Uprooted

Uprooted

This is how I know they had a GREAT day!

I am so blessed. Truly. I had another amazing conversation with Landon tonight, my 10 year old. So powerful.

I’m so thankful for being able to see myself as the woman I am. The ways God has (and continues to!) morphe me since 2015 is absolutely outrageous! ❤️ Humility is a beautiful thing and it is how we develop. I can’t imagine being too afraid to speak of my trials because then no one would be able to SEE, not just hear and be told, how GREAT GOD IS! Your perspectives change (not all at once but in His time, when you’re ready), you start feeling JOY again, you’re able to see people as a LIVING PERSON and empathize with others before even thinking of passing some sort of judgment, you LEAD YOUR CHILDREN by an EXAMPLE that you are 100 percent confident in because you’re not being lead by your flesh but by SPIRIT, your seeds FINALLY take root because the soil they have fell upon is GOOD, you notice that you your home is more in order because YOU are no longer harboring internal chaos, you figure out what the real desires of your heart are, and you realize that your life does HAVE PURPOSE when you truly, sincerely, and genuinely walk with the Lord. He knows your heart! You can’t fool him! 💜 Thank you, Jesus! And for giving me an incredible husband to experience all of this with and to just grow in the Lord and in purpose with!

I don’t make excuses anymore. I face my problems head on. As soon as I told God I was ready to start tearing down my strongholds, in 2015, it’s been one chain, one stronghold after the other – GONE, UNBOUND, UPROOTED. And He isn’t finished with me yet!! Some valleys were longer and deeper than others, some far more painful but the outcome of that pain is beauty! It’s strength, love, identity, purpose, knowledge, wisdom, joy, happiness, and so so so much more!

When I was in my last season which was preparing my soil, there were so many trials. Within the last week, I have FELT a few of my seeds take ROOT in that soil I churned up and cleared out. 🙏🙌

Thankfullness; have you ever rested in it?

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her 💜

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Preparing Your Garden – Planting & Tending – Part 7

Preparing Your Garden – Planting & Tending – Part 7

I haven’t been feeling in the writing mood the last couple days. I know the enemy is trying to take away my desire and fire. However, I still have that desire and the fire of the Holy Spirit. So let’s continue…

SEED OF TRUTH: Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ

What words does Paul use to describe our position before Christ in verse 12? We were seperate from Him. But what does Paul say that has changed all that? That we’ve been brought near by the Blood of Christ!

PLANT THE SEED

Quietly recite today’s focus verse (below) to yourself. Hide it in your heart and meditate on it throughout the rest of today and tomorrow.

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.”

Ephesians 2:13

WATER THE SEED

In 1 Peter 2:10 we are told, “Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” So often we find ourselves feeling as though we are unable to draw as near to the Lord as we would like. There seems to be a wall. As you meditate on your scripture today, focus on the truth that the Lord has brought you near, the wall has been busted down, and you are able to enter into His room at anytime. Make the most of your day today by reciting this scripture over and over and choosing to believe what it says instead of how you feel.

BEAR THE FRUIT

Brought near by the blood of Christ.

CLOSE IN PRAYER

Ask the Lord to bring to life all that has been planted in your heart today.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her

The Seven Roles of the Holy Spirit – Day Seven

The Seven Roles of the Holy Spirit – Day Seven

It’s day seven of this devotional and it’s also the last. I pray that this devotional has moved you as much as it has me. Please take a moment to share my articles if you feel led to do so. In this time, it is crucial that we spread the word of God and that we show and teach others how important and crucial it is to know the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit Is Our Refiner

When the Spirit came upon the 120 disciples in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost, He was manifested in primarily two ways: (1) the sound of a rushing wind and (2) flames of fire that miraculously appeared on each person’s head. We do not know the exact nature of this fire; it obviously was not physical fire or it would have burned everyone’s hair! It was most likely the visual manifestation of the Spirit’s presence. But most assuredly this fire also represents to us the holiness of God.

Are you willing to allow God to purify you, even in hidden areas? Suppose you have lived in the same house for 24 years and you decide to move. The process of packing and cleaning that house is never easy. Imagine what you will see if you pull your refrigerator out from the wall to put it on the moving van.

It has been in the same corner of the kitchen for a long time. No one has ever swept under it. The tile would be filthy. The floor might be caked with layers of grime, dust, stray nutshells, specks of rotted food, lost hair bands, dog hair, and unidentified stains that have been there for more than two decades. Yuck! This would require some special cleaning to get your house ready for a new owner.

It is a scary thought, but you may have areas such as this in your own life. Sometimes we hide our secret sins in private compartments. We know how to mask our ugliest attitudes. But when the Spirit comes in power, He comes to scour us of our grit and grime.

He moves the furniture around in our lives in order to cleanse us of resentment, anger, shame, addictive behavior, and so many other things that can create distance between us and God. I encourage you to open your heart to the Spirit’s fire.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her 💜