Doing Your Part

For the past two nights I’ve been doing light stretching and body strengthening techniques to help lessen pain and resulting side effects that trigger medical reactions throughout my body.

In May 2018, the Lord shared a very special and comforting word regarding my healing.

What I can say is that along the path leading you to victory, there will be some instructions for you to fulfill. And you must keep to it. Mine? To keep working at it and to stay the course of action items within my health regimen (including my nightly blogging/daily recap).

Staying the course simply means doing your part, trusting God and allowing Him to fulfill His promise – because He will.

But just remember, along the way to the outcome of “purpose fulfilled,” don’t forget to keep plugging in and do your part as the Lord fulfills His.

5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

– Proverbs 3:5-6

– P.S., Kaye –

Floor Seats for FOUR SEATS

Tonight was one of THE BEST experiences of my LIFE.

Words cannot begin describe how this evening has made me feel. The blessings of God’s favor was sooooo good, that the stresses and strains of this week, the week past, and even today can only be seen as a blip on the map.

“How would you guys like floor seats?”

The only thing I wanted today was to experience calm, peacefulness and the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day treat – a seat at the Michael Bublé concert. What God did for us today completely outweighed all of the negative things that had occurred in the day earlier and in the days before. It even outweighed all of the positive plans I’d scheduled for us.

In November, we’d purchased nosebleed seats to the February concert and decided to go with a few friends. As the week of the concert grew nearer, I began looking forward to what a wonderful experience that this may be.

Ticketscheck. App downloadcheck. Dinner with friendscheck. Go to concertcheck. Everything had checked off – or so I thought.

As we made our way to our seats, we stopped by an attendant who could show us along the way and to ensure that we were headed in the right direction.

“How many are in your group?”

“Four.”

Pointing – “These four, or these four?

“These four.”

“How would you guys like floor seats?”

:-ooooooo [jaw drop] – and, yes, I started jumping around like a little kid!

Sometimes on the way to experience our plans of “goodness,” God allows us to experience that and some – He gives us a little extra to smile about. He honors and rewards your faithfulness.

While I write from a place of excitement, having experienced an extra blessing, you have no idea how this turned my whole upside down day right side up. It was like all of the stressful things that I’ve experienced and pressed through in the past week alone just, *poof*, just gone…fizzled away…

Right now, I am really just in a thankful place – thankful that God chose to bless us in this way. Thankful that He’s placed us in careful fellowship of the truest friends. My husband, Pastor Seneca, continues to speak of the Lord’s favor, recognizing that the Lord is making good on the promises that He has spoken to and over our lives.

Lord, I am grateful that you saw fit to share a special gift with your daughter, Karen. Lord I am grateful for the fellowship of good friends. Lord, I am grateful for the direction and guidance you have set before us – I am ever so thankful for your promises, and I continue to watch and experience with joy as your purpose and promises become fulfilled in our lives. Lord, I am grateful for my husband, thankful for his leadership, thankful for his trust and confidence in a loving and purposeful God.

– P.S., Kaye –

Finish things the way you started

You started the day winning, so finish it… Winning!

There are many things around you and present before you that are reminders of God’s glory, His promise, and fulfilment of that promise in your life.

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

– Philippians 1:6

This is not a story telling you to release doubt and fear.

It is one telling you to rejoice, to praise God for His blessings, and to turn your gratitude fully over to the Lord. For there are no obstacles in this place – only stepping stones.

You are a winner every day, because God is a keeper of his promises, and “is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him” (ref. Hebrews 11:6b).

– P.S., Kaye –

Expect a Move of God

When you declare the power and work of the Lord, expect the Lord to begin His process.

In putting some things before the Lord and affirming its submission to Him, I was met with the commencement of God’s process the very next day. Things began to move, and quickly they did.

I was reminded of my prayers the night before – how I had used the power of the Holy Spirit to specifically address some very special needs. It blew my mind at how quickly the Lord began to line things up.

Sometimes, we don’t have to be surprised when God moves in our lives. We should sit in anticipation of His will to be done and carried out in His Name.

The shake up may not look like the beginning of a new process. But realize that the Lord is working everything out for your best – just look for His outcome. Realize that when you are faithful and serious about asking the Lord to move for you, expect that He will.

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I took my troubles to the Lord;
I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. – Psalm 120:1 (New Living Translation)

– P.S., Kaye –

P.S., With Love…

I’d planned the perfect approach to a week full of changes that I knew were only brought on by God – a confirmation of His intimate communication in our lives in the season leading up to this one.

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As this week comes to a close, I realize that I’ve experienced many different things: gladness, joy, peace, excitement, frustration, quietness, tiredness, reflection, self-affirmation, determination, rest…

In getting through to our newest season, the Lord walks us through the final stages of our prior one and gently leads us into our next. While we may have our way or approach to how we are going to “experience” and live out the transition, just remember that God may have a slightly different version that completes the mission as He would see fit. Remember, He is the author and finisher of our faith, and we are His faithful subjects (re: Hebrews 12:2).

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– P.S., with love to my ever so faithful husband and Pastor, Seneca Howard.

Love, Kaye –

Room for the ‘New’

When God clears the clutter of ‘things old’, He does so in a manner that sets a perfect tone – a standard of excellence. In this place, a freshness and new-found freedom exists in the abundant measure of His guided plan.

Today, I look at the things set before me with even newer eyes – an answer to a long-time prayer quietly spoken within my heart.

I look ahead with no fear, excitedly awaiting the paths I’ll take along God’s perfectly crafted plan.

Pray this prayer with me:

Lord, I look to you, the author and finisher of my faith. I seek you in all that I do; for mine eyes have not yet seen, nor mine ears heard, all those things which you have stored up for me because, Lord, I love you. I delight myself in you, Lord, and I look to experience all your goodness as I walk in your way, your path and your plans for my life.

– P.S., Kaye –

God’s Perfect Plan for You

Sometimes you may feel like you have nothing else to give – no more of you to squeeze out.

In those times, it is OK to find perfect peace and perfect rest that relaxes and restores. That is absolutely OK.

Matthew 11:28-30
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Simple, eh?

Hearing from God and receiving His perfect gifts may be found in the simplest of things. He is reachable, and His plans are perfect for you.

– P.S., Kaye –

A Spirit of Godly Completion.

A Spirit of Godly Completion. That’s what I walked in, lived in today. Because God has given me and my husband something new, I not only get to take joy in this new experience, but I must also remain faithful in the newness that this God-given space represents.

– P.S. Kaye –

Living in God’s Delight

I found myself smiling at various points throughout the day. I am so happy and am astounded at God’s amazing ways. There’s a brand new freedom that I’m experiencing because of Him.

Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

– P.S. Kaye –

The Power of Perfect Peace

Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Learning to trust in the Lord takes persistence; activating that faith-trust system and waiting on the Lord’s set of instructions (and following them) only requires one thing: obedience.

Getting ahead of God can lead you to a place that is outside of His will – and in a place of turmoil and upset – a place without His perfect peace.

Stay in God’s Will, and allow the goodness of the Lord to manifest itself. Wait on Him to show you a better path forward, a new approach and a new way of life – one that is filled with the results of His glory.

– P.S., Kaye –