Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/24/17

Scripture: Romans 1:6 And you are included among those Gentiles who have been called to belong to Jesus Christ. (NLT)

Nugget: We are God’s children & belong to Him! He gave His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. We definitely know that there are many who wouldn’t do this to demonstrate their unconditional love!

On those days where we feel down & defeated about what’s going on around us, & even the things that are occurring in our own lives, reflect on God’s love & Jesus’ sacrifice for us. With this love on our side, nothing can keep us down & defeated for long!! We are more than conquerors through Him!

Quote: “The world’s love says, “I love you IF”, but God’s love says, “I love you EVEN IF”. -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/23/17

Scriptures: Daniel 6:4-5 4Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn’t find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy. 5So they concluded, “Our only chance of finding grounds for accusing Daniel will be in connection with the rules of his religion.” (NLT)

Nugget: Daniel, along with two other administrators, were chosen by the king to lead the empires, but Daniel showed himself more capable than the other two, & the king wanted to promote him to be over the entire empire (the favor of God was on Daniel!). Daniel’s new appointment didn’t sit well with the other two administrators & they plotted against Daniel, looking to find fault in him, when there wasn’t one; however, they decided to attack Daniel based upon his religion.

There are some people who will not be happy for you when you’re promoted, doing well, & moving forward in the blessings God has given you. Most won’t understand that it’s God’s hand, calling, & favor that elevated you to where you are! But while some aren’t happy for you & are looking for fault, God keeps blessing you! In spite of what the administrators plotted for Daniel, Daniel prevailed through God! God was with him the entire time.

If someone isn’t happy for you & want to find fault, that’s their issue—keep walking in God’s favor. No one can take away what God has blessed you with & no one can remove you from where He’s placed you.

Quote: “Grace carried me here and by grace I will carry on.” –instapray.com

© Lisi P, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/22/17

Scripture: I Corinthians 13:12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. (NLT)

Nugget: There are just some things that we won’t find out until later. We worry, stress, & even have anxiety over things that God has already worked out in our favor. While going through these situations, we will have questions & be puzzled about what’s happening & why, but one day, we’ll see ‘everything with perfect clarity’.

There are things that will take time to happen---God’s time. Where we are now isn’t the end of the road, but the path that we must take to get to the clarity & understanding that will only come with time, living, growth, & God working it out.

One day, we’ll know exactly what we’re supposed to know, at that time. God knows us & His plan will be completed for what He has in store.

Quote: “You are where God wants you to be at this very moment. Every experience is part of His divine plan.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/21/17

Scripture: Isaiah 41:13 For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ (NKJV)

Nugget: There’s nothing like a friend who’ll be there & who has been there with you through thick-and-thin. We all have at least one who’s been there with us no matter what. Not only do we have at least that one person, but we have our God who’s been there with us always. No matter the fear, circumstance, or situation, God’s there holding our hand along the way. He’s not just holding our hand, but walking beside us & will carry us further than we can carry ourselves.

Don’t waste time & energy in fear or worry; God promises to help us & to be there for us.

Quote: “Dear God, Thank you for always holding my hand.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/17/17

Scripture: Psalm 5:3 Listen to my voice in the morning, LORD. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly. (NLT)

Nugget: Anytime is a good time to talk to the Lord, but there’s something about starting the morning off with prayer & time with God. It sets the tone for the day. I think about the days where I started in a hurry, rushing through my morning routine, even saying a quick prayer before heading out the door. Most times, this results in the rest of my morning (& day) feeling hurried.

Not only does this scripture mention talking to God in the morning, but also giving our requests to Him & waiting with expectation! Who else would get up in the morning hours, listen to us, & then bless us too!? No one, but our God!

Don’t forget to make God a part of your morning.

Quote: “Mornings are better when you talk to God first.” –LoveThisPic.com

© Lisi P, 2017

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/16/17

Scriptures: Jeremiah 18:4-6 4But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so he crushed it into a lump of clay again and started over. 5Then the LORD gave me this message: 6“O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand. (NLT)

Nugget: In the verses prior to these, God instructed Jeremiah to go to the potter’s house & that God would speak to Jeremiah again there. Upon arrival, Jeremiah found the potter at work, but the jar the potter made did not turn out as planned; thus, the potter crushed it & started over.

God let Jeremiah know that we’re in His hands & He has the ability to do the same for & with us. After all, we are God’s creations & He had plans for us before we were in our mothers’ wombs. There nothing we can do that will get is so far away from God that He wouldn’t be there for us; even in our ‘mess’, He wants to make us a message for Him. Even when we stray, He always has a way of finding us (God’s GPS system is the best!).

Yes, God broke each mold when each of us were created, but He has the power to recreate each mold! Making designer’s originals every time!

Quote: “The Potter’s hands mend many broken things. Broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Daily Scriptures 3/15/17

Scriptures: Ezekiel 37:4-7 4Then he said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the LORD! 5This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again! 6I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’” 7So I spoke this message, just as he told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons. (NLT)

Nugget: In the valley of dry bones, there was no life present; everything was literally & physically ‘bone dry’. God asked Ezekiel to speak a prophetic word to the bones to make them alive again. He did as God instructed, & suddenly there was rattling about the land & the bones came together. The broken pieces attached themselves, there was movement, & action in what was once a dry place.

This is how it can be with us! We may think a situation is dead, a relationship is long over, that we are at a standstill in life, but God may be asking us to speak a prophetic word to these dry situations & relationships. What we speak into existence out of faith could be what brings these things to life again---God is looking to breathe life into us & to make us live again in these areas of our lives.

Are you speaking life & faith into the ‘dry bones’ of your life or are you sitting on them, being discouraged? Your outlook could determine your outcome!

Quote: “Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.” – Thomas S. Monson

© Lisi P, 2017
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