Somewhere in Between

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Somewhere in Between

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I'm somewhere in between

The left and the right

My thorn and Your grace

My surrender and Your fight

 

I'm somewhere in between

Where I was and where I'll be

Who I was and meant to be

Your design and my destiny

 

I'm somewhere in between

Fear and Trust

Works and Faith

Spirit and Dust

 

I'm somewhere in between

Body and Soul

Infant and elder

Leaking and Whole

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The SON shines above the Clouds

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The SON shines above the Clouds

I open my eyes and look out of the window.  I realize that we have reached optimal altitude and we're cruising above the clouds. Suddenly, my eyes get fixed on how bright the sun is shining. I feel a warmth and peace that can only be explained by the beauty of God's presence. I take my phone out of my pocket and snap a picture. I was reminded how on the ground, the skies were gray and the day seemingly gloomy. The sun was nowhere in sight. One would think that the sun just isn't present when it rains. But with great amazement, once above it, I could see the sun shining ever so brightly and beautifully. I was reminded by a word Shaun (my best friend and father of our daughter) shared years ago, "the sun always shine above the clouds." 

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Walking by Faith as a “Planner”

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Walking by Faith as a “Planner”

To us “planners” and “fixers,” faith is like a violent act of surrendered trust. It doesn’t come easy. It feels like an internal World War III. It is a tension between the conscious control of self and the unconscious want to control the outcomes.

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Great Anticipation vs. Great Anxiety

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Great Anticipation vs. Great Anxiety

It’s all about perspective. Walking by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7) can either be perceived and received with great anxiety OR great anticipation.

We often fear walking by faith in God because the prerequisite is trust in what we cannot see. It defies our logic and the innate need to KNOW what’s next. But we really just need to be certain of one thing, He got it ALL in His infinite wisdom and Sovereignty. He will order our steps according to His word and promises as long as we stay close to listen and follow His lead.

I consider my daughter anticipating a surprise I have for her. Because she KNOWS she is mine and I love her and I enjoy giving her the best, she has great anticipation for what she hasn’t yet seen. She has peace and trusts me because I’m mommy. In that same manner, I have great anticipation for what is ahead because I know my Daddy withholds no good thing from me (Psalm 84:11) and loves to bless me in ways I can’t even imagine because I am His and He loved me enough to give His life for Me… and YOU!

Excited for what’s ahead.

What is God asking you to trust Him with? Your health? A relationship? Your children? Financial stability? Educational endeavor? A new business venture? Your test is in learning how to shift your perspective from great anxiety into great anticipation and trust His leading.

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When Life Happens...

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When Life Happens...

Yesterday, my car’s battery died in the middle of pouring rain. An almost brand new Infiniti G37X, mind you. Haven’t had it for a year yet. A nice gentlemen really was trying so hard to get my car to start. I have roadside assistance with GEICO but he really wanted to help. So I let him try.

No matter how much he tried, my car wouldn’t start. We concluded that his 4 cylinder engine wasn’t strong enough to kick-start my 6-cylinder so all attempts were in vain.

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What/Who Do you Stand By?

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What/Who Do you Stand By?

Anything we present to the world, we risk being rejected, ridiculed or we open the opportunity for someone to present a different option. It’s inevitable. People won’t always AGREE with what you stand by. And that’s normal. But we take the risk anyway. Be it a sports team, a product we declare to do the trick, a natural and cruelty-free hair product line that works, a business plan that assures success, a political view that promises a working democracy to a diverse unit of people or a way of living at peace within inevitable, constant change: we share it. We talk about it. We blog. We snapchat. We Periscope. And we talk to pure strangers when they ask us about what we do or use… We believe what we believe in, enough to risk disagreement (and sometimes even inviting it), but hoping that one day those we share it with will see the benefits of what we are doing or using.

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