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I awoke one morning with this name on my mind. I knew God wanted me to use it for the title of this blog. I believe God clothes the flowers of the field in magnifigance yet He says how much more will He clothe us His children?

I have seen His hand on our family, yet I know we are only a part of the vast family of God. I myself cannot wait for heaven to find out all that HE has done in my fellow family of believers life. The WOW book contains true accounts of his miracles and intervention. I am blessed to be one of the editors of the 2nd edition.

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I am a mother to four... soon to be five beautiful kids! Writing and journaling have always been a wonderful way for me to express how I feel. Thanks to my parents who have always encouraged me. I have a passion and heart for ministry and reaching the lost and am activily pursuing accounts, miracles and stories about God and how He connects with us in our human experience. Visit my WOW book page to learn more about this.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Zoe, Faith, and Fall Festival Fun..

Well, she finally let someone paint her face!

For whatever reason Zoe has not let anyone do a face painting on her!
Not that we haven't given her many opportunities.
I do believe we went to 4 -5 Fall Carnivals in the last month,
And probably 8-9 last year.

So let me set the scene for you. She said "Mommy go first" So I did. The sweet artist made a pretty little purple and white, with black, swirly masterpiece on one side of my face, as Zoe looked on, safe in her daddy's arms.

When it was her turn, she sat in the chair, still holding tightly to dad's arm.
Our sweet artist was patient with her, as she handed her the brush, compelling her to try it out on the artists arm, or her own arm.
Zoe wanted nothing to do with that. 
She managed to sneak in a cold, wet stroke of the brush against Zoe's cheek, which was met with resistance!

She calmly explained that it was wet, and talked her into another , then another, until she was sporting a full face painting that looked like a mini- mommy one.

I was amazed at the tenacity of the artist! She would not take no for an answer, and continued to pull tricks out of her bag of persuasion.



I was reminded at how often we lose patience with ourselves or each other when learning or teaching a new concept. Or maybe even in sharing our faith.

How often have we rolled our eyes, looked to the heavens, while exclaiming silently..."Why do they just not get it?"

Yet the Word speaks to us clearly and tells us to not give up while fighting the good fight of faith , because we will see the reaping of the reward, if we just hang on...even by our teeth!

He said to compel others to the faith! What a strong word! What a strong image! I imagine a bull dog wrestling with a chew toy in a tug of war with his owner. Never letting go, even as the owner picks the dog off his feet and he dangles suspended in the air! Have you ever felt like that?




Suspended between faith and doubting?

The urge to hold on and the urge to let go, nagging at you with equal strength?
That is exactly the time when we should hold on. Keep trying. Persevering. Compelling. Expecting.

Most miracles are missed because we quit to soon. We gave up right before the answer came. I always remember how long it took for Daniel to receive a
n answer to his prayer. It wasn't because God had shut His ears.
No! There was an unforeseen battle in the spirit realm between angels and the enemy. Wrestling. Preventing. Caging. Blocking.



But the answer did come. Daniel was in a position to receive it because of his tenacity like a bulldog. Waiting on His knees in prayer, Daniel reaped the reward.

I feel the Lord is wanting me to continue hanging on to a few areas of my life.

First, to the hope that my new husband will continue to learn and grow in his new leadership role as spiritual leader in our home.
Secondly, to continuing to write my novel that has been in and on my heart almost my whole life.( I am 7 pages in...WooHoo!)
Third, to continue to walk in His annointing that He has placed in me to sing and minister on stage in songs of praise.

What is God asking you to not give up on so easily? I would love to hear what He is doing in your life..Please feel free to share and comment as He leads you.

Blessings and Miracles,
Nicole

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4 comments:

  1. What a delightful post. Tenacity. What a good word. Too many people give up too soon. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being our newest follower on Spiritual Sundays.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  2. What a beautiful post! I agree, we live in such a chaotic state most days! Hurry! Go faster! Don't smile! Be mean! Oh I get exasperated! Sigh! A beautiful analogy with the dog suspended in midair! Thank you and glad to have you at SS!

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  3. What a lovely story about patience. I'm your neighbor this week at Spiritual Sundays. I'm glad I stopped by your blog. I've learned so much, joined through GFC, and look forward to knowing you better.
    Peace, good, and blessings to you on the arrival of #5.

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  4. This is what Romans 5 is talking about in perseverance "steadfastness, constancy, endurance". It is when this perseverance is developed in our lives that we show proven character and proven character produces hope, which does not disappoint.

    So often we want to skip the perseverance phase. Let's face it, it ISN'T FUN!! But no short cut will yield the proven character of Jesus in our lives!

    Thanks so much for linking this up this week. Very needed!!

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