Friday, July 31, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Our GPS for Life!


Psalm 119:15-16   I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.


Meditate on God’s Word!  If all of us would spend a bit more time just reading Psalm 119 it would change our lives. The consistency of the messaging is total reliance on God’s Word and what God teaches us through just this one psalm. It is very simple and very powerful. I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me.  I cling to Your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame! 32 I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart. Psalm 119:30-31


The Word always points us back to God for wisdom. Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. 35 Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. Psalm 119:33-35


Our power resides not in our academic knowledge, degrees or experience but in the wisdom found in God’s Word. Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness. 37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, And revive me in Your way. 38 Establish Your word to Your servant, Who is devoted to fearing You.39 Turn away my reproach which I dread, For Your judgments are good. Psalm 119:36-39


Our power and knowledge resides in the knowing God’s Word for the answers in life today. Let Your mercies come also to me, O Lord, Your salvation according to Your word. 42 So shall I have an answer for him who reproaches me, For I trust in Your word. Psalm 119:41-42

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Real Power!


Psalm 119:97   Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day.


Meditate on God’s Word!  All of us are constantly thinking of ways to be more successful in life. The answer to success was given to us by King David over 3000 years ago when he wrote the psalms. Spend just a few minutes today enjoying, thinking and meditating on these words from David, from God the Holy Spirit to you. Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. 12 Blessed are You, O Lord! Teach me Your statutes. 13 With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth. 14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. Psalm 119:11-14

The riches of wisdom, knowledge and inspiration are only minutes away as you focus on the goodness of God. I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word. Psalm 119:15-16 As others may think evil of you and plot and plan against you, keep your focus on God’s Word!  Remove from me reproach and contempt, For I have kept Your testimonies. 23 Princes also sit and speak against me, But Your servant meditates on Your statutes. 24 Your testimonies also are my delight And my counselors. Psalm 119:22-24


Real power in life comes not from titles, bank accounts or riches but in the knowledge of God’s Word and God’s promises to you. Let the power of God’s Word free you today from worry, fear, anger, bitterness and stress as you focus on God and His Word. My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word. 26 I have declared my ways, and You answered me; Teach me Your statutes. 27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; So shall I meditate on Your wonderful works. Psalm 119:25-27 Get lost in the wonder of God’s Word and you never know what God will do!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Key to Success!


Psalm 119:93   I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life.


Meditate on God’s Word!  As I woke up this morning and read the headlines about the multiple controversies around the world and especially in the U.S. over flags, organizations and recent laws passed in our country I read this simple verse of the day. I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. Psalm 119:93 


I was saddened by the fact that God’s laws, commands and precepts have been largely abandoned by mans logic and interpretation.  So today we will just focus on what King David wrote over 3000 years ago and sadly which have been largely ignored or abandoned today. Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. 98 You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. Psalm 119:97-98 How many times do you go anywhere and see men or women in our companies or homes reading a Bible. I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. 100 I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts. 101 I have restrained my feet from every evil way, That I may keep Your word. Psalm 119:99-101


The promise of God is that if we honor and focus on His Word in His book, the Bible we will have all of the wisdom ever needed for our life. My prayer for our country this morning are these verses which David held as the essence of success in his life and I pray that we in America would do the same.  The wicked have laid a snare for me, Yet I have not strayed from Your precepts. 111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart. 112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end. Psalm 119:110-112


We end todays meditation where we began. Ask God to help make His Word a priority in your life today. I will never forget Your precepts, For by them You have given me life. Psalm 119:93   Honor God today by honoring His Word!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Meditate with Power!


The King Says Yes!


Jeremiah 29:10-11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Meditate on God’s Word!  As God has called and moved Nehemiah to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem, Nehemiah faces death as he appears sad before King Artaxerxes. This is not a good political move as the king’s cup bearer he is supposed to be happy and sadness could result in loss of his job or even his life. Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” So I became dreadfully afraid, and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?” Nehemiah 2:2-3

Now the moment of truth, what will the king do? Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” Nehemiah 2:4 After Nehemiah moves according to what God wants him to do and he prays, here is Nehemiah’s response. So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Nehemiah 2:5  Here is the king’s response.  Then the king said to me (the queen also sitting beside him), “How long will your journey be? And when will you return?” So it pleased the king to send me; and I set him a time. Nehemiah 2:6

You will never know how anyone will respond, even the President of the United States unless you ask! If God is calling you to do something, no matter how large or small, pray and confirm God’s will for you and then have the courage to go ask and watch what God will do!  Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, 27 “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:26

Monday, July 27, 2015


Meditate with Power!


God’s Calling & Purpose!


Nehemiah 1:2  Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  The year is 535 B.C. and God moves Nehemiah to go back to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls around the city to fulfill God’s promise and prophecy made through Jeremiah. For thus says the Lord: After seventy years are completed at Babylon, I will visit you and perform My good word toward you, and cause you to return to this place. 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:10-11

In spite of the hardships and enemies that surround the people in Jerusalem, God’s will and purposes must be fulfilled. So God stirs in Nehemiah His calling to fulfill His will. Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” So I became dreadfully afraid, and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?” Nehemiah 2:2-3

Sadness of heart in front of the king is punishable by death so Nehemiah is afraid but he answers the king. He answered the king because God put this purpose and calling in his heart. Then the moment of truth where fearing death, Nehemiah prepares to answer the king and to tell him what God has put on his heart to do. Then the king said to me, “What do you request?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.” Nehemiah 2:4-5

What has God called you to do in His name? God may be stirring in your heart right now to do something or help someone understand who Jesus is and how much he loves them. Do not fear but move forward, even if the king asks you to the point of death and know that God will protect you as you step out in faith. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Meditation & Prayer!


Romans 8:15  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.”


Meditate on God’s Word!  The shortest, simplest and most powerful meditation or prayer in the world has only two words, “Abba Father” It is activated by faith and by our words when we pray and ask God for help in any area of our lives. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” Romans 8:15 

Another short meditation or prayer is the one prayed by Jesus, just before He went to the cross for the sins of mankind. He prayed, “not My will, but Yours” Here is the entire verse. And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.” 43 Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. Luke 22:41-43

We have someone who understands us at the deepest levels in our lives and is there to help us in our time of need. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16

Whatever your need today meditate on God’s Word and let these short meditations or prayers guide you during the storms of your life. One of the names of God, Jehovah Shammah, the God who is there, is there for you as you meditate or pray “Abba Father”

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Meditate with Power!


Never Alone!


John 14:18  I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.


Meditate on God’s Word!  When life gets tough, you need to realize that you are never alone. No matter how difficult or challenging the situation you are in, God has made provisions for your support. I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17

Jesus knew because of the challenges He faced in this life that we would struggle and often need help so He gave us His Holy Spirit as our constant companion.  For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. Romans 8:15-17

Jesus suffered as we will suffer in life but we are never alone. He has given us His Holy Spirit and He is seated at the right hand of God the Father, waiting for you to call on Him.  Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:14,16  Never alone, just call out His name as the James Taylor song says, you’ve got a friend!