Monday, March 30, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/30/15

Scripture: Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm. (NIV)

Nugget: There are many heartaches & pains we could avoid, or could’ve avoided, if we took the time to listen & to seek God. These are the lessons that came with being hard-headed or stubborn. Of course there are things that we could only learn by going through them, but most times, these instances included a “warning” that we chose to ignore.

God’s intent is to protect us & to keep us safe. Those things that you’re seeking from Him that He hasn’t given you is His way of protecting you, or preparing you. God’s ways & timing are always right.

Quote: “Dear past, thank you for your lessons. Dear future, I’m ready. Dear God, thank you for another chance.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/25/15

Scriptures: John 15:13&15 13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 15I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. (NIV)

Nugget: I’ve heard the saying, “Friends are the family you choose for yourself”, but I believe that God does the choosing. There are many people who’ve crossed our paths in life, but only a few we can call true friends. The people who will be there no matter what & through thick & thin; the ones who take the good with the bad, while watching your growth through it all.

Jesus mentions in these scriptures that there’s no greater love than to lay down one’s life for a friend & that He no longer called people servants, but friends. What an important reminder of the role of friendship in our lives & those who love us.

Quote: “True friendship is not about being inseparable, it is being separated and nothing changes.” –QuoteDiary.Me

© Lisi P, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/24/15

Scripture: Jeremiah 17:5 This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.” (NIV)

Nugget: There are those who put their trust in things other than God (for example: jobs, other people, themselves, etc.). I’ve found that trust in anything or anyone other than God is temporary. People leave, jobs can end, & we can even let ourselves down, but God never leaves & can be trusted at all times.

Having strength from God & faith from Him are the best things to have in life; obtain these things from no one or nothing else.

Quote: “The safest place to be is where the Lord is leading.” –Darrell Creswell

© Lisi P, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

For My Singletons, Pt. 21

Just a friendly reminder for my singletons out there:

He who finds a wife finds a good thing,
And obtains favor from the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22 NKJV)
 
God will lead him to you.  Keep doing what you're doing & living life.  All things come together in God's time.
 

Until next time.

Blessings,



© Lisi P, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/12/15

Scripture: Jeremiah 2:22 For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked before Me,” says the Lord GOD. (NKJV)

Nugget: There’s nothing we do, or have done, that’s hidden from God. He knows all about us & the struggles we have. There are times that we could hide this from others, but not God. It’s so important that we continue to grow in Him & our relationship with Him. He knows us better than anyone.

Although our iniquities are marked before God, He knows what it takes for us to develop into who He’s called us to be. Markings & all, He loves us.

Quote: “I can do nothing without God. My greatest comfort where no human can reach.” -Dr. Peter Tsou

© Lisi P, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/9/15

Scripture: Zechariah 9:12 Return to the stronghold, You prisoners of hope. Even today I declare That I will restore double to you. (NKJV)

Nugget: Restoration--many of us need this with the busyness of life, job demands, & family obligations. Sometimes, it's difficult to slow down & rest, just to be still in the moment & in God. But just as God created the things He’s blessed us with, He desires for us to rest as well.

This scripture mentions that God “will restore double to” us. How great is our God! If we take the time to rest & get rejuvenated, we won’t miss what we’re taking the time away from because God gives it back to us twofold. So why not rest, regroup, & get rejuvenated in Him?

Quote: “Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” -Eleanor Brownn

© Lisi P, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/5/15

Scripture: Proverbs 8:8 My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it. (NLT)

Nugget: It’s always a great gift to have people in your life who provide wise & clear advice no matter the situation you’re facing. These are the people you go to for the truth, regardless if the advice is what you want to hear or if it’s tough love. This advice & wisdom comes from those who give it out of love & God’s guidance.

What an important reminder regarding who we surround ourselves with; a strong support system is always a must.

Quote: “Don’t open up to everyone, only few care, the rest are just curious.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2015

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/3/15

Scripture: Romans 9:18 Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden. (NIV)

Nugget: God’s mercy---He grants it to us daily. He gives it to us according to His will. Most times, we probably don’t recognize it until after something happens---a challenge, an experience, etc. But God’s mercy was there all along.

Just as He sees fit to grant mercy to us, there could be times when mercy isn’t given so freely. Maybe during these times there is a lesson for us to learn, growth to occur, or even God allowing us to decrease while He increases in our situation.

Mercy & grace are extensions of God’s love; thanking Him for these gifts.

Quote: “Lord thank you for your grace and mercy. For keeping me, for loving me, protecting me and always providing. You're awesome.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Daily Scriptures 3/2/15

Scripture: Malachi 3:6 “I the LORD do not change. So you, the descendants of Jacob, are not destroyed. (NIV)

Nugget: God is constant & consistent; He’s the one aspect of our lives that remains continuous. What God has done, & continues to do, spans from generation to generation. What God has done for our ancestors, He continues to do for us. Because of the foundation laid by them decades ago, many of us experience blessings now.

When in doubt, always lean on our unchanging, faithful God.

Quote: “Though you have changed a thousand times, He has not changed once.” -Charles Spurgeon

© Lisi P, 2015
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