In the Arms of His Love

Just a few thoughts moving through my soul today. So…. I am entering into a new phase in my life….my dreams are coming to fruition!  My dreams of traveling to distance lands and connecting on deep levels with the people of these places! My heart is full and rejoices as I realize what I am doing on these mission trips, is connecting to the light within the individuals, that I am having an opportunity to bear my soul witness of the deep love of Jesus and His power to heal.   My prayer is always that they will see and feel Him in me and this is happening by simple eye contact, listening and interacting.  I understand that when each of us feels the all encompassing love of the Savior, our burdens are lightened, our light increases and our capacity to love and be loved expands. This is our whole existence for being on this planet, to experience love in its deepest forms and to participate in creating and expanding it. As I have had this experience in Nicaragua and am preparing for the experience in Africa, I realize that I have felt surrounded by Love. Each day in my desire to connect with others, I find that same reaching out happening. We all deserve to feel that we are in the “Arms of Jesus”, I realize that when we put our arms around others whether literally or energetically, we are becoming His arms and assisting our fellow travelers in feeling that safety and security in knowing they are loved and in the Arms of a Divine Being.

If you ponder for a moment on how it feels to be in the “arms of someone you love” it is a feeling of complete safety and security, of peace and comfort. When the Savior says that we are safe in the arms of his Love that we are encircled about by His love, I believe He is saying, “You are safe, you are in my care, I am watching over you. There is peace, safety, rest, comfort and love available for you at every moment.”  When we send out our love, in the form of words, acts of kindness, acts of service, connection in conversation, hugs…..we are literally helping others feel the love and security in the Savior.  Love is powerful my friends, it truly is the language of the soul and what we truly are seeking for. Love knows no bounds, does not seek to offend, manipulate or control…..only to set free. So today, if you are feeling a little unsure, a little empty….find a way to express your love, wrap your arms around someone and receive. His love is just a hug, a word, a look , an action a way.  Be the Love my friends!  Connect with the light within yourself and others. God bless you today and may you feel His peace and Love always in your hearts.

 

 

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Lessons Learned in Nicaragua

There is so much that I want to share about our humanitarian trip to Nicaragua and I have some many that have asked us about our experience. Honestly, it is difficult to find the words to describe the feelings of our hearts. I was writing in my journal the other day, just starting to write down what I learned, noticed, and all the tender mercies of the Lord! I’m feel impressed to share these with you. In a small way I hope to bring you into the heart of the entire experience. There are so many aspects to this trip, I will strive to share them with grace and ease.

What I learned in Nicaragua:

1. When I feel resistance it doesn’t mean I’m bad or doing something wrong, it means I am changing, I am moving forward, I am doing profound things and I have the opportunity to change my life as well as many others. Also, that Father may be using resistance to protect and keep me close to Him so that I stay safe.

2. Always stay true to the godliness within. Allow myself to just be and to move through experiences however I feel I need to. Take care of self. Honor and glorify God by loving self and others.

3. The love of God knows no bounds. Love is the universal language. Love heals all wounds and surpasses time. Love is the language of the Spirit. It’s not about religion…we are all children of God and He loves each of us and as Disciples of Christ, we exemplify him the best by just loving.

4. Stand for what you believe in. Do not be afraid to be yourself and share your conviction with others.

5. I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

6. I am blessed, running water and flushing toilets are commodities.

7. Electric stoves and ovens, a home….is a commodity.

8. Happiness does not come from having things, it comes from within, it comes from having connection within oneself, God and others.

9. A smile speaks a thousand words and heals a broken heart.

10. Laughter is the best medicine and provides sunshine to the soul.

11. God paints a beautiful sunset, Ocean waves wash away the stress.

12. There is beauty all around if we open our eyes to see, God is in everything.

13. Never give up on your dreams, especially the ones God puts on your heart. Those are the ones we need to give our all too and believe.

14. Faith is believing in what we can’t see, but know in our hearts is true because of the witness of the Spirit of truth.

15. God always provides a way.

16. Jesus is truly the light, the way, and the truth. He is the answer we are all looking for.

 

There were also so many miracles and tender mercies from the Lord. I will share those on another post. So look for PART 2!

 

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Money Friends

How do you think of money? Do you think of money as an object or as a relationship? Money is energy, like everything else and what I’ve learned, is that it is what is in the heart of the beholder that determines the value of money and what it is able to do. What would happen if we looked at money as a relationship and as our friends to empower us in our lives? What would you do to build this relationship into something beautiful and long lasting?  In all relationships there is a give and a receive and there is a great need to forgive. Have you ever taken the time to forgive money, for all the perceived times that you were disappointed or let down?  The more we can clear up our relationship with money and build a quality relationship, the more we will have it flow to us, because it will feel loved and welcome. Now to some, this will sound completely crazy, and that is fine, you don’t have to continue reading …..and to others it will begin to make sense. What would happen if we live our lives with the focus of working in harmony with all the energies around us, in building loving relationships?  What we focus on fills us up and we attract.

We are Creators by nature, do we really understand that what we speak and what we think and put into action on a daily basis becomes?  Instead of focusing on how much debt we have and wanting to become debt free…what would happen if the focus is on  becoming financially free? See the shift in perspective, in words? Which one would you like to attract?  A friend recently pointed out, that the homeless are debt free…..financial abundance in what they do not have. Interesting perspective don’t you think?

Some of us push money away because we do not feel worthy to be wealthy, abundant or to have our needs met. Some of us feel afraid and think it is prideful to want money and to ask for it. Ponder on this….Christ became a millionaire within the first 2 years of his life, by no thought or deed of His own, just because of who He was and because of His mission. We often think of Christ as poor when he walked the earth , I beg to differ. God knows all that we stand in need of and he offers to take care of His own. If it is ungodly to be abundant and rich then why would Christ be given riches from day 1. Do you think it is Godly to live a paupers life if you are serving the one true and living God? Do you really think that the death and destruction that scarcity brings is from God, that it pleases him to see his children suffer this self imposed belief and the effects of it?  I say no – Father says, in my kingdom are many mansions and I go to prepare a place for you.  Mansions!  Abundance! Prosperity!  My friends, it is not godly to live in scarcity….look at the front part of this word….scar or scare.  God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and of sound mind.

In Father’s kingdom all good things are and come to pass to those who love and serve him. Are we serving Him? When we have a desire to do good things, to love one another and to care for each other, we are invocing the powers of heaven to assist us in all things. When we align with heaven, we are aligning with the energy and laws of abundance. How many of us believe that if we ask for “bread” that he will give us a “stone”?  I propose that one of the only reasons we do not see so many of our dreams and righteous desires for abundance and prosperity come to pass is because we give up the faith too soon. We give up the dream and the vision right before it is about to come into material form. There is a timing, a gestational period for some things but how many times have we lost faith or stopped moving forward because we are not seeing the physical manifestation of what we already know deep in our hearts and souls, is already coming? I propose that this is the reason why we do not see growth in our lives. We give up too soon. We must press forward, believing that the things we need and asked for is coming to us now and then act as though it already is.  So give yourself a gift this season, give the gift of a new perspective and belief about money, God and your relationship with  money.  Give yourself the gift of freedom and prosperity!

 

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The Living Christ

In this fast paced, ever changing world, I find myself searching for serenity and deep connection quite often. There are times that I feel that I am literally on a roller coaster….an emotional roller coaster. I feel joy and gratitude and then somewhere I allow a  nasty thought or challenging experience derail me and I am in the depths of stress and worry. That has been my life experience,what pulls me out and sustains me is what I find is important. The Savior of this world, the Creator, Our Advocate with the Father, is my constant stay, go to and safety. In Him I have found only peace and love. Peace and love like I have never known.
Do you ever find yourself feeling empty, looking for something, wanting to fill a void? I have felt this way many times and have found that what I am aching for is LOVE….The pure love of the Living Christ. Do you find yourself looking for connection, pining for peace, a rescue from your deepest fears?  Where can you find this? IN CHRIST.  I believe when we feel that way, we are really looking for is our connection to Christ.

When we think of the term “ the Living Christ” , what comes to mind? Do we really believe that Christ lives, breathes, walks the Earth, that He guides and directs it’s affairs and well as the affairs of his kingdom on earth?  I respond with a resounding yes! Christ does guide the affairs of His church and His gospel.  He does lead and guide those who have been appointed and set apart in his name to do his work. It is His spirit which directs in all things. Spirit is the light of truth, or light energy that everything is made of spiritually first and then physically, which we can feel , but not necessarily see. Christ’s spirit is present, that is actually what it means to live in the present, it means to be conscious, conscious of life. He is the bread of life, the light of the world. So really what we are coming into is Christ Consciousness….a God breathed life. God breathes life into all his works, its how this planet came to be, its how Adam came to be…God breathed life into him. When we are Christ conscious we are aware of Christ energy all around, His spirit  and being guided by Him, woman-taken-in-adultery-948871-gallerytherefore moving by God’s breathe in us. The more we feel it and act upon it the more awake and alert and alive we feel and the more we want. It returns us back to that feeling of Home.
Coming into Christ-Consciousness is coming into the energy space where He resides.  It’s connecting with Him energetically. Its returning to love, its walking in His energy: pure love. I experienced this on a recent trip to Hawaii. I was pondering on His words, reaching out to Him in spirit, wanting to connect and I did, the joy and peace I received was tremendous. I also was taught so much, He would place images in my mind of Him standing by my side, holding my hands, or hold me and I could feel that. At this time, I was impressed to write and testify of the reality of Christ and that He lives and breathes and is present in our lives. He is where peace resides and is the answer to our longings, our aloneness and our healing. He is available at all times, if we but believe. That is the challenge, believing what we feel and sense and see spiritually in our minds eye and not limiting our belief to only things that we can see with our physical eyes. WE are being called to walk by faith, now more then ever, but we also have the ability to truly connect with Christ and have those walls that existed between heaven and earth, no longer exist in the way we have experienced in the past. It is now like a thin sheet or veil, the spiritual realm is very close and therefore when we make the effort to connect to things of the spirit with the intent to do good, to heal or to receive answers, we are able to do this.
Christ is real and I invite you to step into this reality. To believe in a being that is pure love, to connect with Him and to learn how He feels about you, how He speaks to you and allow Him to teach you, heal you and love you. Come into the Consciousness of Christ in all things! There will come a time very soon that this will be the only real thing we will experience in this life, this connection will become the lifeline in discerning between reality and fabrication.

Love- A Call to Action

As I sit and ponder and meditate this morning, thoughts and impressions flow into my mind. My prayers are not for me but for my brothers and sisters upon this earth at this time. Flashes of the women and children being torn away from each other, Fathers being beaten down! The feelings run deep in me as I pray for their deliverance from such evil. I pray that angels surround them and comfort them as I have come to understand that the distance between heaven and earth is really next to none, for the things of the spirit, which we cannot see, truly are all around us. So…how do we call upon the powers of heaven and work in harmony with the unseen angels all around us that walk this earth for the soul purpose of guiding, directing, protecting and comforting the human family? First, we must realize that truly we are children of the most High God, Sons and Daughters of the Powerful Creator and Source of Love and Light. We must come to understand that because of the gift of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, we have been bought with a price and claimed by Deity and in this it is our right to ask for all that we stand in need of for our family, our nation, this world and ourselves, especially as we cultivate the pure desire to love and serve each other. Because of Christ we can become free in our hearts and minds from the blood and sins of this generation and step into a place of power and freedom, unlike this world alone can offer. Freedom is not something that happens on the outside but on the inside 1st. Our Freedom was bought with the price of Christ’s blood which was shed for all and was brought upon him through his willingness to truly feel, experience and carry it all. When He carried the cross, it was not just the physical burden that He carried but more so the sins and sorrows of the world…the cry of every man, woman and child, the deep pain and hatred of the perpetrator, murderer and sinner, the depressed and self loathing mother, the overburdened and afraid father. He bore it all, magnified a hundredfold because of the purity of His soul, to carry such darkness literally was death. He did this purely out of love and His desire to be our Advocate, to be able to walk by our side in this life, to be our friend and our Savior, to embody the love that we need to move all sin, barriers and boundaries.
So, what is the answer to the problems of the world…LOVE. Love for ourselves and love for one another. It seems so simple, too simple…peace, love, happiness. You look at any situation, on a big scale or a small…the problem is a lack of pure love. Love for oneself, for God and for fellow men. Pure love heals all wounds, it empowers us to Forgive and to move forward in greater peace. It places us in a space to be creators of our lives instead of reactors, it gives us courage to stand and fight for our rights when needed. You want to help the world, tap into Love and then ask what you can do and do it! Love IS THE ANSWER.
So this is my call, my call to action! Do something today and every day for the next 30 days to show LOVE. It can be something simple and small or something huge and gigantic, either way you are changing the planet, because when you choose love and you do something to spread that, it creates ripples throughout the earth. It creates a chain reaction, so in this you can literally change the world. So be a creator today and change the world, one action of Love at a time.

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Relationships and Abundance

I have been on a journey to understand how to step into the flow of abundance, especially when it comes to money. Forrest and I have struggled with money management and the making of it through-out our entire marriage and now we are beginning to understand that creating clear connected relationships are directly connected with having a flow of abundance and a good relationship with money. Life is about relationships and the more abundant our relationships the more that shows and comes together in every area of our lives. We can work hard for what we have, but if we are stepping on people and destroying relationships along the way then we are not abundant and we will not appreciate nor keep abundance in our lives. Abundance flows from the inside out, when we are abundant in love and forgiveness and gratitude and faith, we attract more abundance. When we become a resource of love, then we attract resources. Whatever is going on outside of us is a reflection of what is going on inside. If we want to attract abundance in every form then we must become abundant inside, by connecting with the source of abundance…God. One key is in improving our quality of life by improving our quality of connection with others.
Forgiveness is a big piece in assisting us in mending our relationships. Forgiveness assists us in moving out old negative feelings of anger, hatred, defiance, distrust and other negative emotions so that we can have space inside to replace it with love. Love abounds and is abundant in nature, when we are filled with the Love of God we become the energy of abundance and attract the like. It is up to us to invite abundance into our lives, it is a choice. I invite you to ask yourself what relationships you need to mend, where can you forgive and love and create that abundance inside of you? Including mending the relationship with money, money comes when we truly want it to come and have a desire to use the resource that money is, for good. Think about it in a relationship context, do others want to be around us if they don’t feel wanted or they feel used? It’s the same with money, money is energy, like anything else. We are the ones that determine its value and direction in our lives. We decide if it is going to serve us and allow us to be able to serve others on a big scale or not. We decide.
So today, I challenge you to look at your relationships and see where you can do some mending. Get clear on what your feelings are about money and if you need to change some beliefs around it, then …do it! Begin to create abundance inside of you today. God bless us all as we choose love and forgiveness and step in to the power of creating.
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Victory

To my fellow Christians:
Yesterday I had a good talk with myself and as I was finishing up processing, I had some profound thoughts that I wanted to share. I have been feeling so much pressure to perform and do the things I know the Lord has asked me to do, yet I have not done them yet. Today I realized that it isn’t about me at all, its all about it being His work and He is already victorious and will continue to be victorious, so there is no need to worry or fear. If I don’t step up to the plate, someone else will because His purposes will be fulfilled, because He is in charge and it’s not about determining our worth, or us standing in the way of the work, it has nothing to do with us. We just get to decide whether we want to be a worker or not, and decide what kind of a life we want to create. The fact that we live and love Him is testimony enough, making the choice to come to earth we solidified our standing with Him and so when we invite Him in we have access to all that He offers. This life is purely about learning and creating: learning how to become creators. We need to stop being scared of opposition and stop thinking that Satan has power over us that we don’t have control over. We are all players on a stage, the opposition is simply a catalyst for growth….period. And the adversary only has as much power over us and we give him. Those who have accepted Christ as their Savior and strive each day to remember him and emulate him…..are already victorious, because He was victorious on the cross. This life is not about us, its about something so much bigger…LOVE LEARNING and JOY!

If you feel like your life has just been one drama after another, one challenge after another, one uphill battle after another, just know you are right where you need to be and you have no need to think that you are worthless, that your life is meaningless, that you have accomplished nothing in this battle of life! If you are still breathing, standing and have an inkling of hope and faith….You are victorious! Even if you don’t feel like this today, just know, it’s coming! You are God’s child and he made you to be victorious! Lean on Jesus’s victory! Love you guys! Have a victorious day thru Christ the Lord!