The Beauty of Being Grounded.. #Hopeoeverflowing

Life is so unpredictable isn’t it ?

Things totally can: and will change on a dime.

Trying to stay in my lane…

Keeping my heart and mind grounded in the light of God’s goodness.

He is love, he is hope, he is kindness, and patience and all things light…

If we stay out of the weeds of darkness and judgment and jealousy… bitterness and worry, comparison and failure…. we immediately feel His softness and light feed our souls …

His love brings me to my knees…

His forgiveness whispers to my heart, and fills me with surrender and love and so much mercy…

His truths keep my grounded in hope, and inspired to be better… to do better :)

When doubts and frustrations tug at my heart, I am learning to immediately run into His arms, hold him tight, and let Him cleanse my heart of any darkness trying to creep into the light of His love…

It really is the only way to light and freedom :)

“… and I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them.

I will take away their hearts of stone and give them tender hearts instead….”

Ezekiel 11:19

Dear Heavenly Father,

How I thank you for your undying hope and loving encouragement…

When the days seem unclear and hope feels distant…  I praise you for your words of love and beauty that shed light over my darkness.

Your comfort sets my heart free, and I am once again walking on solid ground…

I love You, Jesus.

In your name I pray,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

God, He’s a Way Maker for Sure… #Hopeoverflowing

Good morning Sunday!

Today I pray for bondage’s to be broken…

May we would enter Your gates with thanksgiving and praise, remembering Your love has no boundaries…

Your love reaches to the heavens surrounding us with hope and favor…

Enter His gates with thanksgiving; Go into His courts with praise.

Give thanks to Him and bless His name.

For the Lord is good.  His unfailing love continues forever.  And

His faithfulness continues to each generation…”

Psalm 100:1-5

May we find peace in His faithful love.

Dear Heavenly Father,

You know the trials surrounding and swirling around our lives; and our hearts…

You know the bondage’s that need to be broken…

The darkness that needs to be destroyed…

Cleanse that darkness, Oh Lord,  and shine YOUR beautiful light of loving kindness in every dark place in my heart, and the hearts of the people I love…

Your love is the ultimate truth, and I come before you believing that our stories aren’t finished yet…

That you are making a way, and cradling us in the mean time…

How beautiful and gracious and lovely is your touch…

I love you Jesus…

In Your Name I pray,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

We Our Only A Moment… #Hopeoverflowing

Life is full of ups and downs… highs and lows…

Anchoring your heart to the God of  HOPE is the first step to freedom and light…

Seek His words of comfort…

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed..”

Psalm 34:18

Focus on the goodness of His truth…

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

Absorb positive energy, do NOT let ANY ;negative talk corrupt your heart and pull you off the path of hope and goodness…

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to the Most High.  It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning and faithfulness in the evening…”

Psalm 92:1-2

Dear Heavenly Father,

How I praise your Holy name…

I come before you this new day, thanking you for your faithfulness and truth…

Truth can look so different when its not from you… How I praise you for the purity of your love, and the fierceness of  YOUR  faithfulness.

”  This is a true saying.  If we die with him, we will also live with him.  If we endure hardship, we will reign with him.  If we deny him, he will deny us.  If we are unfaithful, He remains faithful.  For he cannot deny himself…”

2 Timothy 2:11-13

He cannot deny himself…

God you are faithful…

I will rest my heart in the palm of your hands…

I Believe in your care… I believe in your goodness that says everything that happens in and around me will be made to something beautiful even if I can’t or don’t see it now…

Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight…”

Proverbs 3:5

I love you Jesus…

In Your Name,

I pray,

Amen

Dear friend… He cares more about you than you could ever imagine…

He sees your sorrow… He knows our pain. Let him be your great comforter and strength…

We are only for a moment…

Let your moments be full of hope…

I love you!

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

Life is Short… #Hopeoverflowing

Cruelty is always possible…

Savior the sweetness of God’s touch…

He chose His servant David, calling him from the sheep pens.

He took David from tending the ewes and lambs and made him

the Shepard of Jacobs descendants, God’s own people, Israel.

He cared for them with a true heart and led them with skillful hands.”

Psalm 78:70-72

God cares for you with a true heart…

He is always in the good you chose to see.

Some days we need to look deep within our hearts and thank Him for all the ways you know He has touched your life…

The goodness you didn’t deserved…

The mercy that once brought you to your knees…

The gentleness of His touch when cruelty seemed to be all around you.

Celebrating God’s love is always the answer.

If you need to do better…

Then do better…

There is true freedom in letting goodness guide your path…

There is light in letting things be, and loving right where you are…

Share grace even when it doesn’t feel deserved…

Love the hurting…

Seek kindness whenever you can…

Always remember the children, and the grownups, are watching you… and

not so much listening :)

Be who you know you are from the inside out, and those children and grownups  will

see the light of God that burns deep within and they will be drawn to that light, and

touched by the warmth of love… of freedom, of joy and goodness…

Always remembering that nothing is forever, and tomorrow is never promised…

Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone especially to those in the family of faith…”

Galatians 6:10

Fill your heart with all that is good…

And be done with all the rest.

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

Sundays Are For Letting Go…#Hopeoverflowing

“Keep your chin up, trust God & believe in good things to come.” Thanking God for all the sweet and good things He does..

Dear Jesus… How I thank you for all the sweet and beautiful things you do… I will breathe in your love and goodness …. And breathe out all the negative and self condemning thoughts ..

Thank you for your love and warmth over my heart and life…

“The Lord hears his people when they call to him.  He rescues them from all their troubles . The Lord is close to the broken-hearted . He rescuers those whose spirits are crushed .”

Live in love,

Lisa

#justdoit🙌😊 #breatheitoutletigo✌️#hisloveneverfails ✨#Sundaysareforlettinggo👌💛

Then What?… #Hopeeverflowing

If not love, then what?

To me the “then what” is a dark abyss… It’s a place where life is cruel…

We Judge and argue…

We become jealous and critical…

A place where bitterness can root its seed and the next thing we know…

fear or anger  have set our hearts in the wrong direction…

A careful heart that says I hear you…

A thoughtful touch that quietly speaks 1000 words…

What a life changing feeling when you feel understood, loved… cared for.

When you “just love”  you inspire others to “just love” too :)

So lets guard our thoughts. Bring them into the light of what is good and right and true and praiseworthy…

That’s the sweet place where the Holy Spirit thrives deep in our soul…

The place where love sets us free from the bondage of darkness and despair…

How I pray we take every thought captive remembering the weight of “then what” is not ours to carry…

And now, dear brothers and sisters, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable… if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things…”

Philippians 4:8

Choose LOVE.

Choose LIGHT…

Choose GOODNESS over darkness.

Choose to live a life of love…  EVERY DAY…

Help us, Dear Heavenly Father,

May we know when our thoughts are drifting to darkness.

May your love and wisdom fill our thoughts to overflowing.

May you help me to take every dark thought captive.

May we recognize any thought  that is not pleasing to you and let it be destroyed and replaced with the beauty of light…

For that is where our freedom to grow and love and live is formed…

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

2 Corinthians 10:5

Thank you, Heavenly Father, that you already see the good in our hearts…

You have already placed your love and goodness in our soul… You have set us free…

You have made us beautiful in your eyes… How lovely is that….

Thank you for the reminder of how important it is to keep our thoughts in the light of goodness and grace…

May we know learn to live your beauty in all situations..

I love you…

I need you…

And

I am so grateful for your word that never stops inspiring me to be all that YOU know I am.

Your love humbles me, softens me… YOUR love sets me free…

How I praise your Holy Name…

In Jesus Name,

I pray,

Amen…

Live in Love Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

Chasing the Heart of God… #Hopeoverflowing

Ahhhhhh…

The heart of God.

There is so much beauty in each pretty word, isn’t there!

To chase goodness sets my heart in motion and gives me clear guidance in all things life :)

Seeking the heart of God is the most beautiful freedom I know…

“May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation… those good things that are produced in your life by Jesus Christ… for this will bring much glory and praise to God”

Philippians 1:11

A Beautiful Thing Is Never Perfect… #Hopeoverflowing

It’s true!

Life is never going to be perfect…

So maybe today… instead of worrying or wanting or wishing… fighting or pushing…

You just let go…..

Don’t let fear of the unknown creep in and keep you from living…

from loving…

from being the beautiful YOU that YOU are.

God has called YOU by name, and placed YOU right where you are.

You have all His love….

-And-

All of His heart…

His strength surges from His hand straight into your heart  :)

Keep your thoughts locked in His power..

He is your strength in times of trouble…

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…”

Psalm 46:1

Our hope in days of despair..

“So do not be afraid, for I am with you.  Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.

I will strengthen you and help you.  I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

Our peace in times of confusion…

“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding

in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your path straight…”

Proverbs 3:5

The very things we cannot control are the very things we aren’t supposed to control :)

Letting God enter your circumstances is our pathway to freedom…

Though we cannot see him, we can know that He is present.  He is available.  He is working things out for HIS glory…

Our part is to not manipulate … interfere …. or guide our situation in the direction we think it should go…

Letting go is not reckless….

When I let go, you put prayer in place of action….

Sometimes, we have to train our mind to seek God’s hope… in place of our desire :)

So, maybe, today, instead of worrying and wanting and pushing and fighting…

YOU Let go….

You take a step toward peace…

Today, show up in your life, seek goodness, seek light…

Let God have the battle… He is the great I am.

He is the great Victor :)

“Let go and let the river bring you home….” // Unknown

Live in Love,

Lisa

Dear Heavenly Father…

I need you.  I need your strength and your power….

My body is weak, my days consumed….

But Your love is my everything…

May my life bring you glory…

May we live to please and honor the goodness you are injecting all around our

hearts and days…

You have plans to give us hope… You are drawing love and goodness into our little

worlds, and may that be enough to keep our hearts strong and 

our light bright :)

Thank you for so much sweetness…

I trust you…

And I love you,

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to

those called according to His purpose.”

Romans 8:28

 

 

 

Chosen and Appointed… #Hopeoverflowing

When you see your life as chosen, loved, and completely filled with God’s sweet purpose, it’s a different perspective all together…

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go 

and bear fruit… fruit that will last…and so that whatever you ask in my name

the Father will give you…”

John 15:16

Whenever I read those words I am stopped in my tracks… It’s amazing to me that my life is completely in His hands…

You were chosen to make a difference right where you are…

To lay aside our worries and fears and let His love burst through our lives for all His Glory and all His ways…

The Bible says He will give you what you ask… Seek His love… His heart… His truth… and joy… If you ask for these things, you can be sure God will fill your heart to overflowing..

As you fill your heart with hope, and joy, and truth, others will see God’s goodness flowing from HIS heart to theirs…

We were chosen to love the hurting…. to give grace to the broken.

Don’t let the burdens of life weigh you down…

Keep your focus on loving others…

This is the answer to all the questions…

Love others as God has loved you :)

It makes life simple when you live as chosen… as loved, and for His purpose.

Love on, Dear one, Love on!

Live in Love,

Lisa