Ask for it. It’s really that simple.
#realtalk: People look at my life and tell me they are inspired. I tell you… I don’t have it all together.
I don’t have all the answers. What I have is Jesus. And what you see in me is HIM.
When you want access to that powerful, loving force, all you have to do is ask.
“But, I don’t know how to talk to Him.” “But, I’m not like those church going kind.” “But, for me it’s different.”
Yeah. Me too.
I was raised in church. I learned the stories. I learned the rules. I learned to wear dresses on Wednesdays. (Oh how I hated Wednesdays.) I learned to fold my hands in my lap and bow my head and recite a prayer. But I didn’t learn HOW to talk to Christ. I didn’t learn how to walk with Him daily. I didn’t learn how to conjure up that loving Spirit. I didn’t learn how to be in a very personal relationship with a very powerful Loving Presence.
Through the fault of no one life broke me and then broke me some more. I became utterly disconnected from “religion.” God didn’t exist for me, so maybe he just didn’t exist, right?
Slowly, and when I needed Him most, my eyes and heart began to open. A journey of people were intentionally and divinely placed along my path. One conversation at a time … I began talking with God. Like it were just us two having coffee. Or driving in the car. I told Him everything. What I was grateful for, and what I was afraid of. Sometimes silently. Sometimes out loud. The more I talked to God, the more I heard Spirit.
And the more I heard Spirit, the more I was aware of being Guided. I was simultaneously experiencing what I now consider the hardest heartbreak of my life, and Love showed up for me. Love showed up in the middle of my mess, and did not leave. Simply because I believed in something better, I needed help, and I asked.
I now experience an open flow of Loving Guidance. I meditate, I pray, and I practice gratitude daily. Some seasons are more connected than others, but there’s a direct correlation to what my intentions are set on. Dark days come and go, and this life will never be pain free, but through my faith in Love I feel I am truly living rather than simply surviving. #myfaithinlovesustainsme
So when you look at my life, and you tell me you are inspired, know that I’m being fueled by something bigger than my own plans. When you tell me you want to live like I live, but you don’t know HOW. I tell you… ask. Not me but Him.
- for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God -Romans 3:23
- for the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus -Romans 6:23
- for God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life -John 3:16
- if you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved -Romans 10:9
I want to be on this journey with you, lifting each other up. Glowing. When you are ready to GLOW with me, it’s as simple as asking and inviting Love in:
“Dear God/Hey God/Father God/Loving Guidance/Higher Power/Divine BFF (insert any approach to the Source of the Universe that you are cool with),
I am a sinner; I need forgiveness. I believe Jesus shed His blood and died for my sin. I turn from my sin. I surrender. I invite you into my heart and life as my personal Savior.
Now take a deep breath, and let it out. Welcome to an unlimited access of divine Love.
(If this isn’t resonating with you today, that’s okay. Search. Ask questions. Have conversations. But listen to that still small voice – your very own inner conversation – for it above all else will show you what is good and right and true.)
I love you for being here! The Light in me sees the Light in you.