• Rich Handley


I pray and plead with God to help me speak blessings instead of cursing. My intention is to speak with purity but I cannot carry it out.

What’s going on? Is it the enemy, my own laziness, or am I just not trying hard enough? I talk this over with my Christian brothers and many of them struggle with the same issue.

God is demonstrating patience with me. But I’m concerned about breaking fellowship with Him and my brothers and sisters. And then today God spoke to me about sanctification.

He reminded me I’m in a slow process of sifting and shaking, removing impurities from my life like a gold panner sifting out the dirt to find the pure nuggets.

Sanctification is a process for me, not a destination. As I walk through my days with sacred intention I come into closer alignment with God’s will. It’s a journey worth taking.

For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. Romans 7: 18

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4: 13

Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Deuteronomy 30: 19

Love and blessings,

Rich H.

photo: (though the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, glory be to you, Lord)


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