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Sifting Before the Shifting

I have been hearing the Lord say " shift" for the last year.  Shift in the atmosphere, shift in our nation, shift in the church, and a shift in me.  When I think about the word shift, I see a grand swope of the hand of God moving all into a direction of peace and wholeness.I believe without a doubt He is doing so, however I never once entertained the though He'd have to do some sifting.... sifting in me.

Sifting is a process, a two part process, when sifting wheat. First comes the threshing, the beating of the grain using a flail. Second part is the winnowing, throwing the mixture in the air allowing the wind to blow away the lighter chaffs and the heavier grains to fall back down for recovery.  I take a closer look at this process and begin to meditate on how it applies to my life.

The threshing  is the process of removal; removing those things which will cause me to stumble.When God begins to remove, He does so with the intent of replacing; replacing with those thin…

I Don't Know Her Name........

 Over the weekend, I was blessed to travel with an amazing group of people to my home away from home, Cleveland Texas.  It is there supplies were brought and large cooking pots were fired up to cook and serve the community members after hurricane Harvey marked this town with his damaging winds and flooding rain. Serving and caring for those who have suffered a great loss tends to pull on the strings of my heart, however this precious lady not only pulled on my heart strings, her meek and humbleness has lodged a place in the depth of my soul. 

I had watched her walk through the church parking lot, shoulders slumped, her foot steps appearing to be in slow motion with her eyes scanning for someone to talk to. There was softness about her; a presence of need.  She asked if she had to register to gather the supplies she needed. After explaining to her she did not need to register and was welcome to take anything she needed, she humbly began to take a few items, she did not want to take …

Walking Through The Desert In Faith

**** Repost from September 2012 **** Photo Credit: Averie Woodard
There have been seasons in my life when God has instructed me to walk through the desert. He doesn't give me the whole picture.  Just one softly spoken instruction for each step directed and ordered by Him. I am in one of those seasons now; walking through a desert in faith, believing the promises from my daddy God. It can be difficult, this walk in the desert. I want to continue and succeed. I want to get to the place He has for me. My steps get heavier, my lips are parched, I am tired and my soul cries out. 
Should I turn around? Sit down and cry?Beg and plead for Him to move me faster?
My flesh is growing tired and weary and then I hear in my heart............
Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

When My Expectations Fall Flat......

Expectations in life are a huge platform for hope. I hope for the best and give God the rest. Well , I do have my times when I think I have given my daddy God the rest but truth is, I still hold tight to the things I should release. Sheeeshh.....
My life's expectations do not seem unrealistic to me. My expectations in life are truth, honesty, loyalty, respect and unconditional love.  I want  what my heart gives in return. I hope through my expectations that others will see my heart  and see me for who I truly am from the inside out. I expect my kindness not be taken for granted nor my love for others taken advantage of. I expect (want) to be treated as I treat others. Doesn't seem like much, but  sadly it is. My down fall, I have to come to recognize, it is me putting so much hope in others and their actions or lack of, is when my expectaions fall flat. My feelings get hurt, my heart becomes broken and my hope in them is squashed. I never wanted to believe that  two hearts did no…

When I Choose Truth, I Am Choosing Freedom.

There has been times in my life when I did not want to face the truth.  It was scary..... It was messy....... It was fear based from my own insecurities...... It was reality I did not want to deal with, and it was freedom I had yet to embrace.
Someone once told me, if I did not stop and face my giants in life, they would continue to chase me.  My giants grew, overshadowed me and consumed every area in my life.  I had no peace..... I walked in false happiness..... I believed if I ignored them long enough they would just simply disappear. I lived in a bubble of false pretenses. A bubble I created on my own. 
Over time I have learned truth is not the enemy. Truth may be scary.It may be a little messy when I am getting to the core root of an issue, however there is so much restoration waiting for me once I get there. I am living proof to walk and abide in my daddy God's word, truth is my freedom.
There was a time I had a hurtful issue within my family. It was a truth I did not want to deal with…

It's Here.....She Stands, the book!

Well after several years of going back and forth, it's completed!!  The Lord put on my heart to write this book and invite a few other ladies to share their stories. I was uncertain how this project would turn out, after all I have never written a book.  It took some time and a lot of trust in my daddy God to complete, and  I am so glad it is!!  Each story is a story of hope and shows how our daddy God is forever working in our lives!!

 I invite you all to order your copy and be encouraged that no matter what trials you are going through .... you too can stand!!
Many thanks to all who have contributed in way form or another in the publication " She Stands"
I call you all blessed!!!


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Forever His Daughter,
Stacey