Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Daily Scriptures 9/27/16

Scripture: Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. (NKJV)

Nugget: Building & growing, it’s something we all should be doing. However, there are times that we can build up & tear down in the next moment. Just think on the times when you felt encouraged & then someone came along & “burst your bubble”. Rebuilding in the promises of God & His word gets us back to the strong foundation needed.

Don’t allow anyone or anything to deter you from the building up of your house (self, confidence, home, job, etc.); what God has built for you shouldn’t easily fall---He’s too strong for that!

Quote: “It’s not the load that breaks you down. It’s the way you carry it.” –C.S. Lewis

© Lisi P, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Daily Scriptures 9/23/16

Scriptures: II Corinthians 3:16&18 16But whenever someone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 18So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. (NLT)

Nugget: When searching through emails the other day, I came across one that I wasn’t searching for. It was filed away & I’d honestly forgotten about it; the exchange wasn’t a bad one, but not a good one either. In reading the email now, I could see it differently. I could see where the exchange revealed to me that the friendship was winding down & the next part of my journey had already started. Yet, there were things that were unresolved with this individual & I had outgrown the situation, that season was over.

That’s how it is in life; there will be times when we don’t understand why something is happening or why a change is occurring, but God has a way of changing us in areas we don’t realize---He removes the veil that blocked us from Him & at times, from others, who become part of our growing process.

Most times, we don’t realize how much we have changed, becoming more like Him, until something triggers us to reflect on it. I know I’m guilty of thinking I still have so far to go, but fail to recognize how far I’ve come.

Don’t only reflect on what you have yet to do, thank God for the transformation that has already occurred.

Quote: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new.” -Socrates

© Lisi P, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Daily Scriptures 9/22/16

Scripture: Daniel 10:12 Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. (NKJV)

Nugget: God is always there & is the same God He was back then; from generation to generation & century to century, He’s remained consistent. The changing aspect of our relationships with God is us! We’re consistently learning & growing, we go from babes in Christ to children to adults, etc. (& in some instances, we may repeat a few steps in the growth process!)

In this scripture, Daniel had to not only open his mind but his heart to understanding God & His will in order to be heard. It wasn’t that God was absent, it was that Daniel wasn’t open---once this occurred, God’s presence became known.

How many times have we been blind to what’s right in front of us? Whether it be God trying to get our attention & we missing the neon lights that He’s shining, or even that love who’s been present that we chose to ignore. God is waiting for our hearts & minds to open to understanding---He’s waiting to step in, if we would recognize Him.

Quote: “Some people complain they don’t feel God’s presence in their lives. The truth is, God manifests Himself to us every day. We just fail to recognize Him.” –QuotesEmpire.com

© Lisi P, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Daily Scriptures 9/21/16

Scripture: Psalm 34:8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! (NKJV)

Nugget: We’ve all heard the saying, “God is good!” & for many of us, it’s something that we say on a consistent basis. It’s not that we don’t believe it, but there can be times when we say it out of habit & it becomes routine. Unfortunately, this can easily happen in our day-to-day lives.

Maybe one way we can change the routine up a little is to really think & focus on the goodness of God when we make the statement. Take those moments to reflect on how good He is from waking us up this morning to giving His only Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Even putting on shoes each day is a blessing! (There are many people all over the world who are unable to do this---they live in poverty, have health issues, etc.)

Let’s not only say that “God is good”, but let’s walk in the truth of His goodness, renewing our “routine” on a daily basis.

Quote: “Every good thing in my life exists because of God’s goodness.” -Unknown

© Lisi P, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016

Daily Scriptures 9/19/16

Scripture: Psalm 100:5 For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations. (NKJV)

Nugget: Life can bring changes & challenges in an instant. This instant can include so many things that change our paths, directions, & even attitudes. The thing is: what is our reaction to these situations & what they entail? Do we remember that God is truly good in the middle of the storms? Do we remember the level of His mercies & grace that have carried not only us, but the generations before us? Or do we give in without acknowledging how He can carry us through?

One of my favorite sayings is, “No matter what God is always working.” We have to keep this in mind regardless of what is going on. Our attitudes & reactions should always lead us to God; don’t let the changes & challenges get you down! God is bigger than these.

Quote: “A test of a Christian’s character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus.” -Lester Roloff

© Lisi P, 2016
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