21 PEARLS to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
Hello Sweet Friends,
I have a precious friend I met at the Spring Hill retreat a few falls ago named Michelle. She sent me a message the other day in response to my video blog, saying that she felt like she was having coffee with me while watching the videos. I love the thought of us having coffee together and just being real and unpacking life together even if it's raw and unedited. I love the idea of us moving closer to the feet of Jesus as one. As much as technology makes me CRAZY right now, I am thankful that it connects us.
So this morning, I grabbed my coffee and pondered what I would say that may help you on this journey if I could see you face to face . He says LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, right? So we should care about the condition of the hearts of those around us. To say that we are too busy tending to our own family or problems doesn't really align to Jesus, does it? Jesus said....Love Your Neighbor. Disciple Nations. Go Ye! Greater Works shall you do!
It's impossible for us to do any of these things well if we are operating out of obligation or fear or weariness. It's impossible to be purposed and the light when the weights of our own problems are taking us out. I believe you can LOVE YOUR LIFE! I believe we can recalibrate back to what He intended! I believe He is calling forth women to be HEALED and RENEWED so that they can become the WELL of His living water that springs forth into the dry places around us touching others with love and healing and hope. Oh, how the world needs us now more than ever to get this!!! We were meant to be vessels of a Greater Love not sponges that take it all in only to sour.
Our lives were meant to leak something Greater that made others thirsty for it. (you are the salt of the earth!)
So I challenge you to join me as we unpack some simple truths that my Sweetea side calls "Pearls" hoping to invite you into a new way of life.....a LIFE YOU LOVE!
First, my intent will be to leave quick messages so that you can take 2....yes, two minutes to take it in. Second, I challenge you to be thankful and only speak from praise and thanksgiving while we embark on this journey. Being thankful will put you in the will of God, the presence of God and cover you in His peace.
He inhabits the praises of His people. Psalms 22:3
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:18
Finally, I challenge you to take 2 minutes each night to journal what the pearl revealed to you. If it is simply information, we won't see transformation. The truth must churn in us and stir something deeper in us to awaken. So hit your knees with me this morning as we pray....
We come to Your feet this day laying our lives down to the Great Potter. Mold us. Shape us. Rewire us. Renew us. Redirect us to Your Ways, Your Truth and the life You promised that is full and free. Take these Pearls and speak to us and through us and change us as we sit at Your feet knowing that we are just clay in Your hands. May we surrender and receive what You have to give. Give us the desire to Be Still. Give us desire to be in Word. Give us the desire to become vessels of something Greater!
In the name of Your Beloved, Jesus, Amen
In His Wings,
I touch the sky when my knees hit the ground.
Lyrics by Hillsong "Touch the Sky"