June 12, 2019

Something Good Is Coming

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:12 am by Broken & Brave

It’s Gods nature to consistently love on people who don’t expect to be loved.

You don’t have to like someone to effectively love them. You heard me. And then there are those you don’t like or dislike, you’re neutral. We are called to deeply love them also. Then there are those you know of and have heard about or have casual knowing, but don’t know. You don’t truly know anyone until you spend time getting to know them. Being around them, conversing, sharing thoughts, beliefs, life philosophies and just plain doing life together.

Loving people who aren’t “your people” concept is something I’ve been preaching for a decade or more and find it quite curious that most Believers have yet to grasp this. Maybe it is easier for some than others. I believe it’s because they struggle to like or even love themselves. Or maybe in some cases self love is a little over the top? Either way, I am fully aware that the Church in America is a completely wounded and bleeding Bride. It’s my honor and call to restore her to proper health. Did I ask for this assignment or purpose? No, I did not. In fact, I said, “No, thank you.”

In the natural I’m called to healing as a health professional and nutrition coach. In the spiritual I’m called the same. A call to heal for the entire frame. We are spirits with bodies.

The real us can’t be seen by us–only by God.

I have so many stories of bountiful encounters with the Spirit of God. In the budding years I saw things, knew things, received and was instructed. Still am, probably more so than in the beginning. It was a lot to take in, because over and over and over again the theme was the same. The message was the same. There is a root of Pride in the American Bride. But there is more…she is horribly, horribly bleeding. She is in need of healing. Likened in my dreams to over fed and out of shape super heroes who were walking around much like the Disney Pixar character, Mr Incredible when he first came out of retirement and discovered he had lost his physique and was out of shape. This Super Hero of Heaven was walking around leaving bloody footprints because she was so overwhelmed with grief, hurt, unforgiveness, brokenness and pride.

Hear my heart, Beloved. We have become so blessed and comfortable we have lost our edge. It didn’t happen with one generation, it happened with generation after generation becoming more and more self reliant because of the abundance of blessing we were afforded. We somehow forgot how to guard our hearts. We forgot how to forgive. We forgot how to walk in love. I’m not condemning–remember I am a Seer and as a Seer I only report what I’ve been shown. Those who have an ear let them hear.

Wake up Sleeping Giant.

God has equipped me with words full of moisture because they are like healing salve. I cannot show concern for who or who doesn’t understand my words or my moisture. My words are designed by God to caress a damaged Church and nurture her so she might be recessitated .

I have a mantle and it has come by enormous levels of fire and refinement. The blessing of the anointing is enormous, but so was the pain of preparation. God is respector of no one, I did not choose this calling, it chose me and cornered me and contended with me until I agreed. I am not my own–I am bought with a price. I honor an amazing Love with my life.

God’s love makes our feelings irrelevant. To become a committed and mature Believer means we understand that we are not our own. We have Grace and Freedom from temptation, but we have traded all of that in for a Mantle of Grace and Love. God is respecter of no man. We take His yoke upon our neck and live like He did. We lay ourselves down.

Who can you love, honor, and encourage today? You just may help another raise their own bar of personal dignity and self respect. So many walking wounded Warriors waiting to be set free.

“Take my yoke upon you, follow me, watch and see every captive set free. Who shall I send? Who will go for me?”

When you feel the waves billowing high…

Something good is coming.

When the shroud is like a cloud that won’t leave you…

Something good is coming.

When the waves and breakers crash over you…

Something good is coming.

When the flames fan and lick at your soul…

Something good is coming.

When the fire and heat is real and the pressure pounds against your head…

Hold on…

Something good is coming!

I feel something coming and what is about to be released from within cannot be held back by what goes on around. There is fire stirring within the soul. Something is stirring and I hear trumpets blowing. Stand back!

There is a flame, there is a fire and those who are consumed by Holy Fire…LOOK OUT!

We’re coming!

~Nicole

“The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze,
    and your strength will equal your days.

‘There is no one like the God of Jeshurun,
    who rides across the heavens to help you
    and on the clouds in his majesty.
The eternal God is your refuge,
    and underneath are the everlasting arms.
He will drive out your enemies before you,
    saying, ‘Destroy them!’

Deut. 33:26-27

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June 11, 2019

Christian. . . GO!

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:06 am by Broken & Brave

There is a Devourer. Does he know your name?

Many years ago, we had sold our home at rock bottom prices that were indeed scandalous. We then followed the continued lead of the Holy Spirit and proceeded to give away our earnings as well as pay off some medical debt from the birth of my child. But aside from this, we kept nothing for ourselves. We were All-In to what we had been called to. This seems like a great step of faith that would stir the gates of Hell and bring God glory. But I’m not sure if this wasn’t merely the starting point. The moment in time and space when the starting gates flew open on this great race of faith.

We proceeded to walk through a season that humbled me beyond anything comparable I had ever known. I was persecuted and scorned, shunned by other believers who couldn’t quite wrap their mind around anyone in America being called to such an extreme sacrifice. It was the most difficult season of my life. But many things happened in the years that quickly followed our exhilarating steps of faith obedience (God doesn’t just wake you up one day and ask something so large. He leads you to it through times and seasons of guidance and preparation…equipping in the gift of faith)…it seemed like every new day brought new and profound opportunities to sow seeds in individuals and in community.

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:25

Though the established Church didn’t seem to quite know what to make of it. Our actions had perplexed everyone’s experience with us being known as mature believers with a grounded sense of common sense, wisdom and stewardship. But this wasn’t about any of those things. God already knew our heart in that regard. This was about Faith. So though the Church was confused and stood a step back to muse our choices, we continued to hear the lead and God’s Voice. We saw witches leave covens and become set free. We saw people get set free from demonic strongholds and chains become unlocked and Believer’s who had been trapped in holding patterns become unstuck. The flow of the Spirit, amazing.

On one day, we stepped out of our car to get some lunch at a local sandwich shop. As we got out of the car a couple, male and female, were scuffling across the sidewalk. They appeared to be homeless. One walking slightly in front of the other and both looking at the ground—it was like they both suddenly stopped at the same time and one looked up at us and the other to the ground. The one who looked to us pointed his finger at us about 20 yards away. He said, in a loud voice,

“Christians! Christians! GO!”

Then they both looked down again and resumed their walking. It was super creepy, but I felt like I had just been paid the greatest compliment! The demons within the man knew who we were!

With all of this being said, I have amazing personal stories of miracle walking faith complete with signs and wonders. I have documented and written a book and am only waiting for God’s release to publish. It coming soon. . . But not yet.

Despite all this unconventional behavior for an American Christian, I still only feel I have just left the starting gate of this great faith call and assignment to Heal by vehicle of Faith, Hope and Love. I am a Sojourner. I am resilient. I am focused. I am strong. But I am not enough—But my God is, and that is more than enough. So every day I give another piece of myself away and fade away so all that is left of me is He.

Back in February we went to Israel. Amazing! One of the things I looked forward to most on this trip was getting baptized in the Jordan River. For me to think of standing in the waters just like my Lord did when he received the mantle of the Dove with love…breath taking. I prayed leading up to the trip for several months that God would descend on me in those waters and give me a greater portion, anointing and mantle of the Holy Spirit. I desired more of my Counselor and my Best Friend. He gave me that and more than I bargained for on that trip and my heart was fully decided. I actively sealed the whole deal by out loud recognizing what I had been given and thanking God right alongside the Pools of Bathseda. The Pools of Healing waters.

“One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?”

Acts 19:17

So, how about you? What is God calling you to? The road to Greatness came at a remarkable price that looked like stripes of crimson red. The bloody crown on His head was his honor and delight to wear. He suffered like a human, but was inspired by so much more. Heaven and the Holy Spirit held him through it all. And we can do the same. By Design, the Holy Spirit will equip you to tread on serpents, overcome ridiculous odds and carry peace and glory along the way.

If you have countless oppositions in your life, you may be doing it right if they come despite obedience to God. The gates of Hell and it’s armies just may be affected by you. Maybe they know you? Do you? Don’t forget who you are. He carried a scar so you could wear his mantle and crown.

“The bolts of your gates will be iron and bronze,

and your strength will equal your days.” Deut. 33:25

I believe the Lord is raising up an army of un-conventional believers who the dignified (proud) Church would frown upon and call misfit or unqualified. He will humble the proud and give us a voice that is quite loud. Let’s use it victorious and in unison to flood the courts of Heaven.

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” … AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.” Hebrews 8:10

I hope my post brought a new vigor and confidence to your roar. Your lions mane is your glory. Like the covering of a King. The King of the Pride is by your side. Let’s become undignified!

~Nicole

June 4, 2019

Poised to Prosper

Posted in Devotional tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:51 am by Broken & Brave

God is like a Great Surgeon.

He is always probing our hearts, touching our lives trying to extract something beautiful. But with his extraction He does something else—

He reduces the things that cause inflammation to the soul.

When you have inflammation in your body it begins to not feel good. The pain or discomfort could be localized like an upset stomach for example. Your belly may ache a bit or feel uncomfortable because of something you ate, or maybe you didn’t eat enough. It could have been caused by stress or something else. Ultimately, there is an irritation in the natural wiring and flow of your body systems and it needs attending. Inflammation is a sign.

Pain can be a beautiful thing. Pain draws attention to an area of our life, our heart, our spirit and mind that needs attending. Pain exposes the Truth. Seasons of pain expose what’s really going on inside our hearts. A genuine and pure heart will continue to cling to love, cling to peace, cling to the Kindness of Heaven despite what it goes through.

Love has the power to endure pain. Just look at our Lord as He suffered as He did.

Just look at Ruth, who remained on the threshing floor despite all the loss she endured in her life. She declared Naomi’s God her God when she could have cursed God and walked away.

Just look at David who danced “undignified” before the Lord despite the scorn of a proud wife.

Look at the lesser known Abigail and how she honored her husband and fulfilled her marital duty all the while putting out fires her husband lit along the way. A woman of worth Faithful and True.

These are examples in the Word of God to only name a few. All who endured and followed the Path of Love with their own unique expression of Love, Worship, Humility.

The Lord God is a shroud and He surrounds His faithful people. He surrounds them like a shield or a wall of fire (Zech 2).

“You bless those who obey you, Lord; your love protects them like a shield.” Psalm 5:12

“As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.” Psalm 125:2

God is a Dissector and He is exploring the hearts of humanity. He is looking to extract Truth. He is exposing its true content.

He is looking to give you a new heart, Beloved. But to truly find out what’s inside He must probe around a bit and see what contents our hearts hold.

The finger of God can be uncomfortable, but the finger of God can also reach in where no one else can reach and He can mend a thing, and love a heart, and heal a hurt and restore the broken making it something that shines. The finished work will be new and just what He created it to be when He designed your heart, my heart, in the first place.

Does it feel like your life is under the knife? God’s not trying to cut you up. God is not planning to cut you out. Your plans may be getting messed up, but who says His plans aren’t better anyway?

Just rest in it. The surgery will go better when you surrender and trust the Great Physician of Love who knows what He’s doing. All the while He is probing and extracting and mending and depositing something magnificent in you. Something else will happen, you will get a glimpse of the contents of the hearts of others, too.

“. . . For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” 1 Sam. 16:7

Hearts in pain are exposed, but maybe even more so are the hearts of the onlookers. Who are God’s Great and True Samaritans?

Who is unconcerned?

Who is too busy?

Who is too proud?

Who is too pious?

Who is too important?

Who is altogether lovely?

Who is kind?

Who is attentive to the needs of others?

Who is Compassionate?

Who is faithful?

Who is gentle?

Who is patient?

God is all of these things and more. Allow His extraction and increase your attraction to a heaven that is real and the amazing grace and love available by a Good, Good God.

Embrace the Journey—

Because He is extracting something good.

~Nicole

“The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the LORD are firm, and all of them are righteous.They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold. They are sweeter than honey, even honey dripping from the comb. “ Psalm 19:9-10

May 28, 2019

Recover And Replenish

Posted in health and wellness, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 2:39 am by Broken & Brave

Rest.

Recovery is where growth happens.

Transfix your eyes on Heaven.

Find your calm in His Presence as you learn the subtle art of releasing yourself to Him.

Watermark My Soul

What are you watering your soul with?

No matter who you are- your culture, your income, your status, your experience…we all have a soul and it thirsts. What do you serve it? Soul thirst is similar to physical thirst, but it cannot be quenched with water. It must receive Living Water in order to breathe.

Many fill their lives with endless pursuits, but in the end, they still thirst something they cannot see. Living Water will never leave you empty.

Drink it.

Become saturated with it and then leak it…leak it a lot…onto the heart and soul of others so they may thirst no more.

One of the coolest feelings in the world is not making people feel special about who we are, but about who they are. Isn’t it nice to feel special, if only to One.

The soul is like a well.

When you fill it with that right stuff it is meant to be shared. A well runs deep and that’s where the water is. Pump it and water others and that well won’t run dry as long as you continue to feed it the right things. I mean things like prayerful meditation on God. I mean reading scripture verses. I mean listening to a good message and reading good literature. You are a well of goodness that was meant to overflow-purely-into every soul you come in contact with.

Leave a watermark…

~Nicole

“but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.”

John 4:14

“The heart that loves is always young.” -Greek proverb

Lord,

Let us refrain this day to drink in anything that is not of you. You are pure. You are clean. Your tranquil waters run deep and make a heart abound as well as become serene. You cup our hearts and hold our hands and living waters flow. We become carriers of your peace and radiant beams of your glory. We invite you in. Flood our heart. Flood our mind. Occupy our soul. Take ownership that we might be yours completely. This moment is not a moment to ask of you anything. It’s a moment to simply drink of your Presence. Amen.

May 27, 2019

End Times Army

Posted in leadership tagged , , , , , , , at 7:51 am by Broken & Brave

The Call to Lead

The world doesn’t need any more cheerleaders. It needs leaders. Leaders who serve. Leaders who elevate others above themselves. Leaders who are dead to themselves and fully open to God. Leaders who lead people who know their leaders would let you walk across their back because the leader isn’t afraid of sacrifice. Leaders who aren’t afraid to hold those they lead accountable and know they need accountability themselves.

The world needs leaders who have a crystal clear and concise message. They can look you straight in the eye and keep their pupil laser tight because they have passion and confidence and tell the truth.

The world needs leaders who empower the people.

Nehemiah was a leader like that. He left the comforts of a palace and the favor of a king to help God’s people rebuild themselves. The people had been in captivity (Babylon) so long they had forgotten. They had forgotten what the Bible said. They had forgotten who they were. They hadn’t the strength to wear their armor and protect their blessings. Nehemiah came and showed them how. He read them the Word and told them the Truth. He equipped them and showed them how to fortify their walls and how to keep Sanballet and Tobiah out of God’s Temple. He taught them to stop extorting and taking from one another. He taught them how to be a team and work together. He taught them how to build.

God is raising up men and women like Nehemiah today. People who know who their God is and know who they are. They have a pure heart and a right motive. They are equipping and leading and teaching people how to live a victorious life. They are willing to sacrifice, even lay down their own life (personal rights and freedoms) for a cause greater than themselves. They are the Pure and Spotless Bride. Though they be a Remnant, God is using supernatural means to connect them one to another no matter what region of our nation they reside.

God is coming for a Radiant Bride.

Her garment is gorgeous, but it is heavy (costly). It can only be worn by those who’s hearts are steadfast and heaven’s mantle has prepared for the task at hand.

God has a plan for your life. He will provide the Sacred Appointments and Leadership required to advance. When you advance—hold your stance. For the greatest blessings prove to be faiths greatest test. Prove to be set apart and resilient. Stoic in the faith. Let God set the pace and you will overcome.

“Thus I cleansed them from everything foreign, and I established the duties of the priests and Levites, each in his work; and I provided for the wood offering at appointed times, and for the firstfruits.

“Remember me, O my God, for good.”

Nehemiah 13:31

Go forth a be equipped.

God alone sails the ship.

~Nicole

May 21, 2019

100 Percent Effort

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:05 am by Broken & Brave

Do it anyway—Even when it’s not perfect. Give it your ALL—

How can I adequately sing a song of praise to you? How can I properly change my heart to execute your Goodness, Mercy and Love?

There is no one like you…

Not on the earth.

Not under the earth-

Nor can one be found in the sea or within the heavens.

You alone are ALL.

Because you are ALL- you not only inspire me to give you my all, but your devotion to me has power to demonstrate that I have your all as well. I know others love you and you enjoy their love. But there’s something about supernatural zeal that communicates and executes an inspired level of devotion that lets me know “I’m your favorite”, or at least this is how Agape Love makes me feel. And that is enough…it is truly enough.

Because of your devotion to me, as impossible to fathom as can be, I give my all to you, daily.

Does God play favorites?

Yes—I believe He does and He is like a Jealous Lover peering in the dark and making Light the occupants of our heart. He wants to make your heart His Chamber alone.

Choose me, Almighty, for your love is a potent wine.

Your love so powerful it betrays all that tempts to occupy our time and attention…mere distraction.

Angels do exist-

and sometimes they are no more than Heavens gentle kiss on the life and the bliss of the human hearts.

You reach…

You touch…

You create beauty is us…

We never grow old.

We are made new, through and through.

Being next to you is like an eternal dip in the fountain of youth.

You make me feel so young because each day we are brand new—my soul has been branded for you.

You don’t recycle us – you actually create new life in us and this is a glorious thing.

May the presence of heaven be with you this and every day…

Creating magical memories and miracles –

Profound miracles along the Way.

Love is the Greeting Card of Heaven. Signed. Sealed. Delivered.

Now be on your way—have a fabulous day.

His Presence and Favor with you always.

Friendships, seasoned and marinated with time, have the best flavor! God adored you and favors you and uses me to remind you that you have a delightful inheritance!

So spend time each and every day conversing with your Maker. Get to know Him. Let him get to know you through communion of soul. Make connection with Him.

He already knows you-He created you! But He enjoys the sound of your voice and the time together is special to Him. It’s hard to Believe God would delight so in humanity, but He truly does.

“Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, ‘If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only;‘ ”

1 Samuel 7:3

When you go with God, you never go alone.

~Nicole

May 19, 2019

Calamity Proof Faith

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , at 7:02 am by Broken & Brave

A Message For Friends Feeling Blindsided by Life—

Uncertain times are a blessing in disguise. It is God’s way of giving us the opportunity to show Him we’re not just lip service. We really do trust Him!♥️

“Give us this day our daily bread.”

Just trust Him one day at a time.

That’s truly all He is asking you for.

Moment by moment.

Minute by minute.

Strength to strength.

Glory to glory.

He is writing you an ever powerful story!

You can trust Him!

He is the Source of All for All!

Absolute confidence in HIM!

You’re going to be just fine.

You just might be a Planet Shaker

I woke this morning with a very specific word flowing through my heart and my mind—

Champion, Difference Maker, Advocate—Ardent Defender of People and Purpose.

No matter what each individual life holds, It’s not in the easy Champions show their eagle feathers, it’s in the ditches, the trenches and in the just plain hard.

Rise up Champions!

You are alive in Christ.

God has a plan for your life.

The Spirit is large within you.

Show off those eagle feathers and be a Champion. Be a Defender just as I encourage you Christ intends to continue to defend you. Contend for the faith for you are here for such a time as this!

<Nicole 😉🙏🏼

Exhortation:

God, forgive us for our lack of faith. Forgive us, we repent for every decision made that didn’t include you. Help us choose your path. Help us recognize truth. Help us hone our gaze and take our place beside your Throne–never above you, but always at your feet. Heal us now. Take a broken people and stand them up as your chosen vessels of hope. We are you collective and electric conduit of faith. You are always first and never the last. You sit on a Throne Eternal and you shall receive all the praise!

Now–this day, move us away from every detail of life that is derailed or spinning in circles. The only movement and momentum we will receive is that which propels us forward. For by your stripes, we are healed! Amen

Now Worship:

May 18, 2019

Internal Navigation

Posted in Devotional, true story tagged , , , , , , , , , at 7:39 am by Broken & Brave

Holy GPS!

Have you ever gotten lost? Ever had plans fail or the unexpected happen? Of course you have, we all have. Especially if you have children!

Early in my walk with God, I mean when it truly became my faith and my relationship, I was in my twenties and I would lie in bed at night and just talk to Him. I would share my heart. I’ve always been a bit of a meek personality. If you are meek or shy at all you understand that small intimate groupings are comfortable for us. We like them. I like them. But if there is one really loud person or strong personality it is all it takes to be still and quiet and not speak. It is easy to be dominated by the person who talks the most. But when I would lie with my Lord He would listen to my heart and soul and I could speak everything within my hearts walls and he would listen to it all. No interruptions. No instructions. But I could feel His love. It was in this place of prayer I began to feel him stronger and then discern him correspond back to my soul. I kept feeling it over and over He would say, “I Am guiding your path.” Sometime after this repeated theme began I had a woman tell me that God wanted her to tell me He is guiding my path.

He is guiding your path.

He never leads you to something He won’t carry you through. Lie in his arms and share your point of view. He is listening and attentive and concerned for you. He wants to guide your path, too. ~Nicole

“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21

May 14, 2019

Arms to Comfort & Carry

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:44 pm by Broken & Brave

God’s Arms are never too short for even our greatest burdens.

Called to Arms!

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

Hebrews 6:19

Do you know how valuable you are?

Ships have anchors. Anchors serve a purpose…they hold the boat in place. An anchor can steady a ship out at sea during a tumultuous storm. An anchor can hold a boat in the bay of crystal blue serenity. An anchor provides safety, security and protects the owners investment in the vessel. It will also protect the lives of those in care to the vessel.

God desires you anchor your heart to His. You are valuable to him. He has greatly invested in you. He enjoys to be in your company and to reflect on the scenery…YOU! Allow yourself to Hope for the greater in your life. Begin to take a few risks for the better. Dare to trust and believe God has your safety and security in mind. He isn’t going to let anything happen to you. He will always protect and provide. You can trust Him! ~Nicole⚓️

May 4, 2019

A Moisture Rich Environment

Posted in Inspirational, Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:27 am by Broken & Brave

One of the amazing truths of Heaven I figured out a while ago, but I confess it has taken me a great number of years in the hammering of it out until it became a well framed mindset, is the knowledge that no matter what—

God has a plan for it all and your position today is a divine assignment.

Everywhere we go or don’t go, is ordered by the Lord. He has a plan for it all. All you experience—both the richness and the laughter and the sorrow and even disaster, God Almighty was there with you through it all (that part I got right away-His love too amazing for me to miss, I adore His kiss). Though He didn’t decree it all, He is there in the process of it all helping you work your salvation out.

What exactly does that mean, “working your salvation out”? It means you don’t read a song, you sing it. You don’t carry a burden, you let God have it. You don’t beat yourself up, you seek God’s guidance forgiveness and restoration. You don’t wallow in problems asking “why me, why this?, you understand that every problem has a root and the root must be extracted so something more glorious can grow and flow in its place.

How then should we pray?

When Nehemiah was helping the Israelites rebuild the walls of Jerusalem he posted Watchman to guard the wall day and night from those who did not desire to see the Holy of Holies fortified and it’s treasure protected. The men working on the wall had tools for construction in one hand and a weapon in the other. They remained alert and guarded as they did their work. Nehemiah petitioned God as one who had sinned, though he knew not their sins personally (a foreshadow of what Christ would do for us).

This is how we pray…

Thursday was the National Day of Prayer. My daughter is a young independent adult and lives in my home city. It’s a blessing to have her close and she and I have a lovely friendship. We have a mentor relationship as well. Her spiritual gifts are almost identical to mine. God told me years ago to continue to mentor her as a Watchman of Compassion. She has a deep love for the downtown of my city, a glamorous place by no stretch of the imagination. She has a job downtown that connects her the very pulse right at the main artery of the city. She has been talking for years of wanting to live there as well. As a Momma I wasn’t thrilled by this idea until the Lord whispered to my soul it was of him and she’d be fine. She just rented herself a very upscale and safe apartment in the downtown. God did that for me I think, her complex nearly impossible to rent in without the right connections.

My beautiful girl called me on Thursday to explain all the bad things that were unique to the downtown that morning (she doesn’t usually do this so I knew the spiritual atmosphere must have been particularly bad and it was bothering her soul). After she was done sharing I simply told her, “Ok, your the Watchman on the Wall in Downtown, it is not a coincidence that all this havoc and distraction from truth and life are happening on the National Day of Prayer right near the artery of the heart of the city— how are we going to pray?”

The Enemy is a Master of Distraction. Even though you may genuinely be enduring a trial, the Enemy wants you addicted to the trial instead of finding refreshment at the feet of your Savior. You’ve got to pray upon yourself the full armor of God. This uniform is found in the pages of Ephesians chapter 6. You’ve got to worship your Maker when you feel yourself falling under and bogged down with worry and pain. Worship! Make the most of your prayer. It doesn’t have to be gaudy and long and reminding God of His Name over and over again. Father God, do this, Father God do that…Father God knows He’s Father! I think He kind of likes us to tickles His ears a little more than that. Think of the Greatest Love of your life. I bet you spoke or speak to them with more moisture than that?

God speaks to me romantically and rhythmically because well—He knows I like it. And He knows I’m wired that way. Tenderness is a big deal to me because I am very tender. But stoic strength also speaks to me because like it or not, I know I’m wired that way as well. God knows He can be strong with me, but His strength is always laced kindly. He never bears down on me, He gently shows me. I respond best to gentleness.

Speak to God how you’d like to be spoken to. He is your Lord, but He is also your Lover and your Friend.

If you enjoy His company, tell Him! Express how attracted to His Presence you are and how hinging your heart in the nook of His chest brings you pleasure…tender. Acknowledge that it is His Love that inspires you.

The Love of God inspires. I am nothing without it. My pen would run out of ink. My soul would become despondent. My mind would descend to regions of negative thinking and my flesh would grow tired. I would lose my luster and passion for life. This wondrous love that has filled me inside is the greatest love story of my life. He inspires me to do what I am asked to do. He wants to inspire you, too. But you’ve first got to get to the place where you soften enough to realize your problems were never meant to turn you bitter, but to enlarge your capacity and make you better. Armor up, A-moire and declare the fondness of heaven even in the very midst of your darkest storm. Allow the finger of heaven to wrap around your heart, mind and soul and change you. Never again allow the Enemy of your Assignment here on earth distract you from your real Assignment. Everyone has a Purpose.

I feel strong that this word is sent from above hand delivered for someone today. Maybe you need reminding that your first Love is with you and anchored to your journey in a way you had forgotten or maybe even not really understood? God is beside you.

God walks, lives, breathes, dwells~

right beside you, Beloved.

“My soul is in anguish, How long, O LORD, how long? Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.”

Psalm 6:3-4

Let’s pray together—

Who is like you, My Love? There is none. Not one. No one else can do what you do. No one else has touched my heart and melted it the way you have melted it. Your love strokes me internally and helps me breathe more completely. You have secured my love forever. I look to you always, hoping you will whisk me away from all of my troubles. Carry me away to a place where we can be together. I know heaven is real for your love gives me indication and desire to go with you there one day. But for today, I can do nothing without you. I am pointless without you. Though I am unworthy of your love I cannot deny how it fits me like a glove and soothes the deep creases of my heart like nothing ever has before. There is no one like you. My heart is transfixed on you. In every season—the dry, the cold, the weariness, I continue to look up for yours is the only Cup I desire to drink of your Love from. Splendid indeed. I know you will intervene and intercede in a manner in my life that is best suited for me. Everything happens with your Design in mind. I surrender to your Love and lead. I am surrendered. I will not worry. I will not despair. Your Grace is in the air and I know I can do all thing with you. Amen

He’s got your every care today. Get lost in His eyes…spend some time refreshing in his lavish and love. ~Nicole💕

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