November 10, 2018

New Hope…

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Broken & Brave~

New Hope…
New Wine…

You are My Beloved Times Nine.
Nine is the number of completion.
Find complete rest today in Him.
Flood your heart, nourish your soul with the awareness of His Complete Grace.

God is doing a complete work in you.

“Lord, purify is heart, mind and soul. Make us liquid gold. Let us not resist as you shape and mold us into the glorious vessels of your Love. Then the world would also know the greatness of your love.” Amen🙏🏼

Have an amazing day!

~Nicole💕

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October 21, 2018

Remembered

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 7:39 am by Broken & Brave

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“I will cause your name to be remembered in all generations;
therefore nations will praise you forever and ever.”

Psalm 45:17

I pray this day we listen for the heartbeat of God. I pray we hear His heart for us. I pray we feel and encounter His Presence.

He is present even when our hearts are at bay.

God’s love is Relentless.

‪“Part of the risk of loving is the risk that you will get hurt. But we must realize that the potential pain is worth it.” Rebecca StJames‬

God has taken enormous chance on you, to love you, to save you, to see you through.

Hold on, Beloved. Be Loved. The Champion of Heaven is taking off His gloves! He’s got Resurrection Power to Intercede and help you over come every trial as light and momentary.

You can REST with Him.♥️

~Nicole

October 5, 2018

Strength For You Today

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , at 6:34 am by Broken & Brave

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Exhortation…

Beloved…I know what the Lord is up to. He is equipping you for your Calling. He is building stamina, fortitude, and the ability to dig deep and keep going. You already have all of these virtues…but he is molding you to a new level of abundance in each. I am so excited for you!!! I will pray you through…but get excited, God must have amazing and wonderful plans for you!❤️

God sees and knows every detail of struggles you are going through.
He is with you, guiding you, strengthening and protecting you through it all. By it, learn to trust more deeply in Him.

You are Beautiful. ~Nicole

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” James 1:2-3

September 12, 2018

My Glorious

Posted in Inspirational tagged at 1:57 am by Broken & Brave

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I’ve been awake more than an hour now. Eyes barely able to creep open, yet awake. When this happens I know what my Lord is after. He either wants me to pray or He wants me to write. I don’t always immediately know which He is after so I lay still. I speak from my heart and mind to him—only God can hear a thought. Then I abide and wait. Tonight I suspected I was to get up and write. I knew what He desires me to to say…He began the conversation by vehicle of His Holy Spirit before I went to bed last night…but it was left unfinished.

So sleepy…so I lie awake and prayed and listened…. This is what I heard:

“Time to show up and show out.
You are a Carpenter’s daughter.”

I love this.
I love everything about it.

It could mean countless things which He reveals in His good time. But ultimately it means I am loved by One who knows how to build.
He does His part and I do mine.
I yield to what He is constructing in my life and how He desires to use my gift, talents and abilities to lay a Beautiful yet Rock Solid foundation to build upon with Him always as the Cornerstone.

I love when He speaks.

My Glorious —
I feel you close.
How is it that I can’t touch you, yet I feel you?
Your Presence—Enormous.
Larger than life are you.
My breath—taken.
My knees—shaken.
I fall before your Throne.
There is nothing like you.
There is no one like you.
How did I come to receive the glorious privilege of knowing you?

My Glorious

You are Glorious.
I anticipate our time together.
Your favor brings me pleasure.
Your Spirit touches my spirit.
Deep calls to deep.
And I respond to the noise of your Breakers.
They cascade over me like waterfalls.
You replenish my strength.
You nourish my soul.
You leave me hungry for more.

There is none like you—

You are My Glorious.

~Nicole

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 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

March 23, 2018

Strength to Endure

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:09 am by Broken & Brave

Every hard thing pales in the Glory of God’s Bloom. Don’t allow your heart to loom. Though we face hardships and persecutions of various kinds…keep this in mind…the God of Heaven willing went on a trip down to Shihol for you. He didn’t have to endure, but He did because the Heavenly Father said it was the only way you’d understand the depths of His love for you. He came to usher in a marvelous breakthrough.

So, arise. Shine. The Light and Hope has come to illuminate your soul so you can be a flashlight of heart everywhere you go. His Glory rests upon your breast and lights the path with His breath. The path is narrow, the gate small and few actually equipped with the right boots to tread upon it. But not you…you fit through His narrow path and you are made of the right stuff–built to last. Any ounce of overhaul has been to create in you a type of fortitude and foundation of faith that knows beyond any doubt that you can and will overcome.

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1
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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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September 23, 2017

Polished with Shine✨

Posted in Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , at 5:41 am by Broken & Brave

I know many people going through trials they cannot fathom. I pray this encourage you today.

“Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.” Proverb

“Open the eyes of my heart Lord.”
To see, to hear, to learn and grow.   There’s love in discipline.
Beautiful is a heart that accepts reproof.

When we realize sometimes we struggle not because we are being punished, but rather we are being loved. There is beauty in forgiveness, humility, meekness, gentleness and all the Fruit of the Spirit.

God is not mad at you or punishing you. He is skillfully loving you into the creation He destined you to be. You may suffer, but it is only temporary. Cling to Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of the three is Love and it hung on a tree for you and for me.

Take care, Beloved. God knows your heart. He sees the multitude of your tears and all the years the locust has eaten. His sleeve is big enough to dry every eye and bind every wound. God is close to the broken hearted…in fact…

His greatest vessels for use are those who have known a broken heart.

That’s where His Love truly begins. You are going to be ok. ~Nicole

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