Saturday, December 31, 2011

You Last

James 1.9
Prosperity is as short-lived as a wildflower, so don't ever count on it.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Best Present Ever

James 1.2
Consider it a sheer gift when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

For Him

Hebrews 13.20
God puts you together and makes all things whole.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One of a Kind

Hebrews 13.16
God takes particular pleasure in acts of worship -- a different kind "sacrifice" -- that take place in kitchen and workplace and on the streets.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Consistently Consistent

Hebrews 13.7-8
There should be a consistency that runs through us all. For Jesus doesn't change.
what an assurance! what a foundation! the grace of Christ is the only good ground for life (v.9)! imagine, everything will be consistent in our lives because Jesus himself is the consistent one! he is consistently gracious, consistently on time, consistently powerful, sovereign, generous, protective, victorious, and consistently TRUE! what he said WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL! that's why we can be consistently hope-filled, consistently trusting him, consistently PROVIDED FOR, healthy, wise, faithful, victorious, protected and made whole so we can FULLY live the way he wants us to and FULLY do what we're supposed to do for him! CONSISTENT means nothing strays from his pattern! so whatever the enemy does IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO DESTROY GOD'S PATTERN OF CONSISTENCY IN OUR LIVES! the enemy's lies, theft and destruction STAND NO CHANCE! amen amen amen thank you lord!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Never, No, Never!

Hebrews 13.5
Be relaxed with what you have. I'll never let you down, never walk off and leave you.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Hebrews 12.5
Don't forget how good parents treat children. God is treating you as dear children.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Keep Keeping On!

Hebrews 11.26
He valued suffering in the Messiah's camp far greater than Egyptian wealth because he was looking ahead, anticipating the payoff.

Monday, December 19, 2011

I Still Believe

Hebrews 11.13
Not yet having in hand what was promised, but still believing.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Worth Living

Hebrews 11.1
This trust in God is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living.

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Hebrews 10.34
The enemy couldn't touch your real treasure.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh Yes We Can!

Hebrews 10.23
Let's keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Your Way

Hebrews 10.9
I'm here to do it Your way.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Far, Far Better

Hebrews 8.6
Jesus is working from a far better plan.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tight Rope

Hebrews 6.18
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

No He Doesn't

Hebrews 6.10
God doesn't miss anything.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I Have You

Hebrews 4.15
We don't have a high priest who is out of touch with our reality.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Daily Renewal Everyday by Day (Got It?)

Hebrews 4.7
God keeps renewing the promise of rest and setting the date as today.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Live and Rest In Peace

Hebrews 4.1
The promise of resting in him pulls us on to God's goal for us.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Keep Goinggg

Hebrews 3.12-14
Watch your step. Make sure there's no evil unbelief lying around that will trip you up and throw you off course, diverting you from the living God. For as long as it's still God's Today, keep each other on your toes so sin doesn't slow down your reflexes. If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we're in this with Christ for the long haul.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Best Thing We Can Do!

Philemon 1.22
Because of your prayers, I fully expect.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Titus 3.6-8
Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously. God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come-an eternity of life! You can count on this.

Monday, November 07, 2011

New Life Right Now

Titus 2.12-13
This new life is starting right now.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Keep the Receipt

Titus 1.4
Receive everything God our Father and Jesus our Savior give you!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Promise Keeper

Titus 1.2
This is the life God promised long ago - and he doesn't break promises!

Friday, November 04, 2011

What A Breakthrough

2 Timothy 4.17-18
The Master stood by me and helped me. I was snatched from the jaws of the lion! God's looking after me, keeping me safe in the kingdom of heaven. All praise to him, praise forever! Oh, yes!

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Just Look Over Your Shoulder

2 Timothy 4.1-2
God is looking over your shoulder. Christ has the final say on everyone, living and dead. So don't ever quit.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


2 Timothy 3.17
Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

De Nada

2 Timothy 3.15
There's nothing like the Word of God for showing you the way.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Stick 'Em!

2 Timothy 3.14
Don't let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed, sure.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Nothing! Nothing!

2 Timothy 3.9
Nothing will come of these latest impostors who defy the truth.

Saturday, October 29, 2011


2 Timothy 2.19
God's firm foundation is as firm as ever.

Friday, October 28, 2011

100% Lifetime Guarantee

2 Timothy 2.16
Words are not mere words.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Once More, Repeat It Again

2 Timothy 2.14
Repeat these basic essentials over and over to yourself.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On It. Own It!

2 Timothy 2.10-11,13
Everyone God calls will get in on the salvation of Christ in all its glory. This is a sure thing. He does not give up-for there's no way he can be false to himself.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Get Out of Jail Card

2 Timothy 2.9
I'm sitting in jail right now, but God's word is not in jail!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sounds Good!

2 Timothy 1.13-14
Keep at your work, exactly as set out for you. It's as sound as the day your first heard it. Guard this precious thing placed in your custody by the Holy Spirit who works in you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


2 Timothy 1.12
I have no regrets. I couldn't be more sure of my ground -- the One I've trusted in can take care of what he's trusted me to do right to the end.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Energizer Bunny

2 Timothy 1.8
We can keep on going by the power of God.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Always On Time

1 Timothy 6:14-16
Our Master, Jesus Christ, is on his way. He'll show up right on time, his arrival guaranteed by the Blessed and Undisputed Ruler, High King, High God.He's the only one death can't touch.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's All Because of You

1 Timothy 1.14
Grace mixed with faith and love poured over you and into you. And all because of Jesus.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

God Race

2 Thessalonians 3.1
The Master's Word took off and raced through the country to a groundswell of response among you.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Surprise, Surprise!

2 Thessalonians 2.17
God reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Nothing Clearer

2 Thessalonians 1.5-6
All this trouble is a clear sign that God has decided to make you fit for the kingdom. You're suffering now, but justice is on the way.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

All You Are To Be

2 Thessalonians 1.2
Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you're to be.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

He Told You So

1 Thessalonians 5.24
The One who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he'll do it!

Friday, October 14, 2011

True Beauty

1 Thessalonians 4.7
God hasn't invited us into a disorderly, unkempt life but into something holy and beautiful-as beautiful on the inside as the outside.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Concerning You

1 Thessalonians 4.1,6
You are urged to keep on doing what you do to please God. Your concerns are God's concerns, and he will take care of them.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Present Confidence

1 Thessalonians 3.13
May you be filled with confidence in the presence of God.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It Keeps You Alive

1 Thessalonians 3.8
Knowing that your faith is alive keeps us alive.

Monday, October 10, 2011

It Truly Is What It Is!

1 Thessalonians 2.13
When you got the Message of God, you didn't pass it off as just one more human opinion, but you took it to heart as God's true word to you, which it is, God himself at work in you believers!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Sound Design

1 Thessalonians 1.8
Your lives are echoing the Master's Word.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Big is No Big!

1 Thessalonians 1.6
Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!-taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble.

Friday, October 07, 2011

More Than Words

1 Thessalonians 1.5
When the Message came to you, it wasn't just words. Something happened in you.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Clearly Someone Special

1 Thessalonians 1.4
It is clear that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Invisibly Visible

Colossians 3.3
Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life - even though invisible to spectators - is with Christ in God. He is your life.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Nourished. Flourish.

Colossians 2.19
We can grow up healthy in God only as he nourishes us.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Hot Air Balloon

Colossians 2.18
Don't tolerate anyone who tries to run your life, ordering you to bow and scrape. They're a lot of hot air, that's all they are.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

For Sham!

Colossians 2.15
He stripped all the spiritual tyrants in the universe of their sham authority at the Cross and marched them naked through the streets.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


Colossians 2.13
You were stuck in your dead life. God brought you alive -- right along with Christ!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Come Together

Colossians 2.10
When you come to Christ, his fullness comes together for you. His power extends over everything.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

School's Out

Colossians 2.6
You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What You've Been Given

Colossians 2.6
Just go ahead with what you've been given.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Look Forward

Colossians 1.27
The mystery in a nut shell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory.

Monday, September 26, 2011

One Message

Colossians 1.23
There is no other Message -- just this one. Every creature under heaven gets this same message.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

sTick 'Em!

Colossians 1.23
You don't walk away from a gift like that! You stay grounded and steady in that bond of trust, constantly tuned in to the Message, careful not to be distracted or diverted.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

On tHis Side

Colossians 1:22
Christ brought you over to God's side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence.

Friday, September 23, 2011


Colossians 1.18

He was supreme in the beginning, and he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he's there, towering far above everything, everyone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fit Together

Colossians 1.20
All the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe get properly fixed and fit together because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Held Together

Colossians 1.17
Jesus was there before anything came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Never Ever Again

Colossians 1.13-14
He rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Colossians 1.12
The Father makes you strong enough to take part in everything bright and beautiful that he has for you.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Endure the Unendurable

Colossians 1.11
The glory-strength God gives is strength that endures the unendurable and spills over into joy.

As Ever

Colossians 1.6-7
The truth of what God is doing is as vigorous in you now as when you first heard and recognized it.

Friday, September 16, 2011


Colossians 1.6
The Message bears fruit and gets larger and stronger, just as it has in you.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Law of Non-Diminishing Returns

Colossians 1.5
The Message is as true among you today as when you first heard it. It doesn't diminish or weaken over time.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Amazing Grace

Philippians 4.23
Receive and experience the amazing grace of the Master, Jesus Christ, deep, deep within yourselves.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Whatever, Wherever

Philippians 4.13
Whatever I have, wherever I am, I can make it through anything in the One who makes me who I am.

Monday, September 12, 2011

You Know It!

Philippians 4.6-7
Pray. Before you know it, God's wholeness will come and settle you down.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On It!

Philippians 3.16
Now that we're on the right track, let's stay on it.

Guts-ta Get Going

Philippians 2.12
You should simply keep on doing what you've done from the beginning. Keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God.

Friday, September 09, 2011

All Across Time and Space

Philippians 2.10
All created beings in heaven and on earth-even those long ago dead and buried-will bow in worship before Jesus Christ.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Bounty Messenger

Philippians 1.20-21
Everything happening to me only serves to make Christ more accurately known, regardless of whether I live or die.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The HOW!

Philippians 1.19 I know how it's going to turn out. Through your faithful prayers and the generous response of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, everything he wants to do in and through me will be done.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

All This Time

Philippians 1.7
All along you have experienced the most generous help from God.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Keep At It

Philippians 1.6
God, who started this great work in you, would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish.

Sunday, September 04, 2011


Ephesians 6.17
God's word is an indispensable weapon.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

The Source's Apprentice

Ephesians 4.15-16
Christ is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love.

Friday, September 02, 2011

He Can Do Anything

Ephesians 3.20-21
God can do anything. He does it by working deeply and gently within us.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

His Idea, His Work

Ephesians 2.8
Saving is all God's idea, and all his work. All we do is trust him enough to let him do it. It's his gift from start to finish!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Made Alive

Ephesians 2.4-5

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

His Rule Rules

Ephesians 1.20-22
God set Christ on a throne in deep heaven, in charge of running the universe, everything from galaxies to governments, no name and no power exempt from his rule. And not just for the time being, but forever. He is in charge of it all, has the final word on everything.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Infinitely Endless

Ephesians 1.17-19
I do more than thank. I ask - ask God that you see the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him - endless energy, boundless strength!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Everything Means Everything

Ephesians 1.13-14
The Holy Spirit is a reminder that we'll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Long Before

Ephesians 1.11-12
Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Ephesians 1.9-10
He set out before us a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Abundantly Free

Ephesians 1.7-8
Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, we're a free people. And not just barely free, abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Ephesians 1.3-4
How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind to be made whole by his love.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Unforced Rhythm of Grace

Galatians 5.22
When we live God's way, he brings gifts into our lives.
wow! you have chosen to completely trust God with your life, taking every bit of his way as yours, and he has brought the awesome gift of healing into your life! thank you Lord! you have made the best decision to live God's way, letting go of having your own way and trusting him for everything, every part and parcel of your life - and he has brought and continues to bring gifts into your life! you have exuberance about life, PEACE and security, he has developed in you a willingness to stick with things, finding yourself in loyal commitments. the lord has flooded your life with his gifts because you have trusted completely in him, especially letting him run your whole family, your life, your everything. the lord has made sure that YOU DON'T NEED TO FORCE YOUR WAY IN LIFE, and you are ABLE TO MARSHAL AND DIRECT YOUR ENERGIES WISELY (vv.22-23)!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Never Again

Galatians 5.1
Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Galatians 3.20
The original promise is the direct blessing of God, received by faith.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Galatians 3.11,13-14
The person who lives in right relationship with God does it by embracing what God arranges for him. Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. Because of that, the air is cleared and blessing is present and available. We are all able to receive God's life, his Spirit, in and with us by believing.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Love Is Lavish

Galatians 3.5
The God who lavishly provides you with his own presence, his Holy Spirit, working things in your lives you could never do for yourselves, does these things because you trust him to do them in you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Galatians 2.6
God isn't impressed with mere appearances.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I Know that I Know that I Know

Galatians 1.3-4
We know the meaning of grace and peace because Jesus Christ rescued us from this evil world we're in.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Full Force

2 Corinthians 13.3-4
You'll get the full force of Christ, don't think you won't. He was sheer weakness and humiliation when he was killed on the Cross, but oh, he's alive now-in the mighty power of God!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Run-to Jury

2 Corinthians 12.19
You're not the jury; God is the jury -- God revealed in Christ -- and we make our case before him.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Great Takeover

2 Corinthians 12.9-10
Christ's strength moves in on your weakness. So take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut you down to size—abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. Just let Christ take over! And so the weaker you get, the stronger you become.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

What He Said..

2 Corinthians 10.18
What you say about yourself means nothing in God's work. It's what God says about you that makes the difference.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Oh Yes He Diddd!

2 Corinthians 9.8
God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you're ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done.

Thursday, August 11, 2011


2 Corinthians 8.9-11
You are familiar with the generosity of our Master, Jesus Christ. Rich as he was, he gave it all away for us So the best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started and not let those good intentions grow stale. Your heart's been in the right place all along. You've got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


2 Corinthians 7.9
Let the distress bring you to God, not drive you from him. The result's all gain, no loss.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


2 Corinthians 6.16,7.1
"I'll live in them, move into them; I'll be their God and they'll be my people." Promises like this pull us on.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Right When You Needed Me Most

2 Corinthians 6.2
God reminds us, I heard your call in the nick of time; The day you needed me, I was there to help. Now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

New You

2 Corinthians 5.16-17
We don't judge people by what they have or how they look. We look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. A new life burgeons!

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Life Included

2 Corinthians 5.15
He included everyone in his death so that everyone could also be included in his life, a resurrection life, a far better life than people ever lived on their own.

Friday, August 05, 2011

A Little Bit of Heaven is More than Enough

2 Corinthians 5.5,14
The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less. His love has the first and last word in everything we do.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Keep Keepin' On!

2 Corinthians 4.16
We're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


2 Corinthians 3.17
When God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Live Man Walking

2 Corinthians 2.12
God had opened the door; all I had to do was walk through it.

Monday, August 01, 2011


2 Corinthians 1.20-22
Whatever God has promised gets stamped with the Yes of Jesus. God affirms us, making us a sure thing in Christ, putting his Yes within us. By his Spirit he has stamped us with his eternal pledge—a sure beginning of what he is destined to complete.

Sunday, July 31, 2011


2 Corinthians 1.12
The worst is over, we've come out of this with conscience and faith intact, and can face the world. It was God who kept us focused on him, uncompromised.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Good Idea

2 Corinthians 1.9-10
Instead of trusting in our own strength, to trust God totally since he's the God who raises the dead! And he did it, rescued us from certain doom. And he'll do it again, rescuing us as many times as we need rescuing.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Much, Much Better

2 Corinthians 1.3-5
He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Walking Hope

1 Corinthians 16.13-14
Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute, and love without stopping.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Perfect Economy

1 Corinthians 15.57-58
In a single victorious stroke of Life, all three-sin, guilt, death-are gone, the gift of our Master, Jesus Christ. Thank God! With all this going for us, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Carpet

1 Corinthians 15.25-27
He won't let up until the last enemy is down - and the very last enemy is death! As the psalmist said, "He laid them low, one and all; he walked all over them."

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stand Saved.

1 Corinthians 15.1
This is the Message on which you took your stand and by which your life has been saved.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For Right Now

1 Corinthians 13.12-13
We don't yet see things clearly, but it won't be long before we see it all. But for right now, trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

All for One, One for All

1 Corinthians 12.14,26
God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Broken Together

1 Corinthians 11.24
This is my body, broken for you.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Reacher

1 Corinthians 10.17
We become unified in him. We don't reduce Christ to what we are; he raises us to what he is.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Can Do!

1 Corinthians 10.13
All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exit Dark, Enter Light.

1 Corinthians 7.31
This world as you see it is on its way out.

Monday, July 18, 2011


1 Corinthians 7.17
Don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and believe right there. God, not your status, defines your life.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Found In You

1 Corinthians 6.20
God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Unrestricted, Free Flow

1 Corinthians 2.15
Spiritually alive, we have access to everything God's Spirit is doing, and can't be judged by unspiritual critics.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Carry Out, Carry In

1 Corinthians 2:10
The Spirit brings out what God planned all along.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


1 Corinthians 1.24,30
To us Christ is God's ultimate miracle and wisdom all wrapped up in one. Everything that we have-right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start-comes from God by way of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Red Rave for the Soul

1 Cor 1.7-9
Just think—you don't need a thing, you've got it all! All God's gifts are right in front of you. And not only that, but God himself is right alongside to keep you steady and on track. God, who got you started in this spiritual adventure, will never give up on you. Never forget that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


Romans 16:25
He is the One who is strong enough to make you strong.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Hope, Hope and Away!

Romans 15.12-13
Jesus is tall enough for everyone everywhere to see and take hope! Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

For Us, For Good, For Sure

Romans 15.4
Even if it was written in Scripture long ago, you can be sure it's written for us.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Download Finished

Romans 14.17
What God does in your life is he sets it right, puts it together, and completes it with joy.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Coming Real Soon

Romans 13.12
The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed.

Thursday, July 07, 2011


Romans 12.5-6
We are fashioned into excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body. Let's go ahead and be what we were made to be.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Every Means All

Romans 11.34
Everything comes from him; Everything happens through him; Everything ends up in him.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Lifetime Guarantee

Romans 11.29
God's gifts and God's call are under full warranty -- never cancelled, never rescinded.

Monday, July 04, 2011


Romans 11.18,20
Remember, you aren't feeding the root, the root is feeding you. Be humbly mindful of the root that keeps you lithe and green.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

In This

Romans 11.2,6
God has been too long involved with you, has too much invested, to simply wash his hands of you. Hold on, not because of what you think you're going to get out of it, but because you're convinced of God's grace and purpose in choosing you.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Right. Here and Now.

Romans 10.4,11,8
The Messiah puts everything right for those who trust him to do it. No one who trusts God like this - heart and soul - will ever regret it. The word that saves is right here, as near as the tongue in your mouth, as close as the heart in your chest.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Call Me

Romans 9.28,25-26
God doesn't count us; he calls us by name. "I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, 'You're nobody!' they're calling you 'God's living children.'"

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jeans Over Genes

Romans 9.8,10-11
Your identity is never racially-determined but God-determined by purpose. Promise takes priority over genetics. His purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Zero Faze Value

Romans 8.37
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mess with Me, Mess with Him

Romans 8.26,33-34
The moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. Who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? The One who died for us - who was raised to life for us! - is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Closer in Seconds

Romans 8.3,24-25
He didn't deal with the problem as something remote and unimportant. Waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


Romans 8.2
The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Turn Around

Romans 7.25
Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Free In Freedom

Romans 7.6
You are no longer shackled to that domineering mate of sin. Out from under all oppressive regulations, you're free to live in the freedom of God.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Factory Recreated

Romans 6.19,22
How much different is it now as you live in God's freedom, your lives healed and expansive in holiness? Now that you've found you don't have to listen to sin tell you what to do, and have discovered the delight of listening to God telling you, what a surprise! A whole, healed, put-together life right now, with more and more of life on the way!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Romans 6.6,9,11
Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ. When Jesus was raised from the dead, never again will death have the last word. Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

No Truth, No Threat

Romans 5.21
All sin can do is threaten us with death, and that's the end of it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ready or Not - Here I Come!

Romans 5.3-6
Troubles can develop passionate patience in us, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next, never left feeling shortchanged. Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn't, and doesn't, wait for us to get ready.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I See What You Say

Romans 4.18
When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cleanly in the Clear

Romans 3.24-25
God got us out of the mess we're in and restored us to where he always wanted us to be. And he did it by means of Jesus Christ. Having faith in him sets us in the clear.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Truth Inside and Out

Romans 3.3-4
God doesn't abandon you. Do you think your faithlessness cancels out his faithfulness? Not on your life! Depend on it: God keeps his word even when the whole world is lying through its teeth. Scripture says the same: Your words stand fast and true; Rejection doesn't faze you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Scratch That Out

Acts 27.34
There's a rescue ahead. You're going to come out of this without even a scratch.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Comfort Food

Acts 27.22,24-25
There's no need to dwell on regrets. From now on, things are looking up! Don't give up. Take heart. God will do exactly what he said.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Everything'll be Alright

Acts 23.11
It's going to be all right. Everything is going to turn out for the best.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Miracle Math

Acts 20.20,32
Every truth and encouragement that could have made a difference to you, you got. God's Word can make you into what he wants you to be and give you everything you could possibly need in this community of holy friends.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Indestructible, Undestroyable

Acts 18.8-9
Keep it up, and don't let anyone intimidate or silence you. No matter what happens, I'm with you and no one is going to be able to hurt you.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Meant to Live

Acts 16.31
Put your entire trust in the Master Jesus. Then you'll live as you were meant to live-and everyone in your house included!

Friday, June 10, 2011

For Good

Acts 13.34
When I raised you from the dead, I did it for good-no going back to that rot and decay for you. I'll give you David's guaranteed blessings.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


Acts 10.39,11.18
We saw it, saw it all, everything He did. It's really happened! God has broken through.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011


Acts 10.36
Through Jesus Christ everything is being put together again - he's doing it everywhere, among everyone.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Alive and Active

Acts 9.34-35
Jesus Christ heals you. God is alive and active among you.

Monday, June 06, 2011


Acts 9.31
They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. The Holy Spirit was with them, strengthening them. They prospered wonderfully.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Here He Comes

Acts 7.33-34
Kneel and pray. I've seen your agony. I've heard your groans. I've come to help you. So get yourself ready.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Word Salute

Acts 6.7
The Word of God prospered.