July 6

Seeking God through His Creation

"You are the Lord, you alone. You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them; and you preserve all of them; and the host of heaven worships you." Nehemiah 9:6

July 7

Seeking God in Solitude

"And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone." Matthew 14:23

July 8

Seeking God through Community

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:24-25

July 10

Love People

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God." 1 John 4:7

July 11

A Life of Sacrifice

"If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." Luke 9:23

July 12

Rest in God

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

July 13

The Discipline of Simplicity

"For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, and supremely so toward you." 2 Corinthians 1:12

July 15

The Simplicity of Grace

"But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me." 1 Corinthians 15:10

July 18

Jesus is the Model

"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers." 1 John 3:16

July 19

Loving Family

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." Exodus 20:12

July 21

Loving Strangers

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2

July 22

Loving the Church

"By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35

July 23

The Authority of King Jesus

"When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 'Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.'" John 17:1-2

July 24

Hope in Relationship

"And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." John 17:3

July 25

Unity in Our God

"All mine are yours, and yours are mine, and I am glorified in them. And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one." John 17:10-11

July 26

The Joy of the Lord

"But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves." John 17:13

July 27

The Truth of Sanctification

"I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth." John 17:14-19

July 28

The Glory of God in Man

"The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world." John 17:22-24

July 29

The Depth of God’s Love for Us

"O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them." John 17:25-26

July 30

God is a Loving Father

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." 1 John 3:1

July 31

God is Patient

"The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." 2 Peter 3:9