Sunday, August 25, 2013

Scripture Sunday, 8-25-13

Pray for all people.
Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them.
~1 Timothy 2:1, NLT~
I love the NLT translation of this verse. I keep coming back to it because it touches my heart and reminds me to think outside of myself.
   Thank you for making a world full of diverse and beautiful people...various cultures...unique communities...and one of a kind individuals. Each nation, culture, and person brings something needed and beautiful to the table of world. Thank you for showcasing your creativity and different ways of approaching life through your creatures. Lord, I pray that the peoples of the earth would see Your face and be awakened to Your forgiveness and love for them. We cannot end wars, hunger and pain...but You can bring peace to the war that rages in their hearts, the hunger in their lonely souls and peace to the wounds of their spirits. Help them to see their need for You and the hand of forgiveness  You have already extended to them. Thank you that Your promises are for all people.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Scripture Sunday, 8-18-13

Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.
Don't get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil.
~ Proverbs 4:26-27~ NLT


      Thank you that You have given me the tools to mark out a straight path for my feet...give me the strength to walk over the ups and down on this road, and the grace to stick with it. Guide me as I mark my lines through life, direct my efforts, steady my hand. Help me see through the fog of distractions Your face, Your me hear through the clamoring voices Your peaceful invitation and wooing tones. Thank you that your always with me, give me eyes to see more clearly that path You've laid for me.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Scripture Sunday, 8-11-13

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: 
Look! I am going to put breath into you 
and make you live again!

~ Ezekiel 37:5~  NLT


   Your breath brought me to life in the beginning, and it sustains me now. Breath a fresh wind over me, bring new life...hope...dreams. Revive what the enemy has withered and stamped out. Breathe Your breath into my existence and aspirations...not anything I can conjure up, but only that which comes from You. Make me live again!