Blessed is the one who meditates upon God’s Word. With Psalm 1 in mind, I offer you a daily verse to meditate on. Meditation is simply thinking about over and over. Throughout the day let this verse come to mind. Ponder what it means for you in your life right now. If you are a journal keeper adding what you learned about this verse is a good way to keep record of your thoughts and what God revealed. Feel free to comment your reflections or questions and share with others.
Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.Have you ever wondered why God created so much variety in our world? Why do flowers have so many different colours; even all things green come in a variety of shades and hues. Since God also gave us senses to enjoy the beauty of the world I think He made so much beauty for our pleasure. What a good good Father! In all that you see and hear and enjoy today, thank your heavenly Father.
May 11 Verse of the Day: This hope is like a firm and steady anchor for our souls. In fact, hope reaches behind the curtain and into the most holy place. Hebrews 6:19
May 4: Meditate today on the richness of Isaiah 41:10. This is a great verse to commit to memory.
“Don’t be afraid,f or I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
April 30 This Sunday we will begin a series on Psalm 91 so I offer you a chance to prepare.compare these 2 translations. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (NKJV.) Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (NIV) What does it mean to dwell? How is a shelter also a secret place? How do abide and rest relate?
Meditate on this: Isaiah 40: 28-31 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
April 28 What have you prayed for and are you waiting expectantly? “In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” Psalm 5:3 Expectantly! This is key. We pray expecting God to answer not wishing and hoping God will answer but expecting God to answer. Real hope is the confident expectation of good. Real hope says I have prayed now I need only to wait. and while you wait remember to thank God for all He has already done for you.
April 27 At a time when there are so many bad things to think about follow God’s advice written by Paul. Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.Today, try and be aware of your thoughts and when they are roaming toward bad things bring them back to what is good.
April 24 John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).These are the words of Jesus declaring his purpose. Jesus came to give you life – eternal life but also abundant life here on earth. What does this mean for you? Are you living that quality of life, free of stress and worry? Embrace the gift Jesus offers.
April 22″The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. ” Psalm 23:1 Other ways of saying “I shall not want” are “I lack nothing”, “I have all that I need”, “I will never be in need”. This is a powerful verse on it’s own, one we often take for granted. Read it again and meditate on what it is saying. Also consider the reverse meaning: if I am in want, if I have many needs is the Lord truly my shepherd or have I wandered away?
April 21 Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”Jesus spoke these words knowing that in this world there will be time of mourning. Our nation is experiencing such a time after the events in Nova Scotia. Please offer your prayers for those people directly impacted by these events knowing that God will bring them comfort.
April 20 Verse to ponder.John 6:35 Jesus said,”I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to Me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in Me will never be thirsty.”Ponder the ways Jesus feeds you and quenches your thirst. Spend time in Jesus’ presence and receive from Him sustenance for this day.
April 16 Verse to ponder: Matthew 11:29 Jesus said,” I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” What does this verse reveal to you about the nature of Jesus? Spend time meditating on this verse throughout the day .
April 14 Today’s verse is well known. It is a brief summary of the events of this passed weekend. What does this verse mean to you?
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.