Truth and Love: It All Begins with Trust

Trust is where it all began…

It was 2009 during a dry, lonely season in my life when I had an unexpected encounter that rocked my paradigm. During the experience I had a vivid vision of being in a white dress in what seemed to be a grand forest. My first inkling was, “Is this The Garden?”

There was a calmness, a brilliance, a presence of Love there. Like a little girl I was full of questions- “Father, why…?” I asked. He revealed his heart and love for people from the Beginning, in imagery and passion, an intimate experience I will never forget and could never have imagined on my own…

These words I remember my Father saying there were the most striking to my heart: “Do you trust me?”

Yes. I do. I will follow His way, always. Even when I don’t understand, I will choose Him. Forever… #IamMyBeloveds #HeisMine #trusttheAuthor #theLovestoryofalltime

God is calling you to go deeper into His Love! Your past may have been difficult but it doesn’t eclipse His everlasting Love or plans for your life…He’s been giving me visions of a garden and speaking and singing Song of Songs into my spirit – I believe its a true reflection of His heart for us – we are His Beloved and He is ours, forever and ever…

My Beloved speaks and says to me: “Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away…

For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. The fig tree ripens its figs, and the vines are in blossom; they give forth fragrance.

Arise, my love, my beautiful one, and come away.”

Song of Solomon 2:10-13


Word: Deep Calls Unto Deep Psalm 42


Painting above by Ashley Leal for the Flourish Conference 2014

Psalm 42 NIV

1 As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?

3 My tears have been my food day and night,
while people say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
4 These things I remember as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise among the festive throng.

5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

6 My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.

7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers have swept over me.
8 By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God my Rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.


The Battle of the Sexes Relationships Series from The Porch Young Adult Ministry at Watermark Church

The Porch, a young adult ministry at Watermark Church in Dallas, Texas, recently launched “The Battle of the Sexes” series on love and relationships. I’ve been blessed by messages from The Porch for years now and am enjoying this series since relationships often come up as a topic among friends. To be inspired by this series yourself visit the series page here: http://www.watermark.org/media/series/350/

The Porch also has had other series about dating and marriage. Check out Part 1 of their Cupid: Dating Myths message below and find more powerful messages on the website: www.theporchdallas.com


Finding and Functioning in Your Purpose

Directionlessness is one of the greatest troubles of our time…

Purpose is one of my favorite topics and this episode of TBN’s Praise the Lord show hosted by the pastor of my church, Pastor Mike Hayes, is about how you can pursue purpose intentionally. I was really inspired by what he and others such as Keith Craft, Dr. Chuck D. Pierce, Isaac Pitre, and Del Way had to share:


Editor’s Journal Notes: He Loves Us, Forever

We hear so much about how love is defined but I’m thankful that true Love has no variation or shadow of turning – God’s Love for us goes beyond a day, a month – it lasts for all of eternity…

Man can be fickle but our Creator is forever faithful & His steadfast Love & mercy never end – they are renewed every morning. “The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His Love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” He Loves Us. He Loves YOU – Forever.

– Julene, Editor DreaminSoul.com