Category Archives: journey

Never Alone!

I love country music and one of my favorite country music singers is Willie Nelson. One of my favorite songs that Willie sings is “You Were Always On My Mind!” in which he laments all the things he did not do that he should have done, but still wants to make it clear that the object of his desire was always on his mind. It’s a beautiful song and a beautiful thought.

It’s a thought that is reality for us with our Creator. We are always on the mind of God, because God is always with us. There is no where we can go to escape God’s presence and power. We may not sense that God is here, but that is usually because we are not looking or listening.

God is always at work in our lives and on our behalf. God invites us to join in that work of creation and manifest miracles for ourselves and others, if we are paying attention.

7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. Psalms 139:7-12

There is always something happening, life is a work in progress and the pieces are constantly moving and rearrangin themselves, so that God/Love may be revealed and life purpose fulfilled.

We live in a great big Universe and are a vital part of the divine tapestry that continually invites us into the soul work of growing in and with the blessing we were created for and that was created for us. God could never forget you, because you are the stuff of God – made in God’s image and endowed with supernatural power.

Open your eyes to God’s guidance. Open your ears to God’s direction. Open your heart to God’s blessings by remembering that we are all ONE, never separated, but always complete together and this is what we were created for…

REBIRTH!

The Scriptures speak of being born again. This has always been a fascinating and at the same time, confusing consideration. It is fascinating because, we want to understand, it is confusing because, most of us usually don’t make the effort. But we should, because while being born again is not necessairly an easy work, it is a very necessary one.

To be born again is to be born of the spirit and it is a spiritual process. It is the re-awakening to our potential and while it does require some effort on our part, it is our God, Spirit, Lord, Christ, Source, who does the heavy lifiting. Spiritual labor, just like physical labor can be challenging and tiring. It is work from the inside – out. It involves us surrendering our will and coming to a place of giving up, letting go, and allowing our heart to grow tender.

“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” -John 3:3

In the spiritual labor of being born again, it does not matter who gets the credit, who is right, who is wrong, how long it takes, what the opinions of others might happen to be or who gets the prize??? The only thing that matters is the end result and some where along the way, we begin realize that all of our effort is just not enough. In the tired weariness of living in this old sin sick world, we finally surrender, give up and allow ourselves to rest in the arms of our Creator. It is at this place that the miracle of rebirth begins to happen.

Being reborn is finding the love we’ve been searching for all of our lives. Once we are reborn, we quickly find comfort in our new skin, because we understand that we are loved. We are loved because we were created by love and for love. We are not so easily distracted by the stuff of this world, because we finally understand that we are just passing through to a better and more perfect place. We experience freedom that sets us free from fear and allows us to overcome any and all challenges with love, sweet love.

This new energy of love opens up a whole new spiritual world within the physcial world of our dwelling, which offers us opportunities for growth outside of ourselves and into the supernatural. It is within the supernatural, that we find the strength, maturity and spirit to grow as we have never grown before. This growth in grace is the sweet and beautiful gift that we were created and re-created for, so please make sure that you enjoy it, every baby step of the way…

How To Not Miss The Beauty Of Life!

There is beauty all around us, we only have to open our eyes to see and observe all that is amazing, wonderful and majestic. There is music for us to dance to, if we will just turn our ears to hear and listen for the beat of a different drum, the wind as it blows through the trees or the sound of nature as it awakes and plays with the day. There is pleanty to touch us, heal us and lift us up, if and when we allow our hearts to feel and experience the love that surrounds us, the hope that fills us and the miracles that bless us.

Our probelm is that we often miss the seeing, hearing and feeling of life because we allow ourselves to become distracted by the illlusions of life that convince us that life is something other than what it really is. We think that life is work, posessions or opinions, when in reality, life is life. There is an old saying that says: “Be careful or you might miss the forest for the trees.” I say: “Be careful or you might miss life because of what you think life is supposed to be.

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” -Psalms 19:1-3

If we will take the time to reframe our thinking, so that we might tap back into the way we were originally created to think, we will see beatuiful manifestations of divinity all around us. We will hear the sweet music of all of creation singing praise to our purpose. And we will feel, really feel the gorgeous feelings that words cannot even come close to explaining.

We are surronded by evidence that reminds us that this world is an amazing place, filled with incredible, gifted people. That there are amzing opportunities and unexplainable miracles waiting just around the next corner. Embrace the senses that God has given you and open yourself up to experience the flow of incredible blessings that make life worth the living.

Stop hiding in the distractions of busyness and missing the miracles that visit to fellowship with you, grow you and bless you. Nature surrounds us with beauty, friendships bless us with healing tenderness and miracles do not have to be seen or heard, only experienced. Open yourself up to the something better you were created for and enjoy this amazing gift called life… You will be glad you did!