‘It’ came out of nowhere and disrupted my plans. I perceived ‘it’ to be disastrous and described it as horrendous, then suddenly recognized ‘it’ came from God’s hand. My rush of selfishness almost prevented me from experiencing the move of God in a miraculous and unexpected way. The pivotal light bulb moment came when I stopped my complaining, stopped replaying the events and emotions of my disaster, and took a deep breath. I exhaled.  It felt so good, I did it again. And as quickly as I released another breath the intricacies of my ordeal forcibly rushed into the newly liberated corners of my mind. Without hesitation and with specific intent, I exhaled once more. I felt my spirit uncoil from its grimacing state and felt the grace of wings flutter within me warding off what was no longer welcome, allowing God’s voice and warmth to fill every empty space. God is clear. He can move through anything and anyone to remind us of His covenant with us. He will do it, not to harm, but to offer us a future and a hope. Therefore, we must give Him our undivided attention. When we slip away from that directive we can exhale to regain a new perspective of our situation. Exhale as often as needed. In the beginning, the breath of God, by the thrust of words from His mouth, made all things good. His goodness is available to us in our most uncomfortable moments with the help of our own breath. Breathe in, breathe out. And repeat as often as needed. Your heart will rejoice and your gratitude to God will overflow and bring you peace with a new mind. God is relentless in His love for us and committed to His covenant with us!

“He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth. He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,” – Psalms 105:7-8 English Standard Version

Take the Lid Off!

“A transformed life
pushes the lid off of conformity where limited, controlled thoughts strangle new life. A transformed life is God’s gift of promise to you. Treat it with care. Wear it with power. Share it in love.” ~ Tammi Love

Hold Fast to God!

“The revelation of God is explicit. His timing is sacred. His glory is everlasting. Hold fast to God. His unwavering love will make all things well.” ~ Tammi Love

Love Still Lives Here

During the season of Lent my church is intentionally participating in a season of meditation and directed prayer and fasting. I have committed myself to these Lenten Season efforts also. Therefore, I will devote my Hump Day Helpers to the same subject matters highlighted for the weekly Lenten meditations.

This Week’s Prayer Assignment:

Subject of Meditation – “Love”

Pray asking God for a new and fresh understanding of love, of loving yourself and others. Ask God to illuminate the lengths and depths of His love for you in a way that it obliterates any force that is positioned to challenge your thinking and believing the contrary. In your praying allow God’s convicting spirit to overcome you, to continue His transforming work in you, that you will no longer reserve your love for only those who love you back, but that your love will extend to those who have chosen to despise you, to those who have hurt you and without cause, to those who have disappointed you, and to those who don’t know how to love. Pray that God will strengthen you through that exercise of love, that it begins to form a new understanding of love in you – loving others as God has loved you. Commit your life to God, vowing your new love is a new commitment to serve Him better!

Now believe it and count it done. In the mighty, matchless name of Jesus. AMEN.

Prayer works! Complete the prayer assignment and watch God move in your midst. You can do this!