Schooling of the brave

For the heart that cried out today…I literally cried with you, ready to throw up my hands in defeat but while they were lifted, His Mercy fell on me and I wept like a child. My heart surrendered and He met me there…
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I rise up victorious against fear and shame, inducted into the school of the brave, singing the school song: let the weak say I am strong!!! (2 Corinthians 12:10)
I surrender all… Lord have your way, in me.
Our last post, we discussed the 10 Guideposts of wholehearted living.  Let’s start breaking these out and digging into the why & how and what that honestly looks like in our daily living.
First things first; what is a guidepost? What is whole-hearted living?
Guidepost. noun A post at the forks of a road, for directing travelers the way.
(Jesus said in John 14:16 I am the way, the truth and the life)
Whole-hearted adj. showing or characterized by complete sincerity and commitment:
(Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength)
Cultivating Authenticity. Letting go of what people think.
Perhaps it’s the power of words that draws me closer to this list of wholehearted living characteristic traits more than the traits themselves. I noticed that each of the words are in the present tense verses the past tense or even potentially directive/shoulding tense (I made that up) of the words. See what happens subconsciously in our minds is that when we see a list of to do that is in the past tense or even in the connotation that I MUST, I NEED TO or I SHOULD DO we begin devising plans of either comparison to measure our qualfications and enoughness or on the reverse we kick into guilt driven defenses that declare “well I’ve already done that and nothing happened so clearly this is ridiculous”.
Lemme school you right quick.

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Pursuing reaps uncontainable grace.
Cultivating Authenticity means I will keep my heart pumpin and my spirit movin.

Cultivating Authenticity means I will be willing to make relationship investments. I will keep sowing the type of seeds that would reap the kind of fruit I’d appreciate EVEN IF I never become the one who harvests the fruit!

Cultivating Authenticity means I will stay humble & kind.

Cultivating Authenticity opens my hands to the opportunity of letting go of what others think.
I will recognize what God has called me to do, being mindful that comparison will try to creep in but I will trust that BECAUSE He made me, He knows what I am gifted with and capable of. He knows my weaknesses but He also knows my strengths. Where I am weak, I will allow Him to be my strength. I will DAILY remind myself to stay in my lane and run my race. I will keep my hand to the plow in the field where God has placed me to work, not looking back.
 I will Give Thanks with My Whole Heart
7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. 8The LORD will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
Opportunity to practice whole-hearted living

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Hey friends October is mental health awareness month, domestic violence awareness, breast dance awareness and so many others that we should take notice of.

In an effort to bring us to the central focus of our own well-being we must be willing to look toward God as the perfector, healer and comforter.
Join us for Mats & Mugs with Jesus for a spirit, soul & body strength, breathing, movement & meditation workshop!

• • • We know we’re waiting well when we truly experience peace in God’s pauses and plans. The peace is demonstrated in the resting of our thoughts and actions. Our real focus becomes a deep and abiding relationship with the Person of our faith, rather than manipulating our circumstances to receive the object of our wait. // Wait and See by Wendy Pope

• • • “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬ (PC: Riant Photography )
What does cultivating authenticity look like for you?

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