I’m not you. You are not me. We are different on purpose. The way we live, move and have our being will look different. We are not made from a cookie cutter. How we hear and how we see and how we approach life and we live it will be different. The process of relationship with Him, self and one another. I’m pondering our differences as a human race as I think about how He lives among us too. Setting my mind on things that are above and not on things that are on earth is a process for me personally. Learning to listen. Inclining my ear to hear His thoughts and ideas about Himself, others, myself and life. It’s been a lifelong process of relationship – leaning His way and then stopping to find Him leaning my way. I’m thankful for every moment He has granted me the honor of living, loving, being loved. It’s a journey into Him and into His continual mercy, forgiveness & grace. The journey includes the mistakes not just the successes. I love the way Paul talked about counting it all as loss just to know Him. He knew the journey. We are in union with the One Who does not condemn our wrong turns. Instead He draws us further into His definition of Love. He also doesn’t put so much emphasis on our right turns either because it’s not about the right or wrong when it is about relationship. Righteous is different many times than right. Deep inside my bones, it seems our emphasis is misguided. Love is the focus but what does that look like? I read a lot about Love. Yet, how we experience Love is a different matter. Experiencing the embrace He offers takes courage because His Love is unconditional and has no secret strings attached; it has no hidden agenda. HE already knows. Everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. Listening to Him. Listening to one another. Listening to what is said as well as what is not said. I remember listening to what my sister Mary Ann did not say. It held weight. It held depth. Loving to love. Being Loved. It’s an exchanged life. Just being. Loving. Being loved. Letting Him steer you personally as His hands, His feet and His heart in service in our private world as well as on the earth. Every person offers something different from Him and through Him while representing Him. I’m soooo thankful to Him for how He thinks outside the box to live as Love through us in our time here on the earth. What an interesting life. Sometimes I’m standing at a crossing wondering how to proceed. It’s a journey with Him. Sometimes I’m standing with a friend at their crossing while they wonder how to proceed. It’s not just you and not just me. It’s also with one another. It’s a journey into Him. It’s also a journey into one another. Being Loved by Him and Loving one another. I’m in awe of His miraculous kindness. To let us learn how to be while He leads us into becoming. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with Him. Be patient with others. Loving as well as being Loved is a process. Learning how to love and learning how to be loved is a process. It takes time. That’s ok. Working through the process IS part of the journey. The revelation of His complete unconditional love for us IS part of the journey. The revelation of His complete unconditional Love for one another through us is also part of the journey. It’s living in Him, with Him, through Him and as Him…what a journey. Love-d
History Maker? Every day you can choose how to live your life. Each day holds equal opportunity to step toward light or dark, right or wrong, good or evil. Whether you are in business for yourself, employed in the marketplace, a stay at home mom or dad, student or social reformer- we each have a place in history. What will mark your life?
Shift your gear and gaze.The new day break brings a necessary shift in priorities. Some things will move to the back and other matters will move to the front. Neglecting the health in your house must stop. Return to freshly dividing the Words from Him…knowing deep within what’s next..,shifting your gears and your gaze to bring order into order. Love-d
Dance Again. Dancing instead of mourning. Truth is that we can mourn too long. Mourning is for a season not forever. You get to choose my friend. You are not betraying when you decide to pick up your mat and go forward. It’s not wrong to return to a position of rejoicing. Listen, don’t get trapped in the sticky false comfort that comes with prolonged grieving. It’s interesting that in the Old Testament- they set a boundary on grieving for loved ones. What? Yes. God knew that mourning too long was hard on the body and soul. HE knew it would take you off track and stop you from fulfilling your purpose. Have Coursge. #BEBRAVER LIVE AGAIN. If you have been positioned in depression for a really long time, you may find it difficult to stand to your feet.?regardless, it starts with sitting up. You might be tempted to lay back down because you have lived in this false comfort for a really long time. Please – drag yourself out of bed!! I set you free!! Free to get up on your feet. Free to work again! Free to open your mail again! Free to go out with a friend again. Free to dance! Sing. Love! Laugh! LIVE AGAIN!!
When you don’t know what to do – do not move into confusion. Your pathway will be made clear. So get back on the road and trust that in time it will make sense. Too much time is lost in senseless regret and mourning over the past. Just step out and find out. Confidently give it another go. You won’t know if you don’t go. Just move forwards instead of backwards and you will accomplish much on this side of your lifetime.
Fearless. Forgiveness. Forever. There’s something to be said about a God Who forgives all your trespasses. Seriously. That’s LOVE. Why don’t you forgive you? Then, how about forgiving others? HE did…So, don’t let darkness keep you – it just creates sickness within you. You can’t live your real life with unforgiving ideas cooped up inside you – it affects your business, health, social life and more. Moving forward requires greater courage. Let it go. Love, d