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Bonnie Gray is the author of Sweet Like Jasmine, Whispers of Rest, wife, and mom to two boys. An inspirational speaker featured by Relevant Magazine and Christianity Today, she’s guided thousands to detox stress and experience God’s love through soul care, encouragement, and prayer. She loves refreshing your soul at...

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  1. “I need someone who can remake me, when all I am doing is waiting.”
    Waiting is so hard.
    Just read in a book called PLAN B about the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The author talks about how we never hear about the “waiting”, and yet that is what happened between the tragedy (or what seemed so at the time) of His death and the miracle of His ressurection.
    Theres is no better example of God’s transformational power that happens during the difficult time of waiting.
    Love this post. Thanks for pouring this out of your heart and His today. Have a blessed Easter!

  2. Bonnie all your posts encourage me so much… No it is not simplistic at all! Taking Jesus at his word is the path of trusting Him. Trusting Him with your and my heart (and anyone else) is the best gift we can give Him. Love you faith friend!

  3. I was struck with the disciples being resigned to everyday life. When I read that part in your post, I thought: when His presence was absent and they returned to everyday life, there were strange and miraculous happenings they were oblivious too. Just like us.

  4. This is so apt for where I am now, Bonnie….I’ve discovered myself now that sometimes, waiting is all we can do while God is doing His bit behind the scenes (I’m so not a waiting person – I constantly think of what I’ve not done to get things moving!!)…..My part rests with responding to His invitation :-)). Wishing you & your family a Happy Easter…

  5. Bonnie, you always bless me with your words. Thank you for this. Walking alongside you in this journey…opening my hands…

  6. It is like you were reading my journal just this morning. The conclusion I came to is this: when the dreams of men lie outside the will of God, heartache will inevitably follow. There is a dream to be had, but not right now. He has given me another calling for now–and that is where my path should follow.

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. Bonnie as always you serve up such life! Thank you for this…
    And Jennifer…your quote…when the dreams of men lie outside the will of God, heartache will inevitably follow….IS POWERFUL.
    May I quote you in this…(can you send me your last name!?)

    Happy and Blessed Easter my friends!

    t

  8. It’s comforting to me that your messages mirror where my journey seems to be. Your message also mirrors in part the message Fr. Richard Rohr describes in his book FALLING UPWARD. Grace is what takes us to the next step because we can’t see the pathway really clear when we’re traveling the faith journey. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that faith is taking the next step even when you can’t see the staircase. That’s where Jesus is calling me right now–Falling into His arms of grace and listening with my spirit for the next step. In this liminal place healing is taking place. Fatigue still is there, but I can feel a deeper healing occurring and hope that one day when I least expect it, that fatigue will be gone. Thank you for the blessings of your words. Happy Easter!

  9. I love the title. I always try to have breakfast with Jesus but its not always easy. especially finding the time when I have to be out of the house by 6am. I see grace as; God empowering us to know that we are devine. By knowing that I know I’m special every moment of every day, even when the days are tough.