Monday, March 28, 2011

Numbers 30:2

If a man vow unto the Lord,
or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond;
he shall not break his word, he shall do
according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Where is my soul bound and why?

With my word I bind my soul to Jesus Christ.

May my more of my words give you glory, Lord Jesus.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Genesis 30:12

When thou takest the sum of the children
of Israel after their number, then shall they
give every man a ransome for his soul unto the
Lord, when thou numberest them, that there
be no plague among them when thou
numberest them.

What shall I give to the Lord in gratitude for my soul?

My soul has value to God.

I praise you and thank you Creator God, for the vast numbers of people who
have wanted to give back to you in exchange for the value of their souls.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Genesis 42:21

And they (Jacob's brothers) said one to another,
we are verily guilty concerning our brother, in that
we saw the anguish of his soul, when he besought us,
and we would not hear; therefore is this distress come
upon us.

When recently have I seen a soul in anguish? How did I respond
and why did I respond that way?

I am ready with God's help to respond to the pain of others.

Lord God, I pray that you will forgive me for all the times I have refused to hear with
empathy the needs of other people. Please help me to listen with your love.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God formed man of the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life: and man
became a living soul.

In what circumstances do I most often experience myself as a soul, and not
just a personality?

My breath is from God.

Lord God, I rely on you for inspiration. May I humbly regard your presence
in all souls.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Genesis 27:4,5a

And make me savoury meat, such as I love,
and bring it to me, that I may eat: that my
soul may bless thee before I die. And Rebekah
heard Isaac spake to Esau his son.

How are blessing and eating related in my life?

Today I seek to bless and to notice how I am blessed.

Creator God, thank you for your plan which works its way out in the
intimacy of families and food.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

1 Peter 3:8

Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one
of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous...

Will I choose thoughts today that inspire me to courtesy and compassion?

I surrender my thinking to Christ Jesus.

I praise and adore you God for the love that unifies minds and leads to service.

Monday, March 14, 2011

1 Peter 1:13

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind,
be sober, and hope to the end for the grace
that is to be brought unto you at the
revelation of Christ Jesus.

How will I strengthen my mind today?

The strength of my mind is grace and hope.

God, Father of my mind, may I be confirmed today in hope and in grace.