Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ezekiel 12:7

And it shall be, when they say unto thee, wherefore
sighest thou? that thou shalt answer, for the tidings;
because it (the sword of the Lord) cometh: and every
heart shall melt...

What is my human response to the justice of God?

My heart responds to God.

My heart is calling to you, God, for mercy in your Judgement Day.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

James 1:26

If any man among you seem to be religious,
and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his
own heart, this man's religion is vain.

What works best for me in restraining my tongue?

The truth of my faith is in my mouth today.

In your presence, Oh Lord, I repent wholeheartedly of misspoken,
unkind words.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hebrews 12:3

For consider him that endured such
contradiction of sinners against himself,
lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Is my mind weary of hearing the assertions of falsehood? Will I recall the
mighty endurance of the Lord when sinners spoke against him?

I think of the Lord's endurance and so strengthen my mind.

Father God, thank you for showing me Jesus and so caring for
my mind.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hebrews 10:38

Now the just shall live by faith: but if any
man draw back, my soul shall have no
pleasure in him.

Can I remember a time recently when I felt God's pleasure in my life?

My faith is growing for God's pleasure.

Dear God, I confess the doubts of my mind which have cut me off
from your pleasure; and I return my mind to you now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hebrews 3:7-8

Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today
if ye will hear his voice, harden not your
hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of
temptation in the wilderness...

Am I hoping to hear the voice of God in my heart today?

I am listening for God.

Lord Jesus, please help me to be aware of any hardness in my
attitude today; then may I confess to you my Friend.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Titus 1:15

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them
that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure;
but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

What will I do today to clean up my thoughts?

I keep my head clear by focusing on Christ Jesus.

Dear God, I pray that you will keep me from wrong thinking today
so that my sight will be clear to see your glory all around.

Monday, November 29, 2010

1 Timothy 1:5

Now the end of the commandment is
charity out of a pure heart, and a
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.

Am I giving with expectation of return? Let me be clear
about the Source of my gift and the gratitude which moves me to give.

Today my goal is a heart full of faith and a clear conscience.

Lord God, I confess the times lately when my caring for others has been
motivated by a wish for attention or approval rather than by my faith in you.
Help me to return to you with clarity of purpose.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

2 Thessalonians 3:5

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love
of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

How might my emotions be affected if I were actively
patiently waiting for Christ?

I experience the love of God today while I wait for Christ to appear.

How wonderful you are, my God, that you always direct my heart
to love.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1 Thessalonians 5:23

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.

Where in my days am I the most at risk for losing my peace?

The God of peace takes action to make me holy and keep me that way.

Lord God, forgive me for my arrogance when I have believed that through my own
efforts I could be saved.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in
psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Which psalms dwell fully in my heart through memorization?

The word of Christ is grace in my heart.

May I be reminded to sing more often to you, my Friend
and my Redeemer.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God rule in your
hearts, to the which also ye are called
in one body; and be ye thankful.

How are peace and community integrated in my life?

I find my peace through membership in the body of Christ.

Thank-you God for creating the possibility for all of us
to experience peace in unity.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Colossians 2:18

Let no man beguile you of your reward in
a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels,
intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind.

Am I easily diverted from the Gospel by all kinds of popular
spiritual claims?

My mind is rewarded by focusing on Christ Jesus.

I confess, God, that I have at times wandered with my mind into spiritual teachings
which are less than the Gospel. Help me, Lord, to come back to the Truth every day,
as revealed in your Word.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Colossians 2:1,2

For I would that ye knew what great conflict
I have for you, and for them at Laodicea... that their
hearts might be comforted being knit together
in love...

Is my heart knit together with the hearts of other believers?

My heart is part of a great weaving of love.

Lord, I praise you for being the Creator of caring relationships.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Philippians 4:6,7

Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God, And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

Is my prayer life bringing peace to my mind today?

The peace of God is mine through Christ Jesus.

With awe and thanksgiving, Lord God, I bring to you
the concerns of my heart and mind, hoping for the peace
that passes understanding.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Ephesians 6:5

Servants, be obedient to them that are your
masters according to the flesh, with fear and
trembling, in singleness of heart, as unto Christ...

What feelings do I have about being a servant?

In all circumstances my service is to the Lord.

Lord Jesus, please grace me with a right attitude towards the
service you have given me to perform.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ephesians 5:18,19

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess:
but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
and making melody in your heart to the Lord...

What spiritual songs do I know by heart?

There is music in my heart for God today.

I adore you, Creator God, for the beauty of spiritual music.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

II Corinthians 4:4,5

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that
are lost: In whom the god of this world hath
blinded the minds of them which believe not,
lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

Am I trusting the God of this world today, or the truth of the Gospel?

The Gospel is full of light for my mind.

Lord God, please inspire me often to seek you in your word,
for the enlightening of my mind, and have mercy on my mind
when it is full of the god of this world.

Monday, November 8, 2010

1 Corinthians 4:5

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until
the Lord come, who both will bring to light
the hidden things of darkness, and will make
manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall
every man have praise of God.

Do I consider myself to be a righteous judge? In what situations lately
am I tempted to judge others? Do I judge myself?

I wait on the the Lord for truth and justice.

Come, Lord Jesus: bring Light to our darkness.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Acts 15:8,9

And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare
them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost,
even as he did unto us; and put no difference between
us and them (the Jews and the Gentiles), purifying
their hearts by faith.

Where is the "us and them" dilemma in my life today?

I look for the Holy Spirit to unify and harmonize groups of people.

Lord God, help me to see the unity that you have designed.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

John 16:22

And ye now therefore have sorrow;
but I will see you again, and your heart
shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

Am I looking for Him?

The joy of my heart is Jesus.

Thank you, God, for the truth of your returning presence
and the joy it brings.

Friday, November 5, 2010

John 14:1

Let not your hearts be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in me.

What is troubling my heart today?

I believe, and so I unburden my heart.

Thank-you Father God, that you want my heart to be
free of trouble; and you provide the way for this to be so through Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Luke 24,25

(on the road to Emmaus) Then he said unto them,
O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the
prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered
these things, and enter into his glory?

Is my heart slow to believe good news?

I embrace God's plan of salvation.

God, I give you my heart for healing in hopes the I will follow Jesus
to glory.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Luke 21:25,26

And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon,
and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations,
with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts
failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which
are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.

How could my heart be strong enough for the end of times?

God's heart is my stronghold.

Lord God, I trust in you. Please draw me close when fears threaten
my heart.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Luke 12;34

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

What heavenly treasures will I enjoy today?

My heart is within God's majesty.

God, you are the source of all treasure; and I love you above all else.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Luke 12:29

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what
ye shall drink, neither be ye of a doubtful mind.

What am I looking for with my mind?

My mind is full with the promises of Christ.

Thank-you Father, that when I seek you, you are near.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Luke 9:46,47

Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of
them should be greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the thought
of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, and said
unto them, whosoever shall receive this child in my name
receiveth me.

In what way is a child like the Jesus I know?

Today I seek what is simple and true in Jesus.

Please help me to loosen my grasp on this world, God, and to delight with
you as your child.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Luke 8:15

...on the good ground are they,
which in an honest and good heart,
having heard the word, keep it, and
bring forth fruit with patience.

Am I caring for the ground of my being today, which is the condition of
my heart?

I work with firmness today on the condition of my heart.

Lord God, I confess any ways that my heart is angry and selfish today; and
I ask for your forgiveness and for healing.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Luke 6:45

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart
bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out
of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which
is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth

What is the nature of my abundance?

Today I am careful to speak of what is good.

Lord Jesus, may I be forgiven for the times when my thoughts are
all negative and when my speech is that way too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Luke 2:18,19

And all they that heard it wondered at those
things which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered
them in her heart.

Have I learned to apply my heart towards pondering and wondering
about goodness?

I keep thoughts of Jesus in my heart.

I praise you Creator God, for Mary's immaculate heart.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Luke 1:46,47

And Mary said, my soul doth magnify the Lord,
and my spirit hath rejoiced in God, my Savior.

How do I express the joy that I have in God?

My joy increases as I love God today.

Thank you God, for the benefit of Mary's example to the world, and to me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Luke 1:17

And he (John the Baptist) shall go before him in the
spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the
fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the
wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared
for the Lord.

I will list my concerns for my children today and then seek the Holy Spirit.

Right relationships ready me for the Lord.

Thank you, God, for preparing a way for parents to love their children
through the Way of Christ Jesus.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Mark 16:14

Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat
at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief
and hardness of heart, because they believed not them
which had seen him after he was risen.

How do I feel when I believe that Christ has risen?

Today I soften my heart by believing in the resurrection of Christ Jesus.

Merciful God, I confess times and places where my heart has been hard
towards you and towards others. I pray that you would touch my heart with
more believing in the risen Christ.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mark 8:37

Or what shall a man give in exchange
for his soul?

Can I imagine my soul as having value? What value?

Living a soulful life today is my gift to God.

May my soul magnify you, Redeemer and Friend.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Matthew 6:20-21

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Which of my possessions do I value the most and why?

My heart is full of treasure.

Lord God, I confess that I have valued material things above spiritual gifts;
and so, I seek healing and mercy from the treasure house of your grace.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mark 5:15

And they come to Jesus, and see him that
was possessed with the devil, and had the legion,
sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind:
and they were afraid.

Am I willing to believe that faith in the Lord Jesus can
restore people to sanity?

My mind is healed in Christ Jesus.

What a wonderful miracle you worked with the man who was
possessed, through your son Jesus, dear God our Healer and our Creator.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Matthew 22:37-38

Jesus said unto him (a lawyer) thou shalt
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.

Do I know that all my loving is for God?

Today with my mind and soul I love God.

May I be present enough in all my moments to be clear about
loving you, dear Lord.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ezekiel 10:32

And that which cometh into your mind,
shall not be at all, that ye say, we shall be as
the heathen, as the families of the countries, to serve
wood and stone.

Am I tempted by a lesser good than the Holy Trinity?

Dark imaginings are overcome by God.

Thank you God, for knowing the thoughts of your people and leading your
people to the bright future you have imagined.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Jeremiah 51:50

Ye that have escaped the sword, go away,
stand not still: remember the LORD afar off,
and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

From what have I escaped; what action am I taking in response; what do I know of the city set on a hill?

I envision the Holy City.

Good God, in order to seek you, I move in my mind towards sacred images
of hope and beauty.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jeremiah 44:21

The incense that ye burned in the cities of Judah,
and in the streets of Jerusalem, ye, and your fathers, your kings,
and your princes, and the people of the land, did not the Lord
remember them, and came it not into his mind?

Let me remember and consider that there are a vast number of
people of all nations and of all occupations, praying at all times.

The mind of God retains the prayers of His people.

Lord, what a peace you give to me when I remember that you have
the past, present, and future, and all the prayers of your people in your Mind.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Jeremiah 31:12

Therefore, they shall come and sing in the height of
Zion, and shall flow together in the goodness of the Lord...
and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they
shall not sorrow any more at all.

Do I thirst for the watered garden of the Lord's goodness?

I enjoy the heights of worship and coming together with others.

Thank you, God, for all worshipful songs that bring
people together within goodness.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

How will I keep my mind focused on God today?

Trusting God gives me peace.

I praise you, Lord of All, for the dwelling place of peace which you have
created in the minds of your children.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ecclesiastes 9:1

For all this I considered in my heart even to
declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise,
and their works are in the hand of God...

Will I stop to think today about the good in the world and God's
hand in it?

I trust that God is working through people.

Lord, I now take time with my heart to ponder and to praise you for the
miraculous ways you are working in the world through many wise and careful

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Isaiah 42:1

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect,
in whom my soul delighteth, I have put my spirit
upon him: he shall bring forth judgement to the Gentiles.

How would my life change if I believed that its purpose is to give God

Today I offer my present to God for His delight.

God, please show me the areas of my life which could delight you more,
if I would give them more attention.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Proverbs 21:28

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination:
how much more, when he bringeth it with
a wicked mind?

When my thoughts are full of harm, is this the time to do service?

Prayer life produces true gifts.

Thank you God, for bringing me to to your presence where all
gifts originate.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Proverbs 4:4

He (Father God) taught me also, and said
unto me, let thine heart retain my words:
keep my commandments and live.

What Godly words will I repeat by heart today?

My heart retains God's Word.

I am in awe of your Word, Lord God; and I know its life-giving power
in my heart.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Genesis 6:5

And God saw that the wickedness of man
was great in the earth, and that every
imagination of the thoughts of his heart
was only evil continually.

How will I use my imagination today?

I choose to imagine a good and lovely future.

Thank you, Jesus my Lord, for bringing the message of salvation and hope
to my heart.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Psalms 77:6

I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with my own heart;
and my spirit made diligent search.

What songs of faith light my way in the dark?

With God I remember; I commune; and I search.

I repent of forgetting the Beauty and the Truth. I repent of isolating my self from Life;
I repent of giving up the search for you, my Lord. Have mercy and bring me close to you.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Psalms 66:16

Come and hear, all ye that fear God,
and I will declare what he hath done
for my soul.

What do I have to share today as evidence of God's having helped my soul?

Everything that I have to share today was first given to me by God.

Father God, please embolden me to share the good news of your Love.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Psalms 62:10

...if riches increase, set not your heart
upon them.

Is my heart invested in possessions, and if so, which ones?

I set my heart on the gifts of Love.

Our one provider, God, I pray that you would help me to keep my heart for the
riches of heaven.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Psalms 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.

Do I believe that God can act directly on my heart today?

Right now God is restoring a right spirit within me.

Thank you, dear God, for using your power to cleanse me at
the deepest level.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Psalms 42:1

As the hart panteth after the water brooks,
so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Will I pay attention to my thirst for God today?

The right course for me is to seek God.

I adore you, God, in your Creation, in all its perfection, and in the way
you supply for the needs of your creatures.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Psalms 37: 14,15

The wicked have drawn out the sword, and
have bent their bow, to cast down the poor
and needy, and to slay such as be of upright
conversation. Their sword shall enter into their
own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

What responsibility do I take for the condition of my own heart?

Today I guard my heart by guarding my thoughts.

Thank you God, for your unchangeable laws regarding the behavior of your children.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Psalms 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them that are
of a broken heart; and saveth such as be
of contrite spirit.

What experience of broken-heartedness in my life has brought
me closer to God?

The Lord God is near in every situation, in every loss.

God, may I feel your saving presence throughout my heart and spirit today.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Psalms 4:7

Thou has put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn
and their wine increased.

Am I trying to increase my own gladness by increasing my possessions?

God is the source of my gladness.

Father God, I confess and repent of my selfishness in seeking after gladness and schemes
that I hope will make me glad, instead of seeking you.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Psalms 4:4

Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your
own heart upon your bed, and be still.

What is stopping me from getting quiet and listening to my heart?

I enjoy stillness and listening today.

You are awesome, Lord, in all your ways; and this I know in my heart.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Job 7:17

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him?
and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?

Do I believe that God cares about me and my life today?

The heart of God is our life.

Creator God, how wonderful it is to know that your heart is for your creation.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


And in every work that he (Hezekiah) began
in the service of the house of God, and in the law,
and in the commandments, to seek his God,
he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
11 Chronicles 31:21

Today will I do my work for God, with all my heart?

My work is in the service of God; and I do it with all my heart.

May I find you in my work, Lord; and may I seek you wholeheartedly there.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Also in Judah the hand of God was to give them
one heart to do the commandment of the king
and of the princes, by the word of the Lord.
11 Chronicles 30:12

Am I ready to believe that God can touch the hearts of a whole people
through his Word?

I trust that the hand of God is guiding world events.

Lord God, thank you for the power of your word to change hearts.

Friday, August 6, 2010


And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart,
to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and
thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build
the palace for the which I have made provision.
1 Chronicles 29:19

In what way was the work of building the Temple first completed within Solomon?

I know that all beauty is God's creation.

Praise and glory are yours, O God, for perfecting the heart of Solomon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Thou, (Amaziah, King of Judah) hast indeed smitten
Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up ...
2 Kings 14:10

Am I glorying over some victory that tempts me to be prideful?

I examine my heart to find commonality with all people.

Thank you, God, that you know the prideful nature of your people and have provided
a merciful King to rule over us.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart
to judge thy people, that I may discern between good
and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?
1 Kings 3:9

What role do I have in relationship to judging good versus evil?

With God's help I choose life, and not judgement.

Father God, with your help may I stay out of the judgement business and choose
life-enhancing attitudes and actions instead.

Monday, August 2, 2010


And David was greatly distressed for the people
spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people
was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters:
but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.
1 Samuel 30:6

During times of grief have I turned away from the Good Shepherd?

King David encouraged himself in the Lord, and so can I.

May I peacefully seek you, Lord Jesus, in times of fear.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall
do according to that which is in mine heart and in my
mind: and I will build him a sure house, and he shall work
before mine anointed for ever.
1 Samuel 2:35

Which of my activities show me that I am more interested in God's mind
than in my own?

I do my work with God in mind.

May I do all my work with the consciousness of your presence, Lord Jesus,
Holy Spirit, God.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


And if a Levite come from any of thy gates
out of all Israel, where he sojourned,
and come with all the desire of his mind
unto the place which the Lord shall choose;
Then he shall minister in the name of the Lord his God...
Deuteronomy 18:6-7a

Do I feel this place to be of the Lord's choosing?

The desire of my mind is to serve God where I am, in this day.

I adore your caring for me through time and place, Father God; and setting
me where I can do the most good.