Thursday, October 28, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/28/10

Scripture: I Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man, The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” (NKJV)

Nugget: God goes above & beyond what we could ever imagine; His view of what He has in store for us is endless! This is why it’s so important for us not to put God into a box; we must not limit our visions of what He can do & what He can do through us.

God is truly an amazing God! I’ve learned from the things that He’s done, & what He continues to do, to look forward to the unexpected blessings He has in store. I can only imagine what’s on the way! Thanking God for His vision that is beyond measure.

Quote: “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” -Neil A. Maxwell

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/26/10

Scriptures: II Timothy 3:16-17 16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (NIV)

Nugget: God’s word is powerful; everything in the Bible has a purpose. His word is for everything: teaching, correcting, training, & more. This is why it’s so important for us to get into God’s word, study it, find a church home, & fellowship with others; because when things in life come against us, we can back it up with God & His word!

There are many countries where people cannot worship & praise as they wish; here, we can. Do not take the opportunity to worship & praise God for granted; continue to learn about His word.

Quote: “No pressure is greater than God’s power.” -Charles Swindoll

© Lisi P, 2010

Praise Song: "I Know Too Much About Him"

This week's Praise Song is Smokie Norful's "I Know Too Much About Him".  A friend recently emailed this song to me & it was right on time!  There are very powerful words in this song; what encouragement not to let your faith waver.  No matter who or what comes your way, stay strong in your faith & what God can do.  People can say what they want, but God has the final say so!  You know too much about God & His might to let anyone or anything shake your faith.




Lyrics | Smokie Norful lyrics - I Know Too Much About Him lyrics

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!


I thank God for allowing me to see another day, let alone another year!!  I'm happy to see another birthday.  I think that on every birthday, I tend reflect back on my life, all that God has brought me through, & where He's leading me. 

I'm reminded that life is so precious & I shouldn't take any moments for granted.  I reflect on this year: spending time with family & friends, watching my nieces learn to say "TiTi", having tough weeks, wishing for more time to do more things, learning to relax, & more.  A great year it has been, the good along with the bad.

God knows His continued plans for my life; I pray that I pay attention to where He's guiding me.  I'm here for a reason & want to continue to show His works on a daily basis!!

Birthdays are definitely God's way of letting us know the importance of the gift of life :)

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/21/10

Scripture: Deuteronomy 10:21 He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes. (NIV)

Nugget: God is amazing! God brings so much to pass; just thinking on the things that He’s done in my life—there are not enough words to express it all. God definitely deserves all the praise & honor we can give.

What are the things you’re seeking from Him? God continues to perform great & awesome wonders; He’s continually at work. Our God can do all things.

Quote: “Therefore the Christian heart, since it has been thoroughly persuaded that all things happen by God's plan, and that nothing takes place by chance, will ever look to him as the principal causes of things, yet will give attention to the secondary causes in their proper place.” –John Calvin

© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/20/10

Scripture: Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. (NIV)

Nugget: We all go through times of need & weariness; those days where we feel as if we aren’t going to make it to the days we feel we need an encouraging word. The most amazing thing about it all is that during these times, God continues to guide, provide, & encourage us. There’s no strength better than the strength from God, who provides it abundantly.

Are you seeking God’s presence & offer of help during these times or are you trying to handle things on your own?

Quote: "You have no strength but what God gives and you can have all the strength that God can give." -Andrew Murray

© Lisi P, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Praise Song: "He Wants It All"

This week's Praise Song is Forever Jones' "He Wants It All".  This is such a beautiful song.  What a reminder of how much God wants from us & what we should be giving!  This song definitely makes me think about the things that I let take the time I should be dedicating to God; there's always room for improvement. 

May this song touch your heart as well.



Until next time.

Blessings,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/13/10

Scripture: II Corinthians 12:9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (NIV)

Nugget: There are areas in life where we all need improvement; in these areas, we consider ourselves weak. Where we are weak, Christ’s power is strong. This is why we must push ourselves through our weaknesses, seeing Jesus in them. Jesus lived & experienced what we’re going through & more; who better than Him to give us the power to make it through our weaknesses?

Don’t let your weaknesses hinder you; the power we have in Jesus is always available.

Quote: “We never know how much real faith we have until it is put to the test in some fierce storm; and that is the reason why the Saviour is on board. If you are ever to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might, your strength will be born in some storm.” -Anonymous

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/12/10

Scripture: Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. (NIV)

Nugget: There is no way for anyone to know everything; however, there is the constant opportunity for us to learn. There shouldn’t be a day that we aren’t learning & growing, seeking wise advice & accepting instruction.

How will you look at the challenges of today? Will they be overwhelming or will they be learning opportunities? There’s definitely knowledge to be gained in each day!

Quote: “The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” –Thomas Berger

© Lisi P, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Praise Song: "God's Grace"

This week's Praise Song is Trin-i-tee 5:7's "God's Grace".  I remember this being one of the first gospel songs that I liked :)  It's by God's grace that we are blessed; it's by God's grace that so many things happen in our lives!  It's by God's grace that we make it through the things that come our way.  Thanking God for His grace & mercy!!


Lyrics | Trin-i-tee 5:7 lyrics - God's Grace lyrics



Until next time.

Blessings,

Daily Scriptures 10/11/10

Scripture: I Thessalonians 9:11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you (NIV)

Nugget: “Lead a quiet life”, many of those around us have no idea what this means. Their lives are constantly full of chaos & drama; no matter what you try to do to help, it doesn’t alleviate their situations.

This is why it’s so important for us to be mindful of what & who we let into our lives. Their situations or problems can become yours, even when you don’t expect it. Examine what & who you allow into your life & who you’re allowing to speak into your life. Do they align with a “quiet life”?

Quote: “There comes a point in life when you get tired of chasing everyone and trying to fix everything, but it's not giving up. It's realizing you don't need certain people and the drama they bring.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/8/10

Scriptures: Isaiah 43:11-12 11I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. 12I have revealed and saved and proclaimed—I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God. (NIV)

Nugget: God is God, period. Many people try to attribute the things in their lives to something or someone else, but we know who’s truly in control & who’s in the blessing business. Without God, we couldn’t be & wouldn’t be where we are today.

Continue to give credit & thanks where credit & thanks are due---God is too good to ignore or forget. As this scripture states, He is God.

Quote: “This place where you are right now, God circled on a map for you.” –Hafiz

© Lisi P, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/7/10

Scriptures: Psalm 75:6-7 6No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. 7But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. (NIV)

Nugget: Many of us have jobs & careers where we are seeking promotion; we work daily, proving ourselves & our work skills. What some of us fail to realize is that the promotion we’re seeking comes from God. Just think about it, He’s the one who blessed (& continues to bless) us with employment, so wouldn’t He take care of the rest of the details as well?

Work unto God & not man. He will exalt you in due time in all areas of life. We must remember He’s in control of everything.

Quote: "Sometimes God allows us to be tested because He's preparing us for promotion." –Joyce Meyer

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/5/10

Scripture: Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near

Nugget: No matter how far we may stray from God & no matter how far we think He may stray from us, God is consistently & always near. God is unwavering; we must not forget this during the trying times & challenges.

Take the time to meditate, daily, on God, His presence, His word, & more. He’s near.

Quote: “God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/4/10

Scriptures: Romans 4:20-21 20Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. (NIV)

Nugget: Abraham did not waver in his faith & all that God had promised him. The tests & trials that he experienced strengthened his faith in what God had promised. He knew that God would bring things to pass.

Abraham is a great example of how we need to be. When we face tests & trials, we should know that they are building our faith & that God is continually working things out in our favor. We shouldn’t see the tests & trials as stumbling blocks, but as the means to build something in us. This could very well be the preparation we need in order to receive what we’re praying for & what God has promised us.

Quote: “Weave in faith and God will find the thread.” -Author Unknown

© Lisi P, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Why You Should: Go on a Cruise Pt. 2

Last year, I went on my first cruise; had a great time.  This year, I experienced Part 2 of cruisin'.  Part 2 consisted of sailing to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, & Nassau, Bahamas.  I learned more & more about the beauty of the Caribbean & the beauty of God's creations.  Beaches where you can see through to the bottom, white sand, & a great atmosphere.  Absolutely beautiful. 

Carnival Destiny

Beautiful Beach :)

Looking at the ship from the shore

Picture taken from one of the highest points on Half Moon Cay

These are only a few of the pics taken. With the great beaches & views, came great people.  Our tour guides provided us with a lot of good information on the places we visited.  I loved learning about the history of the Islands & how different things are there compared to the U.S.

Some of our excursions included an Island Bike Tour and Horseback Riding by Land & by Sea.  I enjoyed both, but have to admit, the horseback riding was a test for me.  I was a little nervous, but the experience was a good one.  The horseback riding by sea was an experience I won't forget. 

I had a great time; there was so much to experience! Some of the most important lessons I was reminded of on this trip was to enjoy life, to rest, & to appreciate God's role in the creation of all that I experienced & saw.

If you haven't taken a cruise yet, definitely put it on your list of things to do!

Until next time.

Blessings,


© Lisi P, 2010

Praise Song: "The Best is Yet Come"

This week's Praise Song is Donald Lawrence's "The Best is Yet to Come".  What a great Praise Song.  Just when we think that God's done with us, there are more blessings on the way!!  He's a continuous way-maker, answering prayers!  His blessings are unlimited.  God is too good!!



Until next time.

Blessings,

Friday, October 1, 2010

Daily Scriptures 10/1/10

Scriptures: Matthew 5:11-12 11“God blesses you when people mock you and persecute you and lie about you and say all sorts of evil things against you because you are my followers. 12Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven. And remember, the ancient prophets were persecuted in the same way. (NLT)

Nugget: We’ve all been in situations where people have talked about us, mocked us, lied on us, etc. In spite of what people try to do or try to bring against you, God has your back; the truth has a way of coming out. What we have to remember regarding situations like these, is that there’s nothing new under the sun; in the past, people (including Jesus) have experienced similar situations.

At times, we must learn to build a shell of indifference when people treat us out-of-character. In some ways, these situations help us to build strength & faith; God has our back & our reward is in Heaven.

Quote: “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” -Anonymous

© Lisi P, 2010
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