To know God intimately we need to be able to spend time with him every day. Jesus is the bridge of healing. He makes a way for you and I to come to our Father in Heaven. He bridges the gap and heals our wounds.
You might get in your mind that we kneel before God and there’s some light that comes from heaven and the heavenly choir begins to sing and there is a little halo over our heads. That’s not how my prayer time is. When you and I consistently walk and talk with God, our lives will be changed.
Know God Intimately
When you see God for who He is, you will walk with greater clarity about who you are. He is available to you. You can come to him just as you are. Speak to him in every day ordinary conversation. If you don’t know what to pray the Spirit will help you.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness.
We do not know what we ought to pray for,
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.”
God is taking you deeper. He is going to make you more like Himself every day.
Are you afraid to run to God when you really need Him?
The Bible promises us that God will
“…welcome us with open arms
when we run for cover to you.” Psalm 5:11 MSG
God is famous for welcoming God-seekers. He loves it when we run to Him. So, if you feel like you need to be perfect before you approach God, give it up. He’s the only ONE who is perfect. Just go to Him the way you are, and He will welcome you with Open Arms. Run to God, He is already reaching out His arms to you.
God-Seekers Overcome Fear with Faith
You and I are called to run-to-God at the first sign of trouble! But the enemy tries to entrap us with Fear. This fear can paralyze us and stunt our potential in God. Click the picture below to instantly download your copy.
Be Encouraged Every Day!
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Have you ever felt stuck in where you are now and where you want to be?
When it is time for the caterpillar to become a butterfly, it makes a hole in it’s cocoon. It will then struggle for hours to get it’s body through the tiny opening. One day a farmer thought he would help the butterfly out and he carefully took a scissors and made the opening larger. Soon the butterfly emerged. But it didn’t take long for the farmer to see that He had made a mistake. He noticed that the wings didn’t have their full strength and the butterfly was unable to fly. In order for a butterfly to fly, it needs to go through the transformation of emerging from the cocoon.
Like the metamorphose of the butterfly, God uses the very struggles you are facing in your life, to strengthen you to become the person you are called to be. So be encouraged.
It took the transformational process to turn something that crawled on the ground into something that can fly.
Watch this video of the transformation of the caterpillar into the butterfly.
It is the same with you and with me. We need to go through the process of transformation in order to form the wings to fly at full capacity in our lives. Do not despise the day of small beginnings, trust God for the complete fulfillment of His plan in your life.
Are You Believing for a Transformation in Your Marriage?
I am so excited about my new book coming out. We have had it in our hearts to write this book for so many years that we have been helping marriages, that it does seem like we emerged out of a cocoon to see new life. We have a passion to help marriages be transformed from mediocre to masterpiece marriages. The book launches on October 2. Send me an email at [email protected] if you would like to be a part of the launch team.
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Be an Encouragement Today
Use this image of the butterfly to encourage others today. I would love to hear your comments.
Have you ever noticed, that impatience doesn’t speed up the clock?
Patience provides an opportunity to slow down and enjoy your everyday life. Patience laughs at your imperfections and allows you to grow in the pace of grace.
Patience is enjoying your family and not letting the “work” of life get in your way of fun. Patience is valuing each child as precious in God’s sight and priceless to you. Patience trusts God with the result of the time spent and the seeds sown.
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
So if you have had a “love-hate” relationship with patience, here are 3 ways to make patience your friend.
1. Cultivate Patience in the Check Out Line
Do you always pick the wrong check out line when you are in the store? You know what a mean, the line that takes the longest. Rather than showing your irritation on your face and voice, what if you saw it as an opportunity to extend grace to the check out person who is learning a new system.
Now that I drive in Dallas Texas, we are talking about some serious traffic anytime you drive down town. Learning to add more time to the travel schedule makes it easier for me to relax and enjoy the journey. Road-rage really isn’t a Christian trait after all – patience is!
Your calling is unique and powerful. Yet, one thing I know is that it will take much more time than you think to accomplish all that God has put in your heart to do. Try extending yourself some grace today and be patient with the process of God fulfilling your dreams.
It was over 20 Years Ago…
O how time flies when you are having fun! It was over 20 years ago when God called me to write and now celebrate with me that my second book is coming out on October 2! In fact, I would love for you to have a free download of the introduction and the first chapter. You don’t even have to wait! You can have instant access just by clicking this button!Download Here
My thoughts began to swirl around me as I paced the floor with a baby on my hip. I feel trapped…I have to get out of here…Where is he?…He is always late…
The accusations began to build momentum with the ticking of the clock. By the time my husband walked in the door, I jammed the baby in his arms and ran out. Oh, the joy of a walk! All by myself! No one pulling on me…crying…needing something.
He has no idea how this feels…I am going crazy…When do I have any time for me…
Listen to my short encouragement from Healing Rain Radio…
Have you ever felt trapped? …In your mind…
You may not have been in the situation where you had 4 children ages 6, 4, 2, and newborn, but you have probably felt trapped before.
When the disciples woke him up afraid for their lives, he awoke and changed the outer environment through the heaven-found peace that His life was tethered to.
“The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”
The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”” Luke 8:24-25 NLT
Anchored Peace requires Faith
After Jesus calmed the storm, he asked his disciples “Where is your faith?” He wanted to disciples to walk like He walked, so filled with faith that they could sleep through the storms of life and change the environment by the peace they found within.