Saying YES

I had a beautiful conversation with two friends last night. In packed schedules and lots of little ones (between us we have seven kiddos and two on the way)... it can be rough to have a real conversation. So we made it happen. Put the kids to bed and sat around my table with some sweets and conversation that was sweet to the soul. We kept the candles burning and moved to the couch till we past into the next day (I think like 12:01am to be exact.) It was so refreshing. I shared a God dream/download I think we are going to walk in together, we shared our current struggles and insecurities, our prayer needs, our dreams. It was so good and a reminder we can make that happen WAY more often.

I encourage you, wherever you're at, to make that happen. We're all craving real friendships with depth, understanding, transparency, prayer and LOVE.

Just step out and invite someone to your table.

We have a lot of personal revelations just when we have a space to speak and have others who care listen. I got to go a step further in what I've been processing with God by sharing with them how I've been teetering on disobedience. I feel God tell me something to do, then He puts the writing on the wall by giving the same message to others to give to me, yet I still don't do it. Why?

What keeps us from all He's designed us for? Created us to come alive with?

Fear of failure. People's opinions.  Laziness. Excuses. Insecurities.

So it gave me the final push in my spirit to keep walking in faith and obedience. The obedience is up to me, the results are up to Him. So I will obey. I will continue the faith walk into what He has laid before me. I will continue to be faithful in the small and everyday things, as well as the uncharted and scary things.

"What is more pleasing to the LORD: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice? Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice." (1 Samuel 15:22 NLT)

"Then Samuel said,
Do you think all God wants are sacrifices—
    empty rituals just for show?
He wants you to listen to him!
Plain listening is the thing,
    not staging a lavish religious production.
Not doing what God tells you
    is far worse than fooling around in the occult.
Getting self-important around God
    is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors.
Because you said No to God’s command,
    he says No to your kingship." (1 Samuel 15:22-23 MSG)

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