June 21, 2018

Lavished

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 6:57 am by Broken & Brave

YOU are Beautiful!

… Stunning actually.

You’re life-significant…valuable…and created with purpose! Do not let anyone or anything influence you otherwise. You have been gifted with Hope and you have no idea probably the Hope you have brought to others. We usually know the least of all our own beauty and strength. But God created and gifted, you to the world. The joy comes in opening the present. Right? Everyone can appreciate a beautiful package, but it’s what’s inside and the anticipation that excites the soul.

Bath your heart in thanksgiving and perfume your soul with Hope. It will give off the most pleasing aroma that makes the world want to know!

People all around us are desperate for Hope and desire freedom from depression or sadness of heart. Pay attention and see who God has maybe sent you to encourage!

Never forget. You are lavished in Grace and Heaven has reserved you a space nothing could possibly replace. You are loved. ~Nicole

“I have loved you with an everlasting love.” Jeremiah 31:3

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June 14, 2018

Warrior of Worship

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , at 8:14 am by Broken & Brave

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Follow your heart my dear-it has courage. Drink deep of Heaven-it will nourish and sustain you. Take action steps of faith. There are worn and weary soldiers who need your strength and faith. And don’t forget to worship.

Spend some time today thanking God for every incredible gift you’ve ever received. It won’t make God less aware of your very real needs. Thank Him for always blazing the trails before us. He is a good God. He’s been good to us. He has been better to us than we have been to him. Bless Him. Thank Him.

Allow Goodness and Mercy to follow you all the days of your life. Amen.

The Anchor and steadfast guidance of Holy Spirit is your key to victory.
Rest in his Grace. He’s already taken care of every detail, even the tiniest details. Rest. Be blessed. Allow Heaven to lavish a bountiful harvest upon you. All ripe fruit and tender meat and green leaf. Pure exhortation is like a well balanced and nutrient dense meal.

Rest.
Worship.
Nourish.
Repeat.

When God is on the rise in our life and as He prepares to draw us in-He will stir our hunger, one way or another.

“Then she arose with her daughters-in-law to return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the fields of Moab that the Lord had visited his people and given them food.”

Ruth 1:6

June 10, 2018

Saved by the Stitch

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , at 6:26 am by Broken & Brave

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When you are petite, diminutive, smaller in stature😉
…you either learn to sew alterations yourself or you have a favorite tailor.

I was blessed with a mother who could really crank the wheel and fix, sow, mend, hem, pretty much everything. I have some sewing skills, but I’m not a seamstress. My daughter can do a little sewing as well. But let me tell you about the original fashion designer. The one True Lord & Tailor.

God is all about textiles.
God is all about your life.

The fabric of your life may be stretched, twisted, pulled and wrinkled at times…but you are resilient. You are strong. You are flexible. You are hardy and you belong in every season. You never go out of style and your seams may seem like they are falling apart–but they don’t. God is the stitch work that beautifully holds it all together and keeps every detail in place. And who else could take credit for the incredible smile you put on His face?

There is an old idiom that goes,
“A stitch in time saves nine.”

In modern words, if something gets taken care of right away you can deflect more damage or problems that can arise in any situation. Think of all the stitches God saves! Because His love saves us every time.

So keep your chin up, wherever life rolls. God’s got special materials and patches to mend the holes. He hand washes the details of our life and knows how to keep the colors bright. He longs to bless your life.

Nicole~

“A time to tear apart and a time to sew together; A time to be silent and a time to speak.” Ecc. 3:7

June 6, 2018

Love Reaches Down

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:00 am by Broken & Brave

Sometimes love has to reach down.
Sometimes love has to sacrifice for the benefit of another.
Sometimes love has to do what it doesn’t feel like doing because genuine love is more than just a feeling.
Sometimes love has to break a sweat to make an impactful difference.

Love knows you are like a Bloom worth picking, so He reaches down…He stoops down….he often times gets real low. He often times like the stealthy place, flying below the radar of popular culture. He goes unnoticed by the crowd, but He is making a deliberate and genuine attempt to reconcile your heart to heaven.

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God cares about what you care about. You may not feel His Presence, but this is not because He isn’t present. It is more because the clouds looming over your life is clouding his rays of sunshine.

Love crouches down to get a better look because Love has a Name with Heavenly Fame and it knows you are a Glorious Bloom worth picking.

You are a part of Heaven’s Garden.

~Nicole

“And the LORD will continually guide you, And satisfy your desire in scorched places, And give strength to your bones; And you will be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”

Isaiah 58:11
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June 5, 2018

The Table is Set

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , at 6:54 am by Broken & Brave

The table is set…

His tables are set and you are invited in.

A table is a beautiful piece of furniture, or it can be anyway. I am a lover of French Provincial decor/design. But there is something most extraordinary about a set table. I love to decorate the table! The flatware in place, sterling silver and the shine! The crystal reflects and grabs hold of the lighting. The linens and napkins create texture and balance and bring a splash of color to set the tone, the mood, the theme to the room–enchanting and inviting.

When entertaining there is so much to do: the table setting, the cleaning, but also the preparation of the food.

What a joy to be invited in!

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You, Friend, are invited in. A bouquet of flowers have been nestled together in the center of your reserved space. The dishes are washed and clean. No detail has gone unnoticed. Everything prepared and ready for your feast to begin. Dine. For you are in fact and honored guest.

You are the most excellent of men and your lips have been anointed with grace.” Ps. 45:2

Let me anoint you with an oil of joy as you enter the room. We do all things around here without grumbling or murmuring. The air lingers with the scent of only the finest spices.

Allow me to lead you with joy and gladness into the palace. It’s the palace of the King. He has choice morsels, the finest delicacies, to nourish your flesh and bring comfort to your bones. Savory beverages–water–but this water is like none you’ve ever known. He alone knows the groans of your heart and can feed your souls thirst.

Drink.
Drink of these Living Waters and never thirst again.

Now you are equipped to ride victoriously in the cause of truth, humility, and justice.

Know that in your Masters Chambers you are always welcome and will always receive recovery and refreshment in every season or times of need or times of abundance and joy. He’s not just a King, but a faithful Father and True Companion. He is with you to the end.

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I had so much fun writing this piece. All excerpts and creativity founded on Psalm 45. Psalm 45 is an anchor passage (the entire chapter) the Lord has spoken over my life and His Devine Assignment given to me.

I hope you’ve enjoyed it and it has brought comfort and the reminder you may need that you are excellent and Abba Father wants to bring your heart merriment. He is enthralled by your Beauty (Psalm 45:1).

Blessings and Love,

Nicole

June 4, 2018

Keys of the Heart

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , at 7:00 am by Broken & Brave

It’s easy to get away from God.

Sometimes people get away and it’s obvious by the choices they make, places they go and people they spend time with. But sometimes people slip away even though it appears they haven’t gone anywhere. They are continuing to go through the motions, stick with the routine, do what needs to be done…but somehow their hearts feels a bit unplugged.

Is this you?

The hard part about this is maybe you feel a little less than because of it? Maybe you feel a bit of shame or guilt for how you are feeling? You want to trust God with your life and your outcomes, but howcome things aren’t turning out right? These are all questions many believers have asked. There is nothing wrong with you.

It’s time to Rest.

I woke up with this word on my heart with specific names attached that God has asked me to pray for. I’m reaching out and telling you I am praying a blanket prayer for you, too. Let me cover you…I don’t need to know it’s you, but if you tell me it is safely tucked away in my prayer closet and I have the keys. I am praying. Cover yourself with this little prayer and then we can agree God is going to meet your HEART need first. The rest will follow when we REST in Him. Daddy’s got big arms so hold tight.

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Father, I pray today that you wrap yourself around the hearts, mind, soul of all who want it. Fill and expand their capacity to feel your Presence. Nurture their soul. Feed their wanting and excite their inner man with the fragrance of heaven. You are in love, I know, show each person earmarked by you just how extravagantly your love is for them, too. Blessings for this day. Give your children rest and freedom from the fretting of life. Help them tap into the Joy inside. Amen”

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

June 3, 2018

Set Apart🗝

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , at 7:16 am by Broken & Brave

You have been set apart as fully chosen. There is none besides you.
You have a certain sparkle and Shine that is unique only to you.
You will prevail in all you set your heart, mind, soul, and strength to because the Lord of all of Heaven, its hosts, its purposes and pleasures has decided His heart for you.

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Dwell in His Magnificence.
Inhale the aroma like a sweet nectar.
Cherish the position of his heart in which you dwell.
There is more yet to be stirred up inside you. You are a pillar of strength and Heaven’s Roar is locked inside you. The kiss of heaven resides there as well.

God intends to play an incredible game of show and tell. He’s not only decided to encourage your heart with words…He will show you by how He blesses and touches your heart.

Heart. Mind. Soul. Strength.
He has got more.

The only keys you need, belong to His Majesty.
His keys are wrapped in Love and open everything.

Believe💜

~Nicole

(Prose of Soul as written on my heart by my Lord. 6/3/18)

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30

June 2, 2018

God Is Sufficient

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , at 5:32 am by Broken & Brave

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I tend to be task driven by nature.

When I was in my twenties I began to realize a shift in my heart. I was noticing that keeping a list and scratching things off was very productive and satisfying, I also saw that the greater my list grew the more overwhelmed I began to feel. As my responsibilities shifted from only being responsible for myself to being responsible for my growing family I had to relearn a healthy balance in this.

I began to lay my lists before the Lord.

I began to seek His guidance for every day. I realized many times what was important wasn’t a priority for God. As I began to release grip of my goals and their deadlines I began to feel liberated, less stressed and more alive. I was now learning to experience Joy in my Journey.

Fast forward to now–all who know me well know that if I’m invited to something or asked to participate in something (even if I’m absolutely wanting to do it) I always respond “I don’t know, I need to pray first”. Sometimes God asks me to do things my schedule doesn’t seem to fit and it ends up flowing beautifully. Sometimes what looks like an obvious “yes”, He says “No”.

Being God Sufficient not Self Sufficient means we don’t always have to work more to bridge the gaps. We just need to trust more that God is our Source for every lack.

“In his heart man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

May 30, 2018

Spoken For…

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:25 am by Broken & Brave

God Still Speaks

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All of Creation sings a love song to God. It can be seen in the green of a leave, the gentle bend of the willow tree and every bird in the air that has its own song to sing.

God’s Voice still speaks. The problem for most in hearing His Voice is difficult–there too much background noise in the way. Spiritual background noise may include negative thinking, discouraging thoughts, depressed thoughts, hopelessness, shame, guilt or anger/bitterness. This type of thinking clouds the heart and soul and makes it difficult for you to know what God really has to say about the troubles of your every day.

“We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His Goodness, and the work of faith with power.”

2 Thes. 1:11 (kjv)

Have you ever had a conversation with someone in a busy street? It’s difficult to hear what the other person is saying and sometimes difficult to clearly communicate your words as well. You pull in closer, you look intently at the face of the one speaking, you may even bend your ear in to the conversation. This is what we must do with God. So many want to hear His Voice. You can! Lean into Him in prayer, conversation. Talk to him like you would a friend. Do not feel silly. He hears it all and if you faithfully pursue him you will find him. It’s a promise in Matthew 5 given to you.

God is faithful. He will help you clear out the clutter and noises of life and pull himself right up right to your side. He will look intently into your eyes and He will search your heart and soul. He loves you dearly and wants you to know…He cares. He loves you. You are, in fact, adored. ~Nicole

“Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.”
Jeremiah 33:3

May 28, 2018

Excellence Rising

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , at 7:07 am by Broken & Brave

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There is a standard of excellence rising up in you like never before. Can you feel it? Are you aware it’s there? You begin to care for and about things, situations and people you maybe never noticed before. All of this, evidence that you’ve grown.

When we are young we may care for those around us, family and friends, but our thoughts are mostly inward and self motivated by nature. As we mature and grow older something begins to shift and we are no longer content to think this way. We come to realize the importance of loving and caring for the needs of others. Everyone faces their own mountains, their own struggles, their own dreams, wants, desires. How are we apart of their equation?

All of life is an endless flow and all our hearts tangled together. The more we move in Oneness the more we become like tiny drops in the sea, mingled so tightly one moecule of water not discernible from another. Yet, we are all there, rolling and waving and waking together. Gently….Fiercely….Lovely.

Everything you do in life matters. Do not discount yourself. Do not think small thoughts of yourself. Nor should we think less than beautiful thoughts of others. Grab your Hope, even if it be merely a tiny thread. Get tangled in it. WRAP up in it. Allow it to hoist your heart and exalt your mind to every dream, inspiration or ambition you have ever held inside. The future is inside you already, waiting for God’s perfect timing to begin. He sets the pace, He charts your race and He knows every roadblock, obstacle, every need and has every provision–both the tangible and the unspoken cares of the heart. Stir up an added measure of Belief.

Belief…
It is the dwelling place of Hope. Though it takes courage, don’t be afraid to dare to Believe.

Belief…
Bold
Encouragement
Living
Itself
Everyday
For others
I Believe in You! Now, go with belief in yourself. You CAN do it! Don’t forget to have a marvelous day. ~Nicole

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