Saturday, January 23, 2016

Get Started

Okay, we can say it is really hard to get still- to wait on God- to fully rely on God. It is. Nevertheless, it is doable. It is a doorway that so many are afraid to enter, yet to be inside the safety of that room.  Oh my. I see you, pausing there on the porch afraid to take another step to enter.  Let's examine the "why." 

Write it down."I bless you with hearing clearly from Holy Spirit. I silence the voice of the enemy. I silence your voice." Let Holy Spirit tell you, listen. The door is there and inside represents reliance on God, peace, rest; yet you stand there afraid to enter. Let's take it slow. When you hear your"why" write it down. If you hear more write them down. Then take the first one, tell God how you feel about what you wrote. When done, give that one and those feelings to God.  Do one at a time. Just start. Peace is waiting for you. enough for now.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bigger than a Snow Storm

So now we wait. The snow storm that has been the plaguing topic for the past week is about to happen.  Actually, it is very close now.  People have been busy giving instruction on what to do, from having enough food, including non-perishable for at least three days, to having batteries, to charging up everything.  So it begins.

Don't get me wrong, this is real. But our life is real also and when do we recognize that we are to prepare for the foolishness and the distractions that hinder our walk?  How do we prepare? Pray for spiritual clarity, and then watch.  Even with the snow preparations, there is always something else to do. Even then, "Lord, which way?"

Take your journey seriously. There are many opportunities to recognize the power and the mercy of God. I thought about the brashness of someone I know when she mocked believers who pray and when she laughed at those who include God in their conversation.  Yeah, I have prayed for her, yet she is missing her opportunity and soon she will understand that. Don't miss your opportunity to hear, to walk, to rest in the mercy of one who love you so much that He gave His only son as a ransom for your stuff. Get ready, there is bigger than a snow storm coming.

Don't let anyone dictate to you how you should follow your path, or even the path that you should follow. Your life, your journey is more important than that. Don't let your past mistakes, or your past foolishness keep you bound. You are already free, walk in that freedom. Yes, you have already been freed. Walk in that.  Be ready, there is bigger than a snow storm coming. Now we wait. enough for now.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Watch for It

We watch for the big things, yet it is the little things that trip us up. The east coast has been bracing for the largest snow storm in recorded history. In the D.C. area we knew that the blizzard would arrive on Friday and continue until Sunday. Yesterday, (Thursday) we heard around 11:00a that a smaller snow storm would begin around 6:00p and continue until midnight. That did happen and it brought with it less than one inch.  But the crazy thing was that it immobilized the area. There had been no pretreating of the streets and ice had accumulated under the light snow. I suppose that everyone was waiting on Friday.

Isn't that like us? We try to prepare for the large problems but allow the small ones to slip up on us.
We miss the small stuff and it is usually the small stuff that hurts the worse. Yes, prepare for the big storms but do not dismiss the small things. enough for now.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Slow Down

Happy King Day! This is a good time to reflect on how best to not only serve others but serve God through worship.  It is a time to allow self to rest in the peace and the knowledge of who you are. It is a time to slow down and breathe.

Slow down and look at where you are from where you were last month, last week.  Has anything changed in the way you perceive life? It should have if you have been resting in God.  Those changes occur whether we notice or not.  And when we are ready and willing, the changes can be phenomenal!   You see, they are always for your good. Slow down and breathe. Allow yourself to be surprised by Holy Spirit, to be encouraged, and to grow. That is what this journey is about - your spirit growth, your spiritual transformation.  Slow down and breathe. enough for now.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Back to Basics

Why is is so hard to rest in God?  Why does it take so much? I offer that we have been programmed by society "to do" "to make something happen" or we are not living a successful life.  But we are created "to be," and "to create," and "to worship God." How did we're so far off track? And how can we get back? Glad you asked. First step - Be still.  "Be still and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10).  It is in the stillness that we can hear, we can see clearer. Let's work on that. Be still. enough for now.

Friday, January 8, 2016

I Left Rest, Now Back

Let's talk about this rest. Oh, I know it hard, but when you can rest, you can see so much better, so much clearer. I had an issue with someone who cannot hear me. And I tried to get her to hear me. It only got bad. Had I given it to God, I could have rested. No, I thought I should 'get to the bottom'. But you see, it was not my 'bottom' to get to. Do you know how much energy was wasted?

So now I am back in rest mode. Join me. Oh, what needless pains we bear, all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.  How do I feel? At peace, resting.  This rest is real and we can rely on whatever the issue to become clear. It does not mean that we do nothing. Not all the time. It means we can hear direction clearer. enough for now.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

What Does Your Rest Look Like?

What does your rest look like? Too often our joy, our peace, evades us because we cannot, we do not, enter the rest that God provides. We are required to enter the Sabbath rest of God. It is an invitation that we cannot refuse. Take your time and reread Hebrews 4 and allow Holy Spirit to guide you.  That can be your canvas as you paint the picture. The picture is found in Matthew 11:28-30. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and  I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." That is your promise from Jesus.

The thing about resting in Jesus is that your mind is relieved of a lot of stress.  What does your rest look like? Oh try it, try resting in Him. enough for now.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

How Are You Walking?

How are you walking?  The year just began and it really should be different for you. Have you noticed that when you seek God, when you wait for direction from God you will get it? I think for many people it is frightening to know that it real.  Again, what can be the better way? You following what God has, or you trying it your way.  I promise, you waste so much precious time doing it your way. God's way really is a more perfect way. Go ahead try. enough for now.

Friday, January 1, 2016


This morning Holy Spirit showed me more into what God has for me.  How about you? Oh there is so much more if you choose to hear and then to follow. No, it is not too late. It is now, today. Yo day you enter into your destiny.  Choose to walk. Join me. Together we can help one another through prayer support.  Hezekiah Walker words to his great song, "You pray for me, I'll pray for you. I love you. I need you to survive."

Together. God did not place you alone but to walk together following Holy Spirit.  Let's go.enough for now.