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6 years ago today we took a risk and followed a prompting in your hearts and moved across Canada to live life on the West Coast. Listening to God’s whispers has not disappointed us. The move has been hard but the lessons have been so fruitful. I recall contemplating the move in a raining car outside the grocery store and hearing a song by third day called Revelation.
Has led me down the road that’s so uncertain
And now I am left alone and I am broken,
Trying to find my way,
Trying to find the faith that’s gone
I know that you are holding all the answers
I’m tired of losing hope and taking chances,
On roads that never seem,
To be the ones that bring me home
Give me a revelation,
Show me what to do
Cause I’ve been trying to find my way,
I haven’t got a clue
Tell me should I stay here,
Or do I need to move
Give me a revelation
I’ve got nothing without You
I’ve got nothing without You”
I held on to those words for weeks “should I stay here, or do I need to move.” I listen to the song over and over and played out all the scary things that would have to happen if we decided to move.
I would reason myself out of this crazy prompting to move, only to wake up to it again the next morning. I spoke a word to nobody while my heart wrestled with the idea.
I was so focused on the how this is going to happen and what are people going to think.
Then one morning after playing the song for the 100th time I listen to the next song on the CD.
“Ever since the world around you shattered
You’ve been looking everywhere for something more
Sometimes you feel like your life doesn’t matter
But it does
I tell you it does
Come on let me love you now
Come on let me love you and hold you through the storms
I will keep you safe and warm
Come on let me love you now
Come on let me love you and kiss away your tears
I will always be here
Come on let me love you
Yesterday you found your heart was broken
Tomorrow doesn’t leave much room for hope
Today you’ll find that my arms are wide open
And my heart
My heart is full of love
Give up on all the other things
‘Cause my love can bring you more
And if you take a chance on me
I’ll give you what you’re looking for”
The voice was clear that morning. You have been pushing, pulling, taking on the demands of everything yourself. I felt God whisper, you done wrestling yet? You ready to step in and take a chance? Are you ready to let me love on you?
I went home and told Jen what I had been contemplating for a month and told her to think about it. Truth be told we both knew it was not something we need to “think” about anymore.
I was terrified and excited the morning I woke up to this truck sitting at the curb, ready to go, with all that was left of our possessions.
It has been the hardest thing we have ever done and the hardest thing we have ever “stuck” with and through the trails and adversities I am so overjoyed with grateful tears this morning that I took a chance, listen to the prompting and let God love me. Our hearts are full of so much wisdom and our spirits are forever changed. God taught me my life matters. The story does not end there it’s just a reminder. Heading into our 7th year God is asking me the same questions whether I am willing to take chances on things that seem impossible. I am scared and excited to see what is in the gap between where I am and where we feel God is calling us.
SATURDAY MAY 13th 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Our Lady Of Victory School
249 Arnold Ave, Winnipeg, MB
$20 at the door (if space permits)
THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT CAME, THAT WAS SUPER FUN! Can’t wait to rock with you again one day!!!
Join Ira POUND ICON for a POUND ROCKOUT WORKOUT Master Class. Experience the world’s first cardio jam session inspired by the sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. Using lightly weighted drumsticks called ripstix, POUND transforms drumming into a highly effective and exhilarating workout. Ira is an international fitness presenter and travels North America training instructors to ROCKOUT their WORKOUT and become pound pros. Come experience the fitness phenomena expanding across the globe for yourself and learn where you can find classes or even start classes in your area. Hurry space is limited and this is a one time event with Ira while he is in town. DROP IN the day of the event will be offered if the event is not sold out. Admission at the door will be $20.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission is non refundable but you may transfer to another participant. Upon purchase your name will be added to our class roster to check in at the day of the event. Please bring a yoga mat, runners (or barefoot), water bottle and sweat towel.
Progress is not made thinking about IT, preparing for IT, planning for IT, talking about IT, learning about IT, questioning IT, or worrying about IT. Progress is made doing IT. Everyday we wake up to the same battle, the battle to roll up our sleeves and do IT.
DO what you ask?
Most of us know. Your thoughts, energy and mind can be consumed by IT. Each day serves up mighty portions of distraction to keep us from doing IT.
IT is a stretch, IT is not easy, IT is not obtained by settling, IT can be found at POINT B when you are living comfortably in POINT A. IT is scary.
But your heart desires IT.
A lot of what we are looking for can be found in IT
IT, that seed, that prompting God plants in each of us.
We can choose to ignore or distract ourselves from IT but the consequences are steep whether we acknowledge it or not.
Want to get healthier? Want to live a fuller life? Want to learn? Want to grow? Want more of what matters? Want more clarity on what your IT is? Stop focusing on the destination; There is no magical place of arrival. Your victory is waiting for you today, it is in the action orient pursuit of IT. In the avoidance of the distracting, shinier, dreamier, complacency of putting it off until tomorrow. Start believing ALL you have today is ALL you need. With gratitude and purpose take what you have and work towards IT, today.
Your confidence, your clarity, your health, your sense of efficiency, your joy, so many things you are longing for are waiting at the intersection of where IT meets today. Victory is not a destination you will one day stand on. VICTORY is standing knee deep in the work of your IT day by day.
Do not ignore your IT today.
Refuse to longly stare down a distant destination. Working on your IT today means you have arrived. You get to stand in VICTORY today.
Here are 10 tunes currently powering my classes. Enjoy. What are your favorites? I have also added a link to itunes for easy access. Download today and get moving.
One Day / Reckoning Song (Wankelmut Remix) – Asaf Avidan & The Mojos
Wild Horses – Bishop Briggs
Devotion – Coleman Hill
No Good - Kaleo
Bailar (feat. Elvis Crespo) – Deorro
Savage - Whethan
Call On Me – Starley
Believer – Imagine Dragon
Not Easy (feat X Ambassadors, Elle Kings & Wiz Khalifa) – Alex Da Kid
Power - Little Mix