Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Lessons from Light!

For the past few weeks, I’ve been doing some late Spring cleaning. I’ve been working on my “to-do” list around the house. Needless to say, there was a particular light bulb that needed changing & I was nonchalant about getting this completed for the past few months. The only reason why I could put it off was because it was one of four bathroom lights; LOL. The others were still working.

These light bulbs, including the one that needed changing, are attached to a light fixture. Well in the process of changing the bulb, I went to unscrew it & it came right on! The bulb has been working just fine ever since. My conclusion is that I must’ve loosened the bulb somehow when I was cleaning the fixture last time. After all of this occurred, I began to think on many things.

The most prominent thing in my mind is how we can be attached to something, but not connected to it. For instance, the light bulb was attached to the fixture, but in reality, it was not completely connected to it. Once I screwed the bulb completely in, the light came on---the connection had to occur in order for the electricity to flow from the source to the bulb. Amazingly enough, this made me think of my relationship with God. I’ve been going through so much lately, not only lately, but for the past few years. 

I’ve felt somewhat out-of-sorts with my life, many challenges that have occurred (including loss of loved ones), & the direction I’m praying to go in. I’ve felt that I’ve done a lot of things right, but there’s more that I can do----things I can do better. The #1 “thing” is my relationship with God. It’s not that I don’t know that He’s here, but my connection to Him & being in that quiet place to hear Him have been difficult. Then the light bulb lesson happened!

No matter what you’re going through God is there; we have to remember not to be only attached to God, but connected to Him!! Are you merely going through the motions in your relationship with God or are you connecting to & connected with the source? 

Is your light on or is it off only because the attachment has happened? The source hasn’t changed, but you must be connected to Him in order for the current to flow.

Is your light bulb on?? There’s only 2 ways to get it to come back on: 1) Connect to the source 2) Change the bulb, connect, & start anew.

Thanking God for this magnificent lesson from a light bulb I was nonchalant about changing!

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter, Everyone!  Our Lord is risen.  Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice for us; unconditional love---we couldn't ask for anything more.

 
Until next time.
 
Blessings,
 
 
© Lisi P, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Praise Song: "All About You"

This week's Praise Song is Anita Wilson's "All About You".  Our praise team at church sang this during their concert last month.  Love this song!  It's very uplifting & a reminder of God's plans for our lives---no matter what we do, it's all about Him!!



We can do all things through Christ!!!

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Daily Scriptures 4/9/14

Scripture: Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water. (NLT)

Nugget: There are many times that we face so much; in these times, our answers & support can only come from God. We cry out to Him & earnestly seek Him in what may be considered our “weary land”; these circumstances can bring upon these feelings: weariness, tiredness, discouragement, etc.

Our hearts, mind, & prayers should earnestly seek God at all times, but definitely during the times indicated above. He’s the only one who can heal our thirsty, weary souls!

Quote: “We must cease striving and trust God to provide what He thinks is best and in whatever time He chooses to make it available. But this kind of trusting doesn't come naturally. It's a spiritual crisis of the will in which we must choose to exercise faith.” –Charles R. Swindoll

© Lisi P, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Daily Scriptures 4/8/14

Scripture: Psalm 143:11 For the glory of your name, O LORD, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. (NLT)

Nugget: There’s so much going on with all of us; from work, to school, to family, to friends, & more. It can all become so overwhelming. Sometimes, we don’t know up from down! At these times, & so many more, I’m doing my best to seek God. I’m trying to refocus on Him, His word, & what He says, rather than my own voice or circumstances.

Allow God to step in & work things out for you & what you are facing; don’t allow the problem, challenge, or circumstance to control your actions & thoughts. God is always working & readily available to deliver you from everything.

Quote: “Life may be tough, but I've got a God that's tougher.” –Sashauni Aaeliyae

© Lisi P, 2014

Praise Song: "Dream"

I've been praying about so much lately; in my worship time, I asked God to send me a song that would minister to me.  After a few songs had come across my AOL Radio station, Shirley Murdock's "Dream" came on.  Oh my goodness!  This song spoke directly to me; may it touch you as well!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. -Jeremiah 29:11



May this week's Praise Song minister to you as well.

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Daily Scriptures 4/7/14

Scripture: Galatians 2:20 My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (NLT)

Nugget: Sometimes, I sit and reflect on all that God has done for me. The most important of these is that He gave His son, Jesus, to die for me & my sins. I’m sure that many would not give their children, nieces, nephews, etc. to do the same for us. It’s amazing the magnitude that God’s love for us reaches.

In Christ, we are new people; we are no longer who we used to be. Once He’s came into our hearts, newness was created. There’s no reason for us to hold onto the “old” individuals we were, as this has been crucified with Jesus.

Trust in God & who He has called you to be; trust that Jesus is in you & continuing to work a change in you that can only come from his love, mercy, & grace.

Quote: “I am not a Christian because God changed my life; I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.” –Josh McDowell

© Lisi P, 2014
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