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Unity in Community

This morning was my usual routine but with some anticipated company. Ordinarily I have found solitude with walking and running solo but on today, I embraced being out in my community meeting others with the same interests as me. To my surprise we have a lot of things in common.

It was so great to step out and take the initiative to do something that I wanted. In the start of getting back in habit with my exercise routine, I only took interest of doing it by myself. I believe Covid had a small part to do with that but seemingly a big part of that was just, me. To my recollection, I enamored myself and time with myself that I ignored the call of my belief, community. Community doesn’t just happen. Communities exist because of the people that make them up. I’m not just talking about living in a community but being active in your community and present for others around you. Being part or even creating a community doesn’t even just happen. It happens because people decide to be more for something other than themselves. To my own resolve, I had to remember that. I had to remember my purpose, my desire, and the meaning of it all. I’m glad I did.

It’s gratifying to do things on your own and although I look forward to new found relationships, I will still embrace balance and not feel too guilty for wanting to be a lone wolf from time to time. Personal time is good too but I know good company makes me better.

That’s me and a picture, which happens to be a favorite from Great Wolf Lodge. This kind of depicts my personality in a way. It’s kind of neat. It’s kind of me and I like the fact that I can admit who I am, even if it’s not perfect.

I know there is a world out there that wants you to keep to yourself and find contentment in isolation and although I am probably one of the most zealous people that one would meet that earnestly values my personal space and alone time, I so immensely enjoyed the presence of my morning walk and run with a few people in my community that I’ve never ever met in my life.

Community is life-giving—and essential to following Christ. Scripture says that’s because we’re better together than we are alone.(Romans 12:4–5).

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It can be hard for some of us to commit to community, especially if we’re guarded or prefer solitude. But community is God’s desire for us—and a sign of a mature faith. Because at the end of the day, when we grow in our relationships with others, we’re growing in relationship with Him!” -Ramsey Solutions

Live life by trying new things. Don’t be afraid to step out and do something you’ve always wanted to, especially with others. It’s an entire world out here waiting for you. Don’t be afraid to live in it. Don’t be afraid to live.

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What Happens When You are Precisely Present?

So on this morning leading into this afternoon, I had it on my heart to meditate. After such an enjoyable and well anticipated family vacation I am refreshed physically. Now I needed to be spiritually refreshed.

I decided to take some time outdoors with my furry friend and breathe in the nature around me.

For some reason that I didn’t understand, it came upon me to dwell on scriptures that gave mention and reflection of daily prayers. I meditated on some verses in the book of Ezra, Daniel, Psalms, and lastly Acts and there were so many moments of learning that were given to me. Some moments of understanding I feel are too precious to share and some I may share at a later time.

Their is one however that I want to share now which eludes into this posts purpose and that is A beautiful moment happened at the “Beautiful Gate”. It was a moment of healing. It was done by faith. It was made possible by belief and it happened unexpectedly but presently in an hour of time dedicated for prayer. Imagine what goodness could happen if you dedicated, when instructed a time to pray.

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There was such a beautiful moment that took place because of being precisely present where meant to.

I believe what is considered beautiful isn’t a spectacle. Beauty is created in moments, not in looks or things. When you dedicate yourself to something, if only for a time, the beauty of that commitment is a result not always for your benefit.

The beauty in dedication is that you discipline yourself to be precisely present in a certain place or to perform a certain task hopeful something wonderful will transpire from it.

Peter and John dedicated themselves to go to the temple and pray at a precise hour. There was no expectancy of miracles that would be performed only a time for prayer, but within that a miracle was performed nonetheless. The prophets used that as a testament to spread the gospel. The result was not the lame man walking, Peter, or John but in that, it was God getting the glory from what took place! In that moment such a precious thing happened.

Because of your faith, what beautiful moment has unraveled or that you are believing God for to happen in your life? Is it healing, deliverance, peace, restoration, self-care, better finances, dreams ful-filled…….?

Whatever it is, a beautiful moment is possible to all those that believe. Until next time my friends……..

be blessed.

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This was written from inspiration from Acts 3:1-11. Photo reference: Photo by Pixabay on pexels.com and Photo by Inna Lesyk on pexels.com

Keep Your Joy

Life is too precious. Live your life the way you are purposed to live it, not the way someone else thinks you should. People will say things, being unkind and throwing off but alot of what they are saying is them talking about what’s going on in the inside of themselves, they just don’t realize it, yet. No one is perfect, not even the one who has the platform. Don’t get caught up in other people’s emotions; control your own and keep smiling.

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You Have the Grace to Handle it

Someone just needs to know that they will make it. You will make it. Everyone is not in the same place in life but I want to let you know that wherever you may find yourself you have the grace to make it through. You can make it.

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Pulling from what I wrote earlier this month in the Child of God series still accompanies my thoughts and I just want to singularly give space to this statement. “It’s not by some coincidence you face the obstacles that you do which seemingly feels like you’re the only one experiencing problems. It may be that you have the required strength to defeat that obstacle more better than anyone else who has not yet acquired the knowledge to handle it. You not only have the strength to defeat that obstacle but you have the courage to challenge it head on.” More to read from this series I’ve written “Child of God“.

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Cry if you need to but get back up. You can make it.

Until next time be blessed…..

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