Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/29/11

Scripture: II Peter 2:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

Nugget: Grace & peace; two things that I pray for & thank God for. Because of His grace, we are here today; because of His grace, we have new mercies every day. This is truly something we shouldn’t take for granted.

Peace---many of us seek it, in many different things. I’ve come to realize that true peace comes from God. Once we give everything over to Him, we have to trust in Him to work out everything for our good.

Grace & peace---allow both to continuously be in your heart & mind---these come through knowing our Lord.

Quote: “Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside.” -Author Unknown

© Lisi P, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wishing my family, friends, & everyone a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

Let us count all blessings & be thankful to God for all that He’s done.  Please pray for those who are less fortunate & remember to give during the Thanksgiving & Christmas seasons!

"Count your blessings instead of your crosses; Count your gains instead of your losses.  Count your joys instead of your woes; Count your friends instead of your foes. Count your smiles instead of your tears; Count your courage instead of your fears. Count your full years instead of your lean; Count your kind deeds instead of your mean. Count your health instead of your wealth; Count on God instead of yourself." -Author: Unknown

God is truly good!

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/22/11

Scriptures: Psalm 139:15-16 15My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. (NIV)

Nugget: God makes no mistakes!! He knew exactly what He was doing when He created each & every one of us. His plans for us included more than what we look like--His plans included & include the path He has set for us.

Sometimes we may not understand all that God is doing & what He’s to do in the future, the most important thing to remember is that HE KNOWS. We don’t need to know His entire plans, but need to have the faith to believe that His plans are final & they’ve been in the works since before we were born.

Isn’t our God amazing!!!

Quote: “Relax, God is in control.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/21/11

Scripture: Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (NIV)

Nugget: Hope, according the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “to expect with confidence.” This scripture mentions that “I will always have hope.” Most times, our faith & hope are attached to our excepted outcome of what we’re praying for. For instance, if God is taking “too long” to answer our prayers, we get discouraged. The important thing for us to remember is to always have hope; knowing that God is working things out in our favor.

Do not lose hope in God & what you’re seeking from Him. Praise Him in your waiting, praise Him in your “meantime” season, praise Him for all that He’s done & all that He’s going to do---ALWAYS have hope in Him---God is always on time!!

Quote: “Faith is the God sanctioned ability for man to trust what God can and will do.” -© HopeFaithPrayer.com

© Lisi P, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/18/11

Scriptures: Psalm 139:23-24 23Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (NIV)

Nugget: Lately, I’ve been praying on seeking God’s will for my life; I cannot say that the answer has come quickly, but I know it’s on the way! In the midst of this, I’ve experienced various thoughts & feelings: faith one day, anxiousness the next, both patience & impatience. Yes, there is a rollercoaster going on!

But as each day goes by, I learn more & more that God is in control. He knows the tests it takes for me to be the person He intends--He knows the anxious thoughts as well as the final outcome for things to come. I’m glad that God is in the processing business--removing the things from me that are not needed, while guiding me into His will & way.

What a great leader we have in our Lord!!

Quote: “I may not know what the future holds for me, but I know who holds the future. And because He is on my right side, I will not be shaken.” -Kofi Namoah

© Lisi P, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/15/11

Scripture: Psalm 119:143 Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands give me delight. (NIV)

Nugget: In life, there will always be challenges & troubles that come our way; these things are inevitable. However, God’s word & commands are what help us in making it through the troubles we face.

Daily, we should take time to talk to God, meditate on His word, & read His word. These are what allow us to face what comes our way. God didn’t say that everything would be easy, but He is with us through it all!

Set aside time to spend with God today & everyday.

Quote: "The Bible is...as necessary to spiritual life as breath is to natural life. There is nothing more essential to our lives than the Word of God." -Jack Hayford

© Lisi P, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/14/11

Scriptures: I Corinthians 2:13-14 13This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words. 14The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. (NIV)

Nugget: There are some things that we learn that are through the Spirit of God; these lessons, words, & teachings are through God’s grace & can only be explained by having a relationship with Him--by being connected to Him. These same things cannot be explained by human wisdom alone. Just think on the things that have happened in your life that can be attributed to God alone--I could name a few myself!

There are many who do not believe in God’s power & all that He can do; it’s unexplainable & not understandable to these individuals. However, we must keep everyone uplifted in prayer. There’s nothing like a relationship with God; this is something everyone should experience.

Quote: “There are two kinds of faith. There is the natural faith. But the supernatural faith is the gift of God.” -Smith Wigglesworth

© Lisi P, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Praise Song: "Make Me Over"

This week's Praise Song is Tonex's "Make Me Over".  What powerful words---"Lord, make me over".  I'm so grateful that God is in the making over business.  I'm blessed that He saw fit to make me over---and not only to make me over, but to make me over again!  I'm a continuous work in progress.  Thank you, Lord!

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

Do You Know?

Do you really know & feel how blessed you are? With the way things are today, it’s so easy to get caught up in the on-goings of life; the negativity that can come your way….however, God is so good---in the midst of it all, He’s still in the blessing business.

Counting blessings can truly supersede the negativity & challenges we face on a daily basis. For instance, the day may not have gone the way we wanted it to, BUT GOD blessed us with another day---someone didn’t wake up this morning, someone woke up & couldn’t move their arms & legs, and the list goes on! We are truly blessed!

We have health, family, friends, & love. Focusing on these things can keep us going in the midst of it all. I work daily to stay focused on the blessings God has given me, rather than the things I think that I “should” have or have not received yet. We shouldn’t take anything for granted.

Don’t let the negativity & the bad days get you down; there’s so much more that God has in store. Don’t let the things you face cloud your vision of what God is doing & all that He has done. Be grateful for each day--knowing that the gift of life is precious & nothing we should take for granted.

Do you know how blessed you are? Do you know that God is in the blessing business? Do you know that your blessings outweigh anything that you’re facing? Even if it doesn’t seem like it, life is good, God is good, & things are good (& as most people say, “things could be worse”).

Do you know???? I do :)

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/4/11

Scriptures: II Chronicles 15:3-4 3For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. 4But in their distress they turned to the LORD, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them. (NIV)

Nugget: Many of us have gone through periods of life where we feel lost & alone; most times, we were seeking answers & guidance, feeling that both could not be found. We may have even sought the advice of friends or family, but to no avail, the answers & guidance we sought were unfound.

Israel most likely had the same feelings we’ve had; but in their distress & during their difficult times, they sought God & found Him. Notice the scriptures do not indicate that God was lost, but Israel sought Him & He was there--God was never missing or gone.

In our distress & difficult times, we must turn to God--He isn’t missing, but is always there for us to find Him. Who are you turning to today?

Quote: “Problems can either shove us far from God or drag us kicking and screaming closer to Him.” -Dr. Bob Kellemen

© Lisi P, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Daily Scriptures 11/2/11

Scripture: Philippians 3:1 Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. I never get tired of telling you these things, and I do it to safeguard your faith. (NLT)

Nugget: Encouragement---we all need it. God definitely provides this through Pastors, sermons, friends, family, etc. The people & things we receive encouragement from are a consistent part of our lives---we receive this encouragement to continue on the road Christianity & to build our faith.

Never get tired of encouraging another person; encourage them in the same manner as those who encourage you. We should be there for each other; the challenges of life will always be present, but there is power in the words we speak to one another!

Quote: “To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being.” -John Lubbock

© Lisi P, 2011
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