Good morning FaithfulOne-
Loyalty. Lets consider loyalty. Because sometimes, the loyal straps holding the furniture on the trailer break. And driving down the road, your best chair smashes the ground and splinters into a jillion pieces. You trusted the straps. Your chair is now destroyed.
Humans like to place blame – “if I had tied it, this wouldn’t have happened. You messed this up – your fault.”
Nothing could be further from the truth, DearOne. Time passes. Straps get worn and break. So it is with humans, too. Even when disaster comes, mistakes are made, heated words dive deep, and the irreplaceable is replaced with pain, an opportunity is created.
In our community of spirits we connect and
repair because of damage. And, the man of war that was raging last season, will be seen as a friend – because the war is over and life goes on.
Its the right thing to do.
Ask the thief, that hung next to Jesus. Ask the father of the prodigal. Ask the woman at the well. Ask King David. Ask Jonah. Ask … me … and you. Tell me about broken loyalty as compared with the loyalty of a Father that takes you back with arms wide open, Sweetheart.
Go to bed.
‘“It is I who sweep away your transgressions for My own sake and remember your sins no more.”‘ Isaiah 43:25
Good morning Angel,
Fierce and focused ones.
Your life today will be touched.
Dearheart, your burdens weigh tired. Weary. Worn. Overcome. Bedraggled.
A place in the middle of nowhere.
It is right here, in this place, that Father God sends more of Him with such heart that every touch spurs His tenderness, every glance delivers His strength, every tone gifts healing to your lonely battle. The slightest pressure of a hand squeezes in life.
Arise, GentleOne. No one has to know the depth of your ache to simply offer to you a portion of your Creator’s stamina to get you through this minute, to the next hour, into the evening.
Expect His ways.
‘I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning — more than watchmen for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord. For there is faithful love with the Lord, and with Him is redemption in abundance.’ Psalms 130:6, 7
Good morning BelovedOne,
They step through doors to play the role they have been asked to famously play.
We see our people doing life.
And, all the while, under the mask, every one of them are fielding the full impact of grief that ought not be a part of their life-story. We know, because we walk the same yard. Life-grief comes in with the breezes and fronts, doesn’t it?
Even a brass brassiere can’t shield the suffering, when what the heart longs for is different from what the soul’s resources are able to give.
The heart cries under the facade.
Sometimes overcome, overwhelmed, undone, on calloused knees stained by dirt ground in, we look deeper, past the unknowns to the only answer:
‘He knows the way I have taken; when He has tested me, I will emerge as pure gold.
Yet I am not destroyed by the darkness, by the thick darkness that covers my face.’ Job 23:10, 17
And, we press on.
This is THE day, StrongOne.
This is the day.
The one that has been assigned for you to receive
a new change,
this day is your incredible opportunity.
You impact eternity.
When you, in faith, ask Father God to release more of Him to you, to give you a higher dose of His Holy Spirit, when you ask Him to pour in more …
His grace pushes in.
His force strengthens you to greater than rebar-in-concrete strong.
“Give me more LIGHT, Father. No matter what, Lord – give me eyes to see the ‘rest of the story’.”
My precious friend, the Creator of the Universe will rewrite your bio. His DNA in you re-codes His image over yours. Even your cells cry out to imitate Him. With everything in you, Sweetheart, ask Him.
This is the day.
Go to bed.
‘Therefore, be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. Ephesians 5:1
‘So Joshua said to the Israelites, “How long will you delay going out to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, gave you?’ Joshua 18:3
Putting things off.
Especially the boring.
But, continuing to put them off can be
Father God’s best for you.
Eee-gad. Who wants to delay His best blessings?! What kind of pitiful mindset is that for a couple of Spirit Warriors like you me?
If His fire in your veins begins to smolder down, fan that flame with simple, tiny action over and over again until His flame in your soul returns fire on what needs to be done.
No more delays.
Fan the flames.
Go to bed.
God speaks. The Almighty has singled you out. Do not listen to the nay-sayers.
Your Creator speaks to your wits to do what you must with the ‘special’ He wove into your DNA. In truth and in clear voice He calls you to fight tooth and nail to pry yourself open to see what is inside and break loose the bent of your artistry.
List your strengths: give yourself permission to grow them. Acknowledge them, giving yourself the nod let them follow God Almighty. Will you?
With everything in you, trail ‘He who says, “Here I am”.
‘So now what have I here” — this is the Lord ’s declaration — “that My people are taken away for nothing? Its rulers wail” — this is the Lord ’s declaration — “and My name is continually blasphemed all day long. Therefore My people will know My name; therefore they will know on that day that I am He who says: Here I am.” Isaiah 52:5, 6
Good morning, SweetSoul. All the earth awakes in anticipation – what will this day hold? Looking too far, too fast into the future-well, that can be overwhelming. But, your history and my history has proven that no matter how many untied ends, how thin our stretch feels, when our Father God is unleashed in us – He accomplishes.
He is limitless.
We try to put Him in a box, “OK, Almighty One, you can go this far- and, I’ll take over from there.”
He does not work well in a box. He wants all of you, no matter how small you may feel. It’s not about how you feel, it is about Who He is. Your victory is fired-up for you. His limitless waits for your call and your action. Ask Him. Then obey.
‘And the people of Israel were mustered and were provisioned and went against them. The people of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats, but the Syrians filled the country. And a man of God came near and said to the king of Israel, “Thus says the Lord, “Because the Syrians have said, “The Lord is a god of the hills but he is not a god of the valleys,” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the Lord.” 1 Kings 20:27, 28
LovelyOne, this is Labor Day. Do you have fancy plans? Or, busy plans? Or, party plans? Or no plans?
Ask yourself, what does my heart need? Ask for wisdom and courage from the Spirit to step into the direction He has for you. Studying your plans is a good thing. Taking responsibility for your plans is stellar! It is called “being intentional”; and we all need that reminder sometimes.
Yesterday, my youth group wrote, in 5 words or less, one burden or fear they are carrying. Their ages are 12-19. We then began letting Father God address each burden my chickees are carrying by looking up specific scripture for very real, very heavy, burdens. (Most growns ups don’t have nuthin’ on the pressures our youth are wielding.)
In your plans today, is there a heavy place that you need Father God to pick up for you? He has your big-picture future in mind and He has your peace-track to get you there.
“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
Do you need help finding Him in your struggle at hand? I’d be thrilled to help. Text me, call me, email me.
Poised and prepared, He 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.”
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?
SweetSoul, in cold blood, leave negativity at the curb. Walk away. Do not give in to that.
These days I am reading and studying a lot (A WHOLE LOT) about the victim-mindset. Specifically, those who have lived under the negative energy of a bully. I came across a fantastic study by Dr. Hew Len who was to “fix” a ward of mentally ill, hard-core criminal inmates. Instead of traditional therapy, he began to view every negative trait and aspect of this world as his choice of perspective.
He decided the place to start with the criminals was to heal himself first. So, as he studied their files, he prayed for them and for himself:
“I love you.
Please forgive me.
Over and over, consistent prayer.
The wing was eventually shut down. The hard core inmates had been Divinely healed by the Jesus way to love and accept and forgive. Did I mention, he didn’t confront or meet with them?!! He didn’t try to “fix” them through fancy, hot-shot, psycho-babble He won them through love and prayer.
For whom do you need to build a file to thumb through and pray?
I believe I’ll write that simple prayer on my palm today.
‘For Christ also suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm.’ 1 Peter 3:18