Faith Based

Faith based living – The law of sin and death wants to take out our body and soul through cycles and emotions from programs and agreements. But, because we have the mind of Christ – the Spirit of God – HE can renew our body and soul. Jesus sent His body to the earth and we get to use our bodies on this planet to receive all that is ours. Spirit. Soul. Body. Do our deeds have to be redeemed? How do we walk in the Spirit and cause our bodies and souls to be conformed into the image of Christ. Our bodies need Father to lead us and we need to follow Father SO THAT our physical bodies can live all the days we are supposed to on planet earth HEALTHY.

We get to live according to the Spirit – walk in the spirit – this is the place of no condemnation. Truth comes into us. Righteousness is fulfilled as we live according to the Spirit so we can be healthy and whole in soul and body. Receive and identify with His heart which is LIFE (not condemnation). When your mind is on the flesh, your mind is on the things of the flesh. Carnally minded is death. Spirit minded is life. But you cannot just talk about the spirit being life. You get to lean into life – One thing we can move forward in is by leaning into the Mind of the Spirit with life, health, healing and love. Living unoffended. Living forgiven. This is truly faith based…living from Love and forgiveness.

Focus your mind like flint on the spirit (not works) – the value of the blood – the value of Father, Son and Spirit inside you – being loved by Father – valuing our thoughts that oppose our Christ. Consider your thoughts and allow the thoughts not from God to slip away into His Spirit. Take no thought to what you eat, drink or wear. To be spiritual is to have the ability to take off the thoughts and emotions from carnality and non faith based living.

There is a process. There is a discipline. There is a governing from Christ.
Our minds are important. If Christ is in you then the body is dead because of sin but the spirit is righteous and alive. Our body has cycles and repetitive actions … that must be submitted to His spirit. We can be on repeat and not even know it.

So, now in the context of following the Spirit – How about we just choose not to be offended anymore? Honestly. We speak the truth in love and rock on. But getting angry and upset… It kills your physical body. Your body has biology that is responding to the trauma drama from pain and sickness and memories and limitations. We must have Jesus. We are dependent on HIM so we can press through these earthly soul limitations as well as our body being dead from sin. So, we get to redeem our bodies by the Spirit of God. Transfiguration is our inheritance. When you remain hurt over someone else’s opinion of you whether it is right or wrong…It knocks everything about your life out of kilter. Alignment is inheritance. Faith based living is the vehicle to identity and knowing Him.

You get out of alignment and when out of alignment, the enemy will separate you from the very thing God wants you to remain inside. Granted you are in Christ and nothing can separate you but you can feel divided, separated, unloved and unwanted. Not everybody is going to like you or me. Not everyone is going to understand your choices or understand your pain. People will be offended. You will get offended. But you can be responsible for you and lean into Life until it no longer happens as your response as you learn to have a supernaturally faith based life.

Condemning someone else doesn’t just put them Under the law but it puts you under the law as well. Feeling condemned by someone else puts you under the law and when you want to retaliate or run away from those that “made you” feel like that then it pushes them under the law as well. I wonder if sickness is part of the law?
Our physical realities must change too. Condemnation blocks and stops your life. If the spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you then you need the reality of the body being quickened with life. Our mortal bodies need life. LIFE to the physical realm for us. We are alive from righteousness. So, now the spirit inside of me and you spreads to others. We have life giving spirits and we must change our own patterns and problems because of His Spirit. Then, we can pour into others the same glorious inheritance. Lots of people live from a faith based life but it does not mean they have given themselves over to Him. WE can lead them through our own leaning into Christ.

The truth is that everybody is doing the best we can. Some people have a loudmouth and they’re going to shoot out stuff and crap from them that’s just not going to be pleasing or righteous. I think we should just ignore it and rock on. Let us look at one another through His life giving spirit. My body has issue but my spirit lives from righteousness to pour into my body and soul and change me and conform my biology into the image of Christ. Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. Engage all of them. Engaged a faith based life.

Living according to the spirit. The law of sin and death inside of our bodies that is trapped into programs inside me – can be quickened by His Spirit. Put to death the deeds of the body. Put to death the agreements and programs from death. Discipline LIFE into you. Discipline is not works. Disciple your own soul, body and mind. Discipline to hear Him – meditation on Life and Love and Living all the days due to us.

If you want to increase your life – then you engage what God has given you so that you can obey with your mind, soul and body. Finances can change. The body can change. But they don’t change without our giving them our attention and disciplining ourselves in these area and pouring life into them. Doing comes from believing… and living out a faith based life.
Until soon,

No More Hijacking

If you stop your process again, you will either abort or miscarry so no more hijacking your own birthing process.

Follow through – take it to the finish line. I know you think you are not going to make it. I feel it deep in my bones. My feelings are right there with you.

Take a deep breath and take each day as it comes but whatever you do – don’t stop your process of carrying your identity full term again. No more hijacking.

It is NOT just a new day – it is your day.
Yes, you have some dreams you have pressed into before but this is different. This isn’t a dream – this is your identity. This is what you are made of and you are in the process of a brave new you. No more hijacking.

I can see you in the birth canal. You are on the way. Don’t stop! Yes, you may need to take a breath and rest. It is like when you are working out. A good trainer will have you stop and breathe and hydrate but then you get back to those muscles before the muscles do what they want. You have to tell your muscles what to do. You have to tell your body what to do. You must not stop believing that you can finish this process of identity.

You have health on the other side.
You have finances on the other side.
You have promises fulfilled coming.
You can do it. You can deliver.
You are worth the pain. You are worth the effort.
You are worth the continual pushing until you are born.
Remain in labor. Don’t lose your nerve now. No more hijacking.

Don’t run away. Don’t shut down.
Don’t be angry. Don’t avoid it.
Don’t continue to think of ways to get around it.
Don’t give up. Don’t turn back. Don’t give in.
Look at how far you have come. No more hijacking.
You have gone too far to turn back now.
No more hijacking your process of identity.

DO love you enough to hug yourself. Then, hug the one with you.
Your body doesn’t just want to run until you are ragged or sleep until you’re a new person. Your body and my body wants the consistency of the daily living and breathing in and out until our consistency births a stability and reliability and maturity that can be trusted with the life we have asked God for. You have cried out to be a lover of humanity. You have cried out to love like Jesus. You have begged God to make you more like Him. This process of life and living is your birthing time. You just did not realize how critical your own birthing is for you and your family and your city. you are the in the process of birthing your own identity.

Until soon and no more hijacking – love d.

Your Dawn in the Dark

It is dark and it feels like your life is over. I get it. But is that Truth? Pinch yourself.
Can you feel it? Do you know you touched your own skin? Then, it is not over.
See your own DAWN in the dark.
Pinch yourself again. Remind yourself again. Look yourself in the eyes.
Look past the pain and disguise. See into yourself. Look for your dawn in the dark.
Be your own Dawn in the dark.
You can do it – one step at a time.

Hug your own body. Tell yourself you are okay. No more ugly speaking to yourself night and day.
Can you see a fresh tomorrow? Take your own hand.
You have purpose. There is a plan.
Do not give away your own life for shifting sand.
Rise up and feel the concrete underneath your feet.
Your breath is important.
Feel your own heart beat.
It is not so dreary or stark.
Look for your dawn in the dark.
Love, d

Rise in your space

Rise in your space. Don’t shrink back but embrace the challenge.

Resting expecting supernatural tenacity. Fix your eyes. Stay in the current. Let it strengthen you. You’ll end up with inheritance.

Rise in your space. Be expectant. Turn to think good things not past things. Maybe even approach your issue differently. Expect change. Expect freedom. Expect help. Expect life. Watch a video on Rise by clicking here.

Rise in your space and tune in supernaturally. Listen to what’s inside the song, conversation, disagreements. Listen beyond the tears and pain. Access what’s in between the lines and get a full picture. God is not shaming you or beating you up.

Rise with tenacity into Truth. Not the good labels or negative finger pointing of man can define you. Opinion hasn’t a chance when compared to Truth. Tenaciously embrace a TRUE new you. LOOK into the ones near you and you’ll find they struggle the same. Love issues. Misunderstood. Not able to express themselves. Need validation. Feel like not fitting in.

Look into your eyes and see love there. That’s who you really are so sit up tall in your chair. Follow me for blogging and strength. Love- d

Feeling Deep

Feeling deep thoughts for the deep thinkers in grief or pain.

The pain was so deep I could not touch it yet so close I could not get around it.
Pieces of pain like glass splintered under the feet. Not sure how to move without cutting themselves.
The Pain of the feeling the deep kind.
The pain that calls, pulls and consumes. The pain of finality.
The pain of no more.
The pain of standing on the rock in strength…while you wait for joy.
My compassion meter is strong but my rescue meter competes.
It’s difficult to watch a loved one writhe in emotional pain. I want to take them in my arms until it subsides.
I want to break through the boundaries they put in place to protect themselves. I want to help them move forward.
Removing the memory connection will alleviate the instability that fearfully haunts and paralyzes them.
Removing the raw real trauma frequencies that came into their body will help restore health, wellness of mind and stability of heart.

It doesn’t change what happened to them but it does give them clarity to make new decisions from peace not pieces.
Don’t give up – you are close to the new you. You’re standing. You’re climbing.
You’re stronger than you know. You’re one of a kind. You’re safe to feel. Safe to heal. Safe to grow.
You have permission to feel your deep pain. You have permission to live again.
If you’re not safe to feel alone, get with someone who can let you express your heart.
One day you’ll see your strength. Receive truth and life. Love in the pain.
Life through the tears. Union in the brokenness. New start with a fresh breath.

In the mean time, you get to say goodbye to those old patterns, old ways of thinking, old ways of living, old ways of rejecting the ones near you or rejecting yourself. You get to face your past and move past it – it is most definitely time.

One day you’ll feel joy. One day you’ll see intention and one day it will make sense.
One day the strong strength of the rock will be infused into the memories.
One day you’ll feel the sun again through the deep thinking. Feeling deep.

I love you- d

Oh, how we grow

Oh how we grow.
Last month, I realized my heart felt and very tender. My dad died 20 years ago.
He died holding my sister Sandy’s hand.
Funny how I did not appreciate my parents when I was young. Not like I do now. Even their mistakes are significant to me today. I’m learning even now from their goodness,
their sacrifices,
their pioneering ways,
their stances,
their efforts,
their intelligence,
their education –
as well as their ignorance in some areas or narrowness in others.
Oh, how we grow.
Of course as a stepparent and spiritual parent, I have better understanding regarding the decisions my parents made and why.
Segue – I married a man with two children almost 18 years ago and now I realize also my influence was important then and still is today. When we married, I wanted the kids to love, respect and honor their dad. I emphasized Father’s day and his birthday and even Christmas. When they were growing up, I saw myself as an ADD On. However, God corrected me years ago and showed me how the spouses of their parents were as worthy of honor as the biological parents. I am sharing because when they were growing up, I did not see the need for them to honor me. I had what I now realize was a lack of entitlement (did not need it) and my desire for them to love their dad overshadowed Truth. Unknowingly, I imparted a disrespect to them in the area of authority and parenting by not helping them honor their other parents. If you are a stepparent or spiritual parent – please do not disregard yourself as unimportant. It is not wise. Oh, how we grow.

Back to my story – we did not have much growing up but they did the best they could with what they had – and now – I get it.
And oh do I miss my dad and mom. I miss my dads hugs and I miss my moms scent. I missed her most because she lead me into Truth and loved me unconditionally.

I miss my moms wisdom and my dads sense of humor. She created cards for me. She celebrated. I have one of the cards she made me even today. Now, I send texts. It’s sad but seems to be the value others place on holidays or birthdays. So, I’m adjusting. I miss her soft skin and I miss his laugh. I miss her handwriting – not a text with limited connection. I miss her life and the ability to see her face to face.
My parents talked about everything. They expressed their opinion to one another.
They did not always agree but that was okay. I remember his voice. I don’t remember hers … Oh, how we grow.

I do recall my dad blessing us with a prayer and his words before he passed away. We all held hands. It was miraculous.

I have better respect for him and her now. She was kind and she wanted relationship with me. She wanted to spend time with me. Mom liked me as I was -a messed up broken needy kid who wanted to be loved. She introduced me to Jesus. It was her greatest gift to me – His love and His courage … that I committed to later in life. She did not see me learn Spanish or play the guitar – two things I wanted to do when I was a little girl. That’s okay.

Though she died young, she was courageous. Sometimes she is why I don’t give up. Sometimes she is why I reach out to others. Sometimes she is why I shut my mouth. A woman with few words whose words were impactful when she used them. Kind. Did I mention kind? Did I mention her unconditional love? Did I mention she made room to know me and wanted to know me? I miss that kind of connection. Few want to get to know others.

Yea. I miss her relationship. I miss how she encouraged me.
She was sincere and intentional. She was smart and creative.
I’m still learning from her….Funny how those 18 years with her impacted me so greatly.

I miss what I could have learned from my dad had I honestly wanted to hear him or know him.
Lots of missing without regret or darkness. I am simply acknowledging weaknesses that are not as prominent today…and wishing I had known them longer. They had value and I missed their worth when here on planet earth. 🌏 🌏
Living courageously from His light and their presence… one moment at a time.
This earth time passes quickly … Oh, how we grow.
Love, d

Prayerful thoughts

What if our thoughts are prayers?

What if it matters what we think to The One Who answers prayer?

What if renewing our mind works hand in hand, complimenting our prayer life?

“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~ 1st Thes 5:16-18 love-d #prayer

Intention

 Have courage. You are a place of intention.

Someone is for you. You may feel alone but being alone and feeling alone are not the same. There is a Voice inside that is the Voice not just of reasoning but of confidence, humility, faithfulness and no matter what you succeed or fail in – this Voice is for you.
Have courage. When feeling as if the world is against you – this Influencer is not. Intention.

When you are still enough to hear the process of your Greatest Partner inside you begin to see a will that is more loving that your own. You begin to notice a longevity with this Partner’s will that has an action plan for the long term. When we decide to follow the Voice of the One Who knows you better than anyone – you can bet that nothing can stop those plans. You ARE going to face obstacles – some you knew about – some that you do not know about and some you felt ready for and some you have no idea how you will live through them.

Not giving up is the key to your sanity, success and stability. Have courage and intention.
You are an overcomer. Do not allow discouragement to eat at you day by day until you find yourself confused and wondering about your course of action. Do not expect easy peasy as you receive to move ahead and forward into dreams you want yet do not see manifest.
You are not alone. You have a Very Present Help in your day of wonder, wandering and wilderness as well as confusion, capsizing and contentment. Pure Intention.

Becoming stressed out is not your friend. Stress wants to take you down a pathway of insanity and dis-ease and dishonor of your own self. Yet Providence is your Friend and always has the upper hand. So, stay close to the voice of Rest. Let me clarify that rest is NOT the voice that feeds your every want or desire. The voice that feeds that part of your soul is usually strife – not rest. The Voice of Life is the thought leads you into more life and it is the voice of confidence that leads you into expectancy. Life Intention.

Sometimes it takes a bit of time to even determine the direction you are following was expectancy because at times circumstances seem to overwhelm the leaning into this Voice. Ask for the pathway of Life.
Do not just run ahead in haste to get what you want to reach that new goal or be the first one. Instead, lean into that One Who makes way for your pace, your journey, your heart’s desires.
Trust.
Trust.
Intention.

When you trust, it is another step of building equity with the One Who lives inside you. Have courage. It is like money in the bank but its return is greater than financial. Safely your heart is held when you lean into your Greatest Partner inside. Invest TRUST. Invest LOVE. Love is the greatest currency. Loving you. Loving the one with you. Loving others.
The more you trust and build this equity in relationship, the more empowered you feel to listen and obey the instinct inside leading you to a more fruitful opportunity or land. Trusted Intention.

Sometimes it is sooooo chaotic on your insides and you long for peace. Have courageous intention.
Then, there are days you have rest and peace yet you lean into noise or a way to fill your time with thoughts that are not part of the equity.
Practice when you are able to be still in the midst of confusion and terror. practice leaning into this place of Trust where you are inside the Bank of Love where you have built the equity…you can find not just peace – but a contentment and a victory dance that causes you to be strong, stable and balanced.

This is your year my friend. What is your Intention?

You are taking inches that become feet that become miles that become short distances that become long distances that bring fulfillment to the deep thoughts – the deeper dreams – the stronger successes – from the place of Rest and long term evaluation.

A place of intention – this is who we are and Whose.
We were each made with intention. You have purpose. It is deep inside – one that reveals over time…
Courageous Intention – this is who you are.

Psalm 33:20 – We wait in hope for the LORD WHO is our help and our shield. In Him, our hearts rejoice for we trust in His holy name. –

Psalm 56:3-4 – When I am afraid, I will trust you. In God, Whose word I praise, in God I will trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortal man do to me?

Romans 8:31 – What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Align your intention with Truth and Intention will line up with you.

Be Confident & Breathe

Be Confident and Breathe.
CONFIDENT that He Who started it will finish it…
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Marriage is similar to friendship, family – even work or church friends I think.
It takes commitment to stay the course, love the one in the mirror and the ones you are with.
It takes being willing to shut up and give in as well as stand up and let it go.
It takes hugging it out instead of running out the door. Confident enough to hug even in the face of being rejected.
It takes loving someone through their tears instead of telling them to shut up because you are uncomfortable or just cannot fix it (and feel inadequate).
Love is a strong choice and the minute you run from one person who makes you crazy is probably when you find that same person looking back at you when you are alone in the bathroom. 
You may love some who refuse to love you back. You may apologize to those who refuse to acknowledge your humility. Let it go. Confident.
Simply thank God you are alive. They are alive. You have another day. I’m telling you that your emotions will cause you to say things you don’t really mean that you will have to apologize for…or justify the words because you feel entitled to “feel” whatever you are feeling.
Its that whole perspective thing. Confident He will finish it, you and them.
Hug the one who makes you crazy. Or you will run them over or walk away from them.
You probably make them crazy too.
Hug the one who ticks you off. Or you will kick them out or leave them stranded.
You probably tick them off too.
Hug the one who makes you feel invalidated. You are they will harbor resentment for “feeling” like you don’t matter or are not in the room or are just unimportant.
They probably feel invalidated too. Confident.
Love the one who makes you feel angry. They are probably angry too.
SOOOOOO much goes into the tapestry of loving ourselves and humanity.
Loving and swallowing the failure we feel because we cannot go back and fix what is unfixed and the pain we feel about the loss we feel and the inadequacy we feel…
Feel. Feel. Feel. Oh My.
Feelings lie but Truth stands the test of time.
See the Truth in the one who you want to desert. Maybe they are just as insecure as you are but cannot express it.
See the Truth inside yourself – that there is One Who will never leave you or them….no never… Confident.
Take a deep breath – breathe in and out and then do it again and then do it again.
Hug yourself. Hug them. Start over. Confident.
Don’t let the cycle of run away get you sick and tired of sick and tired and stress you out so much that you want to throw in the towel.
You can’t go back but you can step forward.  Confident.
Love, Donna
Breath

Still the Soul without His Voice

I do not believe boundaries should be made for boundaries sake. Often, this is similar to the law in that we need to do something to protect ourselves or someone else – instead of hearing what Father is doing in a situation and obeying His voice.

Are there time with a need for real boundaries? Of course – but real boundaries are not created to protect us from being inconvenienced or liked or so we can be like Burger King.

Wait, I’m not poo pooing on boundaries – I’m just saying that boundaries without His voice instructing with His motives which are all about Him…His kingdom and His purposes – is just another rule in place to serve our flesh.

The flesh of Jesus was mangled not so much so that our flesh is protected – but so we can overcome what mangled Him.

Just a thought…