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.