Lise Baxter has lived a life of prayer and service, and for decades has been active as a Spiritual Director helping others deepen their relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Author of several devotional books, Lise has agreed to post both excerpts from her previous work as well as new devotional material here.


My deepest desire when I’m writing is to be able to share with others all the joy, the comfort, the hope and the strength I receive continually from God, by taking time to open up to Him and listen to Him through His Holy Word in the Bible. I pray these meditations will help the readers to experience God’s love for each one of us in a new and exciting way. Amen! 

Meditation (Genesis 39:21,23) But the Lord was with Joseph and blessed him, so that the jailer was pleased with him... The jailer did not have to look after anything for which Joseph was responsible because the Lord was with Joseph and made him succeed in everything he did. 

Personal Reflection and Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, May You help us take a personal message from this reading. What are You saying to us? If I would rewrite these verses and apply them to myself personally, they would say, ‘But the Lord was with me and blessed me... And made me succeed in everything I did.’ Dear God, may You make us worthy of You, and want to please only You in every moment and action of our lives. Amen.


because the Lord was with Joseph and made him succeed in everything he did.

Meditation (Gen 35;2-3) Jacob said to his family and to all who were with him, “Get rid of the foreign gods that you have; purify yourselves and put on clean clothes. We are going to leave here and go to Bethel, where I will build an altar to the God who helped me in my times of trouble and who has been with me everywhere I have gone.”

Personal Reflection and Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, May You help us ‘get rid of our foreign gods’ and purify us. We too need to build You and altar for You are constantly helping us and You are with us wherever we go. Show us Your way, dear Lord, strengthen our hearts and our minds so we may worship only You! Guide and direct our lives towards You always. Amen.

Meditation (Genesis 32:28,30) “Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have struggled with God and with men, and you have won; so your name will be Israel” … Jacob said, “I have seen God face-to-face, and I am still alive.”

Personal Reflection and Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Imagine seeing You, Lord, face-to-face! Jacob seemed surprised that he was still alive after seeing You face-to-face… Help us, Lord, to seek You every moment of our lives, that we may also know the joy of seeing You. Thank You for the gift of Your Word that gives us courage and hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Meditation (Genesis 28:16) Jacob woke up and said, “The Lord is here! He is in this place , and I didn’t 

Personal Reflection and Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, Helps us to see, as Jacob did that You are here! Lord, wherever we are, You have assured us that You are with us. How often we don’t know it! We fail to always acknowledge Your presence. Open our eyes, our hearts, our ears, Lord; enable us to believe that You are with us always. Amen.