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

 

 

Covered In Kisses :)… #Hopeoverflowing

On the day that you were born God kissed your tiny little nose; He poured His spirit of love all over your heart, and said this one is mine…

He covers your steps in love, and the brillence of His light shines all around you!

He grounds you in goodness…

He touches your days with the purity of His love… He adores you.

Ahhhh The Goodness of His love!

So don’t let the world taint you, you have a purpose in goodness, and your strength is in His care.

You are Sonkissed… (See what I did there :) XoXo

Have the best day!

Live in Love,

Lisa

The steps of the Godly are directed by the Lord.

He delights in every detail of their lives.

Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the

hand.”

Psalm 37: 23-24

 

 

Shine That Light, Yo… #Hopeoverflowing

Strength and sensitivity are soulmates // Rune Lazuli

I love that :)

Being strong doesn’t mean you close your mind and heart to listening and caring about others….

Being sensitive doesn’t mean you aren’t strong :)

If you watch the news at all, it seems like everyone is full of anger or rage or hate…. But, as I’ve noticed, not everyone is buying into that, and  I will super not  buy into that.. at all :)

Loving and caring… Listening and sharing…

Being gentle in tough situations, being kind when you are up against anger…

These are just a few of the things my soul urges me to do…

There is peace in goodness…

There is life in love…

We don’t have to be who the world urges us to be…  We can choose who we want to be…

 

“Do any of you want to live a live that is long and good?

Then watch your tongue!

Keep your lips from telling lies.

Turn away from evil and do good,

work hard at living in peace with others.”

Psalm 34: 11

Work hard at living in peace with others…

Let your heart sing a song of joy way above the tide of confusion…

Let your soul have the freedom to shine in purity, hope and so much goodness…

You are beautiful to God…

You have purpose in living a life of love.

Your kindness matters more than you know :)

“Let your gentleness be evident to all.

The Lord is near.”

Philippians 4:5

Rock on love zapper…

Rock on!  :)

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

 

Now Is The Time… :) #Hopeoverflowing

I love my watch!

It reminds me to stop… to breath.. to be available and open…

Now is in our next breath…

Now is this exact moment, I will make the conscious decision to stop, drop, and pray…

Dear Jesus…

Draw me close… You know me better than I know myself.

My heart feels overwhelmed. My mind racing like a crazy person :)

I just want to thank you…

I want to cry out with all my heart and thank you… You never give up on me… You love and adore and fight for me..

I give you my day… My heart and my time…

I need to slow down in body and soul..

To breathe in what is true and right and good…

You are true.  Your goodness is right… And Your love is good!

And now dear brothers and sisters one final thing.  Fix your thoughts on

what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable.

Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

Philippians 4:8

Your faithfulness is pure, and lovely… and loving others with gentleness and grace is always so admirable and good for our souls…

Please don’t let me be so busy in my head that I neglect what is right in front of me…

I want to lay down my crazy, and wrap myself up in your arms… I pray for those who are hurting around me, and pray you will meet them right where they are…

I love you so much, and I thank you for calling me to be yours…

Amen…

We don’t want to let our hearts and thoughts side line us.  We don’t want to be so preoccupied with worry and anxiety that we miss the goodness right in front of us!

Breathing in the moments of now refreshes my mind and cleanses my heart.

Whispering a prayer of thankfulness gives God the wide open opportunity to speak to my heart and calm my fears…

He is always near… He is waiting for you to acknowledge and come to him…

“You know when I sit and when I stand up.  You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.”

Psalm 139:2

He already knows everything … He knows you need Him, and He loves you the best!

He deeply desires to cover your heart in His love…

“Your goodness is so great!  You have stored up great blessing for those who honor you.

You have done so much for those who come to you for protection blessing them before

the watching world.  You hide them in your presence, safe from those who conspire against them…”

Psalm 31: 1-20

His goodness is so great!

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

 

Dance with The Waves… #Hopeoverflowing

 

 

No matter what you are facing…

There’s a place you can go…

A place where light shines and glory is known…

“I love your sanctuary, Lord, the place where your glory shines…”

Psalm 26:8

How beautiful the space of glory.

Unmatched in brilliance and sewn in with love.

He draws the heavy burdened, and weary in heart.

For in His presence the weak find strength… The weary find hope, and the broken find love and tenderness…

“For he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

Let His power take over your heart.

Let Him draw you into the space of His glory… Open wide your mouths and let Him fill you with good things…

“For It was I, the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt.

 Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.”

Psalm 81:10

Remember the day you knew God rescued you…

The day Jesus entered your heart, and filled you with hope… touched you with compassion, and changed your life forever..

 

Open wide your mouth … let Him fill you with hope…

Let Him wash away your tears, and give you strength…

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes.  There will be no more death, or sorrow or crying or pain,  for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4

That is the truth and the hope we have… Heaven is near.

Hold his love close, for tomorrow is not promised to anyone….

Today is a new day…

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Walk hand in hand with the one who loves you the best…

He has good things in store all around you… share hope, live love, and keep your eyes on His goodness mercy and grace…

He sees you…

He hears you.

He adores you…

He is already there…

He has it all in the palm of His hand…

Trust Him… and Live in love!

Lisa

 

 

Seriously… Relax :)… #Hopeoverflowing

Seriously! hahaha

Sometimes you have to admit when you’re being ridiculous, and chill :)

I feel ya, Ralph! :)

Stress is caused by over thinking… trying to figure everything out before it’s time, looking back with regret, or feeling sorry for ourselves… letting our emotions control our minds  instead of living in the moments God has in from of us.

Each day is a chance to adventure, live and love….

Taking your days one day at a time and living in full bloom right where you are is so important…

Today is what is before me, and today is enough.

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

Matthew 6:34

So, if you”re feeling stressed and worried, warn out, and over tired, remember…

“Today is the day the Lord made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

Take a moment to list the good things in your life…

Thank God for each of them…

Give Him a smile, and know it’s all going to be ok… God has your heart, and your back…

We please God when we let go… We please God when we trust Him in our weakness…

He loves us so much, He doesn’t want you or me to worry, or fret, He wants us to believe..

Remember when Jesus met Thomas right where he was..in His unbelief…

“The doors were locked; but suddenly, as before, Jesus was staining among them.

 “Peace be with you,” Put your finger here, and look at my hands.  Put your hand into

the wound in my side.

Don’t be faithless any longer.  Believe!”

“My Lord and my God!” Thomas exclaimed.

Then Jesus told him, “You believe because you have seen me.

Blessed are those who believe without seeing me..”

John 20:29

That is you and me!  We are blessed for have believed without seeing Him…

Keep going.  Keep believing…

Nothing sucks forever! hahahaha

 

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

 

 

 

Give Peace A Chance… #Hopeoverflowing

Feeling confused:  Rest in Him.  He will fight for you.

God will never put confusion in your heart.  Confusion comes from emotions and fear…

So when you feel confused, it’s important to first settle in your mind that what you are feeling… isn’t from God.

1st things first.  Set your mind of truth…

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace”

1 Corinthians 14:33

God is peace…

Breathe that in…

He is peace….

Then… let the peace of God bind your heart.

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge…”

Psalm 91:4

Ahhhh! … the presence of God

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for revealing the love that you are…

You are peace.

You are comfort…

My are my refuge.

Your refuge guides me to your love, and comforts my soul.

Thank you for guiding my thoughts and my mind into your presence and truth.

Your presence is where my hope lies… In the quiet of Your bosom… in the shelter of Your wings…

Thank you for drawing me to your heart… You are the author of peace, my redeemer, and my very hope…

I will not fear or be dismayed for you are upholding me…

“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

I take refuge in You…

I don’t have to fuss or fight, for You alone, will win the battle that swarms around my soul…

“The Lord, will fight for you.  You only need to be still.”

Exodus 14:14

My heart trust is in You… Your love will win.  Your great goodness will not be shaken…m

I am yours…

I will let it be, and walk in love…

I will give peace a fighting chance…

..May your mercy flow freely from my heart,  to a world full of worry, and filled with fear..

May your refuge be my safety, and your love the anchor of my hope.

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul firm and secure..”

Hebrews 6:19

I love you, Jesus,

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

Beauty Over The Beast :) …. #Hopeoverflowin

There are always flowers for those who

want to see them // Henri Matisse

Beauty really does blooms from within.

Life will never be perfect,so when you choose to look for beauty instead of focusing on the muck and mire.. you know you are where you are supposed to be…

Love more.

Choose beauty.

Live in kindness…

One day at a time until you”re in full bloom :)

“Don’t just pretend to love others.  Really love them. Hate what is wrong.  Hold

on tightly to what is good…. love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in 

honoring each other…”

Romans 12: 9-10

 

He Still Loves You… #Hopeoverflowing

Through yourself into his arms…

Let it all go.

Let the peace of His faithfulness be enough…

God hasn’t forgotten about you.

Praying over your Sunday friends…

Live in Love,

Lisa

You are Free to Live & Love… #Hopeoverflowing

Happy Saturday Peeps…

I just wanted to share with you a sweet quote I came upon…

May your day be filled with sweetness :)

Love you,

Lisa

A hippie Soul….

You are as free as the wind, and you don’t like following the rules.  You’re open minded and nonjudgmental.  You just try to enjoy the journey of life.

You’re neither a leader or a follower.  You’re on your own blissful path

You believe that people should love more and hate less.

It’s really just that simple…  // Unknown

Stay in your lane and run your race…

God has your heart… And your life :)

Keep the faith!

“Consider how the wildflowers grow.  They do not labor or spin  Yet I tell you that Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the filed, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you- you of little faith…”

Luke 12:27-28