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Traci Michele writes over at Ordinary Inspirations . She is a curly-headed dreamer, who is in love with her Savior, adores her husband and two children, and seeks to find inspiration in the ordinary life God has blessed her with. Follow Her On Twitter TraciMichele .

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  1. Tracimichelle- you are a girl after my own heart. I love your acronym for LIFE- thanks!
    Making the most of every moment of every day is my motto- live life to the full- was Jesus intention for us- that’s why He said that He came to bring us life- abundantly!

    That’s what helps me get through the loneliness days, when I miss my grown kids who live far away. Every time I get the lonelies- God send me tokens of His Love- my cat coming to sing to me and pummel me, or a friend asking me to go have coffee or to see a movie- or God saying- Come and sit with me awhile and hang out with ME- I love that invitation best!
    I lost 6 babies between 24-26 weeks pregnancy- so i know about LOSS too- but over the years God has used me to minister to women in pain from loss- He truly brings good from EVERYTHING.
    I agree with you with all my heart when you say:
    let us instead, surrender everything into His big arms of sovereign perfection, and say,

    “This LIFE is yours, God.

    You keep on writing- you’re on to a great thing.
    God Bless. Mary, New Zealand.

    • Thank you so much Mary! You are a blessing. What a life of loss you have and yet, you still…. praise our LORD! You are a beautiful person!

  2. What a sweet surprise when I opened up my in box to your post! I forget that life- all of it is to be surrendered to God. Lately I have felt that urge to crawl under a rock… but he keeps pulling me out. Thanks for your inspiration.

  3. Traci Michele,

    Thank you for the reminder that we need to live life from an eternal vantage point. I so often forget this and find myself wanting to crawl back into my bed because its all too hard sometimes.

  4. Traci, such important truths you share in this post. I have been learning this very lesson as I go through the most challenging time in my life. It causes me to long for my heavenly home and realize that this world is only temporary for me.

    In the meantime, I don’t want to allow the enemy to discourage me and then miss out on what God has for me today. I want to have my eyes opened to Kingdom living in the now as I abide in Him. So no matter whether I am problem free or loaded down with many challenges, I will be obedient to the Divine appointments the Lord has for me today.

    Thank you for sharing your heart.

    Blessings and love,

  5. Traci,
    God has given you the gift of writing and encouragement! Thank your for sharing this and also caring. 🙂
    Love, Heather

  6. Live It For Eternity. Oh, girl, that is GOOD. I will remember that forever. Thanks for this perspective, for reminding us of what matters most. So glad your words are with us today!

  7. It seems that a more powerful cloud of darkness is falling over the earth in these days, as the people of our country who used to fear God are now ushering Him out of their lives, the vacume left behind is absorbing the prevading influx of evil, influenced by the many cultures who are becomming predominant today.

    I frequently find myself in a state of fear, almost like my heart is being squeezed by an invisible force, and I like Peter cry out “Lord save me!”, and Jesus asks in times after “Why did you doubt?”… I need prayer and encouragement from brothers & sisters, it seems there are just not enough around me.