Sandy Redfearn

A fervent heart ~ for God's presence. A teacher ~ with an ear for God’s voice.
A woman of prayer ~ with a prophetic message.
A Coach ~ with a passionate heart to awaken purpose.

I ASKED FOR WONDER

           
 Wow!  I was wonderfully challenged by some of the writings of Abraham Joshua Heschel especially during this Christmas season as we ponder the gift of Jesus Christ. 
Abraham is considered by many to be one of the most significant Jewish theologians
of the 20th century.  He writes…
           
            “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ... 
            Get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted.   
            Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually.
            To be spiritual is to be amazed.”   

Wonder, or radical amazement, is a way of going beyond what is given in thing and thought, refusing to take anything for granted, to regard anything as final. 
It is our honest response to the grandeur and mystery of reality our confrontation with that which transcends the given.

            To be spiritual is to be amazed

What are you asking GOD for?
The Apostle Paul prayed to Know Him.  The Psalmist declared to Always keep The Lord before him.  
Mary said, “all things are possible to those who believe.” 
Jesus exhorted Martha, if she would believe she would see His glory.

As believers can we truly be pleasing to GOD without wonder in our journey?

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared 
for those who love Him.  1 Cor. 2:9

“Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. 
                                      I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.” 

This Year I’m asking for WONDER!

AN INVITATION TO SACRED

So God ~ sends the rain

My walk wasn’t to be…unless you were a fish, or boat.

Could it have been sent to silence my hurried life,  personal expectations, daily goals,
and to-do lists?

A wonderful early caller waited with an invitation to the Sacred.

Silence seemed to be almost an audible voice beckoning me, calling me.
It was not going to be easily brushed aside… 
The unction of The Holy One stirring with A great desire, to shift the tide of my morning.


Grabbing the morning cup, my bible and off to my back porch ~ to listen.


There was something I sensed upon the heart of God ~
Words. . . timely crafted for one who would hear.

A message. Maybe.

Living The Spirit Filled Life

  
And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, 
He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies 
through His Spirit, who lives in you. Romans 8:11 (AMP)
            
           The Life inside of me DOMINATES 
                my circumstances everyday.
                    
Dominate:  verb
Control, influence, exercise control over, command, be in command of, be in charge of, rule, govern, direct, have ascendancy over, have mastery over; informal head up, be in the driver's seat, be at the helm of, rule the roost (in), wear the pants (in), have someone in one's hip pocket; literary sway.


Are circumstance or situation dominating your life today?  WHY?

Beloved, the Life inside of us is greater than anything in this world.  
Greater is He that is within us than he that is in this world.  1 john 4:4     

For it’s in HIM….
            I live  (exist ~ abundantly ~ overflowing ~ over the top)
            I move (make progress, change position)
            Have my being (rest, wholeness, completeness, 
            possess His promises).  Acts 17:28


A revelation of the person, power and purpose of The Holy Spirit in our life bring us into a whole new way of living. 


These next few weeks we will explore what a Spirit Filled life is really all about. 
Meditate upon Romans 8:11, 1 Jh. 4:4 and Acts 17:28 this week.  
Declare this Life is living within me!  
This Life dominates my situation and circumstances.