Sometimes Good Things Fall Apart So Better Things Can Fall Together

“Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can come together.”

I remember years ago I was in a very dark place, I was driving down the interstate lots of construction going on, it was a huge mess. But as clear as I could tell you God spoke to my heart and said “That is what I’m doing with you, Nicole. Sometimes I have to tear things down to rebuild them the right way.” WOW! I was speechless. Has God ever tore something down in your life in order to rebuild it?

Is it painful, heck ya! Is it worth it…..ABSOLUTELY!

“You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are.”  Joyce Meyer

God is close to the broken hearted and rebuilds the broken!

Come let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up” (Hosea 6:1).

Old habits, old ways have to be torn down to allow the new to come. What do you need to let go off and allow God to tear down and rebuild?

Ephesians 4:20-24 we have been taught to “put off your old self which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds.

As you go through dark times, remember you are NOT alone. He brings RESTORATION!

You Bring RestorationDavid Brymer
You’ve taken my pain
called me by a new name
You’ve taken my shame
and in it’s place, You give me joy
You take mourning and turn it into dancing
You take weeping and turn it into laughing
You take mourning and turn it into dancing
You take my sadness and turn it into joy
hallelujah, hallelujah
You make all things new, all things new

Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18

We tend to to walk by what our feelings tell us, but our feelings are fickle and CANNOT be trusted. See we can only see what’s going on in front of us or around is but God sees a much bigger picture. He sees the beginning to the end. He knows ALL the details. He knows what you need and exactly when you need it.

His plans are to give you a hope and a future, not disgrace, heartache and despair. He loves you with an everlasting love precious one. So never doubt when something begins to fall apart, TRUST that God must have something even better for you and your family! I’ve seen it so many times in our family.

In times of rebuilding having a great support system like small groups, friends and family are so important. This is where being vulnerable can be hard but I’m just telling you if you can open up to safe people in your life you will find you are not alone in your struggles. So often you find people are going through the same thing. Keeping people at bay and not allowing them in, hurts you but it also hurts them in the process because they aren’t able to do or say what God wants them to do. We are build for relationships.

“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome. Vulnerability is not weakness; it’s our greatest measure of courage” -Brene Brown

Highlands Worship- How I Need You

“You are powerful, God above it all I believe in You, I believe in You. You do miracles, the impossible. I believe in You, Jesus. Jesus, Jesus, oh, how I need You. You stay the same, You are good in Your ways. Jesus, Jesus, oh, how I need You. You are enough, all my trust is in You, Lord” 💗💗💗🙌🏻

Ask God to rebuild what is broken in you, your family, our nation. My friend you are anointed for hard! You are NOT a wimpy Christian! YOU ARE A WARRIOR, destined for greatness. God is with you and He has trained your hands for battle and your fingers for warfare.

Declaration:

I am the God of restoration and I will do what they say can’t be done. I am in the miracle making business. BELIEVE that what the enemy meant for harm precious one I will work for YOUR GOOD! I will rebuild what’s been broken and restore to you a double portion.

In Jesus name, Amen💗

God bless you sweet friends!

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

Wake Up And Be Awesome

Good morning sweet readers! How is your weekend going? Do you have plans? Our daughter is home from college and her fiancé is here visiting from Franklin. We are working on wedding stuff some as well. I also have 2 of my grand pups since Thursday, as well as Brinley who I’ve had about 2 weeks, that’s always fun. Yesterday I taught the puppy to shake and lay down.

This Max the puppy.

Below is my other grand pup, Brinley. I’ve had her for a couple weeks now, for some reason she likes to get on my tables. We call her the table meister 😂🙈🤦🏼‍♀️

Done rambling……This is just your friendly reminder to wake up and be AWESOME today go out in your world and contaminate as many people as you can with your pearly whites!! 😬

Sweet one, just in case no ones told you lately, you are beautiful, awesome, talented, creative, favored, blessed, righteous, forgiven, and wonderfully made. So go walk in it. I hope you have a great weekend!! 😊👊💗😘

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

Unleashing The Power Of Prayer

The POWER of prayer, let it be UNLEASHED in your life!!!

The word UNLEASH means to release from a leash or restraint.
  • cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.

Just think about that, if we pray for God’s Power to be UNLEASHED in our lives, our family, our cities, our country and our world how much different things would be.

His resurrection power is IN YOU can do amazing things!

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection.  Philippians 3:10

I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him. It is that same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated Him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in heaven.  Ephesians 1:19-20

Gods Attributes….

The devil has NO control over your prayers, but he might make you think your prayers aren’t being heard or that God simply does care about you or what’s important to you. I’m here to tell you that is a lie straight from the pit of hell. God does care and He loves you and cares about what concerns you sweet one.

The enemy is just hoping you won’t open that pretty little mouth of yours and speak God’s Word and promises over your life and family!! But unleash it sweet friend!!

Your prayers and offerings to God are like sweet fragrance.

The Word:

Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

Mark 11:24  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

John 14:13-14 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it

God simply adores you and wants you to RISE UP HIGHER from what’s keeping you down precious one. You are wonderfully and beautifully made in the image of God. I pray that He will UNLEASH all that he has for you, your life and your family…..all of His goodness, kindness, strength, wisdom, love, peace, favor and joy.

May He strengthen your inner man and help you to preserver in whatever you are going through, may he bless you abundantly in Jesus name, Amen!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Leave A Legacy

Love this!

Like the old saying “Children close their ears to advice but open their eyes to example”

Wow! That’s profound!

When I was kid I always remember my mom saying “Because I said so!” Oh how I hated that. But as a young mom I remember saying it too, LOL. I’m sure we’ve all said that.

If you’ve been a parent any amount of time you’ve probably figured “Do as I say, not what I do” doesn’t work!

Our brains learn primarily from what we see and observe and yet we can talk and preach our kids to death. I know I’ve done it.

Children are like sponges, and they take in what they see and hear. What are they seeing and hearing from you?

Children notice how you handle stress….do you yell or scream at them? I’ve done that too when my girls were little. I’m not proud of it but I did. Maybe you can relate?

I think my most shining moment was when the girls and I were going somewhere, I don’t remember the specifics but Hilliary (our oldest) was being argumentative and disrespectful so I pull over to the middle lane made for turning and me and my wonderful parenting skills proceeded to fuss and shake my finger at her. In a moment of clarity I realize that everyone driving by is seeing my booty in the window 😂🙈🤦🏼‍♀️ and probably all my craziness….SMH. This is pre Alanon. As I come to my senses and realize that I’m being ridiculous I bust out laughing and then they start laughing and now we’re all laughing at all my craziness. Praise God I am not like that anymore!

They also notice how you treat others. Are you giving and serving? Do you see a need and try to meet it? Do you gossip and talk about others all the time? We all have to vent but gossip is very different.

What are you speaking? When a problem arises, how do you respond? Do you say “God’s got this! He will help us and work all things out for your good!” Or do you say “Well that’s just great! Yet another problem. Nothing ever goes my way! Nothing good ever happens to me!” What you’re saying your children are soaking it all in and are learning from how you respond, behave and the way you speak.

I know it’s “just” a little white lie but when someone calls do you say “Tell them I’m not here.” Your now making them lie for you so whether you realize it our not the message is “If you do I can do it.” But when they lie to you, it’s not acceptable.

Kids will always do what they see you do, not necessarily what you tell them to do.

Being a parent is tough and hard work!! But worth it all, leave a legacy for them. It’s our job to teach them morals, values, character, respect others, accountability, confidence, courage, leadership and so much more.

Be the kind of parent your kids will be proud of. Your not on an island to yourself, every decision you make or don’t make affects your kids and family.

Call out to God to help you be the best parent you can be. Because in and of ourselves we can’t, we do crazy things like I did fussing at my kid in the middle intersection with my booty in the air😂🙈 I mean maybe you’ve never done that exactly but I’m certain there is something you’ve done as parent you weren’t proud of.

My friend we have the opportunity to change the world with how we love, teach and parent our children.

Leave a legacy!

I know I’ve made many mistakes but I’m thankful that I serve a God who helps me, teaches me, leads and guides me on the journey that He has entrusted to me…..being the best wife to my hubby and the best Mom I can be to 3 of the most awesome, precious, Ahhhmazzzing daughters anyone could have!! Now God has blessed us with a precious son in law and soon to be another precious son in law in July. They are such a treasure to me and I am choosing to leave a strong, godly legacy for my family.

Will you choose the same?

This is my legacy!

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My friend God will do exceedingly, abundantly far above and beyond what we can hope, ask or think. So keep going to God, he’s our Rock, our Deliverer, our Provider, our Healer, our Victor……He is our everything.

Lord help me to seek You first to help me be the best person, the best wife, and parent I can be.

Help me to be a good example to my family to not just talk the talk but actually walk the walk. Guard my tongue from saying harmful things to my children, spouse, and friends in my life.

Help me to build up and encourage and use my words to edify instead of tearing down, belittling and speaking words that cause pain that penetrate deep in their heart. Our words our so powerful, we can speak life or death to people, help us to choice wisely and SPEAK LIFE.

Help me to be a blessing and bless those around me.

Help me to show the love of Jesus, to extend grace where needed. Give me Your eyes to see those around me.

Help me to trust You more and worry less. Show me how to be an example to my children so they can learn to trust You more and see You in the things and circumstances around us and to know that despite what it looks like You always work ALL things to our good.

Thank You and I praise You just for who You are and for loving this hotmess. You are such a good, good, Father and thank you for never giving up on me. In Jesus name, Amen!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

The Great Exchange

Its The Great Exchange….Jesus traded His life for our sins. He traded His health for our sickness, and His abundance for our poverty. He broke the curse and chains and carried all our blame. He gave His life in a beautiful exchange. You have been forgiving and your sins remembered no more.

The Spirit of God dwells in you and the Resurrection Power lives in YOU! So sweet one, you have EVERYTHING you need already IN YOU for whatever you are going through.

Your blessing, your breakthrough is on the way. You are walking in God’s grace, and His unmerited favor today!! Keep believing, keep standing, keep praying and NEVER EVER give up and you WILL see God’s glory revealed!

GOD is ALWAYS FAITHFUL, and He holds your life in the palm of His hands.

Have a wonderful day sweet readers! May God bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace. In Jesus name, Amen!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Enjoy these to songs🙌🏻

Beautiful Exchange by Hillsong:

https://g.co/kgs/xw3HhX

Resurrection Power by Chris Tomlin

https://g.co/kgs/UTSCuX

There’s No Way Around Pain…Feel It And Move Through It

There’s no way around pain…you gotta feel it and move THROUGH it. Your pain has a purpose. So often we try to bandaid our pain and numb it or stuff it instead of feeling it. We all deal with pain differently….tv, alcohol, drugs, pornography, food, shopping, etc. All these do is mask the pain.

How do you deal with pain?

Do you you try to mask your pain?

Have you been self medicating your pain in some way?

Pain causes us discomfort and fear. But precious one life is full of pain that’s meant to be felt…”When you numb your pain you also numb your JOY.” Move THROUGH it.

God wants to heal you everywhere you hurt. So the next time your tempted to stuff or numb your pain remember we have Savior who knows what it feels like to be pierced, crushed, chastised, and abandoned. He overcame and you to can to if you go to the Source of healing.

Feel the brokenness and allow it to do it’s perfect work in you.

“I loved you at your darkest.” Romans’ 5:8

https://nikhop320.wordpress.com/2018/11/12/i-loved-you-at-your-darkest/

It’s so important to acknowledge your pain. I know it causes discomfort and yes the tears may come but that’s not bad, it’s healing for your soul.

“You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8

Tears heal our heart and help us see things more clearly, and yet it’s one of things I’ve struggled so much with. See growing up I had to be “stronger” and more “grown up” than others my age and my feelings weren’t as important to others in my life. I quickly learned that my job was to make them happy and feel better about themselves at all cost. So I learned to stuff them soooo far down….thus an eating disorder was birthed. When we are not permitted to be who God created us to or feel what we feel without being ridiculed, controlled or manipulated, it does detrimental things to how we deal and view life in general.

First I’ll say my mom did the best she could given how she grew up and the things she learned that were wrong and dysfunctional. I KNOW IT in my heart but it doesn’t make it any easier. If we don’t allow our children to be children and all we do is control and manipulate, then we set our children up for failure and an EXTREMELY difficult life. One of people pleasing and one that makes others feeling more important, meanwhile yours gets stuffed down further and further and you become less and less.

https://nikhop320.wordpress.com/2018/11/01/people-pleasing/

Growing up with a parent with untreated personality disorders is extremely difficult. Everything is about them and nothing about you. Their feelings are the most important and if you don’t follow suit then your life will be miserable as well…..This will be a later post.

So now for me, I’m learning to set healthy boundaries and learning to feel the pain, feel my emotions…..NOT be led by them but feel them instead of stuffing or numbing myself from them. See as a child I learned that pain and fear were to be avoided at all costs but what I’m learning now is life can be full of pain and feeling that pain is good for me because it also helps me to experience and see JOY as well.

https://nikhop320.wordpress.com/2019/01/24/joy-unspeakable/

https://nikhop320.wordpress.com/2019/01/20/count-it-all-joy/

So sweet one, there’s no way around pain, we can put it off for weeks, months or even years but at some point you gotta feel it and move THROUGH it because on the other side is your healing, freedom and JOY!

Father God, your word promises when I draw near to You, You will draw near to me. I want to dwell in the secret place. Help me feel the pain and move through it because on the other side is freedom, healing and joy. Help me to help others on this journey I’m on. I don’t want my pain and tears to be wasted, I want Your glory to be seen in my life. Tear down the walls that keep me in fear and bondage. Help me to rejoice and be stable in the storm. I declare I will trust You in the midst of my pain, for You Oh Lord are my Rock, my Shelter, my Deliverer and a ever present help in time of need. You cause ALL THINGS to work for my good. I love You and praise You and believe that You are a good good Father who only wants what’s best for His children. May Your glory be seen in my life, in Jesus name, Amen!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Fear Or Faith

Sometimes our greatest challenge is to believe His Word over our existing condition.

Whatever your predominant focus is, that is what you permit to exist in your life.

So often we focus on the negative which causes us to live in a cycle of negativity. You MUST make a choice to focus on the positive, and be expectant for something good to happen instead of ALWAYS expecting bad. For most of us it doesn’t just automatically happen, it’s a choice we have to make.

Renew your mind!

Whatever is going wrong in your life is a result of where your focus lies. If you don’t like it, change your focus. It’s all about your perception to our circumstances around us, not necessarily the circumstances themselves but how we react to them……whether fear or faith.

Your focus will either feed your faith or confirm your fears, AND since God didn’t give us a spirit of fear but one of power, love, and sound mind and self discipline. Speak LIFE, be positive and call those things that be not as though they are.

Have a wonderful weekend sweet friends!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Help Me Endure

Fix your eyes on Jesus.

Endure like Jesus did precious one, sometimes it’s just exactly what you need to hear. That’s what being in the Word and daily devotions can do for you. Helps you overcome and renew your mind.

I’ve been really struggling here lately, feeling very overwhelmed every which way I turn. Have you ever been there? Maybe you’re there now….well you’re in good company sweet one.

It could be just normal everyday stress, loss of a loved one, financial stress, health issues, something bad someone spoke over you and you got in agreement with, or even the actions of another that caused undue stress or problems…..Or a combination of things.

I feel like the crappy Number 3 Combo of French Onion Soup with a blob of nastiness in it that nobody wants….ANNNND WITHOUT the yummy side of Frosty and fries, LOL!

Life is just hard and sometimes we have to grieve the loss of something not even necessarily the physical loss of person but it could the loss of what you can’t do physically anymore or the loss of a relationship. Any number of things.

I was in a bad accident when I was in high school messed me up pretty good. Sitting at a red light minding my own business and BAM!! I was hit from behind. I saw it all fixing to happen, everything was in slow motion, nothing I could do. I’m watching this girl playing around with her boyfriend and then next thing I know I’m in the middle of intersection with oncoming traffic. It was a miracle I wasn’t killed.

Turns out she was someone I knew from high school. In that instant things changed because of someone’s carelessness. I recovered, got some monies but no one told me years down the road ALL the trouble I would have from that wreck. I don’t have to go into detail of all problems, all I need to say is I’ve suffered GREAT pain! Endless pain and not of my own doing and yet I have to deal with it everyday.

So for me in order to keep on keeping on, I have to do lots of things to keep myself functioning. I use essential oils, physical therapy, chiropractor, stretches, INF Unit, supplements and water aerobics. Through it all I’ve learned SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO THINGS THAT JUST AREN’T FAIR, and that’s just life.

Recently I’ve had a situation that caused me great pain, and nothing of my own doing. Nothing I could do but now I have to remove myself from that situation and do my best to allow God to bring healing to my heart and mind.

I’ve always been good under stress go, go, go, and go but when it’s over or no one is around here comes a bucket of tears. That happened while I was down with grandmother this past week. Looking back it was a little funny. With any kind of situation like that, emotions are high, everyone’s tired and on edge. Well after my Aunt and Uncle left to go get rest, I was staying the night, I just sat in the dark and wept while my grandmother slept. Of course, in comes A.J. the nurse, such a sweet soul. He’s like “Are you ok?” My response “I’m good!” Comes back in a few mins later “Are you sure you’re ok, you wanna talk?” Thinking oh goodness you DON’T want to know all my Jerry Springer😂

I had to run back to my grandmothers house to get some stuff and food, I get back and they’ve locked the front doors….Are you kidding me right now???? So now I have to walk allllllll the way around heaving all my stuff and go through the ER. (FYI, Before I headed down there I found out I have to have neck surgery again and tried to do a block to hold off….at this point block is no good and this does NOT please me at all!)

Needless to say, by the time I go back up to her room I was in excruciating pain, I sat in the chair while Moma was sleeping and cried some more and yes as luck would have it A.J. the nurse walks back in and sees me crying😂😂😂 I’m like this poor guy thinks I’m just a big crybaby! I told him I wasn’t upset any more I was hurting now, lol and like really I hardly ever cry. I’m sure he thought “Right!?!?!” But ya know it was so refreshing to my soul. While my problems didn’t change, my heart felt refreshed and I could see things better and after a while with my heating pad and some ice my neck and arm felt better. Moma was none the wiser.

I’ve had to endure much in my life, as many of you. I didn’t have a stable home life, several different step fathers, sexual abuse, grew up in alcoholism, heath issues and eating disorder. We’ve all got our issues but one thing I’d say about myself is it may take minute but I have learned to keep going and not camp in the mess. God gives us some kinda spiritual Ummmph! If we just don’t give up. Take the time to grieve and process things, cry if you need too but precious one GIVING UP IS NOT AN OPTIONS! I will preserve, I will prolly cry some more and it’s ok. We are overcomers! It will be hard and painful I know but God says YOU are anointed for hard my friend!

You are anointed for hard….

All that to say ENDURE sweet friend, keep on, don’t give up! The devil is under your feet!!

The cross had 2 sides, the crucifixion side and the resurrection side. Jesus had to endure one side to get to the other….

My friend that’s exactly what we have to do too. Sometimes we are dealt stinky circumstances beyond our control, just like Jesus we have to sometimes endure bad things. But Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus, for the joy of obtaining the prize of the cross, the resurrection, endured the pain.

We have to endure the pain as well.

I love Joyce Meyer definition of ENDURE is to outlast he devil!!

We gotta be steadfast long enough to let the trial do whatever it’s going to do in our lives and get from one side of the cross to the other!!

Precious one YOU have resurrection power life on the inside of you to endure whatever it is your going through so keep on, press on, and don’t give up!!

Endure like Jesus.

My heart will be steadfast because I KNOW that You are good💗

Big hugs,

Nicole 💗

Sometimes God Doesn’t Change Your Situation Because He Is Trying To Change Your Heart

Good morning sweet readers! Hope y’all are doing well. I am still in Panama City helping with my grandmother. Moma is such a fighter I’ll tell ya! Little fireball! She’ll be 92 in July and she’s is blind but that’s never stopped her.

Yesterday was good day, I walked in yesterday morning and she was alone AND feeding herself 🙌🏻 and drinking her coffee. She hasn’t been able to do that in a while. I was so proud of her. She was almost a member of the clean plate club, LOL.

No Hallucinations yesterday, we were told yesterday that it could have been from UTI. In the elderly it can somehow affect their mind. Nevertheless, dementia is an awful disease but I just pray we can get her to a better place. There is talk of her going to a rehab hospital, which sounds great but space is so limited here in Panama City because of the hurricane. Please pray for the right place for her opens up.

We greatly appreciate all your prayers.

Let’s get back on track now. This is an excerpt from one of my Al-Anon books.

“Live and let live” This was a scary slogan to me but as God lead me it brought me such peace. One person writes “Live and let live” I have an emotional acre to take care of. While its important to me to take care of the entire acre, it’s also important for me to not tend beyond those limits. This reminds me of how often I spend focusing on others feelings-trying to fix them or protect them- than on my own.”

I love this because I have been the great enabler for most of my life, doing things others should be doing for themselves. Have you ever struggled in this area? It’s not only not helpful to the other person but its harmful to you. It’s exhausting while also draining the life out of you.

But I’ve learned I’m not Holy Ghost junior and I can’t fix anyone….especially when they have no desire to change. If we keep trying to all it does is it hinders the other persons progress but it also prevents God from doing His mighty work. He knows what others need better than we do.

It’s not my responsibility to fix another person as much as we’d like too. Nor am I responsible for their happiness, I don’t have that kind of power BUT GOD DOES!!

I’ve learned too that when I was “tending to others” I wasn’t allowing God to work in me either and ONLY God can bring about change in another person.

Helping someone isn’t a bad thing, on the contrary helping and being a blessing is what we are called to do. It’s when it crosses over into “tending to others” who could do for themselves but simple don’t want to or care too. If we continue to enable a person or situation, the situation and we spiral out of control. Sadly I’ve been there a time or 2 or 100. LOL!

People need to feel the consequences of their choices, that’s not a bad thing. How else do we learn?

My friend, feelings are not a bad thing, but they are also not to be trusted. We can’t be lead by our emotions. We all go through good and bad and that’s what allows God’s perfect work in us.

And…..sometimes God is more interested in changing our hearts rather than changing our circumstances.

“Live and let live” WOW, how freeing!!! Thank you Lord!!

Have a wonderful day y’all! Big hugs,

Nicole💗

I Wait For The Lord And Put My Hope In Him

When we pray in faith, trusting and believing God’s power is released into our circumstances. Boy that’s what we all need these days, isn’t it? God’s Power!

Right now I’m down in Panama City, Florida, my grandmother isn’t doing well. When I look at how the disease has progressed and changes it has made in her mind and body it breaks my heart. But I have to remember I need to try and do what’s best for her, not necessarily what “others” may like. Some choose to hold onto things that at this stage doesn’t even matter and just does more harm than good (Thanks Claudia, my cousin…she can be my voice of reason. Love you)

Moma was extremely angry and very much out of control when I got there yesterday but once she and I were alone I prayed over her, I put on worship music and we just talked a bunch Off and on, making sure her needs were met. It was amazing to me how the atmosphere in that cold, scary room changed. God is so good.

It wasn’t about me, it’s the presence of God being invited in and allowing Him to do what NO ONE could do. When we invite him in things change, miracles happen! But if we allow all the past hurst, bad memories, terrible words spoken to penetrate our hearts and unforgiveness to take root Holy Spirit can’t do what needs to be done

So I’m Expectant! I don’t know what that looks like in this case but I know I serve a Good Good Father who loves us and wants what is best for us. He loves my Moma and wants healing and restoration above all else.

Expectancy means anticipation, eagerness, excitement; a feeling that something is going to happen. It’s the power of hope!  May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope) (AMPC). Romans 15:13

I love what Joyce Meyer says:

“Hope is powerful!

Hope is more than a motivational thought or a fading daydream—hope is a nothing-is-impossible-with-God firestorm refusing to be quenched. It’s an awareness that God is actually expecting, looking and longing to show you His goodness.   

Hope is what stabilizes your frantic thoughts and emotions—it’s an awareness that there is no problem big enough to keep God from rescuing you.”

Faith reaches out into the spiritual realm and expects God’s supernatural power to show up and do what NO ONE else could EVER do!!!

With being expectant, having faith and hope….there’s also FORGIVENESS.

Releasing someone who has hurt you intentionally or unintentionally is so crucial for our own self and well being. We don’t do it for the other person, we do it for ourselves.

See my friend we can hold on to an offense or MANY OFFENSES, and blame others allllll day long but all your doing when you hold onto bitterness, resentments and unforgiveness……it’s like Taking Poison And Waiting For The Other Person To Die Doesn’t make much sense does it?

Today I choose to be filled with faith, filled with Hope, and filled with love from my Heavenly Father who wants good things for us. He wants us to walk in a spirit of restoration, being peacemakers to those around us who don’t know how or just can’t.

Expect something great to happen in your life sweet friend and pray BIG BOLD PRAYERS, because He sees each tear and He hears us from heaven, Amen!

Here are some pictures of my grandmother she is so beautiful and man she’s a fireball, lol😂 Please pray for her and the family.

Love and hugs,

Nicole💗