De-Mask-Us!

Hearts hiding, evading a true heart to heart encounter. Hearts are desperately trying to conceal, what’s already known. Underneath the best concealer, we all have flaws. In the right perspective, they can help to redefine; not what defines. We like to wear a mask, thinking your heart doesn’t measure up. We all have scars… to show, the battles we have faced. Even though we tend to hide behind a veneer, God knows your name; everything behind the face. So many believe they have to hide, keep from sight, prevent the heart from being known; the masked feelings. Some hearts project… their own shortsightedness, attempting to make their own mask; seem like a better fit. All that truly is, a masking tape… that peels off; when the heart won’t adhere, to pressure… of others. Sometimes we have to face-off, to reveal what is underneath. My heart ain’t persuaded, by what others think I is.

We live in a fast paced world, but must remember. Love is a show, not just a tell… if what’s shown, is truly recognizable? Some hearts are hiding, from a peering word; love. A heart of stone, can be softened to become a heart saturated, in the true texture; love. We tend to be hearts, with shields up. The love placed in a holding… off pattern; enshrouded in an, impenetrable cloaking device. Love is intentional molded, clay within The Potters Love. Molded, after His own heart. For a soul to know, the true essence of love. The coming together, heart and soul. We’re on a road, but we all a path; that every heart is called to take. You can add true value to the walk, when what you share from the heart, is relatable. You can touch a heart with words, but are the actions… moving? Not just provoke a thought, but make you ponder the true meaning. Inspire the love to act, in a meaningful way. Love is meant to be intense, the passion immense. Not just covered up with pretense, the love looking like pretend!

When love seems the darkest, unveil the heart, let the love shine; to illuminate the way… forward. When the heart is truly free, it will want to soar forever. When the heart soars on high, it’s a freedom cry. When the heart cries, raise a hallelujah; to the God that has set your soul free. Love is sometimes in disguise, just don’t let it mask your true identity. If you truly feel there’s an absolute need in altering, let it be… on your knees. Faith is not just a roadmap for us to follow, it’s a journey to be taken… to find the true destiny. It’s easier to cover up a heart condition, than to let the truth be exposed. De-Mask-Us takes a heart to a place, but De-Mask-Us will reveal the moment. That on the road called life, winding, or broken. There’s a predestined moment, when the heart and soul will have an enlightened encounter; come face to face, with the truth!

Oh Lord, teach us not to hide from Your love. Reveal to our hearts, how to trust Your heart. Let us see that it’s Your light, at the end of our road. Lift the veil, unveil our heart to see clearly; how the story ends. A De-Mask-Us encounter, with You. Show us, what needs to be seen. Even though we hide, remember our face; unmask our hearts. Help us to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. Let it be so, De-Mask-Us; in Jesus name!

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The Message; 20/20

What do you expect… to see differently, what is the expectation; are you expecting to see a better… 2020? Bound or free, how do you see… your heart? Seeing clearly, not just about having dreams; but how to have the right vision, so your dreams to come true. We have all seen a lot, experienced so much. Day after day, year after year; the focus needs to be the same. Wake up each and every day, expecting to see notable change… within. See a shift take place, in heart and soul. So not even the yesteryear, would recognize who you are… today. See opportunities, to improve, see what needs to truly change. A heart can believe it has the best sight, because of a certain vantage point. Seeing is deceiving, if the truth of God’s love; is not part of your heart is believing!

One thing I know, true clarity can only be achieved; through the lens of God’s love. Ten plus ten, is made into a perfect vision; when multiplied, by His love. An eye can see signs and wonder, but to the heart it may not be revealed; to see God in the very midst. One thing my, and every heart should desire. Gaze upon the beauty, be in complete awe of the majestic splendor; see when His love moves… your heart. They say, seeing is believing; but how can you truly see, if your heart is not first open? Every belief, has to have a true purpose; every destination a clear direction. You don’t need phenomenal vision, to see God in everything. Just forever trust, His love has you by the heart. You have plans, but God has His plan… for your life!

Even though the world is flawed, we can still see visions of love. His love is still made perfectly clear, even through an imperfect heart. A heart that can see a shift, not within an afterglow of yesterday. But by the undeniable glory, of what His love can change in you… today. They say, hindsight is 20/20. But so many hearts, are still stumbling in the dark. So many souls, perishing for lack… of vision. Do you truly know your identity, can you see… who you truly are? May 2020 vision, be a year of new insight. Not about resolutions, but a Revelation!

Father, the darkness causes so much misunderstanding. Hearts forgetting, Your love is what gives the true understanding. Your love is worth finding, Your heart worth knowing. The skies could be falling, mountains tumbling down. That would never stop my soul from seeing, how to find a way to Your heart. Even if rivers are running wild, and the sea overrunning shores. On Your love, may all our hearts firmly stand. My heart knows, Your love is an ocean, and there’s no deeper place. Oh Lord, open the eyes of our hearts. May Your love come into our focus, be seen as the vision. All Your promises are yea, and Amen!

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves. But, when they attend to what He reveals; they are most blessed!” Proverbs 29:18 MSG
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The Message; Royalty!

Within the crushing, in the pressing… through. How the true meaning of love, gets pressed out of a heart; to be seen as new wine. With a new season, the old becomes new. Hope found, faith renewed. How a heart knows, change has taken place. A heart can act prim, can try to do what’s proper. But still meaningless, if a heart, hasn’t yet learned. It’s not about being respectable, not just a putting on; but what is forever changed? An act will be seen as just random, if the action that precedes is not seen; as a heart acting first… from a place of kindness. A soul learning to become a vessel, in a heart wanting to be forever changed. It’s not about what is seen, but What is Revealed!

We came into the world with nothing, but we’ve been given such an amazing opportunity. To receive a change in status, to forever become sons and daughters. Just we can leave this world, with everything; the blood of Jesus came to provide. In God and Son, we became Royalty. Through a change that’s taking place… within. A kingdom once concealed, now forever revealed. A royal transformation, from this Amazing Grace. Through a change of heart, that begets a different way of thinking. Royalty, teaches you how to speak up, not under your breath. For underneath your every breath, resides the King of Glory. The love of Jesus, what brings out the newness of heart. Access to the throne room, access to our Heavenly Father. That what was once veiled, now seen as the attainable!

A soul being transfigured, a heart being forever transformed. A soul being able to imitate, the love of the invisible God. A heart being able to reflect, the nature of God. Not just by the word, but the faith that preceded. Wave your hands, take a knee; receive your crown. The Lamb of God, You will be forever lifted high. His love knows no end, His love came to set hearts free; a change within. Seated at the right hand of God, King Jesus! He is the God of grace, the God of mercy, the God of love, the God of peace, the God of hope, the God of faith, the God of strength, the God of wonder, the God of life, the God of blessing, the God of honor, the God of power, the God of glory, the God of heaven; God forever, King of my heart!

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What Matters!

These days, there’s so much trying to demand; the attention of your heart. Oppression, Depression, Opposition; what can sometimes wage war, against your heart. The struggle is reality, but God… all power. Every day, let your soul breath… in that reality. Let your heart embrace, that hope never fails. So many think, to keep from becoming a victim, to resist; formulate a mind over matter defense. One part hope, two parts wishful thinking; and top it off, with whatever feels good… at the moment. With that kind of formula, no wonder why so many minds… are devastated. When they realize; it was a Heart Matter, a search within… for the strength to overcome. The battlefield is the mind, but war first won within the heart; to fight, or give in?

The struggle for supremacy; between heart and soul. Some believe, all you need is the will to resist; but still lack the power within… to truly overcome. So many try to equip themselves with mental toughness, but forget to equip their heart… with What truly Matters. A belief system, not easily penetrated by someone else’s doubts… within themselves. That just cast a shadow, on your ability to shine. So many pat themselves on the back, believing they’re exercising so much… restraint. Telling you how to get a grip, while chained to a lie. You can have true hope, without the faith component. You can think you can, but the heart still needs to believe… you will.

Defend your soul against a ruthless attack, trying to put fear in your heart? While trying to destroy your hope, by wiping out your resolve; that faith begets hope. The battles are won, not by just deploying a good strategy; but within the execution, of unwavering faith. You can build up the best defenses, only to have them turn into barriers. To display the true heart of a warrior, gird your courage… so it never wavers. Wars are won, not because every battle is an outright victory. What Matters; you kept on fighting, you never gave up… the fight. Don’t rely on just will power, strength is found within your courage. But you have to keep the faith, and hope alive!

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth. Does not become tired, or grow weary; There is no searching of His understanding. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might; He increases power!” ISAIAH 40:28-29 AMP

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Hope!

Hope, you’re such a good friend. When my heart was lost in the darkness, Your love was the light; shimmering bright… into my soul. Hope, how I will forever lean on You; my faith and trust… in You alone. When fear is the darkness that creeps, You put hearts and mind at ease; with just a small still whisper. Hope , love for You; what steadies the heart, what comforts the soul. Hope, I truly can’t speak for anyone else; “I Love You.” Just thinking about, what the essence of Your love truly means to a heart. Words cannot even express, who You are. But one word can truly describe, what You are; faithful. Every time, You peer deep into my soul. It’s a river, an endless overflow… of my love and tears!

Hope, You are a strong tower. Your loving embrace, gives a soul true confidence. Teaches a heart, what is true faith. With Hope, what battles your soul; won’t make it so easy, for your heart to just give up. Hope, will help you to stand stronger. Mountains will seem that much smaller. Whatever seems a giant, with Hope; it will never define your heart. I can say without a doubt; Hope, is a true friend. When mother, father, brother, sister. When the world seems the darkest, there’s still Hope… for a brighter tomorrow. In times of need, a heart that has Hope; will always cast a light… on shadows. When fear takes hold, when the dog bites, when the bee stings. When the feeling is only sadness, in the very midst… Hope!

My friends, let Hope take hold of your heart. Let Hope forever walk with you, talk into your soul. Hope knows your name, Hope knows how to soothe… your beating heart. You’re not alone, Hope is the power within. Trust Hope with your life, then every day… walk in victory. Hope, will never rob your heart. Hope is a gift, for when darkness grips the soul. Hope is what a heart needs, to see clearly. When the thief comes at the darkest hour, to steal, to kill; to rob you of every bit of your joy. With Hope, your heart will know how to hide… in the secret place; where Grace and Mercy resides. When you know how to put your Hope… in God. His love will never let your heart and soul, be destroyed!

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
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The Message; Cruise Control!

Cast your cares, cast your heart on the other side… of what you see. Set your sight on a new horizon, on a brighter tomorrow. Into deeper waters, into a true ocean of love. A heart ready to forever cast away… whatever tries to bind. A heart wide open, to set sail on what is an open… eyes to see. Faith, is sight beyond what can be seen. Even though your heart, may not be sure of the heading. Be sure of this one thing, your soul has a destination. Your heart gets to choose the direction, but the journey is already predestined. Most hearts tend to have a cruising speed, but tell me; who truly has the wheel?

Be in control of the love, but make sure you know what kind of rudder; is steering your heart. Even if I tried, I could never put my heart on cruise control. What drives me, is also what moves my beating heart. Life is short, a journey that takes a heart into so many tomorrows. Once the journey becomes clear, once your heart has made the choice to be free; never look back. Live it right, live it well. Live with no regrets, no guilt, no shame. But first choose to live it, within God’s love. Try not to let your heart drift off course. Even a degree off, never gets a soul… to the chosen destination. We forever need incremental changes, meaningful; true lasting course corrections!

God knows what’s best for you. His love can prepare your heart, prepare your mind; to be ready for whatever comes. With His love in control, you can never go wrong; with the strength to pass any test. Feel the need for speed, but always remember. Love for, doesn’t also mean in love with. Why, our hearts should never be only on Cruise Control. Be intentional, the will, the power; but forever a choice. Don’t let the heart and soul, be two ships passing in the night. Let the love within, be the compass that guides… the heart. You’re free to do, and even if you get off course. His love will still be there, to show your heart the way home. A life renewed, but a soul that knows how to give thanks; for such Amazing Grace!

John 21:6 ESV – “He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some…” What’s your some; Love, Joy, Peace? Cast… away, how you forever get some!

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Stay Off the Grass!

Sometimes we tend to look into the lives of others, and think how the grass seems so much greener. Your grass is growing, and you do get to enjoy it; but it’s a bit patchy. You feel like your season is almost over, so you start to wonder; when will it be your season for change? The grass may look greener, but just remember this; first look for a sign. It just might tell you, Stay… where you are. The grass on the other side, didn’t become green overnight. Just like a well manicured grass, your heart is being meticulously cared for; it’s all in the details!

This tale is not about sweat equity, so don’t sweat it. If you sow the right seeds, and love the season you’re in; your heart will surely flourish. It’s about time, seed, harvest. When love is the fertilizer, your heart will enjoy showers of blessings. Let it rain down, lift your heart to the sky; give thanks. The grass may be greener, but you didn’t see; when weeds overwhelmed. What it took to get it looking so lush; a hope in, and how much faith was applied!

• Stay off the grass, if you can’t appreciate; the place where you’re at!

• Stay off the grass, if you’re unsure; if where you’re at; is not where you need to be?

• Stay off the grass, if you’re still guessing and spelling? If the sign is just for show, not a show; what results from true grit!

So, stay off the grass; if you haven’t yet learned, how to stay the course. Shortcuts are convenient, but it’s not the path. There’s a path, that leads to greener pastures; all that’s required, a choice. To not trample on someone else’s dream, trying to get to a brighter tomorrow. While waiting for your season to change, be not anxious; God sees where you’re at. Take hold of His love, let Him take hold of your heart. Be content, follow the path set before you. It’s the little things in the choices you make, that demonstrates your character. If you’re happy and you know it, do all… of the above. In everything, truly make it a labor of love. And Stay Off the Grass, if the sign; is in plain sight!

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:25-26 NIV
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