Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 24 "Footholds" Psalm 66-69

Dear Ones, we all have thoughts stirring swirling sometimes sinking us. Sometimes it feels Psalm 69:2 as thigh we cannot get a foothold. Deep waters with no way to stand firm. Worn out. This psalm starts out stinging and ends up stunning. For God is always at work in our footholds. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 23 "No Fall Out" Psalm 58-65

My Dear Children, I fainted tonight. Not sure why. 4th episode. Facing the unknown. May we always turn to God in whatever happens and not huff away on our own. "Whatever comes, I will cry to You, O God." Not. I will blame You. Not. I will walk away from You. Not. I will fall out with You. From the end of the earth, from the most remote corner of the country, I will cry to You in the midst of affliction, O God! Psalm 61:2. I won't stop. I won't let go until You bless us. All of us, O God!

June 22 "Never Let Go of Grace of God" Psalm 51-57

Dear Children, Praying for each of us for grace to never let go of God and fall forward.  It took David 9 months of living apart.  David's folly with his neighbor opened up the dam within him and he murdered her husband.  Unthinkable.  We are all standing on the brink of our lives.  May we pray and never let go of the grace of God.  

Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 14 "Counseled In My Sleep" Job 9-16

Dear Kids, Every single night of our lives, God closes the window on our stories. No choice about that. And if we hold a prayerful heart, a trusting longing, He will take hold of the reins of our heart. By the night seasons, His reins will instruct me. His reins will give me understanding of my affections and feelings. That I may find God when I awake!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 13 "Rejection" Psalm 1-8

Dear Ones, David's own son coveted the chair that belonged to King David. He wanted it more than he wanted his dad to live. In times of trouble, David turned to the Lord. His shield about him. The lifter of his head. In just a little while, you will lay down and sleep. You will awake because the Lord will keep you alive. I lay down and slept. From my son; from any enemy familiar or foe. And if I awake, know this. It is the Lord Who keeps you alive.

June 12 "Thwarted Plans" Job 40-42

Dear Children, "No purpose of God's can be thwarted." Job 42:2. There are things too wonderful for us to know.  There are things we just have to believe and trust without seeing and handling.  This has been the hardest year of my life yet trusting that God's plan for your dad has not been thwarted.   I believe.  I trust in this darkness in which we sit.

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 11 "Where Were You?" Job 38-39

My Dear Children, Today you face some hurdle big or small. The one I'm trying to jump over is ten feet tall.  People don't really want to hear about it---like Job's friends.  They want good stories.  The ones with happy endings.  So what am I to think as I approach these Scriptures.  What's the point here?  This...where were you?  When the measuring line stretched across marking the earth's foundation? When the morning stars sang together? When the sea burst through the open door of the womb. Oh! And when the waves were told to halt here.  Where were you?  "Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place?" Job 38:12