As most of you know, each morning when I'm having my quiet time I journal. Everyday I ask the Lord "What's in my treasure box today?"


A long time ago He told me He has gifts for me but I never ask for them. Now I do!


Whenever I meet with Him in my mind, we are always at the beach and there's a treasure box that holds my gift for the day. It may be a word, an image or just a fleeting thought but as I dig deeper it's usually a Profound Aha moment!


This time as I asked "What's in my treasure box today Papa?" He tucked it under His arm, put His other arm around my waist and we walked down the beach.


Then...


He stoped... kneeling down on one knee He held out the chest like a groom offering his treasure in a small box, waiting in expectation as he presents his love, his hopes and dreams for a future together. Holding it out as an invitation to take their love deeper level.


Holding his breath as he awaits the highly anticipated YES!


LOVE!


That's my gift ~ My Treasure ~ A Proposal ~ An offer of intimacy ~ An invitation to explore a deeper revelation of Love. Mine for Him and His for me!


An invitation to say "Yes" and begin a journey of incomprehensible Love.


Does this resonate with you? Can you see Him on one knee presenting you with the box?


He wants to Sweep You Away In His Love!


Click the link above and let Him Sweep You Away In His Love! Let Him take you in His arms.


Next, grab your journal and take time to tell Him what that was like for you and where you want to take this beautiful Proposal of Love.


Thank you for letting me share this Journey with you. These are hard times for many and a moments touch of His Love can breath life back to a heavy heart.


Please take a moment to ask Him if there is someone you should share this with and forward it on and as always, I love to hear your feedback here or you can email me at AriseSandi@gmail.com.


Multiplied Blessings!

Sandi





Updated: Sep 9


Last week I had to say goodbye to Love as I knew it to two different people.

Two very different kinds of love.


First was my daddy. I climbed in his lap for one last picture before boarding a plane to fly across the country for the next year.


As I captured a piece of my favorite childhood photo of my sisters and I sitting on daddy's lap as he read to us from the bible, the Dance of Love and Heartache began...


He's suffering the effects of dementia due to Parkinson's. His smile and little laugh as I sat on his lap, not sure he was with me in the present. The aching question would he know me when I return ripped at my heart, twisting it, fighting tears, Love and Heartache danced.


If you know my father it's a love that's easy. He's always been an example of the Love of The Father. From my eyes, Love comes effortless to him.


Five days later I got the news that a precious friend was transitioning to Hospice and we were invited to send her a video message. I struggled to find the words to express the love I felt for her and what she meant to me. I wouldn't say goodbye, I wouldn't cry!


The music started, my heart was breaking at the thought I would never see her again... anger and pain joined in as Love and Heartache Danced.


I turned to my journal where I have my deepest conversations with God. I asked Him "why do you have to take Doris? I can't believe that I will never see her glowing face again here on earth." He said I Love you Sandra. "I know you love me but give me a deeper understanding of that. Let me truly understand the fullness of that love. Help me to be an example of that love to others. Help me to be all that you brought me her to be and do."


He did ~


The next day as I pulled out my journal, the dance began again.


I cried and asked my Papa God how I could lover her so much after just a short time of knowing her. For many years now His passion for me to love like He does has been a theme in my life. He said "that's the Love of the father" and the dance ragged ~ pushing and pulling me in directions I didn't want to go, had not experienced before.


The pain settled and the realization began to set in...this is the love He wants me, for you to have for everyone life's path brings us too. She is a gift. A gift of Love... A living example of how to truly Love.


I know I'm far from it but I now have a beautiful example of what I'm capable of and I know I'll continue to risk...The Dance.


Sandi


I encourage you to grab your journal and talk about the Love and Heartache Dance with our

Papa God.


I hope you will share this with anyone you know who may need encouragement in The Dance.

If that's you, please respond here or email me at AriseSandi@gmail.com and let me know how I can be praying for you. Blessings!!


Recently I read a FB post from my friend Heidi Bass entitled Are We in the Tomb or in the Womb - Time for Unveiling is Coming! I was so struck by it that I asked her permission to share it here. I'll do that in my style of a Self Discovery Journey. I hope you will choose to use your time here with me and with Him. Grab your journal and a pen and come along!


This is such a great question for where we are today!


Where are you? I encourage you to start by taking a minute to invite Holy Spirit to join you and to bring revelation and insight where you need it.

What's it like for you locked away in your home. Are you in the Tomb or the womb?


Take a moment to picture yourself there.


Describe it in your journal...What does it look like?


What does it feel like?


What can you hear around you?


In her post, Heidi talked about the enemy --not only has he tried to isolate us for Easter--we're now encouraged to wear masks or cover our faces in public!


While she talked to Daddy God about it he said this is just another way the enemy is trying to mask & muzzle God's people. Then her aha moment came about the words that God had given her and other prophetic voices for 2020 - hidden time is over, it is time for the unmasking & unveiling of authentic selves! It is time for people long hidden to be seen and heard! It is time for Royal announcements and decrees!


What are the grave clothes that you have wrapped yourself up in, hidden in that tomb?


What authentic self does He want to unveil?


What Royal announcements and decrees does he want to use you to deliver?


She went on to share the word God had given her for the church for 2020. He is unmasking our True Identities & releasing Authentic Voices so we, His people, can walk in the fullness, wholeness, and completeness of their calling, blessing, plan, purpose, and destiny for our lives!

The enemy, knowing this is God's plan for 2020, then creates a situation to try to thwart it-- where people are now hidden most of the day, and then when we do go out--we are masked, muffled, and covered. We can't even smile at each other! The enemy thinks he has won--yet many are the plans of the enemy and man--it is God's plan that always prevails!


The Beauty is we have a choice to stay hidden in the tomb of our homes and behind that mask with our voices muffled...or not.


Take a minute to picture yourself hidden behind a mask... What do you look like?

How does it feel breathing through this mask? Describe it...


Ask the Lord what you're hiding from and let Him respond using your non-dominant hand to write His response.


What does your voice sound like muffled? Can it be heard?


Ask Him what the enemy is trying to muzzle and muffle in you...


What does He want you to do about it?


She continues...Here's the thing--we may feel like we're in a cave or a tomb--hidden, unseen, unheard, isolated and alone--the Truth is--we're really in the womb--being fed, nourished, reset, and restored to His Original Design and Intent--another Word He gave me for 2020 to corporately declare over His Bride.


So now if you saw yourself in the Tomb, I want you to shift your vision from the Tomb to the Womb.


What does it look like there...


What does it feel like?


What emotions are you feeling?

See God wants to call His people deeper, call His people higher during this time in the womb. Deeper into rest--marinating in His Presence, soaking, seeking, full immersion--going deeper with Him than we've ever gone before.


What does it feel like to rest, truly rest in Him...


What are you soaking up in His Presence?


Describe the feeling of safety and protection in the womb.


Higher with Him--seated in Heavenly places, listening to His heart, getting Kingdom strategies for the rest of 2020.


Take a minute to describe what it's like to feel your heart beating united with His as you are attached through the Life giving blood of the umbilical cord, Jesus~that's keeping you alive.


What is he whispering from His heart to yours?


What Kingdom strategies is he sharing with only you?

This time of rest & reset in the womb is time to go higher to our Mountaintop experience with God, above the noise, chatter, to see things more clearly from His Kingdom perspective, hear things tuned into the frequency of His voice, above all the noise!


Rest...let Him reset you, Take you Higher above the noise and chatter of the world right now.


Look down, what is he showing you from that clear Kingdom perspective?


Can you let yourself tune into the frequency of his voice?


Can you hear it above all the noise?


This is all about His preparation to launch us when we emerge--into the promotion, upgrade, greater authority He promised us and spoke over our lives for 2020--we will find Him in a greater way and our True Authentic Identities in Him--when we seek Him with all our hearts!💖


Seek Him! Ask Him and He will reveal to you great treasure for your future...

What is He saying to you?


The enemy may think we're stuck in a tomb--but we know the Truth--we're in the womb and greater is Christ in us than evil in this world, and like Christ--there will come a Resurrection day where we Rise Up--reborn, refreshed, restored, upgraded, promoted, on fire for God, ready to storm out into the world with a new anointing and authority to shift atmospheres, bring about healings, and transform nations with the Truth & Love of God!

Amen so be it!

Heidi Bass


And how will you seize that day? Tell Him and let Him respond!


Arise My Darling My Beautiful One And Come Away With Me!

Have a Blessed week!

Sandi


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