The only way to truly grow in your purpose is to begin coloring outside the lines.
Lean into a different space and trust.
It is a journey not a destination.
We forget because we want perfection.
We want others to think well of us.
We want our coloring book page on the refrigerator.
We want “them” to be proud.
So, we aim to please instead of aim to hear and have relationship.
We run from Truth and run to Information.
We are safer inside the lines where we are unnoticed and compliant when there is an adventure awaiting us both… out there… when coloring outside the lines.
Bless you friend,
Braver Saturday -Once you see it, you can’t unsee it. When religious, we focus on what we want & patiently connive to get it. Interesting to note, you can notice these characteristics in churches who spend 20 minutes announcing the offering. Is this how we relate to Father God? One another?We manipulate with our words long enough to get what we want? Sowing to reap but focused on self? #bebraver Maybe we could try just being honest and clear? What if we just be relationship focused & loving & kind & watch God bring abundant life? Less stress. Love-d
Braver Saturday -Your gratitude to someone is cancelled when you take advantage of them. It’s even deeper than you think. It’s good to be thankful. Gratitude is an attitude that can change your atmosphere. But what happens if you step over into an area where you are taking advantage of someone for whom you are grateful??? One way to test yourself is by asking yourself-
1. Am I demanding?
2. Am I manipulative?
3. Am I treating them like a slave?
Honor is what love looks like as Jill Mitchell O’Brien says…so, you might reconsider your attitude if you’ve begun to demonstrate any of the above.
Answer??? Love is all we owe one another. Stop treating them as if they owe you something. Whether they are working for free or for hire, you still need to be kind. What can you do to help them? That’s a good start… Love-d
Braver Saturday – God told Jesus no.
Sometimes no is the better covenant. #bebraver
Braver Wednesday – it’s not as easy as thinking that whatever you think you will get. But what if what you are thinking in the negative will never come to pass? Then you wasted all that precious time thinking dreary dead filled thoughts. Let’s change our focus. Let’s expect something different. Let’s hope for more. Let’s enjoy where we are while on the way to where we are going. Love, D
Braver Wednesday-Storms come and go. Ask for eyes to see the colors in your storm. Let the promises He has given you come to remembrance in the storm. Let HOPE arise. God is NOT DEAD!! HE hears. HE sees. HE knows. Hold on my friend. Your business can turn.
Your marriage can turn.
Your work can turn.
Your health can turn.
Your life can turn.
Your love can turn.
Let hope arise.
Turn from the storm and look to the colors in the storm. Then, remember the promise. Love-d
Braver Wednesday-Words are powerful. What are you saying to others? What are you saying to yourself? What are you repeating from others that aren’t your thoughts at all? Think before you speak to yourself and others. #bebraver Consider your words. Consider your thoughts. Then speak with intention. Build up. Don’t tear down. Then maybe your actions will be love oriented instead of filled with fear. Many times our actions follow our thought life. #bebraver Be Kinder
Braver Wednesday-Opinion-If you are bored (yet believe you are Christian), then it is possible you are in relationship with religion. Father God is not boring or bored. So, partner with Him and let The Way, The Truth & The Life lead you into adventuring with Him over the river and through the woods. #BeBraver Love d
Braver Wednesday-The Journey of peace is a revelation of knowing you yourself have been forgiven. This nugget and truth is the key to being unoffended.
When I’ve been forgiven who am I not to forgive? Whether at work, home or socially…this can be your mantle. When I know God has forgiven you – who am I not to forgive you?
When God no longer condemns anyone – who am I to condemn myself or others?
Stay forgiven. Stay in peace. Love-d
Braver Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 5:8 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us…WHOA that by itself is a stop in your tracks and think about how we don’t even show one another the time of day for goodness sake…but we have the ONE Who made us Who SHOWED US UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL HIS LOVE
1 Corinthians 5:9… much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath (the destruction that was to come in 70AD..when the Old Covenant was judged…you do realize God has already sent HIS wrath and that what Jesus said was finished was completed in 70AD?? Everyone should understand the historical aspect of God’s word and what happened)…
1 Corinthians 10 …IF while we were enemies, we were reconciled, changed mutually and changed TOWARD GOD THROUGH the death of HIS SON much more having been reconciled – we shall be saved by HIS lifetime….so those who were delivered…..were preserved through HIS LIFE….HIS LIFETIME..HIS LIVING FOR US…..HE LIVES FOREVER! AND HE LIVES INSIDE OF US!! BAM…….never alone…..born again…born from heaven…..HE STEPPED IN YOU……NOT JUST BESIDE YOU..NOT JUST AROUND YOU..NOT JUST ON YOU…BUT INSIDE WHERE HE fills every nook and cranny with HIMSELF………….
1 Corinthians 11 … NOT ONLY THIS BUT we ALSO exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ through Whom we have NOW RECEIVED THE RECONCILIATION…the exchange…the adjustment…the restoration to divine favor. WAIT!! We have already received???? SERIOUSLY??? HOW CAN THIS BE………OH…..COULD THIS BE WHAT THEY CALL GOOD NEWS????
1 Corinthians 18 – so then, as through one transgression there resulted Condemnation – an adverse sentence – a judgment against all men – even so, through one act of righteousness, there resulted JUSTIFICATION – ACQUITTAL – REMISSION, REDEMPTION, DELIVERANCE FROM GUILT, DELIVERANCE FROM THE POWER OF SIN of LIFE to ALL MEN. YES…ADAM CONDEMNED ALL MANKIND……WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION AND WITHOUT OUR HELP AND BEFORE WE WERE EVER BORN HE BROUGHT DEATH TO US. YES…JESUS JUSTIFIED………ALL MANKIND… WITHOUT OUR PERMISSION AND WITHOUT OUR HELP AND BEFORE WE WERE EVER BORN HE BROUGHT LIFE TO US.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THAT???
It’s a priceless process to grasp, receive and understand that HE already endured the price so that we can step into the priceless process. JUST RECEIVE.
The journey to knowing HIM and being known by HIM …is priceless and so be patient with you through the process.
I’m cognizant there is a bigger historical and spiritual context and a smaller context…but this was what Jesus was loving me with……hope it encourages you to be the new you…….that you already have become while on the priceless journey……to becoming more like Him. Love – d