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Linda Sylvester / Blog

Encounters

Throughout your life God will intentionally place people across your path. Some people you encounter will only pass through. Others will be permanently woven into the tapestry of your existence. Both have value and purpose in your life and in God’s plan.

You will be loved and despised. You will teach and be taught. You will be tested and stretched. Some will welcome you, while others may never open themselves up to grasp your outstretched hand. The contents of heaven and earth will pass through you and into those you encounter. To some you may bring a rushing wind of peace that blows through the soul. To others you may bring a flame of fire, consuming whatever is holding that person and his or her purpose in bondage.

You will be molded and shaped to bring forth your purpose in each encounter. Go with it. Allow God to use you freely and in whatever facet He chooses. Pride may try to hold the reigns of how you see yourself or are portrayed to another. Do not let pride to be a guiding factor in your life. There are times when you will be humbled. The glory of the Lord does not submit to the pride of man.

Open yourself up to become a vessel that God can flow through freely and watch as God unleashes through you, for you, and for others in new and exciting ways for His glory.

You don’t have to be perfect; you just have to be willing. “Here am I Lord, send me.”

With Love, Linda

For You...

Hi Everyone, I want to share a prayer that has been on my heart. This is for you…and for all who will accept it. For You May you walk with a thankful heart and a mind completely focused on God. May any and every chain holding you in bondage be lifted off of your vessel and cease to exist. May your heart be light and full of joy. May your strength be renewed and your determination in Him be unwavering. May the lifeblood of Jesus rush through your veins with vigor. May every healing manifest for you.

When you speak, may the words that come forth be words that have rolled off the lips of God and not your own ideas, concepts or imaginings. May your eyes see in ways you have never seen before. May glimpses of new realms in Him come into view and open for you. When you listen, may you hear the voice of God as He whispers secrets in your ear.

When you reach out to others may you reach with a hand of restoration and not a withered hand. May whatever you touch (whether in the natural or in the spirit) feel the penetrating force of the Almighty upon contact. May everything your hands and feet touch be given to you. You shall walk in prosperity and not in desolation. Rise into the fullness of the potential that has been placed within. Remain steadfast as new challenges appear, recognizing those challenges as an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to share love. Pray without ceasing. Pray for your neighbors, your enemies, your friends and family. Pray for strangers you encounter. Pray for our nation. Approach the throne room of God on behalf of another and watch the miraculous happen. Rise to meet every circumstance with the joy of the Lord in your heart and mind and with the absolute knowledge that you are not alone. That God will never leave you. God will never forsake you. You are alive and full of the life force of God. Tap into it. Share it. Pour it out. May you operate in that abundant life at all times. So be it. With Love, Linda

Loving without Limits

Loving without limits, conditions or boundaries....just simply loving, truthfully and deeply...

Why not try it?

Life (and the world) would be so incredible if enough of us could do this....

Solitude

There's a special little spot at the beach I like to visit. Quiet. Solitary. I often sit on this peaceful and secluded shore and talk with God. When I am here, time stops and the world stands still. The solitude enwraps me like a blanket as I wait for that still small voice to speak to my heart.

One of the most difficult commands we can hear and obey is the command to sit in solitude and wait for the Lord. The command to let go of all dependency on ourselves and completely trust God. The command to be still and wait for revelation and release to come. Sometimes solitude is required to bring clarity. Sometimes it is only through solitude that the content of our hearts can be revealed to us. Other times the solitude is required to bring transformation and power. So much is learned in the silence, things that cannot be spoken, but are heard and sensed in the deepest parts of us.

God calls us to solitude to commune with Him. “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves” (Matt. 11:28-29).

Jesus often withdrew to solitary places to commune with the Father. These solitary escapes were a regular part of His life. A private and sacred place set apart for communion with God.

We all need times of cleansing and refreshing. A moment where we can get away from the world. A place where we can reconnect with who God is…and who we are in Him…vessels through which His power, glory, love, and life are expressed.

In the silence God waits. In the stillness God stands. If we can quiet ourselves enough to be still and listen, we will experience God in new and wonderful ways.

With Love,

Linda

Change

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

Change is in the air. It doesn’t make itself known with a subtle tap at the door. It comes in like a whirlwind, knocking down the door and hurling you into the unknown. It blows away all safety nets and comfort zones. Regardless, I welcome change. It brings to the surface everything that needs to go so something new can appear. It’s not easy or comfortable. You can go through change with grace and acceptance or kicking and screaming – but either way, you are going to go through it, because in life, change is inevitable. Be ready and willing to let go of everything you thought you were in order to become everything you are destined to be. The sooner you and I accept change and let go, the quicker it will do its work. Something completely wonderful and new is waiting to be revealed in our lives. Around the corner, just around the bend, change is coming….change is coming….

Launched!

The release of my latest album AWAKENINGS marks the completion of a project that has been in my heart and mind for a long time. It is such an amazing feeling to be able to express yourself in music and song. It allows you to pour out the contents of your heart and connect with others rhythmically, emotionally, and spiritually. You can explore places unreachable by any other means. Boundaries fall away. Creativity surfaces from the countless chambers of your mind and in the process you learn something about yourself and the world around you. ~ AWAKENINGS is a compilation of original songs about love, letting go, forgiveness, growth, reality, illusion, and life - all experiences leading to an "awakening" to what is real, what is important, and what remains. ~ This journey is just beginning and the path is beautiful. I can't wait to see where it takes me from here.