21 Days..... Now what?

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Dear His Beloved,

Our 21 days has come to an end. I pray you have enjoyed this time of rewiring some of your theology and opening yourself up to new ways to see and feel Him. My heart was to cultivate a habit of seeking! He says those that seek will find Him.

What's Next? Where do you go from here? I have a few suggestions....

1.) What you feed will grow! If you want to grow spiritually, then you must be intentional about what you feed your soul. There are some things in our lives we need to feed like our mind with truth, our family time,  time developing our gifts, our relationship with Jesus, maybe strengthening an area like time management or boundaries so that we can say Yes to God things and no to lesser things. There are some things that we need to be mindful not to overly feed like our schedule, our television time, or technology. There are others things that we need to let die like toxic relationships, lies we believe, negative internal chatter, and unhealthy expectations on ourselves from others. {Can you see I am really pushing Boundaries:)?}

2.) Make Worship a lifestyle. We were made to worship and He inhabits our praises, so worship creates an atmosphere that invites His presence into your life!  On another note: there is a powerful hormone called Oxytocin or the "love hormone" that is released when we are thankful, appreciative or during intimacy. This love hormone causes bonds and attachments to those the appreciation or intimacy is directed towards. Interesting, the more you worship with a heart of praise and appreciation the more you release this hormone and the stronger the attachment. I believe this is why when you really experience worship it's hard to keep your hands down, because there is an attachment to that feeling being released...oxytocin! And Jesus!!!!! 

3.) Schedule time to encounter Him. Divert daily, retreat weekly and abandon annually! Make retreats, weekends, women's events a priority in your life. We need these times away with Him to be restored and renewed and rewired! It is not an extra; it is a necessity. You will not know the Eternal Husband in a 7 minute devotion, so if that's all you have during the week schedule an hour on Saturday and Sunday and a weekend or two during the year! 

4.) Listen for the voice and walk in it. Start the steps that will lead you to encounter Him. John 14:19-21 tells us that He reveals Himself to those who love and obey.  When I started walking, even uncomfortably, to the voice beckoning me to be His hands and feet to those around me, I began to see Him. It is worth getting uncomfortable when you see that you have been the voice of Jesus to someone in need. Listen closely -  you were made for this!!!

5.) Get in His word until it gets into YOU! Create an appetite for His Word. I love love love His word, but it was something that grew asI leaned into the Spirit leading me in the Word rather than my attempt to simply memorize it. It is now my oxygen. The more you speak His word the more you see it and believe it. Reading the truth will set us free is not the same as knowing the truth that sets you free! We must get His truth into our souls, so that it becomes our truth.

6.) Love people! He says they will know you are His by how you love. Choose to love people when it's hard. Choose to love people you don't think you can.  Then, organically, you will begin to take on His heart and you will begin to see with the eyes of His heart past the surface into the roots of hurting people. Everyone has a root, and we must seek to help them dig up roots and I believe love does that.

7.) Surrender so that He may finish what He started in you!!! We will fail without Him. We can't write our stories like He can. Believe me I have tried. Hand over the pen sweet friend, and let Him write. There is so much power in surrender. When we chose to die, our lives will multiply!! Your life was meant to be prolific! Don't settle for just getting by when He calls us to GREATER!

You are part of this story. Let the past be the past and step into something MORE!!!

When He said all things are new, I believe He meant it!

Go forth mighty warrior and live a life worthy of the calling!!!

BONUS: I will follow this message up with a guide for 31 Days from my Spiritual Momma that will help you spend the next 31 Days seeking more!!!!! 

Love Your Life,

Rochelle FrazierComment