O God, and glory for all hearts and minds which through
your grace come to you, and minister for you.

Monday, October 19, 2009


And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly;
and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body
be preserved blameless unto the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23

Who has the power to preserve and sanctify a soul?

God desires wholesome souls.

All praise and glory are due to you, God of Peace, for your care to preserve and
sanctify the souls, spirits and bodies of your children.

Friday, October 16, 2009


Though a host should encamp against me,
my heart shall not fear: though war should
rise against me, in this will I be confident.
Psalms 27:3

How can the psalmist be so confident in his heart?

The confidence of my heart is God's presence.

God I surrender all my fears to you and ask that you would give
me confidence of heart for whatever comes.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing,
and that there be no divisions among you; but that
ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind
and in the same judgement.
1 Corinthians 1:10

What is the unity of mind that I seek?

The Christ mind is healing and unifying.

I am ready Lord, to let go of impediments to unity of mind, such as pride in my own thinking and narrow-mindedness.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and
superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with
meekness the engrafted word, which is able
to save your souls.
James 1:21

Which are the words of scripture which are speaking strongly to me of late? Am I actively living them?

My soul needs the saving power of the word of God.

May I hear you speaking to me today, Lord, through your Word.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


A sound heart is the life of the flesh:
but envy the rottenness of the bones.
Proverbs 14:30

What if I know for sure that envy would shorten my life?

My heart is enlivened by gratitude.

Thank you, Lord, for creating us to be whole and wholesome in the unity of
mind, body, and spirit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord
Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That
ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by
Spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the
day of Christ is at hand.
2 Thessalonians 2:1,2

What is my understanding of "the day of Christ?"

My mind is firm: the future belongs to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Holy One, thank you for the ever-living Hope that is Christ Jesus--past, present, and future.

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Our soul waiteth for the Lord:
he is our help and our shield.
Psalms 33:20

How does waiting for the Lord feel to me?

Our help is coming.

All helpful ideas come from you, Lord God. May I wait patiently for your guidance.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


And even as they did not like to retain God
in their knowledge, God gave them over
to a reprobate mind, to do those things which
are not convenient.
Romans 1:23

How will I retain God in my thoughts today?

I enjoy thinking about God.

Lord, I admit with sadness the frequency with which my thoughts stray from you. May I always listen to your calling me back.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord.
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Savior.
Luke 1:46,47

What relationship and purpose are proclaimed in Mary's praise?

Mary shows me the way of rejoicing.

In the Name of Jesus, I praise you, God, for the soul and spirit of our Mother Mary.

Friday, September 25, 2009


And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have
hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might
shew these my signs before him: And that thou mayest tell in
the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought
in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may
know how that I am the Lord.
Exodus 10: 1,2

Can I imagine that God is working in the hearts of world leaders today?

God is making himself known in world events.

I am in awe, Lord, of your involvement in every time, and in every heart.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds,
and destitute of truth, supposing that gain
is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
1 Timothy 6:5

Have I been drawn into some argument lately which does not serve the greater good?

I withdraw from corrupt, argumentative people.

Father God, may I remain firm in the truths you reveal to me.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Wherefore let them that suffer according to the
will of God commit the keeping of their souls
to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
1 Peter 4:19

How do I comprehend the idea that suffering can be the will of God?

My soul is committed to the good I can do today for God.

Faithful Creator God, thank you for the care that you give to all souls each and every day.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be
thou in fear of the Lord all the day long.
Proverbs 23:17

Have I been envious lately of some person or lifestyle? Do they represent the values to which I am truly committed?

I remember the goodness of God all day long.

May my heart be strengthened with the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus, and none other.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness
of speech: And not as Moses, which put a veil over his face,
that the children of Israel could not steadfastly look to the end
of that which is abolished: But their minds were blinded: for
until this day remaineth the same veil untaken away in the reading
of the old testament; which veil is done away in Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:12-14

In what way are the past and future veiled from my sight and why? What am I wanting to understand?

The Christian hope is plain to me.

Father God, thank you for the whole testimony to your love, which is clear through Jesus Christ.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


And fear not them which kill the body, but
are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear
him which is able to destroy both soul and
body in hell.
Matthew 10:28

Whose power is ultimate in life and death? Will I surrender the life of my soul to Him?

My soul is completely in God's care

Gracious God, I surrender my soul to your power, love and mercy. Thank you for your never-ending care.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on
a woman to lust after her hath committed
adultery with her already in his heart.
Matthew 5:28

What condition is my heart in lately concerning lust? Have I confessed and sought

The Lord Jesus knows the condition of my heart.

Merciful God, I confess the sin of lust and ask for you to clean my heart with forgiveness.

Friday, September 18, 2009


But let it (your adornment) be the hidden man
of the heart, in that which is not corruptible,
even ornament of a week and quiet spirit,
which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:4

Have I ever been attracted to a meek and quiet spirit? Let me think of people who exemplify this to me.

God highly values the beauty of a quiet spirit.

Lord God, may I return to peace today and trust in the beauty of your ways.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Which hope (the hope set before us),
we have as an anchor of the soul...
Hebrews 6:19a

Why does the soul need an anchor?

I am held firmly in the hope of eternal life through Christ Jesus.

Creator God, I praise and love you for the hope you offer to all people through your Son.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed,
and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto
him that is a hundred years old? and shall Sarah,
that is ninety years old bear?
Genesis 17:17

Even the great man of faith Abraham had doubt in his heart. What doubts have I had
in my heart lately?

Miracles are performed by God despite the doubts of his people.

Thank you, Father God, for creating this wonderful moment of hope and faith when Abraham laughed through his doubts. May I take my own doubts so lightly remembering your
awesome power and love to all generations.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother
Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was
found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being
a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded
to put her away privily.
Matthew 1:18,19

How does Joseph's predicament inspire me to humility of mind?

God's plan is perfect and beyond human justice.

May I have the patience, Lord, to wait on you day and night in times of crises for a plan that is closer to your will than any seemingly fair reaction of my limited mind.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say?
Father, save me from this hour:
but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 12:27

How might I grow in relationship to Jesus' example about trouble and the soul?

Trouble in the soul is within God's order.

May I live in gratitude of the sacrifice Jesus made to show all people your Mercy, Lord God; and may I surrender to times of trouble, hoping in your perfect plan.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer
to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Romans 10:1

How would my strategies for helping others change if my heart's desire
was always for their salvation?

Salvation for all is my heart's desire.

Lord, Jesus, thank you for your saving work throughout humanity,
throughout history, and into eternity.

Friday, September 4, 2009


When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained:
what is man that thou art mindful of him and the
son of man, that thou visitest him?
Psalms 8:3-4

When was the last time I experienced awe while observing the night sky?

God's mind attends to his creation, including all human beings.

Glory to you God most High, for all you contain and create moment by moment.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Then said he (Jesus) unto them, My soul
is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:
tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Matthew 26:38

Let me imagine Gethsemane at night, and the Lord's soul sorrowing.

My Lord has known deep sorrow.

I pray to watch with you, Jesus, when you call on me. Have mercy on me for my failures to stay awake with you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


By thy great wisdom and by thy traffic
hast thou increased thy riches, and thine
heart is lifted up because of thy riches...
Ezekiel 28:5

Why is it harmful to God, to others and to my soul when my heart is prideful
of worldly goods?

I return with all my heart to the riches of heaven.

Lord, I feel your Spirit moving me to detach from worldly wealth and return
my soul to simple ways.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the
dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints
and marrow, and it is a discerner of thoughts and intents
of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12

Am I ready to have my heart revealed by the scripture?

My heart is open to the powerful transforming word of God.

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy, as you reveal my heart.

Friday, August 28, 2009


For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth
eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and
lofty place, with him also that is of a contrite and
humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and
to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 57:15

How has the Spirit of the Lord revived my heart lately?

Humility revives my heart.

Praise and thanksgiving are yours always Eternal God, for your love of humble people through your Son Jesus Christ.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The Lord hath been mindful of us:
he will bless us...
Psalms 115:12a

What do I believe about the mind of God in relation to human beings?

Our past and future is in the mind of God.

Lord God, may I humble myself enough to trust your mind more than my own.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Obey them that have rule over you, and submit yourselves:
for they watch for your souls, as they that must
give account, that they may do it with joy,
and not with grief: for that is unprofitable to you.
Hebrews 13:17

Let me think of the people who have guarded my soul, and consider expressing my gratitude.

I affirm authority figures who are beneficial to my soul.

May I not cause grief to those who have my well-being in mind, for you sake, Lord Jesus.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


A good man out of the good treasure of the
heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil
man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
Matthew 12:35

What is the good treasure of my heart today?

My heart remembers the good.

Lord Jesus, my friend, thank you for dwelling in my heart so that I can love and receive love.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul
loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. I will
rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and
in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul
loveth: I sought him, but found him not.
Song of Solomon 3:12

Do the longings of my soul take me further from or closer to God?

My soul is longing for God moment by moment.

All thanks and all praise are to you, Creator God, for friends and soul mates who bring me closer to you.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep
with them that weep. Be of the same mind one
toward another. Mind not high things, but
condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise
in your own conceits.
Romans 12:15,16

When lately have I been present for another in their joy or sorrow?

I let go of judgement and experience people where they are.

Help me to let down and come down, Lord, where the experience of unity is for all people.


And I will say to my soul, Soul thou has much goods
laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink,
and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this
night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall
those things be, which thou hast provided?
Luke 12:19,20

What does the work of my soul have to do with ease, comfort and security in the future?

I attach my soul to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, not to things.

In Jesus' Name I pray to be ready, Father, when you call me home to you.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Peace I leave with you, my peace I give
unto you: not as the world giveth give I
unto you. Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

Will I take into my heart the gift that Jesus wants me to have?

I enjoy the gift of Jesus, peace in my heart.

May I choose to remember your peace in my heart more often, precious Lord.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Mine eye runneth down with rivers of water for the
destruction of the daughters of my people. Mine eye
trickleth down, and ceaseth not, without any intermission,
till the Lord look down, and behold from heaven. Mine eye
affecteth my heart, because of all the daughters of my city.
Lamentations 3:48-51

Will I stop to grieve the losses which are evident to me today? Will I allow myself to feel?

What I see affects my heart, and I let the tears come.

Lord God, I wait for you when my heart is sad, and I give you all of my tears.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


And it shall come to pass, when all these things
are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse,
which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call
them to mind...that then the Lord thy God will
turn thy captivity...
Deuteronomy 30: 1a,3a

Will I use my mind to remember God's dominion over earth, nations, and over me?

I am freed by remembering God's loving actions.

Thank you for the strength of mind to recall your love and actions. I praise you, our marvelous Creator, for faithful minds throughout history.

Monday, August 17, 2009


In your patience possess ye your souls.
Luke 21:19

How will my soul stay present today should conflict arise?

I receive patience for my soul from the Lord Jesus.

Holy One, I pray to you today for patience in all difficulties; for you are my strength and my redeemer.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


With my soul have I desired
thee in the night...
Isaiah 26:9a

In lonely times does my soul long for God?

My soul's longing is for the presence of God.

Lord, when I pray to you, please know that with my whole soul I want to feel near you.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place,
and forgive, and do, and give to every man
according to his ways, whose heart thou
knowest; for thou, even thou only, knowest
the hearts of all the children of men...
1 Kings 8:39

Does this understanding of God as the Knower of Hearts relieve any burden for me?

God is working in every heart.

Lord God, I see you as the Knower of Hearts and thank you for working throughout your creation, at the heart of everything.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Beloved, I wish above all things that thou
mayest prosper and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.

In my understanding how are health and a prospering soul related to one another?

I wish health and prosperity to all my loved ones.

Lord, please forgive my lapses in prayer, and my inconstancy of well-wishing even for my loved ones.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


And they said one to another (two of Jesus'
followers on the road to Emmaus), Did not our
hearts burn within us, while he talked with us
by the way, and while he opened to us the
Luke 24:32

When have I had a heart response to Jesus lately?

I recognize the truth with my heart.

I long for a heart connection with you, Creator God, and with Jesus Christ,
through the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Then they (the people of Gadara) went out to see
what was done: and came to Jesus, and found
the man, out of whom the devils were departed,
sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his
right mind: and they were afraid.
Luke 8:35

How does this fear of the Lord resonate within me?

Demons flee from the presence of the Lord Jesus.

May I sit quietly as by the feet of the Lord Jesus today and so receive peace of mind.