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Open Yourself To Love!

There are times in life when we are afraid to love, because we think it might make us vunerable to manaipulation and/or open us to the danger of having our life screwed up in some way. This fear is the exact opposite of what love is all about. It is in our receiving and sharing of love that our created purpose is fulfilled and our life is opened up for blessings and growth.

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.” -1 John 4:18

By throwing open the doors, opening the windows and tearing down the self errected walls of our lives, we make ourselves available to really living. Anything less is a lie, a watered down version of the truth we were created in and for. The objective of this human experience is to discover our true self and reveal that self to others so they may experience blessings and grow along side of us.

A seed grows best in tender soil, so we need to take on and take out the hardness that is caused by the constant misfeeding of our ego. Often in our effort to defend ourselves, we reveal our real weakness and open our life to the attacks that can take us down and out, if not dealt with properly.

Strength that is controlled, directed and focused is greater than strength that is unbridled, wild and distracted. We have unlimited supernatural power, but we limit often thend to limit it with our unbelief, lack of discipline and unwillingness to control our thoughts.

Identify and begin to remove the walls you have errected for your protection, because they are doing more harm than good. Get rid of the barriers that get in the way of the free flow of love into and out of your life. Take on and take out fear and any sources that feed and grow it in your day to day operations. Open your heart, mind and life to give and receive, just as your Creator God gives and receives.

When you open yourself to receive God and His love, God and His love fill you to overflowing with the supernatural power and unlimited blessing of creation, which grows real peace in all that you do…

Be Yourself And Be Happy!

I love to hike and one of the things that I have learned about hiking is that I have to hike at my own pace or I do not enjoy the experience. I like to hike with others, but I can try to keep up with them or slow down so they can keep up with me, because then I get frustrated and miss the joy of the moment. We hikers have a saying: “Hike Your Own Hike!” which means to hike the way you want to hike – fast or slow, hard or soft, at your pace that allows you to enjoy every moment of the adventure.

Life is a lot like hiking on a trail, but so many of us are missing the joy of life, because we are trying to hike someone else’s hike. We look at “so and so” and they seem to have it made and so we try to hike their hike by looking like them, acting like them, trying to have what they have and we end up totally frustrated and can’t figure out why, so we select another “so and so” and begin the process all over, only to expereince the same frustration and miss out on the joy we were created for and that was created for us.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.” -Psalms 37:23-24

We have to learn in this life to hike our own hike or live our own life. Stop trying to fit in and be happy just being yourself. I am going to let you in on a little secret: Not everyone in this life is going to like you. Not everyone is always going to agree with your choices. Not everyone is going to applaude your successes and understand your failures, but your life is not for everyone else, it is for you and the people that God brings across your path for you to bless and be blessed by, while you are on your journey. When you learn this, accept this and begin to live this, you will expereince the miracle of joy, happiness and fulfillment.

Look for your trail and then once you get on it, hike it the way you want to hike it and enjoy every step of the amazing journey that has been marked out for you…

Loving With All You Got!

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” -Matthew 22:37

To grow my heart, mind and soul is the goal. I want a bigger heart, a more open mind and a soul that freely flows through the vallies and mountain tops of life.

My prayer is that my heart might grow to include others, no matter who they are or where they come from in the circle of love that blesses me everyday. I pray that my mind may always be open to grow and learn new things from all the walks of life. I pray that my soul may know itself in a more intimate way that allows me to truly be in touch with all that I am.

May my heart not become hard, but grow soft as it seeks to becoe fertile soul for the seeds of love planted by my Creator. May my mind not become closed and dark, but open and filled with the light of wisdom that flows from on high. And may my soul not become enslaved to the waeriness that becomes an end to so many, but may it break the chains that seek to hold it in bondage and fly free to experience all it was created for.

Thoughts are very powerful things and when my heart, mind and sould are right, my thoughts have the power to create a life that cannot be explained. A growing heart, open mind and free soul empowers a life to be lived to it’s fullest and makes every moment a treasure.

As I am loved, may I also love with all of myself – heart, mind and soul…