Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Speak Truth

I have found that people tend to joke about things they are uncomfortable with, unsure of, or just don't know. What can you do when that happens? Shhh- be quiet and listen to how Holy Spirit guides. It may be that you are to be quiet. It may be that you are to speak. If you are to speak- speak truth. Do you know the Truth? Then get your guidance and if you are to speak, speak truth. Nothing more is needed. Yes, they may squirm, but it has nothing to do with you, so do not take it personally. Speak truth. Listen for truth. Bask in the presence of Truth. And then rest in Truth. enough for now.

Monday, February 22, 2016

One More Thing

One more thing. There is always one more thing. I think if we would appreciate that we do have one more thing, then we could embrace life a little more positive. I think if we would allow ourselves to let God in on ourselves then we could walk in our peace.

After attending a prayer healing event I as bombarded with outside problems, and then came the barrage of "what to do?" First I had to get direction from Holy Spirit. Then I recognized that 'this was not my fight'. As soon as I moved through that I knew what to do. Just be still, after all, Holy Spirit guides this journey.

Let me give you an interesting example: Field of Dreams- the movie with KevinCostner.  Have you seen it?  This is not to spiritualize it but when he heard the direction from the voice he acted on it. In spite of seemingly sane people telling him differently. Watch it. Please understand that, as believers, we do not listen the same as everyone. We do not hear the same.  And while we may recognize our guidance, many times we do not follow Divine instruction. But following Divine instruction is part of the journey. And even though the one more thing we can move through, work through, grow through and see a new way. Be blessed in your one more thing. Oh, one more thing-watch what God is doing. enough for now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

You Need Peace

What does relief look like to you?  What does respite look like?  What does freedom look like?  What does peace look like? Think about it.  Do you experience relief in the midst of trials? A place of respite from stress? Freedom to live, laugh, walk without worry? Peace in spite of all craziness around you? You can, you really can. I did not say all would be perfect, yet you can handle whatever arises in absolute peace. Where do you need peace? When do you need respite? What part of freedom are you missing? When do you need peace? You need peace now. Write those issues down, and write what you feel about what you are going through. Then give those to God. Seriously. Give how you feel and rest. You have tried for so long to handle it and now you need to rest. In your resting watch what God is doing. When you recognize the change, the breakthrough, thank God. No, thank God on the way to the breakthrough. That is believing. Try it. enough for now.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
You are special. You are loved. Remember who you belong to, and learn to love yourself and others. enough for now.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Community.  That is how we make it- through being in community with other believers.  Not church folk who talk a good game but their fruit does not show, but with believers who know that God is real and His Word is indeed a map for us.  Community, that is who we can really share and can be encouraged through prayer.  Community, that is who we can encourage in prayer. No, it does not mean we cannot pray or receive prayer from others; but those sisters and brothers who know the power and are in community with others can change some things.  Scripture does say "For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them" (Matt. 18:20NIV). That is the power of community. If you agree with me now, we are in community and together we can witness the power of God's work.  I encourage you this day to recognize your belief community.  enough for now.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Place of Breathing Easier

This journey of life will cause you to rethink priorities quickly. Sometimes, left to our own decisions we make bad turns, and then we actually switch priorities to make up for, or to catch up on. Don't get me wrong. You are constantly having to reevaluate, but what I have found is your ability to make informed decisions or to effectively reevaluate an issue can be so much smoother when listening to the guidance of Holy Spirit.

Too often you consult everyone else first before consulting God. The major difference in everyone else, including yourself is that the view is so small and skewed by the life you know.  You need someone bigger to walk with you through those things you don't know.  I know it to be true because I have watched so many people waste so much precious time worrying about what may happen and trying to devise the plan for each outcome.

Ahh, but when you bring God into the decision, when you allow self to follow divine guidance you can breathe easier. Believe me, you want the place of breathing easier. You see, it is out of that place of breathing easier that you recognize that you don't react like you once did, you don't fumble over stupid stuff like you used to do. It is out of that place of breathing easier that you realize you can evaluate with divine help. It is out of that place of breathing easier that you realize that stuff does not affect you like it did. You need that place. Take it one step at a time. Invite God into your question, into your problem, and wait. . . enough for now.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Shhh Be Still

There is a reason we are encouraged to be still, and know that God is God. In the being still we are able to realize more about who we are and whose we are.  In the being still we find we no longer need to please people. In the being still we gain a better view of self and we can learn to trust. No, not trust mankind, but trust God, in the being still. And then we can find rest, peace as we approach the ups and the downs of our journey.

Let's do that today. Rest your mind, breathe out anxiety, breathe in peace. Breathe out fear, breathe in joy. Breathe out worry, breathe in serenity. Breathe out worry, breath in excitement. Breathe out junk (you name your junk), breathe in peace. Go ahead.  I'm letting go of the bicycle- you are going. Keep going. Trust ehat God is doing in your life, right now. enough for now.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Don't Waste Precious Time

Why do we waste precious time worrying about something that may not happen?  Oh yes we do. Yes you do. I have learned that that time can be restored when you give the worry to God. What you may find out is whatever you worried about did not happen in the same way. Usually it never does happen the way you worried anyway.  

There is something "peace releasing" when you give the worry to God and then rest in that release. When you rest you usually find a different answer. Go ahead, try it. enough for now.