As I can I want to offer a fresh word of encouragement sharing from my experience how our Father God meets us in the middle of loving and living out our faith to draw others to freedom. The road to freedom can seem long and hard not unlike the experiences of living as refugees from war torn nations, walking out of years of abuse and pain in broken relationships, facing the reality check that comes with unplanned pregnancy, and the great journey to healing from trauma and adverse childhood experiences. I fully believe we are offered so much more than we ever experience as Christ followers. We settle for a life in bondage to the elemental nature of this world and continue to live as Hagar when in fact we are daughters of Sarah.
Galatians 4:31
31 So, brothers [and sisters], we are children not of the slave woman, but of the free woman.


James 1:18 (TPT)

18 God was delighted to give us birth by the truth of His infallible Word so that we would fulfill His chosen destiny for us and become the favorite ones out of all His Creation!

We are His favorite ones "out of all His Creation."  We are so loved He sent His son to die.  We are His.

Psalm 100:3  (TPT)

And realize what this really means—
we have the privilege of worshiping the Lord our God.
For he is our Creator and we belong to him.
We are the people of his pleasure.

He conceived of us before we were born, we were His.  We were always on His mind and are never far from His presence....Do you know what these words mean on this journey of bringing hope through loving, caring, sharing and giving through God's grace, anointing, wisdom and compassion?  Do you know that it means our role and part is a physical manifestation of His overabundance and care?  Do you know that it means He is never far from His Creation and that our part is not required?  He is present with each one...each lost and wayward daughter, each daughter bound and gagged in sorrow and grief...even there He is present!  He is writing the story and we are here to simply extend a grace and mercy not our own.  He is jealous for us and will never allow an extension of His love and mercy to be greater than our desire for Him.  He moves in and upon us, He is at work in and around us, we are His.

As we enter fully into this New Year, my greatest desire is to live so fully yielded and walk so fully alive in Christ that this House of His Creation is truly operating for His pleasure.  His heartbeat for each of us is so intimate and perfect.  I am at a loss to fully describe the heart of God that I have had the priviledge of bearing witness too.  The Spirit has opened my eyes to a new layer of His love for us...His love for those that are outcast, forgotten, left, appearing broken, missused, mistreated,...the time of healing appearing to be past and the long journey appearing to be too much.  He is so close to the brokenhearted and His love story is so evident in each story.  His desire to display us with love and care as a treasured and valued work of art worthy to be seen and shared. 

May you experience a heart revelation of what it means to be His!  May you know that your ministry of love is a gift!  May you know the value of the price that purchased you for Him!