My House

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Every single person is here on this earth for a reason. Yes, every single person. We all have a purpose. Our purpose is one that glorifies the Kingdom of God. Even if someone is not yet part of the family of believers, he or she still have a Divine purpose.

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities– all things have been created through Him and for Him.  Colossians 1:16 (NASB)

We, all of us, are actually created by and for the Father… God the Father, creator of Heaven and Earth chooses us. But, He lets us decide whether or not to choose Him and in that deciding moment, we have an opportunity to know our identity, our destiny… or at least tap into the wellspring of knowledge which will lead us into that.

In the last month, I have let go of and said good bye to much in my life. The comforts of people and places and things that had been around me for over 10 years are now in my hindsight. Now, the people, family and friends, will still be integral in my life and not just a mere memory. That is of course depending on who they are to me… LOL! But the things and the places that were a comfort for so many years… well they are now behind me and I am looking forward.

God, in His infinite wisdom, has called me into to a new place. A place where I am not wrapped in a warm cozy blanket, but rather vulnerable to all. This is the place where my Father can come in and give me what I need. When I am vulnerable, I am often weak, so the Lord strengthens me. Not only that, He fills me so I am like Him… I am walking in love and peace. Now I can be who He wants me to be and change lives for the Kingdom!

As I look forward, part of me is scared to death.. yes, I am afraid. Everything is so new and different and wonderful and exciting, but scary too. So, this new place I am in is also exciting and thrilling and I cannot wait for what the Lord is going to do. The key is, I have to be willing… FULLY willing to let the Father do His thing in me.

Guess what?

I am ready… so ready.

I am working on myself. I am conquering fears. I am putting stuff behind me. I am becoming whole for the first time in my life. Actually, the Father and I are working on all of this together. God is healing me and preparing me for my next assignment. My spirit is so excited by this like never before! I am ready to fully submit to the Father and let Him use me like never before. I will step into my destiny and who He made me to be… FINALLY!

My home will be defined and I will live in it the way I was meant to by God. The time is now, this season is the season of change but also of calling. It is time for me to step into my promised land. Jesus has been waiting by my side… and now I am ready, as the Father knew. Exactly the time and the place.

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Say Yes…

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God moves us. He moves us in ways that are good for us. Sometimes, we fight that, at least initially. Once we let Him do His thing, our Father, reveals to us all the awesomeness of living for Him.

I have fought the Lord for many years. Not in a way where I have gone against Him, or backslide completely. I have fought God in different ways.

As the Lord has drawn me close and increased my knowledge of Him, He has also drawn me into areas that were outside my comfort zone. I didn’t realize it until now. I was so inside my life and who I thought I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to do for the Lord, that I was missing His call on my life.

Sometimes in the midst of something huge from the Lord, we miss His call, because we have to be truly listening to His heart and not our own.

My heart was telling me I was doing His work while His heart was wanting me to do more… not more work, but give more of me…

That was something that I didn’t come to the realization of until very recently. As recently as today. Yes, this morning, the Lord revealed this exact challenge to me. I read a devotional which challenged me to go lower, dig deeper… seek the Lord more and surrender to Him completely. Then, the Father gave me the vision of Jesus washing feet… that’s where He wanted me.

The Father wants me to wash feet…

Well, I am ready.

In exactly one week, I will begin this journey of washing feet. I am letting the Lord do His thing with me…

I will be heading to California, to live by myself with no husband ( I will see my husband about every other month), no furry babies ( I had to find new homes for my two beautiful female cats), my daughter will be 3 hours away instead of 3 minutes (I will see her once or twice a month instead of 4 or 5 times a week) and I be building a new life in a brand new place forging new relationships all while going to ministry school.

WOW… so God and not me. Completely out of my comfort zone all the way around!

But that’s how I know it is completely and totally of the Lord and his purpose for me.

So, now, I have said yes to God. And I am anxiously waiting for what’s next. I already know it’s going to be amazing… I am believing because God has said so, and God doesn’t lie

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Are You Following Your Calling…?

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How do you know exactly what you are supposed to do in life? You have certain interests, certain skills, certain experiences… those things mold and shape you into the person you think you should be…

THE PERSON YOU THINK YOU SHOULD BE…

IS THIS REALLY WHO YOU ARE AND WHO YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE???

Ultimately, only GOD knows the answer to the question… are you following your calling? GOD created you and me and well, HE knows your ultimate destiny.

BUT…

How do you know what HE has designed you for? How do you know what you are truly supposed to do with your life???

I think, through prayer and a relationship with GOD the Father who created you and me… we learn what HE wants us to do.

We are equipped, through experiences in our lives, with the tools to do what we were designed to do. The coolest thing is that as we go though our lives, that calling changes. GOD equips us in new and challenging ways. Ways, where we often find ourselves in a place we have NEVER been. A place where only THE LORD could have led us!

Are you ready to be in whatever place GOD is putting you? Are you ready to do whatever HE asks? Would you be an Ester, an Amos, a Moses, a Noah, a David, a Mary, a Paul??? be a willing vessel… and then watch HIM use you in AMAZING ways for the GLORY of the KINGDOM of GOD!!!

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Dream a BIG Dream…

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Dreams are meant to be dreamed, dreams are meant to be lived. Make sure you don’t ever ignore your dreams.

What is a dream???

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A dream is something you want to do… something your heart desires. If you let go of your dream without trying to make it happen, are you really living your life?

Where do the desires of your heart come from? How does the dream given to you become a desire or vise versa?

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A desire of the heart is also a calling from the GOD. The creator of all, gives us gifts, things we do well and also desires… things He wants us to do with our gifts.

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I believe that as we follow the Lord and become close to Him in our lives, He will take care of us in many ways. One of those ways is through dreams. The dreams He gives us help define our path and our calling. In fact, I think He even dreams about us and for us… imagine that… God the Father, the Creator of all things, dreams of us…

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Dreams determine our destiny, if we choose to follow them. And if we believe that God creates and gives us our dreams, why not let Him do the impossible!

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Why not believe in your dreams and expect things, amazing things, to come out of those dreams. Your dreams might be the story of what you life is supposed to be… your adventure.

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Dream a little more. Close your eyes and ask God to show you things, ask Him for dreams. Then, get ready for the ride, hold on and LIVE!!!

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3 Day Quote Challenge:Day 2…Be You

Day two of the 3 Day Quote Challenge  that erhynireh has challenged me to…

Here’s my quote…

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Who are you? What makes you tick? What drives you? What sets your soul on fire??? 

I really love this quote because it challenges me. It challenges me to go after my passion, my love… my calling.

Each of us has a calling. God has created each of us unique and special. We are one of a kind in everything we say and do. Our place in the world is necessary and specific.

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I believe that we each have an assignment from the Lord as to what He wants us to do with our lives. I also believe that He makes that known by the passions and the desires He places in our hearts.

Sometimes, it is a matter of timing. We go after something that we feel we are being called to do and well it doesn’t happen. Don’t give up on that calling, yourself or God. Have faith and believe that He’s still preparing you for that season.

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Never stop believing in yourself and what you have to offer the world. Have faith in the God who created you. Know that he has plans for your life and they are plans for good…

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Sometimes the disappointment, or the closed door is merely God wanting to see your heart. Show Him you trust Him and move on. He will open up a new door, provide a new opportunity.

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God has amazing things planned for each of our lives… beginning, middle and end. Our stories will be FULL and will reflect Him. Let Him guide your path. Let Him continue to fire you up in your soul. Let Him replace your fear with passion and love… then let Him use you in the capacity that you were designed for!

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Now, here are the next three fellow bloggers that I challenge to take on the 3 Day Quote Challenge:

Let the Light In

My Paint Splattered Life

Life as a mommy

 

Enjoy… have fun and don’t forget… YOU are unique and YOU are LOVED!!!