August 29, 2011
Light to help us see what’s ahead and to find the path you desire for me. Truth to help us know what is masquerading as good, when it’s really falsehood and temptation. These are found in your Word. May your Word speak to us as we read it today. Lord, shine and speak.
August 28, 2011
David encouraged himself in the Lord. Lift your own soul up to the Lover of souls. Sometimes we are down without even knowing why, but God knows us better than we know ourselves. Cry out to Him.
August 20, 2011
Make the Lord the source of your great pleasure and joy, the center of your satisfaction. And He will bring your desires into alignment with His, fulfilling them as He does. Focus on pleasing God and your desires will be met.
August 18, 2011
For what human tongues were meant. A mouth full of worship cannot chew others up with worldly chatter. No gossip, no lies, no accusing, no filthy joking. Just speech salted with thankfulness and praise. That’s a daily diet that could change human hearts.
August 16, 2011
We’re not promised a trouble-free life, but we are promised an ever-present Lord to call on. Are your troubles too big for you? Good. The Lord loves to deliver us from God-sized troubles that grow our faith and prove His faithfulness.
August 13, 2011
Every generation needs to write songs of worship. It expresses the passion that their hearts feel in following Jesus. Be careful not to judge based on your personal tastes. If the words express true worship, then clap and shout and be glad that the Spirit is moving your children.
August 8, 2011
Do you grieve a loss or mourn a disappointment? Bring your tears to the One who understands. Lean on Him and encounter the unconquerable joy of the living Christ. Rejoice in the Lord! And put on your dancing shoes today!
August 4, 2011
Among our phobias, fear of the unknown and of our own demise are prominent. David says that God is his light (exposing the unknown) and his salvation (saving him from death). In this way God gives him faith in the place of fear. Have you replaced your fears with faith today?
July 31, 2011
How much of our lives do we waste changing our thinking from “mine” to “His?” We only worry about what belongs to us. Why not give it all to God? After all, it’s already His. What still belongs to you today?
July 21, 2011
David asks God to keep His eye on him and to keep him close and safe. Like a child asking a parent to “Watch me,” David asks for God’s favored attention. We can pray like this, asking for God’s favor and protection.