Mornings with Maddie 11: Praying for Rescue 

Mornings with Maddie Day 11 - Praying for Rescue  “With my voice I cry out to the Lord;with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord. I pour out my complaint before him;I tell my trouble before him.  I cry to you, O Lord;I say, ‘You are my refuge,my portion in the land of the living.’”  Psalm 142:1-2,5 We read in this psalm of David, in need of refuge, calling out to…

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Mornings with Maddie 10: Praying for Mercy 

Mornings with Maddie Day 10 - Praying for Mercy  “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing;heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is greatly troubled.But you, O Lord—how long? I am weary with my moaning;every night I flood my bed with tears;I drench my couch with my weeping. My eye wastes away because of grief;it grows weak because of all my foes.  The Lord has heard…

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Mornings with Maddie 9: Praying for Restoration 

Mornings with Maddie Day 9 - Praying for Restoration  “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love;according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,and cleanse me from my sin! For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinnedand done what is evil in your sight,so that you may be justified in your wordsand blameless in your judgment. Behold, I…

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Mornings with Maddie 8: Praying for Comfort

Mornings with Maddie Day 8 - Praying for Comfort “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,I will fear no evil, for you are with me;your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before…

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Mornings with Maddie 7: Focus on Christ

Mornings with Maddie Day 7 - Focus on Christ “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame,…

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Mornings with Maddie 6: Remain in God

Mornings with Maddie Day 6 - Remain in God “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” (1 John 2:15-16, ESV) “You adulterous people! Do…

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Mornings with Maddie 5: I Love You

Mornings with Maddie Day 5 - I Love You “For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. … Do not be surprised, brothers, that the world hates you. We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death. … By this we know love, that he laid down his…

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Mornings with Maddie 4: Logic

Mornings with Maddie Day 4 - Logic “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the…

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Mornings with Maddie 3: Gossip

Mornings with Maddie Day 3 - Gossip “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. … We know that everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God protects him, and the evil one does not touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole…

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Mornings with Maddie 2: Healing on the Sabbath

Mornings with Maddie Day 2 - Healing on the Sabbath “Jesus said to him, ‘Get up, take up your bed, and walk.’ And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. … Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed…

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