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Verse of the Day – July 27th

Monday, September 12th, 2016

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

 

Father,  today is a low strength day for me.  I need your strength to make it through this day.  Keep me in your sites.  Lift me when I start to fall.  There is so much to do lately.   I am pulled so many ways.

Give me wisdom to work with each situation but most of all, give me the strength promised in Your word.

November 11 Verse of the Day

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Father,

Our country has just elected a very controversial president.  Many are angry.

Many, including a former President, had refused to vote for either candidate.  Those who did felt strongly about their choice.  Now there are protests and destruction in many cities.

You have promised to heal our land if Your people, called by Your Name would humble themselves and pray.

Father, I am one of Your people.

I am called by Your Name.

I am joining now with so many across our country to ask You to heal the divisions. Speak peace to those who fear for our country now.

Give our leaders, especially our newly elected President, wisdom to guide our country.  Silence those who would cause dissent.  Above all, Lord, may Your will be done in this country.

Verse of the Day – July 28

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Isaiah 1:2 (NET)

Listen, O heavens, pay attention,  O earth! For the Lord speaks:
“I raised children, I brought them up, but they have rebelled against me!

Father,

You are the only perfect parent and, yet, even You have children who rebel against You just as we do.  You know the pain of parents whose children are rejecting them, their advice, their lifestyles,  their values, everything. You love us even more fully than we can love our children. You know the pain and anguish we are feeling.

Thank you, Lord, for letting us know this.

 

Verse of the Day

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Matthew 1: 1-17

The genealogy of Jesus in Matthew is traced through Joseph. I won’t copy all of it from the Bible. You can look it up and read it for yourself.

It interests me to note that Joseph was not the genetic father of Jesus but, by law, he was the legal father and so Jesus was his legal heir.  It was an important point to the Father. Important enough to place it in the Bible. It interests me because, in essence, it says Jesus was adopted but was also fully heir to his adopted father. Jesus was totally his son, enough so that His family tree was traced through Joseph.  But he was also the Son of God. Interesting concept. We, too, are adopted. We are adopted by God through Jesus. We are fully his heirs. We are fully members of His family. Not outsiders. Brothers and Sisters of Christ. May we always live so that He is not ashamed of who we are or what we do.

 

July 24 Verse of the Day

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

“Because he loves me”, says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble. I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91: 14-16

Father. in a world where danger meets us at every turn, we need Your protection. Just everyday living brings turmoil and, often, outright danger to ourselves and those we love. When those times come, Lord, when tornadoes strike, when flooding threatens our homes, rescue us. Protect us in times of trouble.  Deliver us, Lord, from all evil.

 

July 21 Verse of the Day

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Then Jesus said: “Come…”
Matthew 11:28
New Living Translation

Lord, may we always hear and obey when you call us to come. It is astounding that You, who are above all others, would care to call us. But You do. You love us and say “come”. When we are tired, upset, angry, depressed, You call us to come.  You lift those burdens for us. When we are happy, relaxed, calm, serene, You call us to come and let You share in our joy

 

We are so grateful that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords would want to be with us.  Lord, be with us always.  Never let us forget to come.

 

July 23 Verse of the Day

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

1 Thessalonians 5: 16 – 18
(NET Bible)

Always rejoice, constantly pray, in everything give thanks.  For this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Father, sometimes when our tears fall or our pain is intense, we can’t see where You are taking us.

Sometimes – almost every time – we overlook the fact that this is the will of Your Son concerning us and anything that is Your will can only bring us good. We know this but still we hurt and still we cry. Come to us in our need and while we pray. Where it is not possible for us to have joy, give us Your joy.  Where peace is lacking, send peace.  And in everything, Lord, we will give You all thanks for no one can love us as You do.

 

July 25 Verse of the Day

Saturday, September 6th, 2014

2 Timothy1:12
New English Translation

I know the one in whom my faith is set and I am convinced that he is able to protect what has been entrusted to me until that day.

Father, how great You are and how thankful we are to know You. You have promised to never leave us or forsake us.  We are confident that no matter where we are, we are never lost. No matter what is happening in our lives, You are there. And no matter how often fear tries to overcome us, we can always be reminded that You are able to protect us and those who have been entrusted to us.

 

We can never give enough thanks or praise for all You do in our lives.

 

July 26 Verse of the Day

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Jeremiah 29:11

New English Translation (NET)

‘ For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you.  I have plans to give you a future filled with hope’.

 

Father,

You are so good.  You have plans for me, Lord. Wonderful ones. Plans that include the hopes and dreams You have given me.  You know about my dreams and aspirations but, more importantly, You know the future that will be the most fulfilling for me.  You do that for all of us.  Sometimes it’s something we never thought of.  Yet, you knew us from the beginning.  You saw us and said, “they’ll love this.”

 

Sometimes it’s something we have worked hard and long to achieve.  You’ve been with us every step of the way, making our hopes into reality.

Whatever the circumstances, it is Your plan. We are grateful.  Thank you.

July 22 Verse of the Day

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.
Psalm 119:105
Holman Christian Standard Bible

Your word is a lamp to walk by, and a light to illumine my path.
Psalm 119:105
NET Bible

Father, Your Word was given to us as a guide.

 

A lamp to keep us on the right path in a dark world. A light to show us the next step on the way You would have us go.  Lord, we’re here today to ask for your guidance. Many of us are frightened and insecure when faced with uncertainty.  Remind us, Lord, that there is no uncertainty for us.  You know exactly where we are and where you have planned for us to go.  Sometimes you tell us clearly where to go and sometimes we just trust to take that next step by the light You have given.  So today, Lord, lead us. Bring us to an understanding of Your will and gently nudge us along the path You have marked out for us.