A Little Challenge for You
I dare you to...
Stop trying so hard.
Be gentler with yourself.
Lay down those expectations and embrace grace.
Just for this week.
Or just for this day.
Maybe just for this minute.
Take a deep breath.
Know you're loved.
And live like you believe it.
I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power
through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in
your hearts through faith.
And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have
together with all the Lord's holy people,
to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,
and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -
that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
You're Loved Just As You Are
You're loved just as you are.
You've got everything you need.
Just when you need it.
You're going to make it through.
Just when you least expect it.
And just in case the noise of the busy and the difficult makes it a
little hard to hear,
listen closely - the Heart of Heaven is cheering you on and others who
love you are too.
From God's Heart To Yours
You're enough because I've promised you all you need.
You belong because I've chosen you.
(I Peter 2:9)
You're beautiful because I made you.
You've got a purpose because I'm directing your life.
You're secure because I've got you - and I'll never
let you go.
Whatever you go through,
that will always, always be true.
He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion.
all I need to do
is sit quietly
of Your Holy Spirit
rise up in me
Excerpt From: “JUMPING in the PUDDLES of LIFE"
The Breath of God Within Us
When we speak about the Holy Spirit,
we speak about the breath of God, breathing in us.
The Greek word for "spirit" is pneuma, which means "breath."
We are seldom aware of our breathing.
It is so essential for life that we only think about it when something is wrong with it.
The Spirit of God is like our breath.
God's spirit is more intimate to us than we are to ourselves.
We might not often be aware of it, but without it we cannot live a "spiritual life."
It is the Holy Spirit of God who prays in us,
who offers us the gifts of love, forgiveness, kindness, goodness,
gentleness, peace, and joy.
It is the Holy Spirit who offers us the life that death cannot destroy.
Let us always pray: "Come, Holy Spirit, come."
Henri J.M. Nouwen