Archive for January, 2011
“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken” (Psalm 55:22).
Inevitably, it seems we awaken each day with something on our mind; something that preoccupies us to such a degree that it distracts us and makes us less productive. It’s like going through the day with a backpack filled with stones. Why not exchange the backpack for a yoke? The Lord assures us that it’s easy and His burden is light. Before your go out to begin your day, leave your backpack of burdens at the door. Put on the yoke of the Lord, instead.
Blessings for a day of traveling light.
“Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength ; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary” (Isaiah 40:31).
As we live between the first coming of our Lord and the second the waiting is not to be an idle time of slothfulness. We are to embrace fully the duties of the day and perform each in a way that reflects our dedication to Him.
Blessings today as you wait and work for Him.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Rom. 12:2).
Each one of us are aware of the changes that need to be made in our lives. We don’t have to wait for others to point them out. While we do not have the power to change others, our own lives can be transformed. Simply by asking God for the courage to face our shortcomings, we discover that he empowers us to change weakness to strength, and vulnerabilities to victory.
Blessings for a transforming day in your life.
“Let your eyes look directly ahead and let your gaze be fixed straight in front if you. Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established” (Prov. 4:25-26).
As a people called to view life through the prism of the resurrection, we cannot afford to be distracted by the elements, the obstacles, or even our own fatigue. For the glory of the Father, we keep going–one inch, one foot, one victory at a time.
Blessings for a straight ahead, undistracted day.
“Therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure” (2 Thess.1:4).
God’s people are known by their capacity to endure and continue to do the right thing even when they don’t feel like it or circumstances make them want to do otherwise.
Blessings today for building an enduring testimony.
“I do all things for the sake of the Gospel, so that I may be a fellow partaker of it. Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air” (1 Cor. 9:23,26).
Today is a new day. I will dedicate each moment and task to the glory of the Father and the call he has placed upon my life.
Blessings today for the course set before you.
“Forgetting what lies behind, I reach forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13).
This is another day to discover the possibilities of what might be. The choices you make today will determine the quality of your tomorrow.
Blessings today for new possibilities.