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.