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Draw Near 🎶

🎶”Here I quiet my soul, You are all that I seek. Still with me in the worries of life, here my heart is at peace.

(Chorus)
I draw near, i draw near, to You
Jesus, I do. You draw near, You draw near to me.

Here I lay my life down, cast my
cares at Your feet. Jesus, here in this moment with You – I have all that I need.

Repeat Chorus 2x

You alone are my hiding place, my all in all, my everything!Jesus 2x

Repeat Chorus

Miracle of miracles, that I can come close to You, that I can come near to You, that I can come near to You.

The door is open, You made a way. Thank You, Jesus, oh we praise Your name! Oh the door is open, You made a way. Thank You Jesus, oh we bless Your name 2x

 Repeat Chorus”🎶

🫂DRAW NEAR by Kristian Stanfill & Passion Conferences

✅Watch & listen here:

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Last thought for the week – being built

“We can only build that which is being built in us.”

Pastor Fred Reid, Northridge Salvation Army

I come alongside the lonely, hurting & broken because that’s what I was when God found me – shattered within. It isn’t easy to closely walk beside someone without having experienced some of what they  are going through, although we can do all things with God’s help.

I believe God can rescue, restore & rebuild because He has & continues to do so in me.

And I can offer that hope to those who need it because God has been that Hope to me.

I pray for each person I encounter that God would bring the best fit as a mentor, counselor & guide, in addition to Holy Spirit, as we often need a physical hand to help us through.

For we are designed to help build one another up as He does with us.

And Jesus put on flesh in order to show us that was, and is, possible! So thankful for that amazing truth!

For often, what is rebuilt and restored becomes better than the original, as is the brilliance of His Kingdom. Leaving us better than after His touch!

#sharingHope

Honest prayer: come what may

🙏”God, when I said “come what may” to You, I was aware that the preverbial 💩would hit the fan, but on the busier days it’s so hard to keep my focus on You.

🌿Then You gently remind me to put a worship song on my phone while doing my chores.

🌿To use my Bible app when I am waiting in a lineup.

🌿To simply thank You for being with me through it all.

🌿To breathe You in as I breathe out whatever is on my mind & heart.”


⬆️If the ‘forest’ feels like it’s closing in on you too? Lift up your eyes to Him. He is ever present, our refuge and hiding place, no matter the nature of your current circumstances.

🌲”Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour.”

Habakkuk 3:17-18

🗻”God is our refuge and strength, a very present and well proved help in trouble.”

Psalm 46:1

#sharingHope

Graphic via Unsplash, cropped & filtered by moi 🙂

Come What May 🎶

“Sometimes sorrow is the door to peace. Sometimes heartache is the gift I need. You’re faithful, faithful in all things.

(Chorus) In every high, in every low, in mountain tops, down broken roads – You’re still my rock, my hope remains. I’ll rest in the arms of Jesus come what may, come what may.

There is deep joy that You give to me, where hurt meets the healing is a Holy thing. I see goodness, Your goodness
In all things, yeah.

Repeat Chorus

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. The Lord is my shepherd, leads me to still waters and He restores my soul. (repeat)

Repeat Chorus x2.”

🎶COME WHAT MAY by Coryasbury & We Are Messengers

#worshipHymn #singanewpsalm
#sharingHope

Isaiah 54:10

🗻”Even if the mountains heave up from their anchors, and the hills quiver and shake, I will not desert you. You can rely on My enduring love; My covenant of peace will stand forever.”

So says the Eternal One, whose love won’t give up on you.

(Isaiah 54:10 VOICE)

#sharingHope

Let’s 🌮 bout self care

🌮Let’s taco about self care today, friends. Dunno about you, but I am finding the combo of the time change & sudden darker mornings that come with it, and the now colder temperatures quite the shock to my system.

I am needing more down time & rest in order to cope.

I was feeling guilty about that need right now, until I was reminded that even Jesus took time away from the crowds & their valid needs to have some rest & connection with His Father.

So I am making space for myself to rest, and for He & I to connect.

I now understand the concept of siesta first hand, and am embracing it whenever I need to. And I find that when I do, I have a greater capacity for meeting the needs of those around me, as I have replenished my body & spirit in order to better do so.

#letstacoboutit #restforthesoul #sharingHope

Nacho problem? Not so.

I have a few friends going through difficult seasons right now. And although it can be hard at times, I continue to pray for them, & be there for them.

Because when you are a part of the family of God? There is no such saying or excuse as, “Nacho problem.”

When one of us hurts, we all do. When one of us celebrates, we all do. When one of us needs support, we link arms & lift prayers to hold them up.

I dunno about you, but I look forward to heaven. Here’s to no more pain, loneliness, brokenness, heartbreak, or lack in any way. The ultimate coming home.

But until then, I will continue to carry Home with me, and offer it to those He places in my path who need His love, encouragement & support through me.

#sharingHope

“Faithful Then, Faithful Now”

REPOST: @brookenicholls IT’S HERE!

“My new book ‘Faithful Then, Faithful Now: Stories of God’s Faithfulness from Women Across Canada’ is officially available!”

🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿🌿

Guess what, friend? One of MY favorite stories of God’s faithfulness is in Brooke’s new book! No spoiler alert coming here, you’ll need to pick up the book to read it! I just bought mine so I can read & be encouraged by each & every story of His faithfulness coming off these pages.

Here’s the Amazon.ca link:
https://a.co/d/439QuFq

#sharingHope #faithfulthenfaithfulnow

That’s me in the upper right ☺️

Coming Home

The first time I entered, I felt I was home.

You may think I mean my house, but that isn’t the case. It was the first time I walked into the church I am now a part of.

🎶”I’m coming home to the place where I belong…”

“Coming Home” by Daughtry

Now I had felt welcomed in pretty much every church I have ever walked into, but this time was a sense of being home. That this was where God & I were going to go deeper & further as I let go of religion, tradition & stubbornness as I move even closer into His embrace.

I imagine this is part of the sensation the prodigal son would have experienced as he headed home to his father. Except, he had known that feeling of home before he left. I had only had glimpses of it over the years.

It’s time to answer His call, friend, to come home. To discover He is your Home.

🎶”Drop all you’ve heard & listen
All of the lies, forget them
O come and see, see for yourself
There is a truth that’s hidden
There is a love that’s different
Don’t be afraid of what you’ll find
He is calling.

(Chorus) He’s chasing you and never will stop. You are everything that He wants.

There’s a pursuit that’s happening
He’s after you for one thing
He wants your heart, nothing else will do He is calling.

Repeat Chorus X2

Come running to the arms of the Father, leave everything behind
There’s rest in the arms of the Father
no matter who you are

For all the broken hearted
For those who have no hope
For the angry and the too-far-gone
He says come home
For the sinners by the wayside
For the people no one sees
For those who have been running
Oh, He’s saying come home to Me!”

🎶COME HOME
by Eleventh Hour Worship

Listen & watch here: https://youtu.be/YCm8FHK8nSE



#comingHome #sharingHope