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.