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August 11—Renewal The word for today is renewal.  “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10). “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isa. 40:31). “Restore us to yourself, O Lord, that we may return; renew our days as o...

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July 30—Faithfulness The word for today is faithfulness. “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lam. 3:22-23). “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands” (...

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July 15—Conversion The word for today is conversion. “Therefore, being sent on their way by the church, they were passing through both Phoenicia and Samaria, describing in detail the conversion of the Gentiles, and were bringing great joy to all the brethren” (Acts 15:3). “My brethren, if any among you strays from the truth, and one turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner f...

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June 29—Quiet The word for today is quiet. “But let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God” (1 Pet. 3:4). “It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord” (Lam. 3:26). “Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife” (Prov. 17:1). “But whoev...

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June 25—Mind The word for today is mind. “And that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Eph. 4:23). “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:5). “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you” (Isa. 26:3). “Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and th...

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March 4—Selfishness The word for today is selfishness. “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4). “Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, ‘...

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