Friday, August 26, 2016

Satisfy us with your faithful love every morning. Then we can sing with joy and be glad all of our days. Psalm 90: 14 NIRV

As morning welcomes the sun to rise, God shows His loving presence in our lives. He wakes us to remember He is the Maker of every living thing. He prepares us to gratefully receive Him. 

In quiet moments, Christ sets the stage to welcome perfect peace. He arms us with strength and fills us with reason to remember who’s in charge of all things. He leads us to a prayer of praise and reminds us how lucky we are to be loved. He holds us for a while and cradles us in care, while we’re readied to step ahead. He prepares us for what’s to come. 

God delights in the love of our faithfulness. He sets our feet on solid ground and moves us by the power of His love. He is the One who will help us rise, in His time and for His great purpose. His love endures forever! We must love Him enough to share our grateful praise!

Dear God, Thank you for waking us to feel the power of Your love. You arm us with everything we need to be reminded we will never walk alone. Fill us with Your perfect peace and help us never forget; You are worthy of praise, as we welcome the arrival of another day to be blessed. Amen

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 NIV 

Christ longs to reach us. He wants to dwell in the hearts of those who find strength in the presence of His peace. He prepares us to recognize who’s in charge of our days and readies us to remember who WILL handle all things.

When we pray, God shows Himself in ways we never could have imagined. He helps us remember we are loved. And, if we forget what comes from His holiness, He finds the way to humble our hearts, so we will recognize the power of His everlasting love. 

Prayer is more than communicating our requests. It is valued time with our Creator, the loving Father who plans our days. It provides opportunity to seek forgiveness and leads us to the One who saves. It allows us to offer praise and opens our hearts to the presence of His perfect peace.

When God opens our eyes to another day of purpose, He provides the gift of living one more day. And, that is a reason enough to give thanks. Before we rise, we should give God the time He deserves. He is good! His faithfulness endures forever. 

Let the morning bring word of His unfailing love and open our hearts to His will. God will show us where to go, if we put our TRUST in Him. 

Dear God, Thank you for opening our eyes for what’s to come. You arm us with everything we need, before we’re called to rise. Prepare us for what will happen next in our lives and give us strength while we wait on You. Amen

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

"The night is far gone; the day is at hand. So then let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light." Romans 13:12 ESV 

God covers us with love and reminds us He is near. He opens our eyes to His presence and allows us to see what waits to be discovered.  When we choose to take time and look; He finds the way to remind us who placed the stars in the sky. And, even in darkness, He reveals the power of His strength. He prepares us to wait, while He commands the sun to rise.

God knows how the gifts of His creation will bring peace to our hearts. He knows what we need. He leads us where we stand in awe of everything He has done. He finds the way to arm us with the light of His love, when we’re ready to receive it.

God is the light of the world! Whoever follows Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the gift of life. (John 8:12) He is a good, good Father. We must trust in Him and never doubt the power of His greatness. He will warm us with His love and teach us why we must always trust in Him.

Dear God, You place the stars in the sky and remind us what waits to be seen, while we wait for the sun to rise. Thank you for leading us through the darkness. Help us remember reward will come, if we open our eyes and allow ourselves to welcome the gifts of Your greatness. Amen

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. John 3: 17 NIV

Jesus is our precious companion. The blood of His love poured strength in the heart of our weakness, when He died on the cross and took the sins of the world. 

It’s humbling to consider the One without sin suffered to take our own. Many will turn away from Him. But, His love will endure forever. He will plant seeds of faithfulness and patiently waits for us to choose whether or not we will be nurtured by His grace. 

God sent Jesus to teach the truth. He taught about heaven and how to bring peace to the world. He provided hope for everlasting life and taught how to connect with the Father. He showed how to do God’s will in difficult circumstances.

We will all sin and fall short of the glory of God. But, when we humbly invite Jesus to dwell in our hearts, we will be able to understand; He is the way, the truth and the light. He is PEACE for our world. And, He is the only way to our Father. 

Dear God, We are humbled to remember why You sent Jesus to the world. Teach us to recognize Your faithfulness and gratefully receive the offering of Your everlasting love. Open our hearts, so we will remember the sacrifice of Your Son and remember why we ALL need Jesus. Amen

Monday, August 22, 2016

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Proverbs 3: 5 MSG

Sometimes, we try and handle life on our own. We become frustrated when things don’t work out as we planned. We forget who’s in charge of ALL things and become impatient in the timing of God’s will.

God prepares us for greatness. He wants us to be used for His glory. Some will forget to trust in the power of His will and have trouble waiting to rise. But, those who faithfully welcome His presence will learn how it feels to wait. They will find hope in the molding of their lives.  

God has the power to do great things. We have been created for His great purpose. We must never underestimate His ability to use us. He will guide and provide the way for us to be placed where we’re needed. And, He will make sure we have learned to TRUST, before He equips us to move along.

We will NEVER have to figure out everything on our own. The Creator of every living thing already knows what’s planned for our days. We must TRUST in Him and allow ourselves to be used for His glory. God will help us remember; we don’t have to doubt or question the power of His mighty love.

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Forgive us when we forget You have a plan for our days. Strengthen us as we’re readied by You. And, remind us to be patient while we learn to TRUST. Amen

Sunday, August 21, 2016

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

Christ longs for us to receive His peace, but sometimes we forget how to welcome calm. We move without the strength of the Savior and wonder why we struggle in our days. Now, more than ever; we need to remember Christ IS with us. He longs for us to discover the power of love and learn how it feels to trust. 

As we’re carried in strength, we recognize who is working in our days. God demonstrates His mighty power and covers us in grace. And, while we are held by peace that passes all understanding, He humbles the heart of our need. He nurtures a prayer of praise when we recognize how it feels to be calmed. 

The Bible says, “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. Romans 8:28 TLB If we take time to seek Him, He will arm us with EVERYTHING we need. He will honor the love of our faithfulness when we surrender to Him. He will hear every one of our prayers and guide us where we understand what it means to be grateful. 

Dear God,Thank you for moments to be reminded who is working in our lives. Forgive us when we forget who handles EVERY single day. We are grateful for the power of Your everlasting love and thankful for the opportunity to find our STRENGTH in YOU. Amen

Saturday, August 20, 2016

God didn’t give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves. 2 Timothy 1: 7 NIRV

In moments of reassurance, Christ reminds us we are loved. He pulls us from the dreaded doubt which robs us of worth. He helps us examine our hearts and rid ourselves of fear. And, in tender moments to feel the love of His faithfulness, He transforms us. 

Often, we feel inadequate. But, God finds the way to help us see what He sees in us. He opens our hearts to the power of His will and changes us, as we learn how it feels to trust. He speaks in ways we understand, when we take time to listen. And, He prepares us to be used by Him.

God grows us! He fills us with purpose and allows us to receive the gifts of His holiness. When we have been readied to do great things, He fills us with a passion to serve Him with STRENGTH. He shows us how to surrender our fear and helps us heal in wholeness. 

Jesus left the gospel of PEACE with His disciples saying, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” He offers what the world cannot provide. He KNOWS the heart of ALL suffering and answers the prayers of our need. He will replace fear with PEACE that passes all understanding. Do not be afraid! God is with us! 

Dear God, Thank you for Your love. When fear tries to rob us of joy, humble our hearts, so we will find STRENGTH in YOU. Help us remember; You are so much bigger than the worries of our hearts. We will surrender our fear and wait for PEACE to lead us to a perfect place of calm. And, we will find HOPE in the blessing of a grateful heart. Amen