Aug 20, 2012

Monday SHINE....

Reading Plan for the week of 8/20-8/24:
  • Monday 8/20: Acts 24
  • Tuesday 8/21 Acts 25
  • Wednesday 8/22: Acts 26
  • Thursday 8/23: Acts 27
  • Friday 8/24: Acts 28
Happy Monday, SHINE girls! What better way to start off our week than in God's Word! Hello! Nothing gets a week on track like soaking up our Lord and His Word!

Do you want to be revived this week? Do you need power this week over something going on in your life? Do you need strength to make it through this day, let alone this week? 

Are you craving some peace? Are you craving His presence, perhaps because you feel so alone? Are you in need of a big ol' dose of joy? Are you fighting a battle that seems like it will never ever end?

Girls! You came to the right place! The ONLY place! God's Living Word!

I encourage you to do your reading this week. Let it be your first priority. Spend some time putting Him first in your day. It makes all the difference in the world!

When you feel like you just cannot take another step forward, my friend, call on the name of Jesus. Oh, sweet  girl, He will carry you. Just let Him.

At the bottom of this post, I posted 2 scriptures. The second scripture (Psalm 91) is the one that I pray over my family every single morning. I want to pray it over all of you today as well. I encourage you to read it, and pray it out loud. Pray it over your loved ones, sweet girls. Powerful. 

Father,

Hear our prayer. Oh, how we adore You! The Maker of Heaven and Earth, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. 

We bow down in complete adoration of You, Lord. 

Father, our burdens are heavy. We cannot face this life without You. Pick us up and carry us. We need rest in Your big, strong arms. 

Revive us, Lord. Renew our minds and our hearts today. Breathe Life into our lungs so that we can face this week with Your Power. 

Oh, how we need You. Nothing else will do. Nothing.

We love you, Father. 

In Jesus name, Amen.

Psalm 85:6
" Will you not revive us again,
    that your people may rejoice in you?"


Psalm 91

1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 They say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, 
    my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare 
    and from the deadly pestilence. 
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge; 
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways; 
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. 
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because they love me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue them;
    I will protect them, for they acknowledge my name.
15 They will call on me, and I will answer them;
    I will be with them in trouble,
    I will deliver them and honor them. 
16 With long life I will satisfy them
    and show them my salvation. ”