Monday, November 18, 2013

Regrouping


For this past week, I’ve been taking the time to regroup during the time I’ve had off from work. It’s truly been a relating & much needed time to myself; additionally, time with friends. I’ve had the time to reflect on what & who’s important, time to remember not to take things so seriously, time to reflect on future goals & dreams, & time to reflect on how short life truly is. I can honestly say that during this time, I didn’t spend much time in God’s word, but I did work on being in His presence, trying to be still, trying to pray more/better, & knowing that in this stillness He’s here.

In spite of all of this, today I found myself getting anxious about the upcoming week & the things I’ll have to face. But in the midst of this, I remembered that there’s peace that can only come from God & His word. As I’ve said before, life is precious & today’s has its own worries (& seeing/facing tomorrow is not necessarily guaranteed). Matthew 6:34 (NIV) says: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Today is truly enough for today!

Time with God & time with self are very important. They are a must in our lives & should be taken no matter what is going on with us & around us. What a great dose of medicine & reality I received for myself for this past week.

May you take the time you need to regroup & to refocus as well. Don’t underestimate the importance of these actions & what they mean for you & your relationships with God, yourself, & others.

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Daily Scriptures 11/7/13

Scriptures: Psalm 18:17-18 17He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me, For they were too strong for me. 18They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the LORD was my support. (NKJV)

Nugget: Sometimes we have so many things & people coming against us that we don’t know where to turn. We get weighed down by this & the challenges that life brings; sometimes, so blinded that we lose focus. Believe me, I know, & we’re all only human!

Despite of this, our God is stronger than the challenges we face, our thoughts, & our enemies. We have to refocus on Him & all that He can do. There’s so much power in Him & His word; we must believe in Him & activate our faith rather than acting in fear or being weighed down by our circumstances.

God is a strong God! He is our continued support & through Him, we can overcome anything. Rather than being overwhelmed (which is what I’ve been lately), be an overcomer!

Quote: “I want to encourage you by letting you know that there’s hope for you and your situation whatever you are dealing with. God is intimately involved with every detail of your future and His desire is for you to be an overcomer.” -Sue Augustine

© Lisi P, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Daily Scriptures 11/6/13

Scripture: Psalm 3:4 I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah (NKJV)

Nugget: Overwhelmed---that’s definitely one of the words that describes how I’ve felt lately! Literally, there’s a lot going on in my life & in the lives of those around me. Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in the challenges & forget to focus. I thank God for those He put around me, His Word, & prayer!

In the midst of the challenges & things we face, we mustn’t forget to call out to God; whether it be through quiet time with Him, prayer, praise, or simply saying, “Thank You”, in spite of what’s going on. God is always there.

In this psalm, David provides a great example of what to do in the midst of challenges, facing enemies, & troubles--cry out to God with your voice--He hears our cries & always answers.

Quote: “Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us.” -Marcus Buckingham

© Lisi P, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Daily Scriptures 11/4/13

Scriptures: Psalm 24:4-5 4He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. 5He shall receive blessing from the LORD, And righteousness from the God of his salvation. (NKJV)

Nugget: Sometimes we need to do a self-check regarding our thoughts, actions, & character. We’re seeking so much from God, but are we in the right place? What do I mean by the right place? Are we reading the Word, taking quiet time to spend with God, keeping a pure heart & mind (in our actions & words as well)? What are we doing to show ourselves approved for the blessings we seek from Him?

I admit, sometimes, it’s as if I’m always asking God for something; there’s nothing wrong with asking, but am I also doing what it takes to grow in Him---sometimes what we’re seeking is tied to our faith & obedience in Him.

Thanking God for another day & chance to get it right! Take time today to thank God, spend time with Him, get into His Word, & show yourself approved!

Quote: “Does it make sense to pray for guidance about the future if we are not obeying in the thing that lies before us today? How many momentous events in Scripture depended on one person's seemingly small act of obedience! Rest assured: Do what God tells you to do now, and, depend upon it, you will be shown what to do next.” -Elisabeth Elliot

© Lisi P, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

For My Singletons, Pt. 20

 
A friend recently shared this article ("Marriage Isn't For You") & I thought it is an interesting article to pass on to my fellow Singletons out there (it's also an interesting read for the married couples).  What a view on marriage & what it entails. 

The article is by Seth Adam Smith and can be found by clicking HERE.

Until next time.

Blessings,

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