Monthly Archives: August 2018

August 13, 2018 bolder

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“Let me hear of Your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting You. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to You.” Psalms 143:8 NLT

Mornin’, BoldOne.

Have you ever had a big decision to make? For the sake of others, you need to speak up, step in, shine a light on a wounded place? But, the result of doing so could be misunderstood. It could bring calamity. Sometimes things really do fall apart.

Prayer is the most powerful tool on the planet. As life moves in and out of our hours, we often choose to believe we are mere observers. We choose to stand back as events unfold.

That is where calamity happens.

That choice to sit on our hands is the decision point of pain or victory. Christ didn’t sit on his hands, DearOne. And, it has never been the intention of our Maker for you, His masterpiece, to sit on yours either. You have been called to live out your unique calling,

in your unique place,

with your unique people,

serving with your unique skills,

speaking prayer from your lips over your unique walk.

There is POWER when you need to get bold and take the reigns – and that POWER releases when you begin speaking His promises.

What are some of your go-to verses when you need God’s guidance?

Wake up.

Speak bold prayer.

Believe bolder.

Go.

August 7, 2018 broken open

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“You will show me the way of life.”

Psalms 16:11 NLT

Good morning, God’s Child.

I’ve been at the heart hospital with dad the past couple of days. Hospitals are thinking places. At least for me. You know, over and over we get broken by the daily events of life. And, over and over we get opened up -not so much by the predictable … but usually I’m surprised by the nuances that break me open. There seems to be an unwritten code that is sent with each life: ‘you will get broken and opened in ways that will surprise you.’ It can be a weary journey. Others have gone before us. They’ve set examples of crumbling into a puddle and giving up under the weight, or opening up to be shown the way through the journey with their faith and vision. Dad’s a faith and vision guy. His heart beat is in afib at the moment and his heart history and his body chemistry makes him a “difficult case”. His norm is to go full throttle into getting things done, but his heart team is working slower and more cautiously than he would like. It gets frustrating. Yet, even here, as our visiting loves come in and out, carrying their life-stuff, just like dad being guided through in this hurry-up-and-wait time, we are being shown the hand of God guiding each other. His vibrant voice calling each one in every beat, His hand gently guiding, “this is the way, my child, walk with Me here”. We keep being reminded that it is in being broken open that faith and vision open the doors that open our hearts, expands our understanding, and leads us into strong places with our Creator.

Wake up.

Break open to be shown life.

Go.

August 6, 2018 come to Me

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“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30 HCSB)

Be still, DearOne.

Go to the Healer.

Give your heart permission to calm and back away from the fear of “what-if”.

Seek out the Calming Force himself. Take Him to meet the restless spirits face-to-face.

Have you noticed that calming, like healing, is a quest? It is an ongoing practice, not a single event. Every person’s healing is different, unfolding at slower layers of time. Every raw and messy complication has it’s own crackling personality to be dealt with. Each complication, full of unique energy that can change our perspective … throw us into darkness, then push our heart to the surface and help us see new streams of light, a way we’ve not seen before. Or, if we choose to ignore the Master in the trial, the event can burn ulcers – black holes through every delicate layer of your being.

Complications can be painful. Pain has it’s purpose like every other emotion.

It rises,

rages,

burns,

falls,

dies.

Yet, when handed to God Most High, it has the power to transform us.

Choose your yoke carefully. Especially the ones that change everything.

Wake up.

Limp on.

Healing is working.

Go.

August 1, 2018 Light guise

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November 21, 2014 tamed power

‘The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth.’ (Matthew 5:5 HCSB)

Good Morning, DearOne!

It is common to think of one who is meek as one who is weak. But, it seems to me that is a mistake. Those of us who choose to submit to the the authority of Christ are far from weak. Rather, the power is under radical control.

Tamed power.

One of the most powerful things you and I can do in these days, our stormy hours, is stand up in peaceful resilience and let the Christ-filled soul be seen. And, to respect His Spirit in others … sense His light in others guiding you toward them. For all we know, that wandering, Spirit-driven, goat-collecting, eccentric that lives at the end of a dirt road at the edge of town may know more about the workings of the world than any professor, or poet, or president.

Spread your respect.

Wake up.

Let Light be your guide.

Go.