Thursday, December 30, 2010

Daily Scriptures 12/30/10

Scripture: John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)

Nugget: Jesus revealed so many things to the disciples; the things that He revealed were for learning & guidance. Also, they were to bring peace. He was reminding them that no matter what, He was still in control & there was nothing that they would face that couldn’t be overcome through Him.

Peace is such a great thing to have, but peace in Jesus—what a blessing. Yes, we’ll face troubles, obstacles, challenges, & more, but peace in Jesus is the way we overcome these things!

Don’t give away your peace to the things & people you face in life---rest in Jesus & know that His peace is everlasting.

Quote: “Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.” –Charles Stanley

© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Daily Scriptures 12/29/10

Scripture: John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.” (NIV)

Nugget: We allow so many things in life to trouble us; we worry, then pray & pray, then worry. What’s the point of this cycle, especially when God is in control? We must believe in Him & His word. We must believe in all that Jesus has done & shown us!

Instead of worrying, then praying, truly BELIEVE & have FAITH! God’s will is to be done, regardless.

What is troubling you today? What has been troubling you for longer than today? Why is your heart troubled? Check your faith & your focus. Just BELIEVE.

Quote: “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” –St. Thomas Aquinas

© Lisi P, 2010

Praise Song: "Changed Man"

This week's Praise Song is Deitrick Haddon's "Changed Man".  There are changes that we've experienced & have gone through that we can attribute to God & to God only! 

I thank God for having His hands in my life & changing me!  There are still things that I continue to work on, but thank God for what He's already done & continues to do!!  His changes are so amazing.



Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Daily Scriptures 12/22/10

Scripture: Proverbs 15:23 Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time! (NLT)

Nugget: Good advice at the right time is definitely great to receive. Thank God for those who provide this advice right on time. The thing is, we have to be ready to receive it. Don’t miss the good advice someone is trying to give you.

Always seek wise counsel & be ready to receive it as well!

Quote: “To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability.” –Johann Wolfgang van Goethe

© Lisi P, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Appreciation

My vacation break began a few days ago and I’m grateful for the time off. God continues to show me the importance of rest; both physical rest & resting in Him & His promises. God continues to show me so much that I don’t want to miss anything :)

One of the most important things I’m reflecting on is appreciation; appreciation for the simple things, the good people, & what God has entrusted me with. We tend to focus on so many other things, that we really lose focus on what’s right in front of us. I don’t want to take any of it for granted.

God has truly blessed me in spite of myself! I think of the friends I have who are like family; basically, they are my extended family. I think of the unexpected phone calls & texts that make my day by reaching me at the “right moment”, lifting my spirits. I think of the time spent with loved ones & the upcoming time to spend with family. God is truly good.

Appreciation…so glad to show it & so grateful to God for His mercy & grace. As Christmas approaches, this word means so much more; appreciation just for being able to exist to appreciate the reason for the season: Jesus!

Thanking God for all He does & all He continues to do. Thanking God for the reminder of appreciating where I am & where I’m going. Appreciation—how are you showing your thanks for it??

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Praise Song: "Silent Night"

This week's Praise Song is Jennifer Hudson's rendition of "Silent Night".  This is from her last year's Christmas special "I"ll Be Home for Christmas".  What a beautiful reminder of the reason for the season: Jesus!!



Enjoy!!  Merry Christmas!!!

Until next time.

Blessings,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Daily Scriptures 12/13/10

Scripture: Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Nugget: “Immanuel” means “God with us.” Jesus is truly with us! As we approach Christmas & reflect on this year, we can truly say that what we lived, experienced, & made it through is because of our Lord. He kept us, protected us, loved us, & so much more.

We cannot forget the true reason for the season: Jesus Christ. We must celebrate Him at Christmas & always. Don’t lose sight of Him during this joyous time of the year. We couldn’t ask for a better gift.

Quote: “You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you can look up into the Father's face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift.” -John R. Rice

© Lisi P, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Praise Song: "Be Blessed"

This week's Praise Song is Yolanda Adams' "Be Blessed".  I remember hearing this song a few years ago & the impact it had on me.  I hadn't heard it in a while & a guest Praise Dance Team performed to it at church today.  What a reminder this song & performance were.  I thank God for bringing these words today through dance.

Be blessed!  God's got everything under control :)


Lyrics | Yolanda Adams lyrics - Be Blessed (Radio Edit) lyrics



Until next time.

Blessings,

Monday, December 6, 2010

Daily Scriptures 12/6/10

Scriptures: John 10:14-15 14“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep. (NIV)

Nugget: I thank God for Jesus. No one knows me & loves me so unconditionally.

He knows us, loves us, & accepts us. Not only this, but He laid down His life for us. Who else has this type of love for us?! Others may love us; however, the Lord’s love is a different type of love. At times, it’s indescribable!

No matter what you’re going through & no matter what you’re facing. Know that the Lord’s love prevails all.

Quote: "God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing." -Rick Warren

© Lisi P, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Praise Song: "Trouble Ain't"

This week's Praise Song is Mary, Mary's "Trouble Ain't".  This song is truly right on time.  A very encouraging word, no matter what situation you're facing.  God's in control!!!!


Lyrics | Mary Mary lyrics - Trouble Ain't lyrics



Until next time.

Blessings,

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