Archive for January 2020


Complete in Christ 1

Monday –      Jesus Christ, Our Completeness
Hymn: It’s a Gift (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     Complete in Christ
Hymn: Complete in Jesus Christ (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – As I See Jesus
Hymn: See All That Human Can Be (recording) (printed)

Thursday –  Today’s Focus
Hymn: We Fix Our Eyes on Jesus Christ (recording) (printed)

Friday –          Well-being
Hymn: Treasure (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Freedom Is Jesus Christ
Hymn: Freedom in You (recording) (printed)

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Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV)

Father, I’ve turned everywhere else.
I’ve sought relaxation instead of rest.
I’ve substituted comfort for peace.
The shell of security I’ve tried to build
only weighs me down with anxiety.

I hear Your words of love:

In quietness and trust is your strength. (Isaiah 30:15, NIV)

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29, NIV)

O God of fervent love,
passionately jealous for my best good,
I turn to You now.

What if I could truly know You—
not just know about You,
but know You?

What if by simple trust I could realize
Your personal presence with me,
moment by moment?

If in that presence I could know
Your gentleness,
Your power,
Your faithfulness,
Your love?

If trust could become
a personal relationship between us,
not an abstract concept?

What if I could simply know You,
and know You always with me?

Would Your rest then reign in me?
Would it fill my mind, my emotions,
and the desires of my heart?

Would it put me at peace with the past,
at peace with the present,
and eagerly anticipating a glorious future in You?

Would it reconcile me to myself,
to each person in my life, and
to You?

Could I go to bed in it,
get up in it,
work, have fun, and face adversity in it
without getting it wrinkled?

Would I then share Your deep peace—
that wholeness and harmony
You enjoy within Yourself,
that is found in You alone?

Come to me…and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28, NIV)

Father, I want to know You.
I want to rest in Your presence.
I come to You now.

Hymn: Lord, How Good to Rest in You

My Life Is Not My Own

All we are belongs to our
Creator and
so we open ourselves to Him – to
His love, His presence,
His Spirit, His truth, His will.
This is a gentle hymn of consecration set in a
light contemporary style.

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My life is not my own.
I belong to You.
I live before Your throne.
I belong to You.

My days are not my own.
I belong to You.
My life is Yours alone.
I belong to You.

I open myself to You, Lord.
I open my heart to Your searching.
I open my life to Your love
For those around me.

I open my mind to Your truth.
I open my hands in Your service.
I open my mouth and I praise
The One who gave me life.

My life is not my own.
I belong to You.
I live before Your throne.
I belong to You.

My days are not my own.
I belong to You.
My life is Yours alone.
I belong, I belong to You.

by Ken Bible, © 2000


Finding God’s Will 2

Monday –      The Promise of the Spirit
Hymn: Ezekiel’s Vision (recording) (printed)

Tuesday –     The Man of the Spirit
Hymn: God in Christ in Us (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – See Jesus

Thursday –    What a Wonderful Gift!
Hymn: In Your Spirit (recording) (printed)

Friday –          I Need You, Father

Saturday –     Reflecting Back
Hymn: We Are Trusting in the Lord (recording) (printed)

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God Keeps His Own

Read Psalm 121

The powerful King of Aram had sent a portion of his army to capture Elisha.
By night, they came and surrounded the city
where Elisha and his servant were staying.

When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. “Oh, my lord, what shall we do?” the servant asked.

“Don’t be afraid,” the prophet answered. “Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

And Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he may see.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. (2 Kings 6:15-17, NIV)

God’s children are precious to Him.
He never leaves our safety to chance.
He guards us with the full power and authority of His sovereignty.
He may ask us to suffer and even die for Him.
But we remain secure in Him.
No one can snatch us out of His hands.

As I wait in the darkness, my God,
You are working out Your purpose.

Hymn: I Find All My Joy in You

God Is Calling

This hymn celebrates
the beautiful truth that God is
everywhere, calling
everyone to Himself.
To a familiar tune.

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God is calling, always calling
Through all time and everywhere,
Calling all to come and know Him,
Calling souls now unaware.

What a love, so undiscouraged,
Tender still, though hearts are hard.
Hear His voice through all the ages.
Hear Him whisper in Your heart.

Sin and death rise all around us,
But look up! Don’t be afraid!
Christ has died, and Christ has risen!
Hear Him call, “The price is paid!”

Father God, as through the ages,
You are calling out today,
Calling us to join Your purpose.
Lord, we hear, and we obey.

by Ken Bible, © 2003


Finding God’s Will 1

Monday –      Looking Back on God’s Leading

Tuesday –     If I Am Following, You Are Leading
Hymn: Walk by Faith, God’s Guarantee (recording) (printed)

Wednesday – You Still Speak

Thursday –    The Faith of Abraham
Hymn: By Faith (recording) (printed)

Friday –          God’s Unfailing Promises
Hymn: You Are the Same (recording) (printed)

Saturday –     Our Shepherd through the Wilderness

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God Is Always Working

How many are your works, O Lord!
In wisdom you made them all.
(Psalm 104:24, NIV)

I sail through so many daily activities with
boredom or
When tough experiences come, I greet them with
fear or

Lord, I assume the meaninglessness of life as
You have allowed it to come to me.
I believe I’ll recognize the significant when I see it,
but much of the time, life seems either
mundane or

But then, Lord,
I catch a glimpse of beauty, or
I see deep meaning in some common event
I’ve witnessed a thousand times.
I look back and realize
tremendous value in some trial about which
I complained so bitterly.

Lord, You are always working!
I will keep my faith awake and
my eyes fixed on You.

Despair of yourself as much as you want,
but do not despair of God.
He is always loving,
always powerful,
always wise, and
He will reward you according to your faith in Him.
(paraphrased from Francois Fenelon)

Hymn: God Is Working All Around You

We Look Behind at All You’ve Done

Here is a hymn for milestones –
birthdays, anniversaries, New Year’s.
Looking behind at
all God has done gives us
full assurance for the future.

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We look behind at all You’ve done.
We trace the path on which we’ve come.
Holy Father, You are mercy!
Lord, everywhere we see Your hand,
The pattern of Your loving plan.
Holy Father, You are mercy!
Holy Father, You are mercy!
You are mercy!

Through all the wanderings of our lives,
You daily lead us in the light.
Loving Father, You are faithful!
Through all the sin we cannot hide,
You claim us as Your holy bride.
Loving Father, You are faithful!
Loving Father, You are faithful!
You are faithful!

We look ahead, O Lord, and see
A glimpse of all that is to be.
We exalt You! Alleluia!
Almighty God, Eternal Truth,
All life is always only You!
We exalt You! Alleluia!
We exalt You! Alleluia!

by Ken Bible, © 2003