June 25, 2014

SHADOW

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:52 pm by Broken & Brave

S- Service

H-Handsome Heart (pure)

A-Authority

D-Deliverence

W-Worship

Characteristics of a type and shadow of Christ.

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More than enough…

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:26 am by Broken & Brave

Who sets the mountains in there place? God did, by the Power of His Love.

Who caused the tide to rise and the waves to roll? God did, by the Power of His Love.

With His Love He spoke Creation to exist. He balances the universe with a whisper and by His kiss we have access to His Presence, Care and Touch.

Nobody else can Love you like that.

Today is a NEW DAY and I know that for you, God’s got a lot to say and do to move mountains and obstacles for you. You can look around in absolute awe and gratitude for where He has brought you and what He has done and know without a doubt, He is only getting warmed up. He always saves the best gifts for last. Savor that notion. Let it sink, deep in your heart. Sit with it. Commune with it. Bind your heart to it. Prepare to be blessed. ~Nicole

June 22, 2014

Grit!

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:15 am by Broken & Brave

“I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage.” Joshua 1:5-6

Be strong all day long! God is a God of Awesome Wonder, Spectacular Light and He brings Vibrance to our Life. He long to lavish His people with blessing. He longs to see us hungry for Him, strong in Him and full of a kind of grit that gives us Steele-toed devotion to Him.

Tenacity.

How do we get that kind of tenacity? We have to press in. Never quit. Keep our eye on the prize (promise of God) and Believe it is already ours even though we cannot see it in the natural. Sometimes God makes us wait so we can grow as we commit to the blessing. How bad do we want it? How much do we Believe? How clear is our Vision? Crystal Clear you say? Then you have no reason to feel dismayed. For here is the Good News, we may need to press in, grow in purity of characterImage and faith on the journey to overcoming- but God has already overcome on our behalf. He is right there with us to “show us the ropes”.

he can provide all the Strength for the Journey you need to succeed. Hang in there! You’ve got STAYING POWER (Eph. 6:1) in Christ!

~Nicole

June 20, 2014

No Limits!

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:33 am by Broken & Brave

“The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.” Psalm 145:13

 

…One of my all time favorite passages. Can you not feel the Peace, the Comfort, the Promise of His Faithfulness? One of the saddest things I observe in others is when they give up on their own promises from God. Don’t give up. Don’t spend your time pondering the shortcomings of the past. Allowing your mind to fear disappointment, even if it has been a reality with sting upon your life, it isn’t going to help to Comfort you.

 

~But God CAN, and because He is with you, you CAN, too!

 

  • C=Commit all your ways to Christ, in Him Alone is the Victory!

“Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”

(Prov. 16:3)

  • A= ALL things are possible with God!

“…but with God all things are possible.” (Matt. 19:26)

 

  • N=Never give up!

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Gal. 6:9

 

Because I work a lot with people on their health and fitness goals, this is an area I see people give up a lot. Their quitting may only be temporary and sometimes they persevere, only to fail to see that they haven’t really begun at all, like they never find that next gear of tenacity.

 

A large part of Overcoming is:

 

  • recognizing the barriers that repeat themselves on your path.
  • recognizing that when God sets you on a path you stay on it and persevere until He tells you otherwise.
  • recognizing and addressing the self imposed limitations you place upon yourself OR the self imposed limitations of others that you allow to hold you back as well.

 

I see these same patterns in the lives of Believers as they stay in a holding pattern of delayed blessing or break through. God is Sovereign and He is Faithful. IF he has made a promise and embedded it within your heart, you can rest with absolute security that it is yours at HIS appointed time and season. The One who has begun a good work in you is faithful to complete it. In the meantime, He wants to shape us up- just like consistent and persistent rest, exercise and diet-we will be transformed physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The more we yield, the quicker the Victories come!

 

He’s got you! And doesn’t it feel good? You are loved by the Absolute Beloved of Heaven. He is in you, on you, all around you. He is your vehicle and He desires to use you to be His vehicle for break through and lasting change in others. You can do it, I know YOU CAN!

 

Much Love, Prayers and well wishes on this Fine Friday!

 

~Nicole

June 19, 2014

G’Day Mate!

Posted in Uncategorized at 6:37 am by Broken & Brave

“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing so to me.” Matt. 25:40

One of the things I loved about the people of Australia when we were there was their attitude. Attitude is a powerful measuring rod on many levels. Australians, or the ones I encountered anyway, were smart, educated, successful, accomplished, achievers, but they possessed an incredibly laid back and casual attitude about themselves. It was as though their demeanor said, “yeah, we’re good, but who cares!” It was an interesting form of humility. This should be our mindset in the Church. We pursue, serve, build, achieve for Kingdom glory, for the good of community and humanity. All the while completely failing to be impressed with ourselves and what we achieve. All we have, do & achieve is the Lords ability on loan to us anyway. Let’s be excellent in all things yet never really feeling impressed with ourselves. True Humility.

Each day is a new day to shower absolute goodness on others. Rivers of refreshment, lasting Comfort, Peace, Security and Help. We truly do have the power to make a difference in our own life and the lives of those around us. We must have a stoic determination in our everyday attitude and mindset. As we achieve, we must always guard our hearts that we do not become consumed with praise, attention or adoration of others. As we achieve we must have a stoic and laser like focus to the clarity of vision planted inside of us. This way, when criticism comes, we can stay the coarse and finish strong. Paint the Vision, Carry On, Rise up and take the Day! You can do all of these things and more, I know you can! God’s got your heart in his heart, your life in His hand and you are a great part of His Master plan.

Don’t ease off, don’t accept a set back, you are only getting warmed up!

~Nicole

June 15, 2014

Soul Thirst

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:30 pm by Broken & Brave

Your soul has thirst…

Your soul is thirsty and it longs for a drink. What will you feed it? What will you feast upon?

You crave something deeper, something that will satisfy you, but you ponder….

You squander your time and your determination fades.

What will you look for? What will you seek? What will you say?

You can feast your thirst on idleness and waste your life away.

You can feast your thirst on the flesh and come up withered and frail, drinking to your hearts content, only your heart never finds contentment or rest.

You can drink deep of loneliness only  to find yourself…lonely.

You can feast yourself on bitterness and find yourself hardened to the core.

There is only one thirst you can feed upon that will leave you wanting for more.

It is the One thing that can quench your thirst, yet ever satisfying and filling to this thirst of  your soul.

There is a well of Living Water.

It is deep.

It is fresh.

It has breadth and width and is All Sustaining.

It is crystal clear and Pure.

It draws you near and entices your hunger.

It can satisfy and IT WILL satisfy.

It is the only thirst of the soul that keeps you coming back for more, but contains the ability to makes your heart glad.

It can remove all things that make you sad.

It gives your sight the ability to gaze yonder as you ponder and create amazing wonder of all that is and all that could be and is yet to be.

The Lord Almighty says this thirst is He and He is drawing you near.

Draw near.

Draw close.

The choice is crystal clear, pure and dear to your heart.

He can take your broken heart, your disillusioned soul and repair it, restore it and set it back on a proper coarse.

You will never be left wanting…

You will never be left alone…

You will not be abandon or forsaken…

YOU BELONG.

There is a place for you-UNYIELDED-that will never fade away.

Right in the Center of the Lord hearts, you have a warm, safe and abiding place to stay.

He’s got you.

He is with you.

He petitions your heart right now.

Do not deny Him, you always can find Him.

He is with you…He is with you.

You shall never be alone, because He’s got you.

You, indeed, are the Apple of His Eye.

~Nicole

June 8, 2014

Don’t You Know?

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:04 am by Broken & Brave

Don’t you know?

 

He is the One who set the stars and the sun and told them where to stand.

He is the One who holds the globe in the palm of His hand.

He is the One who set the sun ablaze and set the tides to roll.

He is the One who spoke and splashed the waves and told history how to unfold.

He is the One who did all of these things.

He wielded His Hand of Creativity and Love.

He took the time to Create and find a place for you on this earth.

He did it all from above.

He set you there, right where you dwell- nothing escaping His attention, Care, or His Love.

He knew it all, every last hair, every last care, he knew and He formulated it there.

 

Do you not know how He prized you as part of ALL of His possessions?

Do you not know you are of His most prized of those possessions?

It’s true.

He knew every detail of everything you would walk through and every choice you’d make, the good, and the not so good.

He knew. He worked all of it for your good. (Romans 8:28)

 

Where are you today? What are your cares?

What do you consider and what weighs your heart?

Where are you today?

What makes you smile and causes the swell of your heart?

God knows it all, in very great detail.

He designed your heart, your mind, your cares, your joys and He stood with you through every tear and every fear.

He knew His ultimate plan for you would not fail.

 

Where ever you are at this very hour.

Where ever you are in the season of soul. Is it rain, dust, sun or showers?

Whether life is barren or abundant with good…He is there.

If you could see Him you would know that right beside you He stood.

 

You don’t have to worry. You don’t have to fear. You don’t have to fret about a single care. He is with you. He will guide you right there.

 

Do you not know how valuable you are? God knows. He made you and He called what He made, “Good”.

 

 

 

Be good to yourself, you were created with an irreplaceable purpose.

God already knows all the amazing things you can do and others are counting on you!

 

Never doubt the Purpose and Plans God has for you. You matter to the rest of us in the world. He created you and called it “Good”!

 

~Nicole

 

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28