Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/31/11

Scripture: Psalm 27:13 I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. (NIV)

Nugget: You have to be confident in the Lord; wavering should not be in your vocabulary or actions! To “remain confident” means that you were confident to begin with. How confident are you in God’s goodness & in what He does?

Daily, we live to see His goodness; this is only by His mercy & grace. This is enough for us to count all blessings! We’ve all heard the saying, “God is good all the time. All the time God is good.” Act like you see it, live it, & believe it!

Quote: “Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in the grace of God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake.” -Martin Luther

© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/30/11

Scripture: Proverbs 21:2 A person may think their own ways are right, but the LORD weighs the heart. (NIV)

Nugget: There are many things we do & think that are right in our own eyes; however, do these things line up with our hearts, actions, & God? God examines our hearts, not only the actions we take. We should seek Him & His will with all of our heart.

Examine your ways & your heart; no matter your actions or thoughts, God knows the heart. Is your heart for Him?

Quote: “Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey.” -Matthew Fox

© Lisi P, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/29/11

Scripture: Psalm 69:1 Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck. (NIV)

Nugget: Life & the things we face can definitely be overwhelming; just the day-to-day on-goings of life can bring on the thought of “Am I going to make it?” The best part of going through these days & things is that God is with us. We just have to call on Him.

I’ve faced a challenging few weeks, but keep my eyes, mind, & heart focused on God; He knows what He’s doing & knows the limits of what I can handle. We must always have this mindset when challenges are upon us!

Don’t allow the things you face to be bigger than the God you know & love! God is above all things.

Quote: “God wants us to live like the grass. Even if it's stepped on, crushed, burned and cut; it always persists and grows back even greener and stronger.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For My Singletons, Pt. 16

It’s been a minute since I’ve written to my Singletons out there. I’ve been listening & learning more & more recently about the on goings of relationships. The more & more time passes, & the more & more I learn, I keep coming back to the same thoughts: “Do not settle & allow God to guide you to the right person for you” and “Love yourself more than you love another person.”

I can say that most people I know seemed to not have done any one of the two things above. They are in various situations & relationships that would make one think, “Is God in this?” (Which we know that God is not in the midst of confusion) Also, how can you love someone completely, if you don’t love the “you” in You?? As crazy as it sounds, many people put others over themselves & this can come off in the form of settling rather than living, loving, & learning.

It’s sad in many instances, because our time on Earth is so limited & many chose to spend it in a situation (or situations) in which they are not happy. Believe me, I’m not one to think that all relationships are roses & sunshine (it will be work regardless), but wouldn’t this work be better accomplished with the one God has chosen?

Time truly waits for no one, & time is definitely one of things we cannot get back once it’s gone; we must look to God for all choices & guidance. So singletons: do not settle, know what you want in a person, love yourself, seek God, & allow Him to step in. Be open to what He will bring you, but do not compromise on what you know He intends for you to have. Life is way too short!!

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/23/11

Scripture: Revelation 1:3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. (NIV)

Nugget: We are truly in the last days. From watching TV, hearing the news, & talking to others, we can definitely see that what God stated would occur is happening.

We have to check ourselves & know that we’re on God’s path--we’re living by His word & sharing the Gospel with others. It will be a sad thing to know that there are people we could’ve reached, but we didn’t do so.

This scripture notes “Blessed are those who hear it and take it to heart”; we must do this daily---hear & take His word to heart & prepare for what’s to come.

Quote: “If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.” -Vance Havner

© Lisi P, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Praise Song: "Do You Know Jesus?"

This week's Praise Song is Hezekiah Walker's "Do You Know Jesus?".  What a beautiful song!  What a reminder that Jesus should always be in our hearts; we should always focus on Him & not what we're facing.  He's with us ALWAYS.

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/16/11

Scripture: II Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. (NIV)

Nugget: There are many people who claim to know & to live God’s word; these same people have hearts & actions that do not line up with God’s word. It’s imperative that we know God’s word for ourselves; refraining from seeking advice & preaching from “false prophets”.

Stay in prayer regarding those who you receive God’s word from; seek God in all things. He will lead you in the right direction.

Quote: “A biblical false prophet was a servant of the devil attempting to lead people away from the truth.” -Walter Martin

© Lisi P, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspirational Video

Beautiful silhouette dancing to Kirk Franklin's "Imagine Me".  Enjoy!!!

Until next time.


Daily Scriptures 8/15/11

Scripture: Joshua 21:45 Not one of all the LORD’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. (NIV)

Nugget: God is a promise keeper! ALL of the promises He made to the people of Israel came to pass; this included bringing them to the Promised Land to taking care of them afterwards. If God did ALL things for them, He can definitely do the same for us!

Focus on faith & God. His promises are true & He’s working all the time. Don’t faint & lose sight of what He’s done, what He’s doing, & what’s on the way. Thanking God for always being the one who comes through on His promises!

Quote: “God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” -Dwight L. Moody

© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/9/11

Scripture: Psalm 40:5 Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. (NIV)

Nugget: Many people tend to focus on their problems rather than their blessings. Have you ever met a person who constantly complains about everything? When I come in contact with this type of person, I remind them to count their blessings. In the midst of counting our blessings, the problems do not seem as big!

Looking back on what God has done & what He continues to do, blessings tend to outnumber any problems or obstacles that come our way. Just think, if we were to start counting our blessings now, we wouldn’t be able to stop! God is so good!

Count blessings, not problems!!

Quote: “The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/8/11

Scripture: Psalm 149:4 For the LORD takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory. (NIV)

Nugget: God delights in His people; He wants to see us do well & wants what’s best for us. God intends for us to be victorious in life, love, careers, etc. We must take hold of His hands & His will for our lives.

Whatever you’re seeking, whatever goals you intend to achieve, & wherever you plan to go, don’t forget that God is always there. The always constant presence who wants more for us than we want for ourselves & who can see the end product as well!!

Quote: “When I walk by the wayside, He is along with me. When I enter into company amid all my forgetfulness of Him, He never forgets me. In the silent watches of the night, when my eyelids are closed and my spirit has sunk into unconsciousness, the observant eye of Him who never slumbers is upon me.” -Thomas Chalmers

© Lisi P, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/3/11

Scripture: Proverbs 14:7 Stay away from a fool, for you will not find knowledge on their lips. (NIV)

Nugget: Advice, guidance, friendships, & relationships definitely shouldn’t come from foolish people. Any of the aforementioned things, received from a foolish person, will most likely not last & will not be stable. We have to be mindful of what we take in & who we surround ourselves with.

Seek things & people in your life that bring knowledge & growth. We should always be ready to learn & to growth; anything otherwise is a hindrance.

Quote: “To the foolish, every utterance of nonsense seems like wisdom.” -Joseph P. Martino

© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Daily Scriptures 8/2/11

Scripture: Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. (NIV)

Nugget: There’s something about calling on the Lord; there’s so much power in His name & all that He can do. Most times, we call on other people first or even give our situations power over us. However, the Lord provides safety & strength. Do not overlook Him & all that He can do.

Whatever you’re facing, hand it over to Him. Whatever you’re struggling with, know that your strength & safety are in Him. As you face today & all that it brings, know that the Lord has everything in control--He’s our strong tower in the midst of everything!

Quote: "God's answers are wiser than our prayers." -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2011
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