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The nations — June 10, 2016

The nations

The nations.  When I think about the nations or I talk about the nations, my heart is stirred.  I get passionate and I feel almost restless but in a good way.  Today I was floating in my pool and I started watching a Youtube video by Lindy Conant Circuit Riders from the Azusa Now Revival. The worship was powerful and then, a 20 year old girl got up and prayed.  You will just have to watch it for yourself.  I will attach it in this post.  But, I immediately started to ball.  My heart was obviously stirred and I was curious as to why I was crying so much.  I have been thinking about it all day.  A long time ago I felt the Lord tell me that I was called to the nation(s).  Not just one nation in particular but to the nations.  But, what I have wondered is what does that calling mean?  I have been to several different parts of the world… Africa, Israel, Europe, Brazil, Mexico, India, London, and more and I love the nations and the culture and the people so much.  One of my favorites has to be Africa.  I crave going to the nations and wonder if the Lord will reveal more of what it means to be called to the nations.  Does that mean do I pray for the nations, do I go to the nations?  I don’t know.  But there’s a stirring in my spirit today.  God loves His people and He wants them to be reached.  I was thinking about it and so many people need Jesus right here in my town!  I want to be a vessel for Him just sometimes I don’t know how.  But, one of the verses in one of the songs in this video says, “There’s a yes, in our hearts and it carries through eternity, simple obedience it changes history!”  That is so good!  Simple obedience, it changes history.  I want to be obedient to whatever He has me to do for His glory.  There is a yes in my heart and I want more!!!  Obviously feeling moved today and maybe this video will speak to your heart as well.  Lots of love and goodnight!

Ps. At 9:40 in the video is the prayer click here for the link 🙂

Beauty — September 19, 2015

Beauty

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I haven’t written on here in quite a long time.  But, I am feeling the itch to write.  So, I’m gonna do it!  I had a thought today that I should seek beauty in my everyday life and pick one thing a day to write about and take a picture of it.  I may post the things I find beautiful on here everyday or I may not.  But, today I will!  Below is my story of a glimpse of beauty that I experienced today!

Tonight I was driving home and I saw this Sunset by Lake Loveland. I had to pull over and take a picture. Immediately I was thinking how can you not believe in God when you see this beautiful creation. When I got out of my car I wanted to say out loud, “Wow, God you’re amazing!” There was an older lady there and I said to her, “It’s beautiful?” She replied with, “Yes God is good isn’t he?!” We both took in the beauty and the glory of the Lord and then she offered to take a picture of me and I took a picture of her with the perfect background. 😊. A bunch of cars pulled over to see the glorious beauty that lasted only about five minutes. This morning I had decided I was going to pick something every day that was beautiful to me and write about and take a picture of it so I brought my camera. This definitely was beauty in perfection.

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BRAZIL// — July 4, 2014

BRAZIL//

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In June I went to Africa, not knowing I would be going to Rio de Janerio, Brazil a year later. I had heard that there was going to be a trip going and I prayed and heard the Lord say, if you want to go, then go!

I am so glad I went. I saw God move in powerful ways. When we went I was wanting God to show me who to talk to out of the masses of people. I wanted Devine appointments. Every morning we would meet as a team and Pastor Kurt (our leader) felt lead to ask God for specifics and “clues” to help us. We asked God for appearances, places, names, and random things. We would share with each other what God had said to us. Some of the things that we got were as random as stars, top hat, running man, George, balloons ect. We watched God use so many of the clues to help us and I was absolutely in awe at what God did. There are so many stories.

I have such a heart for the nations and sharing the love of God with people. I learned that more and more on this trip and I hope God opens up doors for me to travel some more.

If you want to hear some of the stories, lets get coffee 🙂

 

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Color Vibe — May 31, 2014

Color Vibe

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Today, two of my friends and I ran a race called the Color Vibe.  It was a 5K and it was FILLED with color.  Good friends are the best, I tell you what.  I try to pick good ones 😉  My friends are full of adventure and are always up for doing fun, random things.  I’m thankful for them because life is more fun because of them.  Life is so short and I want my life to be fun, to do random, thrilling things?  Don’t you?!?!

 

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No wonder why Jesus loves kids! — November 1, 2013

No wonder why Jesus loves kids!

I am blessed to have an amazing family and one with many children!  I have 3 siblings, a brother and two sisters.  My sisters are married and one of them has 6 children and the other has one and one due in a month!  My oldest sister with her 6 children live right up the street from us.  The other night my niece Emmy (11) came over and we had an aunty, niece night.  It was so special and so fun.  We jumped on the trampoline, made dinner and banana bread, painted our nails and watched Elf!  It was cool to see her growing up and just spending time with her.

Earlier that day, my niece Jael (2) was over at our house and she didn’t take a nap and my mom asked if she could try to take a nap with me in my room.  I said that was fine and she crawled in bed with me.  She started getting wiggly and I knew the chances were low that she would not fall asleep and so I asked her if she would like to watch Curious George and of course she did.  She cuddled in my arms as I held my iphone up and we watched her little show.  As we were watching  Jael reached up and put her hand on my face and started stroking my face and she continued to do so for about half of the show.  I was frozen and just taking it in.  How sweet it was just to have that moment.

Later that night I was thinking how fun it was spending time with my nieces and the Lord said to me, “That’s how I feel when you spend time with me.  I LOVE it and I take it all in.  It was so special and I just wanted to share!

Kids are awesome!

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It’s The Little Things… —

It’s The Little Things…

So blessed lately in this season of Fall.  Things are changing and my heart is content.  Lately I have been noticing little things that have made life so beautiful.  I don’t even really know why but I have just been taking in the little things and it really makes me realize how beautiful life is.  I was at work the other day and it was foggy and cold.  On my lunch break I went and got a coffee and on my way back I just had a moment of pure bliss.  Enjoying the cozy weather, wearing my boots and scarf and a coffee in hand.  So great!  It’s those little blessings that make my heart happy.  Or just observing people.  How unique everyone is.  I love watching people and who they are and their personalities.  Sometimes people get so worked up and overwhelmed and I think we need to chill out a little bit and simply enjoy life.  I went on a trip to Redding, CA to a church called Bethel, a couple of weeks ago and I was in their prayer room and I heard the Lord say, “Your life may not be easy but I want you to just have fun.”  God wants me to have fun and enjoy my life!  That’s so great and it puts me at ease and makes me just relax.  The kingdom of heaven is righteousness, peace, and joy.  I want to walk/live in that. Even right now I am overwhelmed at the peace of God.  It’s so good and we can live in it everyday.  Anyways, it’s been fun taking in the simplest things and all of it’s beauty.  Selah

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Africa — June 20, 2013

Africa

So, I just got back from a trip to Mozambique and Kenya Africa.  It was amazing.  I learned a lot.  One of the coolest things we were able to be a part of was that we helped serve food to thousands of kids on a day called children’s day.  It was cool because I had no idea that we were going to be there during this day.  The children got rice, chicken, a coke and a sucker.  They only get this kind of food twice a year and we got to be a part of it for one of the times.  So amazing.  Well, as we were getting the kids lined up, I looked and saw a girl that looked like one of my best friends growing up.  Well, sure enough it was her.  Can you believe that?  We connected and embraced and was in awe that God would reunite us at such an amazing place in time.  All the way across the world!! So cool.  We also went on a trip to Africa together when we were 15.  That was so special to me and the Lord was saying, “Hannah I am a big God and look what I did for you.”  So special.  

 

Throughout our time there we got to minister to many children and we also got to minister at a pastors conference.  It was such an honor to be able to bless and pour into Pastors in Africa.  And really, they poured into me!  

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Daughter of the King — March 18, 2013

Daughter of the King

I have been thinking a lot about something lately. I have been thinking about how I am a daughter of the King. So, what does that mean? That means I am royalty. It really has changed my mindset because it makes me aware of how I am representing the Kingdom of heaven. I think to myself about how a real princess or queen would carry herself. Do you think that she would dress like a slob or be rude to people. No, when I think of a princess or a queen, I think of a woman who holds and carries honor, strength, dignity and love. I want to represent that! I want to be Hannah but I also want to reflect Jesus and walk in the identity that I am a daughter of the King. If only we all saw ourself the way the Father sees us. I think it would change things in our lives. So lately it’s been a goal of mine to respond to others with grace and love and to carry myself with a knowing of my identity in the Father who is the King of Kings!

Well the other day I went out to coffee with a friend of mine and then we decided to shop around for a little bit and I came across this dress… I fell in love with it and thought, If I could I would wear this around, then I would really feel like a daughter of the king!

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Long time… — January 14, 2013

Long time…

So, It’s been quite a while since I have written anything.  It’s been an interesting year.  I love mornings and I love new years!  It’s a chance to start over.  I have been thinking a lot about my life lately and one thought that has run through my head quite a lot is that my life has not ended up the way that I thought it would.  You know when you are little and you picture growing up and you plan things out in your head and you just assume they are going to end up that way?  Well, that’s what I did and my life is good, it just is not what I thought it would be.  I know that for me I am longing for more, just that feeling of success in something.  Or when you have a hobby or something that you love it’s such a great feeling when you are thriving.  I find myself a lot of times wanting or needing that feeling and sometimes I don’t even know quite what it is.  It’s probably Jesus and heaven that there is a knowing that there is something more and that I sense it and want it.  I don’t know if you all have seen the movie “UP”, but the other day I got a picture of the house and how it is going up with the balloons and I felt that is what the Kingdom of heaven is like, that it’s so close and if we just jump up and pull on the strings we can bring the kingdom of heaven here.  It sounds so easy but it doesn’t feel that way.  Why?  Because it involves jumping, and taking risks and maybe doing things that you are not use to.  But, I think I am ready to try it.  I just got done reading the book God’s Generals.  It was cool to see how God used people who were willing and one’s who surrendered their lives and took risks.  The moment they stopped being willing to be used by God they lost blessing and really their lives went down hill.  It made we want to be obedient to what the Lord is telling me to do.  I have for a while known that I have a really hard time doing something that makes me uncomfortable.  But, what I am learning is that this is not my life and it doesn’t matter what I FEEL, but I need to yield to what the Holy Spirit is telling me to do.  Right now I am reminded of the verse, whoever finds his life loses it but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.  That can be hard but it’s so much better.  I am ready to take a risk.  This life is not meant to be perfect so why not step out and try something.  You should too!

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a good word… — January 26, 2012

a good word…

My Beautiful Girl,I know that your true identity is under great attack every day. Voices all around you tell you to become like the world and surrender who you really are. Don’t let anyone define you but Me, your Father in heaven. You are a daughter of the King, and you don’t have to become someone you don’t want to be.

You will never find your true Identity looking at idols of this world. Don’t allow these lies to control your confidence anymore. I created you in My image and My daughter does not have to bow down to man-made images in magazines. How you feel about yourself does not change the truth that you are My treasured daughter!

You are called to be light in the dark and to help your friends find their worth in Me.

Love,
Your God, who chose you

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“…for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
~1 Peter 2:9~