April 12, 2018

Overwhelmed

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 6:23 am by Broken & Brave

Can you feel the tug on your heart?

God wants his time with you.

I pray today you would begin to trust the Lord more than you ever have before.

Sink deep in his chest.
Let him wrap his strong arms around you and yield to your soul complete Peace and Rest.
Be blessed with the Kindness of Heaven.

Soak it in.
Drink deep.
Get some sleep.
You’re going to need your strength for the journey and adventures God plans for you to take.
Be touched by his heart to yours. May he lead you beside still waters and vanquish all that would siphon the flow of the Spirit in your life.

It is a marvelous life~
But only when God is in it does it yield the extraordinary.

Fortify your hope. Let there never be any complaint on your lips. May you forever experience the bliss and peace of knowing God can handle all of it. He just wants you closer. He wants to speak to you. May you hear His voice more clearly than ever before. May his Sovereign hand rule your every decision and guide your steps. He is a faithful companion…
The best of friends…to the end.

This is my prayer for you today.
The besotted of heaven admires you and longs to inspire you.
He knows exactly what he has wired you to do. You can withstand it all. Comfort of Heaven now over you fall.

Allow yourself to be Overwhelmed with Goodness…

Amen

~Nicole
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February 21, 2018

Ablaze

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:22 am by Broken & Brave

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“He makes his messengers winds, his ministers a flaming fire.”
Psalm 104:4

You can never observe the supernatural with natural eyes and understand what you see.

It won’t look right.

it won’t look right because we’ve not seen it before. It won’t fit into any category of our mind’s frame, our common sense or main stream opinion. It will have a flavor uniquely all its own. It will set ablaze every heart in its path…

Ablaze with true grace, liberty and freedom of soul.

A Fire woken up inside of the hearts it touches, a soul at rest yet never again will it sleep.

His Fire never sleeps and it guards fiercely those He intends to keep…

…in Perfect Peace.

Do not shy away from His Fire. Though it may heat you through, it will never burn you. There will be no smell of smoke upon you. But rather a Glorious Aroma will rise from within you.

Blessings…Nicole

February 19, 2018

Invested

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 9:28 am by Broken & Brave

The truest generosity, frequently, has little to do with financial wealth.

Sometimes the greatest blessings don’t come out of a place of prosperity. Do not discount yourself from being a tremendous blessing in the life of another. Some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever known, most generous people I have every known, were not wealthy. They understand that when a well is pumped, it doesn’t run dry…it replenishes. Those who are faithful with what they have, receive more…until there is abundance. So, don’t be discouraged! Give generously of yourself!

Sometimes a smile, a note or a friendly hello is all another needs to flow into their potential.
Get invested! ~Nicole

“But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal…”
Matthew 6:20
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February 9, 2018

YAH can do it!

Posted in Devotional, true story tagged , , , , , , , at 7:11 am by Broken & Brave

“For YAH, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation. Therefore with joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” Isaiah 12:2-3

When you find an exercise program you love you keep doing it. For me, I love to lift heavy weights and I love to sprint. I re-racked my weights and thought to myself how much I love to lift heavy. But there is someone else who loves to lift heavy things as well. He can lift your every care, trouble and sorrow and replace it with hope for tomorrow. He can carry you in every way. There is no load to heavy, he can lift it all…even the Cross.

Lean on Him. He is the lifter of heavy burdens and He is the lifter of souls.

Trust Him…Everything is going to be alright! ~Nicole
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September 13, 2017

Wrapped Up

Posted in Devotional, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:13 am by Broken & Brave

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“The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent.”
Psalm 104:2

Oh Lord, may we wrap ourselves in your light and adorn ourselves in your garment. With you we can scale the tallest mountain or swim the depths of the sea. When we abide in you we are like the roots of a tree planted deeply and drinking from the depths of your Living Water. Bless each of your children today as they bless others. ~Nicole

 

June 21, 2017

Heart of a Champion

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

To Champion a heart is not about how we feel, but it is always about how we plan to make others feel.

I think that’s pretty awesome!

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have Peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Bathe 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. They long for True Peace, but far to many are eluded by it.  Pay attention and see who God has maybe sent you to encourage! You may just possess just the right amount of blessing that adds flavor to the lives of others like a tantalizing dressing to the fruits of the spirit in this life!

Rise up and count yourself blessed!

God will give Himself no rest until He sees you through all that puts your heart, mind and soul to do. He sees the stellar Champion within you.

There is no greater Champion Builder than God Himself! He is with you, encouraging you as you go.

So rise up, Champion, and take this day! …

Its yours!

~Nicole

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April 13, 2017

A Highway Built of Words

Posted in true story, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 6:21 am by Broken & Brave

“The one who guards his mouth preserves his life…”
Proverbs 13:3

What is dripping from your lips? Think of your words as a highway…

A week ago I was driving with a friend up in the Motherlode of Northern California. If you haven’t been there it is breath-taking with beauty. Steep ravines and every kind of evergreen. Absolute Majestic Beauty. As we drove I mentioned to my friend of the roads. I thought of all the pioneers who blazed these trails and paved them as well. High power lines added to increase the reach of electricity. So much progress, so much work! I had heart felt gratitude in that moment for the tireless dedication of those who built up the highway.

Your mouth is a highway. Courteous, kind and positive truths will lay a sure foundation for you. Negativity, complaining and gossip will pave for you a crooked highway full of potholes and gravel. Choose your words wisely and you will notice it will affect your self talk as well. You will feel lighter, as though you were gliding through the obstacles given to each day. You will experience deeper Joy and gratitude. It’s not always easy, but if we can build amazing physical highways, then we can speak them as well! ~Nicole

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I actually wrote this piece above in 2015, but just came across it in my files this morning. I thought it so appropriate for today given some conversations I was able to have with some women yesterday about gossip and how they want to avoid it or not listen to people who are prone to it. After all, the average person doesn’t think they are gossiping, they are just “sharing” or “processing” a situation. But the truth is that gossip and unhealthy words, negativity and complaining compel themselves into our minds and influence our perceptions. The more negative our thought life the more skewed we receive anything–even love, kindness and encouragement. It created a negative bent and creates arguement where there is no argument occurring. It is a devicive spirit and must be ruled in the mind, heart and mouth.

Your future is locked inside of you, waiting to be released and become reality in your life. The Power, the direction, the Path that future unfolds is so greatly hinged on our words. We speak what we want to see and then watch it unfold. It truly can become an expression of the Creative Miracles of Heaven when we use this tremendous gift of Heaven wisely.

You can’t out encourage God. You cannot out love Him either. His heart is completely draped with adoration of His Creation, You. He is too good, too faithful, too kind to not completely envelop you with love. But He will let us learn how to walk, how to pave that Word highway and walk out the path we create. He will bless us inspite of us, because He longs to be good to us. I don’t know about you, but I desire my full measure of blessing, God’s best for my life. Don’t settle. Dare to dream God has abundance for you! It may all begin with your mouth and how you handle the terrain of your everyday–the good and the bad–and the things that make you happy or sad. No more laps in the wilderness like Moses and the Israelites of the Bible Book of Exodus. You can begin today.

The expression of your life is your statement to the world. Let love and positive, edifying words be the exclamation point. 💜