More than a Word

Faith.

It’s more than a word.

Trust.

It’s more than an action.

You don’t know until it’s you…

Facing your body’s need for..

A kidney, liver, brain stem.

You don’t know til it’s you faced with

cancer, ataxia, tumor, Parkinsons.

You don’t know til you’re the one whose spouse, child, sibling or parent died –

In your arms, on your watch, in your home, in your classroom, on your property.

Yes, you may understand. You may feel you believe.

But understanding and knowing are not the same.

The other day I understood from an X-ray that I had a calcified bone spur that needed attention. Then, I was treated for it and know by experience (through the most excruciating pain I’ve ever felt in my life) that I had a calcified bone that needed attention. After weeping, crying, yelling, weeping again…I KNOW it’s an issue.

I’ve prayed, commanded, imagined, meditated, and levitated (not really) in faith, trust and authority. Not restored.

So, I took action steps to address it. Wow. I did not know I could withstand that kind of pain. Had no idea I could or would endure.

I left thanking God for a pain filled arm as I thought of a precious woman who literally has one arm due to a flesh eating bacteria that attached her other one. You just don’t know til you know…

You and I may understand with the head but are out hearts far away?

I’m learning to pause before I presume to truly know what pain, heart ache, confusion, loneliness, insecurity, or feelings of shut down another has. I’m learning to look around and find someone else who wants to be noticed, understood, listened to, acknowledged, remembered…LOVED…

I encourage you to receive fresh compassion for the hurting which might even include your pain.

Not empathy. Not sympathy. These are weak fleshly tools.

Compassion is powerful. It is a strong supernatural super power!!

Compassion is Love & kindness.

Time is priceless.

Your presence is valid. You’re important. You’re significant. You matter.

I encourage you to pause and look yourself in the eye. Then look that other person in the eye. You may feel pain you cannot resolve. You may see wisdom from suffering. You may even see God looking back at you. What will you say in response?

I encourage you not to presume that the person who no longer comes around to see you is lazy or busy. Maybe they too are passing through unspoken issues, pain.

At the end of the day, most are doing the best we can.

So, instead of deciding to discount that person whom you think should get it together …

or … condemn that person you think should know better …

or … talk down to that person whose worth is in the toilet without your reminder …

Or … forget the compassion you want if you ever have to walk in their shoes …

Or feel you have zero worth because you’re alone… so you make certain you’re not…

Remember, that hate – that low self esteem – that yucky feeling – you feel is only hurting yourself…your atmosphere.

So, let it go.

One more time.

Again. Learning. Soooooo much to learn about being present. Noticed. Unnoticed. I’ve been crying more. Listening. Realizing. Valued. Weak yet strong. I’m seeing my errors. I’m not feeling condemned but I’m seeing my own issues. Forgive me those who know me personally for not being present when present. Forgive me those who have felt condemned online.

When I was a kid I had a big mouth.

I talked wayyyy too much to cover it up.

I hated myself. I was filled with strife.

It’s took me years to forgive my own hell.

Love was the answer as was His reply.

Receive your inheritance of life.

From your spirit alive in Christ.

Sow into the incorruptible seed of Love ..

From Those within not just above.

More than a word

Blindsided w Crystal Griffith

Blindsided…

I suspect we’ve all had moments we were blindsided with unexpected news, results, accidents ….

In that moment, frozen in time, when the world shifts on it’s axis, you have a split second to decide how you will take the unexpected. Your brain, body, and spirit will then align with the decision you make to receive or reject that news. Your physical and mental healing depends on that decision.

I’ve been witness to xrays, mri’s, ct scans showing the worst of the worst, and the person said, what’s the treatment? Or how long do I have?

I’ve been witness to those same terrible diagnostic results and yet the person said – nope, not today. I am healed. I choose to walk in healing and I command my body to line up as such. And then proceeds to get their prayer chains involved. Seek rejuvenating heart and mind influences.

I am not here to say which decision is correct. I have also seen people choose to claim healing and they were healed on Jesus’ side of heaven instead of this one. I am not God and I have no earthly understanding of why some who claim it are healed here and some there.

I’ve seen those who were healed in heaven also leave a legacy of truth that continues to speak into the lives of others long after they’ve been birthed into their eternal home.

What do I know? Isaiah 43:2 –

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,

Nor shall the flame scorch you.

Through the rivers and fire, God still remains on His throne. He still remains holy. He has the best plan He desires for you, me, every one of us. In the midst of those rivers and fire, we have to choose to praise Him, to love Him, to surrender in honest abandon to His perfect love. He will walk with you through it all. He will because He is the one who created you, knows you, loves you with an everlasting love.

In this world, we WILL have trouble but take HEART, He has overcome the world! He knows the shortcuts, the secret staircases, and the hidden rooms. He made them. He will lead you through it all. Trust in Him. He knows you more than you know yourself. Do you know how many hairs are on your head? He does. He knows why your little pinky toe has half a nail. He knows why only your toe on your left foot pops all the time. He knows why you like to sleep on your right side.

He knows all your whys… And He knows what it felt like for you to be blindsided because He was there with you. You were not alone. He was there.

The next time you are blindsided, make a split-second decision to say, No, NOT TODAY! I am His and He is mine. I will choose to praise Him in this. I choose to call life to my body, my situation. I choose to say, Lord speak into this. I speak shalom and amen over my circumstances, in Jesus’ name.

GUEST WRITER: @CrystalGriffith with @RadiantJoyConsulting, LLC

No longer that me

August has come and is almost gone and saying goodbye to the old me til I’m no longer that me is still in progress. Less than half the year remains to live. I sense change. But then change is every day isn’t it? I sense a stepping forward. But then every day is that day too.

Some need the motivation of a gentle tog, strong urge, raised voice or hit on the head to step onward. I want to be unafraid of obeying The One Who wants me prepared. I want to be free from sabotage. But how?

I encourage you today to take one step today to make room for something new. An exercise, cleaning a drawer, giving away clothes, revamping the garage or attic are all action steps help you say goodbye to an old you.

If I’m not going to use it maybe it’s time to lose it. My mini project today is to go through a box of old journals all the way to 1993. I began to write out my life as a new follower of Christ and honestly I’m no longer the person in those pages. Time to say goodbye. Maybe this step will free me from more of me – but even if it’s just giving me an empty container – it will be worth it. What’s this got to do with sabotage? My junk is always in my way. I ignore it and then Im entangled with it when deep inside I DO know what to do. I just don’t do it. My mind gets jumbled with so much and I’m overwhelmed with it … because I won’t do that one thing. After a while a thousand one things sabotage my next step and I’m enslaved…trapped..by me and my refusal to just do that one thing.

Interestingly that August is the 8th month and eight means means a cutting away. Many think it means a new day. But really… It is the cutting a way that brings the newness.

I’ve been contemplating for a month or so on what comes out of my mouth. I believe I need to prune my words. My mouth is my greatest place of sabotage. It will have to be a conscious effort to create a new culture. Everywhere we turn, people complain. We complain about what we eat, who said what, how we are treated, what the news says, how we look, how someone else behaves, what we wear, the weather, the president, the preacher, this country, that company. It’s easy to get wrapped up and sucked into your own or your neighbors opinion/words.

We fill ourselves with negativity while using excuses like venting, praying, or processing. Yet what is it really? We lack self control while exercising our freedom to be free.

I’m not sure my own opinion warrants words anymore. I seem to sabotage my own life as soon as I have a new one. My mouth.

What about you? Do you have a negative perspective about yourself that dominates you?

How about joining me in an all out fast from complaining? From complaining to celebrating. This is the intention. Let me know if you want to grow?? If so, gossip and complaining about you and others has to go.

Fast from complaining about you and those with you. Think of create ways to correct yourself and those with you. I’ve started and I’m having to literally start by shutting up because when I realize how it was gonna come out of my mouth???????…. I realized I’m a big problem. I can’t stop those around me from their negative talk about them or me. But it’s like God nudged me and showered me with Love and showed me a new path. I can see how if I will lead the way- over time I’ll get it. If I will respond with kindness when someone criticizes me then it will diffuse what could turn ugly if I got offended by them.

I’m not sure I even know how to be a complain free person. But I’m starting today to clean up my mouth while on the way to clean out a container. Maybe there will be a correlation? Unsure. I just know my mouth is powerful and it can be used for building up or tearing down. I caught myself tearing down late last night through emotions that should have been reigned in.

Sabotage is not my friend. Venting is not my friend. Making a point is not my friend. Having the last word? Not my friend.

Celebration is my friend. It must be intentional or it won’t happen.

Jesus had the last word. Well He had a couple- Forgive them and It is finished. So, I’m forgiven and the ones with me are forgiven. I’m gonna lean into being forgiven and forgiving and lean into what’s been finished so I can finish..

Until soon and much love… I’m going to have a cup of coffee and celebrate a new beginning. Then, Im going to drink some water. Then?? I’m headed out to get ONE container to empty…that hopefully will lead to some more. Granted my house is going to want food so as soon as I’m in a groove I’ll need to stop for a fueling. This is not sabotage. This is love. For me. For them.

Slowly I’m learning to see me as Christ sees me. The clincher is to see others as Christ sees them – that’s the mark of change. I have failed in this arena. But today is still my new day as I learn to say goodbye to an old me and I learn to embrace a new me…on my way to celebrate the me who has yet to be on my way to the container filled with what is no longer me…

d

UPDATE: Permission Granted 8/24/19

UPDATE: PERMISSION GRANTED- WHAT’S IN YOUR CLOSET?

TIME TO OWN IT, THROW IT OR GIVE IT AWAY…

Craig and I were talking and we decided to return to our original intent which is to have a more intimate setting for gatherings.
So, we switched from a hotel to a house in Katy, Texas to hold our meeting this month.
It’s a kick off including special music with worship leader, @Rachel Keagy from Austin, Texas.
Rachel will be debuting her new song: Permission Granted: I Am BRAVE.
Call 832-977-8664 for information and details & address/RSVP.
Bring a pot blessing to share…

I’ve been thinking about what is inside our closets and God has been giving me a fresh download for the rest of this year.
We would love to see you and reconnect.

Come with great expectancy and a willingness to move out of any old and into the new God has for you.
You have your own present and your own past AND your own future!
What’s in your closet?
What do you need to let go of?
What do you need to receive?
It’s your closet – time to own it!

Feel free to bring a suit or blouse or article of clothing/scarf you feel is an old season…
Permission Granted: What’s in Your Closet?
Registration: Deadline August 21
Event Date: August 24, 2019
RSVP & INFO: Call 832-977-8664
Location: A private home in Katy off 99/Clay Road in the Waterstone Neighborhood. It’s not fancy – its’ family.

A tax deductible offering to LOVE is the New Green will be received for local community efforts.
All lunch purchases are final. Neither Articles of clothing or Lunch are tax deductible.

Love, Donna Reiners & friends

Change you

At times circumstances remain the same. You beg God. Command demons. Cry. Fast. Still there you are. Then it makes sense. You realize there is more to where you are in life than meets the eye. You have more say-so than you thought. You can change you.

Change yourself and how you see you in your circumstance. New view. New perspective. Heavenly angle. All of a sudden you are free from the pressure and pain of pushing that rock up hill. You realize the emotional tirade you live in that destroys you and your surroundings has been your superpower. But it’s not working for you is it?

You have a new superpower. You have power to change you. Permission granted friend. Respect yourself. See the good. See the life you give and live. Change intention. Change you.

Fearless is who you are

Fearless is such a strong word but what if fearless is who you are? I look in the mirror and see a lifetime of fear, timidity, low self esteem, anguish, incompetence and worry. Honestly, it’s only been the last 10 years when I started to see a breakthrough in my thinking. Sometimes it takes a lifetime to discover that your weaknesses can be your greatest strengths. Feeling I deserved nothing was probably one of the strongest emotions I’ve faced. It’s strange I know. Many suffer from entitlement but mine was a lack of it. Both are equally unhealthy. Demanding it right now is no less dangerous than not caring at all if you ever “reach that …. you fill in the blank.” Some ask why I’m ‘in business’ now or how can I charge for helping people get well mentally and emotionally? Fascinating that they will pay someone else for less change than what I offer. It’s interesting that their context is almost offense as if I have no business charging money for my skillset development. But others do? It took years to unpack the respect for myself so I felt charging anyone was righteous. In the mean time I was content with nothing because I felt I did not deserve more. Ministry sound so much more loving than business. Really? Fear blinds you from inheritance. Fear keeps you bound to lack. The lightbulb continued to go off as I witnessed less respect when I gave away my services versus charged for them. Rarely do people respect what is given to them. I did not see that before but now I get it. What’s this got to do with fearless? I did not charge because I did not love myself enough to feel worthy enough to deserve being paid. Such a fearfully twisted identity. For years I attracted people to me who also felt no worth and therefore were also content with nothing. You won’t pay your bills, feed yourself or your family or have any way to help others when you have nothing. Listen- Bravely love yourself today. Not because you deserve it right this minute but because love is who you really are and it’s love that pushes fear out your door.

Loving yourself will change you, your bloodline and spheres of influence.

When you love you – you can share love with the ones around you. Love- d

Free gift for you.

Kindness Matters

Do know to be KIND to you??

YOU MATTER!!

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Be Strengthened with KINDNESS for yourself!

Have Mercy

No more trash talk about you my friend.
Know you can be merciful toward yourself
because you can love you too…

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Check out my video called HAVE MERCY.

Love You When NOBODY Else Does

Not everyone will support you, love you or get you.
Not everyone will believe in you or want to be there for you.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
When everyone walks out on you?
Check out this encouragement for you!!

CLICK ON THIS SHORT VIDEO LOVE YOU ANYWAY!

 

NOT TODAY.

Feeling defeated or depressed? NOT today. Your Greatest Partner Inside #share #defeat #suicide #newday #fit #mentalhealth #thoughts #trauma

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CLICK ON THIS VIDEO – be STRENGTHENED!

Love-d