Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 31, 2015 burial

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  “We know that what we used to be was nailed to the cross with him. That happened so our sinful bodies would lose their power. We are no longer slaves of sin.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:6‬ ‭NIRV‬‬

Hello, ForgivenOne,

Why do we hang on to garbage of our past when it no longer serves us? Gluttons for self-inflicted punishment, I suppose. I was gaining insight from a couple of my Spirit-Keepers the other day (they reel me in when I’m bouncing thoughts) and we tripped up over an issue that recurrently trips us up. 

One time, I physically wrote out a tripping concern and nailed that piece of my heart to a wooden cross. That ritual brought me profound freedom-it was a turning point in my walk with Christ. Some burdens must be put down or they will keep you tangled up in your shorts from now on. 

I’ve created similar end-the-old/begin-the-new rituals since that have been just as freeing. 

Today, let your new begin. Write out your grief, pain, old sin that grips you back into shame, put your note in a little box like a matchbox or a raisin box and hold it up to God. Say, “oh God, who declares me innocent! (Ps 4:1) thank you for use of this … and I thank you it is a dead issue.”

Then, dig a deep hole behind a bush, place the box in it and bury it. 

Fill the hole with dirt and walk away. 

Ludicrous? Maybe. But, when the toxic contents you’ve buried try to worm its way back to tempt you, accuse you, demean you, shame you – you’ll see in your mind the burial site, and be taken again to the place of freedom in the arms of your Father. 

Wake up. Throw dirt on it. Go. 

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July 30, 2015 current

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“He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭103:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, SweetSoul,

God meets us where we are – scripture repeatedly compares us to eagles. I became fascinated with them this summer, as Bryan told us they were an everyday-common sight in Alaska. 

The most powerful bird in all of creation, yet all the flapping in the world won’t lift him off the ground. It must catch a wind current in order to lift – so they spread their wings in readiness and wait – then rises, soars freely, majestically, powerfully. 

You and I have access to the enabling currents of God Almighty. He is our empowerment. All the flapping and fretting and fussing in the world won’t do anything but keep us stuck in the mud-flaps of life unless … unless we choose to spread our wings and be lifted from the toxic waste where we get stuck. Are you willing?

Wake up. Be lifted. Go. 

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July 28, 2015 farmers

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  Jesus taught, “A farmer planted seed. As he scattered the seed, some of it fell on the road, and birds ate it. Some fell in the gravel; it sprouted quickly but didn’t put down roots, so when the sun came up it withered just as quickly. Some fell in the weeds; as it came up, it was strangled by the weeds. Some fell on good earth, and produced a harvest beyond his wildest dreams.”  ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭13:3-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Hello, LovelyOne-
Rituals of farming run deep in my family. Past and present The Almighty likes a partnership. It is up to us to help what God has begun. We often want the fields to remain full and green and in pristine beauty, just as we want life to remain as it once was. But, fire comes. 

Or, grasshoppers. 

Or, hail.

Sometimes, by accident, sometimes on purpose, sometimes for reasons no one can understand – reasons that are God’s business alone – sometimes, ruin comes. But, ruin can also turn everything to a new direction . . . with new and different rituals, new life has its own strengths and ways to shape the world. Even when the ruin is new, already, the field comes to life with new, tiny life. The angle at which we choose to view sets up the progress of the journey – our mindset from the remnants of the experience sets us in place for wild dream harvest.

Listen to your soul. 

Leave room for wonder. 

Wake up. 

Acknowledge the new.

Go.

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July 27, 2015 tap

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“This is the message from the Son of God, whose eyes are like flames of fire, whose feet are like polished bronze: “I know all the things you do. I have seen your love, your faith, your service, and your patient endurance. And I can see your constant improvement in all these things.”  Revelation‬ ‭2:18-19‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, PreciousSoul,

When you came into the world, you were empty. Then, God tapped you. He began to fill you with knacks, and words, and dreams, and loves. He gave you a sweet-spot from where your passions and obsessions flow … what is your obsession? In what do you get totally caught up and lose all track of time and space? Can you name it? 

He then says, “My child, the obsession I gave you will be most effective for Me when you choose to get out of your comfort zone.”

Ooo. Mmm. Oh. 

What is holding you back from doing God’s work through you? What is keeping you tamped down? Comfortable? Step on out – step into your passion zone as if God Almighty himself was delivering. 

You’ve been tapped. 

Wake up. Tap in. Go. 

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July 24, 2015 scan

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‘“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm‬ ‭19:14‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Hello, BeautifulSoul!
Prayer and meditation are my reboot button. Sitting a while with the Savior of the world sends His light-scan through me as the most powerful force in the universe. It has a shifting effect – taking me from asking to receiving, from waiting to enjoying the process, from worry to God’s got this, from a fear focus to a glory focus. 

One on one time with The Almighty sets my thoughts and words and actions into a mode of being “in service” with Him. And, that attunement is where I thrive. 

Wake up. Be scanned in. Go. 
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July 23, 2015 trace a heart

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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,”. Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning, BlessedOne,

You have been blessed by God Most High. You. Share it. Pass it on. 
Who can you bless today? What can you bless today?

Who comes to mind this morning … that needs to be set apart for a blessing … that you are being called to deliver? 

What project or activity or or journey is weighing heavy, calling, calling with need to be blessed? 

Our people, our places, our things – they are sacred because we say they are. We choose what gets set apart. By sanctioning those for a blessing, the solutions scale ramps way up. 

Enter in to blessing mode – you don’t have to be ordained, or certified, or licensed to do so. Simply call on your Savior. He powers your light to drop in and reconnect life and hope in those places where apathy and aloofness and bummed have become the norm. 

Bless your people, your haters, that software system, road trip, airplane, porch. Bless the payment you make, the broom you push, the air you get to breathe. Bless your boss, your brother, your pastor, deer, quail, that dog that barked all night. 

Choose who and what. Make a face to face bridge, touch, maybe trace a heart with your finger … or a feather … feel the light of Your Spirit going out from you and entering in. 

I’m pointing my heart toward you now, leaning in – may everyone see your Light and like what they see. 

Wake up. Deliver. Go. 

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July 22, 2015 spar

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“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).”  ‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Hello, DearOne,
There it is – did you grab on? Are you hanging on to it for dear life? What is the status of your spirit world today? My nephew and I had a powerful chat a few days ago about the roles to which we’ve been called to serve. Whether you sense it or not, there is hard work being done on your behalf. Hard work. Brutal battles. The enemy prowls the landscape of your unique life story, looking for a way in. Your Maker has assigned an entire battalion … ENTIRE BATTALION … (let that sink in) … of His powerful warrior beings to send the enemy sulking away. The enemy comes back more sinister than before. As the foes bump and rub and spar it creates in you and me an activation of new spiritual insight and knowing … if we choose it. 

A deep initiation is surfacing from the Holy fight against the badgering and baiting from Satan. From the muck The Almighty is bringing up His deepest resources to birth new insight in you, firing new energy and knowing. Your Creator is in full control. God loves impossible situations – even the kind that seem to spin out of control flinging shrapnel of hurt and pain as it passes, taking out many innocent bystanders along the way. His plan for you and me is LIFE – full, abundant, free. 

Full. Abundant. Free. 

Let your spirit world spar on. God Most High has marked you for victory in this place. 

Wake up. 

Hear the swords clang. 

Listen. Go. 

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July 21, 2015 renewal

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  “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”  ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good morning, RenewedOne,

What do you do that makes you come to life? What is that thing you do that makes people take notice, look you in the eye, and say “thank you”? There is something you do that makes you feel useful and on fire – it is your gift of renewal flowing in to you from the direct touch of your Creator. Take notice. 

Everyone is amazing at something — whether it’s being a computer programmer, having a listening ear, a cracker-jack number cruncher, an encourager of dreams, or planning a fantastic feast – acknowledge the place where the Holy Spirit sets your genius, and you will find His inner-work going on there, renewing you. 

Wake up. Renew. Go. 

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July 15, 2015 summons

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“Make Your ways known to me, Lord; teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; I wait for You all day long.”  ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭25:4-5‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Not knowing is okay, DearOne. 

We get a soul-summons. We want to follow the call, even when we’ve no idea where to go, or how to get there, or even what we might need for the journey. But, if you have been led to this place by the Holy Spirit, He will rock you through, even when you feel you are: stumbling around, alone in the dark, unable to get your footing, unable to control your emotions, – oh, you are far from alone, Precious Soul. 

Some things crumble over time – some things weather the storm and get stronger and sweeter through the process. How do you tell if this track is Spirit-led? If the prayers, and place, and players are still increasingly sacred to you, then, let go of the enemy that is holding you back … the plans, the strategy, the bitterness, the eye-liner, the habits, the same ole routine. Push them to the edge of the cliff, and then shove them over. Make room for the love of the Holy. Let Him move in, dwell. Let Him guide. Trust Him. Trust His ways. You are fine. Keep breathing. 

Wake up.  Allow the summons.  Go. 
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