The New Year is upon us!

I hear the Lord calling us to a deeper faith…a stronger faith…a focused faith.

We are being called to take a leap of faith! We are being propelled by the power of the Holy Spirit to leave our “comfort zone” and make a leap into our future!

I see the Lord lifting us up and above those things that would hold us down, The wind of the Holy Spirit will carry us over those places that seem impossible to navigate.

Don’t look down…don’t focus on your ability to make the jump! Look up!! Focus on the Lord and HIS ability!

Get ready!! Focus!! Breathe deeply and let the breath of God fill your lungs!!


God’s Eyes

“The problem is, many of the people in need of saving are in churches, and at least part of what they need saving from is the idea that God sees the world the same way they do.” – Barbara Brown Taylor

As I read this a few days ago, I knew that it was true. We often forget that our human perspective is different from God’s. It is difficult for us to look beyond the surface.

What we see physically is not all there is! What lies below the surface is equally important (and may be more important).

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah‬ ‭55:8‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Lord, may we see with Your eyes! Peel back our distorted lens and may we see clearly as we walk through days of challenge, days of disappointment, days of grief, and days of doubt.

And Lord, may we see clearly as we walk through days of joy, days of successes, and days of victory!

No matter what kind of day we have, may we see YOU in it!! And may we see what You see!

It’s a Good Day!


Lord, may we not waste the time we have been given on meaningless pursuits. May we fill the 24 hours of TODAY with love of You and love of others. Through our words and our actions, may we make a difference in someone’s life! They are waiting to feel a touch from You, Lord. Use US to be Your vessel and reach out in Your Name. We glorify and honor You THIS day, Lord! And in ALL our days that follow!

What Has He Called You To Do?

There are many “good things” to do in our churches and in the Kingdom. We love the Lord so much we want to do them all!

Beloved, you are not called to do everything! You are only called to do those things that the Lord has called you to do!

As each of us walk in our calling….as each of us use the Gifts that have been given us by the Holy Spirit…God’s work shall be done!

Do NOT allow the enemy to use guilt to have you take on more than you should.

We are all just a part of the Body of Christ. Let Him who is the Head tell us how to move in perfect harmony with one another.

Beloved, lay down frustration, weariness, and pride…and let God tell you when to move and when to rest…


As I lay in bed this morning, in that moment of fresh awakening, I had a quick vision from the Lord.

I saw a windshield in front of me – what I would see if I was in the car looking out. The windshield was spotted with many black dots. As this vision quickly disappeared, I asked the Lord what I was seeing. I “heard” the following in my spirit:

“As you go through life, there are many things that can clutter up your vision so that you are not seeing as clearly as you should. Just like bugs on a windshield, these things can cloud and cause your vision to be compromised.”

Brothers & Sisters, I invite you to join me in seeking out those things that are inhibiting us from having CLARITY OF VISION.

What could some of these things be? Unforgiveness, critical spirit, pride, doubt, disappointment, self-pity and too much busyness in our lives are some that I can think of. Can you think of others that would interfere with us having GOD’S VISION flowing in our lives?

I hear the Lord saying:

“It’s time to clean the windshield!”

Lord, may Your Living Water wash away all those things that are inhibiting our vision! We position ourselves before you for a fresh cleaning, a fresh preparation for all that is coming! May we see through Your eyes! May the Holy Spirit be our “windshield!”  

This Holy Windshield not only will give us clear vision…but we will be protected from the winds of destruction that try to beat us down! Hallelujah!!

Lord, YOU are our VISION! YOU are our GUIDE! YOU are our PROTECTION! GLORY!!

We are ready for a FRESH CLEANING! AMEN!


I am not a photographer.  And most of the time I forget to take pictures of life events because I just am not thinking about taking photos.  I am enjoying the moment…but later realize I missed the opportunity to hold on to that moment through a visual record.

So!  As I have been more proactive about taking photos, I have begun to realize they are not really that good – I just point and click.  I have begun to look online to see how to take better quality iPhone photos.

There are many links that share how to improve my photo-taking ability.  I have noticed that one “help” is to pay attention to what I want to focus on.  As I frame my photo, I am to tap on the part of the photo I want to be in focus.  Then I lock it in so it will not change as I continue in my capturing the moment.  It appears that the “auto-focus” isn’t always our friend.

I couldn’t help but see the spiritual application to all of this!  Brothers and Sisters, it is so important to be conscious of what we focus on as we journey through life.  There are so many things that are in our line of vision…so many things that are happening around us.

Do we just go through life with the “auto-focus” on…letting life events choose where we place our attention?  Or do we allow God to help us fine tune our focus to those things that we need to see with clarity and precision.

Lord, may You be the one who “taps” on what needs to be in focus in my life. May I allow You to be my vision, my direction, my guide.  May the things that are trying to get my attention away from the main thing become blurry and peripheral to what You are calling me to.  May my mind and focus be fully and intently and clearly on YOU in all things!  GLORY!

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5 ESV)

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.  (Colossians 3:2  ESV)