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August 13—Risk The word for today is risk.  “‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord. Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘Now, I have put my words in your mouth’” (Jer. 1:8-9). “‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for...

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August 10—Power The word for today is power. “Strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously” (Col. 1:11). “Who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Pet. 1:5). “After these things I heard, as it were, a loud voice of a great multitude in heav...

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July 23—Radiance The word for today is radiance. “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the Testimony in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the communit...

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July 22—Weakness The word for today is weakness. “I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). “And I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. And my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Cor. ...

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July 13—Rest The word for today is rest. “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me. I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil” (Job 3:25-26). “So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest’” (Ps. 95:11). “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the Lord has been good to you” (Ps. 116:7). “As I swore in My wrath, ...

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July 9—Worship The word for today is worship. “He said to his servants, ‘Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you’” (Gen. 22:5). “Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Exod. 34:14). “At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the grou...

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July 7—Presence The word for today is presence.  “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you” (Gen. 28:15-16). “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’” (Exod. 33:14). “You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me wi...

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July 5—Tolerance The word for today is tolerance. “And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, ‘The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness’” (Exod. 34:6). “But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness” (Ps. 86:15). “Or do you think lightly of the riches of Hi...

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April 27—Loneliness The word for today is loneliness. “I lie awake; I have become like a bird alone on a roof” (Ps. 102:7). “At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them. But the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me, in order that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was d...

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April 14—Excuses The word for today is excuses. [Jesus said] “A certain man was giving a big dinner, and he invited many; and at the dinner hour he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first one said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land and I need to go out and look at it; please consider...

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