A Spacious Place in 2018!

Last year ended with my heart breathing lighter! Much lighter! So many things had to simply go last year! And the King of my heart navigated me through it all. After all He is the One who came to extract me out of that painful scenes that have played over and over again in my mind. He has been singing over me and surrounding me. He is the One who calls me “daughter of delight”, and the One who creates the space for me to live and move and have my being.

I realized  that the unfolding story of my life begins and ends with one thing: beholding the One who has loved me and known me from before I was born. My story is found in Him and He holds everything together by the power of His word. So my heart is at rest. My heart is lighter because He is the one who carries me. My heart is lighter because it is free!

So, Hello 2018! What has the Father planned for this year! What are His thoughts concerning you and me? What are the words He is speaking over us?

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Spacious!

This is a word on my heart and a prayer I am praying!

spa·cious (spā′shəs) – Dictionary adj.

1. Having enough or abundant space or room; large in area or extent.
2.  Large in area, range and scope!

Spacious makes me think of a wide open sphere of living without barriers, and constrains, without boxes, without the unnecessary, uncluttered, free, with movement, full yet light. Unburdened. Life in abundance. A Life widened by faith.

“LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child [resting] with his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent]. O (My dear one!), hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.”
‭‭          PSALM‬ ‭131:1-3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Spacious is the immeasurable grace and goodness of God stretching out wide and deep into my life and yours.! This is what I am leaning into for this year. What is your one word for the year? What are you hopes and prayers? Do you have the courage to write it down or whisper it? Go ahead and do so! One word can light up your year!

Welcome 2018!

Spacious

 

I am a Dreamer

Its hard to be a dreamer at times. Its hard to wait. And its hard to let go of some dreams. Its hard to keep some dreams alive.

The beautiful pictures in my mind and in my heart would be so amazing in the world of reality. Yes, of course that’s what i think. My heart often dreams with abandon  crafting, desperately wanting to put things together. Fix the broken, rescue the lost, heal the past….delight in the future. cherish the now.

But growing up sometimes means learning to let go of this “perfect world”. I know its only “perfect” and just right because I have taken the time to create it and nurse it in the hidden corners of my heart. The corner whose door is carefully marked by the words ” the way things should be”. Its a a very special place, with rich tones, peaceful hues and sparkling promise. A place where much hope still lies. A place filled with the faces of people i know, near and far, living out their dreams.

I have a dream that i have to let go of..i have a dream that is not mine to keep. I have a dream that i have dreamed for one so precious, but its a dream she has to carry in her own heart. From the hidden corners of my heart, i will utter my prayers for this precious one, and trust that the One who hears, is the one who makes dreams come true. And i will never be disapointed because He has bigger dreams that i have not seen, heard or can imagine.

(Something I wrote a long while ago but still real today)