Saturday, March 12, 2016

Forget all the disappointments of the past. Focus on the new things God is doing today.

"Those who sow in tears will reap with cries of joy."  (Psalm 126: 5 NABRE)

"Thus says the LORD who opens a way in the sea and a path in the mighty waters....

“Do not remember the former things,
Or ponder the things of the past.
“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing,
Now it will spring forth;
Will you not be aware of it?
I will even put a road in the wilderness,
Rivers in the desert."  (Isaiah 43: 18-19 AMP)

"But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."  (Philippians 3:13 NIV)

Friday, March 11, 2016

May the working of Your mercy, O Lord, direct our hearts to You.

"O God, save me by your name;
by your power, defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
give ear to the words of my mouth."  (Cf Psalm 54: 3 -  4 RM)

"In Christ, we have redemption by his Blood, and forgiveness of our sins, in accord with the riches of his grace."  (Ephesians 1: 7 RM)

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Jesus prepares fitting helps in our weaknesses.

"The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time."  (Psalm 34: 17 - 19 NLT)

"But the Lord will redeem those who serve him.  No one who takes refuge in him will be condemned."  (Psalm 34: 22 NLT)

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

I will bear witness to You in the world O Lord.

"You sent emissaries to John, and he testified to the truth."  (John 5: 33 NABRE)

"But I have a greater witness than John—my teachings and my miracles. The Father gave me these works to accomplish, and they prove that he sent  me.   And the Father who sent me has testified about me himself."  (John 5: 36-37 NLT)

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I pray to You, O Lord, for a time of Your favor.

"Yet Jerusalem says, “The LORD has deserted us; the Lord has forgotten us.”   “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!"  (Isaiah 49:14-15 NLT)

"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,  “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”   (Hebrews 13:5 NIV)

 "This is what the LORD says: “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you."  (Isaiah 49:8 NLT)

Monday, March 07, 2016

God is in our midst. We shall not be disturbed.

"The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing."   (Psalm 23:1 NIV)

"GOD IS our Refuge and Strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas."
(Psalm 46:1-2 AMP)

"God himself is living in that city; therefore it stands unmoved despite the turmoil everywhere. He will not delay his help."  (Psalm 46: 5 TLB)

"The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress."
(Psalm 46:7 NIV)

Sunday, March 06, 2016

You changed our mourning into dancing

"The royal official pleaded with Jesus, “Sir, do come down [at once] before my child dies!”   Jesus said to him, “Go; your son lives!”The man believed what Jesus said to him and started home."  (John 4: 49 - 50 AMP)

"He asked them when the lad had begun to feel better, and they replied, “Yesterday afternoon at about one o’clock his fever suddenly disappeared!”  Then the father realized it was the same moment that Jesus had told him, “Your son is healed.” And the officer and his entire household believed that Jesus was the Messiah."  (John 4: 52 - 53 TLB)