Sunday, January 22, 2017

Courage

Courage. I have to go to my favorite movie of all time. Wait on it . . . The Wizard of Oz. Yeah, that's true. And my favorite character- the lion. You see, I did it call him by his infirmity. But what he felt he lacked was courage until he walked it out. . . Until he got on his journey. 

Courage. When the men were sent to spy the land than God had given them, twelve men went. Ten came back that they couldn't take the land. Two, Joshua and Caleb said, we can take it. They had courage. Here is the crazy part. God had already given the land they just had to walk it. 

(Okay I'm not going into all of this now. More later.)

When the lion got off his spot in front of that building where he had "guarded" for years and got on his journey with the others, he found his courage. 

Courage. We miss many times what God has for us, even after He has said it it ours. All because we are stuck in what we think we know, in our limited vision. Where are you stuck? It's time to move out in what God has promised. Not sure - contact me. There is so much more for you. It's time to walk it out. enough for now.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

At What Point?

At what point? At what point do you stop trying to work it out, fix it, argue it out, run it out, fight it out, pray it out? At what point? At what point do you stop trying and give it to God - whatever the it may be. As long as you're trying, you are controlling. 

Yes, I said pray it out. Think about it. At one level we try to pray our way out of a situation, somewhat like trying to walk God through walking us through. Yes, that is what you thought but there is a slight variation to that. To give it to God and watch. To trust that it is in powerful hands. Even in the praying, when we give it to God we tell what we are going though, but many times we tell how we want it fixed. 
That is our problem. Yes, lament it. . . And wait in expectation of how It will be handled. Are you ready for that? It probably won't be what you thought it will be God. 

We have been so stuck in out ways, those destructive patterns that we felt was 'just the way it is'. Oh it that is so untrue. Stop trying and start releasing it to God. And watch what happens. enough for now.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Stretching Time

I think it is stretching time again. In order to grow more into what God has for us we must be stretched. No, stretching is not fun. It is painful. It causes one to question self, and yet, that can be  good thing. Others tend to look at you weird, you know, like you are on drugs, or have lost your mind. Has it ever happened to you. You see, in the stretching, God is restructuring and reshaping. Yeah, you can resist- if you think you can. But here is the cool part. We always come out better than we started. So why wouldn't we want to be stretched by God?

Stretching gives your will to God. After all, God does know the plan He has for you. Why resist? It is always better than you can imagine. You may not be in the stretching presently; however, the stretching will come. And if you have been stretched- examine what has changed, and thank God for the growth. Blessings in recognizing and accepting your stretching. enough for now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Make a List

Make a list. How are you doing with keeping up with everything you need to do? Do you get everything done? I offer that at any age you may need assistance. After all, you make a list when you go to the store, don't you? It is quite okay to jot down your assignments for the week, day. You can do months later, let's just get started.

I have a note tablet by my laptop. I jot down the writing, creating assignments I need to get done - period. I don't place them in order but work as I need. At the end of the day I find much has been crossed off and it carries to the next day. At the end of the day I am not in a tizzie about what didn't happen. Making a list frees my mind of those little twirly things that distract. It helps to see my progress, and to thank God for getting the work done. I am able to think on more positive, pleasant things. . . More things of God. And that is healthy and peaceful.

Years ago when I bought my house there were so many things I wanted to do. My sister told me that I could not it all at once. She was right. I made a list and kept it on the side of my refrigerator. As I accomplished one thing I wrote the date and thanked the Lord. As I needed to add to the list I did. But the things I was able to cross off were huge.

Make a list, thank God. It works hand in hand.  Let's talk journaling another time. enough for now.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Listen Anew

I think sometimes we miss what others are saying, because we are listening through our distorted filters. Yes, it happens. And others miss what we are saying because of the same reason. I offer- allow yourself a moment to filter through what God is saying to you. Just listen before speaking so quickly. The enemy is the author of confusion, and does it rather well. Don't you agree?

Think about how many lies in your life you have believed -only to your detriment. Yeah, crazy right? The sad part is that you believed them to be truth until you realized the truth. Listen for the truth from THE TRUTH. Yes, Holy Spirit does guide. Yes God has a plan for you. Listen, watch. Enjoy this day of truth and service. Happy Martin Luther King Day! enough for now.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Stand

Why on earth? Why do we get so upset and distracted by the ramblings of anyone? Oh, I encourage you this week to shift your focus. You see, you are so much more than what you see. You have become so bogged down with the silliness of society and have believed its lies. No, it does not have to be done- this minutes. No- you are not lost. No, it is not over. You are more than a conqueror. You have been distracted. Shift your focus. 

"Why do the nations conspire and the people's plot in vain?" (Ps. 2:1 NIV) Do not be confused. God cares and loves you. And God has purposed you. It is not to cause you to shrink in fear, but to stand -knowing who you are. 

Do not be distracted. Do not fear. Do not worry. Yes, get directions from Holy Spirit. And trust God, not man. enough for now.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

"Being Belongs to God"

Stop! Everything is moving too fast. It is already ten days into this year. How is it for you?

It is really "Godlike" for me. I was told to 'be still' a few times and finally got still. Yeah, every so often God has me to just get still. The thing about it was - in the stillness I saw so much more. I witnessed healings for others, recognized hope for me. Now, that is not a new thing. So why must I wait for God to say 'be still'? Hmm, glad you asked. I think it is an old pattern (to break) that I must be doing something. If I'm not doing something, then I am non-productive.

You have heard that too- haven't you? But you see- in the stillness God reveals, God heals, and we have peace. So can you see the "Godlike"? Only God can produce in absolute stillness. I suppose that is a part of our 'being' and not 'doing'. 'Being' belongs to God, 'doing' belongs to us.

The crazy part is that I know what God can do, yet I fall into that pattern of busyness, trying to get 'it' done- whatever the 'it' is. Aww, but 'being' belongs to God, 'doing' belongs to us. Come on, how do we think that we have it all? know it all? We do not.

I offer to trust what you hear from God in the stillness, to be still, and then to wait. Happy Anew Year. Your a-new-ness, your awareness, your healing. Let's go. enough for now.