“At any point God can change his plans for your life when he decides your life purpose needs to be protected.” ― Shannon L. Alder
Even Shakespeare wasn’t as tragic as 2020..
While embracing the elongated stillness in my corner of the world… sight was increasing…Spirit became more vocal…….I practiced listening for God first in everything….EVERYTHING…
because it mattered harder than ever before…..
I held on to hope and quoted scriptures like mantras all day long….* still do*
as my old life….flew away…and my future plans suddenly disappeared….my unquenchable need for things to be different…..stopped…my thirst was satisfied right where I was..and as I felt around my edges..I noticed I had let go….
At the very beginning of 2020……I asked God to help me grow…and it started raining…..
The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.
He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “O Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, `Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.
“There’s moments we all experience in life where we find ourselves having a funeral for dreams that we once really believed in.”
A sermon from Steven Furtick, Elevation Church’s lead pastor, inspired the song *listen below*as he detailed the funeral of the prophet Elisha in 2 Kings. Intending to bury another man, a pair of Israelites were standing near Elisha’s gravesite when they saw their enemy fast-approaching. Scared, they quickly threw the dead body into Elisha’s grave. Miraculously, when the body touched the dead prophet’s bones, the man came to life.
Elisha still had a resurrection miracle left in his bones, and God is still in the business of bringing dead things back to life.
“If we’ll trust God even with the seemingly dead areas of our lives, if we’ll believe in the power of God, if we’ll declare resurrection power over everything we sow, nothing will be wasted.”
He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him.
“When hope has eluded me and I can see nothing but the pain within which I sit, I remember that a horizon cannot exist without two sides; the one I can see and the one that I cannot.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
Resting in Gods Promise……
He makes a Way when there is no Way….
Great is His Faithfulness…..
So busy in the crisis that is in my life..trying to survive and reaching depths of ruin..at every turn….where my words of prayer are paralyzed from my voice…and yet….
Holy Spirit is poured through me….
Spirit steps up and begins to plead for me..carrying my prayers to God….He begins to stir my heart with a Hope that is supernatural..
I have given God countless reasons not to love me. None of them has ever been strong enough to change Him.
Yet through those storms, He Changed Me…..and continues to do so….His strength is mine to hold to…and I hold tightly..
I am at the depths of done…everything that my life was..is no more…I should be quite conditioned to ruin…seems before 2020…God moved mountains while my eyes were still shut..
It is with great truth…I AM NOW given High Sight….
Awakened ..eyes and heart wide open….. I am being restored..
This is something that sounds amazing..
It is brutal and I am stripped to bare bones…
I allow such and cry..into my cup of Faith…
“Peace is not elusive. It’s just that we want to create it, which doesn’t really make it elusive. It makes it impossible. Yet, the peace that I have is in remembering that with God, nothing is impossible.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough
“You know those little moments when an unexpected act or a spoken word affects your heart with sweet, satiating intensity―a simple gesture that possesses deep, personal meaning beyond what anyone realizes? You know those tender moments? That’s God pressing his lips on your forehead and whispering, ‘I love you.’” ― Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
Not all that Spirit shows us….is positive and blissful…yet the Way may be traversed always in tenderness…
Breathe in and allow that breath to be known as what it is…. the breath of God..
feel that strength..feel the Peace as you exhale every Blessing in that breath….out into your created, manifested moment…and recognize the fruit within….every single thing that brought us here, every single thing we worked through and came into truth with..is done..we are ready for the new frontier…
We must see with the new sight we have been given….and with this sight..we must begin stepping into a new place..with a new rhythm, and recognize our new purpose…
Consciously dwell where Spirit guides and be grateful to be free of trying to know more….all continues to be revealed to us..as we elevate our BEING…toward it….
using the wisdom of tenderness toward Self and seeing it express itself into this new place we have entered….gives us expanded options..sit with such and allow God to work through you..Allow Spirit its turn…
It is in this place…that peace can fill our senses…tenderly….as we truly begin our journey..where no human has ever ventured… since time began…
allow your Self…to be NEW…
“Your tenderness has pervaded into the very pore of my being. Last night I inhaled the fragrance of the moon!” ― Avijeet Das
“I didn’t survive the storm outside to allow anyone (including myself) to erode my soul” ― Vijaya Gowrisankar
The mind of an enlightened creator KNOWS that of themselves, they do nothing. But in each moment of decision, they can ALLOW, the great power and mystery of Love to direct their course. They can utilize time to refine their ability to hear ONLY the voice of Love, moment by moment, breath by breath, day by day, until time is translated into eternity. And the mind rests, reclines, in its perfect union with God. Events still occur. The world is still what the world will choose to be, unaware that there walks in its midst one who is awake, who needs to make no show. They merely ARE the presence of wakefulness, knowing that in each moment, they will now be INformed by the guidance of the Comforter, the guidance of right-mindedness, the guidance of enlightenment.
The Way of Mastery… The Way of the Heart
It’s not what you believe….it’s what you allow….
This is the true nature of the undivided balance….. ones wholehearted acceptance to that which they themselves are allowing….
“There’s truths you have to grow into.” ― H.G. Wells
even thorns bloom…..
While addressing that which is going on within …..for that’s all that is truly going on….be mellow with that which you place focus on….be gentle dear traveler….when finding freedom from what could have been…
No words or movements needed or required……are ever hurried….
“Love is holy because it is like grace–the worthiness of its object is never really what matters.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead
“None of us is promised an easy life. There is nothing we can do to keep ourselves immune to trials, and we cannot eradicate painful feelings in our lives. But even the most difficult seasons are not absent of God’s love. And this love changes us. This is what I want to tell you: on the far side of pain we don’t prefer, we find transformation we wouldn’t trade.” ― Nicole Zasowski, From Lost to Found:
Seems we have always been next door to Heaven…..
Like a glimpse in the peripheral vision…..the feeling is ever so quick, yet runs so deep in the marrow… you feel the wind of its calling….its moment…and you touch that glimpse all day long and each time..the heart expands and the anticipation in the Spirit vibrates….
We watch as clouds shape shift and break out into beautiful colors of our imaginations…..
we squint to squeeze a bit more time into the sensation….
At that very moment…gateways are opening…bridges crossed, vanish…and the most splendid horrible relief comes over you….
Breathe deep dear travelers…we are stepping into a new life…and as that might sound so beautiful and full of anticipated happiness…
.…awakening was a horrible relief…and courage came….while we dared to bloom through it all….
All flowers, in time…bend toward the Sun…….
“It is said there are flowers that bloom only once in a hundred years. Why should there not be some that bloom once in a thousand, in ten thousand years? Perhaps we never know about them simply because this “once in a thousand years” has come today.” ― Zamyatin, We