Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
1 Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
Colossians 3:13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Romans 6:13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.
Psalm 63:1,6-8 David wrote, “God, … earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, … On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. Because You are my help, … I cling to You.”
May your confidence never rest in what the strength of man can complete, or in what the wisdom of man can conceive, or even in what the gifts of God can accomplish, but may you only and ever rest your confidence and security, your trust and your faith, in God alone, acknowledging that you cannot stand in your own sufficiency, always soberly dependent on God's grace, ever watchful for the traitor in your own heart. 1 Kings 11
May you be a servant to the people and serve them as the Lord directs, walking in His ways and sharing His wisdom in compassion. 1 Kings 12
May you use the times of inactivity that come your way as preparation for the next season, for after Saul was three days without sight, and fasting, he immediately began to preach after he regained his sight and strength. Acts 9
My child, I am a God of relationships. I do not desire your offerings; I long for you.
Your money is no substitute for your time, My busy one. By your efforts, you can make more money, but time is My gift to you.
Slow down, breathe the breath of life that I give you, and take time to turn and align yourself to Me. Just as a compass seeks the north, so you will find that you know the way. Let My Spirit bring you in tune with My heart.
Time is an irreplaceable treasure, My special one. Where you spend your treasure, there your heart will be. Let your heart come before Me, My seeking one; know that there is no better place or way to invest that which you cannot make or keep than in My presence, knowing My heart, touching My face.
I will be your shelter, My fragile one, during the time of the storm. I will be your defender, My bold one, when I send you out to do My work. Know Me, so that you will be able to recognize Me when you look in the eyes and listen to the heart of others I bring you to. You cannot trust the arm of man, My confident one, but you can rely upon My Spirit in those who are Mine.
May your heart be humble before the Lord, and your eyes not be haughty, lest you concern yourself with great matters or things too wonderful for you. Psalm 131
May your heart be pure and washed clean by the Lord so that you will heed and obey the truth in righteousness. Proverbs 17:4
May you know the compassion of Christ toward the poor, sharing the sorrow of those who weep, that you may be the hands of His love extended. Proverbs 17:5