Monthly Archives: October 2019

October 7, 2019 lap

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Good morning, DearHeart.

Time in the Word is time in the lap of the Almighty.

When the list gets unruly, to-do thoughts begin shooting impossible darts, then you are in need of some ‘time’. Even the slightest prayer, rockets you straight into the control room of the universe. Yes, straight into the very heart of your Creator. Do not put limits on Him. Maybe, you need to be reminded …

The One who loves you is:

SOVEREIGN, with the right to do as He pleases:

‘He said, “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” Exodus 33:19

OMNIPOTENT, He is all powerful: ‘For nothing will be impossible with God.’ Luke 1:37

OMNIPRESENT, He is everywhere, in Peter’s view, ‘that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, Acts 3:19

OMNISCIENT, He knows everything … past, present, future: ‘I declare the end from the beginning, and from long ago what is not yet done, saying: My plan will take place, and I will do all My will.’ Isaiah 46:10

HOLY, and He is holy in you and me … personally, privately: ‘for it is written, Be holy, because I am holy.’ 1 Peter 1:16

Soak a while in the God who surrounds you.

Wake up.

Be surrounded.

Go.

October 3, 2018 blooming

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Good morning, DearHeart.

When we owned the flower shop, we would have the occasional need to put flowers in warmer water to get their blooms to open. When it began to be slightly, or partially, or half open, even then we would say that it is ‘blooming’.

Sometimes, when we face tough times we gather strength, not perfect strength, but enough strength to serve us through the difficult days. Maybe ‘moderate’ strength. Even if it is only 50% strength, and not enough to be fully confident, when we ask the power of the Holy to help, then that partial becomes enough.

Be confident in that strength.

Cover your mind, mood, and emotions so saturated with the extra strength of the Holy Spirit that bitterness, harsh-filled voices, and aggressive body language slide right past you.

They own their issues. Not you. You have your own stuff to work out. God is dealing with their bitterness on a level not meant for you or me to understand.

Be respectful.

Be obedient and gentle with God’s child. But, be careful to not be slammed down by the enemy’s psychotic attempt to destroy your peace through a troubled soul.

That is not for you or me to judge.

You are in the shelter of GOD ALMIGHTY. DearOne, you don’t have to react back to them with the same bitterness they deliver to you. You are fueled by supernatural power.

Be strong. Fire the stabs they deliver as far as the east is from the west. And, pray that take up their ownership of peace with the Creator.

Remember, we call a flower “blooming” whether it is half open or in full bloom.

‘Watch out, brothers, so that there won’t be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart that departs from the living God. But encourage each other daily, while it is still called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.’ Hebrews 3:12-13

Wake up.

Bloom in your strength.

Go.

October 2, 2019 prayer

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Good morning, DearHeart. Sometimes, no matter how much it hurts, God calls us to set boundaries from the attacks and the attackers. He says:

“Child, this is my battle. Back out. Love like crazy from a distance until I give you the opening to go back in. Let them say what they want to whomever they want. This is My battle.”

Proverbs 19:19 – “Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty. If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.”

Be careful. Many times, the best you can do is step back in prayer.

You keep praying for your people, and I will, too.

In reading God’s Word and prayer, I have been called before to sit in SILENCE in order to be in obedience to Him for a while. I didn’t want to – the ego in me wants to fight back. But, the heart in me wants to fix everything – even the parts and the hearts that don’t want to be fixed. Stay steadfast in prayer … prayer is not a substitute for hard work, prayer is the work.

I can tell you the level of peace and freedom since agreeing to His prompting opened me up to let joy in again.

You just keep going right back to His Word as your guide. He is faithful to lead you from there.

I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. But, sometimes it helps to be reminded, right?

You are here for a reason. They are where they are for a reason. Take a deep breath and pray gratitude prayers and guidance prayers. He is already working out the details. “You supported me because of my integrity and set in in Your presence forever.” Psalm41:12

I love you.

Wake up.

In prayer, lay it at the cross.

Be guided by the Word.

Go.

October 1, 2019 loving well

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Good morning, DearHeart.

When someone loves you– you know it, you feel it, you see it, you hear it.

And, when you love – they know it, feel it, see it, hear it.

But, when we allow God to love us, that is a whole new level …

‘In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world.’ (1 John 4:17 HCSB)

‘We are as He is.’

Let that echo in your brain a while. Let that bump around in your heart chambers. Let that park itself into your psyche.

You are as He is.

Have you ever seen an ape give birth to a peacock?

Or, an ostrich give birth to an elephant?

Have you ever seen a gazelle give birth to a dog?

Of course not!

Each gives birth to its own kind. When we are born again in Christ, we are as He is in this world … not as He is in our next life, not as he is when we reach eternity – now. This moment.

Believer, He has birthed HIM in you. Do not take that lightly.

The fullness of the Maker of the Universe is alive and active in you

– as you step out of your slumber

– as you eat your Captain Crunch

– as you greet your friends and co-workers

– as you check your agenda

– as you sit down at your desk

– as you listen to the news

– as you turn the radio dial

– as words fall from your tongue;

be so in touch with the POWER of His presence coursing through you, and beaming from you that His love keeps drawing every soul to Him, the Maker of the Universe.

We must be aware of who we are in Him – eternity is at stake.

Wake up.

Acknowledge the Holy Spirit working in and through YOU!

Go.