God, all things are at Your disposal. Help me to leave them there.
Only when I am not tempted to want things another way can I rest
in Your love. Only when I am not tempted to tell You what to do
can my longings cease, and peace settle in my heart. Only when my
feet walk Your path can joy replace envy, forgiveness replace getting
even, and prayers of praise replace prayers of asking. O God, Your
name be praised! Amen.
March 3, 2015
(Meditation: Exodus 15:11-13)
God, I can no more grasp Your limitless grace than I can stare
at the sun. The brilliance of Your grace is too intense for my eyes
to see. The immensity of Your grace is too great for my mind to
comprehend. But You are not a God Who is limited to my understanding.
You are the God Who is BEYOND all my understanding. How great Thou
March 4, 2015
(Meditation: II Corinthians 7:1)
God, You created the grandeur of nature, but my selfish rushing
passes it by, unaware. You are with me and beside me, but my frenetic
chase makes me unaware. You give me rest and consolation, but my
fleeting mind is unaware. Your still small voice calls my name,
but my deafening pace is unaware. God, forgive my headstrong rushing,
my deaf striving, my blind searching. Help me to be still, with
You . . . at peace, with You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
March 5, 2015
(Meditation: Luke 9:25)
God, I have a friend who worked so hard to provide for his family
that he lost them through divorce. I don't want that to happen to
me. Help me to watch for the danger signs of being married to my
work, and not to my wife, and of putting my work ahead of my children.
Like my friend, a lot of people say they're doing it for their family,
when they're really doing it for themselves. They want to be successful,
powerful, respected, rich. They end up as a tragic "winner" who
paid too high a price. Oh God, save us from ourselves . . . from
the driving needs of our own egos and selfish ambitions. Bless my
friend. Help him to put his life back together. And bless me, for
I know I have the same tendencies, and there are so many high-sounding
justifications. Forgive me, renew a right spirit within me, and
grant me Your peace. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
March 6, 2015
God, when I am still, I know that You are God. When my mind is calm,
then my work becomes my ministry. When my soul is quiet, my steps
are sure and steady. When my spirit is at peace, the day is filled
with joy. God, help me to be still and know that You are God. In
Jesus' name. Amen.