Obstacles

Obstacles 

There are moments in your life when you feel like time slows down and it’s almost at a crawl. The minutes turn into hours, the hours turn into days, and days into weeks. The moment you say yes to a dream, and the roadblocks and obstacles get in the way.

You either began to think about how crazy this idea was or remind yourself that at the end of this the mountain you will have climbed will be worth the struggle. So, you make every inch count. Continue reading “Obstacles”

Casting Nets

I woke up this morning at 4am. This seems to be my usual wake up time lately. With lots going on in my mind and questions about the future, I lay there awake asking God for direction and peace. So, I began to try to go back to sleep and rest in Him. I put my ear buds in and put on some soaking music. ( Instrumental worship) Immediately it was like I was having a vision. I was on a boat in the middle of a lake or sea. I was fishing as I cast my nets over the side of the boat. Sure enough as I pulled it up the answers to what I have been praying for would come up out of the water. I just laughed. Suddenly, as I turned guess who was there, Jesus! Oh man! My heart leaped as it usually does when I encounter Him! I laughed again and tossed the net out of the boat again. I asked Him where He has been? He replied, ” I have always been here.” He was there and helped me as I cast my net again and pulled it back up, bringing goodies and answers to the prayers that was stirring my heart. I felt myself relax and in joy as I began to fall asleep to the peace this vision brought me. It gave me reassurance that what I saw in my vision was Jesus not just giving me what I want or needed, but taught me how to “fish”. I cast my nets again and again and He helped  me pull it up again and again. At the end my vision turned into a dream I suppose because I woke up. But I remember laying in the boat that was full of answers and laughing in joy of my catch. My supply was here and I could relax and enjoy the ride.  I woke up again from finally able to sleep and I felt myself say “I will never lack again. This is the last season of lack in my life.” I kept saying this over and over this morning.

I recently made some major life changes. Stepping out and trying some new things that have been on my husband and my heart for a long time. Of course, we new it would come with opposition and adversity. I mean, where in the bible did it say when you  follow God that anyone has it easy. But this season has been definitely hard when people come up with their own conclusions instead of just asking questions. Then, it seemed like we were attacked for deciding to grow up and do what we have been waiting for. It has been emotionally hard at times.  Its hard when the finances aren’t there to fund your dream yet. I refuse to feel like I have to justify myself to the world for believing in myself and my dreams God has given me. This is probably one of the biggest adventures we stepped out to do, and sometimes it hurts when people don’t understand. However, I rest assured in peace that I am where I am. I am not sure where the road leads, but I know where I can not stay.

It is amazing what happens when you encounter Jesus. He shows you amazing things and brings peace and hope and assurance to your heart. He is there. He is my favorite. I know that I have posted about soaking before. But its worth saying again, you should try it. I am not saying you will have visions or encounters like me, but I do know it brings peace and quiets your thoughts.

Jesus is always very present. He is always near. He is always waiting to show you a new way or a new thing. He gives good gifts and restores your soul. If you seek Him, the promise is that You WILL find him. He just wants you to trust Him as you cast your nets.

Introduction 

Well, howdy. I’m learning the blogging game and having been writing blogs on and off for several years. Honestly working on my skills, my content, my myself, and living life. My first blog beautifullifeofgrace @blogspot was my first beginnings. A way to share my heart and love for life. Cultivate started as a motivational blog to encourage and uplift others to go after their  goals and dreams all while pursuing mine.  Continue reading “Introduction “

Be Free to be you 

In a place where some might say you’re too over-bearing, too mouthy, too quiet, invisible, not strong enough, less than… Father God says you are more than enough and then some. Created in His image, made to stand out and he’s not ashamed of your character flaws, then why should you be. Instead of focusing on your flaws,  focus on your attributes. You are strong, brave, willing to take the risk, wise, observant, kind, loyal, and a warrior. Be free to be you. #cultivateyourlife #changeyourmindset #befreetobeyou

Trust Fall

If I want to grow, then I can not be afraid of change.

When I was a young girl, the only thing I knew for sure, was that change was going to happen. I remember moving around every four years due to my parent’s occupation. I lived in Texas,California , Illinois, and Arkansas. I remember being excited about the adventures and yet when it finally came, we didn’t know how to deal with the changes.

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His Burden is Easy

 

Last post, I admit, I complained. In the midst of a weak and weary moment, I just wanted to rant again to my pain I was feeling. Today, I am still physically tired, although during Sunday worship, I got a new charge and a change in a mindset.  Sometimes it takes one moment, when the Father corrects you. In His gentle and loving kindness, He reminds me that His nature, should be mine. Continue reading “His Burden is Easy”

When dreaming makes you tired…

 

I have goals. Dreams. And I am in full force trying to take action for each of them. Finances, health, and relationships. I am learning new things, trying what works, and getting myself ready for breakthrough.

Since October of last year, I have been working on growing our business with my husband. Seeing things we need to make it better, what works and what doesn’t. Its time consuming and yet, I have fully enjoyed seeing all the new things come into the spotlight. Well… most of it.

However, I am tired. Continue reading “When dreaming makes you tired…”

An Adventure Ride

Imagine yourself riding a roller coaster…it slowly climbs up, and up, and up. Each clack of the track pushing to the top. As you reach the top there is a brief pause, you wait…anticipating, bracing yourself… excitement builds as you hear the release of pressure in the tracks under you. You are about to have a trilling journey of fun and exhilaration!

This is you now, in your new season. Your goals and your dreams. This is you with Papa God. It’s seems slow and steadfast, and maybe you’re a little unsure and nervous. Don’t be. Wait patiently because as you reach the top and you hear a release from Heaven, then…right then will you see all He has for you. You will begin an exhilarating journey with the Father that will bring joy and fill your heart with destiny.

All you have to do is get on.

The Things We Did Right…

The Things We Did Right

Cultivating love between to people takes work. It’s choosing that person every single day, again and again. Even when tempers flare and life becomes over involved. Even when they misbehave and need help. You can become a better couple today.

Today is my anniversary, and we love to make it feel special. Last year, my wonderful husband worked extra hard and finally took me on my honeymoon. We went to Hawaii. Although we aren’t going to any place extravagant this year, we will celebrate us for sure.

I always feel sentimental in our milestones and victories. After all, we could have been a statistic but choose to deny the odds.

He and I had our hard times. If I really try we can remember the ugliness of our past. Where we came from, the stuff that creeps in, and everything in between. We aren’t perfect and still have things we need to work out, and do not always communicate in the best manner when things get heated, but over the years we know we have done some things right.

We were young when we married. That defies odds. We felt that even when our families did not approve of our union, we had each other. We decided to never allow the “D” word in our vocabulary with each other because we are better together than apart. We have a staying factor. Everything is trivial compared to what God has for us to do. We are not going to let the enemy destroy what God has put together.

We do not stay mad long. If we get upset with each other and even if it takes a few days. We will make up because we love our connection. We value our friendship and oneness, we know that we not only choose each other, but we complete each other. (I have to admit, my husband is a better forgiver than me.) So I am thankful for grace.

We have fun together. We had to really learn this. My idea of fun may be a shopping trip and his idea of fun is a thrill seeking adventure. So we often have to compromise or find things we can do together. I love that about us. Sometimes it works out, and sometimes it does not. But at least we tried.

We reminisce a lot. Not about the bad things. That is always easy to do. We laugh about our innocence of not knowing. Our adventure in life together and we often know what worked and what did not.

But we talk about falling in love with each other and the fun we had.

It’s the encounters that made our life worth every risk. Sometimes it worked out and other times we chalk it up to stupidity.

We choose to remember the good and because of this, we have a great relationship.

We are on the same team. There is no one I would rather pick than him. We laugh together. We serve each other. We remember that every disagreement is not worth lost connection (even if it took longer to realize that.) We are better together than we are apart.

If you are in a relationship, you can cultivate love everyday for your spouse. Stop looking at their flaws. Tell them you believe in them. Tell them that whatever their going through, you can do it together. It is not your job to fix your spouse! You can only work on you. Grow you and love your spouse. Remind yourself of who they really are. Kiss your spouse. Invest in your marriage. It’s worth it and its needed. Learn how to communicate better. Learn to forgive. Everyday will give you a reason not to connect, but be intentional about connection with them.

I know every day may be a struggle. I know that each relationship is different. But I also know that any situation can be worked out. There is always hope. We have to be willing to do the work.

So from James and I… Have a prosperous marriage!

 

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