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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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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