Choose Life

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CHOOSE LIFE

I will not die but live. And I will tell of what the Lord has done. Psalms 118:17

May the Lord give you strength and wisdom to pass through your present bridge you are facing.

As you walk across, whisper to yourself, “I will not die. I’ve chosen to live. With Jesus help, I will prevail.”

Once you’ve reach the otherside, shout with all your might of what the Lord has done.

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Giving Up or Letting Go?

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GIVING UP OR LETTING GO?
Woke up with the phrase, “thoughts can kill you or heal you,” and it wouldn’t leave me alone.
Seeking undestanding, I ask the Lord, “is this a theme for a story or something else?”
As I spent my quiet time, the phrase return and it brought another idea along. Not finding the proper words to put on this feeling, I looked for a photo to help me identify what the Holy Spirit was telling me.
When I saw the leaf, a question formed, “Is the leaf giving up or letting go?”
Knowing how God works and moves me or should I say pushes me to act upon what He sees in me, I knew a reminder was being handed for my mind.
Will I be giving up what has been done in me? Or letting go and accept the change which is in hand?
Many times, I fight thoughts which push me to give up and let the dream die.
It’s a real, true struggle within me!!!
One which produces melancholy even after workouts, walks and being out in nature for hours. Usually God wakes my spirit and soon I get myself moving by doing my duties of laundry and cleaning or paying bills.
My self talk goes something like this, “Lidia, you’re a grown woman, just keep taking steps. How else can you be a witness of what you’ve said you are in Christ?”
Why am telling you this? Because I’m not alone fighting a battle which we’ve been told it’s won. Yet, no relief has come. It diverted and missed us. Well, it feels like it has for what ever reason.
Instead of standing strong against the enemy. I do as he wants, be in the front battle zone fighting for my right to be who God said I am.
For many of us, the war exist in our head more than in our heart.
We struggle with thoughts which are killing us, inside out. Once our will is done with, we have no reason to exist. Meditate on God words, are daily pills, but our thoughts of redemption and healing remain dried up. (Rom. 12:2)
Then the dagger hits home, Hope is for others, not for me.
I shared my reoccurring waking thought with a friend over coffee this morning. I mention that I wasn’t sure if it was for a story. She suggested to write a story about twins, one with the name Ican’t and the other Ican.
After she left, I had my quiet time. It was them when I saw these twins, joined by one heart, in me.
Who will win?
The one who will remain standing strong and walk in the newness of who she has become.
Is it easy? Nope. I will confront that solid steep mountian God told me about.
It will seem unclimbable before me, but with the Lord’s help, I will get to the other side which is labeled, “accomplishement.”
Not sure what you’re struggling and doing battle with today, but be assured you are not alone even though it’s a lonesome road.
Today will you chose with me to dwell and meditate on the Victory which the Lord conquered for us through His resurrection?
Let’s encourage each other today as we stand with the banner of victory on our spear then walk in faith on what has already been done and accomplished in us. (Heb. 3:13)
You maybe on a different road, but we’re facing the same enemy. Let’s keep in mind the enemy is not only finished but CONQUERED! (John 19:30)
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River of Life

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Life grabbed me by the seat of my pants, placed me on a boat in the middle of a river with no paddles or motor.

Cold rainy days and nights I’ve experienced with moments where I felt as if I was drowning.

Then the sky clears and the sun shines and God’s glory is seen.

When moments like this come my way, I smile as I float by.

Slowly I close my eyes as the view vanishes out of sight.

I then savor the moment, guarding my memory in my heart, for I don’t know what lies on the other side of the river’s bend of tomorrow.
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Backdrop

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⛅BACKDROP⛅
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At times what’s
Beyond the present
Overcomes the scenario
One left behind a second ago.
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☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️

Icebergs of Circumstances

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❄SPRING SHIFT❄
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Cycles have a purpose.

Winter anesthetics growth to improvement circumstances.

Spring awakens growth to rehabilitative change.

Summer energizes growth to celebrate development.

Fall relaxes growth to release what hindered the improvement of circumstance, rehabilitation of change and the celebration of development.

Be ready, when the icebergs of circumstances begin to melt.

Shifting, flooding, crowding can prevent us from having a positive attitude towards growth.
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Really, How Big is Life?

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IN THE FAR DISTANCE️
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To grasp how big life really is, one must:

Drink oceans of understanding,
Climb mountains of insight,
Trench terrains of awareness,
Breath rivers of experience, plus
Soak -up starburst of heavenly enlightenment.

Or just go for a hike in the wilderness of Alaska.

I promise, your mind, heart, body, soul and spirit
will be drench with all the above that you
will sleep like a child, who’d played all day
and for most of the night.
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🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️🔹️

WARNING ~ Nature Humbles

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Keep in mind, once you cross, you must return with less. Otherwise, how else will you be able to fit through that small passage and come back?

Seriously, being out in nature can help shrinks problems, lessens troubles, relieves tension, plus reduce our waist line, if we adjusts our perspectives.

WARNING! Being out in the wild-of-less, it’s a humbling experience.

Prayers Are Footprints

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PRAYERS FROM FRIENDS AND LOVE ONES ARE INVISIBLE STEPS ON THE TRAIL OF LIFE WHICH WE ARE ABOUT TO WALK ON.

AMONG THEM, IS A SET OF STEPS AHEAD OF THE PRAYERS, THEY BELONG TO JESUS THE LORD. FOR HE WENT AHEAD OF US TO PREPARE WHAT WE NEED.

CAN WE TRUST HIM WHEN HE’LL SAY,  “IT’S TIME, COME?”

Nature, The Great Escape

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🔶️NEED AN ESCAPE🔶️
 
Mentally
Physically
Emotionally
Even spiritually
 
Nature releases:
 
Tension
Pressure
Confusion
Even Selfishness
 
Go outdoors and heal.
 
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Moose Pass, Alaska 1-20-2018

Rise Above Troubles

Before one can rise above their troubles, one must survive the ride of the turbulence. 20180304_140010.jpg

When the waves of the circumstances hit hard, one’s support must hold strong.

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While others enjoys life, one should take time to regain purpose in spite of the loss.

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As the torment diminishes, one must fix their sight on the horizon, regain balance and move on.20180304_141936.jpg

Hope, love and faith are the sails to maneuver through the waves of doubt and unbelief. They are true life guards who save anyone in a life’s storms.20180304_143600.jpg

Stretch out your hand and grab God’s help. It often comes in human form.

UNTIL THE STORM ENDS ~ Find a way to survive the tempest.