A few months ago, I was seeking Holy Spirit for some wisdom. I told Him that I wasn’t leaving until He helped. He smiled, because we are the best of friends, and said, “I need you to respond with PREEMPTIVE OBEDIENCE.” I rolled my eyes. I didn’t even know what that meant. So I went to Google and looked it up. When I read the definition it hit me. My YES is my weapon. It disables the attacks of the Enemy before they are even able to be formed against me. Obedience keeps me safe in the boundaries of God’s love. .
You have my full yes, God. It’s my joy to honor you with preemptive obedience. I don’t need to say no. I’m safe here with you. You have my yes, forever.
1902 weeks ago
A few years ago I went through a period of time where I would have panic attacks in grocery stores. I couldn’t look people in the eyes and often would get so nervous I would end up in tears. .
Today was different. God highlighted a beautiful woman to me and I could feel Holy Spirit deeply asking me to pray with her. As I went over, I fumbled through some words and tears started flowing.
After I prayed with her I found this coffee mug. I love partnering with Jesus. But it requires me to BE PRESENT with Him and what He is saying. I’m choosing to press in and be fully present. I’m fasting from convenience and I’m living out my preemptive yes. .
Trusting Him is always worth it. Even if we cry and feel like we are going to puke and can’t get all the words right. Heaven comes the moment we say yes. .
So friends, how is God asking you to be present with Him today?
IT’S OUR ANNIVERSARY🥳
Fun Fact: 16 years ago my parents were set up on a blind date. My mom brought me and my dad brought my sister. And they have spoken to each other EVERYDAY since then. 😭❤️😍We found each other that day. Wow, I am so grateful. #schaeferselfie#blinddateanniversary#family#love#godisgood
5941 month ago
Happy Friday!🎉 It’s my Sabbath day, which means no makeup and uggs I’ve had since 9th grade.🤷🏼♀️💁🏼♀️I spent too much of my life as a slave to control and perfection, but I’m so over it. I’m learning to give myself lots of grace because God always does. 💕 #sabbath#yearofadventure
7261 month ago
I went to my first painting class with some beautiful friends today.
Our teacher reminded us of some really important truths:
1. Don’t compare your mountains to those around you.
2. It’s going to be okay. There will be three layers to everything we do.
3. Trust the process.
I have a feeling showing up today was more about my heart... #soulcare#sabbath#funtimes#greatfriends#yearofadventures
5921 month ago
I already shared that I believe God has called me into a #yearofadventure and this is one of the ways I am inviting you to join me in positioning our hearts for all God has for us this year.
It’s called the RISE Movement. I signed this covenant and have decided to live by the things God has called me. I would love for you to read and sign it with me so that we can hold each other accountable and RISE together!
To sign the covenant and join the movement, follow the link in @sonsanddaughterstv bio! And be sure to follow them if you haven’t already.
I’ve chosen to Rest In Surrendered Expectation. Will you join me?
3312 months ago
Today is my favorite kind of day. I woke up in one place and I get to fall asleep in another. I had an amazing week with my family to celebrate my brother’s wedding. It was great to see New York after a year away. Heading back to my Ohio fam to officially start out this new year. I won’t forfeit this space of grace; this middle of what was and what will be. This is my #yearofadventure and I’m so ready for all God has in store. ❤️✈️🏡
I lost the remote for my garage door yesterday. I looked all through my car, coat pockets, purse, and even called the coffee shop I thought I left it at. Nothing.
I searched again this morning. Nothing.
This afternoon I simply prayed, “Holy Spirit, where is it?” I went to my car immediately knowing in my heart exactly where it was. 💡
Moral of this story: Holy Spirit is our best friend and loves to help us with everything. Always ask Holy Spirit.
2133 months ago
The more we grow, the more I realize how grateful I am to have you as a sister and as a friend. You are God’s gracious reminder that life is not meant to be lived alone. Happy 2️⃣2️⃣ KK, I can’t wait to see you in two weeks!!!🎉🙌🏼👭
I’m thankful for life and love and freedom (Also these four amazing little men❤️).I’ve been asking Jesus for a word for my birthday, but He is #extra and so am I, so I’m claiming the whole dang thing.
Psalm 2️⃣3️⃣ TPT “The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name. Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near. You become my delicious feast even when my enemies dare to fight. You anoint me with the fragrance of your Holy Spirit; you give me all I can drink of you until my heart overflows. So why would I fear the future? For your goodness and love pursue me all the days of my life. Then afterward, when my life is through, I’ll return to your glorious presence to be forever with you!”