Beautiful one, how I desire for you to know; that you are worth far more than what you can see. For deep down, there is a gem, your heart. Each day I look into it and I can see every desire and every dream that you are afraid to make known, even to me. Just know, you can accomplish what you set out to do, but alone you will not go far. Just know, that I have given you these dreams, for I wish to accompany you on this journey, to take you farther than you can imagine. Just know, my darling, that you’ve been chosen for a time as this. The time is now. Get up and take hold of what has been give to you and know,  my mighty hand is upon you.-…Heart Of Grace ❤

“The mighty hand of God equals; purpose, protection, provision”- Steven Furtick

Me (2)After spending a beautiful weekend in Oregon, surrounded by amazing people for a marriage retreat, I came back home inspired.  Today I woke up with so many ideas in my heart, but not knowing where to begin. I was starting to feel overwhelmed with all these ideas, but all I heard was, “Come to me.” I know that voice. It’s my Heavenly Father wanting to hear all about my ideas, my dreams and visions, even though He already knows. During my walk I began opening my heart to Him and allowing Him into my plans, I began to feel peace. I know He is preparing a way for me.

Many times I’ve began things and never followed through, why? I always tried to do them alone, without God. Of course, when there is something new and exciting that we want to try, the first thing we tend to do is jump right into it, without careful thought and consideration…let alone communication with God. There is no set foundation to those plans.

His will or my will be done?

Today’s poem was inspired by the season I am currently in. A time to set aside my time for Him, to be able to hear from Him as well as Him hear from me. A time to begin planning and doing. I have wasted so much time just “thinking” and not doing, just talking about it and leaving it to “chance.” When it’s God who wants me to get up and start moving. I have been afraid. I have been doubtful, doubting my own capabilities or if it would even work. I was simply doing what I wanted or what I felt.

My mentality changed when I received a powerful revelation… that what God calls us to do, He also equips us to do it. That a desire placed in our hearts, surrendered to God will always fall into place. Period. So my lack of obedience and faith is no longer justified by any kind of insecurity I feel.

“God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.”-Unknown

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.-Romans 8:28-30

Encouragement

We have all been given gifts, talents, dreams, desires and so on. But there is only one person who can ignite and transform them into something amazing, that’s God. The one who gave them to you, and knows just how to use them in your life, for your life and others. Sometimes doubt and insecurity try to sneak their way in our minds, trying to disarm any joy or passion we may have, but know that in Christ you already have the victory.

After battling this for some time I have realized that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, who has called me according to His purpose. Which simply means, that everything I surrender to him will be successful, because He has called me to do it. Same goes for you.

God has said that apart from Him we can do nothing.

Do not be afraid to step out of what is comfortable, for doing so you will see God move in mighty ways. For in the unknown He makes things known. Trust him, entrust all your dreams, desires and visions to Him and see him use them in wonderful ways.

(Blog was inspired by the teachings we received in Oregon, at the Marriage After God retreat by Jennifer Smith from Unveiled Wife & Aaron Smith from Husband Revolution. For it sparked that passion in my own life. I am learning. I still have a ways to go, but God is with me and goes before me. I am not alone. <3)

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.-Deuteronomy 31:7

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