Loving all God's people

" That is why since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you. I always remember you in my prayers ..."

Ephesians 1 : 15 - 16

Monday, April 23, 2012

From God ... For God ...

This journey of mine to create is so inter linked with my relationship with God.

My heart desires to be lead by God.

I am so aware of my ego and my control issues ... turning my will over to God so that He can make a way.  Laying down my ego and listening for what God wants from me.

I want my passion and it's emerging creativity to be God inspired.

From God ... For God ... Glory to God.

And there is some part of me saying to share this journey with the world ... tell the world to follow their dreams ... tell the world they are not alone in this ... YOU + ME + GOD.

Be blessed and be a blessing



Monday, April 16, 2012

discovering my uniqueness ...

Taste and see that the LORD is good;
   blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
Fear the LORD, you his holy people,
   for those who fear him lack nothing.
The lions may grow weak and hungry,
   but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.
Come, my children, listen to me;
   I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Whoever of you loves life
   and desires to see many good days,

Psalm 34: 8-12
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Recently I have started to think about why I get up everyday.  The God factor is my given ... He is my number one ... but what else motivates me ... what is important to me ... what is it that pushes me.

Is it my ego ... because I am a very competitive person ... is it the desire to prove the world wrong ... is it the need to be good at something ... is it my inner God voice saying 'do this for me' ...

To be honest I do feel like my life is driven ... 

maybe this driving force is really just the battle to find my creative voice ... I don't want to imitate or copy other peoples art ... I want to find that sweet spot in my art ... to discover my colors, style and media ... to discover what my uniqueness is.

... somewhere deep inside is this little girl who just wants to create beautiful masterpieces ... but I am still discovering what that really looks like for me ...

The last few years have been a huge journey in stepping out into what I love to do ... I have come far ... but feel like there is still a world of discovery awaiting ...

Now ... the reasoning for LOVE being my word this year is becoming more apparent ... this is a journey that only Love can take ... accepting, loving and embracing all that makes me ... once again God has been gently whispering in my ear and opening my heart to a greater understanding of Love ... and I didn't even know it.

LOVE is the key to this one I just know it!

Less ego and more LOVE!

Be blessed and be a blessing 



Monday, April 9, 2012

All I have ... I give to you

"Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen ..."

Matthew 28 : 5-6



Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Getting unstuck ...

Sometimes when we get stuck we just need a little help to start moving again.

Whether it is listening to an inspiring speaker or watching an uplifting movie ... sometimes a weekend away ... or a holiday in the sunshine to refresh the spirits ... an encouraging word from a friend just when you needed it ... or a small surprise that makes you smile.

When stuckness comes it needs more than one small jolt to move it on ... often it takes a a few small pushes and one big aha moment to dislodge the sticky and move us into a new place of action.

... many times we look and find these encouragements outside of our circle of support ... but why don't we look to our friends first ... as the saying goes ' to have a friend you must first be one'.

So the challenge is to be that encouragement and support for our friends and family.   Why does it seem so much harder to be the cheer squad for someone we know?  It shouldn't be!  Especially when we know the hopes and dreams our friends have ... be that constant encouragement.  Listen and hear when your friends need a booster and be there for them ... their own private cheer squad. 

You + Me + GOD ... 

Don't forget to use the God Factor ... your best secret weapon against fear and stuckness.

That is exactly the reason I started GodTags ... to encourage us all to tell the people in our lives that they are valued and loved ... to encourage them to be the best they can be ...

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

2 Corinthians 9:8

 Be blessed and be a blessing