Light of the World
on September 26th, 2014
Jesus . . . said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life” (John 8:12, nlt). The Lord went ahead of them. He guided them during the day with a pillar of cloud, and he provided light at night with a pillar of fire... (Exodus 13:21, nlt). The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brou...  Read More
God's Love and Care
on September 19th, 2014
The scriptures noted turned into personal prayer.Heavenly Father, you love us so completely (John 16:27). We trust in you alone God, because you richly give us all we need in this life (1Tim 6:17). You Lord, who has made all of heaven and earth, you pour out your blessing upon us from your holy throne room (Psalm 134:3). And the blessing you pour out on us makes us rich Lord, you add no sorrow wit...  Read More
on September 5th, 2014
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him (Heb 11:6 nlt).Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence (Eph 3:12 nlt)....hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil (Eph 6:16 nlt).For we walk by faith, not b...  Read More
Seek God
on August 27th, 2014
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually! (Psalm 105:4, esv).You have said, “Seek my face.” My heart says to you, “Your face, Lord, do I seek.” (Psalm 27:8, esv).Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false and does not swear deceitfully. He will receive ble...  Read More
Persevere Together
on August 21st, 2014
2 Thessalonians 1:3 (nlt)3 Dear brothers and sisters, we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing.2 Thessalonians 1:11–12 (nlt)11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.12 Then the name o...  Read More
My Life Is In Your Hands
on July 30th, 2014
Exodus 33:14 (amp)And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.Psalm 139:1,3,5 (nlt)O Lord, you . . . know everything about me. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.Psalm 16:6–8 (nlt)The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritan...  Read More
Jesus Is MY Lord
on July 25th, 2014
John 13:15–17 (nlt)I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. I tell you the truth, slaves are not greater than their master . . . Now that you know these things, God will bless you for doing them.Luke 9:23 (nlt)Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me.Matthew 10:38-39 (nlt...  Read More
Jesus Is Lord
on July 17th, 2014
Colossians 1:15–20 (NLT)15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation,16 for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see— such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through him and fo...  Read More
Brokenness - Pt 2
on July 13th, 2014
Part 2 of praying Psalm 51Psalm 51:10–17 (ESV)10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.11 Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you.14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O G...  Read More
Brokenness - Pt 1
on July 12th, 2014
Psalm 51 is a scary psalm to pray in this setting. “What will people think?” makes this psalm hard to pray here. But I know that’s pride, being worried about what people think, and this psalm is about brokenness, which is the only cure for pride.Psalm 51:1-9 (esv)1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.2 Wash me thoro...  Read More
You Are My Peace
on July 2nd, 2014
Psalm 4:8 (nlt) - In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.John 14:27 (esv) - Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.John 16:33 (esv) - me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.Ephesia...  Read More
Search My Heart
on June 26th, 2014
Psalm 139:1–41 O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. 2... You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. 3... You know everything I do. 4 You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.Luke 6:4545 A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart... What you say flows from what is in your heart.1 Timothy 1:55... that all believers would be fi...  Read More