I’m on my sixteenth day of another Whole 30-slash-fasting season. Like every time before, sensitivity to God’s Holy Spirit has increased – as well as the attacks from the enemy. Situations I couldn’t have dreamed of happening – are. But God in His goodness has prepared me…as He always does. With this increased sensitivity, I sense the LiveEatSweat leg of the journey in my life has come to an end.
As I shared in my last blog post, when this blog began three years ago (almost to the date), I was heavily focused on physical well-being, with the dream of being Spirit and Word centered. It’s taken three years, and God in His love and mercy towards me has in fact changed my focus.
I realize for many observer this should have been a no brainer, wondering if I was finally going to “get it”. And for those raised in the church, I can understand such a position. But I wasn’t raised in a church. I wasn’t raised in a home where the word, worship and God were the center of life. I didn’t have an encounter with God until after hurt and pain of others and my own mistakes drove me to desire God in my life as a teenager.
Even after He met me, I didn’t “get it” – as I was faced with religion and legalism, eventually turning me away. It wasn’t until nine years ago (again, almost to the day) when hurt and pain again drove me to seek the Lord. This time, trusting God would show me His way. And He has.
So as I ponder what to share as this chapter closes, many a thought comes to mind. It’s difficult to choose just one. So I’ll share them all, in no particular order…
Thank you for being a part of this journey. Thank you for those who have prayed. Thank you for those who have been a part of both the Rise Up and Courageous Humility development. Those too are being laid at the feet of Jesus.
He birthed the Rise Up! message in my heart two years ago, and is now multiplying the message and making it known across the World. For that I am grateful. I am also grateful He is now more concerned with me rising up more in my home, for three who need me too the most. He has given me the eyes to see and ears to hear, this is clearly His heart for my life for a season. He has given me the courage to enter this season, with an understanding that He knows what is best for my life, than I ever will. I can trust Him, as can you.
Which is what I hope to leave with you the most… Whether lost, estranged, or struggling in relationship with God, you CAN TRUST HIM. He is good and His faithful love endures forever. I don’t say that lightly. I say that with certainty, birthed from the labor pains of experience. I pray many more people enter your life and love you where you are – supporting, encouraging and edifying you as you trust God to transform you from image to image, and glory to glory.
Please keep in touch and God bless,
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