December 13, 2018

Quiet as a mouse.

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , at 7:33 am by Broken & Brave

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Chores, errands, running around.
Company party, office party, neighbors party, church party, family gatherings and an endless list of this and that. It’s the most wonderful time of the year and maybe the most exhausting or depressing time of the year for many.

How ever important it is to keep the main thing the main thing.

Has this list described you?
Has the fanfare, the party air, the festive lights and tantalizing treats distracted you or overwhelmed you in any way? Or maybe you’ve not been invited to a party, not a single one, no one remembered to send you a card or you are deeply missing someone you loved. Whether your sick in your body or fighting with your spouse, wayward children or a leaking roof on your house. Remain…

Quiet as a mouse.

Take a few moments, quiet ones, all to yourself.
If you have to wake up a bit earlier for that slice of quiet I hold so dear.
Morning may be best when you’ve had even the wee-est amount of rest.
Take a moment to drink Him in. Who?
That baby, that’s who.

He was born for you.
Just gaze at that face and imagine his embrace.

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His Spirit descends down, he’s not overly dignified despite his enormous crown…Sovereign of all Eternity.
He stoops down.
He gathers low.
He whispers to your sweet spirit, heart and soul.

“You are adored”.

Light of the world.

Before the angels sang, while Mary still had sweat dripping from her face, a babe was born to Light the world and most of all, to Aluminate Hope for you.

Let His Beauty Come.
Let His Gentle Grace Cascade with glory over your face—
Just like the finger tips of the one you kiss.
His soul kisses you.
His heart marries you.
And all of this…

First began small and from a place of humble beginning, lonely nights created with danger…that sweet little boy lying in a manger.

He did it all for you.
Drink deep of His Cup.

May this day and this Holiday Season be magnificent for you.
May the dew of Heaven wet your brow with a kiss of the Holy Spirit and may you enter into His Rest and Comfort as never before.

You are adored.

~Nicole

**this song is a little rockin’ For my post about comfort, rest and focused time in the Lord…but it’s fabulous and the lyrics piercing and it’s the very song the Spirit is impressing in me to use. Enjoy! I know I love it♥️ ~N

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November 15, 2018

Word of Exhortation

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , at 7:53 am by Broken & Brave

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Did you know?

The Bible is mostly poetry? Nearly fifty percent of it! This is a fact I learned just yesterday and it tickled my heart. Because when the Spirit speaks to me and when He crowds my pen and I rend, something poetic as a prose or rhyme comes to my mind every time. I love this because He has always versed my pen and courted my heart with smoothness of words. It’s like salve to my soul.
He knows my heart and my love language.

God will speak to you if you listen. You don’t need a yoga class to Chanel in. You don’t need any form of medium or spiritist to step in. But what you do need is a willing and soft heart—an open soul—willing to yield and humbly cleanse yourself from sin, from pride. Pride of life will harden a heart more crooked and solid than anything. Extreme pride may look like atheism. But even doubt or fear or worry can be forms of pride. Anything that lacks trust and faith in God is laced with pride.

For the next moment put everything aside. Find sometime to search your soul, clear out some clutter, and make some room for Him. He wants to move in, redecorate, and penetrate your soul with a splendor and glory that maybe has yet to begin for you depending on how well you know your Maker or maybe you merely know of him?

I have received a Word of Exhortation this morning. I receive them every day, but I do not always feel lead to share them. Sometimes God is kind and let’s them be just for me. But today—let us feast and BE ENCOURAGED by what you read:

“I Am God—and I Am forever Faithful to you. I order your day and I order your every step in each day if you allow me to. I Am here to help you, to guide you, to bring Comfort to you. If it is never laced with Faith, Hope and Pure/True Love—it is not Me. It is the Enemy.

Rid yourself of the ridiculous—
Fear, jealousy, covetousness, insecurity, poverty or a hopeless mentality. Now…grab hold of my Tree called Lovely. It will shade you well.”

You were born to be loved. You are held by the Father. Be loved. Be held. Be healthy and whole—He can make all well with your soul.

Comfort and Rest May they abide wholeheartedly with you today and may you receive Strength for your Journey. ~Nicole💗

“As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.” Psalm 119:143

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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June 24, 2018

Crowned & Able

Posted in Prayer of blessing tagged at 7:07 am by Broken & Brave

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“But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for [b]God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

The world measures and weighs worth, status, influence and appeal by many measures, but none of them measure up to the evaluation protocol of Heaven.

David was least of all of his family. He had older brothers who were capable, able and strong. He was young. He was inexperienced. He was maybe even a bit naive. But God didn’t look at any of those things. God had a heart that is always hinged on both our heart and His bigger outlook on the future. He cares more about the desires and intent of the heart than anything. He is well able to work with our personal deficiencies, shortcomings and faults. Plus, the more we understand it is He at work within us, the less likely we are to become proud and boastful that our measure of success are of our own fruitful efforts.

God is deeply under the persuasion of love to earnestly and perpetually pursue you. He is, in fact, in pursuit of our hearts daily, hourly and even moment by moment.

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Do you ever feel less than? Are you the least of your “clan”? Are you undecided about how the prospects of your future look?

Rest decided in the arms of heaven today. God has angles and access and a point of view that has more clarity than anything you have ever walked through, endured or tried to escape. He has a signet ring for your finger, a royal robe to drape upon your back and His Mantle doesn’t cluster wrath, but will give you a bath in all things good, refreshing and pure. He means to show you just how good He can be and that He didn’t hang from a Tree just for anything…He hung there specifically for YOU.

So stand tall today. Hold your chin high, but only so you can keep your eyes to the sky as you watch your Maker lavish your soul with Splendor. He means to bring you blessings that earthly measures cannot Tender.

Heaven has decided it’s heart on you. Every morning those Mercies are new…just for you. You’ve got an exclusive deal of God’s affection. He is big enough to spread His wealth of love all around.

You are more than enough!

June 19, 2018

Prayer of Praise & Prose

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

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This day…

Help me, Lord to rest in your confidence, Truth and will.
Equip me to remain at peace in my heart, mind and soul.
Stir my heart and it’s devotions more deeply toward you.
Everything I am able to do is because of you.
May I abide in Christ and love more. Not to love as I know I can and have been able to love in the past.
Not to love as I wish too-
But to love as you do.
Head to toe, heart and soul, you’ve always got more of the good stuff my heart and soul long for.

You are Good. So Good.
You are Splendid. Splendid indeed.

May I lie at your feet on the threshing floor as Ruth did-
waiting for the Kinsman Redeemer to bring forth an Abundant Harvest of your Good Promise.

My King of kings- I love you more.

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

***Poetic Prose of Prayer and Praise. I script my heart and personal prayers on page as a guide post to gain deeper intimacy in Christ. He is waiting for you to go deeper in Him.

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 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

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