September 7, 2017 bless them

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“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians‬ ‭3:12-13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Good morning, BlessedOne. 

Forgiveness matters. 

The enemy wants us to flail around in bitterness and hurt – he uses every tool in his arsenal to keep us bound up in offense. The devil is the one calculating this demise and inflicting whatever hurt he can muster. 

Here’s the God-given remedy to the road to our restoration. Start with a blessing. 

Bless them. 

Bless the pain process that has surfaced. 

Bless yourself as the one who is hurting. 

Bless the experience, DearOne. 

Bless all who have witnessed the pain, and know they have suffered, too. 

We have been given the right emotional tools, in this right place, at this right time to heal and to experience God’s mastery over impossible situations. Know that hurt only happens to give us hope, a new way to see His presence in our lives rather than giving up. A simple prayer blessing everything about the person and the ordeal is the place to start applying the wisdom learned in the process. 

Tenderhearted mercy. 

Kindness. 

Humility. 

Patience. 

Gentleness. 

Allowance. 

Wisdom. Wisdom. Wisdom. 

Wake up. 

Bless them. 

Bless the process. 

Bless your growth. 

Go. 
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September 6, 2017

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Good morning, Friend. 

My people are on my mind this morn. Spent last week in intense personality profile training – focusing on the power of good people coming together. Specifically, the power of those who invest their time and energy in waving warm power and encouragement over our strengths and who shore up each other’s not so strong traits. Being with real people who exalt and endorse and even question our gifts is a must to keep the gifts from freezing up. Nurturing and growing come from a round of voices from both within and without that notice the state of our gift. God placed us with our people for very specific reasons. The orchestra voices in the heavenlies all around nod to the state of gift-holder’s being to encourage, support, applaud and sometimes to give it comfort.

I don’t know how many friends one soul needs, but certainly, one or two that think your gift is the bread of heaven are a must. When we squelch each other, because of our differences, we squelch a part of our own heart. DearOne, each of us is deserving of a hallelujah chorus – and the right friends deliver in the right place at the right time!

What will you deliver today?

By the way, thank you for being my friend. 

‘Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.’ (Proverbs 27:9 HCSB)
Wake up. 

Be a friend. 

Go. 
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September 5, 2017 sealed

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“It’s in Christ that you, once you heard the truth and believed it (this Message of your salvation), found yourselves home free—signed, sealed, and delivered by the Holy Spirit. This signet from God is the first installment on what’s coming, a reminder that we’ll get everything God has planned for us, a praising and glorious life.” Ephesians‬ ‭1:13-14‬ ‭MSG‬‬
Good morning, SealedOne. 

Imagine your heart and your soul and your insides being completely invaded by the Spirit of the Living God. Now, see yourself crawl into an envelope and the hands of God close the flap of the envelope as He licks the flap and seals you in. 

You are sealed. 

Your Creator not only formed you as an individual masterpiece for His purpose, but His desire is also to invade you, and envelop you. You are sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Beloved. Being sealed, now He delivers you out of one place …

out of chaos,

out of bondage,

out of addiction,

and into another – into His place of JOY! 

Not only does He deliver, but notice that He protects you all along the journey until you get to the final destination. That is what the Holy Spirit wants to do to you. Why would anyone shy away from that? 

Wake up. 

Be invaded by the Holy Spirit. 

Be enveloped by the Holy Spirit. 

Be protected by The Holy Spirit. 

He’s yours for the taking. 

Ask. 

Go. 
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September 1, 2017 goals

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Mornin’ God’s Child!
You know what I love? When others say, “you’re wrong”, or “you can’t do it that way” because … 

it’s different from the way most folks would go about it … 

or, it’s different from the way that the “scientific theory” proves … 

or, it’s not “normal” … 

yet, you ease on out there and do it anyway because you follow the true call of your heart. You put all your eggs in your Creator’s basket. 

When you’re chasing your goals, and come to that fork and both lead to the same place, but the left trail says “do it their way” and the right says “my heart’s listening to the Holy way”, which way will you go? 

So many choices.

When you listen to the call of your heart, some spectators will sneer.
It may seem your heart’s way is somewhat wild, 

fly by the seat of your pants,

plan as you go, 

oh my, what would your mother say?! 

The God of the Universe may be taking you through a place where others will no longer recognize you (your closest allies knew you had it in you all along). This call, well, it could be what you were born for.
Think about it.
Let yourself be called.

Let His light appear fully in you as your Savior pulls you – the only justification you really need is your love for His journey. 

His ways. 

Him. 

Because ever since your goal found out that you chose to travel toward it, it as been running to meet you. 

That’s His way. 

Even in the wooly places – His presence fully fills and fuels you forward. 
Risk it.
Follow hard.
Immediately.
Go. 

‘As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen. “Follow Me,” He told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.’ (‭Matthew‬ ‭4‬:‭18-20‬ HCSB)
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August 31, 2017 misunderstood

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Good morning, Dearheart. Have you ever touched a hot-wire fence? If I only had a dime we’ve walked one out looking for the culprit, lone, rogue weed causing the fence to short out. 

One of my young sons grabbed hold on accident when he was working on one years ago. It hit. He yelped this sort of loud and pitiful goat/bark sound and spun out into a pure hostile pout. We still bring it up for a good laugh a few times a year. It may have been my oldest. 😉

In the course of a life there are times you get hit by surprise. You are misunderstood. You think you are doing the right thing, and taking a load off others, only to find out you’ve inadvertently skipped protocol and landed yourself in tainted waters. 

Life makes sharp turns – gets unexpectedly messy sometimes. 

I’m always getting reminded, BelovedOne, this trailing Jesus gig is not always the cakewalk I imagined I was signing up for at the ripe age of eleven. Years have taught me that it has seasons of 

messy, 

tangled-up, 

mixed messages (“you are empowered because you do the work & know what’s best, wait … not really, just kidding”)

confusing missions, 

where you land in the throws of …

‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming’. Don’t get me wrong – my faith doesn’t get shaken; it’s just that there’s a whole lot of fine print in the deal. Sometimes, I get surprised at what I signed up for. I have found grace and mercy in places I never expected. And, judgement and harshness where I expected to find grace and mercy and thankful hearts. 

Believers find disappointment and hard times, yet they keep believing because they know Father God is good and He loves them.

Sometimes, I feel like a know a lot about God’s ways, and still act like a complete blockhead and, that yields an extra jaunt through consequences. 

Other times, my right intentions get me tangled in the hot-wire fence. 

Stay the course with me DearOne, no matter the surprises.

In the end, God wins. 
‘For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won’t grow weary and lose heart.

Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated but healed instead.’ Hebrews 12:3, 12-13 
Wake up. 

Press on. 

Go. 
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August 30, 2017 dawn radiant

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“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:5-6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Good morning, RadiantOne!

Have you paused to simply take in the landscape of your life lately. We forget to notice the beauty lying among the challenges, until we choose to do so. Have you been afraid to love this road you’re on? The collection of all your choices have landed you here … and even though mysteries have surprised you, caught you off guard, 

your Creator, 

God Most High,

your Master Trainer,

sees your courage and continually pours into you the necessary inspiration to take the next right step.

Why would He still invest in us like that? Because, at dawn you began with a commitment to Him. 

And, He responds to that with Might from His very own storehouse. 

Shelters us from suffering, or strengthening us to face it with dignity. 

That’s our God. 

That’s His way. 

The same Force that concocted the place where the morning star was born is the Force that causes events to bend to our decisions. 

And, His Spirit sailing through these cells says, “this one set her intent in Me, and sent My love before her into her day.”

Wake up. 

Set victory into this day. 

Go. 
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August 29, 2017 Spirit, rise

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DearOne, you’ve been faithful. You’ve arrived at a new day. Fill your first moments with praise and gratitude. 

Feel His Spirit rise in you and begin to soar. 

‘Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.’ James 1:2, 3

There are necessary battles that tear and prod and hurt and awaken deep in the dark. The battles spur emotions that only Father God can be trusted with. What empowers one can shut another down in their tracks. Only the Holy knows why. We aren’t meant to know; we are only meant to find the small place of breakthrough. That thin place calls you and calls me to make a move. There is where we are to enact one of the most gentle, pointed, and powerful responses. 

There is where He breathes life into our trial. We are to respond to that.

Beloved, you have no idea how the Spirit is able to work in the heavenlies around your pain. Very often, its not even about you, but through your grief, another soul is moved into His arms. He plants His inspired thought into you and you act.

Rise and respond to His call again this day. Over and over with brave heart and brave mind, refuse to support the oppressor anymore. You were born for this challenge of a lifetime – do you really think a small defeat on the way to The God of the Universe’s result is enough to throttle His ultimate victory?

Get this: Every single time you move to His call-the Power behind your trial lays claim to invincible results.

You have no idea what the slightest obedience will yield. You don’t have to know. 

Wake up. 

Just move. 

Go.
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August 28, 2017 sit with it

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Good morning, Dearheart. 

My heart can’t get past the devastation in south Texas. As spiritual as it sounds, gratitude is not always the best response to a challenge.

Or, an injury. 

Or, a sudden force into a different season.  

Loss is loss. 

Fear is fear. 

Survival is survival. 

You wouldn’t tell a friend who has been abused to be thankful for it. No. You’d hear their pain. Premature positivity would not be right. Genuine reaction that causes real emotion and stings and forces nonstop tears is where comfort starts. 

Be shocked. 

Be mad. 

Be hurt. 

Be where it is unknown and ugly. 

Become friends with the pain and sadness for a while – like you would your suffering friend, and love them all the more for being raw with you. That’s where God begins His work – in the realness of the suffering …

Father, You are my Shepherd, and the Shepherd of my children. When we walk through valleys as dark as death, remind us of Your presence that we will not be afraid … You are with them … You are with me. Let Your kindness and love stay … ever-present … no matter the trials, the heart pains, the physical pains, relationship pains, the growth pains. 

“Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14
Wake up. 

Cry out to your Creator. 

Allow His healing to touch you. 

Go. 
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August 26, 2017 untangle

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Good morning, DearOne. 

Just praying for those who are hurting this morning – let me remind you that God is at work moving the mountains that appear when we arrive in 

hurt places, 

lonesome places, 

anxious places, 

places of fear.  

When we are down we become easy prey for illusions … sort of like seeing heat waves on an old 2-lane highway that make the road seem wavy – the heat waves are real, but the road wave is really not. The first piece of info – the heat waves, are real. The conclusion part – the wavy road, is not real. 

Our Creator, your Creator, is in the business of lifting the wrong illusions so you and I can move closer in to Him. He sets His truth in place and as we learn to trust His ways, we see into patterns, events, people, and things and over time we learn not to take our first impression so deadly seriously. We learn there are many layers to untangle. And, God Most High reminds you and me that because of who we are in Him, we are safe here in the tangled places while He gives us His tools to use in messy places. 

He reminds His child, “even here, though the heavens and earth may shake, and people may set traps, I am your shelter. You stay with Me through the storm, and obey My Word, and I will see you through to a land of increase – flowing with milk and honey. Fix My Word on your heart, tie them to the work of your hands, bind them to your forehead, teach them to your children when you sit at home, when you walk along the road, when you lie down to rest. I will be faithful to you through all your generations.”

Even in this place, declare His promises over your life. Do it now, “Because I hold You in the highest position of respect over my life, Father, and obey Your laws, my field will produce and all will turn out well, according to Your established ways. My home, my children’s homes, like my parent’s and grandparent’s homes will be full and overflow with Your love – like your olive tree richly loaded with olives, our homes will remain ever richer with love.” 
Wake up. 

Untangle. Use God’s tools. 

Go. 
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August 24, 2017 through you

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Hello, Beloved. 

Poised and prepared, The Living God calls you to allow His Spirit to simply flow into you; then through you; then out of you into another soul.

He is at work. He is pulling a worn soul toward you, magnetized by their need for the Holy, He pulls. They are desperate to experience a fresh-fill. There is only one place they have a fighting chance to refuel with Him this day – that, my Spirit-filled padre, is through you. Agree. Answer the call to be filled to overflowing by His Spirit. Glow brightly … “Yes, Lord. Use me.”

Wake up.

Glow.

Go to bed.

‘The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—

a Spirit of wisdom and understanding,

a Spirit of counsel and strength,

a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.’ Isaiah 11:2
They will come to you in need of Father God. They are desperate. Will you agree to overflow on behalf of the God of the Angel Armies?