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.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


(When Sarah died), Abraham stood up, and bowed himself
to the people of the land, even unto the children of Heth.
And he communed with them saying, If it be your mind that I
should bury my dead out of my sight ... and Ephron the Hittite
answered Abraham ... Nay, my lord, hear me: the field give I
thee, and the cave that is therein ... bury thy dead.
Genesis 23: excerpts 7-11

Abraham, "a mighty prince" humbly sought understanding from strangers in
his time of need: what might I need that I could humble or bow myself to ask for
from the people around me?

I love to commune with the minds of the people with me.

In Jesus' Name I pray dear God; please lead me to a daily experience of
humility which will place me in community and allow me to ask for help
when I need it.

Monday, July 12, 2010


For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
But I see another law in my members,
warring against the law of my mind, and bringing
me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
Romans 7:22,23

What habits of body are causing me conflict today?

Today I can stop, look, and listen for the Light of God before taking
up my negative habit.

With Jesus there is peace and light: may I be firm in looking to you for help,
my Savior and my God.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


And Esau was forty years old when he took to
wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite,
and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:
which were a grief of mind to Isaac and Rebekah.
Genesis 26: 34-35

Is my mind grieved or worried today about any of my in-laws?

I accept and affirm my family connections as part of God's plan.

Thank you God for the story of Isaac and Rebekah; may I live humbly
in relation to your plan for my family.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


And the second time the cock crew. And Peter
called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him,
Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me
thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Mark 14:72

Will I follow Peter's example and actively call to mind the personal truths
Jesus has revealed to me? Do I have the will to remember?

I remember the conviction which led me to repentance.

God, my Father, thank you for the tears of Saint Peter. I pray
that you would strengthen my heart and mind to face the pain of my sins, so
that I will stay on the path with Jesus.

Friday, July 9, 2010


(There are ten kings that)...have one mind, and shall
give their power to the beast. These shall make war
with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them:
for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that
are with Him are called and chosen, and faithful.
Revelations 17:13,14

Have I ever experienced the power of minds working together for a
negative purpose or with a negative result?

I give my thoughts and my power wholly to the King of kings.

Mighty God, I entreat you; may I cling to the Lord Jesus when threatened
or tempted by powerful destructive thoughts or thinkers.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying
the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love
of the brethren, see that ye love one another
with a pure heart fervently.
1 Peter:22

Have I feigned love for someone recently? What was my motive?

The Spirit of God is purifying my love and my soul.

For your endless love, my Father, and for your powerful Spirit, I want
to glorify you. I am in awe of how you offer love to your whole creation
and embrace each part with your tender mercy.

Sunday, July 4, 2010


My son ... keep sound wisdom and discretion:
so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace
to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy
way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
Proverbs 3: 21,22,23

What have I substituted for wisdom and discretion in hopes of living
fully and safely?

Wisdom and care guard and enliven me.

God, I am sorry for the times that I have gone off on my own way
disregarding the wisdom and grace which you have shown me. Thank you for
bringing me back and loving me anyway.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them
that fear him, upon them that hope in his
mercy; To deliver their soul from death...
Psalms 33:18,19

How is the vitality of my soul today?

My hope is God's mercy.

Merciful God, please lead me to the hope which is centered in you,
and bring my soul once more back to life.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Wherefore do you spend money for that which
is not bread? and your labour for that which
satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me,
and eat ye that which is good, and let your
soul delight in fatness.
Isaiah 55:2

Do I hold to a simple and wholesome regime?

I want the goodness that God wants for me.

Lord, please help me to want what's good for me and to not want what's not good for me.