Beautiful Day Spirit-friend!
It appears as a slight pause. Not a lifetime of fright after all. Just a stop for a bit, for you had important business at the border before crossing into this unexplored territory.
The ‘tangled in the fence’ times must happen.
The stuck and desperate places spark a chemical combustion that turn hungry eyes toward the One and Only.
He slathers on dignity.
He filters the fear.
He fills with bold grace.
And, your life through Him is about to change.
Rarely have you seen such celebration, teenagers holding camera phones high, elders weeping, scarred ones in joyous laughter, children handing everyone flowers.
Yes, Beloved, your new is about to be delivered. With eyes wide open – it will come through a least expected avenue. Expect Him.
‘Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.’ (Isaiah 43:19 HCSB)
Good morning Beautiful Soul!
Thinking about what’s REALLY going on … You know, the side of life that is more real than where just the five senses can reveal. The reason we study Him is to know His ways. It is easy to see – with our eyes – what’s going on in the physical world, but, if we don’t know Him, we can’t and won’t see all that is going on in the spiritual realm.
Listen Sweetheart, mankind lives out of its heart. Just because you believe in God doesn’t mean you have aligned your thinking with His ways. You’ve got to study Him to live in the Spirit.
It is important to be able to function in life as a human, but when you allow your physical life to totally take over and neglect your spiritual being you allow the enemy to snuff out the Holy. You can’t possibly know any pieces of the “real story” unless you spend real time with God Most High.
Spend time in the Word.
Go to bed.
‘Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me. If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you. My Father is glorified by this: that you produce much fruit and prove to be My disciples.’ (John 15:4, 5, 7, 8 HCSB)
Good Morning Creator’s Child,
There are parts of life that blow in for which skin-living can never prepare. You just have to live it. The array of responses to suffering unite some, yet isolate others. It is in sharing the story of the journey that Father God walks you through and me through that we connect, often in the most uncommon ways … ways we could have never planned or even dreamed possible.
Life-stories strike a sensation, a common ground, and they awake a sensitivity inside ones who need to hear it.
The journey-stories become most helpful in drawing another soul to enter what is real, regardless the cost. Each journey’s story is for us, and for those with whom we share … to engage with the Mystery.
Marvel at His Ways.
Speak of them.
Go to bed.
‘Now may the God who gives endurance and encouragement allow you to live in harmony with one another, according to the command of Christ Jesus, so that you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ with a united mind and voice. Therefore accept one another, just as the Messiah also accepted you, to the glory of God.’ (Romans 15:5-7 HCSB)
A new day my friend.
And, the tornado tragedies of the past 48 hours have every mind reeling. I don’t know much, but one thing I do know: Father God is still in control.
Breathe in, breathe out, lean on Him.
‘The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. He lets me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He renews my life; He leads me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff — they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord as long as I live.’ (Psalms 23:1-6 HCSB)
Good morning faithful friend-
Miles and miles of tornado devastation … souls are waking up this morning to life that has been changed forever. Their values – put to the test.
You know, many believe success comes from their money, jobs, status, name-dropping contacts, and the relentless pursuit to get ahead.
Father God taught us differently. He guides us with truth. The world tends to snub their noses at truth, and God Most High views your following of His truth in terms of forever.
“… Be strong and courageous …
be strong and very courageous …
Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous?
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:6, 7, 9 HCSB)
Good morning Spirit Warrior-
Discover your dwelling place with the Most High. It is do-able. It also must be given a place this very day.
Simply “being-with” is one way to hold the Holy close. When you ask Him to stay, at times, He gets quiet – silence is one of the many languages of Father God – His work in you will move whether you choose to hear it or speak of it or not – His dwelling work there is powerful strong.
Trust His ways.
Go to bed.
‘You will lead the people You have redeemed with Your faithful love; You will guide ⌊them⌋ to Your holy dwelling with Your strength.’ (Exodus 15:13 HCSB)
Good morning my precious friend. Welcome to Friday.
Twists and turns.
Each brings a unique story to your life, don’t they?
And, through each one, a mini-journey through uneasiness grows. The heart-trips are unplanned by us, yet somehow, in every new walk, the Holy Spirit brings to you and to me other hearts in flux who often grow deeply connected. Together we learn how the Holy Spirit’s ways through the suffering are not always predictable. In the hole that suffering brings, an opening is made.
Suffering brings a certain death to a useless part of who you used to be. Through that death comes new life.
Such a place is nothing less than a birthing process. Death to the old holds sacred rites to pass on the new … so that, once again, we can offer what we can of ourselves to our human world.
‘I will instruct you and show you the way to go; with My eye on you, I will give counsel.’ (Psalms 32:8 HCSB)
Sweet new morning Gifted One!
Day after day I hear people giving away their power – they gripe and complain and allow themselves to live an angry day because their focus is on the hateful words and rude behavior of others rather than on their own sacred mission.
You can be assured that you carve your destiny Sweetheart. Your choice is to let Father God alight in your love, while He steers the process – wild and freeing and healing; or allow the enemy to steer you into brokenness, and hard-heartedness, and selfishness.
Beloved, you were born to house the spark of The Divine, the dwelling place of God Almighty’s Holy Spirit. Do not take that lightly. You are a holy vehicle designed to take Him to a needy world through your gifts. Use them wisely. Create with them like an angel assigned a mission. Live like one burning with His passion.
Fire up the Divine in you.
Go to bed.
‘He stores up success for the upright; ⌊He is⌋ a shield for those who live with integrity so that He may guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His loyal followers.’ (Proverbs 2:7, 8 HCSB)
Fantastic morning to you LovelyOne!
It hits me when I stand at my kitchen sink and look out the window – amazingly blessed.
Let me share with you what it is to have a blessed life – cause, Sweetheart, I think there may be some misconceptions.
I get tired of the whole “I just want to be perfect” or, “I wish I was him/her” thought. Because, Baby, let me tell you, everybody you know has heavy baggage of reality dragging along in a ball and chain.
An amazing life, a blessed life does not mean a perfect life. It doesn’t mean you are better than anyone else. It doesn’t mean losing your passion, or your soul’s purpose in the process.
Amazing life means you are willing to do the inner work. You are willing to take your Creator in further and trust His ways to do a restoring peace. And, in the process DearOne, we release Him to tear out, sledgehammer, anvil, and rip out nails to remodel, and restore, and gut, and renovate peace in us.
Trusting His ways is not always easy,
not always pretty, if it were easy, everyone would do it.
But, it is worth it.
Your imperfections have a perfect purpose.
Get a bit more perfected.
Go to bed.
‘But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.’ (2 Corinthians 12:9 HCSB)
Friday, Friday Treasured One!
Is it just me, or is a Friday like a clean-air lung transfusion?! Suddenly, hope bumps you right out of the tedious when a Friday comes around!
We often suffer the effects of the negative vibes in which others choose live. I mean, really, I often fight the urge to ask them, “Friend, how dirty and nasty do you feel when all you do is gripe and complain?”
So, TGIF to you Spirit Warrior!
Use your spot of increased zest on this day to notice those who give you so good and deep of a love that you are filled with it, and then pour it out on a suffering soul today. Work your love-level hard and true so that Father God’s love armor shines a bright reflection from you with authority and freedom.
Work it with all your heart.
‘Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord. You serve the Lord Christ,’ (Colossians 3:23, 24 HCSB)