Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 25, 2017 softness


“So the LORD must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.” Isaiah‬ ‭30:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, BraveSoul, 

Softness is not weakness. It takes bravery to stay delicate in a world this brutal, DearOne. This heart inside is a muscle that needs exercise … the kind that comes when we 

-choose compassion toward those who’ve thrashed us, 

-choose forgiveness when their behavior comes from a dark place,

-the kind of muscle that over and over sets you and I back in the presence of the Almighty to know His love again. 

Allowing ourselves to know Him, to trust the Most High … yes, even there … even there in the bleeding space … allows us to give away His love again – no matter the raw places that might take you. 

You don’t own the tormented soul of another. Some things are simply not yours to fix – they are for the Master’s touch alone, in the Master’s time. Set them out of your space – where you spend up your energy trying to “fix” them, and set them into the hands of the Potter. Notice the enemy’s plot to keep you bound up in a side show … the enemy’s plot to keep your eyes off of Christ’s invitation to dance with Him. God does His most Divine work in the most impossible hearts. God’s work moves ahead when we stop feeding, stop enabling bad behavior. Get out of His way. With a compassionate heart, set aside. 
Wake up. 

Stay tender. 


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January 20, 2017 capture 


“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” Isaiah‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

 Good morning, LovedOne! 

We live in an uncertain world. Will you let the fears of the what ifs keep you bound down and gray? Or will you choose to claim His victory, and speak His almighty power into your life and into the lives of others? 

You know, sometimes, I just have to capture my thoughts – reach out and take hold mid-air and speak out, “oh, no! I am not going there!” Because, if the enemy can capture your thought life, then he will consume your whole life. It is much simpler to hand those paralyzing and anxiety filled thoughts right back into the hands of your Creator. Let Him set them back on His potters wheel. He will turn them from trash into glorious life-transforming tools. 

 We don’t ask for the trials we are given. Everyone has their stuff. Everyday. We want to fix it. We try to fix it and instead get our hearts blasted to smithereens. But, guess what, Believer? Our God is faithful. 

 Every time. 

 100% of the time. 

 You can trust Him. 

 Speak His praise into your people this morning. Speak His deliverance from every thought holding you captive. In awe, in pure-hearted intent, claim His power into any unfounded, ungrounded, unholy thought that escapes you. Wake up. Claim His grace. Go. Follow me on twitter @lewis3

January 19, 2017 swinging on stars


“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬
Mornin’ PurposedOne:

Seems to me that there are two voices in you at all times. One howls that you’ll never be “good enough” … never be what the world expects out of you. Then there’s the other voice – the one that gently whispers “already, My Child, your heart is gorgeous … full of infinite power and promise. You are mine”.

Peace and drive and purpose come to those who have learned how to drown out the white noise of the world and pay close attention to what really matters: who they are in Christ. You look around and see the “lucky ones” – the ones who slid in on rainbows then swung from star to star drinking mint tea. 

When you listen in closer to the human skinned phenom, the closer you study their presence and swag, the more you learn they have plumbing problems, too. They accidentally rip the hem of their pants and get tongue tied at the worst times. 

They simply heard the call, gave their heart back to their Maker, and moved forward with heart. One time baby step at a time. 
Wake up. 

Purpose is yours for the taking. 


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January 18, 2017 canyons


“But you, dear friends, carefully build yourselves up in this most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love, keeping your arms open and outstretched, ready for the mercy of our Master, Jesus Christ. This is the unending life, the real life!” Jude‬ ‭1:20-21‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Good morning, Beloved,

Have you ever watched a broken person come back from the edge? One so broken that they were quite written off? God loves those impossible situations – while human, His heart, His mission, His dreams were literally shattered, too. 

So broken. 

He gets it. 

And, that place of completely broken is where the real story began=hope. 

There is nothing so entrancingly genuine as a broken-hearted person’s love. For in giving it they are saying, “Know what? I have gone up in smoke, burned into ashes for those I have loved. I have been slowly eaten, then spat out into the deepest canyon. And, I’d be willing to bet you’ll ruin me, as well … but, here. Here’s my heart. Take it again. I’d like you to.”

When you and I continuously set our hearts on being built by the Holy Spirit, we are choosing to stay in the center of His love to become more like Him. Arms outstretched and open. Again. This … this is real life. And, it’s worth it. 

Wake up. 

Love again. Arms wide open. 


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January 17, 2017 road kill


“O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me. O Lord, You have brought my life up from Sheol (the place of the dead); You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit (the grave).” Psalm‬ ‭30:2-3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Good Morning, HealedOne. 
We are all wounded. I think of the zombie ads for “The Walking Dead” show – if our battered hearts defined our outward appearance, that’s exactly what we’d look like. Slouched gait. Left eyeball hanging out of a slimed socket. Rotting muscle tissue hanging off our bones like road kill meat. Desperate need of a root job and fresh cut. There we are. Passing by each other with a dazed and lonely look in the eye that’s still in its place. 

DearOne, as a Child of the Living God, you live in holiness – celebrate your direct connection to Him. Your access to Him has no barriers except the ones you set in place. Remove them. That’s your choice and your right. That’s the right thing to do. Choose to blast away your self-imposed barriers that stand between you and His authority over pain. He is the God who Heals you. You have free and equal access to the Peacegiver, the Maker of All Things New. Feel the joy that comes from blessing your oppressors. Transfer the pain from your disease … blocked arteries, diabetes, shortness of breath, bad bones, slighted feelings, heartache, fear, heavy load, dissed and overlooked, abandonment, anger … place them in the Light. 

You are eternally protected by The Divine. Loved by your Maker and the people assigned to you this day, you are empowered by God Most High to know Love in an elevated awareness – full of solutions, where fear, anxiety, trepidation, and the line dissolve like a snowflake exposed to a hot sun. Hot Son. 

Look for people in the joy and celebration of life. Healed. Whole. 


that you know 

that you know 

that that is the You 

He is bringing you to,

when you place your wounds 

into the wounds

of His hands. 

Wake up. 

Live healed. 


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January 16, 2017 strength


There’s a thought out and about that strength is all about stoic appearances, playing like nothing matters and pretending resilience. But thats a myth. Survival for us – on this skin side of eternity – requires softness and rest. And, if we do not plan, allocate, and follow through sufficient time for healing we will find that in the future we are dismantled by even the most trivial of hardships. Your Savior allows you, in perfect proportion, rest. It is here that He recharges your heart. That is not selfishness, that is sold-out surrender. That is what gives us the strength and the courage to keep our eyes so steadfastly focused on Him that any plot of the enemy gets dismantled in God’s way, in God’s time … with the elegance of God’s overwhelming kindness. 
If I can lift you in prayer, DearHeart, please send me a private messenge. Remember, to reap God’s best in your life, you must give Him your best – stop allowing your eyes to run all over, and moment by moment … with steady, intentional focus start running TO Him. He is ready to unlock doors that have been locked shut, and sealed to you. He is waiting for you to show up with the request. Ask. Keep asking. Be ready to follow His lead. 

“Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip. Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions. Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you. Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.” Proverbs‬ ‭4:23-27‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Wake up. 

Focus steady. 


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January 12, 2016 blast


Brr. The temp dropped last night. Hope our creek friends are cozy! Anyway …
“If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up.” 1 Corinthians 13:3-5
“But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭MSG‬‬
“There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭1:6‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Good morn, LovedOne, 

Once you taste love, you taste a certain whirling power. Something beyond reason kicks in and like the “I think I can” Little Engine That Could, a new anthem sets in … “whatever it takes, whatever it takes, whatever it takes, …”. However long it takes. 

An unexpected blast of bitter cold may send you running for cover. You will take a few hits on your journey. They may even come hit after hit. That’s just an assessment point … how much do you burn for what you love? Your strength comes from the Spirit of the Holy – when you’re doubled over catching your breath, He becomes your new lungs. 

Fresh energy. 

Will you hold back, take cover, put up walls of protection? Or, even if you can’t imagine how it will work out, will you let yourself want this with all your heart? 

You can trust Him here. If He planted love in this, He will complete it. 
Wake up. 

Trust steadily. 

Hope unswervingly. 

Love extravagantly. 


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January 11, 2017 blinded


“I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes.”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:11‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Of anything I’ve learned in my life, the one thing I know for sure, is that God’s ways are not my ways. And, even though I question Him, and beg Him and sometimes want to pull my hair out and scream to Him “Help me, Lord”; well … here’s the deal … through my experience with Him, I’ve grown great and absolute trust. Our walk allows me to know He is working, even when my eyes are blinded about His methods. 

And, His ways are right. 

He protects. He gives me eyes to see … not too much of His work … but, just enough to be assured He has a greater vision. 

You can trust Him here, too. 

He is an accomplishing Creator. 

So, how about this … instead of trying to figure it all out too fast, throwing false assumptions here and there, instead of delivering the knock out punch, or going out and annihilating it … how about if we just stay on pace with Him and choose to love what comes as it arrives. Cover it with Holy Spirit perspective, and let it be. 

Let it be, knowing all the while that He is doing His work in the heart of another. 

Work that only He can do. 

Just as He is working in your heart and mine.
Wake up. 

Just take it in. 


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January 10, 2017 hum


“Then He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the Lord’s presence.” At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.” 1 Kings‬ ‭19:11-12‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Good morning, BeautifulSoul. 

So yeah, Like Elijah, there are times we all feel abandon by God. 

Where are You, Lord?

What has happened here?

If you feel there’s something missing … empty, alone, puzzled, yes. You are right. 

There is grief that gets planted in the chambers of aching hearts. It is there to draw you ever back in to His promises. 

There are a thousand blooms that live in a tiny seed of hope, even when it feels like an earthquake is tumbling all around you, DearOne. In every olive branch extended from a heart of love, a sweeping fire heats up, and scatters ashes to the winds … except for that single spark of hope that is left behind … hope pressing against your ribs and pounding through your bloodstream. It is not the fury of a shiver – but a song we hear from the Maker of the Universe … a spark to draw us in to Him. 

You can already hear His song, you know it is there, you can’t even begin to hum it quite yet … but, it hums you with every breath. 

It is the song you came to sing … like Elijah’s … ‘after the fire, there was a voice, a soft whisper.’

It is in the whisper that the Spirit of the Almighty carries you, rises in you, flows from you. 
Wake up. 

Hum, Holy Spirit, rise. 


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January 9, 2017 groove


“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Whew! It’s already Monday morn again, DearOnes!
That means that the day is on a tight schedule for most of us – and, the enemy begins his hounding that it’s just not worth it. Your Creator says otherwise. For those who love Him, He is working all the sideshows and what-ifs that keep us tangled up in our shorts, you know, those thoughts that keep us from moving forward … well, He is working it for good for those of us who operate from and for His love. 

Drop your assumptions and show up. His power has brought you here to unleash in you, again. When you choose to show up, you never know the thousands of rivers of possibilities He opens to you – options you didn’t even know you had. 

In honor of the Power that we approach, we shed:

-our discouragement

-our saga

-our battered attitudes.

So, right now, even if you feel like a hundred pound anvil has smashed your butterfly heart, allow the fun and dumbfounding truth to move you forward: you don’t really know the depths and strength of your Holy Spirit-driven capabilities. 

When you trust your Creator to pour in while you ‘go back’ to your work, you’ll see you haven’t gone back at all – you’ve moved forward. 

Dive and and watch something original occur from this new day. Expect Him here. 
Wake up. 

Just move into His groove. 


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