Hello lovely people,
As I write this, I am sitting on a plane, on my way to speak at a great church in Melbourne, before I fly out early tomorrow morning to be with my mum who is having surgery. You never quite know what a day will bring, but in saying that, I have complete confidence that none of our problems are a surprise to God and He is Lord through it all.
The last couple of months have been a wonderful whirlwind of incredible activities that have happened in our lives: Zoe Jewel went back to school, we bought a wedding gown for our beautiful Chloe who marries Hosanna in June, Amz and Hoody and the babes are all doing so well and embarking on new adventures, Checkie is back into his theology studies, and our church family is simply going from strength to strength.
Through it all I am growing more and more grateful for each day, and even though my body struggles due to the meds I am on, every day feels new, literally pulsating with newness. Even in the hardest of days, Jesus’ love for all of us illuminates ever so beautifully and, as I rest in His goodness and great plans for our lives, my heart is filled with dreams for the future.
I am hearing from a lot from people about what they feel God is doing across the earth right now. Thoughts about His glory intensifying and covering the earth as water covers the sea, about the miraculous and saving grace of God seriously bursting out all over the place. These are days of great outpourings of God’s spirit, days where our understanding of the grace and kindness of God is increasing, and days where even though darkness tries to prevail, the glory of the Lord is rising upon us all.
My encouragement to you today is to live everyday ON PURPOSE. You are designed for purpose, for greatness, for influence and impact. These are great days my friend. Sometimes you just need to turn off the television and protect your souls from all the bad news, and simply focus on Jesus and His great love toward you. These are days where we must continue to learn to listen to the Holy Spirit as He leads us, protects us and speaks to us. He will help you know what to bring your energy and passion to each day, He will comfort you when you need it, and He will empower you to live the life you were born to live.
Every morning, I encourage you to get out of bed and say, “Holy Spirit, lead me today as I live for Christ. Lead me as I love and serve others’. As you make this your daily declaration, you just never know what lies on the other side of your obedience.
Love you all so much,
Thanks for your continued prayers.. xx