November 10, 2018

New Hope…

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , at 7:50 am by Broken & Brave

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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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November 6, 2018

Keep Your Fire🔥 Burning…

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 7:32 am by Broken & Brave

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‪Sometimes in life we have to be unafraid to let our heart show through. This is where true human connection resides. This is where true spiritual intimacy begins.‬

Most walk around with a veil over their heart. Some know it and put it there intentionally because of past painful experiences. While others build up a slow crusting of the softness of the heart over time. Like a callous formed from year after year of mistreatment or harsh conditions.

We see it’s evidence in our society. People are not able to look each other in the eye. They are shy and tend to stay away from the uncomfortable. Others recluse themselves to their homes, intense focus in their jobs over relationships, dismal lack of church attendance or efforts to connect with the Almighty. Many believe God has forgotten them altogether. Doubt creeps in of His very existence.

Can I speak to you for a moment? Can I encourage your soul? May I offer you a drink of Living Water?

God has not missed it. He did not forget you.
When you feel weak, He is Strong. When you feel you’re being held captive by life’s circumstances, you have not escaped his radar.
When you think you can’t, He is working through you and moving you to “can”.
When you feel discouraged, His love will encourage.
When you feel you’ve no one to lean on who can shoulder your burdens—His shoulders are wide and can handle your heart, your hurts, your woes and worries.
He is a quiet listener and then deposits your words in His heart for safe keeping.

He is Valiant.

He is a Conqueror.

He is Faithful.

He is never forgetful of your promises, but always forgetting your stumbles. He is…He is…He is.

He is all of this and more.

You’ve got to hold onto Hope.
The Hopeful are powerful.
Do not let the enemy diminish your Joy.
Do not let the Enemy cause you to waiver.
God doesn’t love you because He has to. He loves you because He wants you.
You may never feel equipped enough. That’s why the righteous walk by faith.

So keep the Faith!

Every cloud has a sliver lining.
Life is what you make of it.

Make it beautiful 🙂

~Nicole

October 4, 2018

Fortify

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 7:10 am by Broken & Brave

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You can’t rush a good thing and God doesn’t manufacture—

He Creates, He Sculpts, He Forages and He Transfigures.

Just as an artist mixes their palate—they know color.
Just as a wine maker is patience with his grapes—He knows flavor.
Just as a Chef creates His cuisine—
He knows aroma.
Just as a builder pay close attention to details and selects the choicest lumber—-He knows stability and longevity.

When it’s been touched by the Masters Hand it leaves a Mark of Grace that cannot be changed.

Hope can only be fortified in Him.

~Nicole

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.”

Psalm 18:2

May 28, 2018

Excellence Rising

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , at 7:07 am by Broken & Brave

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There is a standard of excellence rising up in you like never before. Can you feel it? Are you aware it’s there? You begin to care for and about things, situations and people you maybe never noticed before. All of this, evidence that you’ve grown.

When we are young we may care for those around us, family and friends, but our thoughts are mostly inward and self motivated by nature. As we mature and grow older something begins to shift and we are no longer content to think this way. We come to realize the importance of loving and caring for the needs of others. Everyone faces their own mountains, their own struggles, their own dreams, wants, desires. How are we apart of their equation?

All of life is an endless flow and all our hearts tangled together. The more we move in Oneness the more we become like tiny drops in the sea, mingled so tightly one moecule of water not discernible from another. Yet, we are all there, rolling and waving and waking together. Gently….Fiercely….Lovely.

Everything you do in life matters. Do not discount yourself. Do not think small thoughts of yourself. Nor should we think less than beautiful thoughts of others. Grab your Hope, even if it be merely a tiny thread. Get tangled in it. WRAP up in it. Allow it to hoist your heart and exalt your mind to every dream, inspiration or ambition you have ever held inside. The future is inside you already, waiting for God’s perfect timing to begin. He sets the pace, He charts your race and He knows every roadblock, obstacle, every need and has every provision–both the tangible and the unspoken cares of the heart. Stir up an added measure of Belief.

Belief…
It is the dwelling place of Hope. Though it takes courage, don’t be afraid to dare to Believe.

Belief…
Bold
Encouragement
Living
Itself
Everyday
For others
I Believe in You! Now, go with belief in yourself. You CAN do it! Don’t forget to have a marvelous day. ~Nicole

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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April 1, 2018

Expect it!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 5:47 am by Broken & Brave

A small child learning to walk may fall 50 times for he or she succeeds to take a handful of steps.
A kid learning to ride their bike may wibble and wobble and even fall over, but they keep getting up.
They say if you fall off of a horse you should get right back on to eradicate any future fear of riding.

How do you know this is not your year? Though we may fall. We may fail, we may not see the fruit of results God has purposed within us, we don’t quit. We don’t give up. We keep going. Everyday is full of success and some of that success goes without you ever knowing who you touched and how you changed their life. You MUST dwell in a place and space of perpetual expectation and anticipation of a blessing.

After all, you never know the exact moment of your break through. God’s got it all broken down and He KNOWS the exact plans He has for you. And just look at how His calculated risk turned out for him! A lot can happen in just three short days. He went to Sheol and overcame Death, Hell and the Grave. And He brought with Him a jeweled crown hand engraved with your name.

Know it’s coming. Feel it in your bones. He is a God of Big things and He is willing to move heaven and earth for you. Believe~

💗Nicole

“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”
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March 28, 2018

Infused Heart

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 5:32 am by Broken & Brave

I’m not sure the year I wrote the following post. But it was several years back right around this time of year…Easter. I found it in my notes “by chance” this morning.

What’s unique about it to me is that last night I had a dream so similar to its theme and woke up with the words of the Holy Spirit inspiring my heart. His words were along the same theme as my dream. It was all about being broken hearted and how things that damage us early in life can break our heart, but when we allow God’s invisible finger to reach down deep and heal that thing like a laser point of Infused Hope and Wholeness–we not only develop the ability to cope with stresses in life, but will use our story to inspire, connect and bind together His Chosen Body for Christ…using our story to add to its “membership” everyday. So, because of all these clues, I’m resharing this post with you.
I pray it reaches down deep and causes the Tender Touch of the Father to mend what needs mending in your wounded heart. God allows our hearts to be broken, so we can break for what breaks his. His kind of broken heart takes action with compassion. Left to itself, a wounded heart becomes a person with no heart.

Take great heart. The courage and hope of heaven has been transplanted in you. Rise up and take your place in this glorious day. Turn your gaze up. Because your Grestest Love wants to gleam with an eye of pride at your beautiful and Radiant face.💜

Here’s the notes:

When you have a large family your life is go, go, go. Even on a slow day it is comparable to a medium to a heavy day for a small family. Only people with large families understand this because of experience. But over the weekend I had incredible opportunity to rest despite my full work schedule. In my down time I watched a movie I hadn’t seen in years (but love)…”The Ultimate Gift”. I have always found tremendous similarities between the main character in this movie and my own life. As God taught me immeasurable lessons in many areas He broke it down…how to live a Victorious Life is most fruitful via a Broken Life.

Broken Hearted people are everywhere. They are easy to spot for they do a lot of bleeding that doesn’t resemble blood. My heart pounds for these people with Compassion and God’s Healing Touch. Then there are the broken who have healed but the healing wasn’t complete and left their heart closed up, crooked and deeply scared. When God heals the scar is seem-less though present. When the world heals it leaves much scar tissue that hinders function. I have an eye to spot them all.

How is your heart?

He carried His Cross so we could bear ours…Victoriously.
You should never have any doubts about your ability. God hand designed and picked you and your purpose. Abundant Reason! He is still Risen, even the day after Easter. You are HIS Ultimate Gift and He has Bountiful Treasure for you. ~Nicole

“Love is a decision to treat others as Jesus would.”
Gary Smalley
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September 27, 2017

Reborn🌹

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 3:59 am by Broken & Brave

 

Never Had a Better Friend

The Lord has striped me in many ways.

Yet, He preserves each and every one of my days.

He took away so much that mattered to me

and in the process grafted me more tightly into His Tree.

He drew me near and showered me with blessings from above.

He gave me increase in my capacity to Love.

He showed me His devotion and care

Yet I know He will not only stop there.

He took me as a seed and planted me in the Earth.

He provided the water of Salvation in Jesus

giving me second birth.

He rose from the grave and captured my soul.

So who am I to complain or be afraid of any foe?

He crowned me with splendor and His Grace crowns my head.

He asked me to walk this earth in an effort to revive the dead.

So many are abandoned and left without Hope.

Without Jesus they are left with no strength to cope.

They turn to drugs, violence, suicide and sin

Never gaining the purity of heart that can free them from within.

Who am I to complain when troubles cross my path?

For I have access to the very Throne of the One giving me life that will last.

Blessed Jesus, my Savior, Companion, my Friend

Who could turn from you, ignoring the battle within?

There is a day to day struggle that occurs

With in the hearts of all men.

Without Jesus, we are doomed to failure

in a battle that has no end.

Seek Jesus, the Savior, a Friend to all man.

Only He can take a shattered life, put it back together

And make it whole once again.

Seek, Jesus, the Savior, who was crucified and rose again.

He knows of your suffering, your loneliness and can take it from you, putting your misery to end.

Seek Jesus! Seek Jesus! I have never known another to be such a great Friend.

~Nicole

September 10, 2017

“Charming Gardener”

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

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

~Marcel Proust

When I see a beautiful garden I often think of all the work that went into planting it and keeping it weed free. People are much the same as a garden. Healthy, secure and strong relationships require much tenderness, love and care. People must be nurtured just like a garden.

Your heart is a garden to house your soul…just like a green house full of moisture and beautiful foliage is a heart fully yielded to the Master Gardener. He loves you -heart and soul- and would never do anything to hurt you. It matters not the adversity you’ve known in life, whether great or small, He was there with you through it all because of his great love for you.

The Banner over you is Abiding and Loyal Love. Bask in His Goodness today. ~Nicole

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September 1, 2017

Restored

Posted in Devotional, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:46 am by Broken & Brave

The devil is a liar. Stop listening to him.

There is a reason the Bible talks about the future of the one who does harm to little ones. They are vulnerable, trusting, tender and pure. Children have not tasted the bitter sting that jaded everything making the heart cool and calloused. If the enemy can tangle the mind of a child, he knows he can deeply damage them for life. Their outlook won’t be right and they will always have the voice of his lies ringing in their ears.

But there is Hope. The Love of God contains the power to rescue the heart, mind and soul of a child or an adult who has a wounded child trapped inside of them. Wounded adults are everywhere. They manifest their pain in a broad spectrum of manner. Our job as a Christian is to be patient, discerning and learn to recognize them. Then it becomes our job to speak life into them. To be purposeful and intentional to come alongside of them and help them heal. It’s our job to be the Comfort of Heaven and to declare their potential. Do the opposite of what the devil wants you to do. Breathe fellowship of soul and communion of the flesh by pardoning offenses and giving each person rest who is restless within.

This won’t be easy. You will need to be decided. You will need to be intentional and stoic in your faithfulness. You will be inconvenienced. But this is exactly how we can heal our nation. This is exactly how we can repair our communities like in Isaiah. We are a Repairer of Broken Walls, Restorer of Streets that have no dwelling. We are a Watchman of Compassion standing on the Wall minding the Fortress of the Heart.

Our society has become all about every nitpicky detail that doesn’t settle well within. We seem to be offended by everything and everyone. This, my friends, is only evidence of a society deeply wounded and jaded of soul.

How can we possibly love so much, so far and with a depth so wide? Too many hurting inside. It can be overwhelming. But here is how we do it…one day at a time, one life at a time as the Lord places them before us. God will never ignore a sincere heart. He will make time for you and give you counsel and instruction on what you must do.

For a clear connection with him you must lay hold of your own heart, mind and soul and repent. Repent for everything God would raise to your conscience. He will cue you. You will know for the image or thought will burn in you. He will highlight your pain and give you action steps. He will do it with you. He will pour Living Water over you. He loves you. He doesn’t want you to carry the burdens of your past or to act out in the ways negative circumstances of life have discarded. You were made for more.

If you are hurting and broken then my heart breaks for you. God is the greatest wordsmith of them all and you are a Wordsmith with unlimited potential that is currently being oppressed by all the hurtful words and lies others have spoken over you. Rise up! Truth be told, your creativity exceeds those who’s lies upon you have been told. It’s time for the depth of your fortitude and strength to unfold. You are a lover of God. Time to please your Father as never before. The choice is yours.

The greatest Warriors gain title and privilege on the battlefield, not in the mouths of men. -Nicole

“The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a well watered garden, and like springs of living Water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.”  Isaiah 58:11-12

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