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

His Goodness Is Your Crown… #Hopeoverflowing

“He makes me lie down in green pastures.  He leads me beside

still waters. He restores my soul.

He leads me in paths of righteousness for His

names sake…”

Psalm 23

Prayer = Patience = Peace…

Being peaceful is an overflow of prayer..

You can’t have one without the other..

Praying… It’s the best stress relief I know.

You are literally laying your worries, fears, stress and hope in the presence of God Almighty…

He is listening with open and loving ears… He is breathing in your heart, and filling your spirit with all that HE is…

He listens with kindness… He touches you with his softness, and calls you by name…

“do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God..”

When your heart is mess of crazy… praise Him.

When your worry becomes your focus praise His Holy Name…

Praise Him in your tears…

Praise Him in your fears.

He is the way…

He is always the way :)

Philippians 4:6

“Dear Heavenly Father, How I praise and love you..

Your goodness and grace forever overwhelms me.

I come to you in prayer and petition….

My heart is a mess of crazy… worry and fear, hopelessness and distress sit at the doorway and bang to get in…

I cling to you.  The creator and lover of my soul…

As I lay my chaos at the  beauty of the cross,  I come into your presence with a heart full of faith and my spirit full of your overwhelming hope…

I trust you Heavenly Father with the details of my heart, my life… with my family and my future..

Your love is my joy and your goodness my crown…

Thank you for guarding my mind with truth, and my heart with your love.

I will walk patiently along the path you have set before me… Clinging to what is good.

Praying instead of fearing…

I will worship you… not worship worry…

” And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus..”

Philippians 4:7

Thank you for your peace that covers my every feeling… Your love transcends all understanding and your presence guards my heart…

You, Oh Lord, are my breath and my song…

I love you,

Jesus…

In your name I pray,

Lisa.

Find your grass… lie down in it… roll around in it.  Forget all your worries because God has them…

Eat some ice cream, and know God is running the show from His heavenly throne… :)

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

 

Calm Is A Superpower… #Hopeoverflowing

“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.”

Colossians 3:15

Hold on loosely…

Life is a balance of give and take…

Sometimes we need to take more time to fill our own souls with compassion… to be gentle with our heart, and let the pain slip away…

We need to take a moment to slow it down… way down.  Not push too hard, and not get caught up in the feelings that want to over take us…

Sometimes we need a season of silence… we need to let God’s love overtake our pain…

When we push too hard, we will be filled with stress, worry and all kinds of noise…

Choose peace over worry…

Hope over fear.

Calmness instead of chaos…

Storms will pass… the key is to stay calm.  You can’t calm the storm, but you can calm yourself…

Pursue goodness.  Fill your heart and your mind with hope and peace.

Let God’s grace flow through your soul…

The quieter you become the more you can hear…

“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?”

Mark 8:36

Live in Love,

Lisa

 

Wave after Wave… #Hopeoverflowing

For the Lord, your God, is living among you.  He is a mighty savior.

He will take delight in you with gladness.  With His love, He will calm

all of your fears  He will rejoice over yo with joyful songs.

Zeph 3:17

His love crashes over all of our fears, sadness, pain and worry…

Wave after wave he cleanses our hearts, and washes our souls….

Trust His power in the hard times… He has you covered.   He is always one step ahead…

Rest in His presence, and let His power and love be enough…

In Jesus Name,

I pray…

Live in Love,

Lisa