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.