Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2 "False Peace" Ezekiel 13-15

Walls crumble.
Lives crumble.
May we live under the mercy of a strong and mighty God Who offers us stability without walls.

Because they lead my people astray, saying, “Peace,” when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash, therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth. When the wall collapses, will people not ask you, “Where is the whitewash you covered it with?” Ezekiel 13:10

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME WHEN MY WALLS CRUMBLE TODAY.  Help me to find You because I am weak not because I am strong.  And when the walls tumble down today, may I be found standing tall.  Psalm 3:3

September 1 "Just A Step Away" Ezekiel 9-12

‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” Ezekiel 12:28.  Every jot.  Every tittle.  Yes.  It will be fulfilled.  May we take care of our business here on earth with blinders on. "There is but a step between us and an awful eternity; therefore it concerns us to get ready for a future state."

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN MY 10,000 MOMENTS OF LIFE.  This is about eternity and how I will live there.  Don't let me miss out on what You have for me here, there.  

Monday, August 31, 2015

August 31 "Sovereignty" Ezekiel 5-8

He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God. Ezekiel 8:3.  God beheld his servant, the precious Ezekiel.  Before the elders.  And he brought this glorious friend to Jerusalem in spirit.  That he might show this holy man what sin looked like to Him.  Oh!  That we may see our own sin this day.

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN THE MIDST OF ALL THAT I DEAL WITH DAY BY DAY BY DAY.  Make me more aware of what lurks within and without.  Turn my darkness into light.  2 Samuel 22:29.

August 30 "Concerned About What?" Ezekiel 1-4

There. 
The Hand of the Lied was on me. 

Am I living there?
More concerned about loving God than being a good parent. More concerned about my relationship with God than my success. 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

August 29 "Return" Lamentations 3-5

Let us examine our ways 
and test them,
    and let us return to the Lord.
41 Let us lift up our hearts 
    and our hands
    to God in heaven...
Lam 3 

Friday, August 28, 2015

August 28 "Too Much Affliction" Lamentations 1-3

I have been deprived of peace;
I have forgotten what prosperity is.
So I say, “My splendor is gone
and all that I had hoped from the Lord.”

I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”


The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the Lord.
It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

Let him sit alone in silence,
for the Lord has laid it on him.
Let him bury his face in the dust—
there may yet be hope.
Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.

For no one is cast off
by the Lord forever.
Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.

Lam 3:16-26

DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN THESE 10,000 MOMENTS WHERE MY AFFLICTIONS SEEM TOO MUCH FOR ME.  May I learn to sit well in silence.  May I learn to bury my face well in the dust.  There is hope.  I know it.  Bring your Compassion to to me this day!  

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 27 "Who Do I Love More?" Jeremiah 51-52

Run for your lives!
The Lord is stirring up the kings for battle.
He will destroy Babylon and their idols.

The Lord will carry out his purpose,
his decree against the people of Babylon.
You who live by many waters
and are rich in treasures.
Jeremiah 51:12

All I can deal with is my own stuff.
Do I love God more than I want to be successful as a parent, in ministry, in life?
Do I love God more?
Do I love God more?