Sunday, January 31, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Sunday - 1/31/2010 - Exodus 28,29; Acts 7

S - Acts 7:51 (NIV) - You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit!

O - Stephen was speaking to the Sanhedrin and showing them their condition. Their hearts and ears were "uncircumcised," meaning they still needed to cut away that which would hold sin and filth close to their hearts and ears. They really did not want to be led by the Holy Spirit.

A - Let us be open to what the Holy Spirit is telling us. There are always those among the body of Christ who speak against and resist the prompting of the Holy Spirit, those who speak against the prophets and try to destroy them. Let us not resist the Holy Spirit and let us allow Him to give us discernment. We are so busy making sure the false prophet does not deceive us that we ignore what the true prophets are saying.

P - Father God, give me eyes to see You and ears to hear You, that I might not miss what You tell me and show me through the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Awesome, Valuable and Beautiful for God

S- Ex. 25:8 - "And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them."

O - The tabernacle was an awesome, valuable, beautiful place where God chose to dwell, yet it was amazingly portable. It was a holy, set apart, consecrated place that went with them on their journey.

A- Today, I choose to be that awesome, valuable, beautiful sanctuary where God loves to dwell. Wherever I am, God is. He is with me and in me, filling me with his glory.

P - Lord, today I sing the old chorus "Lord, make me a sanctuary, a sanctuary of worship. I lift up my hands in your name." Lord, I worship you and I ask that despite the busyness of my day, that I will bring you wherever I go and that I will remember and enjoy your presence today. I choose afresh the wonderful privilege of being a living sanctuary of the my Lord and my God.

Friday, January 29, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Friday 1/29/10 Ex 23,24; Ps 14; Acts 5 GOD-EXPECTANT?

S- Ps 14:2 MSG/NIV God sticks his head out of heaven. He looks around.  He's looking for someone not stupid (any who understand, any who seek God) - one man, even, God-expectant, just one God-ready woman.

O- In this Psalm, David speaks of foolish people, of the folly of evil men.  "The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God (v1, AMP).

A- When God sticks his head out of heaven, how does he find us?! Are we seeking Him, are we expectant, are we pursuing Him.

P - Lord, I pray that 2010 is the year that I seek You more, that I am "smarter" in this life because I am connecting more with You.  I am glad that I am reading Your word regularly again.  May my relationship with You grow even beyond that. I am expectant!

Thursday, January 28, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Thursday - 1/28/2010 - Exodus 21-22; Psalm 12; Acts 4

S - Exodus 22:28 - Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.

O - It's in the same sentence. Many of us would not DREAM of blaspheming God, but we are more than willing to curse the one who we deem is the ungodly ruler of our nation.

A - Many Christians are not pleased with the way our current President is running our nation. They didn't vote for him and they certainly do not honor him in any way. And yet the Word of God tells us not to curse the ruler of our people. What are we, then, to do? We should pray for him, that he would come to know Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and savior. And also, that God would influence him to make right decisions. Come on people, let's pray our President into the Kingdom of God!

P - Father, forgive me for anything I may have said that would be considered a curse on our President. Save him, Lord!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Wednesday - 1/27/2010 - Exodus 17-20; Acts 3

S - Acts 3:19 (NIV) Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins
may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from God,...

O - Peter showed us how to be refreshed: Repent and turn to God and He will send times of refreshing!

A - Are you tired? Ar...e you weary with life's struggles? Have you,
perhaps, turned your back to God once again? Repent and turn back to
Him. Ask Him for the refreshing that comes from His very throne room.

P - Lord, thank You for this new day. Forgive me my sins of yesterday and
help me to keep my eyes on You today. Bring a time of refreshing on me,
Lord. Bring refreshing like the first warm day of spring, in Jesus'
name I pray.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Tuesday 1/26/10 - Exodus 14-16; Acts 2 - GOD'S GLORY ON DISPLAY!

S - Ex 14:4 MSG/NIV "But I will gain glory for Myself - I will use Pharoah and his army to put My glory on display."

O - God instructed Moses to turn the army around, to camp by the sea - all to cause Pharoah and the Egyptians to think they were lost and confused.  God knew that Pharoah would then change his mind about letting the Israelites leave and would pursue them. God had big plans how He would deliver His people from the hand of the enemy. He showed His glory in the parting of the Red Sea and the drowning of the entire Egyptian army.

A - Do you think God may do this in our lives?  Does He allow confusion so that will then require His help, His deliverance - and in the end His Glory is put on display when He does come through?!  We always look for the quick fix but maybe He is up to something greater - developing a testimony through our lives that will cause Him to shine!

P - Lord, I want you to be glorified.  Help me to remember that I may have to go through some things that aren't necessarily easy in order for that to happen. I pray I become a person who wants your glory more than I want a life that is problem-free.

Monday, January 25, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Monday 1/25/10 - Ex 12,13; Ps 21; Acts 1 - COMMEMORATING DELIVERANCE!

S- Ex 12:13,14;13:14 "The blood will be a sign to you on the the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you.  No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord." ...With a mighty hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

O- The Lord gave the Israelites specific instructions in the escape from Egypt. He also asked them to celebrate in remembrance this Passover event - which has been commemorated by the Jewish people ever since.

A- I wonder if there are events of deliverance in our lives that we ought to remember and celebrate?  It is good to reflect back things which the Lord has done for us; He saved us from our old lifestyles, He has healed us, delivered us, rescued us, etc.  How good it is to remember His interventions especially when we get caught up in life and trials.

P- I keep saying it, but thank you, Lord.  Ten years ago you delivered me from compulsive eating. It was a 30-year battle that consumed my life.  It was daily trauma; it was a prison which held my mind and my body in captivity. Thank you thank you thank you!  I am celebrating this 10-year freedom and speaking of it at every opportunity. You are faithful; you are a Deliverer; you love me and you answered my LONG prayer for freedom!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Sunday 1/24/10 - Exodus 9-11; Luke 24

S - Exodus 11:3 (NIV) (The LORD made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and Moses himself was highly regarded in Egypt by Pharaoh's officials and by the people.)

O - God's people are favored, not only by Him, but by men - so much so that non-believers will give to believers so they can do God's work. It is the same today. I know professed atheists who will blast Christians to my face with scorn and contempt and when I remind them that I am a Christian they say, "Yes, but you're different." I really am not.

A - Continue to do the work of the Lord and when your enemies blast us as a whole, love them. I usually apologize on behalf of my brothers and sisters to one who has been offended by a Christian.

P - Lord, help me to show Your kindness toward others, that they may look favorably upon Your people - sowing into Your kingdom whether they choose to follow You or not.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

No Excuse Zone

January 23,10
S- Ex. 6:12 - "The children of Israel have not heeded me. How then shall Pharoah heed me, for I am of uncirucumcized lips?"

O- These seem like valid excuses to me. If your own people won't listen, how could you possibly expect that Pharoah will listen to you? Plus Moses wasn't a very good speaker. Three strikes and you are out, ... right? Yet God wasn't interested or listening to excuses. He basically said "Just do it." (my translation of Ex. 6:13 "gave them a command ... to bring the children of Israel out.")

A- If I know God's will, I need to "just do it", knowing that if God is with me and if he has commanded it, that it is possible. Our excuses don't stand up against the clear command of God.

P - Lord, help me to clearly know your will and "just do it", trusting that your power will back me up. Release the power of heaven into our lives as we obey your clear commands. I lay down all excuses and receive the power of God to do your will today.

Friday, January 22, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Friday 1/22/10 - Exodus 3-5; Luke 22

S- Ex 3:7,17 "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt, I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers and I am concerned about their suffering. Say to them, 'I have promised to bring you up out of your misery into... a land flowing with milk and honey.' "

O- God was watching over His people as they suffered in slavery in Egypt. He was concerned about their suffering and he reassues Moses that he will deliver them out of bondage into freedom. He will bring them to the promised land.

A- I love this scripture because this is the theme God used to bring me out of the bondage of compulsive eating. I kept stretching toward the promised land where I would regain a natural relationship with food.  Are you suffering in misery, in a bondage of sorts? Have you been crying out for God's help?  In one fashion or another, He promises to bring you out of your misery. It may be by changing your circumstances or by changing your outlook in the midst of them. Pressing in to Him for deliverance is well worth it!

P- O Father, I am so grateful for your deliverance out of compulsive eating. My life is forever changed because you saw my misery and you delivered me.  You brought me to the land of milk and honey.  You are able to bring us out of bondage and misery into freedom. You are the God of Salvation.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Thursday 1/21/10 Exodus 1,2; Psalm 88; Luke 21

S - Luke 21:9 (NIV) - When you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be frightened. These things must happen first, but the end will not come right away.

O - Jesus told us not to be frightened. There are lots of bad things happening everywhere, but it is not a sign that the devil is winning the war, because Jesus told us these things would happen and He also gave us the ending to the story.

A - I read the book, so I know these things shall come to pass. The atrocities of war are bad, yes, and we should do what we can to bring peace and pray for peace and lead as many into the kingdom of God as we can before the end comes. These bad things will happen because Jesus said they would, but He also told us not to be afraid, so let us march forth with confidence, and continue to do the work He sets before us.

P - Lord, I thank You that You showed us what's on the other side of these things the world is going through. Thank You, Lord, for a happy ending and for being the reason I do not fear.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Don't Be Self-Seeking

by Vivian Bills

Wednesday 1/20/10 Gen 49,50; Ps 8; Luke 20

S - Luke 20:47 (NIV) They devour widows' houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. Such men will be punished most severely.

O - Jesus is speaking of the teachers of the law who love attention and love to be honored. And not only that, but they take advantage of those who have no husband to protect and care for them.

A - Is Jesus saying that all ambition is bad? I don't think so. He is saying that the motivation should not be selfish. We should not eat up all that is before us in order to be great amongst men. He said in Matthew 20:26 that whoever desires to be great must be servant of all.

P - Lord, I do not seek the favor of men. I look only for You to allow me to be in Your presence. I want only to do Your will, for You are my everything. What good are the praises of men if I don't have You? Be with me, Lord.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Tuesday 1/19/10 Gen 47,48; Ps 10; Luke 19

S- Luke 19:4,5: So he (Zacchaeus, a tax-collector) ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.  When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately.  I must stay at your house today."

O- Jesus loved to hang out with the sinners and the tax-collectors!  He insisted that Zacchaeus come down from the tree because he wanted to visit his home and fellowship with him!  The tax-collectors were not a popular crowd; I recently heard that you can think of the Mafia as a modern day parallel.  Jesus was accused of being a drunkard and a glutton (Mt 11:19). Interesting... sure fits the picture of hanging out with the Mafia!

A- In our efforts to be pure and separate from the world, have we missed the lifestyle of Jesus?  What would Jesus do? Read the Gospels and watch His behavior: He would go to where the lost were, love up on them, fellowship, and simply hang out! And what happened?  Without saying a word about their sin, they repented.  His Presence did it all.

P- O Father, may we be like Jesus.  May we fellowship with our nonsaved families and friends, hanging out together, loving up on them.  And may Your Presence in us bring them to repentance so that they may join Your family!

Monday, January 18, 2010


by Diana Kriesel

Monday, 1/18/10 – Genesis 44-46; Luke 18 – “LORD, I WANT TO SEE!”

S— Luke 18:40 - Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied.

O— A blind man heard that Jesus was passing by and he called out to Him. Those along the way told him to be quiet, but he shouted out all the more. Jesus was moved by his persistence and asked the blind man what he wanted from Him. The blind man replied, “Lord I want to see.” And Jesus said “receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” When the blind man received his sight, he followed Jesus, praising Him, and when others saw it, they also praised God.

A— In stating his desire to see, the blind man was confident that Jesus had the power to heal him. Opposition made the man even more determined to get to Jesus. He knew what he needed and He knew Jesus could touch Him. How often we give up when we face opposition on our way to the Master. Just as the blind man stated clearly, “Lord, I want to see,” we can say the same thing regarding the things of the Kingdom. We may face obstacles as we pursue greater revelation, but if we will be determined and persevere and cry out to the Lord, He will be faithful and show us the things of the Kingdom.

P—Lord, “we want to see” the things of the Kingdom! Teach us to see as You see, so that we may be carriers of Your love, Your hope, Your glory…no matter what we may face.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

There's No place I would rather be

January 17, 2010 Gen: 42,43 Ps. 5 Luke 17
Robin Danaher

S-(NIV) Ps. 5 11-12 But let all who take refuge in you be glad, let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. (MSG) But you will welcome us with open arms when we run for cover to you. Let the party last all night! Stand guard over our celebration. You are famous God, for welcoming God-seekers, for decking us out in delight.

O- In this Psalm, I see how the enemy can torment us and keep our minds in prison keep us bound and captive, but God has given us the freedom of choice. To live in the place where I would rather be, and that is in HIS presence and in HIS freedom, and place of Mercy and Grace. David is telling us to stay away from the wicked and keep our hearts clear stay away from what drives you away from HIM, but draw towards HIM because there is no better place to be.

A- Being in the presence of God is the very best place. We all fall short of the Glory of god, but Thank God, that He extends HIS grace and mercy everyday for us to be able to enjoy HIS freedom without guilt or condemnation for our sins, but because Jesus paid the price for our freedom. There is no place I would rather be, But me to reach for that goal everyday.

P- Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross for my short comings, for my sins. Thank you for sharing the presence of God and for sending your Spirit to us to help and guide us to make God choices and to live Godly examples. Forgive us for our sinful nature that fails every day. Guide us and teach us dear Lord. Amen.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Signet Ring

S- Gen. 41:42 - "Then Pharoah took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph's hand and he clothed him in his garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck."

O - This passage of scripture is very similar to the Prodigal Son passage in Luke 15, where the Prodigal Son is given a ring and a robe. With the signet ring, Joseph's orders would now have the same authority as Pharoah's orders. The signet ring had the signature of Pharoah in Egyptian hieroglyphes.

A - Whether I come from the hard place of personal failure like the Prodigal Son or from the hard place of injustice and suffering, God can lift me up, can restore me and empower me. Luke 9:1 - "When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority."

P - Lord, I want to honor You by walking in your power and authority today! I wear your ring with great joy! Thank you for your signet ring!

Friday, January 15, 2010


by Diana Kriesel

Friday, 1/15/10 – Genesis 37-38; Psalm 7; Luke 15 – GO AFTER THE ONE!

S— Luke 15:4-7 - Suppose one of you had a hundred sheep and lost one. Wouldn't you leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the lost one until you found it? When found, you can be sure you would put it across your shoulders, rejoicing, and when you got home call in your friends and neighbors, saying, 'Celebrate with me! I've found my lost sheep!' Count on it — there's more joy in heaven over one sinner's rescued life than over ninety-nine good people in no need of rescue. [The Message Translation]

O—Jesus, being the Shepherd, came to seek and to save them that are lost (Luke 19:10). His heart is consumed with His sheep…we are His sheep, and when one of us wanders, He goes to all lengths to recover us, take us close to Himself, and carry us. And there is great cause for rejoicing when the lost is found.

A— Not only is this the heart of Jesus, but it is to be our heart as well. Sheep are lost because they wander and fail to see the danger they are in. A sheep cannot find its own way back to the flock. When one of His followers strays, it pleases the Lord when we, with patience, compassion and mercy, love them enough to go the extra mile and bring them home to the Father. And when they return, there is great celebration…we rejoice, the church rejoices and heaven rejoices. Sometimes we get so busy being focused on ministry or the “stuff” of church, that we can miss the true heart of God to go and invest in that one that has strayed off the path, and love him/her back on track.

P— Lord, may we see others the way that You see them…with eyes of compassion and mercy. May we always remember what length You went to, to bring us from our wandering ways, how You loved us back to Yourself, may we walk out Your love in such a way that others are drawn back to You through our lives.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Claim Your Seat

Lori Somerville

S: Luke 14:23: (MSG) The master said Then go to the country roads. Whoever you find , drag them in. I want my house full.

O: Just as the host of the dinner party in this story wanted a full house so does God want a full Kingdom. Like the host in the story God is constantly extending invitations to know him, to spend time with him, to turn from our old ways to his ways, to join him at his table. Are you accepting the invitation or like the guests in the story do you have other more "pressing" things to do? He is inviting everyone to his table, to have relationship with Him. Those who refuse to accept his invitation will not be seated at his table.

A: Are there invitations that I am missing? God has a seat for each one of us at his table. There is a place set just for you. It was set with the utmost care to every detail. It was prepared out of His love for you. He is waiting with bated breath for you to accept the invitation. Don't wait to see who else is going to be there - Claim Your Seat!

P: Father Godhow beautiful your table must be. A different setting for each of us prepared by your hands out of your love for us. I claim my seat today. Mold me into a person who you would be pleased to have as a dinner guest at your table. Help me to follow you and you alone and not worry what those around me are doing - whether they are seated at your table or not. I want to be seated at your table. That's all that matters. Amen.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


by Vivian Bills

Wednesday, 1/13/10 Genesis 31-33; Luke 13 - IMMEDIATELY

S - Luke 13:13 (NIV) Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

O - Jesus healed a crippled woman on the Sabbath. He laid hands on her and "immediately" she straightened.

A - Did you ever notice that many times people were healed instantly by the touch of Jesus? Believe it. It's the power of God. So many times we pray for a long time, years even, before we see our prayers answered. But, we must never give up on believing that God can do it "immediately." Remember, faith is instrumental in healing.

P - Lord, I believe in Your healing power and I believe that You can heal in an instant. Lord, increase my faith. Let me see Your miracles as I pray!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


by Cathy Weymouth

Tuesday, 1/12/10 Genesis 29,30; Luke 12 - RELAX!

S- Luke 12:29 MSG "What I am trying to do here is to get you to relax, not be so preoccupied with getting so that you can respond to God's giving.

O- Jesus is teaching his disciples about God's ways; how they were not to be concerned with food and clothing because God would care and provide for them. He feeds the ravens and cares for the lilies; how much more He would care for his children? "If God gives such attention to the wildflowers, most of them never even seen, don't you think he'll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you?" Luke 12:28 MSG

A- The Lord taught me something powerful through a Graham Cooke tape years ago.  God has many facets to his personality and nature and Graham suggested that we each ask God which characteristic He would like us to know Him personally. For Graham, it was His Kindness - "God is the kindest Person I know," you will hear Graham Cooke say! So I asked God to reveal to me my personal characteristic, which He said is Faithfulness.  And I have seen it!  God is always Faithful.  He always pulls through for me! Why would I worry today when I know He will be Faithful yet again, just like He always is!!

P-Father, thank you for your Faithfulness.  I lay my worries at your feet because you cannot be unfaithful.  May I trust your track record and your nature of Faithfulness when I am tempted to be concerned about the cares of this life. Instead, I choose to RELAX!

Monday, January 11, 2010


By Diana Kriesel

Monday, 1/11/10 – Genesis 27-28; Psalm 4; Luke 11 – AWAKEN TO THE REALITY OF HIS PRESENCE!

S— Genesis 28:16 - When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it." NIV

O— When Jacob awakened, he was overcome with the reality of God’s presence…and also the fact that he was had not even been AWARE of that presence. God came to Jacob to show him that he was to carry with him the sacred awe of the gracious presence of Jehovah with his departure to a foreign land…God proved to Him that He was near, in such a powerful way that Jacob could take the reality of His presence wherever he was going. God manifested Himself and His favor to Jacob when he was asleep and passive, but He was undeniably present. There is no place that is excluded from divine visitation from God.

A— Sometimes God shows up in our lives in ways we never thought He would be, and sometimes we miss Him completely. One of my favorite ways He shows up is when we have had a struggle or a difficulty, and we may be overwhelmed by what we have been going through, and ahhhh…. His presence comes and the reality of who He is, and His faithfulness to us not only lifts us, but we are able to say, like Jacob, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”

P— Thank You Lord, that You even come in the night seasons of our lives and minister to us, and bring forth Your presence to strengthen us and restore us and set our focus back on You. Help us to walk in the reality of Your presence!


By Diana Kriesel

Monday, 1/11/10 –Today’s Reading: Genesis 27-28; Psalm 4; Luke 11 – SONSHIP, NOT JUST FRIENDSHIP!

S— Luke 11:9-10 - Jesus said: “Here's what I'm saying: Ask and you'll get; Seek and you'll find; Knock and the door will open. Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we're in.” [The Message Translation]

O— Jesus is teaching us that true prayer is based on sonship and not just friendship. He is not only teaching about persistent prayer here, but also about the willingness of our heavenly Father to care for His children.

A—This verse comes at a perfect time. Tonight I am meeting with my ‘leading ladies’ and we are spending the evening focusing on “Divine Recovery”. We are beginning this year focusing on that which the Father has said is ours, and recovering what the enemy has stolen from us, as well as those things that we have let slip away, like relationships, health, finances, promises, etc. We are daughters of God and we can do just as these verses proclaim: we can ask, seek, and knock. We do not need to bargain with Him, we can be direct and ask for what we need. He is our Father and desires to bless His children exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think.

P— Thank You, Lord that You have taught us in Your Word that we can come to the Father in full assurance of His goodness, His faithfulness, His love and His mercy. I ask for a spirit of wisdom and revelation tonight as we come together as Your daughters. Bring our hearts into alignment with Yours so that we can see Your will done in our lives…on earth as it is in heaven.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Sunday Jan. 10, 2010 “THE HARVEST”
By Robin Danaher

S- (NIV) Luke 10:2 He told them: “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.
The MESSAGE trans-“What a huge harvest! And how few the harvest hands. So on your knees; ask God of the Harvest to send harvest hands.

O- He says…..”Huge” that is a lot of people……that’s is a gigantic harvest field…..but where are all His servants. He is bringing to our attention the wake up call……MY people, wake up and notice the fields are ready…….the more work we do to touch His people (the harvest field) the more people who will be able to help with the rest of the Harvest. The Harvest grows days by day, until HIS people work the fields and tend to the crop (the lost, the wanderer’s the hurting, the sick, the demonic, the needy… all those in the fields.

A I want to be a worker in the field, one that tills the soils, and picks the crops, waters the ground, and weeds the soil……..whatever it takes Lord. Relationships …..caring about people……meeting needs of the needy….nuturing the lost to see…..feeding those that are hungry, and many more…….this is the work of the farmers (His Servants) to be Christ like to those in our field, or on our paths. To often we miss it, because we did not see the seed that needed water, or stepped on the bud that was about to blossom, cut off the stalk, because we thought it wasn’t ready. The Harvest is around us every day…………………..

P Lord, wake us up! Let us rise with the SON and see what you see in the harvest fields. Teach us who to till the soil and weed the lands………be our teacher, be our eyes, be our ears……teach us sensitivity to know when the storm is coming, and when the draught is near…….teach us your ways. Teach us to be your servants, your workers, in YOUR for your harvest fields.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Give Me Success Today

S- Gen. 24:40 - "The Lord, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success." Gen. 24:10 - "O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today."

O - Abraham had a long successful life. He expected and spoke of success to his servant. His servant then prayed for success.

A- Not every attempt is successful, but if I learn from my mistakes, failures, and set-backs, I will ultimately walk into success. I will believe for success in all that God has called me to do and I will speak, pray and expect success.

P - May the Lord, before whom I have walked, send his angel before me, and make my journey through life a success. Lord, I am meditating on your word with a heart of obedience and I am expecting success. (Joshua 1:7) I thank you and praise you for that and I pray for all who walk before the Lord. I pray for your angel to go before them and make their journey successful. I pray that like the 12 in Luke 9, that you would send us out with POWER, PROVISION, and PURPOSE in this new year.

Friday, January 8, 2010


Friday, 1/08/2010 - Readings: Genesis 20-28; Luke 8

S - Luke 8:45-48 - And Jesus said, "Who is it who touched Me?" When all were denying it, Peter (and those who were with him) said, "Master, the multitudes surround You and press You on every side!" But Jesus said, "Someone did touch Me; for I perceived thast healing power has gone forth from Me." And when the woman saw that she had not escaped His notice, she came up trembling, and, falling down before Him, she declared in the presence of all the people for what reason she had touched Him and how she had been instantly cured. And He said to her, "Daughter, your faith (your confidence and trust in Me) has made you well! Go (enter) into peace (untroubled, undisturbed well-being). [Amplified Bible]

O - A poor, anonymous woman who had been suffering for 12 years reaches a place of desperation and presses past her fears, her issues, her shame, and the crowd, to get into the presence of Jesus. He was her only hope. The Lord responds to her need, heals her, and calls her forth. She not only experienced the blessing of His power, but He also blessed her by calling her 'daughter' and commending her for her faith.

A- Jesus' question to her: "Who touched Me?" does not imply that He did not know, as much as it it points to His desire for the woman to reveal herself in an open expression of her faith. This caused her faith to become public as she fell at His feet. SHE DID NOT ESCAPE HIS NOTICE! Nor do we! When we press in to Jesus, past our "stuff", the ground is leveled...for any and all to come to Him. He loves it when we get desperate and when our focus turns to Him and only Him, causing us to run, no matter what obstacles we must overcome, to get there.

P - Lord Jesus, thank You that WE DO NOT ESCAPE YOUR NOTICE! That even when we don't feel Your touch or sense Your Presence, You are there and You touch us and You heal us and send us forth to share the good news of who You are and what You have done for us!

A Holy mystery - God at work

Lori Somerville Luke 7:16 (MSG).
Thursday 1/7/10

S: They all realized they were in a place of holy mystery, that God was at work among them...

O: Blind eyes see. God didn't just suddenly move. He had been moving since the beginning but they couldn't see it, weren't aware of it.

A: Am I aware of what God is doing in my life? Do I too suffer from blindness? Am I too distracted by what's going on in the physical to see what God is doing all around me? The more I focus my eyes on the prize (Jesus) the more I begin to see HIM at work all around me - at home, at work, at the grocery store. I don't believe in coincidences....if God puts someone in my path today HE has something for I going to pay attention or am I going to be too blind to see? Missed opportunities are everywhere. When I come face to face with Jesus I don't want to see missed opportunities in my life - I want to see opportunities where God was able to use me to touch a life, make a difference.

P - Open wide my spiritual eyes today Lord God. Remind me that I too reside in a place of holy mystery - that 2010 will be a year of Holy mystery if I keep my eyes focused on you. Shield me from distraction of any kind Father. Move me Lord. Use me Lord. You are on the move and I want to be present for every second.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Wednesday - January 6 - Genesis 15-17; Luke 6 - STRONG FOUNDATION

S - Luke 6:48 (NIV) He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

O - Jesus was speaking of those who listen to Him and put His words into practice. When adversity comes, he will not be broken or crushed; he will stand strong.

A - We must look at adversity as that flood. Is our faith shaken? Are we broken by that which comes against us? Then perhaps we should take a good look at our walk with the Lord. The floods will come. So, it is better to prepare now. Dig deep into the Word of God and do what it says.

P - Dear God, help me to be a doer of the Word, that my foundation in You would be sure and strong.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Leave the Known

Tuesday 1/5/10 Genesis 12-14; Luke 5 - LEAVE THE KNOWN
Cathy Weymouth

S- Gen 12:1,3,4 NIV. The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country... and go to the land I will show you... the peoples (families) of the earth will be blessed through you." So Abram left, as the Lord had told him. Luke 5:4,5,10 MSG. Jesus said to Simon, "Push out into deep water and let your nets out for a catch." "Master, we've been fishing hard all night and haven't caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I'll let out the nets." It was no sooner said than done - a huge haul of fish, straining the nets past capacity. "From now on you'll be fishing for men and women."

O- God called Abram to leave the land "of the known" to an unknown place - a place of inheritance. Abram immediately obeyed, even though he had not a clue where he was going. Jesus asked Simon to let out his nets again even though there hadn't been much of a catch all night long. Both men were blessed for their obedience that was marked with faith. They became a blessing to others.

A- Lord, I feel just like Abram... with Tune the Temple. Creating an Online Course is unchartered territory for me. I don't have a clue where I am going and I'm even a bit overwhelmed with the process because I don't know how to do it! This undertaking feels huge compared to where I've been. Abram must have been a bit overwhelmed moving all his family, servants, animals... but that didn't stop him!

P- Lord, help! I am stepping out... tentatively... putting one foot in front of the other... in faith. Guide me like you did Abram and please bring people alongside who will help me. I pray that many others- people and families - will be blessed through me. You have told me before that I will be a fisher of men - may people become your children through this ministry - a huge haul of them!

God spoke: SEPERATE

GOD SPOKE: “SEPARATE!” Friday, 1/1/10 – Genesis 1,2; Luke 1
Diana Kriesel

S — Genesis 1:9 – “God spoke: "Separate! Water-beneath-Heaven, gather into one place; Land, appear!" And there it was.” (Message Bible)

O — God, the eternal, independent, and self-existent One: the One whose purposes and actions spring from Himself: He ...who is absolute in dominion; the most pure, the most true and holy; the One who upholds all; the indescribable and infinite One simply spoke the Word and it was. The power of His Word created, changed, brought life, and separated. The Word carries the same changing, life-giving, and separating Power today as it did…way back in the very beginning.

A & P — We are at the edge of the new year… a new beginning…a Genesis in our personal lives. A time to ask God to speak into our lives and, as He did at the beginning of creation, He spoke to light, and land and sea…and He said to water beneath heaven: SEPARATE!” As He spoke “SEPARATE!” and it was separated, we can ask God to speak “SEPARATE!” to those areas of our lives that are not totally separated unto Him, so that we would be more wholly His, for His use, for His glory, for His purpose…Yes, I say to the Creator of all the Universe: “Speak a word of separation to areas of my life Lord, so that I may be more fully Yours! May this be a year of clear definition – open my eyes to see that which has become blurry, and help me to also speak to my own situation, my own personality, my own character and say “SEPARATE YOURSELF UNTO THE LORD!!”

Prepare the Way

Prepare the Way Gen 6-8, Luke 3 January 3, 2010
Robin Danaher

S- Luke 3:4-5 (NIV) “A voice of one calling in the dessert, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for HIM. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall... become straight, the rough roads shall become smooth. Luke 3:4-5 (Msg) “Thunder in the desert,” “Prepare for God’s arrival,” Make the road smooth and straight,” Every ditch will be filled in,” Every bump smoothed out,” The detours straightened out,” All the ruts paved over,” Everyone will be there to see.” The parade of God’s salvation.”

O-John received a message from the Lord, and went to the dessert to spread the news. Many thought he was the son of God, but he was the messenger. He tells everyone to straighten the roads, fill the holes, smooth out the bumps, to prepare for the Son of God’s arrival. He was not talking about the “roads” but rather talking about cleaning up our walks, don’t follow a path of destruction, stay on the straight and narrow, for the Lord is coming, and He will save you from the dangerous paths, you just have to choose to clean them up, and ask God to do the repair work, through His salvation.

A-We are all on a road, some straight and narrow, and some have ditches where we can hide out for awhile and think we can’t be seen…..for some, there are detours, and choices, and for others perhaps a boulder blocking the way. The Lord can take away every obstacle on any road, he can clear the paths, and take down any road blocks He chooses. The key is, we need to be walking on the same path as Him, so we are not going to the right as He moves to the left.

P-Father, guide our path, straighten our road, remove the obstacles so that we can follow you all of our days. I ask for your guidance on the road in every situation . Help me to take the bumps, and not be detoured into a path that is dark and dreary, but rather keep us in the light, and following you. For anyone in the ditch or a rut, I ask you to help us find them and help them find their way out. Save us Lord from the paths of destruction and detours away from you……. Amen

Aspire to greatness

Aspire To Greatness
Sue Miyamoto 1/2/2010

S – Gen. 5:24 – “Enoch walked with God…”

O – In today’s reading, I read of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Mary, and John the Baptist. These are outstanding individuals, people who stood out in their generation. I see intimacy with God in Enoch’s life, courageous obedience in Noah’s life, faith and yielding in Mary, and Holy Spirit power in John the Baptist.

A – Oh Lord, I want to walk with you in intimacy like Enoch, in faith like Noah and Mary, in the power of the Holy Spirit like John, and in the spirit of Elijah, another outstanding individual. I declare by faith that I will walk in my inheritance, close to You, yielded to your will. By faith, and in total dependence, I declare that I will walk in greatness because great is the Lord my God!

P- Lord, I pray right now for those reading these words, that you will stir hearts to aspire to greatness, that they will breathe in your Spirit, your Ruah, and breathe out your power, that you will teach them to ascend, to soar into greatness in, with and through You.

Side Note from Sue: Do you know that the word aspire means literally to breathe upon. It means “to seek to attain a particular goal” and the second definition is “to ascend, to soar.”

This is God's Year To Act!

THIS IS GOD’S YEAR TO ACT! Monday, 1/4/10 – Genesis 9-11; Luke 4
Diana Kriesel

S— Luke 4:18-19 – “God's Spirit is on me; He's chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the burdened and battered free, to announce, "This is God's year to act!" [from The Message Bible]

O— Jesus announces that He has been set apart for the very purpose to preach good news to the poor, freedom to prisoners, etc. He is reading from the book of Isaiah and is announcing the grace by which He works for healing, deliverance, liberty, and illumination from darkness to light.

A— God’s Spirit is also on each one of us with the grace to do the same things that Jesus did…even greater things! The Message Bible says it well for us: “This is God’s year to act!” YES! I believe this, declare it, claim it, and own it! In my life, in your life, over those areas where we have been impoverished, blinded, burdened, battered, in bondage…”This is God’s year to act!”

P— Spirit of God, move in and through my life, my heart, my thoughts and my attitudes. Move in and through my paradigms, my closed-mindedness, my ‘boxes’ where I have put limits on the sovereign Lord! Break forth O Lord in my life, that I may break forth with the Spirit You have put within me to impact my world. This year Lord, burn in me a holy desire to expect and proclaim that “THIS IS GOD’S YEAR TO ACT!”

Monday, January 4, 2010

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