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Wake Up!!!

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timetowakeupThis past weekend, I had the privilege to travel to Cincinnati, OH to minister with the Healing Care Team under the leadership of Dr. R. Neal Siler, the founder of The Healing Place ~ Center for Counseling and Spiritual Direction.  Our seminar, “Living with Loss: Finding Hope & Resurrection”, was our focus.  Friday night the move of God was so amazing that while we were sent to minister to the Bibleway Church, we were blessed to see people get breakthroughs and blinders falling off of many.  I absolutely love the work that I’ve been called to in this season of my life.  I love when people show up who are thirsty for God and what God has for them.  It is a beautiful sight, to the spiritual eye, when people who were blind, begin to see; when they have finally gotten to the place that they are sick and tired of being sick and tired; and they are really ready to do the deep inner work to live in a healthier place.

As the weekend progressed, Friday was unbelievable.  But Saturday morning the revelation knowledge that was downloaded was life changing for the team and the participants alike.  And then it happened…my teammate, Dr. Emily said, “I’m not sleepy, why am I falling asleep?”  I began to look around and realized that lots of people were falling asleep.  This was early Saturday morning, so it wasn’t an ‘itus’ moment – where you fall asleep after eating.  I sensed the Lord saying, “This is what happens when you are made aware!” “What does that mean God?”, was my question.  The nudging of the Spirit informed me that when we are made aware, the enemy’s tactic is to lull us to sleep.  I was further revealed for me to look at this on a larger scale.

Think about what is happening in our country even now with racism on the rise; death and dying on the rise; murder by the people who are supposed to protect on the rise; ptime-for-a-change-gaia-meditationresidential candidates that you can’t trust; education short-falls on the rise; people living in fear and not certain who or what to trust anymore; prison industrial complexes (modern day slavery) on the rise; and the list goes on and on! We’re hurting each other, some times intentionally and sometimes not.  It’s a lot!  The point is, we’re aware of these issues, but many of us have been lulled to sleep and are stuck in a do-nothing stage.  This is what I call, bystander apathy.  We’ve got to do our part in helping Thy Kingdom to come – on earth as it is in heaven!!!  The Kingdom of God has need of you!

Please take time to quiet your spirit and seek guidance on what your next steps are in order to live your best life!  You have been created to do great things, but youdidn't wake up to be mediocre have to be in a healthy place in order to live into the fullness of who you are! If the Lord has made you aware of the work assigned to your hands and your next steps, please don’t fall asleep.

Meditation Scriptures:

John 9:25(b) ~ “But I know this: I was blind, and now I can see!”;  Isaiah 52:1(a) ~ Wake up,  wake up, O Zion!  Clothe yourself with strength.

Take good care of you,

Lisa

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… gives me life

 

When I was life giving wordsyoung I often heard my elders say, be careful who you hang around ~ you’ll be judged by the company you keep.  While that may have been good advice to a point, the fact of the matter is we shouldn’t be judging people.  That’s God’s job!  And then, on the other hand… we really do need to consider the company we keep when individuals, activities, or commitments are draining the life out of us.  I’ve had to do some tough self-reflecting and admit that I’ve participated in some pretty draining relationships and behaviors over the last few years.  I had a Messianic complex and was in the business of trying to save folks; some who didn’t ask me to save real-life-giving-logothem, didn’t come into my life for that purpose and then there were those that who didn’t want to be saved.  There is nothing more draining than attempting to rescue someone who isn’t interested in being saved!!! I’ve learned the hard, costly way, Jesus saves! Not Lisa!

My thought or question this week is: what gives you life?  Please don’t be deep, spooky and super-spiritual.  I know that God is the only one who can give us life… My question is what keeps you going; who or what makes your world rock; who pours into you when you are feeling depleted?

My pastor used the word “withness” in one of our seminars earlier this year and I love it! When I say it, it gives me a sense of connection.  It’s another form of the word togetherness.  When I think of who’s really “with me”, I consider those people and opportunitiesbuds that give me life.  When I think of  my personal life-giving areas, I think of my family and the support system that is found “within” my family.  We can be super dysfunctional sometimes, because nobody hits the mark every time – but they make my world rock!  I also think of my pastor and our Healing Care Team.  One thing we definitely understand is how to encourage one another.   I think about some wonderful people who I call friends, and they respond in kind.  I’m blessed to be a blessing.  I am so grateful that I have relationships that are consistently supportive and supported.

life is too shortSo I’m inviting you to investigate the people and the connections you have (whether they are work, church, community, or personal).  Really consider whether these connections are life-giving or life draining.  Do you realize that we often stay in life-draining situations because they are familiar, because we don’t want to be alone, because we don’t want to fail, because we don’t have or want to exert the necessary energy to disconnect and sometimes we stay because we haven’t given ourselves permission to let our heart break so that we can heal from the toxicity of others regularly disappointing us?  Sometimes we must allow the pruning process to be done in order to bear good fruit.  So what say you…who or what gives you life?  And how are you making positive deposits into someone else’s life?

Meditation scriptures:

John 4:14 I offer water that will become a wellspring within you that gives life throughout eternity. You will never be thirsty again;  Job 10:12 Your care has saved my come to me and drinkspirit, and You have given me life and loyalty;

Take good care of you!

Lisa