Friday, January 27, 2017


Father, make me a woman who opens my mouth with wisdom and kindness. 

You teach me that wisdom begins with the fear of you and that kindness comes from the overflow of the fruit of the Spirit. None of it can come from me. Only from you. 

Let these things be the overflow of my relationship with you and not striving on my own. Thank you that you do this work in me. 

Draw me to dwell in you and be found in you so that my words come from the overflow of who I am in you. 

Proverbs 31

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Father, you tell me in 2 Timothy to have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies because they only lead to arguments. 

Please teach me, your child, to not be full of arguments and defense. Help me to be kind, able to lead and teach, to patiently endure evil and to do any correcting with gentleness. All so that you may bring repentance and lead to a knowledge of truth. Lead me to your truth!

Father, enable me to do your will and not the will of my enemy in my interactions. Let my words only bring glory to you. 

2 Timothy 2 

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Words defile

Father, words are on my heart this week. Jesus told us that what comes out of the mouth comes from the depths of our hearts. And that is what defiles a person, my own heart. 

Out of my mouth comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, lies and slander. 

Father! Cleanse my heart!

Make me a woman after your own heart with words like your own words. I pray that your Holy Spirit would convict me as the words I speak show the evil in my heart. Give me a pure heart. 

Matthew 15

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Friday, January 20, 2017


Father, you tell me that the fear of you is the beginning of knowledge and that fools despise wisdom and instruction. 

Help me to actively seek you in gaining wisdom and not just seek the wisdom of man. Help me to not be quick to discount instructions and wisdom, from your word or from people around me who have wisdom to share with me. 

Give me your wisdom, above all. Make me a woman who seeks and asks for wisdom from you. 

Proverbs 1

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017


Father, thank you for this promise almost from the very beginning of scripture, in the middle of so many laws, that you desire to be found by me. 

That I will find you as I search with all my heart. You hide yourself to be found on the pages of scripture and you delight in when I find glimpses of you. 

Let me be a woman who seeks to find you in every situation of my life and every passage of your word that I read. Your word is alive and your Holy Spirit brings new revelation in my understanding of you. 

Father, be thou my vision. My only lens to see the world through. 

Deuteronomy 4

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Set before

Father, you are my only hope. I have set the LORD always before me. Therefore, my heart is glad, my whole being rejoices and my flesh is secure. 






You make known to me the path of life, even though my flesh may fail. 

In your presence I find fullness of joy.  

Father, help me to daily walk in your presence and walk out the fullness of joy that you have provided for me. 

Psalm 16

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Father, there are so many lessons in Proverbs that I can't wait to dig into. 

Your word tells me that those who act faithfully are your delight. I want to be your delight, Father. 

Help me to faithfully seek you and faithfully obey your word. Help me to act faithfully in every area of my life. 

Proverbs 12


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Monday, January 9, 2017


Father, the words of Habakkuk felt real in my heart. I could see no blossoms or fruit. No food in the fields and no herd in the stalls. 

But I have you. And I rejoice. I will take joy in your salvation. 

You are my strength and you make my feet swift and steady. 

When I have every reason to stumble, but somehow I don't. Because of you. You hold me up as I steady myself on you. 

Habakkuk 3

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Friday, January 6, 2017

By little

Father, your law feels binding at first glance. But looking deeply into your heart through your word, you reveal your love. 

Your restrictions are there to guide and give a standard. You want the best for your children and you want us to receive your best, in your way and time. 

Thank you for opening my eyes to this passage where you said to Israel that you will give them the land little by little so that they will grow into what you have for them to possess. You had to do it this way so that they would be sustainable. You gave them battle after battle so that they would see your hand in the entire process. 

Father, let this sink into my heart. You give me battle after battle so that I can see your hand at work in my life constantly. So that I can grow into what you have for me to possess. Quick growth can be clumsy and you want me to be solid and steady. 

Thank you that you are with me every battle of the way. Help me not to loose heart. 

Exodus 23

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Father, when I look back on my life, I don't understand how you have made beauty out of ashes, but you have. Thank you for your grace. 

Father, help me to believe again, that your plans are far greater than I have ever seen, heard or could ever imagine. Help me to see through the eyes of the spirit in faith. Help me to see and understand the things you have given to me as gifts, that I may not currently see as gifts. 

Father, I love you. I want all the things you have for me. Help me to walk in trust and faith. Make me a dreamer of your dreams. 

1 Corinthians 2

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Monday, January 2, 2017


Father, Paul and Barnabas knew you called them, there was no doubt. They went out in faith and obeyed you. The people loved them because of the healing of the crippled man, then the people turned on them as they began to preach of the power by which the man was healed. 

They stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city and everyone thought he was dead. 

But he got right back up and headed to the next city. Because he knew who he was in you. He knew the calling on his life. So he kept going and didn't let anything stop him. 

Father, help me to be willing to be called by you in every situation and circumstance. To know who you created me to be and who I am because of your great work of redemption. 

Make me brave. 

Acts 14

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