Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/29/16

Scripture: Romans 15:2 We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. (NLT)

Nugget: I am where I am today because there were people who prayed for me when I didn’t know how to or even knew that I should be praying for myself. These people interceded on my behalf & were crucial in my walk with God & my Christian journey. 

As this was done for me, I make sure I take the time to do this for others. We never know how our prayers are impacting them & touching their lives. Remember, someone’s prayers has touched our lives, so there’s no way that God isn’t working through the prayers we’re sending up for others.

Continue to build others up in the Lord---prayer impacts others & changes things.

Quote: "No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than to pray for me." -Charles Spurgeon

© Lisi P, 2016

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/28/16

Scriptures: Psalm 33:6&9 6The LORD merely spoke, and the heavens were created. He breathed the word, and all the stars were born. 9For when he spoke, the world began! It appeared at his command. (NLT)

Nugget: When God speaks, things happen! When he created this world, He called into action the heavens, the sky, stars, the sun & moon, animals, people, & everything else. He left no stone unturned. He even went back & realized that man shouldn’t have been alone & created woman!

If God spoke things into existence “back then”, He can surely do the same thing for us in our lives today. There are just some things that will not happen without God creating them for us. He may be creating that job opportunity just for you; He may be preparing that spouse for you. His hand is even in putting that home on the market that’s just right for you & your family.

If God made the whole world without missing anything, He can handle what He’s preparing for our lives, especially for us. For when He speaks, it all begins.

Quote: “Whenever you do not understand what’s happening in your life, just close your eyes, take a deep breath, and say, “God I know this is your plan, just help me through it.”” –

© Lisi P, 2016

Monday, June 27, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/27/16

Scripture: Proverbs 16:9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. (NLT)

Nugget: We have these plans for our lives as we journey into our dreams & goals. A lot of times, things do come to pass & other times they do not. The thing about our plans is that, at times, they don’t line up with God’s plans for us. We may want to go right, but God wants us to go left. We may want this job, but God closes the door. We may see ourselves in a relationship, but God guides us elsewhere, to something we never imagined. The list can go on & on.

There’s nothing wrong with us having the plans & the drive to make them happen; we do know that faith without works is dead. However, we must ask God for guidance & discernment along the way. He’s there speaking to us, even when we don’t think He is or when we choose to go our own way.

We must pay attention to God’s hands in our plans & lives. He does know what’s best---let Him guide the steps for us to get there.

Quote: “For each one of us, there is only one thing necessary: to fulfill our own destiny, according to God's will, to be what God wants us to be.” –Thomas Merton

© Lisi P, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/24/16

Scriptures: Psalm 107:4-7 4Some people had wandered in the desert lands. They found no city in which to live. 5They were hungry and thirsty, and they were discouraged. 6In their misery they cried out to the LORD, and he saved them from their troubles. 7He led them on a straight road to a city where they could live. (NCV)

Nugget: Even when we go astray, God accepts us back with love. We cannot go too far where His love & forgiveness cannot reach us. Those in these scriptures had wandered into desert lands, were discouraged, called out to God in their misery, & God still saved them. Not only did He save them, He led them to the right place in order to flourish.

God is the same way with us; even if we’ve lost our way, God remains with us. By turning to & seeking Him with our hearts, allows Him to guide us unto the paths that He intends.

Quote: “God is with you always.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2016

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/23/16

Scripture: Psalm 105:41 He opened the rock, and water gushed out; It ran in the dry places like a river. (NKJV)

Nugget: Only God can speak to a rock & have water come out. Not only that, the water flowed so much that it was like a river. When we read what God did “back in the day”, we only get a glimpse of the miraculous things that He’s done. So if He did these things back then, why wouldn’t He be able to handle & grant the things we pray for now, according to His will?

I heard the other day, instead of us complaining about our problems, we should be talking about God & our blessings. In doing this, we can see the everyday miracles that He gives us without us even asking. So imagine what He can & will do if we just believe—letting Him do His work. This is someone who caused water to come out of a rock! Surely, He can handle everything else.

Quote: “I believe if you put your trust in God and let all things go through Him, you will be amazed at all the miracles He can perform.” –

© Lisi P, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/22/16

Scriptures: I Samuel 18:7-9 7So the women sang as they danced, and said: Saul has slain his thousands, And David his ten thousands.” 8Then Saul was very angry, and the saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed only thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” 9So Saul eyed David from that day forward. (NKJV)

Nugget: In the moment where David was receiving praises for his accomplishments, King Saul became jealous of him. Before this, King Saul had moved David into his home & David was a trusted servant; he was even a close friend of Saul’s son, Jonathan.

But something changed in Saul’s heart when David continued to walk in his purpose & received the attention that Saul himself wanted. Isn’t this how things happen sometimes? People who were in your corner when things were on the same “playing field” were okay with you, but when God starts to elevate you, there’s a shift in the friendship/relationship/etc. where jealously can appear. Little do they know that God’s hand is in your life & they are letting the spirit of jealousy or enviousness take over.

Some people who’ve walked with you as part of your journey aren’t meant to be with you the entire journey. Basically, everyone can’t go with you to the next level God is preparing you for. If you see “Sauls” in your circle, examine these relationships & see what God tells you about moving forward without them. What He has next is more than you can imagine.

Quote: “Jealously is the worst trait in any person.” –Adam DeVine

© Lisi P, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Daily Scriptures 6/21/16

Scripture: Psalm 68:6 God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. (NLT)

Nugget: Someone mentioned this scripture to me the other day & I had to look it up. It’s always amazing how God covers everything & it’s in His word! “God places the lonely in families”; to me, this means that He has a way of bringing people into our lives who are like family to us. Not only are they “like family”, they become family.

There are many who have strained relationships, if not no relationships, with their biological families, but God doesn’t leave these individuals in want or need---He sees to it that they have a friend who becomes that brother or sister, that mature adult who becomes that missing mother or father, & even others who become role models.

God always has a way of making up for what’s lost or missing in our lives. We just have to pay attention! Thanking God for my “family” members & these families that He’s blessed me with.

Quote: “One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” –Euripides

© Lisi P, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Being in Midian

Have you ever wondered why you were in a particular situation or facing something that’s challenging you? At these times, you’re praying for the situation to change; any change to occur that will make things better. Believe me, I understand & have been there many times myself. As challenging as these times may be, God has them occur in our lives for a purpose. Maybe, just maybe, we’re exactly where God wants us to be at these times in our lives.

My mind wandered to Moses, after he killed the Egyptian, Moses fled to Midian in fear of his life. Moses thought he would be killed next. But God led Moses to Midian for a purpose. Moses had to go there to grow, learn, & become who God called him to be & then return to Egypt to lead his people to freedom.

So what if the situations & circumstances you’re facing now are your Midian---your preparation for things to come? Without facing them & without being in “your Midian” you wouldn’t get to the next thing God has for you; the growth & development wouldn’t occur. Also, the relationship with God & faith wouldn’t grow.

There are times when we want to pray these things away, but without them, we wouldn’t become who God is calling us to be. We would remain the same; likely with our faith remaining stagnant too. I’m thinking instead of praying the challenges away, to ask God to show us what we’re to learn in the meantime. There’s something in the midst of it for us.

If you’re journeying through your Midian, allow God to show you what you’re supposed to learn in this place, seek His wisdom & guidance, & He will bring you out of it in His time.

Don’t underestimate your Midian.

Until next time.


© Lisi P, 2016
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