December 11, 2018

Mobile Hope Unit

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:24 am by Broken & Brave

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Mobile Hope Unit

Life should be like a mobile hope unit spreading joy, love and hope everywhere we go. When we get stoked on hope it puts a little somethin’ extra in our style that provokes our heart courage to go the extra mile.

God is writing for you the Song of your Life. He appears to only be using the good notes🎶

Put a smile across your face for Joy has a Name! ~Nicole

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13

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December 9, 2018

Sweet Smells & Heaps of Kindness

Posted in Devotional tagged , , , , , , at 4:05 am by Broken & Brave

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Fruit Pie…

The Lord is good and His Tender Mercies endure forever. Fragrant is the sweet smell of kindness. Aromatic are the fruit of the Spirit as they leave a trail of essential goodness.

Have you ever walked into a house while a fresh fruit pie was baking in the oven? Heaven, right? The smell is so delicious, so inviting and brings a sense of comfort and “home” even if it’s not your home.

This is how it is with the fruit of the spirit.

As we demonstrate these virtues as character attributes in our own virtue it is like we emit a fragrance the world doesn’t understand, but it will highlight our lives to all of man. When fruit is cooked enzymes are released, the firm skin of the fruit softens and the inside of the fruit becomes warm. The more fruit of the spirit flowing in us and through us the more our heart does the same.

Life makes many people toughen and even callous a bit. Especially in the heart. But the Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, Meekness, Quiet Strength, Compassion, Encouragement of our Lord possesses power to make every heart soft and warm when it’s allowed. It’s a definite risk, I mean look at the oven that fruit pie had to endure to produce just a heavenly aroma! But if God is guiding you, you can trust that above all He won’t let you down.

Whatever has ailed you in life, give it to the Father of Life as a gift this Christmas. He’s been wanting to dispose of your pain all along. Step into His Heart like the comforts of home and allow Him to share some Goodness with you. ~Nicole

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Gal. 5:22-23

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December 6, 2018

Mental Apostrophe

Posted in Devotional tagged , , , , at 8:00 am by Broken & Brave

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Mental Apostrophe

“O Death, where is your sting?”

Whatever plagues your heart and mind will creep into your very soul and create a cancer in your life.

You, in fact, are the sum of your most dominant thoughts. There is no “living with it”, whatever your it is that sifts the flesh. You must reconcile within your very heart to turn away from all things that mentally destroy you. Turn away from harboring bitterness, resentment, depression, malice, greed, strife. Turn away from deleterious thinking about your own abilities, worth, reputation, merit.

We each are sustained by Amazing Grace.
Your every breath created and given to you…
By Grace.
Your strength and ability commissioned…
By Grace with Faith.

When you couple your Faith with His Grace you become unstoppable. No hindrance the Enemy of your Soul concocts will prevail against you. All because Love never fails.
It always hopes…
Always trusts…
Always perseveres…

Love is the beginning, the middle and the end. Love is all encompassing and yields to unwavering devotion to Heaven and all the humanity upon the Earth.

Though God’s Love and Grace will be packaged differently and draped accordingly on every person depending on the nature of God’s Purpose for their life—He loves all. The more we become capable of accepting love, the more we become able to give it and enjoy it.

Your every choice will be on a foundation of your belief.

So if you find areas of yourself that don’t line up with what God believes—both about you and about others, we all fit into this category one way or another, God will highlight the adjustments to be made. The only perfect mindset was Christ’s. But the more we make a mental apostrophe and deviate from deleterious and destructive thinking the more gorgeous everything will be. And it all starts in the center of each of us. Our circumstances never determine who we are. When we know WHOS we are and are worth is extracted from Him.
Nothing else really matters…

accomplishments or success in life is just the gravy.

Turn away…
If it’s not building others up, loving, grooming the Faith, it’s not God.
Make an apostrophe.

Pink Floyd wrote a song on the turning away…
Just like music, your life will be well played. Stick to the right key…God made you worthy with a tree and His love will reign in your life brilliantly.

~Nicole

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken” (Ps. 62:5-6).

December 5, 2018

Gifts

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , at 11:09 am by Broken & Brave

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You Are A Gift

“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”
James 1:17

“Lord, Let my words be Christ’s potent drug that reaches into and emerses every narrow crevice of man’s heart. That we might all be intoxicated for HIM and in HIm…

The ONE, holy amd true. Amen.”

There really aren’t any words to describe my heart for God and the depth of my friendship with him. However, I have agreed with the Almighty to try to convey everything I feel, everything I hear, everything I know through the one vehicle I have…my pen. My pen has been and will always be directly connected to my heart and my heart directly connected to Heaven. It has been a quite fabulous conduit of hope and blessing. For years I kept this little gift all to myself and I loved it. With the convincing of the Holy Spirit, I came to realize He wanted to use my Voice, my pen, to scribe into the hearts of men.

I know with God’s guidance and help I can effectively love an entirely wounded and limping Bride. I aim to love hard with long-suffering that those who ache, those who mourn, those who fail to find relief for their every emotional, spiritual and physical discomfort would give glory to God for I came bearing relief. God and I both know I keep no glory for myself. It has always and always will be HIM.

He is a God full of good gifts.
He delights to watch your life unfold, just like a Father who watches His child unwrap their gift.

You are a gift. Allow your heart to become wrapped up in Him.

He loves you.

~Nicole

“The world does not need more Christian literature. What the world needs is more Christians writing good literature.” C.S. Lewis

December 2, 2018

Beautiful Inheritance

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged at 10:15 am by Broken & Brave

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God has absolute remission for your every stain, blemish or sin. His greatest miracles in your life just may be waiting to begin. Step into His Grace. Step into his Love. Allow it to wrap you like a glove as you sink more deeply into His Compassion…His deep Love.

His Mercy for you has no end. His Succor is the garment of a most faithful friend. Wrap yourself up in His Arms today. He’s got a grip that can hold forever.

The Lord has a pocket full of Goodness, Mercy and Strength tucked in His heart for you.
Release the old, embrace the new.
Heaven has Bountiful Mercy for you.

~Nicole

“… so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
Hebrews 9:28

November 27, 2018

Joy & Bliss

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 6:53 am by Broken & Brave

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Glorious Morning…
Glorious Day…
Beautiful is the feeling that great thing will happen this day.

Belief is found in the heart and soul.

Be a source of joy for another, that the hopeless might catch it through you until their hope within is ignited.

“Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope…and as there is hope, there is joy in living.” -Anonymous

Don’t just dream big dreams…Live your dreams.

I find so many people want joy in their lives, but it eludes them.
As you walk out your destiny watch as you create a beautiful and fragrant wake that builds others up and takes their breath away in the most delightful way.
Tis’ the Season of Miracles.

Love always hopes, always perseveres, love never fails! Blessings upon you!

Joy and Bliss…wrap up in it this holiday season!

~Nicole🎀

November 23, 2018

The Gratitude of Heaven

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , at 8:26 am by Broken & Brave

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The Gratitude of Heaven

Has it ever occurred to you that God is thankful? It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around that. But if He desires us to be full of thanksgiving then we must be filled with gratitude. The deeper we go in gratitude the more we become a reflection of Him. If we are reflecting Him, then thankfulness must be in Him. It is an attribute of His heart. With this, my mind naturally begins to think or realize something astounding and powerful…

God is thankful for you.
God is thankful for me…

I already understand His Love to a certain measure. But how can this be? He is God! Lofty, High and Lifted Up! Creator of all the heavens and the earth. But as it settles in my heart somewhere down deep I know it is His heart communicating this Truth to me. He is happy he made you. Let it sink in… In fact, I am quite certain that your heart makes His heart sing.

“Come, take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light.”
Matthew 11:29-30

The Lord treasures your heart and is thankful for you. Don’t forget it.

~Nicole

October 16, 2018

Embody

Posted in Devotional tagged , , , , at 6:58 am by Broken & Brave

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Embody~
to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form: to embody an idea in an allegorical painting.

We all stand for something in the depths of our heart, mind and soul. What is it you stand for? How does what you stand for exude from your soul?

If your soul could speak what would it say? How would others relate or be moved to breathe more deeply by the words it would speak? Would those words be spoken soft or sweetly? What would they evoke in the heart, mind and soul of others?

Your life is a message and it just might be providing a road map for others. You have influence every single day. You have the ability to control how you think, what you do and what you say. You can know that everywhere you go you are a walking sign board for the Lord.

You can make a fortune owning billboards.

…You know, those tall walls of advertisements you see on highways and around town. We know a fellow who purchased tons of them in Vegas and is now one of the richest men in that town. He rents those boards and makes a mint so others can use them to influence with marketing…buy this…do that…go there.

But you, my friend, are the very same thing. You have influence. You can stand tall and know who you are in Christ no matter the dimensions of your physical stature or positional stature. The greater the platform the greater the reach, but this shouldn’t stop anyone from knowing the intense influence they possess in every day life. Your life has merit and influence.

How can I influence?

By doing what you need to do with superb effort and heart. By smiling and showing yourself friendly to strangers and familiar faces. By displaying kindness, service, sacrifice, encouragement to whoever God puts in your path. As His grace emits from you you are illuminating the path, the heart, the hope of others. You may never know the Power your words, your disposition, your pleasantries contain.

Never think too little of yourself and never think yourself too little. Walk meekly, with humility and all the while a stoic sense of duty to represent the King well. He will shine through you so the world around you can know Him.

Embody your Savior…you add a certain flavor to this world that couldn’t be the same without you! ~Nicoleđź’—

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”

2 Cor. 3:18

September 11, 2018

Lean In

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged at 6:47 am by Broken & Brave

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”

Isn’t this such a great reminder. No matter how you feel or think about God—
or if you don’t think of Him at all.
I dare say, even those who do not believe in Him at all. He believes in you.

Countless people from all walks of life have this in common. They call upon the Lord in times of turmoil, despair, fear, pain and loss.

Even when we are faithless.
He is faithful.

You may not understand the pain you walk through, but heaven will get you through and provide the strong shoulder for you to lean upon. Even the strongest shoulders need somewhere to lean.

When I was young I didn’t do a lot of leaning into God. I leaned most anywhere else, but not there. Looking back I see how He protected me anyway through several situations that could have gone a different way. I began to see His hand guiding mine and then I realized Heaven had a plan for my life.

Father in Heaven—
Entangle my heart with the thread of heaven.
Lace me in Divine Grace.
Weave and spin my heart, turning it like a wheel and move me wherever you go…

Heart and soul you have given me more than my heart or soul could have ever asked for. Amen

There is nothing like hiding in Him.

Gods grace go with you.
He is there with you now—
saturating your life with His own.
Shine bright because your life is meant to dispel the Night.

The Grace of Heaven is a Beautiful thing. You are valuable and your life possesses incredible merit.

~Nicole

June 30, 2018

Balanced & Tranquil

Posted in Devotional, Prayer of blessing, true story tagged , , , at 6:50 am by Broken & Brave

Homeostasis is defined as “A state of equilibrium, as in an organism or cell, maintained by self-regulating processes.” When our life is balanced and even keeled we exude a sort of peace and continuity of soul others would like to own also.

Just as our body maintains homeostasis with proper health, we can influence internal status with our nutrition choices. When something like our electrolytes and mineral balance gets out of sorts, we can supplement it to get it back right where it belongs.

We can do the same thing for our heart, mind and soul. Feed yourself good things, positive uplifting words. Drink the Wisdom of God from His written Word. Exhort your mind by spending time in prayer and quiet meditation on the Creator who is everywhere. You get the idea. He will help you find spiritual, mindful and emotional rest and balance. He is the only true supplement you need and a crate full of hope and tranquility is what He brings.

You’ve got a lot to look forward to so,
Look up! ~Nicole

“God has ascended amid shouts of Joy, the Lord amid the sounding of trumpets.” Psalm 47:5
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