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8.28.2020 – “Surprise!”

I love it when the Lord just completely wrecks me in my time with Him…. ?❤️

…when I’m quick to feel whatever it is that He wants me to feel and know deeply within my heart.

A deeper than deep kind of realization. ? An area of my heart awakening to what feels almost like a joyful, heavenly surprise.

He wrecked me this morning as I filled up the last 2 pages of my current journal.

It feels like it’s been a little while since He’s wrecked me in quite this way.

Something about this morning has left me feeling refreshed and alive.

…like whatever He planted in me has began to grow into the light the tiniest little bit, just enough that I am able to see it in a way I couldn’t see it before…. it’s tangible. ?

I love that our God is a God who takes our trials and leads us into triumph. ☀️

He takes our weaknesses… He takes our trials, and He transforms them into something usable— something He can use to create, and to build, and to bring life and redemption to.

Perhaps it’s something in our lives—a way about us that has brought much destruction in our lives over the years, or something that we’ve feared or ran from…things we’ve tried to hide about ourselves…areas about ourselves we thought were hopeless…

He takes that “thing” and it’s like He says,

Surprise! This is what I had planned for you all along and you had no idea! ? ✨You saw yourself so far in the opposite direction…. but this is what I have always desired for your life. You are stepping into and becoming who I designed you to be.?”

The difficulties we face in our lives…. don’t let those overly concern you.

Because these difficulties can give us an exciting clue into the things God is wanting to do—an exciting glimpse that reveals a hint of His perfect plan and design for our lives.

The enemy was trying his best to shut you down, to cut you off, to destroy the beautiful thing God put into your design….

And guess what? The enemy’s attempt backfired….on so many levels.

The areas the enemy has tried to make you think have been “officially shut down”? …God is bringing them to light, and restoring them to life! ??✨☀️

Thank You, Father. ? Thank You for what You infused into my heart this morning. ?✨ May it explode into all of those who read these words this morning! ?

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” —Romans 8:28

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.” —Ecclesiastes 3:11

-Heather ?

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