November 28, 2018

Anything. . .

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Today, someone is feeling grateful for YOU. How awesome is that?

You are Special.

You are Wonderful.

You are Needed, Valued and Extraordinary.

Lips offer thanks to God for you and the offerings of your life.

Lay all your burdens down. The Breath of Heaven Rejoices over you. One of Heaven’s Heroes come true.

Life is a beautiful journey. Just because you’re being hard on yourself doesn’t mean that other people are hard on you. I wish you could see yourself like others see you!

You can do anything the Lord has put in your heart to do.
He will not leave you or forsake you.
In fact, He believed enough to die for you.
It all began one Christmas time.

Believe and Enjoy the ride❤️…

-Nicole

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2016:5-6

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November 27, 2018

Joy & Bliss

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , at 6:53 am by Broken & Brave

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“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

Glorious Morning…
Glorious Day…
Beautiful is the feeling that great thing will happen this day.

Belief is found in the heart and soul.

Be a source of joy for another, that the hopeless might catch it through you until their hope within is ignited.

“Keep your heart open to dreams. For as long as there’s a dream, there is hope…and as there is hope, there is joy in living.” -Anonymous

Don’t just dream big dreams…Live your dreams.

I find so many people want joy in their lives, but it eludes them.
As you walk out your destiny watch as you create a beautiful and fragrant wake that builds others up and takes their breath away in the most delightful way.
Tis’ the Season of Miracles.

Love always hopes, always perseveres, love never fails! Blessings upon you!

Joy and Bliss…wrap up in it this holiday season!

~Nicole🎀

November 23, 2018

The Gratitude of Heaven

Posted in Devotional, Inspirational tagged , , , , , , , at 8:26 am by Broken & Brave

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The Gratitude of Heaven

Has it ever occurred to you that God is thankful? It’s kind of hard to wrap my head around that. But if He desires us to be full of thanksgiving then we must be filled with gratitude. The deeper we go in gratitude the more we become a reflection of Him. If we are reflecting Him, then thankfulness must be in Him. It is an attribute of His heart. With this, my mind naturally begins to think or realize something astounding and powerful…

God is thankful for you.
God is thankful for me…

I already understand His Love to a certain measure. But how can this be? He is God! Lofty, High and Lifted Up! Creator of all the heavens and the earth. But as it settles in my heart somewhere down deep I know it is His heart communicating this Truth to me. He is happy he made you. Let it sink in… In fact, I am quite certain that your heart makes His heart sing.

“Come, take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light.”
Matthew 11:29-30

The Lord treasures your heart and is thankful for you. Don’t forget it.

~Nicole

July 26, 2018

The Gift

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You possess IMMEASURABLE worth and you are worth every ounce of BELIEF possessed!

So maybe you’ve been hard on yourself? Don’t be…
Discouragement is your enemy, don’t let it in.
Don’t quit.
Don’t settle for second best.
Don’t take the highway because it’s easier with fewer bumps.

Try to remember what it felt like to be a kid in a candy store. In-vision the gleam in the eye of a little one gazing at packages beneath a tree, wondering with amazement, “what’s under there for me?” Gods got gifts in store for you that you’ve never even dared to dream for or asked for before! How cool is that?

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace”…(Rom. 15:13)
so much so it would be like Christmas in July!

Stick with the road less traveled. If that Dream planted in your heart was cheap then the price wouldn’t be so high. God is not denying you or hiding from you. He’s just making sure your ready for a blessing of this magnitude. You’ve never seen anything like it so HOLD ON…IT WILL BE WORTH IT! ~Nicole

“Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentation 3:23

July 16, 2018

Little Can Be Big With God

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“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17

He is constant.
He is continual.
He is Penial.
He is Purposeful.
He is large and in charge for every care right down to every little hair of your head.
His Love is in every detail.
Without fail.
You’re going to prevail.

When you’ve done all you can…stand.
Little things can pack great power.

Get excited!

Today is the day the Lord has made, REJOICE! For every good thing He has ever done for you is only the beginning of His heart for you. Any tenderness of God you have felt in your life…little or a lot…God wants you to hear this:

“I have only just begun to hug your heart.”

Heaven’s got a Champion and he accepts you as you are.

Come just as you are…

When you begin to realize the depth of a love like that you can’t help but rejoice! ~Nicole

“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to all.” Phil. 4:4-5

March 3, 2018

Peace-filled

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Got Peace?

God wants our attention. At first He will be content with just a little bit, but He is a Jealous Lover of our soul. He wants of your life more and more. So, when trials come, turn your gaze to Him and leave it there when the trials end. For it is but too true…It is far better to have turmoil in your life, but Peace in your heart than to have peace in your life, but turmoil in your heart. ~Nicole

Be secretly-or not so secretly…
Incredible. Inner Peace has a way of making us incredible in every way.
The world aches for it. It is our responsibility to bring it. Love is the vehicle in which it travels.
Be at Peace.
Find your Rest.
There is Joy in the Harvest.

“For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain…having a desire to depart and to be with Christ; which is far better.”
Phil. 1:21,23
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February 23, 2018

On Time & Faithful💗

Posted in Inspirational, true story, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 7:45 am by Broken & Brave

God was Faithful to divide the Red Sea for Moses to make his escape safely. God was Faithful to roll away the cap stone and become the Corner Stone for all of humanity. He was Faithful to touch the night sky and make it bright with sparkling light. He told the sun where to hang in space and commanded the tides, “Don’t go beyond this place.”

If there is anything I know from my own life experience is that we can trust God’s TIMING. I have witnessed him part the way and create many miracle for myself and my family because we stepped in faith, trusted, obeyed and he parted the way. He can make every crooked place straight. He can open every gate.

I told a dear friend yesterday, who knows everything about me, that I felt I had the most peculiar testimony. Then I heard that friend tell me that I did in fact have a very unique testimony, but it was all my life experiences that have fueled my ability to write.

I couldn’t agree more.

Life experiences are the rich and fertile soil that weave our hearts with the tenderness of heaven if we allow it. The good, the bad, give thanks for it all. God shows his Faithfulness through it all.

I was thinking of my Dad earlier. I took him with me on an outing to an open house for a community outreach in my city yesterday. I thought he would enjoy it. There were old restored cars on display in the parking lot. My Dad wanted to look at them. He peeked inside, outside and under the hood. One car was a low rider-please don’t ask me what kind of car it was, I’m no good with car knowledge- but my Dad knew and he engaged the owner in a conversation and shared stories of his cars of his youth. Instant bond. My Dad had experiences in youth I never had. He grew up in a rough part of his Southern California home town. “The other side of the tracks”, I guess. He had little adult supervision and two brothers. They have a lot of stories. I thank God for his life experiences-so different from how he raised me though. It brought my heart joy to know how God had transformed his life as a young adult man and he took me to the House of God and we all learned, for the first time, about Jesus together. God’s timing was perfect, once again. I can maybe only imagine the childhood I might of had if God hadn’t touched my Dad’s heart and life when he did.
I love my Dad…grateful for him.

I know that I know He is a miracle working God. He is Master Protecter, Provider and Friend. Trust his timing in every moment. Whether you’re expected to be in five places as once (which was me yesterday) or standing near a loved ones sick bed or working toward a goal that seems to go slower than slow. He’s got this! ~Nicole

25 ” 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.” Deuteronomy 33:25-26
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December 20, 2017

Treasure Hunting🎁

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Are you finding your Joy? Do not be burdened by such a question, but make it a treasure hunt. For those who find True Joy find a lasting Treasure. Do you play Elf on a shelf with your kids? I bet it’s fun to find creative ways to hide and seek it out with your children. The same can be with Joy. Abba Father is like a playful Father, too! He isn’t a rigid Patriarch in the sky. Press your heart into His and seek Him out and watch and see how many clues to your Joy He will give to thee! Like a good book you can’t put down, It will leave you hungry for more!

Merry Christmas. You are a special gift to those around. There is NO ONE else like you. Do not hold back  with your heart, your time, your love and friendship.

The more you give the more Joy for all! ~Nicole

(It’s difficult to read, but my shirt actually says SHINE on it😉) Shine On✨,Beloved…

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December 12, 2017

Glorious, Radiant & Quiet

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They say that when a woman is pregnant she has a radiance, a glow about her. She is beaming from the inside out.

The same is true when we experience the fullness of God…

It’s not anything that can be explained, only experienced. It is always very real, very personal and unique to the individual who experiences it.

The evidence of the experience is apparent on the persons countenance, much like the glow of the pregnant woman. It is a Radiance that comes with a heart that The Lord has etched His mark upon. Glorious Joy, Radiant Peace, a quietness of soul that gives Rest.

Long for it.

Seek after it.

You will not be denied.

-Nicole💛

“Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with Joy…”
Isaiah 60:5

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December 9, 2017

Time Together

Posted in Prayer of blessing tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , at 7:07 am by Broken & Brave

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This is an incredible hour-

my time with you, Lord, I always completely devour.

There is no such thing as gluttony when it comes to partaking of your Presence. You are a Generous Host. You set a special place at your table for me and your portions are generous…heaping and steeping as your Goodness spills over. Your plates you serve upon are ornate with beauty. All things that attract my eye because you are all things attractive. Who else could there be?…You are ALL.

There is absolutely no one else like you. You’re head and shoulders above the rest and with your company I am blessed-

You are a lavisher of love.

The moisture in your Voice soothes every dry patch of heart, mind and soul. Ever so gentle are you. The only thing difficult about spending time with you is leaving…

Once in your Presence the Magnificence lingers, the touch of Heaven’s Fingers and I would be remiss to not linger-

But the day calls on, so I carry on, but your portion I carry with me (John 13:35). With it I receive the fragrant, sweet and content joy that came from my time spent with you…
Everything goes better when I get my time with you.💛

“Dwell in love and you will dwell in God.” – William Law

“The Lord’s love is the love of communication all that He has to all His creatures; for He desires the happiness of all; and a similar love prevails in those who love him, because the Lord is in them”

– Emanuel Swedenborg

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