The Simple Life

I Am Incomplete


If I said I am an introvert you are unlikely not believe me

If I said I recharge in the shadows you might not believe me

If I said I like to be alone, I can see you laugh out loud

If I said I am shy some of you would laugh until you cry

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I am incomplete; a work in progress

I am wounded; healing by the day

I am lost; found once again

I am confused; gaining clarity

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I am a classic example of a shifter

Who I was a few years ago doesn’t exist

Oh certain things remain but most…

Poof…gone for good

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I cannot and will not remain like I was

I would have killed many of you with harsh words by now if I did

I would have left so many casualties in my wake

Ha!! And some wonder how it could have been worse

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I am a work in progress

I am growing; I am becoming

I am a cracked; I am whole

I am because HE is.

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I am a new creature, I am a new person

I am a different gal, I am a changed one

You may not think so but I know so

I look in the mirror every day

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#NoExcuses #NoLimitations

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Agreeing Is Such A Different Thing


How can two walk together unless they agree – Amos 3:3

I have always thought walking in agreement was about ‘being of identical mind purpose and commitment’ but alas, it is not so.

I am thinking of my people, the ones I walk live and interact with. Over the years we have had fights because they didn’t tick the boxes on my list and vice versa. HA! I even spouted the word about two having to fully agree on ALL points to be able to walk together. We can tell countless stories about people we have had disagreements with because they are not walking as we are or as we think they  need to and they don’t agree on the things that are important to us or understand it like we do. We know of others judged and thrown out of fellowship because of having seemingly contrary opinions. I can see some of you nodding your heads; but take a deep breath and read on.

The last few weeks and months have been proof to me that the agreement God is most keen on is that we are have agreed that we are dedicated to walking with Him. Agreement is to about God, based on the things He has said, the direction He is leading us and the end result we must produce for Him. However, the exact model of living out won’t be the same because we are not clones.

There are places that based on my person, purpose and process I will have to go to and roads I will have to walk will not be so for my sister or brother. Yes, we will still come to the full expression of who God is, how He works in us but the path to there or the exact steps to take will never, yes never, be identical for any two of us.

We have spent years judging and condemning one another because we lived by a strict code or set of rules said to have been given to us by God. We have applied the same code to others in blanket rigidity without reference to how God would have our lives lived out.

Remember David, the mighty king and man of God? Remember when he came back from war celebrating victory and he was danced with the people until his robe fell off? Remember how his wife despised him for this because her pattern was decorum and holding herself together and this madness he was doing in the streets was shameful to her? She didn’t even take time to consider or ask him why before she judged him and therefore suffered barrenness. Why did she suffer? She judged David’s expression as unbecoming and unworthy for the king yet it was the perfect expression that God needed at that exact time.

The thing that got her in trouble and will get us in trouble, was the judgment of an expression of God as something different.

I can see how it could be embarrassing for her to see her husband doing this but what if she stopped and asked God what this was about and how she should respond to it? Suppose she remembered how he was raised and who he was in God would she have made the same judgment? There was a great disconnect.

David had been prepared very carefully for this day. He had spent time in fields with God being honed carefully for this day. I can imagine him in the fields singing and dancing like there was no one watching, deep in conversation and worship of God. His dancing that day, was the outward expression of him and his relationship with God.

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No more with me!! I choose this day to ask Him about everyone I am to walk with and be aware of how each one must live and how I integrate to the process and live like that only. There is nothing that will get me off this path this time because it is the best way to His rest and His glory. Walking together is being so deeply steeped in God, His word and His plan that we know how to lend strength to one another.

The Simple Life

I Am Enough


Don’t speak highly of me when I’m gone, if you didn’t say it to my face.
Don’t cry for me when I’m gone, if you didn’t laugh with me when I was here.
Don’t miss me tomorrow when you didn’t need me today.
Don’t bring flowers to my grave, off you didn’t bring chocolate when I was here.
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If I wasn’t important in life, I shouldn’t be in death.
If I was easy to ignore I life, please continue when I’m gone.
If I was unremarkable in life, forget me when I go.
If I wasn’t enough in life, let it be the same out there.
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To my people I am a legend,
To my tribe I am the gift,
To my companions I am unforgettable,
To my students I am the mad one.
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I may be easy to walk past,
I may be easy to dismiss,
I may be easy to judge,
I may be easy to forget,
Don’t worry I’m ok with all that.
 
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I’m simple with simple tastes,
I just want to love and be loved,
I just want to know God and live for Him,
I just want to be true and free.
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I cannot judge anyone because I have ignored some,
I have walked past many,
I have turned away from others,
I am just like those who didn’t know my worth.
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I am no longer like that,
I am ruthless with my choices,
Selfish with my time and energy,
Focused in my endeavours.
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I am enough, I am learning joy,
I am at peace, I am stabilising,
I am learning to love me fully,
I am more accepting of me.
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I am enough because He is in me,
I am enough because I am loved,
I am enough because I am enough,
I am enough because I am ME.
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Choose By An Act Of Will


I never leave you alone or without the
immediacy of My help, says the Father. Setbacks may pockmark your path, but My declaration over you is one of love and blamelessness. If I have no blame for you, why are you feeling guilty?

Close the gap between peace and turmoil by repenting quickly. Your responsibility is to choose by an act of your will to press into the fullness of My plan.

Push away from the darkness that infringes upon your thoughts. When temptation breaks out in acts of transgression, repent quickly and keep moving toward Me and not away from Me.

I see your struggles and say to you that you are not helpless or unfit in any way. Purity and cleansing
flow to you now and every day; even this day is a new beginning.

The Father Says Today – 10th June
2019
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It all started in the morning when I woke up. The day was cold and grey and my body was weary, my soul was done and all I wanted to do was bake and stay in bed. I went about my morning responsibilities so that I could go back to bed and just lie
around until around two then I would bake. Alas, that was not to be.

My phone lights up with messages on text and whatsapp about things I need to finish and places I needed to speak. There were people waiting on me and now I had to get out of bed and face the day. I was so warm under my covers but now I had only an hour before my first appointment and I needed to get ready.

So I begun the long day full of activities that were all good but I would rather be somewhere else…in bed.

The only thing that got me up and about was the reality that my Father needed me to get going so even I would push past myself. Yes… push past myself.
  • He had a plan, I would do it
  • He had a path, I would follow it
  • He had a thought, I would seek it
  • He had a need, I would meet it
I don’t need to fully understand I just need to know the way and I will walk in it.