september 23

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” – Psalm 23

september 21

From now until Hannah Graham is found, alive or no longer with us anymore, I will simply post Bible verses here. I will spend my time reflecting and meditating on these verses day and night, and I hope you will do the same. Please continue to keep her and her family, and the families of all missing persons, in your prayers.

“The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” – Exodus 15:2

september 20

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16

Most of you just said that verse in your head along with me. It’s probably the most popular Bible verse ever! And rightly so! The Bible says God loved us so much that He gave His only son! This isn’t a new concept, but goodness, it’s so powerful.

Those of you with children: I want you to think about giving up your own son or daughter. For someone who is undeserving. Ungrateful. Someone who would make a million mistakes. Someone who would turn his/her back on you at times. Someone who would even potentially deny your existence!

What love! What great love! That God would give up His beloved. His cherished child. His very own son. I know I wouldn’t/couldn’t make such a selfless sacrifice. You likely wouldn’t either.

Think on this tonight. And then thank God for His unmatched kindness, grace, loyalty and love toward you!

september 19

“When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.” – Psalm 27:8

If only it were that simple! That’s what God asks us to do, though. To seek His face. What if we just followed that command? No matter the circumstances? First? Before we say “yes”? Before we say “no”? Before we take a trip? Before we get married? Before we change careers? Before we make any decisions?

It’s not going to be easy. But our lives will reflect what God has planned for us, instead of what we anxiously and perpetually plan for ourselves.

september 17

I read the verse below this morning, and I wanted to take this opportunity to lift up my friends who are struggling with infertility. I have a special place in my heart for women who struggle with the one thing we believe, as females, that we should be able to do. For whatever reason, infertility is rampant. Maybe it’s just in my small circle of friends and family, but I’m sure it has affected you or someone very close to you as well.

During the time that my husband and I struggled to get pregnant, I would search and search Scripture to find a nugget of hope. Because you, too, maybe seeking a word from the Lord, I wanted to share this verse with you. Committing our ways unto the Lord will not result in the picture perfect masterpiece that we envision. It doesn’t mean God will wave His magic wand of fertility upon all those women who struggle. Committing your ways unto Jesus means that you relinquish your idea of what should happen, trust that He is for you, and believe that He will bring it to pass. Your journey may end up very different than how it began. You may adopt. Foster. Undergo medical intervention.

Whatever happens, seek the Lord first and He will direct your path. I am praying for you.

“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” – Psalm 37:5