Posts Tagged ‘God’s love’

July 19 Daily Verse

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Matthew 15:6 Amplified Bible

So for the sake of your tradition (the rules handed down by your forefathers), you have set aside the Word of God [depriving it of force and authority and making it of no effect].

 

Father,

Our churches – and we individually – have been guilty of setting aside Your Word for the sake of our traditions. We have done wrong. We have harmed those whom You love and whom You are calling.

We ask for Your forgiveness, Father. We ask also that You would show us where our traditions are interfering with the work You want us to do.

Give us discernment to live in this world while not being of this world.

 

May 22 Daily Verse

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

John 10:10

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

 

Lord, bring us Your life.  Right now we are alive but we don’t have life. People chase happiness and life but it eludes them. Even many of those called by Your name live but need life. Bring us life, Lord. Lift us from depression, sadness and the feeling of futility.

Make us know that our lives are precious to You.

June 17 Daily Verse

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts;
Let him return to the Lord,
And He will have mercy on him;
For He will abundantly pardon.    Isaiah 55:6-7

 

Father, there are many in our families for whom we are praying.  Lord, there are those who profess to love You but have so much growing  to do yet.  There are those who have walked away and need to return.  There are those who have been hurt by life and so have rejected You.  Father, remember them.  Call them to You.  Show us all Your path that we, as a family, may receive your mercy and pardon.

 

July 6 Daily Verse

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Psalm 139:1-6

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

 

Father, You know all there is to know about us. You know even some things we don’t want to believe ourselves. You walk with us each day and guide us in all that we do.

Keep us sensitive to that guidance,  Lord. Never let us lose sight of the wonder of Your love for us.

May 20 Daily Verse

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

 

Lord, go with us.  We are your children and we love You. You have told us – and we tell our children – that You are right there. Everything will be all right. We don’t need to be afraid and we don’t need to get discouraged when the going gets tough. We don’t always remember that. When we fail to remember Your words, stay with us anyway.

 

July 5 Daily Verse

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Psalm 107:9

For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness

 

Lord, You are our Father, our Teacher, our God. We come daily to You to ask that You fill us with Your Spirit. May we be so filled with Your love and goodness that it spills over to all we meet.

 

May 15 Daily Verse

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Colossians 3:12-13

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another.

 

We are Your elect, Lord.  The fact that You would call us that is overwhelming. We have done so little to deserve this honor.  We are so humbled that you can see beyond our faults and call us holy. You love us and have given us the task of representing You to a world that so needs to be loved. You have called us Your elect.

Help us to be worthy to be called Your elect.  Let us show the world Your mercy, kindness, and longsuffering. Let us be forgiving so that they can see in a small way Your forgiveness.

May 11 Daily Verse

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Psalm 67:1

God be merciful to us and bless us,
And cause His face to shine upon us,

Selah

 

Lord, we daily need Your mercy and blessing. We thank You that You so willingly give it.

May 10 Daily Verse

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

1 Peter 2: 1

Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander of every kind.

 

Father, how can we do this? Controlling our words, our thoughts, our anger and desire for revenge is a superhuman task. Would You fill us, Lord, with Your Spirit? Remove all the undesirable traits that make us less like You.

 

 

May 9 Daily Verse

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

 

Lord, so often circumstances seem so unfavorable to us. Illness comes,  finances trouble us, our relationships with our family members isn’t always what we want it to be.  Lord, may we remember that at all times our lives are in Your hands. Help us to be comforted in the knowledge that whatever is happening today is planned by You for our good. We cannot always see the good but You can. Let us rest in that knowledge.