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This on repeat because lately I’ve been looking out on the horizon and everything seems to be crumbling. You too?
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But when he gets me really quiet, it’s like a sweet whisper back into my broken heart: you have ME and I am ALL joy, ALL passion, ALL satisfying.
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He woos me with reminders...I am better than that prayer being answered. I surpass that outcome you wish you had. I am sweeter than that pain you feel so deep in your bones.
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And truth is: he isn’t just better than, he is BEST THAN.
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And when we don’t believe it, let’s get quiet. May we let him whisper back into our souls again + again. He promises to never stop. Sunday promise: let’s give him no rest and keep coming back for more. Because BEST THAN is better than COMFORT NOW.

Prayer group this morning wasn’t a gorgeous post worthy picture. It was really hard. It was real and raw. It was saying hard things out loud while choking on each syllable. It was hot tears and runny noses
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Praying when prayers are hard to utter, when life is so hard, looks and feels very different. We don’t have any great words today but to say keep going. We are. Even though it all feels so hard we are still meeting, still praying, still sitting in the hard places. God is in it. We don’t know how, we don’t know the plan but we are reminding each other that God cannot not be faithful. Maybe you need to hear this too.

“You are the salt of the earth.” But truth is: sometimes our salt shakers need a good shake to start seasoning the world again.
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So here goes, a Sunday prayer:
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“God, whatever you want to proclaim your name. Wherever you need me to go. Whenever you need me to speak. However you ask me to move.”
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Anything.
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Shake me up, God. Shake me up.”

Certainly there’s a mountain staring you in your face. God cannot not be faithful. He’ll either move it or whatever other hill he deems best. And while you wait, His abiding presence will bring you more joy than moving the mountain anyway.

Isn’t He perfect?

Get em’ while they’re HOT! RED hot! Our RED PRAY shirt’s are now available online. Go get yours now! They are basically the softest shirt you will ever own, we promise! Thank you to our lovely friends from @etch.life for designing and modeling these for us. Link is in our bio. Who already has one? 🙋‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

This morning it was 3 coffees plus a Spider-Man with legos sprinkled in. The owner of the Spider-Man sat on our laps as we prayed finally asking “so do you take turns or what?” Prayer group isn’t scripted. Some days we don’t know what to pray. Some days it’s hard to get there. Some days we cry some days we laugh. Some days our kids wake up and sit with us till we’re done. Some days we minister to our family with our heads bowed to our creator. Everyday we meet God is faithful to meet with us, he never misses a Monday. This is holy, this is prayer group. #holyspaces #prayergroup

Prayer should blow our minds. Because when we pray, our Father listens, Jesus intercedes and the Holy Spirit groans for us. It's amazing.
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But sometimes we have weird thoughts about prayer. Prayer isn't about sounding holy or like you have it all together. Jesus doesn't care how long or short you talk to him. He simply cares that you stay in awe. Why? Because he paid a mighty price for this kind of communication.
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Let's be careful today to not ”just” pray. Let's drink in the mystery of it. Let's be all-consumed with its magnificence. And let's believe with all our hearts that when we pray, a mighty conversation is going on in the heavenlies.
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Go on, storm the gates. God can't wait to talk with God.

GOING INTO THE WEEKEND LIKE 🙌🏻! What’s on your agenda?

RED PHOTOS PART 1
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Brothers and sisters, when we bear each other's burdens we love each other. When we love each other the world will know Jesus.
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The photos speak for themselves.
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RED 2018. (Amazing photos by the talented @emilyrhew)

Don’t you agree?

Join us this week for RED! Choose Thursday or Friday evening (same event two nights!) This will be a really fun girls night out paired with desserts, shopping, great teaching, worship and most importantly PRAYER. Don’t miss out get your tickets at Imperfectlybrave.com/red click the link in our profile. Red looks good on you!!!!!

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