Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:3
'You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.'
- Can you imagine that the Lord has ‘perfect peace’ for you?
- As we trust Him and are not distracted, we can expect this miracle.
- The issues of life often try to shift our attention away from our Lord.
- Keep on believing and trusting and He will give you what He has promised.
PRAYER: Lord, I declare that my eyes are fixed on You. I trust in You and I believe that You will guide me and fill my life with Your peace. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:12
'LORD, You will grant us peace!'
- The Lord is the Prince of Peace.
- Peace is a gift that God’s wants to give us to enjoy.
- Often, however, we face turmoil and distress.
- But HIS plan for us is that we would know His peace.
PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will come and fill me with Your peace right now. I receive Your gift of peace. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:9
'My soul yearns for You in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for You'
- Throughout each season of life we should nurture our longing for God.
- We should never allow our hearts to become hardened.
- In response to our longings the Lord will lead and guide us.
- Seek Him, pursue Him and desire more of Him.
PRAYER: Lord, my heart and my soul cries out for more of You. May I know Your presence in my life today and each day that lies ahead. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 40:2
'HE lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; HE set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand'
- A pit is a picture of destruction and misery.
- The Lord wants to lift His children out of such pits.
- He does not want to see us mired in the troubles of life.
- He wants to place you on solid ground and give you a firm footing.
GEBED: Lord, I pray that You will come right now and lift me up and out of the depression and pressure in which circumstances have kept me and I pray that You will raise me to newness of life. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 38:9
'You, Lord, know every one of my deepest desires.'
- The Lord reads and knows the deepest longings of our hearts.
- Nothing can be hidden from Him.
- What we cannot speak about He already knows perfectly.
- Our deepest desires and longings are important to Him.
PRAYER: Lord, You know! You know every one of the longings and desires of my heart. Therefore I am encouraged because my longings and desires are safe in Your hands. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 37:23
'The LORD directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.'
- The Lord wants to direct the very steps we take daily.
- He wants to direct the feet of those who love and serve Him.
- Don’t try to do it on your own.
- Give Him every detail of your life and He will show you the way.
PRAYER: Lord, You are my Good Shepherd. You know the way that is right for me and You will lead me every step of the way. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 1:24 (Amplified)
'You, Lord, know all hearts (their thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, purposes, and endeavours).'
- The Lord knows each and every heart.
- Humans judge by what they see and perceive.
- But only God knows the hearts of man.
- It is only He who really knows and understands you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You have searched my heart and You know every thought, every passion, every desire and every motive and intention within me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 21:2-3
'You have given him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips…For You send blessings of good things to meet him.'
- God is a good God.
- Just think how the Lord undertook for Joseph, David and Abraham.
- He hears the requests that come from your lips.
- He will not abandon you, but rather He will give you hope and a future.
PRAYER: Lord, You know the very requests that are on my lips even if they are unspoken. I pray that I will see Your goodness here in the land of the living. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Proverbs 13:12, 19 (NLT)
'Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy…It is pleasant to see dreams come true.'
- The Lord is the ‘dream giver’.
- Don’t let the ‘dream stealer’ steal your dreams.
- Hang onto your dream and hang onto the Lord.
- He wants to see the dream He has given you fulfilled.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the dreams that You have placed within me. Help me not to get discouraged no matter how long it may take. Help me to remember that You are the One who undertakes to fulfil the promises You have given. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:1
'Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God's salvation.'
- The Lord wants you to live in a position of strength.
- Don’t believe the lie that you are weak.
- With the Lord on your side you are strong.
- He will help you and the enemy will not have his way with you
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the strength that You have given me. Thank you for the ‘walls of salvation’ that surround me today and every day that lies ahead of me. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Kings 6:2
'Let's go down to the Jordan River, where there are plenty of logs. There we can build a NEW place for us to meet.'
- The Lord wants to bring you into a new phase.
- There is something new He has for us as we face the future.
- New means something fresh and not just more of the old.
- Let Him lead and guide you into the new things He has for you.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the new things that You have prepared for me. I step forward with boldness and confidence. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 6:22
'Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light'
- As a child I used sing a song: ‘Be careful little eyes what you see!’
- What we entertain with our eyes can affect our entire lives.
- We can choose to see the negative or we can choose to see the good.
- As we focus on what is good it will fill our lives with light.
PRAYER: Lord, it is my desire that my life would be filled with the light that can only come from You. Flood my life with Your light I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 6:20-21
'Store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where moths and rust don't destroy and thieves don't break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.'
- Sometimes we waste so much time and energy on futile earthly things.
- Often we can be distracted by things that do not last or endure.
- Our greatest treasure is the joy of knowing God in our lives.
- Let Him be your treasure and be delighted with your God.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life not be wasted on futile and temporary things, but may I know what it means to love You and be loved by You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Luke 8:16
'No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light.'
- You and I are meant to bring light into a dark world.
- We should shine with HIS light and bring hope to those around us.
- Don’t hide or conceal your light.
- Be like a lighthouse to those who are looking for hope and direction.
PRAYER: Lord, may my light shine bright and may I be a good reflection of Your love and light to others. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 17:48
'As Goliath came near [closer] to attack him, David ran quickly [toward the battle line] to meet him.'
- The Lord wants to give you victory over the giants in your life.
- We must not run from the battle but we must face it head on.
- It is time to walk in boldness and confidence.
- The giant is no threat when the Lord is with you.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to walk in victory and may I not be intimidated. Help me to realise that as I face the giants, You will cause me to overcome them. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 5:15-16
'Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.'
- We live in times when each step we take needs to made in wisdom.
- Don’t be irrational or unwise.
- Ask the Lord to show you in which direction you should move.
- Let us make the most of every moment He gives us.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life be an example of someone that is guided by Your wisdom on a daily basis. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: 1 John 3:16
'By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren’'
- One of the great joys of life is the joy of being a blessing to others.
- We’ve received love from God and so we can give love to others.
- Look for opportunities to be blessing.
- It is more blessed to give than to receive.
PRAYER: Lord, may my life be a source of blessing to others. Give me a love and a concern for those around me. Amen
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 16:8-9
'I always keep the LORD in front of me. When He is by my side, I cannot be moved. That is why my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. My body rests securely.'
- When our priorities are right we can rest secure.
- We can know the joy of His presence no matter what is happening.
- When our focus is on Him we can have a sure trust and confidence.
- The result is joy and rest in the knowledge that He is with us.
PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You are always with Me. Because of this great fact I can rest secure and nothing needs to come and shake or rattle my security in You. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 23:3
'……He restores my soul…….'
- What a joy to know that He will come and restore our souls.
- Life can leave us battered and bruised.
- But He restores and gives back what was taken or lost.
- He can undo the damage and makes our lives fruitful again.
PRAYER: Lord, come and restore and renew my soul today. May I be repaired, recharged, renewed and revived I pray. Amen.
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 3:19
'Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.'
- The Lord has got seasons and times of refreshing in store for us.
- As we turn to Him and deal with any blockages, refreshing can come.
- When we are refreshed our strength is restored and we are revived.
- Receive the refreshing that He has for you.
PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for those things that stop the flow of Your refreshing in my life. Come now, oh Lord and refresh and strengthen me I pray. Amen.