Archive | January, 2019

Let’s Change the World

9 Jan

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Beloved of God,

May I be so bold as to encourage your heart to encourage a heart today?  May I challenge you to come alongside a sister and whisper strength to her soul?  Is there any greater blessing than the Sisterhood of Faith when we live it well?

Blessed by the unity of the Spirit.  Connected by the love of Christ.  Daughters of our Father in heaven. How beautiful we are when comparison and competition are left behind and we choose to applaud one another at every turn.

Oh, Sweet Woman of God, how might it change our world if we encouraged one another to be alert not only to the tactics of the enemy and the temptations in our midst but even more so to the unlimited, holy possibilities all around us?  To step out in faith and obedience toward what could only be described as the impossible?

What might it be like if we didn’t wait to be invited to hold one another up but simply began to pray for the victories of our sisters?  Her conquering of unbelief?  Her standing strong on the foundation of Jesus?

How would life look if ours were the loudest voices in the crowd spurring our sisters on toward courage and strength?  Toward bravery in the battle?  Determination when life is difficult?

What if we committed to be one another’s loudest, most fervent cheerleaders?  How might it be if we choose to love one another well?

It is time to stand arm-in-arm and shoulder-to-shoulder as the family we are called to be Sister.  Time to be the voices of encouragement, edification, and strength for one another.  Time to stand firm together, celebrating every victory with unabashed joy.  Time to be strong in our love for one another and quick in our grace.  Time to live by the notion that no amount of authentic applause is enough, no genuine accolade can be shouted too loudly, and there can be no excess when it comes to celebrating our Sisterhood.  Rejoicing in one another simply cannot be overdone.  We are bravest, we are strongest, we are our best when we’re together.

What if . . . ?

3 Jan

What if victory is found not in the declaration of achievement at the end of the battle but rather in the choices we make to fight well? The choice to listen closely to the Voice of the Good Shepherd when our own flesh, the world and the enemy tries to scream louder in our souls. The choice to intentionally walk in the footsteps of Jesus when a myriad of other paths tempt us to go our own way. The choice to have wild expectations of God’s beautiful intervention—expectations of hope, goodness and action, despite our circumstance. The choice to believe the More of God in the midst of it all…more love, more affection, more attention…specifically for us. What if these are the things that bring the beauty of Romans 8:37 to life?

Lord, may I #choose this day to live, fight and move through the battle well. May I face each crossroad with determination to choose you.  In Jesus Name Amenchoose 74532_pinecones_in_snow

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