Moving Forward in Your Life?

A bit of housekeeping for the Hinds Feet book study.  If you did not receive the intro letter with your username and password, please contact me through the site.  Also, you might want to check your spam folder for the email.  Make sure that encouragingwords@me.com is in your address book!

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Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you. Deuteronomy 23:5

It’s hard to keep moving forward.  Yet, that is my goal for the year.  Today finds me in my recliner, trying to ward off what the cold weather does to me, and taking it easy because of a med glitch (my own) that has my heart a bit unsettled today.

Sometimes, I almost forget I deal with my challenges. 

I can get to the point where I feel pretty ok.

That is when I’m in my recliner, and pretty much doing nothing.  As I start to do some things, reality kicks in.

A chronic illness is just that.  Chronic.

But I so do not want to let it dictate my life!

I’ve been blessed to find an year-long art series (LifeBook 2014) that so far, seems doable for me.  It is also a healing, spiritual journey, if you want it to be.

One of the “tasks” we are assigned is to decide what one thing we want more of in our life.

While I was journaling and trying to figure out what I wanted this to be, a song came on randomly from my iPhone play list.

It answered my question completely.

“More love.”

“More power.”

“More of You in my life.”

That about sums it up.  I want to keep moving forward, spiritually if not physically, each and every day of my life.

It can be so challenging not to compare myself to others in the art class.  Many make plans to start small groups, visit, have get-togethers.

I know I won’t be able to do any of those things.

But I have found two like-minded souls who will travel the art journey with them.  One of them is physically challenged as well.

I don’t know what plans God has for You.  I don’t know how much you can realistically do physically.  I don’t know how much your challenges inhibit your life as you wished you could live it.

I do know it is incredibly daunting for many of you.

And I also know that seeking more of God’s love, more of God’s power and more intimacy with Him is something each of us can do.

Even if it is only in closing our eyes and thinking on Him and His love.

It has taken me an incredibly long time to realize that God really truly loves me, with a love I cannot fathom.  

So, that is where I begin. 

I close my eyes, and feel loved.

Eternally loved.

Do you feel the challenge in your life is a curse?

Let God turn it into a blessing.

Email link - “More Love, More Power” by Michael Smith

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The High Places book study starts on January 12!  It’s not too late to join us! 

The site is up and seems to be running well.  If you are one of my test volunteers and have found any problems with the site PLEASE let me know!  I will be sending out usernames and passwords beginning Monday, January 6th.  You’ll have time to introduce yourself (no pressure if you’d rather lurk), and get familiar with the site setup, so come January 12, we can be off and running!

There is still time to join up with those of us who are traveling Much Afraid’s path.  (M.A. is the main character in the story.) Just drop me a note, or leave a comment on the website and let me know you are interested.  Need a book?  They are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle versions.  (Kindle version is $1.99 right now and you can get a free app to read on your phone or computer!)  Need help with the financial part?  Just let me know.  God has taken care of that part, too!

Hinds Feel on High Places Kindle Edition

Pursue the Intentional Life

Soul Revolution



(I have taken the liberty to enroll in the Amazon Associates Program.  Proceeds from any book purchased through Amazon through this site will go toward providing study books for those who are unable to purchase them on their own.)


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