Thursday, September 30, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/30/10

Scripture: Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me. (NKJV)

Nugget: Daily, I learn more and more about the importance of waiting on God. He continues to show me that His plans are not my plans. Even though there may be times we demonstrate our lack of patience, God continues to show & to challenge us with tests that can develop the patience in us.

Whatever you’re praying for & whatever you’re seeking, allow God to bring it to pass in His time; during this waiting period, you’ll be surprised about what God is developing in you in the process.

Quote: "God's timing has always troubled those who presume to know better." -D. Bruce Lockerbie

© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/29/10

Scriptures: John 3:20-21 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God. (NIV)

Nugget: We’ve all heard the saying, “What’s done in the dark, will come to the light.” What a true statement this is. Most people who do wrong or evil believe that they will never get caught or found out, but things eventually come to the light.

Doing the right thing isn’t always easy, but it shows obedience to God & His word. Doing the wrong thing always has a way of catching up with someone when they least expect it! Which path will you follow?

Quote: “The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.” -William Safire

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/28/10

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 9:17 The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools. (NIV)

Nugget: Have you ever noticed that the people who talk the loudest and have the most to say usually say absolutely nothing? But those who give you the sound advice and guide you by the hand made the most impression on you & your life? These are the type of people God has placed into our lives for a reason (of course the other type will cross our paths too); the thing is, is to appreciate those who make a lasting impression & impact. These are the people we should value!

Whenever I look back on my life, I think of the “quiet words of the wise” that have helped me to get where I am today; there’s definitely a lot of growth in wise things!

Quote: “Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/15/10

Scriptures: Psalm 30:11-12 11You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, 12that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. (NIV)

Nugget: Growing up, I remember adults saying, “Prayer changes things” and “God is in control.” It wasn’t until I got “older” that I realized what they truly meant.

Have you ever had that situation where you felt you couldn’t get past it? Or the situation that weighed at your heart heavily? Or, for parents, the child that you constantly prayed for, where it looked as if nothing was happening? These are the types of situations that bring wailing and heaviness in our lives.

Looking back on these situations, now that God has handled them, we realize that God has turned the wailing into dancing and has made the heart sing! No one but GOD can do this. We can now praise Him because He brought us through (or we can praise Him through the situations we’re experiencing). Only God can turn wailing into joy! Now get your “praise on”!

Quote: “God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches you by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly - not one.” -Rumi

© Lisi P, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thanks for Following!

Wow, 2 years have gone by since I've started blogging!!  I've enjoyed this journey so far :)  and have met a lot of people along the way (check out "My Blog" list to visit a few of their blogs).  It's been great meeting others, reading their words, & finding encouragement too.  I've learned that no matter where were are, there's always a common ground that connects people!

Thank you for stopping by & following along on this journey.  I hope & pray that you find an encouraging word to help you along the way :)  Keep reading, there's more to come!!

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/10/10

Scripture: Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us—yes, establish the work of our hands. (NIV)

Nugget: Thank God for favor! He gives us favor in our lives, including at our jobs/work. There are days when work can be stressful & overwhelming, but thank God for allowing favor to rest upon us to make it through. Just think about the days when the big project was due & it was finished on time, think about the days other deadlines were met, think about the days when you had no idea what you were doing, but the job was completed, & the list goes on!!

God establishes everything—I’m grateful He continues to sustain me, even when I think I’m doing it “all myself”, God is always in control.

Quote: "The most important thing is God's blessing and if you believe in God and you believe in yourself, you have nothing to worry about." -Mohamed Al-Fayed

© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/8/10

Scripture: Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (NLT)

Nugget: It’s so easy for us to get caught up in doing our own will; however, we must seek to do God’s will. Daily, we should ask God to teach & to show us His will for our lives. In seeking & doing God’s will, we are placed on level ground & firm footing, rather than on our own changing ways (which we know can be far from firm).

Whose will are you trying to stand firm in: yours or God’s?

Quote: "To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; To seek him, the greatest adventure; To find him, the greatest human achievement." -St. Augustine

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Daily Scriptures 9/7/10

Scriptures: Deuteronomy 28:1-3 1If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God: 3You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. (NIV)

Nugget: We are truly blessed! There is so much to gain by following God & obeying Him. The blessings don’t necessarily have to be material blessings, but those blessings that allow us to make it through each day: peace of mind, health, patience, etc. And let’s not forget: Favor!

Thank God for blessing us & allowing us to be a blessing to others; all He asks of us is to follow Him & to obey Him.

Quote: Life holds so many simple blessings, each day bringing its own individual wonder. -John McLeod

© Lisi P, 2010

Praise Song: "I Want to Say Thank You"

This week's Praise Song is Lisa Page Brooks' "I Want to Say Thank You".  It's a heartfelt song that reminds us of the importance of the words "Thank You"; especially when we thank God for everything & all He's done for us!!  Be blessed!!!

Lord, this is a song to give you thanks,
help me express myself Lisa

Verse 1-
For every time that you protected me
when I didn’t know your name
(Lord I say thank you).
How you loved on me and cared for me,
when I didn’t return the same, I.
(Lord I say thank you)

Verse 2-
Now when It seemed like I was losing and I felt like giving up,
I (Lord I) “I wanna say” (say thank you).
Your love rushed in like a mighty flood and lifted me above, and I (Lord I)
“I wanna say” (say thank you).

Chorus
I’ll be thanking you and praising You for the rest of my life.
For I’ve come to know the power of your love and sacrifice.
(thank you for your sacrifice)
I appreciate all that you do
(everything You do, and I want to say)
just want to say thank you

Verse 3-
Well, how you kept your hand upon me though I’ve Often gone astray,
Yeah I ….(Lord I say thank you).
And how your spirit gently led me back to safety in your way,
I wanna say Lord I say thank You.
(and I’ll be thanking you)

Chorus
I’ll be thanking you and praising You for the rest of my life.
For I’ve come to know the power of your love and sacrifice.
I appreciate all that you do (I just want to say)
just wanna to say thank you (All of my days) ,
just want to say thank you

Bridge
(And I’ll give you praise)…just want to say thank you. Lord I thank You.
(Lord I thank You. Yes I do.
Right now I just want to say thank you)
I wanna say! (I wanna say wanna say)
I wanna say thank you. (I just want to say)
I gotta say! (Gotta say, gotta say it, thank you) I gotta say thank you!

(Now you’ve been good) I want to say
(And I want to say)
I want to say thank you
(That you’ve been kind)
I've gotta say
(Gotta say, please just let me say)
I’ve gotta say thank you
(You made a way)
I want to say
(You let me see a brand new day)
I want to say thank you
(You never let me go astray)
I gotta say
(And I gotta gotta gotta say)
I gotta say thank you
(Thank you for my family)
I want to say
(Thank you lord for keeping me)
I want to say thank you
(Thank you Lord for bringing me through)
I’ve got to say
(And I thank you for my husband too)
I gotta say thank you
(Thank you Lord for saving me)
I wanna say
(Thank you Lord for loving me)I wanna say thank you
(And I gotta gotta gotta say)
I’ve gotta say
(I want to say, gotta say thank you)
I’ve gotta say thank you
(Thank you thank you)




Until next time.

Blessings,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Praise Song: "Lean on Me"

One of the first Gospel songs I remember really liking is Kirk Franklin's "Lean on Me".  The song offers encouragement & reminds us all of the necessary support we can find in others.  Thank God for good people who hold us up when we can't hold ourselves!!



Until next time.

Blessings,

Daily Scriptures 9/2/10

Scriptures: Galatians 6:1-2 1 Dear brothers and sisters, if another believer is overcome by some sin, you who are godly should gently and humbly help that person back onto the right path. And be careful not to fall into the same temptation yourself. 2Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ. (NLT)

Nugget: One of the best things to have around you is a support system; those people (whether it be friends or family) that can lead you in the right direction when you go astray. These people provide guidance & wise counsel to lead you back to where you need to be; they provide Godly advice & share your burdens.

Thank God for the people He has brought into your life to share your burdens, provide wise advice, & support you no matter the situation! Thank God for allowing us to be the same to these people as well; a true, Godly support system is necessary!

Quote: “A friend is one who strengthens you with prayers, blesses you with love and encourages you with hope." -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2010
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