Knowing GOD As FATHER

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(James 1:17-18 NIV- Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from The Father of the heavenly lights, Who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through The Word of Truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all He created.)

Most of us know and believe in The Lord as Creator, which He is and there is none other. This morning, however, I want to talk to you guys about knowing Him intimately as our loving, good Father, Who has chosen us as His own. (Jeremiah 1:5 AMP- Before I formed you in the womb I knew you and approved of you as My chosen instrument. And before you were born I consecrated you to Myself as My own…)

One of my favorite songs is “Good, Good Father” and every morning as I enter The Lord’s Presence, it’s one of the songs that I sing to Him because I want Him to know from the depths of my being what a good Father He has been to me.

The beginning of the songs says, “Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think You’re like. But, I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night. And You tell me that You’re pleased and that I’m never alone. … You’re a good, good Father. It’s Who You are. And I’m loved by You. It’s who I am.”.

As I was mediating on today’s focal passage, I was reminded of those precious lyrics from that song. … Every good and perfect gift comes from The Lord because it’s His nature to be a good Father to us. He, Himself, is Love. So, to know that we’re loved by Him is so much more than just a description of how He feels about us. Truly knowing in our hearts that we’re loved by Him, is to know that being loved by The Father is in fact Him offering us an extension of Himself— His very Life, in which there is no greater gift.

Beloved, accept and embrace The Life that The Father offers. He is the endless supply of everything good and perfect; the very source in which you draw your next life-giving breath.

Before I pray for you guys today, I just want you to know and truly take to heart that you don’t have to just listen to the stories of what others think our Heavenly Father is like. You can know Him— like truly and intimately know Him for yourself. You can experience Him, hear His voice, see as He sees. He will show you the great and unsearchable things. He’ll make His Presence known to you in ways that you’ve never even dreamed of.

If I could leave you guys with one thing that will change your life for the very best, it would simply be— seek Him. I can promise you that as you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. There is nothing in this entire world that compares to knowing Him.

Abba, I come before You this morning asking that You would continually draw our hearts unto Yours. Father, I pray that the deep in You would unceasingly call out to the deep in us that we may know, encounter, and experience You in ways we never imagined possible. I pray that Your Holy Spirit would flood us; heart and soul to overflow that even the ones we love may be engulfed by all that is You. My deepest cry for every heart reading this is that they would come to know You as the loving, good Father that You are. Lord, let nothing hinder us as we seek to know You more. You’re a good, good Father. We love You and we long for more and more of The Life that is Your Presence. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

When I was a little child, my parents taught me by example to pray. I began with a picture in my mind of Heavenly Father being far away. As I have matured, my experience with prayer has changed. The picture in my mind has become one of a Heavenly Father Who is close by, Who is bathed in a bright light, and Who knows me perfectly.” ~ Henry B. Eyring

Dear Hearts, welcome to week 7 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! I’m so happy to have you guys join me this morning and I pray that you were truly blessed by today’s message. Also, know that I am available to pray with or for you all throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here.

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Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Heaven On Earth

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(Proverbs 8:17-21 VOICE- I love those who love Me: those who search hard for Me will find Me. Riches and honor are the benefit of following Me; so are lasting wealth and justice. My reward is better than gold, even the purest gold; and My profit is greater than the highest quality silver. I follow the way of right living. Follow Me along the path to find justice; I’m ready to meet those who love Me, bestow true riches upon them, and fill up their lives until their treasuries overflow.)

A few weeks ago, I was awakened from my sleep by the sound of The Lord’s voice. He audibly spoke to me and said, 8:17. For some reason, in my mind it registered that He was speaking in terms of the time, so I immediately grabbed my phone to check the time only to discover that it wasn’t 8:17. It was actually 4:00am. I didn’t say it out loud, but I thought to myself, “Lord, it’s not 8:17.”. And then He audibly responded by saying, No, not the time. Proverbs 8:17..

Proverbs 8:17 wasn’t a verse that I knew by heart, so I had to look it up. After I read verse 17, The Holy Spirit led me to continue reading the passage through verse 21. So, that’s where today’s focal passage comes from.

Before I go any further, let me just tell you that God amazes me.

As I have shared with you guys several times before, The Lord often speaks to me through dreams/visions, but mostly dreams. Well, right before He had awakened me with the passage of Scripture from Proverbs 8, that’s exactly what had taken place.

In this dream, I saw countless jewels and gemstones all around me. I mean everywhere I looked, I saw them radiantly glistening and sparkling in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. And one by one, The Lord was bringing each jewel before me. I would see the gem in His hand and as He brought each one before my eyes, I could hear His voice speaking to me about each one individually. It was almost as if He was explaining to me the meaning and power behind each one of these precious, treasured gems that He, Himself had beautifully created by the power of His very own hands.

Well, because the sound of His voice had awakened me so abruptly, when I woke up I knew what had taken place in the dream, but I couldn’t remember what He had said to me about each gem. The only thing I remembered was right before I woke up, in the dream, I heard Him say, Now, remember these three: the emerald, the pearl, and the tourmaline..

The odd thing about that was when I heard The Lord say to remember those three, I didn’t see the actual gems as I had been seeing throughout the entire dream, but instead the names of all three were written out in His hand for me to read.

I was familiar with both the emerald and the pearl and those are both referenced in The Bible, but the tourmaline isn’t. I had actually never seen or heard of the tourmaline in my life before I saw it written in His hand.

I believe that the emerald and the pearl represent or are symbolic of the known blessings that we treasure— such as the truth of God’s promises to us in His Word or things that we’ve prayed and believed for and then in return The Lord blessed us with. But, I believe that the tourmaline represents His gracelets or the grace gifts: meaning the great, unknown, undeserved blessings that He treasures, yet desires to adorn us with simply because He loves us and we belong to Him.

I was truly amazed that God would speak to me in a dream about jewels and gems which most of us consider to be of great value, but would then awaken me and give me a passage of Scripture that lets me know that if I’ll just continue to diligently seek and wholeheartedly follow Him, that what He has for me surpasses anything that I could dream of, imagine, or even pray for. His blessings are better than pure gold and greater than top choice silver.

When I speak of God’s blessings, I don’t just mean financial wealth, but spiritual wealth as well. For example, priceless treasures such as being able to enter His Presence, hear His voice, know His heart, access His wisdom, experience His grace, and see His glory. It is God, Himself Who is the greatest treasure and we have the precious privilege of experiencing the fullness of Him through His Holy Spirit living within us. (Ephesians 1:3 VOICE- Blessed be God, The Father of our Lord The Anointed One, Who grants us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms where we live in The Anointed—not because of anything we have done, but because of what He has done for us.)

Some may read today’s focal passage and think that The Lord is saying that if we’ll just seek and follow Him now (meaning while we’re here on earth), the reward of that is receiving the incomparable blessing that when this life is over, we’ll get to meet Him in heaven where it is there that He will bestow upon us the true treasure that He’s prepared for our lives.

Well, that’s true. However, I also believe that if we’ll make the choice to earnestly seek The Lord and genuinely follow Him, the benefit of that is Him allowing us the privilege of being able experience heaven now while we’re here on earth. And what I mean by that is, He wants us to experience the joy of knowing that He is a good Father. His heart’s desire for us as His children is to bless us far above and beyond all that we could ever imagine. God said, “I’m ready to meet those who love Me, bestow true riches upon them, and fill up their lives until their treasuries overflow.”.

That is certainly true for our eternity with Him in heaven, but I also know it to be true for our lives right now; here on earth. (Luke 17:20-21 GNT- Some Pharisees asked Jesus when the Kingdom of God would come. His answer was, “The Kingdom of God does not come in such a way as to be seen.  No one will say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or, ‘There it is!’; because the Kingdom of God is within you.“)

Meeting with God simply means seeking Him in the secret place and intimately reveling in His Presence as we converse with Him in prayer and through worship. (Matthew 6:6 NKJV- But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father Who is in the secret place; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly.)

So, Dear Hearts, be encouraged today knowing that The Lord is inviting and summoning you into His Holy Presence so that He can graciously bless you both spiritually and naturally, bestow upon you true riches, fill your life until your treasuries overflow, adorn you with heavenly keepsakes, and gift to you great and incomparable trinkets and tokens of grace that display His endlessly love for you. (1 Corinthians 2:9 CEV- But it is just as the Scriptures say, “What God has planned for people who love Him is more than eyes have seen or ears have heard. It has never even entered our minds!”)

Abba, today, I come to You on behalf of every heart reading this and I ask and pray that You would draw them into the secret place of Your Presence that You may lavishly bless them with the heavenly treasures of Your grace just as Your heart desires. Father, I ask that You would open their hearts, minds, and spiritual eyes to not only see You as God and Creator, but to also deeply know You as the loving, gracious, and perfect Father that You are. Lord, You are better to us than we are to yourselves and we love You, we bless You, and we give You all of the glory. In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“We are ever surrounded by undeserved blessings. Even in His silence, He blesses us.” ~ Dr. David Jeremiah

Welcome to week 3 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! I’m so happy to have you guys join me this morning and I pray that you were truly blessed by today’s message. Also, know that I am available to pray with or for you all throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here.

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Our GOD Sings And HIS Voice— Is Beautiful!

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(Zephaniah 3:17 CEV- The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and He will refresh your life with His love.)

It’s been an entire month since I last shared with you guys, so I first want to start by saying I have missed you all and I love you so much!

I’ve taken the last month and a half to truly seek The Lord more intimately, so I have been fasting, praying, and just asking God to breathe His Holy Spirit within me and to let my breath be His breath.

When I enter into God’s Presence and my heart is crying out to Him, “Abba, please let Your breath become my breath.”, what I’m really saying is, “Father, the very same breath that You’ve used to breathe Your Life within my being, use me as Your divine vessel that I may breathe that same Life into the hearts and souls of others”.

I have been humbly, yet boldly praying in faith that His gift of The Holy Spirit would not just increase within me, but that It would consume me. If you’re an avid reader of my blog, you know that my prayer has often been, “Lord, less of me and more of You”. Well, as He has answered that prayer and allowed me the honor of experiencing Him in a deeper way, my prayer has since become, “Abba, none of me and all of You”.

The notion that God wanted to take me deeper in Him had been lingering in my spirit for months. However, unbeknownst to me at that time, my prayer had actually hindered my level of intimacy with Him because I was praying, “Less of me and more of You”, but He was longing to give me and to show me His more which was so much greater than the more that I had been expecting and praying for.

The Spirit led me to fast and pray because His more required that I seek Him with everything that I am and I needed that because there are some promises that He had spoken to my heart and some as far back as almost four years ago that I have been praying over continuously, but I’ve yet see them to come to fruition. I needed Him to speak to me to confirm those promises again because doubt had begun to creep in. And as a believer, you never want that because doubt is like kryptonite to our prayers. I faithfully live with a heart of expectancy. I know that His Words are true and I believe that He’ll do exactly what He’s promised me. It wasn’t that I doubted Him or His ability, but more so myself and if I had heard Him correctly the first time. I started praying, “Lord, remind me again. Send Th Holy Spirit to refresh me with the power and truth of Your Words”.

So, to say that God has amazed me over this last month and a half would be an understatement because He has been blowing my mind. It all started with me having these dreams of me praying. I would then actually wake up to pray about what ever it was that I had just dreamt that I was praying about and as soon as I would go back to sleep, it would happen again— just a continual cycle. So, all night long, I’m dreaming about praying and then waking up to pray. Getting little to no sleep, but feeling more rested than if I had slept all night. It’s almost as if God was testing me and saying, “Will you obey Me calling you to pray when it’s inconvenient for you? Will you honor My requests even if it means disturbing or interrupting your time of rest?”. That may not seem like an inconvenience to most, but if you truly know me, you know that I have trouble sleeping even when I’m tired, so when I do fall asleep it is a rare and needed treasure.

In me being obedient to His call to wake up and pray, He then started speaking to me through my dreams when I’m asleep and then through visions when I’m awake and showing me specific things about specific people, including myself.  So, in remembering the following passage of Scripture, I wrote them all down in my prayer journal and began to pray asking God to give me revelation of them. (Habakkuk 2:2-3 GNT- The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing, because it is not yet time for it to come true. But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.). I mean, He has allowed me to experience Him in divine ways and some I don’t even know how to put into words or explain.

The more He revealed to me the more I desired to go even deeper and greater, and so much so that I then began to pray, “Lord take me deeper, show me more, increase and enlarge my territory of spiritual gifts. And He then brought this verse to mind, (1 Corinthians 12:31 AMP- But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces; the higher gifts and the choicest graces. And yet I will show you a still more excellent way; one that is better by far and the highest of them all—Love.) Essentially, what He was saying to me is, ” Desire more, but be careful not to desire My gifts more than you desire Me and don’t lose sight of the purpose to which I first called you to which is to love. First, desire Me because I Am Love and the gifts will follow and overflow.”.

Can I tell you that truly humbled my heart? His purpose for increasing His power and Presence in my life wasn’t just to reaffirm His promises to me, but for a much greater purpose which was to refresh me so that I would to be able to exceptionally do what He’s called me to do— love His people and extend His grace on the level that He desires for me to with no distractions.

I normally start my time of prayer and worship around 12am because that way God literally gets the first of my day, but it was around 10:30pm and I just felt led to pray and worship Him. So, I’m literally pacing the floor just praying and crying. I’m so desperate for His approval that I wanted Him to know that even though I desire His gifts they mean nothing without Him. I just cried, prayed, and laid my heart bare and exposed before Him about that as well as some other things that had been on my heart.

I always sing during my prayer time, and there’s a song that Bethel Music sings called “I Want To Know You”. I started to play the spontaneous worship version of that song which is about 50 minutes long and I just started singing, pacing the floor, and crying out to Him from the deepest desperation of my heart and soul. And I began to sing the words, “Lord, I want to know You. Let Your Spirit overwhelm me. Let Your Presence overtake my heart.and I just continued to sing that over and over again. And when I say, I want to know Him, I mean better than I know myself. … A few minutes before the song ended they start to sing the words, “Lord, put a new song in our hearts” and I stopped singing just to bask in His Presence. The Holy Spirit consumed me and in the sweetest whisper The Lord started to sing to me, “You know Me” over and over again in the same tune that I had been singing to Him. Those words are not apart of the song. That was just God being God.

As His child, He loves me so much that when there was grieve within my heart, He chose to sing me a lullaby to calm my spirit, celebrate me, and remind me of His unconditional love for me. As He sang to me, I laid down on my bedroom floor face first and I just uncontrollably wept with joy. That is the most intimate and the most beautiful moment that I’ve experienced with God to this date and it brought today’s focal verse to my remembrance. (Zephaniah 3:17 CEV- The Lord your God wins victory after victory and is always with you. He celebrates and sings because of you, and He will refresh your life with His love.) As I wept, He spoke to my heart and said, “Don’t mistake Me lovingly teaching you as Me reprimanding you. You know Me and I love you.”.

He literally refreshed my entire being by beautifully displaying His love for me through the expression of a song. Choosing to sing three simple, yet powerful words to my heart— “You know Me”. I got up off of the floor and I began to praise, worship, and sing to Him like never before. When I stopped singing it was 4:15am, my voice was almost gone, and I had not even realized that so much time had passed by. That’s the kind of time and intimacy that I want with Him every single day.

I’ve shared all of that with you to say this, I want you to know that our God is loving. He loves you with an everlasting love and even if you’ve never heard His voice, know that He is celebrating over you through a song that He’s written just for you. Above all else in your life, desire Him and the beauty and greatness that is Him will follow. (Matthew 6:33 NKJV- But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.) Our God is the same yesterday, today, and always. He is still The God of signs, wonders, and miracles, so know that what ever you have been praying and believing for, He can do! (Mark 9:23 WEB- Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”)

I’m sharing this song with you because I am praying that as you listen to it, God will impart His divine wisdom upon you and put a new song in your heart and spirit that will replenish, refresh, restore, and remind you of His eternal love for you. Please set aside approximately 50 minutes, listen to it in it’s entirety, and truly give The Lord your all because I believe with all of my heart that God is going to do a mighty, Life-giving, and life-changing work within you through this song.

Abba, I cry out to You on behalf of every person reading this. I lift them up in the name of Jesus and I ask and pray that today and everyday forth that Your Presence would manifest and ever-increase within their hearts and within their lives like never before. Help them to keep their eyes fixed on You, Father and as they do, impart Your divine wisdom, peace, and understanding upon them. Lord, release a fresh wind of Your Holy Spirit within their souls that they may intimately know You and all that you have purposed for them. Abba, within this very moment let Your unconditional love consume them, sing to them, and put a new song in their hearts that they may be replenished, refreshed, and restored unto You. Do a mighty and divine work within, through, and for them. I praise You for their lives! And in the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

“You are my Hiding Place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory.” – David (Psalm 32:7 TLB)

 

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Which Will You Rely On Most, Your Feelings Or GOD?

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(Exodus 4:10-12 NLT- Moses pleaded with The Lord, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though You have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”. Then The Lord asked Moses, “Who makes a person’s mouth? Who decides whether people speak or do not speak, hear or do not hear, see or do not see? Is it not I, The Lord? Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”)

Today’s focal passage reminded me that whether we feel we’re able to do or accomplish something or not, if God says, “Go!” then we must trust Him and do so knowing that He will never send us on a journey where we’ll have to travel alone. He will always be with us illuminating our way.

I think many of us, like Moses have had times or been in situations where we’ve simply felt inadequate. The truth is sometimes our feelings will lead us astray. The enemy is very strategic. His plan of attack will always be where we’re most vulnerable and for most of us the perception that we have of ourselves and how we “feel” will always come into play. It’s vital that we know our worth and that we never let anyone or anything rob us of how valuable we are.

I just want to encourage you guys to trust God’s provision no matter how you feel. His voice will always guide you to greatness! Believe that He has equipped and gifted you with everything that you need to conqueror what ever it is that He’s calling you to do. Embrace your purpose because you are fearfully and wonderfully made. Own your gifts and illuminate those dreams that you’ve kept hidden in your heart. And know that whenever you feel inapt, that can actually be a good thing because it puts you in a position to seek God for help. You are mighty in The Lord!

(Jeremiah 17:7-8 NIV- Blessed is the one who trusts in The Lord, whose confidence is in Him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.)

Your value is infinite and you truly can do all things! Christ will always be your strength!

“God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him.” ~ Jim Elliot

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Just A Little Pencil Empowered To Leave Exceptional Marks

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(2 Corinthians 3:2-5 GNT- You yourselves are the letter we have, written on our hearts for everyone to know and read. It is clear that Christ Himself wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with The Spirit of The Living God, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in God through Christ. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from God.)

Every single part of our existence is a gift from God. The very next breath that we take is a privilege administered by His power. That very next life-giving beat of our hearts is only because He made the decision to let it be so. My point is, we naturally try to control our own lives when they’re truly not ours to control. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 MSG- Didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of The Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.)

If we were to truly come to the realization that we are not our own, but that this body in which our souls indwell is simply a borrowed gift from God, would we sincerely make the choice to live our lives according to that gift? Would we choose to allow God to take the reins of what genuinely already belongs to Him? Or would we choose to keep believing the lie of the enemy that it is ours to do with it whatever we please?

Today, I’ve been in deep thought about life and what it truly means. The first thing that came to mind is, if God literally controls my existence; whether I take my next breath or not, whether my heart will receive it’s next beat, or whether I’ll have the liberty, benefit, and privilege of waking up to see a new day, why would I not allow Him to control my everyday concerns and worries? The things that worry us on a day to day basis are so insignificant compared to the gift of life itself. We hinder ourselves in life by trying to control what God says is His to manage, nurture, and take care of.

The focal passage of Scripture for today says, “It is clear that Christ Himself wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with The Spirit of The Living God, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in God through Christ. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from God.”. I believe that is a reminder to us that just as much as we expect this exceptional, all-consuming greatness from God, He also expects that same greatness from us because everything that He is, He has gifted to us by and through the power of The Holy Spirit. All we have to do is open our hearts to Him and trust Him to work within us.

God doesn’t require perfection from us. All He’s asking of us is to allow the willingness of our hearts to believe in Him and to let Him take the lead. If God expects exceptionalism from me, then I know that He has equipped and instilled within me everything that I need to be just that. I desire to do so much more with my life because of the dreams that He has planted in my heart. It is only through Him that I have become greater. “I’m just a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, Who is sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

What will you do with this borrowed treasure known as life that God has so graciously gifted to you? My prayer for you is, whatever He has inscribed within your heart, you will wholeheartedly believe in that and use it to leave exceptional marks in this world for His glory.

I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Who Does Your Day Belong To?

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(Psalm 74:16 NIV- The day is Yours, and Yours also the night; You established the sun and moon.)

Lord, this very day and this very night is Yours. … What a beautiful and hope-filled truth for us to reflect upon and take to heart. Our days and our nights belong to God. He established the earth and everything in it. So, we too belong to Him and every breath we take and every beat of our hearts are all ordained and administered at His hand and by the sound of His voice. When God speaks, supernatural, miraculous, life-changing, Life-giving things take place. The sun, the moon, and the stars without question are all unparalleled wonders spoken into existence by the voice of God, but as you marvel at the beauty that He’s created around you, don’t forget to marvel at and embrace the beauty that He’s created on the inside of you.

So often we lose sight of ourselves and the beauty of who God created us to be seeking after or dwelling on things that were detrimental to our lives and that were never worthy of our time or our effort in the first place. But how much greater would each day and night be if we chose to seek after the priceless treasures of God instead of the things that deter us from His promises and devalue the essence of His purpose for our lives? How much greater would our lives be if we chose to live knowing that each day and each night truly is God’s and that for those of us who believe, He’s not only fighting every single battle of life that seems to a constant force fighting to break us, but that Jesus said that He has already conquered those battles and won the war for us?! (John 16:33 AMP- I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer, take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted! For I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.)

Know and believe that no matter what you go through and no matter how tedious life may seem at times, absolutely nothing can separate you from the endless love of God and His extraordinary purpose for your life. (Romans 8:37-39 NLT- Despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, Who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.)

Awake and arise in the morning with joy in your heart knowing that your day is God’s and sleep in perfect peace at night knowing that your night is His as well. Nothing and no one can sever the promise of God’s love for you or His faithfulness to you. So chose to live life fearlessly and faithful and not just to simply exist in it broken and silent. Don’t give up! Stay in faith and refuse to quit because though you’ve endured and suffered through what seems like an endless nightmare, on the inside of you lives a God Who provides the power, ability, and capacity to become the reality of a beautiful dream. You are here on purpose, so live, treasure, and regard your life as such! (Jude 1:2 VOICE- Kindness, peace, love—may they never stop blooming in you and from you.)

I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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