Wednesday, February 12, 2014

YOU ARE LOVED...

Precious friends, 

During this month of our country's celebration of love, I feel so led to remind you of how EPICALLY our incredible Creator adores you!!! Whether you find yourself in a relationship this year or not, NOONE can complete or love on you like Jesus. I know it sounds cliche, but it's true!!! Until you've experienced the incomparable love of God on a personal level, you will continue to search high and low for the piece that completes you. Jesus is that piece and He's right with you - waiting on you to welcome Him in!

Human love is a gift from God and is a reflection of His perfect love, but human love alone cannot satisfy.

Each day of this month and every time you hear anything about Valentine's Day, I encourage you to take a few moments and revel in the Savior's love for you - nothing can ever, ever, EVER separate you from Him!!! You are such a treasure that He gave His very life for you - you are a PRIZE! 


 With His Love Like No Other,
 Katie Marie ️ 
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"Yes, I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor ruling spirits, nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us, nothing below us, nor anything else in the whole world will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."(Romans 8:38, 39 NCV)

Monday, January 27, 2014

GOD'S WHISPER...REFRESH YOUR SOUL

My child, I am constantly trying to convey My heart to you, but your world is full of distraction. I want so badly for you to simply sit with Me so I can love on you, but your time with Me is short. Everything in your world screams at you, while I speak in a quiet whisper. The demands of life claw at you, but I have an outstretched hand. The stresses of life wear on you until your will and strength are broken down; I gently knock on your heart's door, inviting you into My safety and rest.

I understand all of the demands pulling down on you because they first pulled down on Me. Every struggle and burden first grabbed at Me. But I came to this earth to conquer them all and to give you life - life to the fullest! This is the abundant life I want for you to experience; it is the life available to you every moment of every day!

As I've told you in My Word, it's not that you won't have trouble or persecution...in fact you may have many. But take heart, for I have overcome the world and all it tries to throw at you! To rise above, you must do as I did. Find time to get away with your Father, Savior, and Comforter, and allow Us to refresh your soul. Pour upon Us all that weighs you down and floods your mind. Allow Us to bring you comfort and peace in exchange for your strife and discontent. Then allow Us to take care of it all. Remember, Our ways are not your ways and Our thoughts are not your thoughts.

If you take the time to refresh your soul, you will carry away with you a peace and weightlessness that will lift you above anything and everything that comes your way. This change in you will be a witness to others, as well. And though the demands and concerns you face will not be dealt with in your timing, but rather Ours, you can rest assured that all things truly will be worked out. In fact, they will be turned around to work in your favor and bring about new blessings in your life...

Love,
Jesus

"Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good." Romans 8:28 MSG

Saturday, January 25, 2014

GOD'S WHISPER...COME TO ME

Hi, Beloved Friend,

I was just journaling and these words poured out of my pen. I pray they nourish your soul as they did mine...

"Come to Me, My child, and lay down your burdens. Free your mind and your heart, and simply walk with Me. The weight you carry is not your own. It's far too heavy for you to handle, and with it in your arms, you cannot walk straight. My job is to carry all of your burdens for you so you can concentrate on enjoying each moment with Me. I am your constant guide and companion. I am your ever-present help in any time of need.

Run to Me, My child. Grab hold of My outstretched hands and never let go. My grip is eternal and will never be relaxed. Release yourself to fall into My everlasting arms. Feel My comfort surrounding you like a blanket. Allow Me to take care of you. Let Me take you in under the shelter of My wings. I am your sturdy support; your shelter in the storm.

Run to Me, My child, in good times and in bad. Seek My refuge on the days filled with sunshine and those drenched in rain. I am your shade in the heat and your blanket in the cold. Allow Me to love you as only I can. I will take care of you and satisfy you as with the richest of food. I know you better than you know yourself and I know what you need. When you come to Me, you will never be met with disappointment or regret. I am here with open arms. Always ready...always willing.

Come to Me, My child, and drink. Only I will truly satisfy your thirst. Come to Me and eat, and you will never be hungry again. Lay back in My arms and rest. Rest your fears and your worries, for I am more than enough. Come to Me and just be. Come to Me and be set free. In Me you will find true freedom and solace. I am your peace. I am your comfort. I am your God. Come, My child, and rest in Me..."

Love,
Jesus

 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28 MSG

Thursday, December 5, 2013

RAIN RUNNER

Hi Sweet Blog Friends!

Sorry it's been a while since I last wrote to you - this was on my heart today after a fabulous Jesus run in the rain. I hope it inspires you as you journey this life with Jesus on your own LoveWalk :)

RAIN RUNNER
There is something so special about running with Jesus in the rain...it's difficult to explain and doesn't make much human sense. Most see it as an inconvenience or a discomfort. But without fail, every time I choose to push through and get out in those falling raindrops, God blesses me with an unforgettable time with Him.

Isn't that so much like our LoveWalk with Jesus? So often He calls us to spend time with Him when it's inconvenient, beckons us to do things we would rather not, places burdens on our hearts we cannot deny. When we simply trust His voice and step out in faith, we are changed for the better.

Whatever it is God is calling you to today, I encourage you to throw caution to the wind (or rain), get out there, and do it! I promise - you won't regret it for a second...

"Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don't go back until they've watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom...so will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They'll do the work I sent them to do, they'll complete the assignment I gave them. So you'll go out in joy, you'll be led into a whole and complete life..." Isaiah 55:10-12a MSG

Soaked Through,
Katie Marie 

Monday, October 7, 2013

PUDDLE JUMPER...


Hey precious friends ~

Happy October!!! I just wanted to say hi and share a bit of my blessed day with you. This day began early with my intense desire to run with Jesus and quickly found itself met by a beautiful, rainy dawn. I'll tell you, though - 5.5 miles of running through deep puddles and the cobblestone streets of Charleston, SC in the pouring down rain surely didn't damper my morning plans - in fact, it spurred me on and surely crowned me the most joyful, carefree child of God on earth..free in my worship and free to just be me!

I praise the Lord for opportunities like that - so often adults try to look like we "have it all together." Are you kidding me? None of us do! In fact, Jesus tells us we must be like children in order to enter and truly experience the Kingdom of God. 

Precious friends, I encourage you today to embrace your inner child and do something out of the ordinary or just plain silly. Sometimes it's in those unexpected moments that Jesus and His awesome love are most tangible in our lives :) 

Puddle Jumping with Jesus,
Katie Marie ❤

"Because you’ve always stood up for me, I’m free to run and play. I hold on to you for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post. (Psalm 63:5-8 MSG)

Saturday, September 28, 2013

TAKE A MOMENT...

Hi Beautiful Blog Friends,

Even in the midst of crazy schedules and busy to-do lists, I encourage you to take a few moments this weekend and just stop to watch the wind blow through the trees. 


See how the leaves dance upon the gusts? That's how we should be living our lives in Christ - free from reservation and resistance. It's easier said than done, I know, but if we can keep reminding ourselves that God is for us and not against us, it's easier to go with His flow and ride the winds of His plans. Just a thought for your beautiful Saturday...

"...Let Heaven rejoice, let Earth be jubilant, and pass the word among the nations, “ God reigns!” Let Ocean, all teeming with life, bellow, let field and all its creatures shake the rafters; Then the trees in the forest will add their applause to all who are pleased and present before God —he’s on his way to set things right!(1 Chronicles 16:30-33 MSG)


Resting In Him,

Katie Marie

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BROKEN-HEARTED? THIS IS FOR YOU...


My sweet blog friends, 

To any of you beloved people who awakened to a heavy heart this morning, I want to share a Scripture with you. No matter how defeated you may feel or how dark your days have become, your help is on the way...in fact, He's all around you, right beside you, and deep inside your heart. 

I treasure all of you who make up my life - whether you are one of my readers, we met for a moment in a random gas station or you're one of my closest friends. Each and every one of you, near or far, are priceless to me and you cannot be replaced! Now just think of how much more Jesus loves you than me, a mere mortal ;) Be blessed today and lift your eyes up to Him, the one who truly saves...

"Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone; not even a finger gets broken. God pays for each slave’s freedom; no one who runs to him loses out." (Psalm 34:17, 18, 20, 22 MSG)

In His Healing Love, 
Katie Marie ❤