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If our life is like a book, then we are the main character. And no matter what the storyline has been, God is able to do some edits, do some rewrites, and change our story. I want to spend a little time today, following up on The Story of Your Life, my earlier article on the idea of our lives being like a book.
As God spoke to me about the benefits of rejoicing in Him, I had an opportunity to exercise this very principle in my life. I was struggling with my health and unable to function due to a severe migraine headache that I had suffered for over a month. I wasn't able to take care of my kids or even drive because of the dizziness associated with it.
Have you ever shared something you heard from God with someone and had them assume you got it from going to a conference or reading it in a book? I have experienced it so many times the last six months that it has me thinking.
I have had so many people tell me that they want to write. Some of them have started and then stopped, and the rest have yet to begin their process. Even seasoned writers go through times of writing that are more fruitful than others. But they know how to begin again. Lets talk a little about how to begin writing!
What are you thinking about on this last day of 2018? I am taking some time to think about all that happened in the last twelve months. It is good to take a moment and consider what we’ve been through. It may be encouraging to think about what we have come through, or it may be painful to revisit some of those hard times. But as we bring this 2018 chapter of our lives to a close, let’s ask God to give us His perspective, exchanging our disappointments of yesterday with new HOPE for tomorrow.
This morning I had an early appointment. When I was half way to my destination, I had a fresh thought drift across my mind. I say fresh thought because I wasn’t thinking about anything but driving safely on the frozen road, meeting with other writers at my friend’s bakery and the list of things I needed to do today. Then suddenly, I was thinking of the sound of cheering. I imagined a crowd yelling, whistling, and clapping with exuberant expressions of excitement, and something deep within me stirred.
I don’t know if it always has to be this way, but it wasn’t until everything around me crumbled that I came face to face with the reality of my true worth. If you are living in the rubble of betrayal, ruined relationships, isolation and broken dreams, you are in good company. Not until I learned how to be a nobody did I step into the strength of who I really am.
When I was first married, I lived far away from my family. This was way before cell phones and personal computers, so asking my mom for helpful tips was something I could only do occasionally. I was only 19 and I had never lived on my own before. To help expand my knowledge I would pour through cook books and recipes I found in magazines.
On Saturday morning, I was downtown Boise with some people walking and praying. One woman began to pray for our nation’s Capital, and when she declared PEACE over it she saw a massive storm raging and thundering with lightening and said they were pressing down over it with unusual pressure.
Here are four prayers God gave to the Apostle Paul to pray for his Christian brothers & sisters.
Ephesians 1:17-23 Ephesians 3:14-21 . Philippians 1: 9-11 Colossians 1:9-14
He wrote them in his letters to the Ephesians, Colossians and to the Philippians.
Lanyap comes from the Cajun word lagniappe, which means "a little something extra". It is often used to mean a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase, or "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure".
God has given us tremendous Lanyap in the gift of the Holy Spirit. When we receive Him and learn to identify and follow His leading, we live a life of overflow from this gift. By practicing the art of living in the EXTRA, we set ourselves up for goodness that follows us & blessings that overflow.
The Lanyap Life Culture...
!00% accepted~100% loved~100% forgiven~100% valued
Free from all faults and all judgments, finally to be at ease with just who we are. No more shame of not being enough. No more striving to prove our value to others.
Experiencing the impossible so many times we hear ourselves saying, "Wow, this is so much more than I thought!"
Letting go of every negative thing = guilt, shame, anger, inadequacies, judgements, accusations, unforgiveness, fear, past trauma, physical issues, and control.
Embracing every gift = forgiveness, salvation, wholeness, comfort, value, love, peace, joy, confidence, safety, friendship, provision, and rest.
You may not be experiencing the peace & joy of living in The Lanyap right now. If you're in the midst of pain or feel trapped by circumstances beyond your control, please consider taking a Journey with us. By taking your own Journey To Wholeness, you can find what you've been missing, experience life to the fullest, and begin living The Lanyap Way.