Simple Awareness

Love wins for me. It has something to offer in each moment, question, suffering. Yes, it is all encompassing… beckoning for my attention, a turn of my glance towards it. You surround the whirlwind that surrounds me, holding it all in Your hand. In the currant I learn to abide, simply opening my eyes to see how you look at me— fully fixed, piercing Your gaze on my heart. I watch Your words come closer, causing everything else to disintegrate around me. Love always wants the opportunity to unveil itself again and again. It always seeks to dwell deeper within us. It always desires to build truth upon truth. It desires to be known and chosen. For the victory is constantly placed into our hands, when we choose to say ‘yes’ again and again. From one simple glance, one simple awareness towards Him. We get to be 'in' Love deeper again.

Joy

in all things, we set the joy of the lord before us. it is the very thing that holds us together in His strength— while we learn increased dependency and trust. for the joy of the Lord allowed Jesus to endure the cross— the joy of the Lord that allowed David to press into the secret place again and again. the Father desires our utmost reliance— killing every unbelief, that we may fully encounter who He is, who we are in Him, and unlock heaven's abundance in every area over our lives. without His joy, we cannot enter the harvest field— our inheritance. we cannot steward the blessing on our own. abundance is in connection to faith and trust that sustains the journey, beginning with His joy.

Dwelling Place

I have made You my dwelling place, that no evil shall befall me. No arrow that’s been sent has found a place in me, for I have trusted in You. I have entered the meadow of Your promises. I have soaked my feet in its waters. I have laid in its pastures. I have taken the simplicity of its joys– its care free nature. Its utmost contentment in the presence that is You. I have made it my home, a land that continues to grow. It bears the fruit of Your truth and I eat of its wisdom. I delight in Your ways, for there is no other care to tend to. No other worry to set on a pedestal. No other anxiety to try and fix. There is no bone in me that comprehends their language, for I learned them in one world, and I unlearned in another. A reality that's just scratching the surface. A King whose Love will change me forever upon eternity. Too wonderful of a thought to obtain that I simply bask in the goodness He has given for today, that I may be ready to eat of His feast again tomorrow. // psalm 23, psalm 91

A Harvest

Jesus prepares a harvest for us that stretches itself for endless miles. Filled with inexplicable blooms and wondrous things unknown to man– specific to each person. I could not see the end nor how far deep to enter, but as we stepped in, Jesus began to share about His joy. “The Joy of the Lord is your strength”… rang in my ears. Minutes of letting those words trickle down deep within me, I heard Him say, “Entering My harvest for you requires entering My Joy– a strength and shield. Entering My Joy is entering My thoughts, My way of walking, and My way of seeing. Your dependency on Me waters the land before you. It takes your trust and dependency to partake in My Joy, for it coats your heart and mind to be able to see the Harvest and partake in it the way I’ve intended for you to have it. Allow Me to lift the weights off your shoulders upon entering. It’s the gloriousness of this Truth: where there’s been war and suffering, pain and fragility, My Joy beckons for you to eat and drink from it to enter a Harvest everlasting. // psalm 100:4, nehemiah 8:10

Beauty Displayed

When we don’t display our beauty, it deprives our spirits of oxygen. Everyone has an internal reservoir where they keep their ‘things.’ All your ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and desires come from that space. If it’s been infiltrated with negativity or a characteristic thats not of you, it’ll pollute your system. Our bodies are made so aware with what they’re meant to specifically carry that they will slowly shut down after a long time of carrying things that don’t belong there. It’s a necessity that we flourish and unveil the truth about our endless beauty, beginning with Jesus uncovering it in us. Pure beauty doesn’t steal away from others, it gives to them. It encourages, uplifts, and causes others to become aware and awakened in their own beauty. Beauty gives because it’s a fountain that overflows. It’s born within us when we come face to face with its true nature and understand its power of residence inside us.

Daily Devotional // Enter The Harvest

Jesus prepares a harvest for us that stretches itself for endless miles. Filled with inexplicable blooms and wondrous things unknown to man– specific to each person. I could not see the end nor how far deep to enter, but as we stepped in, Jesus began to share about His joy. “The Joy of the Lord is your strength”… rang in my ears. Minutes of letting those words trickle down deep within me, I heard Him say, “Entering My harvest for you requires entering My Joy– a strength and shield. Entering My Joy is entering My thoughts, My way of walking, and My way of seeing. Your dependency on Me waters the land before you. It takes your trust and dependency to partake in My Joy, for it coats your heart and mind to be able to see the Harvest and partake in it the way I’ve intended for you to have it. Allow Me to lift the weights off your shoulders upon entering. It’s the gloriousness of this Truth: where there’s been war and suffering, pain and fragility, My Joy beckons for you to eat and drink from it to enter a Harvest everlasting. // psalm 100:4, nehemiah 8:10

Daily Devotional // Surrender

Surrender. Dive into the great sea of grace. How they make the Beloved still. How they have made her capable. All her shortcomings have washed away and she's have been made perfect in love. May we always be beautifully weak, that we may see His strength. To yield to see His goodness against all impossibility. Greater levels are awaiting. Deeper places continue to call. Let our need for Him always surface to the top, that we may remember the joy of His salvation. He sets me on a firm place where perfect peace is a constant. Even in the shaking, even in the unknown, He is firm. He will not let His Beloved fall. The Father continuously desires to reveal Himself and His loving kindness. He is the restorer of tired souls. He makes them like a well watered garden never to dry again. He brings truth that shatters through the barriers. He brings double to the places that were stolen from. The beautiful Healer and Redeemer, let us enter in through a deepened surrender. 
 

Daily Devotional // Burdens Are Light

With You, my burdens are light. Often I cannot tell the difference anymore because Your presence consumes. Everything about You tells me I’m loved, capable, equipped, and chosen. I will relish in those meanings for eternity. I will bask in the meaning of who You are for me in trying times. It is always a delight, even in despair. Free my heart, go even further. Reach in to what I cannot touch, and take me there. Renew my mind to think with You, for Your wisdom is simple and accessible, but to the mind of this world it is foolishness. Constantly introduce me to myself through Your eyes. I will choose to let You look at me as I gaze into You. I will choose to hear You speak over me through each hour of my days. In the day or in the night, my being records Your sayings. It catches things my mind does not. I am a walking parable seeking our story of Truth within. Empowered and not shut down, I choose myself in the highest regard with You.

Daily Devotional // Alignment

Why shall I venture somewhere You aren’t? Why shall I speak of things You’re not saying? All words leaving my lips will come from a place You and I have made together. All my decisions based on freedom, a confidence of who You say I am. How I love the way You display Yourself to me, like a secret treasure I’ve searched for my whole life. It’s a lie to believe You don’t understand us or what we need. The more You show me, the greater empty space increases. It’s meant to be filled again and again. For I know that You never end, and You’ll constantly upgrade my view of Your goodness towards me. Often, Your patience towards us is just to give us the gift of fully unwrapping the overwhelming reality that You are this wonderful. It’s important to let it simmer and take ground in us. We will always be brought into greater places in Him, who is the land we search out. We have desires simply for the glory of Him unveiling them to us through His persona towards us.

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He has risen. We are heirs of this living in fullness with our Christ, our hope and salvation. He fulfilled His promise to never leave or forsake us, to not abandon us to death, but to life! He has removed all the obstacles for us to come to Him in peace. After He rose, He told His disciples, “peace be with you,” again and again. May we know the peace that is Him when we encounter life in its entirety. We have all of Him now because of His sacrifice. We can no longer believe in any sign of hopelessness, but dwell in the trust He entitles us to walk with. He is the King, the Beloved who has fought for everything we will walk through in this life. He has paved the path for us to seek Him in ways that are complete, mysterious, and wondrous. To see Him in the light of His majesty, beaming into our very hearts. Let thankfulness enter your heart today as you witness His goodness again today and forever more.

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You always live to intercede for me. As I press in to know You, You make a way through the realms of my heart. Feeling becomes thought and makes its revelations known to me. The Holy Spirit testifies to everything You speak. I can rest knowing that it works on my behalf. There is nothing worth more than knowing You and Your fullness in me. To eat at your banquet table all my days. To know that You’ve prepared something for me each day. To know that I have something to bring to You. “Simply meet me, Beloved,” I hear. All it takes is a simple turn towards You with my heart beckoning, “My Love, I’m here,” and with a smile, I feel You lavish all I need onto my heart. It is then that I’m overwhelmed all over again because You’re always there. Your presence bubbles from the deepest chambers in me, making its way out into our conversation. I know that You dwell in every part of me— parts I have yet to see. Quieting myself is the gift I have learned to meet with You. You have permission to use my eyes and ears as You wish, for I long to be taken far beyond what’s right in front of me. I want to see all in its fullness, not missing a thing. I choose wonder. I choose awe. To be born again— I am no longer bound. 

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T h o u g h t s f o r t o d a y // Into Him we go, dwelling as thin air. We feel the silk on His skin as we fall into His being. We feel a crystal fountain erupting on the inside, an unstoppable leakage of royalty. We are heirs of this and more. We are born to see. We are made to know. We are created in mystery. Let our hearts be taken by it, not discouraged. Let all things be as they are and see all struggle dissipate. Feel His voice melt over like lava, dripping into every thought and cell. Let us receive greatly and dwell deeply. Let us be still and live in the moment that is our life on earth. Be one with Him in every second that’s counted by time.

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He follows us into those trails we think, the feelings we feel, and the things we desire. He embeds Himself into everything that is us, awaiting our awareness of Him in it. There is nothing we do that God isn’t a part of it. When we choose to turn our attention towards it, we receive blessing in knowing we can rest in Him. The wisdom of knowing all things are from and to Him is the anchor that keeps us surrendered and in grace. We lean into the gifts He bestows on us. We trust Him in the moments we don’t have answers because it’s never about answers or understanding, it’s about knowing who He says He is for us. Even if it’s a simple statement, “He is good,” then explore that for the rest of eternity. What He has packed into His goodness will never run out, never end, or cease to grow in our lives when we create an expectation of it. Let us pull on extravagant thoughts and prayers, conversations and desires. Let us be overwhelmed by His goodness, again and again. Let us be consumed by one simple statement that flows into every area of our lives.

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Your thoughts toward me are numerous, each like a flower blooming in brilliance. This is why our gardens ceases to end. A wind blows as I hear Your words, “Beloved, you are worth being explored till the end of time, and even then there will be more.” It was then that I saw a picture of being inside Your heart, and I knew this to be true: You can feel a part of your heart dying if I am not flourishing. For You carry me with the highest awareness of my condition. All my thoughts and emotions are with You and You choose to carry them. Nothing in me is separated from You, but made one with You. You have made a covenant with my heart where the imprint of each other is a permanent placement. I choose to flourish inside the home of Your heart— the place I am always seated.

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Those who love Your name will be glad and ever sing in joy. For Your name alone is the sum of our being— the very makeup of our identity. When we proclaim Your name over any situation, we partner with who You are for us in that moment. We’re inviting ourselves into an encounter! Let us have eyes to see and ears to hear the happenings in our intimacy with Him, who is the most intentional Lover of all. All things are with detail and purpose. He surrounds those with favor as a shield when they call on His name because they know w h o they’re calling on and what that entails. They know what’s available for them to take as their own and live out of that reality. The way we call to Him determines how we know Him to be for us. Do you call to Him as your very own Beloved? The one who takes you to the quiet meadows and sings to your spirit? The one who heals you when you’re sleeping and gives you sweet dreams. The one who walks hand in hand with you through the day saying, “it’s going to be ok.” The one who gives you wisdom and hears your cry every single time. The one who calls you into deeper intimacy to overwhelm you. He will never finish revealing Himself to your being. When you call on Him today, think about who you’re calling on. How do you know Him to be for you? Be postured to learn, expand, and see the more that’s waiting for you. 

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I have made galaxies, worlds upon worlds, and I have put these very places on the inside of you. Your endless capacity is meant to be experienced and searched out with Me, for heaven dwells there on the inside. Beloved, I am one with you. Your entire being is a fragment of Me, compiled into flesh and bone. Your desires are the very parts of who I am, not something you have to wonder how to bring to Me. Every single thing about you in linked to Me. See the infinite resource I have placed within. Though you are bound by time, you do not need to only live within the bounds of time, for we have always been in the secret place together. We have always known each other. We have always walked together. We have always b e e n. A veil called skin hides a world living on the inside that breathes for intimacy, encounter, and wisdom. Beloved, come and see what has always been, is, and will always be. See your place with Me, that when you’re living in the fullness of who you are, everything is a yes. Your questions will not be of many words anymore, but of simplicity and rest.

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Before I have requested a thing, I ask that my heart would know Your goodness. Let Your goodness create a home of expectancy in me. All things can be traced back to it, for nothing is done in revenge when I’ve chosen to trust. Choosing to trust doesn’t mean things are easy, but it means that I have access and a responsibility to see what You’re doing at all times. Through any time of growth or healing, I desire to stay there and see the truth You’re building in me. The ease in trust comes with knowing there’s always something available for me— there’s always something to hold onto and grab. Food is always available for my heart because I’m learning know how You do life with me. I take what I know and bring it into the now and make room for more to expand in me; the knowledge of You and all Your nature. I have learned to expect goodness as my reality, my normal. That pain and rejection were never the themes of my life. Their agendas are eradicated when I allow You to show me who I am in You. Often we think it’s ‘hard’ to see freedom with God partly because we’re afraid to actually believe it could be better than we even imagine. We take it step by step, moment by moment. He is gentle with our hearts and process. Let one glimpse of His goodness speak to you today and carry you into tomorrow. An ever growing goodness bank on the inside.

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Awake with expectance. Ask Me to show you what I’m saying and doing. Ask to be aware. Ask to see things with Me. I am always putting things around you to speak of My nature towards you, My uniqueness towards you, and My desire to overwhelm you in love. You will find that posturing your heart towards Me will give you the peace for circumstances, wisdom in questions, and a sense of thankfulness. The happenings in your day are to be a reflection— an effect, not the main event. See the very desires in your heart I manifest each day. I do this in the sunrise, the nature, the surroundings in your day. All to speak of my eyes that can’t leave yours. I am always patient in the development of your vision. When you’ve encountered Me in some way, know this: there is always more. Anything I show you will always go deeper, wider, and higher. I will build upon what I reveal to you through your expectancy and pressing in for more. I love to move on the desires of hearts, for I am a God of love. Share them with Me today and ask me what I’m doing with You. I desire to show you your truest reality— a fixation that brings blessing upon blessing to your days.

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There is a renewing spirit dwelling nearby. It hears your voice beckoning for a chance of restoration. The first step you take toward safety is always towards Him. Walk past all the unanswered questions, fears, and hopelessness. Feel His kindness, understanding, and words simmer into your heart. No words can convey the protected process He invites you into if you trust Him, to see your heart come back together after all it’s been through. To see how He will bring every promise to pass. To see how He will overwhelm you with His goodness if you choose to let Him. See His unrelenting passion, that He is incapable of letting you down. With one step, begin your journey. Each day He speaks of His promises, and one by one they shall manifest for the rest of your life. They will speak of His unfailing love to surround you— to forever break the barriers that separate you from Love. All things in your life will be marked by who He is for you.

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P e a c e — let this be your friend. Let stillness be a constant in your being. For they are the birth place of rest, a way to walk with Me. Let them filter through your mind— create a clean, untouched place for Your thoughts of beauty to dwell. Let them filter through your heart— so that you choose connection instead of self-protection. Peace is far greater than any weapon you could ever hold. Its a shield for Christ to rule in your heart. It breaks through depression and releases joy in times of despair. It heeds wisdom for those in need and those who ask. How much have you asked of Me lately? How much have you persisted? The kingdom denies no one who seeks, who asks, who persists. For the hungry hearts will be filled. They will be eternally fed, for they understand that seeking the Kingdom is for their sake. Growing with Me is a delight because I never stop increasing what I release to you. If today is a seed that you receive, receive it well. For your heart is the atmosphere I’ve chosen for it to grow wonderfully. You are an heir, learning to choose your Kingdom fully and wholly.