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

 

 

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