A HOLY MOMENT

“A ‘holy moment’ is a single moment in which you open yourself to God.”

“You set aside personal preference and self-interest, and for one moment you do what you prayerfully believe God is calling you to do.”

–Matthew Kelly

The text message chimed on my phone.  The test result was positive.  My heart sank as the Spirit reminded me of my calling:  You are a prayer warrior.  Okay, Lord, this is awful news, I will pray harder.

“Sometimes the only available transportation is a leap of faith.”

–Margaret Shepard

Thankfully, I receive this reminder.  I readied to celebrate Sabbath.  There the Word preached to me another holy moment.

“Keep an open mind and God will do the rest.  Believe God over any circumstances.  Fight with prayer.  This is the most important thing to do in life.”

That night in a dream, with an eye-opening sense of God’s humor, a giant of a man forcefully stood guard over me saying, “CHILL.”

Morning came for me to ask what this dream meant, and I understood it was my son’s guardian angel who had spoken this way. 

“In the storm focus only on Jesus, not what’s in the storm” says the Lord.

And so, shall I fight with prayer and continue in living in this holy moment and let God do the rest.

Should you find yourself in a similar battle with bad news for yourself or someone you love, take heart, take courage.  Your holy moment is waiting for you as well.

How I love to rest with God every day…so join me as we begin the week of Thanksgiving together.

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FINDING JOY IN THE FORK IN THE ROAD

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

–Philippians 4:13

Knowing that God is with you when you work brings joy in all things.

Looking over my life’s career of work, I was blessed with many different types of work.  However, the ones which were tough and somewhat humbling brought me His constant consolation to get me through it all.  He knew what I needed before I figured it out.  I had to give Him my best efforts.

“If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself.”

–C.S. Lewis

May your work bless you with God’s presence.

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TEA TIME

“Tea time is a chance to slow down, pull back and appreciate our surroundings.”

–Letitia Baldrige

Sipping on a variety of hot teas is a favorite pastime of mine.  It pauses me to make sure I live meaningfully.

“One day, you are going to hug your last hug, kiss your last kiss and hear someone’s voice for the last time, but you never know when the last time will be.”

Liver every day as if it were the last time you will be with the person you love.”

–Tiny Buddha

A gentle warning to touch the lives of others now!

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BE STILL, MY SOUL

“Be still, my soul — your heavenly friend”

Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.”

–Katharina von Schlagel

The subject of evil vs. good has been thrashed about since the creation of the world.  We live where evil tramples in our face, yet so many are frozen to fight against it.  Those who know and live by good are beginning to rise up timidly against this ferocious force.  What shall we do?

“For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit.”  1 Peter 3:10

With prayerful petition, with thankfulness let us make our requests to God who will guard our minds and hearts against evil woes.

HOW STRONG?

“Nothing is so strong as gentleness; nothing so gentle as real strength.”

–Francis de Sales

I find this quote very interesting.  It reminds me of a motivational speaker I heard him ask:

Are you a strong person or a person of strength?

My first response was, “I’m a strong person,” as the speaker defined a strong person as “someone who knows how to keep their life in order, even with tears and regrets, saying “I’m okay.”

But as soon as he defined a person of strength as having patience and giving others benefit of the doubt, I realized that Francis de Sales quote is closer to my mind and heart.

I rather be a person of strength than a strong person to live as a Christian.  It takes gentleness and courage to accept Grace to develop good relationships, to love others as they are, and to forgive always.

Thank God I let go of my old strong self.

So, where do you see yourself as, strong person or person of strength?

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NEW LOVE OF LIFE ON THE HORIZON

“Stop saying what you have and start speaking what you want.”

–A Prophetic Word from God through His Servant Julie Green

Can you perceive this new level of living that God is placing around the world now?

In the holy of holies, the curtain is tearing open for all families, friends, nations and dreams.  God is pouring down miracles to eradicate all affliction and bondage.  Come walk in a greater level of anointing.  Receive cleansing to live in a new quality of justice and grace.  Take heed of the prophets speaking God’s promises.

“Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.”

–Matthew 10:41

Come enter into this sacred place the holy of holies where we will separate from the world’s darkness and live in freedom.

Thanks be to God; this new life of love is on the horizon.  Remain courageous as the next months will be phenomenal.

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