” What… what is it… that knits us back together? When LIFE happens and somehow we are chin to chest in wonder? The particles of a shattered hope erupt into a bewildered thought landing somewhere in between expectation and failure.We often perceive that His hand dismisses itself when LIFE gets uncomfortable, burdensome, grievous. Our questions about His Holy Ability flirt with an unholy doubt and this tattered vessel shrivels into decay…
Life… this tangled web it weaves. It curls fear into our veins and twists thoughts of uncertainty inside our subconscious. While gritting our teeth and furrowing or brow we push through the doubts that unravel into our space because… WE KNOW… WE BELIEVE… WE SEE… we see the master’s hand weaving LIFE into those all around us and WE SPEAK; My Abba, my Father, my daddy. It is HE that untangles the web of life’s confounded pieces. It is He that binds the wounds, mends the broken, straightens the wayward, weaves new life into the torn pieces. And He, the One and Only, knits us back together…
So when we are hanging on by a thread and our heart needs stitching back together, allow Him to weave the tattered pieces of us into His garment of praise!
~ Allow Him access to your heart:
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit ~ Psalm 34:18
~ Invite Him into your pain:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds ~ Psalm 147:3
~ Receive His embrace:
He tends to his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs into His arms are carries them close to His heart ~ Isaiah 43:11
He loves us back to LIFE… He knits us back together!
|“Go in Peace”
Life is HARD, circumstances break us down, sickness sets us back, being a mom is challenging, loving our husbands well takes wisdom and energy and our homes are NOT always HAPPY 🙂 Just in case you haven’t encountered this reality yet, let me tell you: the enemy wants to DESTROY US!
Let us not withhold from one another what we NEED ourselves! PRAYER & ENCOURAGEMENT!
The prayers of others, on my behalf, held my head up during some of the darkest times of my life. He listens, He hears and He answers our prayers!
It would be my honor to pray for you! Please leave your prayer request in the comment section below and I will pray fervently! My life has been profoundly impacted by the prayers of others.
“But truly God has listened; He has attended to the voice of my prayer”. ~ Psalm 66:19
God knew that today it would be raining… children would be cranky… bank accounts would be empty… relationships would be broken… jobs would be demanding… and futures would be uncertain…
He’s not surprised… He knows it’s HARD to be us…
… so today in the swirl of your emotions and in the whipping of your task filled day… remember this…
He knew today would be this way…
” Fear not (my friend) ; let not your hands grow weak. The Lord your God is in your midst, a MIGHTY one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing” ~ Zephaniah 3:16-17
|Sunday Take Away!
… but Jesus said, ” Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for such belongs to the kingdom of heaven”.
Oh, the holy calling of pouring into pure- innocent souls… God esteems the act of kneeling in front of their tiny faces and whispering His name into their ears… Jesus… he loves you more than ANYONE else in the world… He will NEVER fail you or DISAPPOINT you… Jesus… molded you, JUST YOU, for your specific purpose… O Father, that we would not fail their tiny hearts… not dismiss the importance of telling them of your love and divinely showing them…
Today, this cold and rainy Sunday, it was my voice plummeting upon their ears… I sat in front of blue eyes, and brown-short hair, hands anxiously being raised and lips wiggling from right to left with the anxious hope of me calling upon them… their jolly spirits were jumping up and down to motions and vocal chords ruptured to the tunes of Father Abraham… YES, they were hearing truth amidst the laughter… His TRUTH… join with God in the promise, YOUR LIFE, and you too will be a part of God’s blessing… God NEVER breaks a promise!
… He will ALWAYS do what He says… in His time… in His way… He WILL fulfill His promise… do you receive that Blessing?
My Sunday Take Away… tell them about you… the children… they must know you… it IS an EMERGENCY… life disappoints and anger afflicts…. they NEED you… I must NEVER remove myself from the tiny faces that lack YOU…
… and yours… what’s your Sunday Take Away?
The sound of my alarm pierces through my cold, quiet room… I drag my arm around to silence the horrific sound of AWAKE… everything within me wants to lay… to dream… to give thanks… the thought of LIFE captures my senses and I exhale into my day… for today I can get up… for today I have breath… I feel the rush of my heartbeat and the stillness of my soul… and it IS my choice… I will do it… I will confiscate this day… today I will appreciate the “little things”…
The touch of his hand… the sound of her giggle… the trickle of her fingers across the keys… the pat of his tiny fingers through his giant hug… the aroma of java and vision of daylight… the words of their innocence and the passion of the balls bounce… running, tickling, talking, dreaming, sliding and sharing, hopeful moments and endless stares, nose to nose kisses and thumb wars for hours and in the rush of this world… TODAY… I will relish in His gift…
The Little Things… Encounter… Enfold… Enjoy!
Trailer for “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp
Letting go… what does that mean… to loosen a grip… to allow something tangible to slip into space… trade an emotion of control for an empty handed feeling… the thought of letting go leaves me FEELING open, abandoned, selfishly alone… I don’t like letting go…
With the aging of our children, with each extinguished candle, with another milestone attained… we let go… somehow they were ours to hold and caress only to release wildly into their anointed place… we become less and their open road becomes more and once again we find ourselves… letting go!
With each hurtful experience… a harsh word spoken… it cuts deep and painfully penetrates the marrow… it leaves a mark… it stings… a broken promise that gives wings to insecurity… it nestles a quiet, shameful home for abandonment… wounded into letting go!
With a loss that somehow changes a life’s dream… it longs for another touch… for the light to shine through again… for the curtain to open up and breath to fill your lungs… for seclusion to find a companion… and there you are bare, waiting for letting go to be O.K.
For it is good to be near God… for us to cling to the ones we birth and suffocate their destiny, is to trap their soul… it keeps them locked inside… it burns the bridge that leads to His still waters… for it is good to be near God… for us to hold onto our past holds our hope captive… paralyzes our future… thickens our dead skin… builds walls around our heart… for it is good to be near God!
To let go… is to be near God… and it is GOOD to be near God!
Whatever it is that overshadows His joy and paralyzes your hope… that keeps you up at night and eats your noon day lunch… it shatters your dreams and pushes you away from your Father’s embrace…
“but for me it is good to be near God; I have made the Lord God my refuge”… Psalm 73:28
|Launch Day-Our FIRST Service!
Remember when you were little… a special occasion was approaching… the anticipation of what was about take place suddenly rolled in… your belly couldn’t contain that jittery-butterfly feeling… the toes of your feet scraped the floor as your heels launched into the sky… EXCITEMENT had officially settled within your bones… you talked, thought, dreamed about NOTHING else… it was so close you could smell the rush and hear the happy… CONSUMED… your very being was CONSUMED!
THAT’S ME… this weekend engulfs every bit of that emotion! REVOLUTION CHURCH is beginning a NEW chapter in our journey… our feet have launched with EXCITEMENT because of God’s favor and we are CONSUMED with His GOODNESS… WE’RE MOVING… a NEW building, a NEW chapter, a NEW view… a FRESH perspective on where He’s leading and so many KINDRED SPIRITS to journey with…
You CAN’T hide what’s good, you CAN’T contain what’s stirring and you CAN’T withhold the NEW!
Change is hard but He never changes… unwrapping a NEW beginning closes the door of hard… it ushers us into His greatness and fills us with His wonder… This weekend Revolution Church WILL WELCOME our NEW!
Don’t MISS out on His wonder… WELCOME your NEW!
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of heavenly lights, who DOES NOT CHANGE like shifting shadows” James 1:17
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304 East Camperdown Way
Greenville, SC 29601