Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Rest

Father, my souls waits for you. Teach me to wait in simple silence. Help me to discipline myself. 


Thank you that you are my rock and my fortress. Thank you that you are my salvation. 


Thank you that I can trust in your deliverance when I rest in you. Teach me to rest in you. 


My hope comes from you alone.  

Psalm 62


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Save me

Father, thank you that I can cry out in confidence to you because of your steadfast love toward me. 


I am in over my head and I need your rescue. I need you to hear my cry. I am nothing and can do nothing without you. My vision has grown dim and I can't find my way. 


Thank you for hearing my cry and turning my heart and my eyes from my circumstances to look to you alone. 


My heart know that you are the only one to save me, to rescue and pull me out of this. 


Thank you for your great love for me, a love that no one else can give. Thank you for meeting with me and showing me you great love. Thank you for your sovereign hand that holds me close and knows my every breath and every beat of my heart. My heart has come alive with your love. 

Psalm 69


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Awe

Father, I know in life there are ebbs and flows. Hot then cold again. But as David prayed so many times in the Psalms, be gracious to me, teach me your way. 


Father, make this passage true to my heart. I desire for my heart to stand in awe of your word. I want to rejoice daily at your word. I desire to love your law. 


I want to praise you continually and have the great peace that comes from loving your law. 


Write these things on my heart. Compel me with your Holy Spirit to be in awe of you. 

Psalm 119


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Monday, July 10, 2017

Soul talk

Father, help me to preach the gospel to myself. Help me to preach your goodness to myself. 


Give me an unquenchable thirst for you. Help me to come to you and rest from my work and striving by the living streams that you offer.  


Thank you that I am not alone and that you hold every tear in a bottle. Thank you that you never leave me or forsake me. Thank you that you COMMAND your steadfast love over me. 


Father, teach me with your word, to speak words of truth to myself and not lies. 


Help me to daily place my hope in you. You are my salvation and my God.  You are the giver of steadfast love. 

Psalm 42 


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Friday, July 7, 2017

Binding

Father, you tell me to keep your words, treasure your commandments, keep your commandments and teachings. To bind them on my fingers and write them on my heart. 


Father, as I see a finger bound and unable to move freely, I wonder what exactly you mean. Nothing can be done with this bound finger without extreme care taken to not accidentally remove the binding, because it protects from pain. 


I always stumble into the meaning. Father, your commands and teachings are to be the binding that protects me from pain caused by sin... injury. The pain may come but the binding is there to hold me together. All my thoughts go to that binding as protection. 


Help me to bind myself with your words, your teachings and commands as a protection. Help me to see it in that way instead of a burden to hinder. Thank you that you have given your word to me to bind me in. Write your words on my heart and I bind them on myself. 

Proverbs 7


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Monday, July 3, 2017

Anchors

Father, help me to learn from the examples of Moses, the Children of Israel, Hosea and Jesus, even as you lead them into the wilderness with a purpose. 


Your purpose was to humble them and to show them their own hearts. You revealed hearts of disobedience, hearts of fear and hearts surrendered to you. 


Father, as I have been led into this wilderness, humble me and reveal my own heart to me. Show me the broken wells and the false anchors I have placed my hope in. Help me to embrace this place and learn what you have for me until you are ready do move me into a new season. 

Deuteronomy 8


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Friday, June 30, 2017

Refuge

Father, let all who take refuge in you rejoice, let them ever sing for joy. 


Spread your protection of them, that those who love your name may exult in you. 


Father, help me to take my refuge in you and not try to hide in what I can accomplish on my own. You are the rock that I hide myself in. 

Psalm 5


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