Sunday, July 31, 2011


You are My beloved child! I chose you before the foundation of the world, to walk with me along paths designed uniquely for you. Concenstrate on keeping in step with me, instead of trying to anticipate My plans for you. If you trust My plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, you can relax and enjoy the present moment. Your hope and your future are rooted in heaven, where eternal ecstasy awaits you. Nothing can rob you of your glorious future, to encourage you and spur you on. But your main focus should be staynig close to Me. I set the pace in keeping with your needs and My purposes.

Read Ephesians 1:1-14

a gift.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Boulder of Pride.

Father, You are calling upon me to be completely humble and gentle; to be patient, bearing with others in love(Eph. 4:2). Please empower me with Your spirit to be obedient to this command.

You've warned me that when pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom(Prov. 11:2). You instruct Your people to listen carefully and heed Your instruction because prie can cause the Lord's flock to be taken captive (Jer. 13:17).

But You promise to guide the humble in what is right and teach them Your way(Ps. 25:9). Give me a humble heart so I will follow You in what is right and learn Your way.

Take me as you find me, all my fears and failures.

The Boulder of Pride.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Who is against us?

Who is against you?

God is not.

Jesus is not.

The Holy Spirit is not.

The angels are not.

Those who are for you are greater than any foe that is against you. Nothing and no one can prevail, defeat, conquer, or overcome those who are for you, and they who are for you have the final authority and the final say over everything that concerns you.

If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


How completely satisfying to turn from our limitations to a God who has none. Eternal years lie in His heart. For Him time does not pass, it remains; God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which He must work. To know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.

A. W. Tozer

For every...

There is…

For every hectic work day there is a quiet rest…

For every painful experience there is a healing touch…

For every negative feeling there is an abiding joy…

For every disappointment there is a certain hope…

For every turbulent storm there is a sure foundation…

For every doubting thought there is a calm assurance…

For every hurtful action there is a forgiving love.

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


My spiritual and life mentor, Lauren Bush, sent this prayer to me. It is so wonderful. I pray this to be evident in my life. Thanks Lauren! :)

A Prayer for Even More Freedom in Jesus

If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36
Dear Lord Jesus, it’s the morning of the 4th of July, and I’m very thankful to be living in the “land of the free.” But I’m still not as free as you intend, nor as joyful, for that matter. Though you’ve already freed me from trying to earn my salvation by anything I do or am; though you’ve already liberated me from the illusion that I can earn more of God’s love by doing more goodness and less foolishness; though the chains of condemnation have already been obliterated and the fears of death, judgment day, and the future have been sent packing by your perfect love—I’m still not as free as you intend.

As I read the Scriptures and reflect on my relationships, I feel very much like a babe—a neophyte, a raw rookie in so many gospel freedoms. Only the gospel helps us see and own our sin, brokenness and bondage. Only your grace keeps us from going to shame and self-contempt as we do so. Hear my prayers and bring more grace.
Jesus, please free me for loving others as you joyfully and relentlessly love us. There’s no freedom more central and powerful for revealing your glory. Help me return kindness for coldness, pursuit for avoidance; gospel for gossip. I want to be less irritated more often with fewer people. Help me to use fewer words and more listening when talking with others. Please unshackle me from the illusion of control in my relationships and annihilate my commitment to a pain-free heart. To love well is to hurt often.

Jesus, please liberate me from thinking about the next thing, so I can be present in the current moment. Help me make better eye contact and heart connection with others. Please help me to be more intrigued with people that I don’t know and less standoffish around strangers.

Jesus, break even more of the shackles of my insecurities. Empty my closets of all fig-leaf coverings and clothe me in the garments of grace. Liberate me from grave-clothes of shame and feelings of incompetence. Unfetter me from thinking too much about what I’m not by showing me more of you and who I am in you.

Lord Jesus, grant me greater spontaneity, louder laughter, saltier tears, and quicker repentances. Hallelujah… it is for freedom you have set us free. So very Amen I pray, in your most compassionate and powerful name. Amen.