Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 30, 2014 recreated



‘Afterward, Jesus found him in the Temple and said, “Listen, you are well now; so stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” (‭John‬ ‭5‬:‭14‬ GNT)

Good morning, HealedOne!
Jesus had a knack for blunt speaking. He was a straight-shooter, have you noticed? Even when parable-talking He zingered straight to the heart of the matter.
He had healed this guy from a lifetime of invalid-ness, yet the invalid went right back to old ways of defeated living. The whole new life the invalid had longed for brought with it new responsibilities to grow his life into Christ. And, he hadn’t prepared for that.
Deer in the headlights!
I’m thinking about the problem areas out of my past from which God has delivered me. Every time, hard work has come with each change.
Healing is hard work. I need to focus in and let His Spirit clean-house in me.
Recreating God’s best out of ashes brings heaps of pain. Hardships are hard, DearHeart. Yet, they bring opportunities for better days. Promise.
When God answers, He does it in unexpected ways. Usually, there is discomfort involved.
Sweetheart, it’s alright.
His ways are right.
Can you handle the responsibility of the blessing He is dying to give you?
Wake up.
Get focused.
Pick up your pace.
Trust Him.
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July 24, 2014 buttercup



‘Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.’ (Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭2‬ HCSB)

Mornin’ SweetOne!
We can not stop our longing for the quest for a deeper spiritual experience with God. It is with us always. The pull on you and me – the pull by God Almighty is far more potent than any fear, and that is why you are here now, reading this.
We have a serious task ahead: to face challenges at odds with human reason, logic, order, justice, fairness, common sense.
(Once a week or so, My sis-in-law tells me “suck it up Buttercup”!
As I am writing this morn her words are playing over and over in my head. That phrase is definitely going in the margin of Luke’s Bible!)
DearOne, answering the call to follow in the footsteps Jesus Christ requires that we are reduced to ashes. That comes in lots of ways:
Releasing old wounds.
Letting go of grudges.
Replacing hurt places with forgiveness.
Rising out of grief into new life with The Most High.
Starting over.
When your soul is called out, drive erupts that will will take charge of your life.
Set your mind there.
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July 23, 2014 wraps



‘In all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have the power to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!’ (Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭37-39‬ HCSB)
Good morning CalledOne,
CourageousOne, ChangedOne,
It takes courage, DearHeart, to get to know your soul; have you noticed? And, even more courage to nod, inviting the Most High to enter into your minutes. Taking a step beyond the flesh-of-the-day garb is not normal. The enemy will throw darts at every step; be prepared. Satan knows he can’t compete with the power of your Maker.
Not even close.
The more you get to know your soul – and engage the Authority of El Elyon, God of Perfect Control, the more you engage His POWER in your life and live in His AUTHORITY. At every “yes, Lord”, The Divine Himself wraps you in and takes you deeper.
DearOne, let this saturate your cells a moment:
once you are conscious of your SOUL,
It’s not all jelly beans and shortcake. Answering His call will take you to both intensely light and intensely dark places. He will take you anywhere you need to go again, and again, and again, in order to meet Him in increasing intimacy.
The journey will take you through every kind of emotion there is. And, you will be left hungry for more of Him.
His ways are perfect.
His ways are right.
He is FOR you.
Agree to your soul-journey. Begin.
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July 22, 2014 drenched


‘He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature, escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires.’ (‭2 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭4‬ HCSB)

Good Morning, DarlingHeart!
Scripture answers the questions of our soul. 100% of the time. I’m gearing up to spend some time sharing God to a group of special ladies.
I don’t know about anyone else, but at some point, when I am preparing to share Him, I get totally tangled up in my shorts with self-doubts.
I asked a special God’s girl childhood friend, to pray for me…then I went on a whining rant … I told her:
“This group knows my dirt, knows what sets me off, knows the skeletons in my closet.”
And, she came back at me with Truth. She put me in my place with a reminder of who I am according to the promises of my Maker.
I don’t care who you are, at some point you realize this earthling ride makes no sense outside of the promises of The Almighty:
grace-bathed promises drenched by His wild, wild love for you and me,
love eternal,
and ever, and ever, and ever love.
That’s the place from which you and me must operate.
Pass it on.
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July 21, 2014 in a pickle


‘6 These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray; when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts we’ll be on high ground, untouched.
8 Let me give you some good advice; I’m looking you in the eye and giving it to you straight:
10 God-defiers are always in trouble; GOD -affirmers find themselves loved every time they turn around.’ Psalm‬ ‭32‬:‭6, 8, 10‬ MSG)

Nothing compares to the promises He lavishes on you, God’s Child!
He’s looking you square in the eye this morn as He tells you what He is about to do through His promises.
The thing is, Believer, for you and me, every time we get in a pickle …. this is where the mystery begins. What seems like a simple desperate prayer to you and me – in the economy of our Creator – sparks events that may very well be celebrated forever.
Not everything is as it seems. Success to us flesh-folks may bore God Almighty to tears. And, what seems like a nothing, even tiny act of obedience to The God of the Universe on our part, He can use to string the chain of events in place to blow the socks off your future.
Keep praying.
Even the small prayers.
Today’s pickle, when prayed through, may very well be the celebration tipping point of your future in the Almighty, or someone else’s.
Wake up.
Pray through.

July 17, 2014 tin roof


‘ you have been healed by His wounds. For you were like sheep going astray, but you have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭24-25‬ HCSB)

Hello, Healing-child,
The name heals:
The Shepherd and Guardian of your soul heals you.
We all need healing, don’t we?
I was talking yesterday to a friend, Mr Lowe. A month ago today, he and his family were carrying on like normal, with no clue what the next few days would bring. They were very different from today … The Great Physician was preparing them for a journey through the pit of the unknown that would change them all.
In the span of a few hours he and his sons went from “typical – normal – ordinary day” to looking at their wife and mom unconscious,
and on a ventilator … life-support.
The Almighty poured miraculous healing to her body. She visited with us at the office yesterday.
She is a walking miracle.
The God of the Universe had other kinds of healing in mind for her man and her sons during the early days of being held at bay, in the unknown at her bedside.
Grace that brought release,
Grace that brought the fullness of the Savior near,
Grace that took them beyond their ‘self-ness’, uncommon Grace.
The Healer came to them during those dark days, as raindrops beating gently on a tin-barn. In the steady-on rhythm of heartbeat thunder, a pattering of grace fell, changing them … the Lowe family’s anthem is what they know to be true:
“When faith and hope were the only things we had left, it was all we needed”.
The Guardian of your Soul is near.
In the most terrible ordeal in Gethsemane, and then on to the cross, total surrender came in the darkness of love.
Unfathomable love …
through the most atrocious suffering so that He could, through purest grace, birth a new creation in you and me.
All-consuming: That’s how His grace flows.
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July 16, 2014 angels desire



‘These things have now been announced to you through those who preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Angels desire to look into these things.’ (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ HCSB)

Good morning, DearHeart:
Talk about a chosen race we earthlings are – … ‘even the angels desire to look into these things.’ That phrase keeps pulling me in. Similar verses always have the same effect … any hint that the angels long to have what we have hooks me every time. I read on, then find I’ve fixated back on the angel part. They fascinate me that way.
Always have.
Angels are messengers.
They are given an assignment, and do it. Then, move on to the next.
Focused. Dutiful. Assigned.
Here’s the glorious unfolding: their mysterious abilities only go this far … perhaps they’d like to spend a day in the skin of a human – to feel what we feel. To hunger and to thirst – to serve, one human to another – and know, really KNOW the course of the emotions that erupt in the process.
Even The Son Of God Himself, desired us to know Him so, that He came in human form and experienced, first hand, every high and low He had given to mankind.
See, Beloved: you ARE the chosen one of the Almighty. You are His favorite. Your Creator adores you. He knows you, and He is your Savior.
Another thought just bounced in … yeah, I know I’m ramblin’ but stay with me a sec: I read an article claiming scientific research has proven humans use an average of only 10% of their brain capacity in their lifetime. Perhaps, that is because the Almighty intends for that 10% to cover our basic-Maslow’s-hierarchy-needs for survival on this planet, and other 90% stands ready to explode into us the deeper things of God. We have the capacity to do so.
Angels only wish they had the same option.
Tap in.
Plunge deeper into The Holy.
Spirit, move.
Let’s go.
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July 15, 2014 inexpressible


‘Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,’ (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ NIV)

Hello, DearHeart …
What are your passions?
Have anything that you must do?
Or, that, when it has been to long … your minutes ache until you focus in and follow hard?
God gave me a passion, (several, actually). But, the one that says “follow Me” has been a constant. No matter how far away I have strayed,
no matter how long I have let time slide on by … just ignoring it, in the end, I can do nothing but follow it.
It takes great courage to get to know the passion of your soul. Listening to the deeper call of The Almighty will sometimes rock you gently into intense light. Other times, the work will rock you belly-up, writhing. and bleeding … right into the intensely dark.
DearOne, your Creator increases His authority in you by allowing you to face your broken parts.
Stay with Him.
When you do, your visit into your darkest hours will awaken something profound in your soul.
Stay with Him.
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July 14, 2014 soul


‘You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.’ (‭1 Peter‬ ‭1‬:‭5‬ HCSB)

That’s a promise of God Almighty. I’m all about living in the power of His promises these days…
Beautiful day to you Soul-child,
Earth is a dangerous place to live, isn’t it? There are dangers at every breath. Still, it seems, with each passing year, my people … as in my family people, church people, friend people, work people, childhood people, all of them keep gaining preciousness at light-speed. The reason?
It’s our shared Christ, intervening and entwining into our moments.
You are a soul, SweetOne. The person, that resides within you is a soul that is only a blip-life of earthling moments to get to the forever and ever and ever and ever that lies ahead.
If you are outside, make a fist; now, imagine your earthling life as your fist, and notice the vastness of the universe around it. That expanse, the sky, the heavens, and the entirety of the universe, that’s how huge your Creator is. That’s how huge His love is for you. And, eternity is the reason He is pursuing you.
Your soul resides on a spiritual realm. If you do nothing else in this earth-skin, set your soul into your preferred eternity, where you will breathe the presence of The Most High. Forever. Go.
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July 9, 2014 glaring


‘But I received mercy for this reason, so that in me, the worst of them, Christ Jesus might demonstrate His extraordinary patience as an example to those who would believe in Him for eternal life.’ (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭16‬ HCSB)

Good morning, BelovedOne!
All God wants is a place in your heart and in my heart. It’s not comfortable, at least for me it isn’t … to look back on choices made and the thoughts that have been the driver of those choices. Thoughts turn into intentions. Sometimes, it’s all good and right and noble. Sometimes, thoughts become a curse. Even though we know, I KNOW, the power of thoughts, still I struggle. We all do.
That’s where mercy steps in.
The past, mmm, 25 years or so, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about my focus. My foolish heart wants to please others, and stand in agreement with them, even when it is wrong.
God Almighty plants His choices in each child’s heart. Look for Him. You will find Him. He makes it very personal; not the choice of our well meaning teachers, or preachers, or parents, or bosses, or spouses, or friends. It is one on one. It may not be the popular opinion in your home. It might send friends into orbit in the places you spend your days. But, peace in a troubled heart only comes when we get past the earthlings and come face to face with a Creator that is focused on loving us where we’re at. Even if its ugly.
Mercy covers us.
He is focused in on hot-pursuit of you and me. Align your focus right back at Him. Go.
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