Archive for April, 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

 

Joel 2:18-27

18 Then the Lord will be zealous for His land,
And pity His people.
19 The Lord will answer and say to His people,
“Behold, I will send you grain and new wine and oil,
And you will be satisfied by them;
I will no longer make you a reproach among the nations.

20 “But I will remove far from you the northern army,
And will drive him away into a barren and desolate land,
With his face toward the eastern sea
And his back toward the western sea;
His stench will come up,
And his foul odor will rise,
Because he has done monstrous things.”

21 Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done marvelous things!
22 Do not be afraid, you beasts of the field;
For the open pastures are springing up,
And the tree bears its fruit;
The fig tree and the vine yield their strength.
23 Be glad then, you children of Zion,
And rejoice in the Lord your God;
For He has given you the former rain faithfully,
And He will cause the rain to come down for you—
The former rain,
And the latter rain in the first month.
24 The threshing floors shall be full of wheat,
And the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil.

25 “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten,
The crawling locust,
The consuming locust,
And the chewing locust,
My great army which I sent among you.
26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
And praise the name of the Lord your God,
Who has dealt wondrously with you;
And My people shall never be put to shame.
27 Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel:
am the Lord your God
And there is no other.
My people shall never be put to shame.

 

 

“Sin ravages a fruitful life

When it is not addressed;

But God restores and makes us right

Once sin has been confessed.”

~Sper~

 

“God doesn’t remove all of our imperfections, but He makes us beautiful by shining through them.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Thank You for pointing out my sin so I can confess it and repent.

 

Amen.

 

 

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

 

“Lord, as I walk my path of life,

Help my feet step straight and true;

That those who follow after me,

Will be tracking straight with You.”

~Egner~

 

“When we follow God, we blaze a trail for those who would follow.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Guide my feet so that any who might follow me will see Who I was following and follow the True Master, not me.

 

Amen.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

 

“Let’s always keep the prayer lines open,

Knowing God is always there;

For we upon His name may call,

Anytime and anywhere.”

~D. De Haan~

 

“True prayer is a way of life, not an emergency detour!”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Hear my prayer. Not because of anything I have done, but because of You, O Lord, who loves me so!

 

Amen.

 

 

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

 

“Exhaustless store of treasured gems

Within this Book I hold;

And as I read, it comes alive,

New treasures to unfold.”

~Mortenson~

 

“Rich treasures of God’s truth are waiting to be discovered by you.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Thank You for the treasure trove, for the Bible. I can’t wait to discover Your truth and to rediscover You!

 

Amen.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

 

“Let us grow up into Christ,

Claiming His life and its power-

The triumphs of grace in the heavenly place

That our conquering Lord has made ours.”

~Flint~

 

“Now is the time to invest in eternity.”

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

I want to invest in eternity. Help me do so and lead others to You as well.

 

Amen.

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012

 

“I am so glad for the day that I came

Seeking relief for my soul;

Jesus the Savior gave me my new name;

Now by His grace I’m made whole.”

~Hess~

 

“No one can steal your identity in Christ.” :D (Smile added by me)

~Author Unknown~

 

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Thank You for showing me who I am in You every day and for helping me to guard against “identity theft.”

 

Amen.

 

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

 

“The Lord bestows unfailing love,

Forgiving when we fall

And then repent and turn to Him,

Responding to His call.”

~Sper~

 

“No force is greater than the power of God’s love.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

Your love never fails!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

 

“Some people, having tasted the bitterness of sin, now loathe it. They hate evil and love righteousness. Theirs is the beauty of holiness.

Others, knowing how far they fall short (Rom. 3:23), have tender hearts toward others. They rise up with understanding, compassion, and kindness when others fail. Theirs is the beauty of humility.

Finally, when acts of sin are freely and thoroughly forgiven it leads to intimacy with The One who has shown mercy. Such sinners love much for much as been forgiven (Luke 7:47). Theirs is the beauty of love.”

~David Roper~

 

“Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me-

All His wonderful passion and purity!

O Thou Spirit divine, all my nature refine,

Till beauty of Jesus be seen in me.”

~Orsborn~

 

“A forgiven heart is the fountain of beauty.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

May they see You in me.

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

 

“We are nothing without Jesus so give Him the credit.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

I may not pray with big words, but God You know me. I can be puffed up with the rest of them, but I wish to lay down my right to the credit. I give it to The One Who gave me life anew. I give it to You, O Lord.

 

Amen.

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Monday, April 16th, 2012

 

Psalm 19:1-6

1The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.

In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

 

 

“Across the expanse God stretched out His creation-

Established the stars, gave the earth its foundation;

His strength claims our worship, His power our fear;

Yet Calvary’s cross sets us free to draw near.”

~Gustafsoon~

 

“God’s glory shines through His creation.”

~Author Unknown~

 

 

 

Heavenly Father,

 

Thank You for Your creation that sings Your praise in its unique ways.

 

Amen.