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Giving God The Right To Direct Our Lives!

I will trust Him along the way.  I may stomp and pout, but I’ll give Him elbow room so He can pull it off perfectly!

Gotta let go to know…

Hi friends and family!  When you’re in a dilemma or wanting to do something B-I-G (understatement) and everyone seems to be a naysayer, who or what is your go-to? 

Where do you usually turn?

I used to go directly to my friends FIRST because I value their opinion.  But there’s good reason the Lord cautions us to go to Him first and discuss the matter.  With our friends being so much like us, they’ll usually only tell us what we want to hear anyways, or…

I mean, to tell you to invest thousands of dollars more when they think you’re crazy to begin with is a risky event.

sometimes you just have to put on your big girl panties and deal with it

So…  I decided to just put on my big girl panties and walk by faith.

After all, God brought me to such a time as this…

God cares and when we act at the right time, God will use our courage for the purpose He places us in.

I feel our brave men and women who put their lives on the line each and every day should be treated with respect and honor.

When was the last time you told a law enforcement officer how much you appreciated them?

I’m waffling between radical faith and doubt here.  I’m stressing, putting in an extra 20, 30 hours a week of additional work that is not needed, taking away elbow room God might require to bless me with His undeniable supernatural favor.

Having a Plan B, doing EVERYTHING humanly possible, doesn’t require faith or trust.  It’s called CONTROLLING and MANIPULATING the situation!

Why do we doubt and sabotage and cause ourselves anxieties?  That’s the definition of a double-minded, unstable Beloved.  And I don’t want my faith to be tossed to and fro.

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Holy Spirit keeps nudging me about not having to grab me by the bit to redirect my stubborn fits!

We know we’ve got an awesome God when Holy Spirit convicts and speaks to us like He does.  Hee-haw!  Then again, He does know our hearts and minds. He is our Comforter, our Counselor, our BFF!

When we faith the fear, and I’m talking thousands of dollars it will cost if I fail, not to mention the cost of humiliation, solely to give back to those who do so much for us, it’s scary not knowing if you’re going to get enough donations to make it happen. 

With over 500 tickets requested from just a few law enforcement agencies, and requests are still pouring in, my heart grieves to not be able to fulfill their wishes.  Blessing them with free tickets to their event honoring them is a priviledge!

And here I was led to believe that I was too much to handle?

Ha…

God just reiterates, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life.  I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide.  So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before.  Don’t make me tug you and pull you along.  Just come with me” (Psalm 32:8-9 TPT).

I love when I stay present.  When I focus on God and not my anxieties, I’m able to see the treasures God places along my path that bring me comfort and confirmation. That’s Papa God’s way of saying, “I see you and love you, Beloved.” 

This plane says “RESCUE” with a missile hole-turned-heart alongside of the aircraft!

That plane needed some pink hearts to speak life into all those bullet holes.

Enough said…

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I laugh as I’m listening to a Joyce Meyer’s sermon as I’m typing this, stressed.  Joyce was saying something like, “If you’re passionate about something and doubt is driving you nuts wanting confirmation (hello), follow your passion, shut up and move forward.” 

I love that woman!

That my life will never be the same; to go up and never stop.

Blameless Go Up and Never Stop

I’ve decided to faith the fear and Go up and never stop!  So 500 tickets it is!

Where God guides, He always provides!

If you would like to partner with me in prayer for abundant favor and provision, maybe even donate, our expectations will deliver, Where God guides, He always provides!

So my nonprofit is not going for 100 tickets dedicated to law enforcement officers and the fallen families, we’re going for 500.

Go up and never stop…

Up, up and away…

After all, God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…

So I’m giving God the right to direct my life and we’ll watch together!

Blameless Go Up and Never Stop!

Yes, it means that much to me…

Until next time…

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Back The Blue Whatever You Do! You Have No Idea What We Go Through!

 

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Back the Blue

Whatever You Do!

You Have No Idea

What We Go Through!

The simplicity prevailing from the heartfelt stories heard from many desperate, yet heroic, LEO (law enforcement officer) wives is overwhelming.  One shares, My comfort is governed by the fact of feeling his skin sleeping next to my scared and fragile body.  Another shares, The comforting sound and melody of his snores when I have not heard even the slightest peep from him in days.  Many announce, The power coming from the thunder of his boots as he quietly opens the front door.  One reiterates, The fact and reassurance in knowing that My Man is home, even if all that means is to catch but a glimpse of him similar to checking on the kids before bed.  Many share that the comfort and solace to their freaked out persona is found in his touch and those tender and meaningful moments of his gentle kisses!

The most disturbing and heartbreaking due to today’s violence…  His backup is on the other end of the island.  I do not dare get off my knees once he leaves the house.  I’m afraid!!!  What if he needs backup and gets shot and I fall asleep and don’t hear the phone?  I am so overwhelmed and exhausted!  Even our kids are full of fear.

I don’t know about you because I’m guilty here, but a common phrase that a lot of us girls utter vicariously is, “Oh, I love a man in uniform.”  What many of us girls don’t realize is that being the beloved bride of a law enforcement officer requires selfless loving.  Want to know how to live out the definition of 1 John 4:7-21, marry into law enforcement.  This means there’s no room to be weak, needy, insecure, clingy or even self-centered.   No one ever said it would cost so much; yet night shift wives grieve, “That’s when their scent on the pillow has to be enough!”

Matthew 5:9 tells us that “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”  We need peace today in our culture, especially as fragile as the world is today.  Just because some bad cops refuse to honor the badge, it does not mean the integrity and character of all law enforcement is corrupted. 

Instead of bringing division through disagreements and violence and riots to get our voices heard, how about we take that negative energy, agree to disagree, and exert it in praying for the lives of all law enforcement officers and their families, especially the wives.  These courageous women grow more fearful each passing day and we need to extend our love, support and encouragement to include more than just prayer. 

The image below disturbs me because of its validity and truth.  There is heightened awareness needed here, “Come Home Safe”?  Ponder that.  A gentle reminder implanted on the backside of the front door.

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My heart is heavy, especially right now, for all law enforcement officers, their wives/partners and children.  They give so much to their communities to keep order and control, and yes, even a speeding ticket for those of us who need to slow down at times, so shouldn’t we in turn give back a little of our time to pray for, pray over, love on, support and encourage those who are doing everything in their power to be the peacemakers that Jesus talks about? 

If you know of a police officer and their family, won’t you please consider offering some sort of comfort and encouragement to them by offering to pray for daily protection, bring a meal, drop some flowers off, offer hugs and a listening ear, even an introduction, and just let them know how much we appreciate EVERYTHING THEY DO!  Who knows, you might make a friend for life, but if not, you are pouring out love and bringing unity into our communities by reaching outside of the comforts of your own protected home and offering golden nuggets filled with love as you sprinkle support that will initiate peace that surpasses all knowledge.  Peace is the golden nugget here that can only be found in Love! 

This post is dedicated to all law enforcement wives/partners and their families…

With Special Honor and Dedication to a Woman and Wife of Nobel Character, a Courageous Warrior, My Friend For Life, who bravely covers her husband in prayer each and every day as he performs his duties to serve, defend and protect his community, Sheena Higgins! 

The World Is A Better Place Because Of You, Beautiful Sheena!  Thank You!