May 15, 2018

You Are Known

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You are the Shelter to the Shelterless.
You are the Comfort to those without comfort.

His love is like a washing of a wandering soul.
You have not been alone.
He has been beside you from day one–
Constructing, building, wiring your very DNA.
Knowing every breath you’d take.
Knowing every path, move and every decision.
He knows all.
He has been there in it all.

Good or bad, your behavior is not as relevant to Him as the pleasure He takes in knowing you.

You are Known.

Come to be known in a deeper way.
Deep calls to deep.
He even weighs and measures abounding love over you as you sleep.
His love is Good Medicine.

Whatever ails you-
He is there.
He is going to handle it with care.
He is your Shelter.
He is your Comfort.
He is your Supporter,
Your Way Maker,
Your Day Breaker at the end of even the darkest of Nights.

Hold tight, Beloved.
Come to be Known.

*Prose of worship and prayer written by Nicole McBride on this day;
May 15,2018
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May 14, 2018

Beautiful Savior

Posted in Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , , at 4:36 pm by Broken & Brave

I’m here, Lord, your daughter…
Sweetly singing songs with my pen.
Ever grateful that you are my friend.
Oh, how I cherish things Heaven made.

How can I sing for you?
How can I praise you?
What melody adequate enough to make your heart sway?

You are Beautiful…
Beautiful Savior.

You are Wonderful…
Faithful…
And you take my breath away.
Fearfully-Wonderfully made.
Beautifully Broken-
My heart’s been marinating and soaking in your care, your comfort, your love–your everything.
From the stronghold of your Arms I can do anything.

Thank you for your embrace.
My smile cannot erase because nothing
Could ever your space in my heart replace.

I am, in fact, in love with you.

Beautiful Savior💜

*Poetic Prose written by Nicole McBride, to my Lord in worship on this day, May 14, 2018.
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May 11, 2018

Equipped

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God always equips us for how He calls us–

You are equipped.
You are called.
You are Chosen.
You have been selected.
You are an impenetrable fortress of Splendor.
You are Shielded…
And you are Strong.

There is a specific place you belong and those called along side of you are glad you came. Your company welcomed. Your company appreciated. Your face…

God bless you this day. Your Golden Space and be electrified with his power and grace. The best of you is still at rest in you. Arise!

The affection of heaven is held on your shoulders.

~Nicole
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May 6, 2018

Esther Anointing

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Until now you have wondered, “Why has this happened? Where is God in my trial?” But what if you have an “Esther Anointing”? History shows that Queen Vashti would not submit to the wishes of the King, so he had her banished. Vashti was blessed with intense beauty, but she failed to realize what her beauty was truly for. She possessed aimless beauty while Esther possessed a beautiful purpose.

God had groomed Esther for such a time a this.

Though seemingly small, humble, insignificant…this young woman had the roar of the Lion burning in her heart and it was called Courage.

So, what if this is you?
Do you travail in challenging circumstance?
Do you feel as though you can barely hold on?
Do you wonder why you have been abandoned or forsaken?

Maybe God has used it to prepare you for such a time as this. You never know who your going to impact in a positive way…May your “Vashti” step aside and your “inner Esther” arise!

Be a Champion. Make a Difference..

Esther 4:14

May 3, 2018

Strong Heart

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The only people who fail are those who quit. Don’t quit!

Some people don’t have to work very hard and things come naturally to them while others work extremely hard and the results come with great difficulty. Have you ever wondered about this? I see this a lot in my competitions. Girls who don’t train very hard and don’t stick to their diet, yet they walk away with a trophy. But this concept applies to many areas of life. It could be a Valedictorian who rarely studied, the person who finds a job in a day while you hunt away. The list goes on.

Some may say it seems unfair, but don’t allow your heart, your mind nor your attitude to droop. For anything you deem important enough to put your heart to and it falls in line with the inspired Word of God, then God cares about it too and He is with you making way for you. Sometimes the Lord places purposes in our heart knowing the challenge it will bring. He will use it all to build stellar character to the pure of heart. So don’t quit. Never give up. You must be decided and possess absolute belief that the God who put you to it will see you through it brilliantly. What do you gain by quitting? You become like those work not at all and nothing comes to them. But when you work hard and discipline yourself the rewards received by far outweigh any title or trophy. It’s about becoming the best you can be and self worth and dignity. ~Nicole

“So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing. I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should.”
1 Cor. 9:24-26

April 16, 2018

All My Single Ladies

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“Sometimes you’ll just be too much woman. Too smart, too beautiful, too strong. Too much of something that makes a man feel like less of a man, which will start making you feel like less of a woman. The biggest mistake you can make is removing jewels from your crown to make it easier for a man to carry. When this happens, I need you to understand you do not need a smaller crown. You need a man with bigger hands.” ~Michael E. Reid

Ladies, you are enough, all by yourself. Be genuine. Be organic. Embrace your unique Splendor. Never will a man complete you. God alone can do that. But when selecting a mate, remind him that the best fruit grows at the top of the trees and receives the most sunshine. Shine Bright, start your day off right. You are Magnificent in Heaven’s sight. Shine On.✨ ~Nicole

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April 6, 2018

Adored💗

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

Lord, my Lord, you are like a Mighty River. You are like the oceans front displaying your Authority and Majesty Valiantly as your waves lick the shore. You remind us with your Splendor who you are and how worthy you are to be adored.

More of you, Lord.
More Love.
More Power…
Just simply more of you in my life.
Your Joy stokes my heart as I feel your smile beam down on me like summer heat. In Your Presence is where I forever long to be-Faithfully.

I am yours.

Do you have a love song in your heart for God? Are you capable of speaking to him in this manner?
What an act of intimate adoration to the King when we can just sit back, rest at His feet, lean on him and tell him how we really feel about him! All cares cast aside. Just focused on his Bride. He knows your troubles, every last one. He has it in mind to do the things you need of Him, but He just craves that one on one time with you. Just like any relationship you hold dear~ make the investment. Peace like a River will flood your soul and you will find yourself repeatedly going back for more.

Love on him and watch him pour all of that love and then a whole ton right back into you.

He loves you–it’s True.

Nicole💜
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March 31, 2018

Knowing You Are Loved

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“How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You
To dwell in Your courts.
We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house,
Your holy temple.” Psalm 65:4

You are exceptional.
God knew why he picked you all along. You have a style and way all your own. You are needed, right here, right now. You have much to offer. You are loved, cherished and greatly esteemed. But God knew all of this when He created you. ~Nicole
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March 29, 2018

Poise and Posture

Posted in true story tagged , , , , , , at 7:09 am by Broken & Brave

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I look at this photo and cringe a bit. It was from my second show ever (which was only two weeks after my first show). I had minimal clue how to pose. How I’m standing I look all blocky. If I would’ve opened up my hips, stretched my torso and pulled back my shoulders more it probably would have meant higher placement than what I got. But then I look at this and liken my posture to the heart. Do you ever block your heart in, standing “strong” but it becomes rigid? You may think you’re doing great, but what others see is closed, don’t approach me. But let me tell you ladies this, you have been created in the image of God. That makes you capable of reflecting his love, truth, strength, dignity, goodness, wisdom and Beauty. And beautiful you are. You don’t need a fake tan and a stage to sparkle bright! Whatever ailes you, own that night and use it as the backdrop to Canopy the Bright that you Shine! You are too gorgeous to hide that shine. ~Nicole✨


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March 28, 2018

Infused Heart

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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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