Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Live Wisely Live Fearlessly


Live Wisely Live Fearlessly:

"Pray that I will proclaim this message clearly and fearlessly as I should. Be wise when you engage with those outside the faith community; make the most of every moment and every encounter." (Colossians 4:4-5)

Set sail! Let the refreshing breeze of God's love whisk away every trace of fear. Surrender your ship, and allow your vessel to be wholly His. Let Him splash His grace-rich glory all over you. Don't drop an anxious anchor and stand still, too afraid to live courageously. You're not ruled by those fears any longer! His love has cleared away those tyrannical forces and given you a new name - calledfreechosenhealedstrong, and cherished.

So what are we so scared of? What can anything in this life take away from us? Hasn't He promised? Won't He stay true to His Word? Everything we'll ever need and all the dreams planted deep inside our hearts? Secured. All is safe in the hands of the Lord.

His goodness never fails, and His faithfulness never expires. Forever. He is the God of forever. So how do we represent this fantastic gift? How do we make sure we don't go Home alone? Forsake the lifestyle of fear, and pursue the freedom of faith!

Live so joyfully unafraid, that when others look at you, they can't help but smile and want to know the "secret" to your uncontainable joy. Don't let worry paralyze you, but rather, surrender control to the God who makes you whole. He works all things for good, and His timing is always impeccable. He has a plan. Will you trust Him?

Won't you take a leap of faith with me? Let's live wisely by living worry-free. Let's take every opportunity we're given to shine with freedomradiate His love, and spread His Light.


-The Introverted Evangelist

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Grace Amazing Grace Unending


Grace Amazing Grace Unending:

"...then He will have mercy on you and bring you back from captivity. He’ll gather you from all the peoples you’ve been scattered among." (Deuteronomy 30:3)

God never forsakes His faithful promises. He made a covenant with Abraham, and promised to be faithful for ALL generations. Because we are descendants of Abraham (we are the people of God), God will always accept our repentance and our turning back to Him - our dedicating of everything we are to Him - heart, mind, soul, and body. He is a gracious and forgiving God, and because Jesus ransomed us, we are now forgiven and cleansed for all eternity. His grace poured out on the Cross will never lessen - never stop flowing into the depths of our desperation. Grace so amazing, we're covered and redeemed. Nothing can take us away. Not even death has his say. Grace will last 'till the Final Day.


-The Introverted Evangelist

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Surrender the Adventure


Surrender the Adventure:

The week looms mysteriously before me. Adventure awaits, and fear takes his place. The thief wants desperately to take the joy of what's ahead, but God, I know You're there. You're in my future, my past, my here and now. There's nothing I can't do when I go with You. There's not one fear too big that Your love and gracious mercy can't sweep away. So as the week comes, let Your love lead. As my future unfolds, let me live it boldly with fearless faith in Your goodness. Let the winds blow through my hair, the water rush over my toes, and the light glimmer on my face. I know Your Presence is shining upon me. I know You're here with me now, and You're not leaving. So let the week and all its uncharted adventure arrive, for I know You're my strong and generous Guide. I know I will more than survive. I will live and I will thrive. I glow with Your glory and Your grace, for this heart and this soul always seek Your face. I'm read for all You've got, God. I'm read to see what the future holds, because I trust that I'm held in Your hands and You're never letting go.

--> Sunday vibes = surrendered lives. <--

"So don’t be afraid. I am here, with you; don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, help you. I am here with My right hand to make right and to hold you up. After all, it is I, the Eternal One your God, who has hold of your right hand, Who whispers in your ear, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.”" (Isaiah 41:10,13)

~ #TheIntrovertedEvangelist

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Monday, June 1, 2015

#JoyfulJune


#JoyfulJune:

Goodbye May, hello June! What a marvellous month you've been, but I'm ready for the new to begin. May has been a month best described as the first few miles of a marathon. Starting a new adventure. It's scary at first, but the key is to make sure you don't deviate your focus. Christ within, Heaven ahead, there joy abounds. May was the start of a brand new life for me. The entire month resonated with the sound of chains *smack* crashing down to the ground. Oh what a beautiful sound... He cut those chains off me, and now I'm free. I'm free from everything that once paralyzed me with fear, and it's all because my gracious Saviour heard my cry. He came and He rescued me. When my life had hit a DEAD END, God had a better plan. His BEST plan. 

--> Redemption. Renewal. Restoration. <-- 

There's nothing He can't do. This new life exists to exalt Him. This healed heart beats to bring Him honour. These whole lungs breath to shout His praises, and these strong feet run into His promises. 

(!) NEVER FORGET: There's always hope, because God never gives up on us. <-- Would you believe? Would you believe He can cut YOU from your chains too? There's so much more life on the other side. 

--> Faith frees and fear flees. <-- 

This can be your song too! Would you believe? Would you believe that THIS year, THIS month, THIS very day can be your BEST year, BEST month, and BEST day ever? God can do that. God can ignite an inextinguishable joy in your heart too.

• June? Let's call you the month of joy. Join me? Join me in singing, delighting, and truly LIVING this life from the Lord with ALL we've got - holding nothing back? He's got us. We're under HIS control. We can live and not look back. Never look back. God is before us, and His face is the Light that leads us Home. So let's run this race! Let's live this life! Ready? Set? GO! #JoyfulJune


- The Introverted Evangelist 

Losing a Best Friend


Losing a Best Friend:

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you His peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all." (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

Two years ago this day, I had to say goodbye to one of my best friends. May 31, 2013 Heaven gained the most loyal, loving, and gentle canine. I grew up with Guinness, and didn't know what life would be like without my soft, cuddly best friend. Prayer and puppy loving could fix even the toughest of days. Guinness was an angel of a dog, sent straight from God's heart. Everyone who ever met him will agree, he is unforgettable. Guinness will be in our hearts forever. I'm eternally grateful to have lived so many years of my life with him.

I am also grateful we opened our hearts again to expand our family and welcome a new member, Klaus. Klaus, our second schnauzer, was adopted on January 1, 2014. It's so nice to have furry friends who we can hold dear to our hearts. How generous and kind is our God, that He would give us more than we could ever imagine - including our animals.

"Good people take care of their animals, but even the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel." (Proverbs 12:10)

~Lord, thank You for the gift of sweet, tender animals. Thank You for allowing us to have dominion over Your creatures, to care for them, tend to them, respect, and love them. Thank You for giving this world such beautiful, elegant life. Thank You for all Your many, over-abundant blessings. May the beauty of Your creation and the wonder of Your works only serve to turn us toward You, lift our eyes to You, and draw our hearts closer to Yours. We adore You, great almighty Lord. We praise You, and we thank You. You're so good, God. You're always good, and You're always faithful. In Your Name we pray, amen.


-The Introverted Evangelist