October 4, 2017

Gaining Ground

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , , at 5:38 am by Broken & Brave

“But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of The Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory.” 2 Cor. 3:18

Recently I’ve changed up my personal training and nutrition routine a bit as I press toward some goals. I exercise not because of vanity, I train because I enjoy athletics. Fitness is my sport. It challenges my mind, my body, my strength and makes me stronger, focused, and flexible. I love to sprint and have done so for years. On occasion I enjoy wind sprints. I attach a harness to my back that has a small parachute. As I run the parachute lifts and gives me added resistance making the sprint more difficult–on purpose. I know that when you do something with frequency you get better at it. I don’t want to be content to stay the same. I’d like to see how much more pressure I can add to my physical frame. It not only strengthens my ability, increases my heart capacity, but it toughens my resolve.

In just the past few weeks I’ve seen and felt some physical fruit of my efforts. I feel stronger and more flexible and could really notice out on the track. The stronger and more flexible I become, the more capable I am to run greater distances with fewer strides.

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And so it is with life. When we rely on God and press ourself into His Presence and His Word with a steel-toed, dig in devotion we will eventually see some real fruit in our strength, mental/emotional tenacity and clarity and our flexibility will gain us territory in heavenly places.

Work your heart muscles today and run toward Gods Grace…You’ve got some ground to gain and territory to take. Whether it’s out on the track or the life goals you seek to advance…God is beside you, lifting your lid of possibility, becoming the winds that carry you from beneath and He is recognizing your every good effort to persevere and progress. His reward for you is amazing!  So don’t give up. Stop settling. No more regretting. Just pressing in so your best life can begin. You’ve got ground to gain and won’t you look amazing doing it! His love and grace dangle from your frame.

Go get it!

~Nicole

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July 7, 2017

Appointed with Purpose

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“Because your lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.” Psalm 63:3

Has your heart ever been deeply touched? If so you know, it infuses and sense of loyalty and hope like nothing else. When your heart has been deeply touched by God you become aware in ways you never experienced before. It’s like a door to the depths of the soul opens and you breath deeper, experience more richly and everything is seen vividly that was darkness before. With such loyalty comes tremendous responsibility. Whatever passions and pursuits God has inspired you to pursue…do it with every ounce of being within you.

Stay the course! Do exactly what you know is necessary and required for you to be the light God has called you to be. To be all He deemed was supposed to be in your life. Your destiny is approved by Heaven, blood bought and sold at a ransom untold. So be bold!

RISK more than others think is safe, CARE more than others think is wise, Dream more than others think is practical and EXPECT more than others think is possible! ~Nicole

“Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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