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The Painful Purification Process

“Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.”—Psalm 19:12 Have you ever prayed this? He’ll do it, oh, He will do it. God will test us, and sometimes in that time of testing things will rise to the surface of our hearts, and we’ll feel the pain. A “test” from God… Read More The Painful Purification Process

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Surrendering in Order to Grow

Well, this morning has been “unusual”… 🙃 …out of my “norm”… You see, I was “kicked out” of my usual spot at the table this morning by my husband, who had an early morning zoom call. 😊 And now I’m currently sitting outside, on the porch of my unfinished “study (to-be)” —with my cat sitting… Read More Surrendering in Order to Grow

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“…for then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.”

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.“—Matthew 5:8 “Come and see what God has done: he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.”—Psalm 66:5 “Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped…”—Isaiah 35:5 “If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you… Read More “…for then your eyes will open to see more and more of God.”

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“Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

“What marvelous love the Father has extended to us! Just look at it—we’re called children of God! That’s who we really are. But that’s also why the world doesn’t recognize us or take us seriously, because it has no idea who he is or what he’s up to. 2-3 But friends, that’s exactly who we are:… Read More “Look with wonder at the depth of the Father’s marvelous love…”

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2:22 AM this morning…

I woke up, wide awake— around 2:22 AM this morning… …and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I immediately thought of this verse when I looked at the time… “He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.“—Daniel 2:22 …and I was drawn to go sit at the… Read More 2:22 AM this morning…

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Just around the corner…

I am in an interesting place within the season I’m in. And it FEELS like this season may be nearing the end… There is a sense of… “…it feels like something new and different is just around the corner… but I have no idea what it looks like—I don’t know what it could be, exactly…because… Read More Just around the corner…

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The deadly desire to be “more like them” and “less like me”…

I want to be honest about something… There is a desire—a struggle that sometimes rises up from within my soul… …it’s a desire to be “more like ‘them’, and less like me“… And I don’t like it, I don’t want to see it… but when it rises to the surface I must face it, I… Read More The deadly desire to be “more like them” and “less like me”…

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Spiritual Nourishment

“O God, how extravagant is your cherishing love!    All mankind can find a hiding place    under the shadow of your wings.8 All may drink of the anointing from the abundance of your house.    All may drink their fill from the rivers of Eden.9 The fountain of life flows from you to satisfy me.    In your light of holiness we receive the light of revelation.“—Psalm 36:7-9 TPT… Read More Spiritual Nourishment

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Better than we can imagine…

“I don’t think the way you think.    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”        God’s Decree.“For as the sky soars high above earth,    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies    and don’t go back until they’ve… Read More Better than we can imagine…

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For Great is Your Mercy, You Deliver my Soul from Darkness

“Teach me more about you, how you work and how you move,    so that I can walk onward in your truth    until everything within me brings honor to your name.With all my heart and passion I will thank you, my God!    I will give glory to your name, always and forever!You love me so much, and you have… Read More For Great is Your Mercy, You Deliver my Soul from Darkness

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Breaking loose of the old, stepping into the new…

When God moves… I want to move with Him. I do not want to be left behind in whatever it is that I’m clinging to. And so… I move on, I move forward with Him… …into the “new” into all that He has for me to step into. My God…💝 …I’m coming with You. 🏃🏻‍♀️🌅… Read More Breaking loose of the old, stepping into the new…

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A Grand Opportunity

Do you know how you “know things”… …and then the Lord takes you into a “deeper knowing” of that particular thing? Not in an intellectual way— but in a “heart-knowing” kind of way… A deeper realization… An “understanding” that you didn’t have before. A “seeing” that you couldn’t see before. But now there’s a clearing…… Read More A Grand Opportunity

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Drawing us Into His Heart

This morning feels so simple… Short and sweet. 🧁 I don’t feel wordy, and that is okay. 😆 Father, thank You… 💝 for the one, true Way to Your heart— through our Lord, Jesus Christ. 🌹 And thank You, Father… for the multifaceted, multicolored ways—in Christ, through Christ… the ways of Your Spirit, that You… Read More Drawing us Into His Heart

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The Wrestling Match of the Soul

“So then, my dear ones, just as you have always obeyed [my instructions with enthusiasm], not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation [that is, cultivate it, bring it to full effect, actively pursue spiritual maturity] with awe-inspired fear and trembling [using serious caution and… Read More The Wrestling Match of the Soul

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When the “hunger” begins to fade…

Have you ever been so excited and motivated about something that God is doing in your life… “super-charged” …something that He’s been stirring up in your heart— a “hunger”… …only for it to suddenly “fade”… And you’ve found yourself in a different place. And you wonder, “Father, what happened?” “Where did the hunger, the excitement,… Read More When the “hunger” begins to fade…

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Trust, Obey…and Keep Trusting.

We like to see quick results, don’t we? I mean, I do. It’s one thing to keep at something that leads to quick, obvious results—when we can quickly see the effectiveness… But it’s another thing—another kind of challenge—to obediently keep at something the Lord leads us to when we cannot see the results yet… when… Read More Trust, Obey…and Keep Trusting.