May 17, 2019

There Is A Miracle In Your Mouth

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , at 5:59 am by Broken & Brave

Every human has a spirit that dwells in the soulish region of our body. The soul is the heart of who you are. Every person longs to fill it. Each man or woman, boy or girl, may fill it differently. God gives gifts to all mankind, it’s up to us what we do with it.

You have a priestly anointing and a prophetic anointing. Most dwell in the priestly anointing. For example, you go to church, you read the Word, you pray and practice your faith. Priestly anointing. But then there is the prophetic anointing! Most neglect this anointing because they don’t understand it. Because they don’t understand it, they reject it. People always reject what they fear.

The prophetic anointing surrenders the heart to reach beyond circumstance, physical facts and acts according to what the future holds. Your prophetic anointing helps shape your future. You speak what you want to see and take actions steps in belief that it will happen. You trust God with timing and circumstances, but you do not shrink back or waiver in your belief. You stay plugged into it. God is the Power Source that fuels the ambition and changes the conditions to create the opportunity for it all to fall into the right place no matter how tight the space. This kind of atmosphere is where Creative Miracles begin to exist…Signs and Wonders appear…and people from miles around begin to draw near.

God loves the prophetic because that’s where the “magic” is.

“Let love be your highest goal! But you should also desire the special abilities the Spirit gives–especially the ability to prophesy.” 1 Cor. 14:1

Does it all sound a bit odd to you? Really? Just look at the life of Noah. God spoke it. He believed it. It conceived something great in his heart and soul. He began to do what was required to make the dream a reality. I imagine he was asked thousands of times what he was doing. What did he say? Every time he spoke of it he was casting vision for the people. No one saw his vision or received it…until the rain came.

There are countless examples of modern day people who lived a life full of success that was birthed out of deep duress. They believed in the dream and pursued it with their everything. They told others what they saw for their future, where they were going…they knew with all their heart it was a future worth knowing.

Your future is inside of you. It is up to you to hone your focus. Be decided. Get Intentional. Purpose your choices. Take action steps…and have a nearly blind ambition to achieve what you were placed on this planet to do. YOU are a Planet Shaker and the Kingdom of Heaven just may be counting on you. You’ve got tremendous Legacy within you. You are hemmed into something extraordinary. God is raising up those who are hemmed in right beside you. We hold each other and God holds us.

Get excited!

~Nicole

“By faith Noah, having been divinely instructed concerning the things not yet seen, having been moved with fear, prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is according to faith.”

Hebrews 11:7

Exhortation of Blessing~

The Lord of all of heaven spotted you. He took one look and was Besotted and could see what others maybe couldn’t see–their loss, because when He looked at you, He looked through a Cross and He knew Abba had spoken and secured your exact DNA. He put a word in your mouth because He had something for you to say, someplace for you to go, someplace for you to be. And the heavens stirred with delight. “Magnificent!”, He declared.

It all started there.

Despite the wandering years where you maybe wondered if He could hear.

He heard you and was dialed heart to heart to you,

a Divine Connection from heaven.

You are set apart.

There is a mark of glory on your brow.

You are a custom fit for a season and space nothing on earth could erase.

You have overcome much, but there is an assignment from heaven that will absolutely assault and overthrow the powers of darkness. The Enemy may fight you, but God will continue to be delighted in you. You’ve got the sword of the spirit and a shield and buckler designed large to cover the width and depth of your mantle.

Reach for the stars, Beloved.

Cascade beyond the clouds.

Meet up in the heavens.

Bask in the Love Eternal.

Suite up, Soldier.

You are a splendid ambassador of goodness.

Hope filled! Let’s go!

Take the day~

Nicole💕

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April 16, 2019

Wrecking Ball Worry

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , at 6:07 am by Broken & Brave

God tends to have a preference for the Impossible. That’s where He does His best work. The impossible seems to be His specialty. In fact, Ge does His BEST work when the odds are stacked against us.

David met up with a giant. Moses opposed the leader of Egypt. Daniel prayed when He was told not to. Esther stepped into territory she wasn’t allowed. Ruth forsook her birthright for the Identity of God through Naomi. She stepped foot on the threshing floor and received for herself a Kinsman Redeemer named Boaz who is a foreshadow of Christ. Elijah retrieved an axe head from the waters deep with a spoken command. The Israelites wandered a wilderness, but while in the wilderness they witnessed and received countless miracles so big they had to be seen to become believed.

Walls falling by shouting at them? Meat falling from the sky? Water gushing out of rocks? Clouds for shade and fire by night? And the biggest miracle of all…a stone that rolled away to reveal and empty grave. The Lamb of God had Overcome. Impossible!

How about you? What kind of miraculous provision has God brought to you? When was the last time you recapped your Victories and then declared to an Almighty God gratitude and belief that He can do it again…and again…and again? What weighs so heavy on you that you have forgotten the power of your first Love? Don’t you know that He’d move heaven and earth all over again for a closer talk with you? It’s True!

There is nothing that can separate you from His Love. You’ve been disappointed. Plans may have failed. It may seem like an enemy of your soul has prevailed. But God always speaks last and He always places you first upon His heart and His mind. His Love for you is unshakable. In fact, so deep are His thoughts toward you that you will never be forgotten. He is with you through it all, above all and He will take to your troubles a wrecking ball. You have more power of God in your little finger than the kingdom of darkness has over all the earth. You have keys to the kingdom and God gave them to you to use. So start shaking them! All of heaven will move off of its Throne to come to your aid. God does not sleep nor does He slumber. His fire is full of zeal when you come to Him with an appeal. He will cancel every assignment of the enemy. So get ready! Declare the Impossible in your life!

Did I mention God specializes in the impossible? He does His best work when the odds are staked against you, so don’t lose heart…never lose heart. He is your Hope!

For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

You are enough TODAY. There isn’t anything about you that isn’t enough. The key is unwrapping your fullest potential. Your True Identity is your best self. It all works together…who you are TODAY and the stronger, gentler, wiser you of the future. Love it all. God loves you 100% today and will love you through 100% and all of this equates to a most beautiful, resilient and powerful you. EXPLOSIVE! Ignite the Fire & Passion within so others around you will catch on fire, too!

~Nicole

February 26, 2019

From the Other Side of My iPhone

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:55 am by Broken & Brave

Hi! 👋🏼

…From the Other Side of My iPhone

Let me take a moment to introduce myself. Whether you’ve been following me for days, weeks, years or have only just discovered this blog- I will begin as if we are only just beginning together.

Together.

Together sounds good doesn’t it?

Together sounds strong.

Together has a layer of supplemental strength that can’t go wrong.

There is infinite power in together.

My name is Nicole. I am not an anonymous blogger. I’m not using a pen name. This is me, who I am, laying it out there in vulnerability hoping to use the unique and creative gift God has given me to fetch hearts and love on them lavishly.

My goal is to SPARK hope, FUEL the flames of your PASSIONS, desires, wants, dreams and interests. I may also use this page to promote things I love and believe in. Some of which I get paid for, which is just the added blessing because I am not money motivated, but we all know we all need to earn a living. My ultimate goal here is about my giving and increasing the value of your life and gratitude that your time reading anything I had to write was time well spent.

I’ve been blogging since 2012 just as a sort of online journal. I have been a writer all if my life. I wrote my first “book” in the fifth grade and I’m pretty sure it was about a ponies life. I’ve always enjoyed writing, but never knew where it could go. Never explored writing for more than just a hobby. But as I aged I began seeing real fruit in my life in any area I had opportunity to write. In school I excelled on any exam or project that required the use of my pen. I had a foundation of confidence from a proven track record here. I think a defining moment or rite of passage for me occurred my senior year of college. I had a female professor pull me aside and speak words into me that sparked a new level of awakening inside. She was a creative writing instructor in the English department and all she really said was that I was a gifted writer.

Those words of affirmation stick with me even today. Encouragement breeds courage! And that’s what I intend to bring you everyday-encouragement for your courage for whatever you life may entail.

Everywhere you turn someone’s got a blog page or self publishing their book. There’s a lot of competition out there for your time and attention. Here’s a few reasons why I think my page is different.

⭐️The goal of my page is to invigorate and empower YOU. All else is the gravy only added to enhance flavor, pleasure and experience. For example, I am a fitness trainer and I have a background in nutrition. If I write about health, fitness or tips from my own life hacks or my favorite fitness toys and gadgets—it’s like gravy intended to increase the flavor and function and pleasure of your own life. Do you see my little analogy and what I mean by its design?

🎯 My target audience is everyone. Anyone breathing with a heartbeat deserves to be loved. I aim to measure it out in ample portions. The fuel of the love measured via my pen comes from heaven. My relationship with the One, my God, is my love and this communion of soul makes me whole and it ebbs, flows and has a presence in some level in everything I write. I pray you receive some of that love and comfort to. Then you may stress less and have added benefit of comfort in this hectic world we live in.

📝I am a poet. Don’t plan to make money as a poet, but you never know. I occasionally write posts that stir the soul in pure creative writing and prose. I hope you enjoy those as well.

♥️Time is something that once gone is gone for good. So allow me to refresh you, bless you, charge you and inspire you. I often have people share with me that they use my blog as their morning “pick me up” or devotional. A spark to begin their day.

I begin my every morning with a Spark of my own. Here’s how I do it:

I read quotes, scriptures, and engage my mind in meditative reflection on my Sovereign. My connection to heaven may include listening to worship songs, and writing my poems and adorations. I drink a Spark by AdvoCare. It’s a nutrition beverage for mental focus. It’s like high def for the brain. It feeds my mind the nutritional neuroactives required for enhanced focus and clarity. It’s better than any cup of coffee because it last about four hours with no crash. And it’s low in sugar and calories. This right here is one of those gravy points of interest I was describing above. Spark is something that has added value to the life of this busy Mom to five children. Yep, five. So if it helped me, maybe it can help you.

https://www.advocare.com/9507230/store/search/spark

I do get paid for helping you there if you purchase through my website, so alright with that already. It’s my pleasure and thank you! Link at the bottom of the page for those wanting more information and energy! If you try it I’d really like to hear from you how you like it. It’s my pleasure to serve you!

So here we are. This is me, on the other side of my iPhone. Though we use the cloud, no clouds here. I mean to be crystal clear. My intentions are to:

🔺Serve

🔺Support

🔺Encourage

And have some fun along the way.

Because I am getting more serious about advancing my writing and reach, know that my new website is under construction “as we speak”. So if I bump any corners along the way as I grow my page-I am grateful for your grace. We all know that we learn best sometimes in the simple “do”.

Today’s take away:

Watching someone else have courage and persevere encourages me to have courage and persevere.

Be encouraged. Persevere. Someone may be watching you as well—gaining courage to persevere.

You are a Champion!

~Nicole

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February 22, 2019

Staying Power

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , at 6:51 am by Broken & Brave

This very minute I’m at a leadership conference in the greater Dallas area.

I’ve been involved with a business of nutrition for more than twenty years now. It has blessed my life in countless ways. Countless ways.

I have deep conviction in my heart that my God used what I have learned through the leadership training, the products and the people—well… it is of invaluable worth. I also love the culture. So many wonderfully successful people who just simply love and care about others. And that is exactly what made them prosper.

Melts my heart. But like most all experiences in life, for maximum impact and a vision that will last—people will only carry your or my vision so far.

They need to see it for themself.

Just like Jesus—

We who have experienced know how good His Love is! It reaches down deep and touches everything. Piercing and powerful and gentle and lovely all at the same time. But I can’t describe my intimacy with heaven to the level I know it. You have to experience Him for yourself. Taste and see…

Sometimes others won’t understand why you do what you do, go where you go or say what you say….

But God just may be using you to show others what it looks like to never give up on something that God has put you to before He’s through!

Most people give up way too soon.

They quit as soon as it gets hard, or sacrifice is required or they get knocked down a few times. But let that not be said of you. What you don’t realize is that sometimes God takes his time in fulfilling your dreams, goals and aspirations because He is:

🍓Getting you ready to maintain a foundation of integrity and a quality moral compass when you get there (pressures are always high the higher you rise).

🍓Laying a flame proof foundation that builds confidence in others. A rock solid foundation holds strong when you cast vision, when you speak knowledge, when you step out in faith—more people will go with you because of the proven track record they have with you. Isn’t that what we want? Leadership is actually very simple. It is about helping another have a better life because of your influence. That’s why the Bible is so big on servant leadership. The greatest of all was the servant to all. The greater you become is related to how well you serve. It’s a role we never outgrow!

So hang tight! Your victory may be just in sight. God always knows what He is doing!

If He said it, He’ll do it!

You just may have a kind of staying power He is after.

So keep going!

Nicole🌹

“Continue to love each other with true brotherly love. Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it

February 10, 2019

Back Forty For Glory

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:55 am by Broken & Brave

Noah was on the back forty talking to God…

What is the back forty?

back forty noun

Definition of back forty

: a remote and uncultivated or undeveloped piece of land of indefinite size (as on a farm)

Because of the nature of Noah’s Intimacy with Heaven he was immune to the commentary of his peers. It may be true he didn’t like it, but it didn’t waiver or move him to unmove what God had asked him to move. So he moved…the comfort zone of every human on the planet. Figuratively and then literally! And all of Heaven and earth moved with him.

What if…

What if Noah only obeyed God once he understood the request?

What if Shadrack, Meshack and Abednego decided to bow before the idol to spare themselves, but vowed to not do so in their heart?

What if Elijah stayed in a cave instead of going to Jezebel?

What if Mary said no to the Angel of the Lord? What if Jesus got down off of His Cross and said, “that’s all for me. This is too hard and it doesn’t make sense.”

What if…

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is a God who delights in Displaying His power and Creative Miracles. The Who’s Who of Heaven looks down on you and wants to display His power in and through your life. He still has power to roll a stone, break every mold and He still asks us to live by Faith. If we can figure all of His Precepts out and calculate His ways…well, He wouldn’t really be a God worth Worshipping.

Trust Him with your life even when His lead is full of Mystery. His Timing, His Path and your Victory will always Shine through and He will get the glory.

You can trust Him!

So get out your plow, get to that secret place of harmony with heaven—you’re own personal back forty. Block out the noise, dig deep and do like Noah did.

He won’t give you a task you aren’t capable to grab and make into a masterpiece for His Glory. You’ve got just the right size hands for the job. So build it…they will come, just like Noah.

~Nicole 🌈

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways,”

declares the Lord.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9

You’ve been graced to run this race–the Victory is yours to take! With it come spoils and a prize! Rise!!!♥️🌹

February 5, 2019

Small Is Not Small At All!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:27 am by Broken & Brave

There are days we feel fierce…

And there are days we feel fiercely little.

On both days—no matter how you feel, know that God is real and He is the Power behind it all. Meaning, whatever you do and no matter how you feel, He will go with you. Always beside you. His love for you is real. So square your shoulders and drink in this scripted mental and spiritual vitamin elixir. May you be strengthened for your day:

🔻You are more than a Conqueror with Christ. (Romans 8:37)

🔻When you feel weak, He is STRONG! (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)

🔻He is a strong tower and the righteous run to him and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10)

Maybe you’re not sure what it means to be righteous or you don’t feel you qualify for it?

Wrong!

Anyone who seeks the Lord with their whole heart, or even a smidge of it to start, is considered worthy! Because our ability or feelings or capability make us worthy of nothing in God’s economy. But His incredible heart for you makes you worthy of all!

Absolute Royalty.

So hush your little inner man who doesn’t understand the ebbs and flows of day to day life. Strife is among us because we live in a fallen world.

Though all may not be ideal—this will never change the fact that His Love for you is Real.

For sure you can deposit that! And when you do, it will earn interest for you.

I recall two years ago (Fall of 2017)—I hadn’t been feeling very fierce. Flu had me knocked out and my appetite disappeared almost completely. I rarely get sick and this flu had me at the root.

Good thing I don’t make decisions based on how I feel. I listened to my body, gave it the rest and fluids it needs and knew that once I’m recovered I’m right back at it!

Though not feeling 100 percent, I competed in two major international bodybuilding shows coming off of all if that and faired well—brought my best package yet (as they say about your conditioning on stage).

No matter how you feel, assess what progress you’d like to make this week and plan accordingly! Take the walk of a Champion!

YOU are God’s Candidate for Victory!

~Nicole🌹

January 29, 2018

Innovate

Posted in Inspirational, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:31 am by Broken & Brave

Perseverance is a necessary precursor to anything great…

Here is a historical example of people to be grateful for their ability to dream big and persevere…Orville and Wilbur Wright, the creators of the first airplane.

When these two brothers were boys their father gave them a toy helicopter made of cork, paper and a rubber band. This was their source of inspiration to become the first men to fly for the first time a free, controlled flight by a power-driven airplane. Did you know that Wilbur didn’t even receive his high school diploma? I challenge you to research all the trials they had in their efforts to develop this plane. It wasn’t easy. They had all kinds of things go wrong. Then, when they did fly, no one believed them and many didn’t even appreciate their achievement. Instead of becoming discouraged and giving up, they persisted without exception and took their invention to Europe in hopes of further success and they found it. Once returning to the US they were wealthy and famous and began filling contracts for airplanes in both the United States and Europe.

Don’t quit. Never fail to believe that God can and is willing to do anything to show up and show off for you. Believe it! Behind every storm the Son is still shining. ⛅️~Nicole

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” Luke 1:37
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December 8, 2017

Protected

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:01 am by Broken & Brave

I woke early this am with the words…a strand of three cords can not be easily broken…rolling about in my head.

God is like a fighter pilot going off to battle to war against every negative thing that comes against your heart and soul. He guards over you like a buried treasure. Others see the exterior, the package and the wrapping so to speak. But God sees beneath all of that to something much deeper…the real gift and measure of his pleasure. He sees your heart, mind and soul. So he goes to war and famishes the wants and desires of Adversities appetite by refusal. He thwarts every wicked scheme the Enemy of your Soul prepares, and he defeats it in advance before it has any real teeth.

Sometimes we feel the sting or prick of being bit in life-but it’s got no real bite. When we allow our Captain to be our Guide we survive. We escape. The ravages of adversities flames may lick at us, but they cannot have us.

Yoke your heart to the One who is Faithful, Stoic, Fierce, Friendly, Gentle, yet full of Valor. He is strategic in all of plans and purposes for your life. Tie your heart to him. Anchor your Hope. Designate your faith. Release your heart with abandon to his grace and allow love to take its proper place.

He will Restore every broken or dead branch with new life. He will surround you with supplemental strength and add his kisses to your life. He will hold you from the inside and it will be better than any hug you’ve ever had– for he knows how to reach in deep and fondle the soul of every man. His love is deep. He will lay a foundation and structure a few strands of longevity with others who are willing to walk the path beside you. God can do whatever he wants, but he tends to want to see us do crazy amazing things and he plants vision in those around you who are equipped to help see you through. But more than anything else–he is with you.

Whatever you face today. Whatever you are going through. Whatever seeks to devour you…you have no reason to fear, worry or feel alone.

God is in your corner.
Rise up.
Take your day.
Be brave.
You are not alone.
💛

“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

Ecc. 4:12

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September 17, 2017

Slay…

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:20 am by Broken & Brave

Feed the hungry and slay your giant...

“Then Jesse said to his son, David, ‘Take now for your brothers an ephah of this dried grain and these ten loaves, and run to your brothers at the camp. And carry these ten cheeses to the captain of their thousand, and see how your brothers fare, and bring back news of them.'” 1 Samuel 17:17-18

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Sometimes our Heavenly Father sends us into a situation that turns out to be an opposing giant in our life. We can be tempted to think, “if I hadn’t obeyed my Father I wouldn’t be in this situation.” But because we love our Father, as David did so his, we obey, just as David.

Your giant could be difficulties at work, or maybe a health scare, maybe your household is turned upside down or your finances in disarray. Your giant could even be something opposing your faith. But God, Abba Father, knew what He was doing when He picked you. He knew it was you He wanted to send with provision for the situations of life at hand. Your entire life is a Divine Assignment when your heart is in proper alignment with Heavens Signature Pen. He knew…

Though you may seem small in your situation or the least of your resources…He knew you were really great. He sees what’s inside. He knows He crafted you with superb ingredients. He knows the kind of food you bring to every avenue of this life you lead.

So, He put His Word in your heart and it extols the Lord. When you share your heart others are fed. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living or what your giant is- you’ve been sent to the battle line to face it, overcome it and sustain others from your experience. God has you strategically placed right where you are at for His purpose sake.

Run to the battle line, do not shrink back, and watch your Father pull a sling shot from His pouch, face the Giants of life through you and with one shot knock them out!

All by the power of the Cross. Embrace the journey…
It is meant to be extraordinary!

~Nicole

70 “He chose David his servant
and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep he brought him
to be the shepherd of his people Jacob,
of Israel his inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
with skillful hands he led them.”

Psalm 78:70-72

 

September 2, 2017

Build Yourself Up

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:39 am by Broken & Brave

“A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.”
Luke 6:40

Years ago I was blessed to receive some in depth instruction and training from some premier Doctors in the field of nutrition and preventative medicine. I soaked in and learned enormously from these two men. I was able to obtain my training on audio and would play it over and over in my car. The more I learned and grew, the more I began to sound like these two doctors, full of the knowledge and wisdom they had generously passed on. It was a very cool experience and a rich blessing as I have had a passion and interest in health, wellness and nutrition most of my life. I studied nutrition in depth in college and now I find myself surrounded by people who are highly successful in a field I am passionate about. God put these people in my life to help me grow and learn more and pursue my God given dream to help people build a lasting legacy of longevity, disease free with high functioning mobility.

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Whatever your life holds and whatever your journey entails, be mindful that God will give you exactly the instruction you need when you need it. If you are eager and ready He will bring the right resource to you to help you grow and learn what you need in order to achieve the dream, goal or desire. So don’t give up! Even if you make a lot of mistakes along the way, when you keep trying you will eventually deepen with understanding and get it right. Pay attention as God may bring people in your life who will add value, springing you forward and lifting you up. It is true, the only ones who fail are those who quit. Don’t quit! ~Nicole

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