July 9, 2017

Wholeness

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , at 7:40 am by Broken & Brave

“Who his own self bore our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live to righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24

Time…oh how we take you for granted. We are each given 24 hours in a day, but what we do with it, that’s where we all separate and deviate. My time is precious. I have a large family. We own two businesses. I am fully committed to my job in my family first. This means I prioritize and schedule my life as best I can in compliance with the demands a full life can bring. Modern day America is not designed for large families.

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I find there are many perks to managing a large family. My favorite will always be the relationships. I love it. I grew up in a quiet home. Everything was fairly tidy all the time. I come from a very organized and neat people. We were the American family of four. Two kids…a boy and a girl. Life was fairly predictable and stable. For all of it I am grateful. But having a large family sort of teaches you a few things. I learned how to roll with it. I learned to not sweat the small stuff. I learned to not get overwhelmed by the responsibilities of life, but to take things in stride. Focus on the difference in the demands of my day between “important” and “priority”. I gained intense balance in nearly everything.

I think I’ve always been a pretty even keeled person. I don’t get extremely exciteable, though I am emotionally expressive and have fun. But neither do I get extremely low.  Even with this, I have continued to grow in these areas because managing a lot of people, attending and serving can take quite a toll on the soul if you allow it. But when you have balance you say no when you need to and take time for self to recharge and refresh. As far as parenting goes, my Mother always gave me wise words long before I ever had kids that stuck long in my heart. She said, “Say yes as often as you can, so when you say no they know you mean it.” In other words, don’t say one thing and do another.

Demands upon us are everywhere. To live a fully yielded life -full of wholeness of mind, body, spirit-we need to gain ground in understanding the principles of God’s abilities. He doesn’t think like we think and the more we become melded with Him, the less carnal our thinking becomes as it transitions to deeper levels of set apart holiness. We are Holy because of Calvary. But we are called to set ourselves apart as holy unto Him.

I am fascinated with God’s healing power. Those old stories in the Bible of miracles, signs and wonders…they still exist! The problem is we have stopped believing in them. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is still available for you. His calendar is not clogged. His schedule is not booked. He is not out of town on business or away from the office. You can check in anytime to receive a miracle.

When we realize that ALL of life’s issues were nailed to a tree at Calvary, then we know we already have what we desire. Physical, financial, emotional, relational healing. When you have this, you have Peace and your anxieties will be fleeting. Your soul will finally experience true healing.

I love that.

If you are liking what you are reading, but haven’t any idea how to gain healing in your life, don’t lose hope. God adores you, wants to make time for you and is interested in helping you recover all that has been lost. Just because He loves you.

~Nicole

June 17, 2017

Greater Blessing…

Posted in Devotional, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , at 7:15 am by Broken & Brave

Your life has meaning and significance. Though some seem to struggle more than others, this too has purpose. God is always fixated on you greater potential and greatest blessing. Sometimes the greater the struggle is indicator the greater the Treasure He has deposited in your heart. So do not be discouraged. Every breath you take is God’s gentle reminder…”You are validated, impactful and important.” ~Nicole

“…do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.”
1 Thessalonians 4:13

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May 26, 2017

Kingsize Loveđź‘‘

Posted in Devotional, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , , , at 6:35 am by Broken & Brave

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believed in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

A deep love for God is received by His Grace, but as we show our love back to Him we follow Him where ever He leads. If it be through treacherous terrains, sleet, storms, tornadoes, or a scorching dessert sun…this is the road less travelled that leads to His Treasures of Heart. It doesn’t matter how it “looks”, we merely “Go”.

Moses, with his back against the Red Sea was on the road less travelled and he was delivered Triumphantly.

David had to hide in a cave to preserve his name, but not a stitch on the hem of his gown was prevented from bringing him a crown.

Esther presented herself before a King, knowing full well she may surely perish…but she didn’t.

And God Himself wrapped up in Love for you that ran so deep, He crawled through a Cross to be near to you. But his soul the grave couldn’t keep.

That’s the kind of thing True Love will do. ~Nicole

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