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2.11.2021 – He Makes Us Able to Thrive

My name…

Heather

It means,

“a small, strong, flowering evergreen shrub that grows low to the ground, and, and is able to grow, and thrive, even on rocky, barren land…”

The “heather” plant is “known for its strength, due to the fact that it can grow in extremely difficult places.”

There is much to a name, isn’t there? Sometimes far more than we’ve ever realized.

And I’m realizing and processing and seeing and hearing this…

If your life has been hard

If you’ve been through a lot of hard things in your lifetime…

It’s probably a clue

That the enemy has been trying to take you out.

an attempt to silence you,

to shut you down—to shut down your growth

to hinder you from living—from living in freedom— fully alive, fully awake…

Fully aware

Because the enemy knows that if you really become aware, and begin to step into who you really are, who God has created you to be, and to be(come)…

…he knows you’ll be a massive threat to his kingdom.

The enemy is aware that you were created to be ABLE to thrive.

So your life may have been hard thus far…

Your life may have been harsh at times, you have have been through some hard things that you don’t even know how you made it through…

This life may have almost crushed you…

But you’re still here, still living and breathing, aren’t you?

And maybe you now find yourself learning the ways of God,

and you’re beginning to see and to realize,

where your life has been transformed,

where your heart has been transformed

Day by day,

Way by way…

And as you walk, you realize you’re starting to live more ALIVE

And you’re waking up to see,

Senses are coming alive

Things are getting even more real.

And even in the midst of all the pain and the hardship and the harshness of the life you’ve endured so far…

Even in the midst of what you’re going through now

You’ve found an unexplainable joy…?

and an unquenchable hunger ✨

for more…

More of Him.

More of “you and Him”…

…learning to live this life here on earth, together.

Learning how to really live in freedom—free from the torment, free from all the “boxes”…

Oh, thank You, Father. ?✨

Yes, the dark side has been trying, in one way or another…

And yes, if “this doesn’t work anymore” they have tried other ways,

other attempts,

other schemes

Attempting to hinder.

…BUT GOD!

He’s showing us the way each day—His way!

And He’s faithful to teach us about His design—for my heart, for your heart.

And it’s more beautiful than words can express.

The enemy has tried, hasn’t he?

And oh, he’s trying

…BUT GOD… He has a plan, He has a will, and He has a way for our lives!

And when we say “yes” to Him, in advance,

“God, I align myself with You! Oh help me to align myself, and my ways with You!”

As we learn to surrender our way, for His…

He’s helping us…

Step by step,

day by day,

puzzle piece by puzzle piece,

clue by clue,

glimpse by glimpse,

revelation by revelation…?✨?

Oh, what an adventure with Him. ??‍♀️

And to the “one” who has not had an “easy life”…

God has made you able to grow and to THRIVE,

even in the most difficult places of your life.

To “thrive” means,

“To grow vigorously; flourish.

To be successful or make steady progress; prosper.

To prosper; flourish; be fortunate or successful.”

Isn’t He wonderful?

“…As a result of our ministry, you are living letters written by Christ, not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God—not carved onto stone tablets but on the tablets of tender hearts. We carry this confidence in our hearts because of our union with Christ before God. Yet we don’t see ourselves as capable enough to do anything in our own strength, for our true competence flows from God’s empowering presence. He alone makes us adequate ministers who are focused on an entirely new covenant. Our ministry is not based on the letter of the law but through the power of the Spirit. The letter of the law kills, but the Spirit pours out life.”—2 Corinthians 3:3-6 TPT

Thank You, Father. ?

-Heather ?

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