It is the day to cut away what keeps you from being the very best you that you can be. Complaining is the strongest avenue of derailing you. This is the year to cut away complaints. Join me in cutting away complaining about you and others. Check out this video for details On how to reform you.
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Fearless Friday – be without fear today.
Love yourself and others without fear… Don’t decide on that book until you read through all the pages…covers can be deceptive. People look one way but inside completely different story. Just be kind.
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Tenacious Tuesday – one of my deepest pursuits has not been happiness. Instead it has been trust. My whole life. It’s been trusting not just God but me. Once I committed myself into His care, I found Him faithful and trustworthy. However, it’s not tested until you trust Him to live through you. Making the transition from the God in the Bible to Christ in me actually being the hope of glory??? Now THATS been difficult….hence the new direction I’m soon to take as I move into the real me – the brave new me…if you decide to come along then…
We will discover Him inside of us – his bravery – and we will learn how to lean into Holy Spirit in a more consistent manner. I hope you will join me and as I move forward…I invite you to step forward with me. Did you know that the word hope means expectancy and boldness and confidence? Christ in you! So, let me introduce you to The Brave New You.
You are bolder than you know. You can just read with me here or you are welcomed to read anytime through this kindle purchase – The BRAVE New You Devotional (Braver) by Donna Reiners http://www.amazon.com/dp/B016TXN3O6/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_udp_awd_IRqNwb6ABE2VE
Until soon, love d
Motivated Monday- I cooked a large meal for some important people recently. I cooked way too much. Way. But I did not care. Our motive was to honor and so the spread of appetizers and the meal itself was awesome. They were a bit overwhelmed by the over the top attitude. I wonder when the last time was that they were honored? I explained that in Texas we either go big or go home. We live such little non expectant lives don’t we?? For ourselves and one another. It was our pleasure to cook big and have left overs. We had a big dinner the next day and a family came over to eat including a mom that appreciated not having to cook. Part of me kept telling me I should be embarrassed by the big meal for the executives but I shut her up fast. I don’t want to live a small insignificant life and I don’t think God wants us to either. They will remember the meal. I will too. I’m glad I decided to be me and step into valuing them as I wanted instead of being logical and reasonable as they expected. Know yourself. Know your worth. We are over the top…so was and is our God. Until next time…d
Fearless Friday-Something about one person …that one person…carries power, carries change, carries a presence. What about you? Do you see the one who carries the power to lift a room out of depression? Or change the mind of the oppressor from one who preys to pray? Can you present love that brings heaven to earth? Who are you?
Do you remember that commercial that uses the slogan, “What’s in your pocket?” Well, I ask you, “What do you carry?” Do you know?
You are the one. You carry life. You are alive and you have the power to change every room you enter. What will you do with that kind of power? What will you do with you?
Dive into more. There was a hot tub attached to a pool. Both looked inviting. We started with the hot tub…sitting on the side waiting for it to warm up. It was sooooo pleasant…just being. The pool looked cool on a hot Texas day. Instinctively I knew not to touch the water. My insides knew it was chilly! Yet the water invited me. So I decided. I’m getting in. I stood up and dove into the blue and it WAS cold. I have not been in a pool in years. I felt weight lift. I got giddy. I felt joy. I started laughing. It was so freeing to NOT analyze to death why I should not get in the pool. I needed to let go. Moving forward is difficult. Leaving what you thought true about others, yourself, and God. The Word talks about not thinking more highly about yourself. And we camp there. We try so hard. Make sure our hearts are right. Yet that attempt not to make your life about you can cause your life to be all about you!! Sometimes we just need to take a breath & dive. There were others who chose not to get their suits on. They talked in the shade. They watched us laugh, joke, swim & play. You may think it’s easier to ease in but moving that slow can also cause you to retreat from the water. If I had taken time to go to the shallow end and stick in my toe, the chill factor would have discouraged me. I would have missed the refreshing. I would have missed the swim. I would have missed the sun ever so gently streaming into my skin. I would have missed the joy. Yes, others watched and I was uncomfortable at first to remove my wrap and expose my very modest swimsuit. But, I knew I had to let go what I thought others were thinking. So my dive represents a turning from my way into His way. A dive into worship, into the unknown, into my future, into destiny. I asked one of our pastors how to keep from choosing your own way versus His way. Without hesitation she said WORSHIP. Just worship. Thank You Father for compelling us forward into more of You. I choose to dive into worship. I choose to carry the mantle of Your presence instead of my own ways. I choose You. You are the more.
Today is a new day isn’t it? A whole new matter indeed. Are you comfortable in you? I’m comfortable in my own skin. I do not mind the quiet of my mind or the stillness in my thoughts. How about you? I enjoy my own company and I have learned to schedule my time because I value it and do not want to squander my remaining days on planet earth. My identity is much more secure today than it was 30 years ago. My desire to listen and hear from others is greater than it was when I was young and filled with insecurity and fears. Then, I needed no one to give me instructions and now??? WOW!! DO I NEED HELP!! While here on planet earth, I want to love and be loved and I want to be pleasing to the One Who fills my thoughts. What about you?
I want to encourage you to not fear the quiet. As a matter of fact, let the stillness take a journey into your heart and soul. Quiet and still does not necessarily mean dark despair. Often times the quiet offers colors of the rainbow that the noise and busyness of days miss. #BEBRAVER and face the fear of the quiet. It is highly possible you will make a new friend if you faint not…and you may even find yourself becoming a friend to the Silence and a friend with you.
Until next time – love love!!
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