I Peter 1:6-9)
God, I don't want to suffer. Do You bring trials to see if I will
trust You? Do You test me to see if I will try to solve my problems
without You? Do You use my suffering to deepen my faith and build
my character? God, whatever You put before me, I will live in the
gentle peace of Your will because I love You and trust You. Through
Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
July 19, 2016
(Meditation: II Peter: 1-3)
God, enlarge the areas of conversion in my life. Show me the unrepentant
and unyielded areas of my life and grant me the grace to turn them
over to You, one at a time. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
July 20, 2016
(Meditation: Psalm 62:5-6)
Dear God, sometimes, when my energy and enthusiasm need to be at
their highest, I want to get away. I don't have anything left to
give to anybody. I want to run and hide and hope nobody finds me.
I want to be protected. God, when I feel this way, I'm glad I can
flee to You. I'm glad You are a mighty fortress. I'm glad I can
rest in Your everlasting arms. I'm glad I can hear once again the
good news of Your love and forgiveness and strength. Thank you,
God. In Jesus' name. Amen.
July 21, 2016
(Meditation: Titus 2:6-9)
Almighty God, I want to be a good parent. I want my children to
attend good schools and camps. I want them to travel and have the
latest computer programs. I want them to have beautiful clothes
and the good things of life. But God, most of all, I want them to
love You. Grant them a saving faith and keep them on the path of
discipleship. And God, I know that children are better copycats
than listeners, so help me to be a good example of the faith and
values I want so much for them. Through Jesus Christ, my Lord. Amen.
July 22, 2016
(Meditation: Psalm 46:10-11)
God, my mind is in constant motion. My thoughts are like bumper-cars,
colliding and bouncing, turning and starting again. The competing
voices weave a tangled web that blocks my awareness of You. God,
it is only when I am still that I can hear Your still small voice.
The high-pitched hums of competing voices stop at last, and peace
slowly softens my knotted soul. Thank You God, for breaking through
the nettle of my distractions and for making me whole. In Jesus'