Tag: #Breathe

Take the Risk and Enter

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Take a step of faith, take the risk and enter. The worst that can happen is this.

You sing for joy.

You dance away your troubles.

You laugh like never before.

You cry your deepest tears.

You clap with sheer joy.

You express and experience uninhibited love.

You heal within and without.

Your problems melt away.

Your confusion turns into wisdom.

Your fear turns into courage.

Your prison walls break into pieces.

You find significance.

You realize how valuable and precious you truly are.

You recognize the beauty and power that lie within you.

You treasure every breath you breathe.

You appreciate every single day that you are alive.

You discover that you do not have to go it all alone.

You realize that there is One Who loves you more than you love yourself. God.

Those are all the worst things that can happen, so, enter. Take the risk. Find out for yourself. Don’t take my word for it.

Discover the breath of life.

Discover the rivers of living water.

Discover what it means to be free indeed.

Discover what it means to have life more abundantly.

Discover what it means to be VALUED!

Go ahead, take the risk, and enter. You’ve waited this long. You are still here, and He is still waiting. It’s really alright what others think, don’t worry about it. Imagine if you hesitate, and not enter because of other people’s opinions, and then one day you discover that they took the risk and entered. After all that talk and shaming you, they actually took the risk and entered, and received what you could have received, if you had just shut your ears to their mockery and taken the same risk and had entered into God’s Presence. And now here they are, enjoying His love, His peace, His joy, His deliverance and His divine blessings.

But you are still here, so take the risk and enter, my friend. It really is never too late, dear one. Enter into His Presence and breathe.

Breathe in divine strength.

Breathe in divine ability.

Breathe in divine peace.

Breathe in divine wisdom.

Breathe in divine courage.

Take the risk and enter into His Presence

There is nothing to lose, there is everything to gain!

Drained Power Ready Spirit

Your heart is parched. Your spirit is parched. Broken. Dried up.

Thirsty. Hungry. Craving. Yearning. Empty.

When did it come to this? How did it come to this?

How to start? Where to start? Is there a new beginning? Is there another chance?

Drained willpower? What’s that? None left. Barely breathing. Don’t feel like feeling.

Yet there is life. Yet there is a light. Yet your spirit will not die, it longs to soar.

Your spirit will not die, it longs to spread its wings.

Your spirit will not die, it longs to create.

Your spirit will not give up, it longs to fulfill purpose.

Gotta get up, for it’s another day to breathe, another day to live to its fullest.

How about another try, another step, another push?

Get it done. The spirit is alive and ready! It’s not giving up on you, are you?

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Don’t Give Suicide Another Life

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A friend reminded me that this is the time of year that many will take their own lives, and so I am writing to you in desperation. Do not allow suicide to take your life. Do not let suicide score with your life. You are too special. I am writing to the souls who are feeling suicidal. Please don’t. Please don’t do it. The darkness crowding in on you does not have to determine your future, your destiny, or your end. It may not feel like it at the moment, but you do have the power to conquer that. You have the power to overcome it. Believe it! You can have victory over suicide. You don’t have to go beautiful one, precious soul. Stay with the rest of us. Beat suicide and let your colors overwhelm the darkness.

It may not feel like it, this very moment, but there is a precious reason why you exist. There is a valuable reason why you are here. There is a worthy reason for your presence on this Earth. Your life, no matter what has been done to you, no matter what your choices have been, and where they have led you, is not a mistake. Please wait. Hold on. Hang in there. I don’t know who you are, but we are fighting for your life, your spirit, your soul and your mind right now. Stay, don’t give suicide another life. There is help!

When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, you are freed from your disability.” Luke 13:12 (ESV)

It may be extremely difficult to see, feel and comprehend it right now, in your current state of loneliness, rejection and feeling defeated, but there still is a light in you, and there is still purpose residing within you, waiting for you to tap into it and take off.

Don’t lose your power and give in. Have the courage to live. Have the courage to thrive. See yourself in a different light. Give yourself another chance, and dare to believe that you are more beautiful than how you feel right now. Breathe. Fight. Live. And there is One who can help.

And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. –Matthew 9:35 (ESV)

Precious friend, wonderful soul, if death is going to come, it will come in its own time. Don’t give in to suicide, don’t succumb to it because you are feeling worthless, dark and depressed, and feeling like you can no longer go on. Reach deep for the light within you. Reach for God who created you with more strength, more power and more love than you can ever imagine!

I know that life can be brutal, I know that it can be unjust, it can be a nightmare, and people can make you feel like you are not worth the life that you have been given. BUT THAT IS A LIE. There is a quality about you, there is a uniqueness about you, there is something which only you have, to give to this world, so live and give the world your gift.

Let your colors shine in the darkness! Don’t allow the darkness to take away your colors. Stay alive and overwhelm the darkness. Do not let it overwhelm you. Choose life!

This is my comfort in my affliction, that your promise gives me life. 

Psalm 119:50 (ESV)

Don’t give suicide another life. Not yours.

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The Finisher

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Many times we begin a good thing, but:

  • We do not have the power to finish
  • We do not have the courage to finish
  • We do not have the self-confidence to finish
  • We do not have strength to finish
  • We do not have the self-worth to finish
  • We do not have the self-dignity to finish

Our beauty within is dulled. Our wisdom has lost its way. Our strength has lost its victory. Our power has lost its potency. We realize that Human Science, Intellect and Philosophy, can only go so far. We need more. More than what we have been taught, more than what society, family and schools have taught us. And more than the relationships we are in.

We desperately need the Finisher. The One Who:

  • Cleanses from deep within, washes and wipes clean our spirit, souls, minds and hearts
  • Is ever present and never changing
  • Opens the door to fulfilling purpose and nothing, no one can stop Him
  • Begins a good work and ensures that He sees it through to the very end
  • Loves us unconditionally, no matter how deep the stain, or how bad the sin
  • Is ever present, all-knowing, always uplifting, always healing us
  • Constantly protects, delivers and redeems us

The Finisher makes a way when the road appears hopeless and there seems to be no path to continue, or no way out. How lost are we? How far gone are we? How tired are we? Do we need strength to start the journey of our purpose? Are we mid-way and feel too exhausted and fatigued, like there is no light at the end of the tunnel? Are we swimming upwards but we feel like we are drowning downwards? Are we running hard and it appears as though we have nothing left to reach the finish line? Have we given, and given, and given, and feel emptied out? Have we borne the price and weight of our purpose and now we feel like it’s too heavy?

Bent over, how can we possibly continue? Out of breath, how can we possibly push on? Heavy, how can we possibly carry on? We all need divine assistance to fulfill our purpose, and to accomplish why we are here. Human strength, wisdom, science and intellect alone cannot do it. Not if we want to finish the divine way that we should.

Let’s turn to the Finisher. It is time to turn to the Finisher who will restore us, restore our path, restore our journey, restore our purpose, and renew our strength, our courage, our joy, our peace and our wisdom. God knows, in this day and age, with all the evil, hurt, agony and pain in our world, we need the Finisher, to constantly replenish and fill us.

But you, LORD, are a shield that protects me; you are my glory and the one who restores me. – Psalm 3:3 (NET Bible)

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The Divine Option to Our Existence

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Tired soul, exhausted spirit, stop! Breathe! Take a very deep breath! Pause and think for a moment! Think! There is another option! One that will bring you to the divine pinnacle of your existence.

What are you about to do? Are you about to take your life? Are you about to give in to depression? Are you about to succumb to sorrow, loneliness and sadness? Are trauma, heartbreak and disappointment about to sink you? Are you about to drown in drugs and vices that deplete your soul, mind and spirit? What are you about to do? There is another option!

There is a power and a breath that will give you the peace of mind and the courage that you seek. There is  a power and a breath that can take away the agony, that unbearable pain which keeps rising to the surface. There is a power and breath that will take you to the pinnacle of your existence. You work so hard. You try so hard. You apply yourself to everything you lay your hands on, yet your demons continue to plague you and chain you down. Have you not suffered enough? Are you aware that we are created with dunamis and that we have unlimited divine power when we tap into it? I would like to present dunamis to you. Take this option!

How does dunamis reside in us? How does it become triggered and activated in us? Well, it does not have to be recreated or reinvented, it simply needs to be discovered within. It is power already residing within us! We cannot borrow, buy, or steal it. We did not, and do not need to earn it. We can ignore it, remain unaware of it. There is nothing we have to do to acquire it, but simply look up to God who saw it fit to create us with it. Try this option!

Dunamis is the dormant power in us that becomes activated by the Breath of God, also known as the Holy Spirit or zoe. When we make that free-will choice to turn to our Source, God, dunamis becomes triggered within us through and by the Holy Spirit of God. Dunamis will not and cannot function to its fullest without the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit gives us life, life given by God, through His breath, free for all, breathed by all. However, to reach the pinnacle of our existence we need to turn to God, ask for the Holy Spirit, who then empowers us with divine abilities by activating existing, dormant, untapped, unused, dunamis to its fullest.

Many have invented useful philosophies, technology, psychology and science to guide us. They have crafted and presented other life forms and mediums for us to worship, all in an attempt to be happy, to gain protection and security, and to be victorious, but many have not tried God’s zoe. I wonder why, when zoe is the very breath of God which gives us life to be alive, yet we do not want to acknowledge His existence.

You may appear to shine at everything, yet secretly you feel empty; demons plaguing you, secrets haunting you, emptiness and loneliness encompassing you, lies that torment you daily. Your soul is tired! Your façades and masks are weighing you down and making you disgusted with yourself. Your spirit is exhausted! When are you going to cry out to God to revitalize and set you free, in a way that only He can? How will you know if you do not try? Is that too much to ask for your precious soul? Is that too much to ask for your life? Is your image, how you look, your intellect, your philosophies, your science, your technology, or your need to impress others more valuable than your priceless soul? Don’t you want to go beyond just living and existing? Don’t you want to experience your life at its highest against all odds? Don’t you want to fight for your soul?

I hope you do, because dunamis and zoe are available to you, my brother, my sister, as your other option. It is entirely your choice. You are worth it that pinnacle of divine existence!

 

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Take This Moment Just for You

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Have a seat for a moment.  Take a break from everything and every one. This bench is here especially for you, this is now your space; just you, your soul, your mind, your heart and your spirit.  Sit for a while and have some significant me time. Make it worthwhile, because this moment is yours. It is about you and only you. You have some very serious questions to ask yourself. No one is watching, no one is around, no one will walk by or peek at you. It is literally just you!

Take a really deep breath. Ready? Here we go.

Ask yourself…

  • Who and what is the source of my strength, wisdom, joy and peace?
  • How deep does the foundation that they provide me with run?
  • What are the depth, length, breadth, and height of my foundation?
  • What does this foundation really look like?
  • Is it worth turning to when I need to take a deep breath?
  • Can my foundation truly sustain me through my darkest times, answer my deepest questions, chase my demons away, and cause me to stand tall, shaken yet unshakable?

What is Your foundation? Who or what are you anchored in?

Matthew 7:24-27 New Living Translation (NLT)

24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. 27 When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.”

You know your life better than anyone else does.

You know your truths and your lies.

You know what makes you tremble when no one is watching.

You know what makes you quiver in your dark and insecure moments.

You know where it really hurts.

You know what demons torment you.

When there is dark, unbearable torment and onslaught of anger, depression and insecurities on your mind, emotions, heart and spirit, who or what do you turn to?

  • What do they really do for you?
  • Are they genuinely supporting and buoying you up?
  • Can they truly stand the test of time for your life?
  • Will they last? Will they bring you real joy?
  • Will they bring you real peace?
  • Will they bring you real wisdom?
  • Will they bring you real liberty or just temporary freedom?

What and who you call ‘foundation’, what and who you depend upon, can they provide you with unlimited sustenance?

Think on these things, very deeply.  For your own sake, make sure that you are leaning and depending on the right foundation. One that will keep you, bear you up, come what may!

This is your life and your life matters!

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Developing Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence

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Multitudes of us on this earth, but who are we truly? What have we really become? What do we really stand for?

The state of Self-actualization, Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence do not come cheap. It is divine. It is born out of extremely tough, agonizing and deep soul-searching situations. It takes practice and deliberate effort at developing a mindset that works towards love, peace and kindness.  It takes allowing our spirit, mind, and soul, being chiseled daily. While painful and agonizing, and completely going against our carnal nature, Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence seeks to develop the True, Spiritual and Beautiful Self hidden within us. It asks you and me to look within and tap into the spiritual part of our being and when we do so, in time, with much practice, as we tune and tap into our own spirit, we develop the ability to take our eyes off other people, take deep confident breaths and do that which is the opposite to unkind situations. We can control ourselves and our reactions towards others and what they do and say to us. We can develop peaceful strength to deflect the terrible things that are done to us. It is difficult and does not happen overnight, but it can be done, minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, week by week, month by month, and year by year.  Spiritually for me it takes God to take over my carnal nature, and in my tangible experience, it works.

Self-actualization, Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence come from deliberately digging deep within and HONESTLY facing who and what we have become, and making a deep quiet determination to become a better person who is capable of withstanding others in a peaceful way. Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence, is developing the power to forgive, and the strength to genuinely offer a helping hand even when we ourselves are hurtingIt is the willingness to create a positive, peaceful and healing atmosphere, in the face of unkind and hostile situations. This is not mentally or emotionally easy but when we decide to tap into the True Self, which I believe is created by Divinity, we develop the Quiet Power, Peaceful Confidence, and ability to create positive effects in what has every potential to naturally become negative, destructive and unkind.  A lot of  how we react depends on our spiritual beliefs or source, if indeed we have any at all.

Think on these questions.

  • Where and who do you turn to for the supernatural?
  • Who and what do you draw peace and strength from?
  • Do you have a spiritual realm you draw from, that you can use as your comfort?
  • Do you have a spiritual source that you can delight in, that is your firm foundation when everything around you is falling apart?
  • What will keep you steady and still when everything around you is spinning out of control?
  • What or who will keep you intact when all hell breaks loose?

 Now ask yourself:

  •  With all my knowledge, intellectual power, technological know-how, what have I really become?
  • To what or who am I appending my soul, spirit, and life?How do I nurture my mind?
  • What do I fill my mind with?
  • Who and what do I gravitate towards for peace, wisdom, strength, courage and joy?
  • What images do I worship? What do they do for me?
  • What or who motivates me, inspires me, steers and directs my motives and intents?
  • What do I really stand for?
  • What does my foundation really look like?
  • Am I grounded in anything? If so, what does it look like?
  • What does it really do to me and/or for me?

Nine out of ten chances we will manage our emotions and channel our choices and decisions from whatever or whoever directs us spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Matthew 5 New International Version (NIV)

He said:

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
    for they will be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
    for they will be shown mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
    for they will see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
    for they will be called children of God.
10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

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One Important Breath From It All

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“If I take that one deep breath, walk away for a minute, a day, a week, (dependent upon how deep the cut and how emotional I feel), I will find the strength, the peace, and the wisdom to handle the situation or person more appropriately.

A positive, mature, and constructive response comes with a lot of practice and an attitude that is always less on the defensive.”  ~The Reminder

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