Sunday, January 31, 2010


So built we the wall; and the wall was joined
together unto the half thereof; for the people
had a mind to work.
Nehemiah 4:6

What work of which people is my mind eager to join and why?

My mind and my work and my people are surrendered to God.

I confess now, Father, that my mind is often preoccupied with seeking my
own comfort. Have mercy on my mind, in Jesus' Name.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel,
our fathers, keep this (David's preparations to build
the Temple) for ever in the imagination of the thoughts
of the heart of thy people, and prepare their hearts
unto thee...
1 Chronicles 29:18

Will I use my imagination to think of awesome moments in God's
relationship with his people?

With my heart I ponder the great acts of faith recorded in holy scripture.

Lord God, I pray that you would prepare my heart to receive more of your

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


And thou, Solomon, my son, know the God of thy
father, and serve him with a perfect heart
and a willing mind...
1 Chronicles 28:9

How is the God I serve the same or different from the God my earthly father
has served?

My mind is open and available to the God of my understanding.

I confess to you, God Almighty, any confusion I may have regarding authority figures
in my life, and I confess any misguided service to these authorities.

Monday, January 25, 2010


And David went out to meet them (warriors of the tribes
of Benjamin and Judah), and answered
and said unto them, If ye come peaceably unto me
to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you...
1 Chronicles 12:17

Do I notice and speak of the peace I want in relationship with others?

Today I speak clearly of my need for peace.

Thank you, God, for all the times of peace throughout history.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may
know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou
hast turned their heart back again (to you).
1 Kings 18:37

Do I pray often for others to know and to love God?

I know that God changes hearts.

I praise you, Lord, that you have the power to turn hearts to back to you
when they have strayed.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Behold, I have done according to thy words:
lo, I have given thee (Solomon) an understanding heart:
so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after
thee shall any arise like unto thee.
1 Kings 3:12

How highly do I value the gift of an understanding heart?

The riches of an understanding heart are God's to give.

I praise you Father God for the riches you pour out to your beloved people.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


And it was so, that when he had turned
his back to go to Samuel, God gave him (Saul)
another heart...
1 Samuel 10:9

Do I believe that God changes people in their hearts?

I trust God with the power of transformation.

Creator God, thank you that you work in the deepest parts of people in order
to do your will here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


And as for thine asses that were lost three days ago,
set not thine mind on them; for they are found.
And on whom is all the desire of Israel?
Is it not on thee and on all thy father's house?
1 Samuel 9:20

Is my mind focused today on what I lost yesterday?

Today I will set my mind on the desires of God's people.

God, my redeemer and my friend, I pray that you would relieve me from
focusing my losses.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart,
and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou
mayest live.
Deuteronomy 30:6

Am I willing to make my heart completely vulnerable to God's saving action today?

My heart's desire is to love God completely.

Thank you, Lord God, for the changes you will make in all of us, so that we can
love you with our whole hearts.

Friday, January 15, 2010


The great temptations which thine eyes have
seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
Yet the Lord hath not given you a heart to
perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear,
unto this day.
Deuteronomy 29:3-4

Do I trust God to develop the perceptions of my heart according to His Will?

I am perceiving the grace of God in my life today.

Dear God, please help my heart to perceive your Love more frequently.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Take heed to yourselves, that your heart
be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve
other gods, and worship them...
Deuteronomy 11:16

What lesser gods are broadcasting to my heart today?

I notice when my heart is desiring godlets.

Lord, I praise you that you are One, and that my heart can be content only in service
to you.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with
all thine heart, and with all thy soul and with
all thy might.
Deuteronomy 6:5

Is my whole being involved in loving the Good, the Beautiful and the True?

Today I use everything I have, my creativity, my essence and my power for loving God.

God, thank you for lighting the way to wholeness through your word.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently,
lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen,
and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
but teach the thy sons and thy sons' sons...
Deuteronomy 4:9

What is my soul wanting to teach to my children?

Today I am aware of the desires of my soul.

I adore you, God, for all the ways you have revealed yourself in scripture and
in my own daily life.

Friday, January 8, 2010


But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass
by him: for the LORD God hardened his spirit,
and made his heart obstinate, that he
might deliver him into thy hand...
Deuteronomy 2:30

Do I accept that God sometimes hardens hearts in order for His will to be performed?

I accept the emotions of human beings as part of God's will.

Honor and glory are yours, Lord, for the creation of human emotions and for
your action on human hearts.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


If Balak would give me his house full of silver
and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment
of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind;
but what the LORD saith, that will I speak.
Numbers 24:13

How do I usually make my decisions; do I consider God's word when I make important

Today I am mindful of God's sovereignty over my choices.

Thank you, God, for the example of Balaam, for his integrity and firmness in speaking for you.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way
of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and
the soul of the people was much discouraged because
of the way.
Numbers 21:4

Is there any sense of discouragement in my way today?

I continue on the way as God has willed today.

I admit to you, Almighty God, my moments of discouragement in the way
you have set before me.