September 30, 2016 branches

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“Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it” (1 Peter‬ ‭4:10)

Good morning, DearHeart,
Sometimes, I wonder if all people make the mistake of thinking what they are good at is common to everyone. I love to read and write and share it because it brings me joy and peace and a great deal of satisfaction. 

I have a friend that is highly organized. Her house is almost labeled with what goes where … and those places are ALL dust-free, it’s amazing. Everything is up-to-the-minute-done there . Envy is not a good thing – but, man I envy those kinds of people. When she comes to my house I go into pure panic mode. 

My home is dusty. In my living room I currently have one chair (& surrounding floor) surrounded with with mmm, maybe about 40 books/pens/bibles/notebooks. Looks like chaos to most people. Looks like love to me. Another chair is covered and surrounded with jewelry making stuff. And, my couch has laundry that needs to be put away. I wish it bothered me more, but it sorta makes me feel comfortable and real, and needed. (It drives my man and my youngest nuts – their brain cells are highly organized. They’re always trying to fix me. Sometimes-I move things just to watch them squirm. 😂Lol)

Here’s what I love about gifts, you’ll know yours because it will bring you joy. And, someday, someone who admires it (because theirs is different) might ask you to share yours – and if you agree, it becomes a branch … and that is how God uses us to connect with each other. His plans always blow my mind … how He made these ways for us to become a part of each other’s lives … so our hearts get all interlaced and tangled up together. It’s what makes teamwork work. When we stretch out our gift-branch, we reach right over and straight into another’s heart. Pretty cool plan, huh?   
Wake up. 

Stretch out your gift. 

Go. 
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September 29, 2016 

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“They started laughing at Him, because they knew she was dead. So He took her by the hand and called out, “Child, get up! ” Her spirit returned, and she got up at once. Then He gave orders that she be given something to eat.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭8:52-55‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morning, DearHeart, Restoration is one of my favorite things. When Jesus gives it, it releases us from the stuck place and allows us to move and work and wonder with a freshly inspired motivation. 

We see Him in fresh light. 

We see every soul in fresh light. 

The enemy uses our experiences to try to keep us stuffed down and keep us as dead as possible. Christ uses the enemy’s evil agenda as a platform to do His most amazing work. I love that. 

What has you stuck? What is keeping you dead? 

Regret. 

Sadness. 

Hurt. 

Fear. 

Guilt. 

Blame. 

Anger. 

Resentment. 

Try this – put that experience on a stage in a dark theater where you are the only one in the audience. As you see that person or event or thing that you resent most on stage, feel the Holy Spirit rise up in you. 

Now envision good things happening to it/them – things that would change it from heavy to meaningful and light for them. As they leave the stage, fulfilled, let that thought dissolve and fade. Now, imagine you on that stage – and hear His voice, “Child, get up”. He is speaking to you. Feel the pure loving eyes of Christ filling you with His light. See good things happening to you through His presence. See you smiling, happy, vibrant, aware that you are living in abundance. 

If you lose focus, try again after while. If you just can’t get past resentment, or hurt, ask God to help you release the pain. 

He will. 

He does. 

His plan is for you, not against you. 

Now, move forward in His plan for you and yours. 

Wake up. 

“Child, get up.”

Go. 

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Sept 27, 2016 

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The Lord is my light

and my salvation –

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold 

of my life –

of whom shall I be afraid? 

(Ps 27:1)

 

Dearheart,

Let’s start with getting priorities in place – who does this scripture claim is our stronghold? The _____.

Yes! The LORD!

This doesn’t mean life or this journey will be easy or trouble free, but you don’t have to have any fear. Wipe that one off the table. 

It won’t take too much time. 

Too much energy. 

Too much space. 

You have been chosen to be protected on this journey by the Refuge, Himself – your stronghold. He is lifting you high out of reach of the 

snakes/stronghold of doubt, of 

snakes/stronghold of blindness, 

snakes/stronghold of fakes, 

snakes/stronghold of satan’s trickery, 

snakes/stronghold of unforgiveness of someone who has hurt us, 

snakes/stronghold of loss – 

anything that consumes your thoughts pretending to be bigger or more powerful than your God. 

Satan has a goal of strangling your abundant life. 

DearOnes, never lose sight of the protecting stronghold of your Father. You are the apple of His eye. 

Get your priorities straight:

‘Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ.’ (2 Cor 10:5)

 

Wake up. 

Bring thoughts under Authority. 

Go. 

September 16, 2016 turned 

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“The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all. This was done by the Lord; what a wonderful sight it is!” Psalms‬ ‭118:22-23‬ ‭

Good morning, BelovedOne,

The Carpenter of Love has set you and me on His workbench where one touch totally transforms. You called out His name, desperate for His touch – the God of the Angel Armies was captured by the cry. 

Your cry. 

He set your tender heart on His lathe of pure love and He began to spin. 

Where you were rejected, He sanded away the shawty grooves. Where termites had ravished, the Master transformed the fibers, then refinished the surface. 

Rare and transformed. 

No longer worn. 

His work has set you in a high place with the presence of His mark. 

You are His heart. He is your shield. 

Wake up. 

Be wonderful. 

Go. 

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September 14, 2016 effortless 

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“You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure for ever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭16:11‬ ‭GNB‬‬
Good morning, BelovedOne,

I’ve never known a peaceful stillness more elegant than the one I’ve found with my Savior … never known a more effortless joy than the love His mere presence releases in me. 

Deep joy. Abiding. 

His inspiration is contagious, perfect chemistry in the cells He created and fashioned and moved into place to call us His own. It’s wild, isn’t it, being His beloved? His crazy love filling in our spaces in perfect alignment to meet each need during the course of our seasons … meeting each need in the course of even our minutes. Our names, engraved on the palm of His hand. 

Mmm. Meeting each need now, even as they enter in. 

He’s preparing our place for us, DearHeart. Even at this moment. Glory!

Wake up. 

Experience His presence. 

Peace. 

Go. 

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September 13, 2016 reserves 

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“You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, GOD, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:1-4 MSG‬‬
Good morning, SteadyOne,

I stand amazed in the presence. His presence. 

Ground work has been laid. 

Provision has been arranged. 

Life nudges on through alarm clocks and coffee, through ailments and scars, and little victories dotting the way. 

Then it happens. Your feet get knocked out from under you. When you check your reserves for compassion, preparation matters. Because, when we are happy we are singing, but when the day comes, and we take hit after hit and we need one more ounce of fortitude, we need to know that the stores we have laid in eek out one more ounce. 

Here’s the deal, you don’t need to forgive, until you need to forgive. You don’t need racks of courage until you need great courage. And, you don’t need masses of compassion or strength or faith until you’ve used up everything you’ve got. 

Dearone, this is why we stay in constant contact with the God of the Universe. We seek Him, and we find Him. We find Him ever more so when tragedy comes. We call on Christ, we call on His people, His beings, the seen and the unseen, and in preparation we meet the day.

Wake up.

Seek Him.

Keep your reserves in check. 

Go.
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September 12, 2016 keep on

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“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:8-9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning, Believer. 

God Most High prepares the willing heart to remain committed … even if it breaks us away from traditions we have known, breaks us off from the expectations of long-standing routines … He prepares us so He can create in us a brand new thing. Some choose to stay in the brokenness of the known. Have compassion, DearOne. 

Even if you don’t know exactly what it is for which you are preparing, prepare anyway. 

Know that God Almighty is working whether you see progress or not. 

Keep going back to the Word. 

Pray and praise without ceasing. When the day comes, your heart will fly open with knowing, and you will stand tall. The Creator will light the way. In your preparation, you will have learned to see Him in the low light. He will supply the gravity you need to remain firm. Do His work, even if it seems insignificant. Even if it is in going back to the well just to hear His voice. Stay faithful and He will provide a certain curious tenacity. Know that as long as you walk this earth, His work will never be complete in you. You’ll be okay here, anyway. You will never totally arrive. But, along the journey, you will create change. And, be changed. 

We will nourish others and be nourished by like souls. We will battle with varied opinions and we will experience Him each time we look for Him.

This is why we prepare. 

This is why we still stand, even on the days presenting the difficult. 

For days like these. Stay faithful. 

Wake up.

Prepare.

Go.

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September 10, 2016 arising

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“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord shines over you. For look, darkness covers the earth, and total darkness the peoples; but the Lord will shine over you, and His glory will appear over you.” Isaiah‬ ‭60:1-2‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morning, Beloved Believer,
This mission, the assignment given to you by the God of the Universe, it is for good. He is for you, and not against you. The road may be difficult. You are going to shine, even tho the odd one out at this moment. You’ve been given a platform

 – His platform –

and He is teaching you how to pour out His love from there. 

You’ll know what to do from His assigned ones, and from what you’ve been taught by those who came before you … those who also did the work and passed the torch. The flame of the Holy Spirit – well, He is alive and active in you. 

Yes, in you. Now. This moment. 

His spiral of life-cells will 

lift you, 

fuel you, 

carry you. 

Others will grab on and we will take as many as we can with us into the gates of Gloryland. All because you chose and believed in Him. 

All because you chose to share Him…maybe even suffering through the impossible … 

You rose. 

You stayed open to the Holy. 

And, He found you willing to put yourself back out there. His plan, as it plays out, will lend you to becoming a part of someone’s history, their life-story, a critical piece that leads them to eternity.

Wake up.

Believe and rise. 

Go.

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September 9, 2016 faces

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“Those who look to Him are radiant with joy; their faces will never be ashamed.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
Good morning, RadiantOne,

You know what is coming, right? The metamorphosis has already begun. Just beyond the this crisis His clarity and vibrancy will thrive right through you. Your deliverance is coming. Your Strong Tower is raising you to know more joy than you ever imagined. More than you think is even possible. It will be hard. You may find you drag behind the foot with no feeling, your worry lines may deepen for a bit. Looking back the pain may tug. You may wince and the dark veil may hover. But, oh the charm His Sprit will radiate through and offer the world. God’s ways are right. We don’t always understand. We don’t have to; we just know His ways are right. Your joy is on a journey back to you. It is. Your strength is growing. You’ll be more alive in Him than ever before. And, a deep knowing will permeate, that His assignment on you will be more useful than ever before. And, it … every emotion you experience in the process … it will be worth it. 

Wake up.

Radiate.

Go.
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September 8, 2016 recollection

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“I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You.” ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭2:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Good morning, Beloved,

Christ felt the devastation, too, just as you feel now. On the outside, the others can’t see. 

Empty. 

Shattered. 

Crystals of light now reflect off flat shards of glass that clang together as they’re being swept from the pit of your belly. 

Then again DearHeart, you still yourself and find you have the wisdom of the Ancient God of the Universe. Experience gathers gusto that rises to your surface. 

Skills forgotten gain Master strength. 

God of All is expanding you to reach into depths you did not know you had. You will not fall. 

The ones who led before you, thousands of them, they hold you in the presence of the Almighty. If not for them, there would be no you. Woven by time, you continue to breathe as the drapery of their fiber knits together in your thoughts and becomes a foundation … lifting … gently lifting you into a place of The Holy. They, too, have survived the winds. They have been stuffed down in the suffering trench, silenced by searing tears, as the Savior set them on trails of freedom. 

He will lead you on; tracing their steps as your guide.

Wake up.

Ponder your ancestry. 

Go.

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