Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 17, 2015 skeletons

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“For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea [Anadarko, Ft. Cobb, Chickasha, + (insert your home town)] and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Good mornin’, FightingHeart,
So, when I most need to talk, I call my speed-dial therapist, Russell Fred Coon. And, as always, when I most need to talk, all that comes out is a blubbering sob. I can’t even breathe, much less make out a word. And, he gets it. He talks instead. More than ever, I am reminded every single day how blessed my life is to have my people.

Families aren’t pretty. They are psychotic. 

We are all psycho. Coons, Lewis’s, Edward’s, Smith’s, Jones’s, (insert your family name), = all psycho.

One of the best things I have ever done was work on healing my relationship with my people. Some days we hide it better than others, but we have our baggage, and some suitcases are out of our control. 

DearOne, no matter where you are, you have the chance to open up the most significant relationships of your life. You can, if you will. Your choice. And, with loads of help from The Chief Soul Therapist: Jehovah Rapha, The God Who Heals You, the quest to love and forgive is precious. It’s a heroic journey. It will affect every other relationship in your life. And, guess what? For me, it all came down to first loving the me that God loves. Go figure. 
You will feel challenged all the time with those that create the most grief in your life. Learn to recognize the weaving of Satan’s evil that’s keeping you in rapids. You want to be perfect, but there’s something about dealing with our peeps that is like taking LSD. You trip. Things appear and words spew sideways and people grow multiple heads. Then you drive away and wonder, “where did that come from?” (Amen? Anybody else? Oh, please that I’m not alone in this one …!)

When we begin to see ourselves through our Father’s eyes, we quit making demands. While those who see themselves through human eyes, are like wild stallions and act as such. Some relationships are just triggers, aren’t they? The mouth begins foaming when we feel their energy drive up. That can’t set the stage well. The truth is, when you are tired, emotionally. . . physically . . . you are weak . . . and don’t have it in you to be on your game and centered. So, start with love. In his message, Brother Matt made a profound point on this 27 step process yesterday. Here it is, step 1-27 is only 2 words: “Just ask”. 

Ask the Almighty to help you try. Ask your Creator to forgive you and help you forgive yourself. Then you are ready to enter in with God Most High, and begin healing with your people. 

It’s not complicated. 

Wake up. Just ask. Go.

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August 13, 2015 vortex

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“Make a clean break with all cutting, backbiting, profane talk. Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:31-32‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Good morning, EmpoweredOne,

There come along these times the dark dragon visits. He backs me up against a wall and wakes me night after night at 2 AM. He screws with the knobs in my cerebral cortex, causing panic attacks and other miseries. And, he keeps on til I get to the numb place: “I don’t even care”. 

You’ve been there, too?

I’ve learned here is the place … the place where I finally release myself into the freedom of giving myself permission to fall. 

So kill me. So silence me. So lie to me. So sue me. So whatever. I’m done. I give up. 

I don’t care. 

I don’t care. 

I don’t care. 

It’s the magic words, the release from hell.  

Enter, the Holy. 

The attachment is broken, the obsession withers, the fever breaks and I surrender.  

I no longer want anything but Christ. Nothing but His peace that moves back in with His presence. I no longer need things to turn out my way or to go away. Don’t need revenge. And finally, I am open-minded. I can allow in a thousand options. I can choose anything now, because I don’t care about the outcome. I’ve done the right thing. I’ve done what was asked. I’ve done all I can do. I don’t care anymore. That’s where Spirit lives, in the vortex of a thousand options, infinite opportunities, and an open mind to let His power consume me.  

Sometimes, the darkest place is what takes me to the Sweeping Light and a freedom that tastes as good as a hot bath feels. 

Maybe it takes a dark dragon to break the gory grip of the mundane? Or, the bitter. Maybe it takes a dragon to bring the release point … the wonder of letting go and being lifted or shifted in a new direction. 

What a are you still holding on to? Attachment is the dragon’s food. It is what stokes its fire. You have a dark power that is stronger than your will power – but it is not stronger than God Almighty in you. This dark place clears the way for the God of the Universe, your True Life Source, to rise in you. He stems from within the deepest place in you and does not need to be controlled.

All-empowering. 

All-consuming. 

His real name is love.

Wake up. 

Detach the dragon. 

Now, open. 

Go. 

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August 12, 2015 soul integrity

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“Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.” John‬ ‭13:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬

You are a CapturedHeart,

Captured by The Almighty. Some situations and people spin away on their own. Pain is a great equalizer, isn’t it? No one escapes – good, bad, common, famous, young, old. The question is, will you let it disable you? Will I allow it to disarm me? Or, will it make me unstoppable?

 Here is what you do – you trust your Creator anyway. Here’s the reality that will never be captured by facts and statistics.

In your lifetime, you will have dared believing in love, anyway. No matter what. 

You will have given yourself every chance to love away anyway, instead of writing off the pain, tucking it away in the back drawer of resignation, dusty with the ashes of your broken heart.

When you choose to trust God here, you will enjoy the moments of liberation that surprise you, a love you have never known, the feeling of being redeemed, seamless, strong and free. You will bask in times when you are present to the sacred, or a summer breeze caresses your eyelashes as you walk along the creek on a Wednesday and forgive beyond limits. Or, an old song lights itself on your heart, or you snap a photo of a brand new set of twin fawns that no one else will ever see … there, you will know a different sense of the Divine because you have allowed yourself to receive Him more in your days. You will know a different world than those who are glued to their phone and setting an alarm to make them wake in a life that makes them want to sleep.

Your commitment to giving your love a chance will affect the way you feel about yourself. And your soul integrity will affect your sons and daughters, and even the generations to come.

Yes, you will experience fear. You will experience fear no matter what road you take. That’s a given. But this fear will have dignity. This fear will help you grow and develop the necessary muscles of faith. Let’s face it. You didn’t come here to avoid fear. You came here to be free of it. Only love will set you free. 

That’s your guarantee.

Wake up. Love. Go. 

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August 10, 2015 feel

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“Let all people be silent before the Lord, for He is coming from His holy dwelling.” ‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Stop for a moment, BeautifulSoul,
I remember how the beauty stung me. It rattled, and stilled me. I was in a remote place in the mountains. At that time life . . . job . . . motherhood. . . relationships were way too hectic – challenging my confidence and my faith a million ways to Sunday. It’s weird to describe being overtaken by that moment, but I felt naked and robed at the same time, completely empty, yet totally filled. But, mostly I felt every ounce of my Father’s presence, very, very loved – loved there, loved for all time, because that’s the nature of love. 
Before arriving, I was weary, tired of giving myself constant pep-talks just to function. Surely, other people get through days without questioning their purpose – wondering what could have been . . . if only. . . 

But, there, looking across God’s expansive creation, recognizing it was His voice that had brought me here, I remember how logically the nonsense suddenly fit together – “You’re always cared for child”. The nature of the love of the God of the Angel Armies was all encompassing. His love is sacred, and in that moment I realized that His sacred love is consistent. 

Our Father’s love isn’t like an old lover that tosses you in the closet or loses interest if you gain an extra chin or two. He is not fickle, or demanding, or dependent on you to do something for Him. 

You are here, in this place today to see Him in your insecurities. Get quiet for a moment and allow yourself to feel His love. 

Wake up. Feel love. Go.

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August 7, 2015 middle

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“We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:14‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Hello, RadiantOne, 

We live in a civilization where only “big honkin’ success” is acknowledged. We don’t even notice the baby steps, breakthroughs, or earnest “I tried” but slipped, tripped and fell flat on my face. 

Yet it takes shocking bravery to be at mid-expedition. Yes, it is brave just to be there. The middle is where it’s at, babe. 

Maybe you’re in transition. Perhaps you are in study-mode, growing a new business, writing lesson plans, in recovery, or getting your feet back under you from a necessary divorce. 

These are the times when sharks circle your john-boat, any which way you step-there’s manure, your shoes are on the other side of a blistering-hot asphalt lot, hail beats down, the moon stays full forever, your boss changes the game plan, your mom calls delivering “the lecture”, and your anxiety level explodes for fear that you may age in misery with dreams that never got their chance.  

Yep, these are the moments that need a party.  

These are the times we need a round of applause and streamers and a frozen yogurt cone and spectators to our radiance. These are the times we must allow ourselves to love and be loved through the sweat and exhaustion. These are the times when we must cheer for what we’re made of. . . our mettle … you know the source of that, right? What makes us stand is the Power of God Almighty who continues to give us strength to move. This is the time that we celebrate His Presence and the stubbornness He delivers in us to keep upright and keep us lurching and wobbling forward.  

Lately, I’m all about perspective. In His strength, you and I have total control over it. Please give yourself the benefit of true perspective. Do not allow the enemy to plant seeds of self-rejection for “not being there yet.”

The One that designed your “there” is utterly, entirely, and completely for you. Take in His glory here. 

You are exactly where you are supposed to be to learn to rely on God Most High for the outcome. Allow Him to move you forward again. Lean in to Glory. 

 Wake up. Lean in. Go. 

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August 6, 2015 the search

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“I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:17‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morning, God’s Child!
My friend said, “yeah, I’ve been back and forth, up and down, super close and far away from God. I’ve listened to every kind of spiritual self-help you can imagine since I was in high school.” And, grinned. Something in her words seemed kind of sheepish, chin down, eyes fell. I’ve seen the look before: shame, as if confessing HIV/AIDS, all because she thrived on searching and coming back to what she knows to be true: God’s presence. 

It’s crazy to me that in our day and time there is a stigma about spiritual growth – as if you are weak because your choose to explore, feel, and stumble into grace. 

All I knew to say is exactly what was pouring from my heart, to her at the time, as well as to you right now . . . “days get tough – I’m so proud of you for coming back to your home-place with our Savior no matter what.”

Something in you and me looks for Him and longs for Him all of the days of our lives. We know – innately know, it’s in our DNA, you have always known you are here with purpose, love, and supernaturalness in your pocket. Something in you and me refuses to settle for anything less than the Genius of our soul. There’s a reason it feels good to hear that its ok to keep coming back. There’s a reason it feels good to hear that it is alright to keep searching. It’s because it is true. It’s because when you choose to search, you will find. 

Wake up. Search again. Go. 

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