man fully aliveWhat affect would it have on your day if the first thought that went through your mind when you first opened our eyes in the morning was “God I know you are with me and that me being FULLY ALIVE today will bring you great joy and glory.

But with that we also must acknowledge there is an Enemy who will stop at nothing to undermine us living that out today.

As so many have eloquently said in so many Holy Spirit filled sermons that I’ve listened to…


Much like being in a raft paddling upstream – there is no such thing as “taking time off”. If you stop paddling for even a moment the current rapidly takes you backwards.

Each and every day we must awaken with the Hope of Christ “Fully Alive” within us and drop any naivety that “maybe today the enemy won’t hurl shells at me”.

Be intentional about armoring up each and every morning and be expectant that the glory of God through our living FULLY ALIVE will surely come to pass.


Ephesians 106:10-13  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against [e]flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm

We are going to jump into “man fully alive” and “the war” in week three (May 18) this week – you don’t want to miss this!

Blessings in Christ,



Life is hard, and change is inevitable. Sometimes it is welcomed, and other times it is overwhelming. As a child abuse survivor who has struggled with mental illness such as anxiety, PTSD, ADD, OCD, addictions and mountains of self-worth issues, I now find myself resilient, empowered and filled with gratitude most days. But that doesn't come easy or natural. It takes intentionality. It takes faith. It takes patient endurance. It takes incredible amounts of self-awareness, honesty, humility, and courage to make choices that are the polar opposite of how you feel. It takes vision and determination, hope and healing. I'm glad you stopped by my blog, I hope you found something of use as I transparently share my journey with others, the highs and the lows, the wisdom and the blunders, in the hopes that my mess becomes a message of hope, encouragement, and strength for even one person. .
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