Friday, September 30, 2011

Help Me

I cannot do it on my own.
Help me, my Father.
In Jesus name.
(Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 258)
[Post Number 2000 to this blog]
30 September 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Little Things

He who is faithful in a very little thing is faithful also in much ... (Luke 16:10 (NAS) in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 19 September) 29 September 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Jesus Christ

Either Jesus Christ is the supreme authority on the human heart, or He is not worth paying any attention to.  (Oswald Chambers, in Everything Counts by Steve Case, 26 July)

This is one of the most profound statements made by Oswald Chambers.  I find it very thought provoking.  Mr. Dickie, 28 September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


With mercy in your heart you will find yourself much less distracted and disheartened by the evil behaviors that you see and read about every day.  (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Wisdom Of The Ages, p. 67)
27 September 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Simple, Heartfelt Prayers

A prayer does not have to be eloquent or contain the language and terms of a theologian.  In fact sometimes our simplest, most heartfelt prayers are the most pleasing to God.  (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 18 September) 26 September 2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011


I pray for the wisdom not to involve myself with the personal lives and beliefs of others ... (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 14 September) 25 September 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Help me to strive for what perfection I can, Lord, and then help me to accept that you can take care of the rest.  (Rhoda Blecker in Daily Guideposts - 2009, 18 September) 24 September 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011

Let Go

Father, help me to accomplish what I can do and let go of the rest.  (Pam Kidd, Daily Guideposts - 2009, 15 September) 23 September 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Christ In The Vessel

Begone unbelief, my Saviour is near,
and for my relief will surely appear;
By prayer let me wrestle
and He will perform;
With Christ in the vessel,
I smile at the storm.
(John Newton in Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary by Warren W. Wiersbe, p. 601) 22 September 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Daily Word Magazine

Finding Yourself

Lord, don't let me stumble, 
don't let me fall and quit, 
Lord, please help me find my job and shoulder it.  
(Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 12 August) 21 September 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fond Recollections

Today, even though loved ones are miles away, remember them with prayers and fond recollections.  (Helen Steiner Rice, From The Heart, 17 August)  20 September 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quiet Time

Regular periods of quiet time are absolutely essential to emotional and spiritual growth.  (Larsen and Hegarty, Believing In Myself, 17 August) 19 September 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Father, help me to not get so caught up in my own plans that I become entangled in myself.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 253) 18 September 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Let me learn to accept things as they are.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon,, 12 August)
16 September 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tolerance and Wisdom

I pray for the tolerance and the wisdom to avoid reacting to what other people say and do.  (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 15 September) 15 September 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gap People

Today God needs "gap people" with the courage to stand for what is right, even if they must stand alone.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 547) 14 September 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


The lives that have been of most blessing to you are those who were unconscious of it.  (Oswald Chambers, Everything Counts by Steve Case, 31 August) 13 September 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011


All of us need some kind of a philosophy to live by.
(after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 27 July)
12 September 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Spiritual Warfare

Tenth Anniversary of Attack on America
11 September 2001

When you pray, you become part of spiritual warfare, so do not take lightly your times of prayer.  (Warren W. Wiersbe, Chapter-By-Chapter Bible Commentary, p. 567)  11 September 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Blessings and Gratitude

Make sure you thank God for all the blessings he has given you - then start giving them away.  (Steve Case, Everything Counts, 2 September)

Words cannot fully express my gratitude.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 230)
10 September 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spiritual Dimension

Let me add a spiritual dimension to my life, then I will never be alone in dealing with whatever troubles may appear.  (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 4 September) 9 September 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Acknowledge Him

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths.  (Proverbs 3:5-6 (NRSV) - Daily Guideposts - 2009, 2 September)
8 September 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Spiritual Understanding

I am confident that my continuing search for spiritual understanding will yield ever richer benefits.  
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 24 August) 7 September 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heaven and Earth

The difference between natural thinking and spiritual thinking is the difference between heaven and earth. ... The more we learn to think spiritually about life's problems the less perplexed we will be.  (Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 218)  6 September 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Setting Priorities

What keeps you from making prayer a priority in your schedule?  
(Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 9 August)
5 September 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Deeply Thankful

I am deeply thankful. 
(after Selwyn Hughes, Every Day Light, Day 228)
4 September 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I Have Overcome The World

I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.  (John 16:33 - Steve Case, Everything Counts, 2 August)
3 September 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Pray About Everything

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  (Billy Graham, Hope For Each Day, 7 August)
2 September 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Taking God Seriously

When people take God seriously they immediately realize that His word is:

  • not only something to be studied,
  • not only something to be read,
  • not only something to be written about;
  • "it is something to be done."

(William Barclay, The Letter To The Hebrews, p. 39)
1 September 2011