Timeline

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die…a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance…” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4). I plan events for a living and there are few things I love more than a perfect, color-coordinated timeline. As I was reading Ecclesiastes 3 today I was reminded that God has already written the ultimate timeline. He knows every moment of not just my life but everyone’s life before it even happens. And there are never mistakes in His plan! Father, thank you for creating the perfect timeline for or lives. I pray that I would surrender to you and lay aside my plans. You are so good! Amen.

~Robyn

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Guarded Hearts

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). I have this verse highlighted in my bible but I wonder how much I really put it into practice. Do I guard it and protect it from the things of this world above all else? Lord, thank you for your word. I pray that we would all protect our hearts today. Give us the wisdom and strength to turn away from things that should not enter our hearts and lives. Amen.

~Robyn

Our Future

“Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you. Do not be terrified by them, or I will terrify you before them” (Jeremiah 1:17). Has God given you a clear calling, but perhaps not all the details yet? Jeremiah knew the feeling! But God’s call on his life was urgent and he told Jeremiah to activate, get dressed for work and be prepared to say the words God would give him. Lord God, we don’t know every detail of our future but you do. We don’t know exactly where you’re leading but you will fulfill every promise you have made. Thank you that we can have complete confidence in you, the Author and Perfecter of our faith! Amen.

~Shelby

God the Artist

“The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands” (Psalms 19:1). As I watched the end of the sunrise this morning I couldn’t help but think of this verse. The sky was absolutely beautiful – whispy white clouds glowing with the warmth of the morning sun. If I had taken a picture for Instagram, I probably would have used #GodTheArtist. And then I started thinking, does my life tell of the glory of God? If someoneo were to take a snapshot of my life would they use #GodTheArtist? Our lives should reveal His glory just as the sky. Lord, we are the work of your hands. I pray that we would represent you in all of your glory as we live our lives. Use us, father. Amen.

~Robyn

Holy, Holy, Holy

“And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty, who was and who is and who is to come’” (Revelation 4:8). Take a moment to dwell on the holiness of our God. Here, holy is repeated three times. If there is anything I’ve learned from studying the bible, it’s that repetition is important. There is nothing on this earth or in heaven that is holy like our God. It is so far beyond what our earthly brains can even comprehend. Father in heaven, it seems to simple to just write “you are holy” but that is all I can even think at this moment. I am overwhelmed with the massiveness of you. Consume us all today. May we stand in complete awe of your holy fire. Amen.

~Robyn

A New Thing

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:18-19). Isn’t it refreshing to know that our God is the God who makes all things new? That includes us. He is not intimidated by our past, but is sovereign over our future. Lord God Almighty, thank you for the NEW plans you have for each of us today and in this year. Please give us your wisdom, courage and peace to step forward toward that calling. Amen.

~Shelby

Reverent Fear

“But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt had commanded them, but let the boys live” (Exodus 1:17). It was incredibly dangerous for the Egyptian midwives to disobey Pharaoh yet their fear of God outweighed any punishment (or death!) that may befall them. Do we fear God in that way? Does our reverence for Him dictate that the only viable option is obedience to His holy commands? So often I find myself tempted to compromise. Lord, consume us today! I pray that we would all burn with a reverent fear for your holy name. May our only concern be pleasing and obeying you. Amen.

~Robyn