February 24, 2017 caged 

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Surrender. 

‘Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.’ Revelation 3:20

DearOne-the heart is like a caged animal. Beating a distant drum. Turning possibilities into statements. Turning blockades into truths that hold back and hold your spirit down like a well trained, statuesque Rottweiler. Watching. 

Waiting. 

Armies of angels are encased in the heart chambers listening. 

Intently … waiting. 

They await the words … “I believe”, so they can be released. Assignment pending. 

Believe. 

Say the words. 

Planets of grace consume the events of your minutes when you say “yes” to the Savior of your soul. 

Wake up. 

Believe. 

Go. 
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February 3, 2017 ushered 

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“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!” Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19 ‭MSG‬‬
Good morning, RefreshedOne!

Friday’s are special, no matter who you are! They have a fresh vibe of their own – a hint of mystery … and just below the surface, an excitement sort of jist. A whisper of ‘different’ emerges even if the week before tried to drown you. 

Or, the month. 

Or, the year. 

Then, Friday comes. 

Endings and beginnings swirl and mesh and the Holy Spirit brushes your morning bones with fragile healing. 

This day. 

Your Creator has dispatched His angel armies to arrive for you. They will usher you through – the one good thing about falling apart is how we are never put back the same, Beloved. Old wounds, though distant, they always stay near on a phantom vine … a necessary vine that weaves in brand new – eyes that glory in the Almighty’s fresh gifts … eyes that would have missed the gifts before the wounds. 

And, there He is, painting this chapter of new on your heart that hesitates and resists and pines for old. His promise is for you … “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!” Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19
Wake up. 

Be ushered to new. 

Go. 
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February 1, 2017 smile light

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“Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy.” Psalms‬ ‭34:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Good morning, DeliveredOne!

Recall a time that a smile completely changed your day! My dad and my brothers have spells that can get me to the kind of laughing that makes my stomach hurt and tears drop off my chin! I recall seeing my dad’s smile after one of his heart attacks, oh, the relief! Our sweet baby girl, Liv, smiles and it’s like a flood light bounces sunbeams off the stars to light up the Universe. 

We sense the energy of a smile. Feel right into it. It’s just powerful. 

DearOne, if the smile of another can do that to you, your Spirit-filled smile has that same power into the dim soul of another. 

Think of your own smile. What does your face look like when your whole body experiences a smile all the way to your toes. Go ahead and allow yourself to feel that. Practice it now. Bathe in it as the energy of His joy consumes you – healing, moving you toward greater love. 

Never underestimate the power of showing up and of offering up your smile. It sends your joyfulness and the light of our Creator out like the superpower that it is. And, somebody that crosses your path today needs Him in just that way. Through you! Wake up. 

Smile-shine all day. 

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January 25, 2017 softness

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“So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.” Isaiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, BraveSoul, 

Softness is not weakness. It takes bravery to stay delicate in a world this brutal, DearOne. This heart inside is a muscle that needs exercise … the kind that comes when we 

-choose compassion toward those who’ve thrashed us, 

-choose forgiveness when their behavior comes from a dark place,

-the kind of muscle that over and over sets you and I back in the presence of the Almighty to know His love again. 

Allowing ourselves to know Him, to trust the Most High … yes, even there … even there in the bleeding space … allows us to give away His love again – no matter the raw places that might take you. 

You don’t own the tormented soul of another. Some things are simply not yours to fix – they are for the Master’s touch alone, in the Master’s time. Set them out of your space – where you spend up your energy trying to “fix” them, and set them into the hands of the Potter. Notice the enemy’s plot to keep you bound up in a side show … the enemy’s plot to keep your eyes off of Christ’s invitation to dance with Him. God does His most Divine work in the most impossible hearts. God’s work moves ahead when we stop feeding, stop enabling bad behavior. Get out of His way. With a compassionate heart, set aside. 
Wake up. 

Stay tender. 

Go. 
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January 20, 2017 capture 

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“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

 Good morning, LovedOne! 

We live in an uncertain world. Will you let the fears of the what ifs keep you bound down and gray? Or will you choose to claim His victory, and speak His almighty power into your life and into the lives of others? 

You know, sometimes, I just have to capture my thoughts – reach out and take hold mid-air and speak out, “oh, no! I am not going there!” Because, if the enemy can capture your thought life, then he will consume your whole life. It is much simpler to hand those paralyzing and anxiety filled thoughts right back into the hands of your Creator. Let Him set them back on His potters wheel. He will turn them from trash into glorious life-transforming tools. 

 We don’t ask for the trials we are given. Everyone has their stuff. Everyday. We want to fix it. We try to fix it and instead get our hearts blasted to smithereens. But, guess what, Believer? Our God is faithful. 

 Every time. 

 100% of the time. 

 You can trust Him. 

 Speak His praise into your people this morning. Speak His deliverance from every thought holding you captive. In awe, in pure-hearted intent, claim His power into any unfounded, ungrounded, unholy thought that escapes you. Wake up. Claim His grace. Go. http://www.lewis3sunz.com Follow me on twitter @lewis3

January 19, 2017 swinging on stars

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Mornin’ PurposedOne:

Seems to me that there are two voices in you at all times. One howls that you’ll never be “good enough” … never be what the world expects out of you. Then there’s the other voice – the one that gently whispers “already, My Child, your heart is gorgeous … full of infinite power and promise. You are mine”.

Peace and drive and purpose come to those who have learned how to drown out the white noise of the world and pay close attention to what really matters: who they are in Christ. You look around and see the “lucky ones” – the ones who slid in on rainbows then swung from star to star drinking mint tea. 

When you listen in closer to the human skinned phenom, the closer you study their presence and swag, the more you learn they have plumbing problems, too. They accidentally rip the hem of their pants and get tongue tied at the worst times. 

They simply heard the call, gave their heart back to their Maker, and moved forward with heart. One time baby step at a time. 
Wake up. 

Purpose is yours for the taking. 

Go. 
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January 18, 2017 canyons

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“But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!” Jude‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Good morning, Beloved,

Have you ever watched a broken person come back from the edge? One so broken that they were quite written off? God loves those impossible situations – while human, His heart, His mission, His dreams were literally shattered, too. 

So broken. 

He gets it. 

And, that place of completely broken is where the real story began=hope. 

There is nothing so entrancingly genuine as a broken-hearted person’s love. For in giving it they are saying, “Know what? I have gone up in smoke, burned into ashes for those I have loved. I have been slowly eaten, then spat out into the deepest canyon. And, I’d be willing to bet you’ll ruin me, as well … but, here. Here’s my heart. Take it again. I’d like you to.”

When you and I continuously set our hearts on being built by the Holy Spirit, we are choosing to stay in the center of His love to become more like Him. Arms outstretched and open. Again. This … this is real life. And, it’s worth it. 

Wake up. 

Love again. Arms wide open. 

Go. 

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January 17, 2017 road kill

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“O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me. O Lord, You have brought my life up from Sheol (the place of the dead); You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit (the grave).” Psalm‬ ‭30:2-3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Good Morning, HealedOne. 
We are all wounded. I think of the zombie ads for “The Walking Dead” show – if our battered hearts defined our outward appearance, that’s exactly what we’d look like. Slouched gait. Left eyeball hanging out of a slimed socket. Rotting muscle tissue hanging off our bones like road kill meat. Desperate need of a root job and fresh cut. There we are. Passing by each other with a dazed and lonely look in the eye that’s still in its place. 

DearOne, as a Child of the Living God, you live in holiness – celebrate your direct connection to Him. Your access to Him has no barriers except the ones you set in place. Remove them. That’s your choice and your right. That’s the right thing to do. Choose to blast away your self-imposed barriers that stand between you and His authority over pain. He is the God who Heals you. You have free and equal access to the Peacegiver, the Maker of All Things New. Feel the joy that comes from blessing your oppressors. Transfer the pain from your disease … blocked arteries, diabetes, shortness of breath, bad bones, slighted feelings, heartache, fear, heavy load, dissed and overlooked, abandonment, anger … place them in the Light. 

You are eternally protected by The Divine. Loved by your Maker and the people assigned to you this day, you are empowered by God Most High to know Love in an elevated awareness – full of solutions, where fear, anxiety, trepidation, and the line dissolve like a snowflake exposed to a hot sun. Hot Son. 

Look for people in the joy and celebration of life. Healed. Whole. 

Know 

that you know 

that you know 

that that is the You 

He is bringing you to,

when you place your wounds 

into the wounds

of His hands. 

Wake up. 

Live healed. 

Go. 

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January 16, 2017 strength

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There’s a thought out and about that strength is all about stoic appearances, playing like nothing matters and pretending resilience. But thats a myth. Survival for us – on this skin side of eternity – requires softness and rest. And, if we do not plan, allocate, and follow through sufficient time for healing we will find that in the future we are dismantled by even the most trivial of hardships. Your Savior allows you, in perfect proportion, rest. It is here that He recharges your heart. That is not selfishness, that is sold-out surrender. That is what gives us the strength and the courage to keep our eyes so steadfastly focused on Him that any plot of the enemy gets dismantled in God’s way, in God’s time … with the elegance of God’s overwhelming kindness. 
If I can lift you in prayer, DearHeart, please send me a private messenge. Remember, to reap God’s best in your life, you must give Him your best – stop allowing your eyes to run all over, and moment by moment … with steady, intentional focus start running TO Him. He is ready to unlock doors that have been locked shut, and sealed to you. He is waiting for you to show up with the request. Ask. Keep asking. Be ready to follow His lead. 

“Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.” Proverbs‬ ‭4:23-27‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Wake up. 

Focus steady. 

Go. 
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January 12, 2016 blast

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Brr. The temp dropped last night. Hope our creek friends are cozy! Anyway …
“If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:3-5
“But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭MSG‬‬
“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Good morn, LovedOne, 

Once you taste love, you taste a certain whirling power. Something beyond reason kicks in and like the “I think I can” Little Engine That Could, a new anthem sets in … “whatever it takes, whatever it takes, whatever it takes, …”. However long it takes. 

An unexpected blast of bitter cold may send you running for cover. You will take a few hits on your journey. They may even come hit after hit. That’s just an assessment point … how much do you burn for what you love? Your strength comes from the Spirit of the Holy – when you’re doubled over catching your breath, He becomes your new lungs. 

Fresh energy. 

Will you hold back, take cover, put up walls of protection? Or, even if you can’t imagine how it will work out, will you let yourself want this with all your heart? 

You can trust Him here. If He planted love in this, He will complete it. 
Wake up. 

Trust steadily. 

Hope unswervingly. 

Love extravagantly. 

Go. 
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