Good morning to you SweetOne! Brrrr, it is chilly in Oklahoma this morn … Again!
Our earthling life twists and turns and transforms and spreads us out into all directions, even into places we never thought we would be. Sometimes good places. Sometimes not so good. Yet, always places we can choose to use to let our Creator grow and transform us. Father God created in you and me a sacred fire, a place of thrill, a natural enthusiasm – a place where He helps us hit our stride in the gifts He designed … very specifically … so each of us can reflect His light to others. Sometimes, we have to go clear back to childhood memories to rediscover the gift, sometimes, we grow into it through the years. Always, the gift is there. Know yours.
Learn the gift you were born to share.
When enthusiasm grabs you,
when the fire begins to burn deep within,
when your thoughts return and return and return to the thrill of putting your gift in motion-
Oh, DearOne! Do not take that lightly! That is the Spirit of God at work in you!
Pray for that gift-in-motion place.
Use it for His glory.
He will not let you fail there.
Bring Him GLORY.
Go to bed.
Sharing His Spirit with you every morn – that’s when His glory grabs me. (Thank you so much Precious Friend!)
When does he grab you?
‘Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord.’ (Romans 12:11 HCSB)
A chance for Oklahoma storms today Beloved One, be aware- and
We try, really hard to be what others think is "perfect". Father God made beauty present in every living thing, but often, we fail to see it, we deny it in ourselves because others won't recognize it. We try to be what other people think is "perfect", and little by little, our soul fades. We weaken. And the unlimited potential within just withers away.
All because, you let others define who you are, rather than let your Creator define you as His masterpiece.
You are His miracle.
Let the breezes blow the dust from your eyes, let Love recognize the perfect-different that breathes life in you!
'My eager expectation and hope is that I will not be ashamed about anything, but that now as always, with all boldness, Christ will be highly honored in my body, whether by life or by death.' (Philippians 1:20 HCSB)
Good Morning SpiritWarrior!
You are free to love or hate your days. You set off for your dreams, not yet living in the beauty of your offering.
Like the farmer that finishes planting a crop, he can’t look to the sky and say “Now rain!”; or demand the sun to shine. He simply trusts the process and allows Father God to weave confidence back into the tortured, mundane days.
The days follow, and you will once again be filled with a thrilling rush of confident calm, and you know the calling of your days has His stamp of approval.
Press on Beloved.
There is purpose to this day.
‘God’s gracious gifts and calling are irrevocable.’ (Romans 11:29 HCSB)
*wow! I’ve never even noticed that verse before! I love it!!!
Great day to be breathing, right Sweets?!!
It may be time for you to jump …
take the leap.
A life of adventure,
Or a life of same ole routine?
One is daring.
The other is safe.
Even if you make a wrong decision, when your heart and my heart have pure intent to follow Father God, do you think He won’t steer us back and and make matters right?
Oh DearOne, oh yes He will! We will go further than we ever thought we could when we step into faith. We will step into the place where newness is born, the place where the sun is born,
the place where stars collide and ripple surprise into your next breath.
And, when we look back, we are surprised at how much easier it was than we ever imagined.
‘For this is the will of My Father: that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.” (John 6:40 HCSB)
Good morning BeautifulOne!
The study of life.
Funny. Life is an interesting thing.
Consider the lilies.
“What is your purpose, Lily? Are you useful?”
And, the plant would answer, “I am beautiful. That is my reason for living.”
I think sometimes, we overstep our limits trying to be useful Dearheart. We take things into our own hands that were never meant for our intervention. Don’t get me wrong, some are called to take part in great a battles and change the course of history.
There are times that a simple smile, for no reason, expecting nothing in return, even if it lands upon someone you really don’t know … sometimes, that tiny smile has the force of an epic battle – and that beautiful soul, who was on their way to self-destruction, gains a new dose of hope and confidence.
Sweetheart, Never underestimate the power of the very tiny when it is in obedience to the call of God Most High.
Your profound purpose in life, your history-making purpose might be as simple as a smile.
‘“Consider how the wildflowers grow: They don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was adorned like one of these!’ (Luke 12:27 HCSB)
Good morning Beloved Believer-
There is a world inside you that lies hidden,
it is vast,
as huge as the galaxies,
it waits for you alone.
All its strength is holding out for you to get still DearHeart, so it can be found. Father God designed this hidden source for you alone. It waits with all its strength intact ready to be tapped.
Like oxygen to your lungs Sweetheart.
The reserve of His Holy Spirit awaits – quietly, yet with boiling force, He awaits for you to be unafraid to acknowledge His Spirit and enter in.
He will take you there.
for you alone – He waits.
Enter in to the Spirit.
‘Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.’ (1 Thessalonians 5:23, 24 HCSB)
‘You will keep the mind ⌊that is⌋ dependent ⌊on You⌋ in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.’ (Isaiah 26:3 HCSB)
Brr! Hello Apple of His Eye,
Just spend some time right in the middle of this verse. Commit to His promise here.
Go to bed.
Good morning Beloved of The Most High!
Shared a victory with my work-mate yesterday. It was the sweetest moment; an answered prayer that had been a heavy, heavy burden for her loved ones for more than a year.
She ran by in sobs and closed the bathroom door. Not yet knowing they were sobs of glorious praise- I ran after her and barged right into the tight little toilet room – where there was nothing to do but praise and praise and praise Father God’s timing perfection in hurting lives! Unexpected glorious moment. Caught off guard in the middle of the day by Father God’s timing perfection!
From the deepest battleground within, The Creator is at work. We were both reminded that no matter how dark the days, how deep the rejection, how ugly the scars, He is working to bring newness right out of that tender, lonely, bleeding place.
And when that day finally comes, when that moment is revealed, from a heart bruised up by the battle, one begins to whisper –
Thank you Father.
You grew in me a beauty from the ashes.
Thank you, Father.
He is faithful:
‘to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, festive oil instead of mourning, and splendid clothes instead of despair. And they will be called righteous trees, planted by the Lord to glorify Him.’ (Isaiah 61:3 HCSB)
Good morning! Rise and Shine!
We’ve shared this verse before. Brother Matt used it y’day, and the Spirit spoke to me in a whole new way (I so love when that happens)!
Based on experience, mine and yours, we know that things work out exactly as they are supposed to. The decisions made-the ones that turned us inside out in the process, the ones we look back on to see, that was exactly the right thing to do, otherwise you’d still be wandering aimlessly. Sweetheart, the journeys, the side roads, the hours and the days happen in the exact order they need to in order that Father God get our entire attention and gain our greater trust in the journey. The earthling journey is all about bringing us closer into His love.
The love of The Almighty is only a phrase, only words, until you decide to possess it with all its Force. And, when you and I possess it DearHeart, it arrives in waves and gives every side road and every major highway of our lives powerful direction, powerful, unequaled purpose. There are no coincidences when you decide to possess His love with everything in you.
— “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.’ (Isaiah 43:1 HCSB)
God’s word amazes me. Take your time reading. It was written over a very long period of time. Pieced together in and out of the journeys of thousands of inspired souls. Very often it is meant for you and me to read, then step away …
Let thoughts simmer,
Read some more,
A little at a time,
And keep coming back.
We weigh the work of the ancients against our personal life’s day-to-day joy and trial.
Let it pass into us,
Let it deepen us,
Let it grow us,
An ongoing process.
There is nothing like it.
Word of God, breath into us!
‘The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.’ (Psalms 119:130 HCSB)