Inspiration for the Journey

Jan. 20, 2020

Kindness
As I struggled pushing the wheel borrow full of horse poop up the icy snow packed hill to dump it this morning... I decided to keep my attitude positive...I needed to look for the good in the snow. Thus this post which is to help me keep my thoughts right today. Maybe it will inspire you too.
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🥰Kindness is seeing the best in others when they cannot see it themselves.
😍Kindness is being someone who makes everyone feel like a somebody.
💞Kindness is loving yourself enough to love those around you.
💖Kindness can make a bad day good and a good day better.
💗Kindness is caring for others even when they may not care for you.

Ephesians 4:32
Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Colossians 3:12
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

Proverbs 3:3
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Jan. 20, 2020

Sunday Inspiration: BELIEVE
I believe:
I need a Savior.
Jesus loves me, He died on the cross for me, he rose again.
I am forgiven.
I am the redeemed of the Lord.
I walk in the favor of God. He is for me!
I carry the presence of heaven.
I am chosen with a divine purpose.
in a limitless God... He is taking the limits off me.
God never fails... He will not fail me... so I will not fail.
miracles happen daily.
God makes a way when there is no way.
All things are possible with Jesus.
God has an extravagant plan for my life.
the whole plan of God is being completed in me.
everyone in heaven is rooting for me.
I am not weak... I have the strength of the Almighty God.
the joy of the Lord is my strength in every situation.
I am pushing back and overthrowing the enemy.
The enemy no longer has any influence over me because he is already defeated.
I am programmed for victory. I am a winner. I am a blessing.
the best part of my life has been saved for the last part of my life.
it has all been done for me all I have to do is receive..
a shift is coming in the world.
it is time to no longer be spectators in what God is doing.
the world doesn't know what a Christian is... but they are about to find out.
it is harvest season, a huge soul harvest is ripe.

Jan. 20, 2020

Maybe you are already living your dream life.
Or perhaps vision and purpose for your life are still unclear.

Are you like me??? Are there some mornings you just want to lay under the covers as long as possible!
On cold mornings like today, I just want to stay wrapped in the comfort of the warm quilt my Mom made, while I talk to God and imagine what the next 10 years might be like.

But then reality sets in as I remember my husband loves a good breakfast, the dog needs to go out, and my horses will get even colder if I don’t get up and venture out in the cold to feed them. So I soak in all the blessing of the quiet rest right up to the last minute… because I know once my feet hit the floor they won’t stop until my head hits the pillow again that night. On the weekends my husband often allows me the luxury of extra time under the covers and I sure do appreciate it.

As I reflect over the last 30 years of my life I have been challenged at the beginning of 2020 to create a clear vision for the next 10 years. I realize that even a long life is really very short and the time is now to live my unique purpose. To be real with you some days I can see it complete and in full color… but others days it gets foggy and the view is blocked by the daily necessities of life.

However I can answer the question in my pic with one word…. FREEDOM!
Freedom to love, forgive, trust, give, be who God created me to be, live by faith with actions that reflect what I believe.

Freedom to be holy, healthy, boldly share faith, prosper, be joyful in all circumstance, worship and pray with confidence

Freedom from sin and all things that hinder my God-given purpose and vision.

The Bible says
💗 2 Corth 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.
💗John 8: 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
💗Gal 5: 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh ; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
💗Gal 5:1 1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Do you ever feel burdened or like you are a slave?
A slave to fears, doubts, anger, sadness, sickness, hatred, addiction, stress, exhaustion, lack, broken relationships, etc.

God has blessed me with a freedom that is beyond what I imagined was possible. I am still walking out this FREEDOM… as I learn more daily.

I challenge you to take a look at all areas of your life and decide this year what may holding you back from living your dream life.
My prayer for you is that you find FREEDOM!

Dec. 16, 2017

Everything They Ever Wanted…

They were up to their knees in empty boxes, pretty torn wrapping paper with bright colored bows flung across the room. A few minutes ago they had been ripping off the bows, tearing the paper with expectancy and digging through the tissue for the treasure that was hidden inside.

Would it be the perfect gift?

The one they had put on their secret list to Santa?

Or would they say in a polite manner when the contents were revealed “Oh, just what I always wanted.” so they wouldn’t hurt the feelings of the giver? 

 

And if it was the gift they had been longing for…how long would it be before it was forgotten, broken and thrown in the trash… or replaced next year by a new and better gadget or the latest fashion trend?

 

Or would it remain a treasured possession handed down from generation to generation as a keepsake?

 

Everyone experiences the empty feeling day after Christmas morn when the lovely decorated packages… no matter how special… didn’t seem to satisfy the longing in our hearts.

 

There are also valuable gifts that don’t come in attractive and carefully wrapped packages. Some of the best presents in life may come without beautiful paper and glittery bows. They may seem like the very thing you never wanted but in fact turn out to be the best gift yet. 

 

There is one gift that is the most priceless of all. It didn’t come wrapped in an appealing box. It was quite the opposite.  It was adorned with nails, a crown of thorns, and blood.  It came from a heart that burst because it was so full of love for you it could no longer contain it.

 

This gift has so much love and life that it will never run out, it will never fail, or leave you longing for another. It is everything you ever wanted… even if you didn’t know it, ask for it, or deserve it. 

 

This gift of love is undescribable. There is nothing that can replace it, and it will never go out of style because it is perfect. It will cast out all your fears and bring you unspeakable joy.

 

It has been passed down from generation to generation as the most cherished and expensive gift ever given. When God gave his precious Son to the world on that first Christmas morn he knew how costly it would be and yet he gave unreservedly.

 

The best part is... the gift is for everyone who receives it freely. There is a treasure hidden inside that outshines all you ever dreamed of. 

 

Will you accept it?

 

 

Dec. 16, 2017

Merry Christmas