Tuesday

Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say.

… Lord God, unlock my heart, unlock my lips, and I will overcome with my joyous praise!

For the source of your pleasure is not in my performance or the sacrifices I might offer to you. The fountain of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet. (‭‭Psa ‭51:12, 15-17‬)

This reminds me of the beautiful Keith Green song: “If I’d only trusted you…”

Well, I thought I depended upon you
At least that used to be what was happening with me
In those times of our first sweet communion
Nothing got in the way, I heard your voice everyday

When I first trusted you, gave my life to you
When I trusted you
Well, there’s something that needs to be cleared up
I feel so sorry inside, that my first love has died

Cause I’ve tried in my own strength to follow
When I’ve known all along, I just couldn’t go wrong
If I’d only trusted you, give my life to you
If I’d trusted you. ❤️

Saturday

How blessed and relieved are those who have confessed their corruption to God! For he wipes their slates clean and removes hypocrisy from their hearts.

Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery.

The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul.

Pause in his presence

Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me! All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared!

Pause in his presence

This is what I’ve learned through it all: All believers should confess their sins to God; do it every time God has uncovered you in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe. (‭‭Psa 32:2) ❤️

Sunday

… I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” (‭‭Psa 27:4)

I love my children. I might not agree with all their choices – but I still love them. In fact, when they call to speak with me or my wife, my heart jumps for joy….!

Do I (can I ever), love more than GOD – never!

Go now and call to your Heavenly Father – no matter what choices you’ve made, he’s waiting to hear your voice. ❤️

Sunday

… I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.

Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.” (‭‭Psa 27:4)

I love my children. I might not agree with all their choices – but I still love them. In fact, when they call to speak with me or my wife, my heart jumps for joy….!

Do I (can I ever), love more than GOD – never!

Go now and call to your Heavenly Father – no matter what choices you’ve made, he’s waiting to hear your voice. ❤️

Wednesday

So listen, friends! Through this Jesus, the forgiveness of sins is offered to you. Everyone who believes in him is set free from sin and guilt—(Acts‬ ‭13:38)

And it’s true. Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be rescued and experience new life. But how can people call on him for help if they’ve not yet believed? And how can they believe in one they’ve not yet heard of? And how can they hear the message of life if there is no one there to proclaim it? (‭‭Rom ‭10:13)

Lord Jesus, help us all not just to speak to others about you but to show them how well they can know you too. ❤️

Monday

…Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions.

No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.

Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth.

God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he’s asked; But he turns his back on those who do evil things. (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:8)

Thank you for helping me today Lord … ❤️

Monday

…Be agreeable, be sympathetic, be loving, be compassionate, be humble. That goes for all of you, no exceptions.

No retaliation. No sharp-tongued sarcasm. Instead, bless—that’s your job, to bless. You’ll be a blessing and also get a blessing.

Whoever wants to embrace life and see the day fill up with good, Here’s what you do: Say nothing evil or hurtful; Snub evil and cultivate good; run after peace for all you’re worth.

God looks on all this with approval, listening and responding well to what he’s asked; But he turns his back on those who do evil things. (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:8)

Thank you for helping me today Lord … ❤️