Friday, December 30, 2016


Father, when my heart goes to questioning your goodness in my life and the lives of those around me, my mind always goes to Job. 

The difficulties he faced far surpass any difficulty I have ever faced. He questioned you until you spoke. 

When you spoke everyone was silenced. As you told the details about the world you created and all it takes to make life carry on, no one could give an explanation. Stunned beyond words. "Job, if you think you can do better, go ahead and try!" What could he even say?

Help me, when I question, to always remember this question. I could never do better than you.  

While I don't understand or I can't see the full picture, help me to fall on You in trust. 

You do all things well. 

Job 40

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Father, you call me to return. To start fresh. To leave behind the former ways and walk in godliness. If you didn't love, you wouldn't call. 

You are gracious and merciful. You are slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. You are jealous and have pity on your people. 

Such mercy and love. How can I take it for granted. Father, break my heart with the things that break yours. Call me unto yourself so that I cannot resist. 

You are a good God. 

Joel 2

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Friday, December 23, 2016


Father, just as the angels, shepherds and wise men worshipped Jesus, all men will worship Him. Every knee will bow to you. All blessing, glory, wisdom, power, might, honor and thanks be to you forever. 

Make me one who worships you in spirit and in truth through the life I live. 

Revelation 7


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A savior

Father, through Jesus you have given me so much. 

I have a Savior, Jesus Christ and

I can have great joy and peace found only through Him. 

Don't let the depth of that pass me by. 

And just as I see the shepherds and the angels giving glory and praise to you, let me not miss that. 

All glory to you, the Almighty God. 

All praise and honor to you, Jesus the Christ. 

Fill me with this awe. Not the "magic" of Christmas, but the truth of Christmas. 

For unto me, a Savior has been born. Thank you for your great love. 

Luke 2

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Monday, December 19, 2016

She believed

Father, Mary had great faith and saw herself as you saw her. Humble and lowly... and you chose to use her. She chose to believe you and she lifted you up to your rightly deserved place. She magnified you and rejoiced in you, her Savior. She remembered and recounted the ways you bless your people. 

Help me to believe you, to humble myself before you and to magnify you with my life. Let your praise always be on my lips to recount the ways you bless your children, especially when we don't deserve one bit of your mercy. 

Thank you for your great mercy. 

Luke 1

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Friday, December 16, 2016


Father, when the call wasn't quite what I expect it to be, I do want to run from your presence. Run to my comfort, away from what pulls me out of where I feel safe. 

I see myself in Jonah. I want to run and hide. How crazy is it to think I can hide from you, but I think I can. I act like I can... by not fulfilling the calling you have because of my fear of the unknown. Trying to stay "normal" and under the radar. 

Help me to surrender and walk in obedience to you. 

As Jonah repents and obeys, we see a nation who turn, repent and believe you. Help me to repent from my disobedience so that the people around me may see you at work and believe you. 

Because belief changes us. And you change everything about me, as I surrender to you. 


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Father, thank you for the example of Joseph, he was kind, loved Mary and had integrity. He also believed you when you told him your plan. He was brave. 

What an amazing choice he was for the earthly father of you own Son. 

Thank you for Jesus, Immanuel, God with us. 

Help me to be obedient to you as Joseph was. To obey when things look tricky and against what I would normally do. Help me to obey with confidence knowing that you are Immanuel, God with me. 

Matthew 1

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Monday, December 12, 2016

My lot

Father, you are my chosen portion and my cup. You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places, I have a beautiful inheritance. 

My portion and my cup when my soul starves from the excess that surrounds me. Nothing else satisfied but you. I could partake of all the pleasures that overflow around me and fly in my face but they would still leave me starving. 

My satisfaction is in you. You hold my lot in this life, my boundaries.  While I feel like I have little earthly riches I know my inheritance is beautiful and that is my delight. What you have set aside for me as your own.  

Thank you that you have good for me. 

Psalm 16

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Most High

Father, thank you for the example of Mary. 

You would explode her world and use her to change the entire world. With the birth of one child. The Son of the Most High.... Jesus. 

Thank you that while she had fear and uncertainty, she trusted in your sovereign plan and submitted herself to your use. 

The Holy Spirit came upon this young woman and the power of the Most High overshadowed her. A mere girl, insignificant to anyone else. 

Thank you that you used the insignificant to birth new life... new awakenings, to the ways of your Holy Spirit. 

Father, do this new work in the insignificant of my life... birth new life through your Holy Spirit, because of what Christ has done for me. 

Luke 1

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Father, though the mountains depart and the hills be removed, though my world may shake and shatter, your steadfast love will not depart from me. It will never leave me and your covenant of peace will not be removed from me. 

You are my peace.  My foundation is secure in you. Thank you for your gift of Jesus as my Prince of Peace. 

Isaiah 54

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Became poor

Father, the obedience and submission of your Son is astounding. 

For the good of man and not His own. 

He chose to come down, lower Himself, make Himself poor, that I may be made rich, made right, made holy. 

Father, help me to see the needs of others as greater than my own. Help me to be willing to give to others even when it takes away from me. 

Give me a heart of submission and obedience. 

Break my heart with the things that break yours. 

John 6

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