It is in these moments where heaven is close even if it may feel like hell.
It is too easy to focus on what is not, too easy to focus on the negative.
It is time to pick yourself up and celebrate what is, before it has come. Victory is yours. Do you not see the reason for the battle? Your enemy wants you to give up. He knows that the only way he can win is if you let him.
Believe that the intentions and plans from God are always good. Trust Him. He wants the best for you. He is always there. He never fails.
It is this truth that helps us get up and get on our knees to do holy battle. It is this truth that helps us when we may be surrounded. It is this truth that leads us through the valley of the shadow of death. It is why joy bubbles from deep within us. It is the reason we press on.
He is good. He is sovereign. He is love.
You are on His mind. Your kids are on His mind. Every thought that may be going through your head He already knows. He has already been tending to your cares.
Trust Him, you will not be overtaken.
I have never wanted to live a boring life.
Boring is over-rated. Boring does not leave a legacy that births revivals and love. Boring changes nothing. Boring leaves stagnant waste and leaves people questioning purpose rather than living abundantly in love.
I would rather live my life having given every breath to speak words of truth & love.
I would rather die knowing I chose an adventurous life with Jesus and gave my all to him. Are dead people rising from the dead? Are you seeing the light return in the eyes of those you spend time with even in the line in the grocery store?
When impossible becomes normal and the possible becomes mundane that is when you know you are truly living. It is exhilarating.
Don’t be boring.
Choose the Jesus adventure & you will realize that in surrender you gain an epic life.
2018 is on the horizon and I have many things on my mind. I have spent 2017 forgiving many, loving fiercely and surrendering my soul to my mighty God. There are many questions I have and many prayers I’m waiting for the Lord to answer.
He has done great things for my heart, my soul & for my family. He has delivered me from pain & healed my body. He has set me free.
My biggest question going into 2018 is, “Will you do it again?”
Every day for the past week and a half I have asked God this question. I have wept and I have spent hours into the night interceding for my family. There is so much on my heart that I cannot give up hope believing will happen.
I have spent my time watching the boxing scene in Rocky where he did not win that battle but he put up one good fight & remained standing. This is 2017.
2018 will be the year I see God do it again. I will go back in that boxing ring and win! It will be my year full of laughter & joy.
I have listened to this song every day for the past week and a half. It has been my anthem. God is good. He is faithful. ⬇
“Do It Again” Elevation Worship
Do you know who you are? Do you understand your purpose?
My entire life has been filled with admiration for super heroes. I enjoyed watching epic fight scenes, characters defying impossible odds, and fighting from a deep sense of purpose. They knew who they were after conquering their own struggles. They loved others. From the beginning they were destined to be the rare, unique person called to greatness. Possessors of power & an authority I often felt I lacked in my own life they somehow performed the impossible.
I was born with a calling on my life. All my life the enemy has done his due diligence to lie, cheat, steal & thwart this destiny of mine. Cheap shots have been taken. For a little while I even believed the lies that he intended me to believe in order to create in me an identity other than the one God intended. I have had enough of this!
When one realizes that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in & through us it is hard to ever return to sugarcoated, wimpy Jesus Christian living. Being comfortable is a lie. Sitting back is intended for those that do not understand who they are. When one that is unified with Christ & filled with Holy Spirit, a fire blazes with love for all people headed to hell to live free, victorious & joy filled lives!
Because of this I do kingdom work battle. I am strong. I know who I am & to whom I belong.
I am a weapon against the enemy!