Monthly Archives: September 2020

September 14, 2020 mirror


Good morning, DearHeart.

It has happened before; I have been redirected.

Many times, actually.

I’ve been going a certain direction, with momentum, minding my own business, glad to be on the “right track” when a left hook comes out of nowhere and suddenly, I find myself, through blurry focus, trying to find the ropes to help me up off the mat.

Life is always changing.

Always trading the old for the new. I was talking with a friend a few days ago and her story reminded me that any “no” from God only comes because there is a greater “YES” at stake. Yet, in the process of getting to that “yes” fear has a way of creeping in. You know, I cannot help but wonder, if at times in life, we aren’t all a little like Joseph’s brothers … remember them? From jealousy-they messed up, then needed mercy from the brother they had wronged. All tangled up in fear over past mistakes. Do we, too, find our thoughts stuck in the sands of the “what if’s” … glancing back at life events …

-relationships we once had

-the people with whom we have parted

-former jobs

-houses we have lived in

-cars we once owned

-opportunities we lost

-bank accounts

-positions once held

You get the point. God brings about change in our lives. He moves us forward & yet we continue to “look back”. He tells us to keep moving, but we keep our gaze, longingly, on the world we once loved, yet … now we are here … where it is not comfortable.

“You plotted evil against me, but God turned it into good, in order to preserve the lives of many people who are alive today because of what happened. You have nothing to fear. I will take care of you and your children.” So he reassured them with kind words that touched their hearts.” Genesis 50:20-21 GNB

Following hard after Christ sometimes means we are placed in the most difficult positions. Joseph comforted his people even though they wronged him, and, to banish all their fears, he spoke kindly to them. Broken spirits must be bound up and encouraged. Will you see a broken spirit, today?

Can you choose to encourage those who are facing fear?

Or, an accuser?

Maybe a lost soul?

From the difficult positions, doing the hard things that we are called to do, we act because it is right. Then, when I look in the mirror, I can “yes, Lord”; knowing He is in control of my yesterdays and my tomorrows. Obedience to Him is my offering. One thing I know for sure is that I don’t want to be out of His will for a single heartbeat. So, I will do the hard things. Even when it is difficult and uncomfortable. There is a greater “yes” at stake. Every time.

Wake up.

Let love flow through your cells.

Embrace the newness of that change.


September 2, 2020 expectation


“He lets out all the stops, He holds nothing back. No one can mistake that voice— His word thundering so wondrously, His mighty acts staggering our understanding.” (Job 37:4-5) MSG

Good morning, DearHeart.

Have you been on hold? Have your days grown stale and monotonous? Have you given up on expecting God Most High to do a game-changer shift in your life?

What if you were about to receive news that would be life changing? What would you look like? You would be poised, alert, edge of your seat, receptive, listening.

Take your position, God’s Child. This is my God, and Yours:

The Creator of the Universe has been orchestrating events on your behalf. In the background He’s been aligning paths to cross, humans to be vessels of a clear word, right times, right places. He has set events in motion to emerge into your life … today. Be watchful … just as the watchman waits for the morning.

Your higher listening powers have been activated. The feeling of His vision is rising, in you – notice.

He is subtle.

He speaks and it may not make logical sense just yet, but it will. The growing pains that have seemed like crisis have positioned you into your own evolution. Through signs, and images, and patterns, and repetition, and promises, and others He speaks. Through His people, He works.

Know Him.

Know His ways.

Feel Him.

Expect Him.

Oh, Beloved. Expect Him.

Wake up.

Arrive in expectation.