My son Joel is an absolute character. His entire life he has been equipped with sarcasm and quick wit. He says the most hysterical things delivered in absolute matter of fact stoic way. When he was maybe 8 yrs. old we were driving home from school. He calls out to me from the back of the car that one day he’s going to get his drivers license and he will buy a motorcycle and a sports car. He believed it like it were already a given fact. He also believed
“I’m hammering out the details.”
This is the word that resignates in my Spirit this morning as I am praying about some deeply personal matters. As I was penning the words I heard,
“I’m hammering out the details.”
I began to think about it.
God is hammering out the details of your life today.
You may not understand or know much about what is happening in the world around you or in your own life, but God does, and that you can trust. He’s going to work it out.
Hammering out the details is just
A person who is well loved is better able to go out and love EVERYONE better.
Doing good and being good are good. But what stirs God’s heart is when we “love good”–
Learning to love like Jesus should go deeper everyday.
Live like you are loved.
Im not talking about human love—
But, of course, human love makes such a profound difference.
This is why we are commissioned to love, first our God (He is to be our first love) and then our neighbor as ourself. Who is our neighbor? Everyone outside of ourselves!
“Then they were willing to let him in, and immediately the boat was where they were going!”
God can change your life in an instant.
One of the amazing highlights of our trip to Israel was visiting the very places that Jesus walked, talked, taught and lived. It creates another new level of animation to the soul of what life in his era was like. Now when I read I see the landscape vividly. Mind blowing detail manifests itself and I am grateful. Every ounce of me grateful.
We took a
Where to begin…
This is the foremost thought on my mind tonight.
I’ve arrived home from one of the most favorite weeks of my life. I had no idea how much I’d love being in Israel. So much history. So much prophesy. So much …so much. I’ve unpacked my bags (because I’m a bit of a freak about putting things in order right away). I’ve had a light snack even though it’s “bedtime”, because I managed to lose 4 pounds on our trip somehow. And now I’m sitting down with my journal
Your day will go exactly how you want it to…
“Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for you are God my Savior,
and my hope is in you all day long.”
We make our plans, but our day is ultimately in God’s hands. It’s how we respond to His plans that make the difference.
Where have you place it?
Have you ever misplaced something? Have you ever misplaced something and discovered it was missing days or weeks later? This might happen with something you don’t use everyday or when you use it it’s
“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will hold your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
And a light for the Gentiles.”
What has your heart perplexed this day? What has caused your heart to rouse and be troubled?
Do you not know you are the absolute Apple of the Father’s Eye?
Do you know how His heart cries when you suffer inside?
Do you not know that His fondest thoughts include you?
He is with you.
Everything you say—
Everywhere you go—
Every ounce of you is
Why Can’t I Get Motivated?
This may be a question you’re asking yourself right now?
You have dreams, things you want to do, experiences rich inside the heart and mind, but something comes up lacking when it’s actually time to take the required action steps to move upon your goals. Why?
You maybe be experiencing a vicious cycle of deleterious effects because of a “start-stop syndrome”. You’ve got the best intentions, you may even begin that daunting task, that exercise program or clean eating menu—but something inside just isn’t clicking and the motivation
Never chase a goal so hard you forget to have fun with it.♥️
I’ve been going through some old photos—compiling them from all the various shows I’ve done over the years. I have a specific purpose for this complication for myself and my training. It’s interesting and useful to see how I’ve changed my physique over the years. Change happens small and over time. Pictures help with perspective.
As I go through them, I am reminded there’s been quite a few and I’ve now been doing this more than just a year
Noah was on the back forty talking to God…
What is the back forty?
back forty noun
Definition of back forty
: a remote and uncultivated or undeveloped piece of land of indefinite size (as on a farm)
Because of the nature of Noah’s Intimacy with Heaven he was immune to the commentary of his peers. It may be true he didn’t like it, but it didn’t waiver or move him to unmove what God had asked him to move. So he moved…the comfort zone of every human on the planet. Figuratively and then literally!