Friday, September 28, 2007


God provided for his people as they traveled through a dry and thirsty place. From the ninth chapter of Nehemiah:

You gave your good Spirit to instruct them
and did not withhold your manna from their mouth
and gave them water for their thirst. Forty years
you sustained them in the wilderness,
and they lacked nothing.
Their clothes did not wear out
and their feet did not swell. (verses 20-21)

I pray that the Lord will do the same for us as we choose to obey him in spite of the evidence that it simply can't be done. I pray that God's faithfulness on our journey will be such a testimony to others, that they will also choose to trust Him with the most intimate details of their lives. What a privilege to pray this in Jesus' name.

Thursday, September 27, 2007


Nehemiah 6 talks about the rebuilding of the wall. Five times the enemy sent messages to distract Nehemiah from that work, and five times the prophet stood his ground. Of his enemies, Nehemiah says:

They were all trying to frighten us,
thinking, "Their hands will get too weak for the work,
and it will not be completed."
But I prayed,
"Now strengthen my hands."
(verse 9)

How many times have you received the same message of discouragement? How many times will you have to stand your ground? Cry out to the Lord as many times as it takes, "Lord, strengthen my hands."

The enemy of our souls repeatedly sends disconcerting lies to distract us from the work at hand, but God is faithful to strengthen us so we will be able to stand against those messages of intimidation, according to I Cor. 10:13.

Claim it, for it is true:

God is faithful;
he will not let you be tempted
beyond what you can bear.
Food for thought: Nehemiah was rebuilding the temple wall, the wall around Jerusalem. If our physical bodies are "temples," per I Cor. 6:19, then what might be our "temple wall?"

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Power of Prayer

Look at Romans 4:17, which speaks of:

"God, who gives life to the dead
and calls into being that which does not exist." (NASB)

That is what God does, and he has made us in his image. In Christ we're called, as daughters, to go and do like our Father. Without excuse or exception, we are called to be the reconcilers, the peacemakers, the speakers of impossible blessings on the people around us.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


This is my little secret, but not really!

For years I have been following in my mother's footsteps, recording my prayers, plans, and insights as I walk daily through God's word. The plan here is to chronicle those prayers, plans, and insights on this site so you can look into my journal and my heart.