Ready To Bloom?

I was sitting on my porch yesterday morning enjoying the hot sun on my face and a warm cup of coffee. Over the past few weeks I've started a ritual of sorts - looking through my plant for blooms. About six weeks ago I planted a pink geranium surrounded by yellow marigolds. I guess the transplant from the nursery to my pot was just too taxing on the 'ol girl.

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Spiritual Capital: Being Strong in Spirit

[This Week's Prayer]

GOD THANK YOU for our freedom and the ability to live life openly able to worship and seek Your face! I'm lifting my voice to you today to let you know that I love you as the King of Kings and Lord of all Lords. I love and care for my country. Father God, would you let us experience a fresh encounter with You - we specifically ask that You would protect us against the evil intentions that others have against our country and those that are followers of the cross. Protect all our leadership: those who live in the White House and those who aspire to. We pray for unity and compassion between all citizens. We thank you Father God that You hold the winning hand, and that it is Your desire that all may experience the deep love of Jesus Christ! 
~In Jesus' name, amen.

Coaching Tip:

According to Life Coach Tim Wiles, "Spiritual Capital is the foundation for how you live, move, and have your being." It is the "stuff" that makes you emotionally strong. It is an asset we possess. Praying and mediation helps BUILD UP your spiritual capital. It gives us LIFT! This allows you to be strong inwardly, helping you cope with stress and the pressures of life as you move from one life event to the next. You will be stronger for it and rise above others who don't understand this concept. Care for yourself and others by taking a few minutes to meditate on this prayer. Together, we can move mountains!

Love and Blessings,
Kelly Roberson
Certified Life Coach | Artisan | Crisis-Trained Chaplain 
Helping You With Transformation

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A Prayer for Orlando

Tragedy, death, and loss... it seems to be part of the journey. Where do we go when this happens? As I recall one of my own life's tragic moments, I was in shock, and then I was angry - even angry at God because it just didn't make sense, but in just a few short hours His sweet presence saturated my very being and drew me close. His mysterious love eased my fragile spirit. I'm positive that many of you have experienced such moments of loss and healing. Please join me in releasing this prayer over the heartbreaking situation in Orlando.

[This Week's Prayer]

This is our declaration: "Our loving and powerful Savior is a God who is not far off. He is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He spoke the entire universe into existence and at the same time bends down low on one knee to comfort the broken hearted. He extends His powerful hand out to those who just can't gather the strength to stand on their own in times of crisis. He is our refuge and strength. With one touch from our Savior, we are set free from emotional and physical pain. May that same mighty Spirit move and flow throughout the south, north, east, and west. May the power of Jesus Christ comfort all who mourn on this day and may that same Spirit saturate our hearts so that we can truly love one another and bring healing to our land." 

2 Corinthians 1:3-5, "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as we share abundantly in Christ's sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too."

Kelly Roberson

Are You Stressed? It's Time for You to be Royally Relaxed!

In the spring of 2012 I boarded a 25 hour flight to Chiang Mai, Thailand. My friend, Tara Browder, was a missionary to the area, and I was excited to partner with her for this life changing experience. The ministry trip focused on the young women who were being trafficked within the sex trade. Also, we were there to support the leadership of the local ministry who worked so diligently attending to these delicate hearts.  

Part of the trip involved us hosting a women’s retreat for these tireless leaders. My topic was on the importance of rest for leaders. I would deliver my message, then I was going to love on the women by making some of my Royally Relaxing Body Scrub and then have them massage it into each other’s hands for a spa-like feel to our session for the afternoon. 

While waiting for my turn to speak, I sat in the stairwell looking out the window and going over my notes. As I stared out the sizable window thinking about how grateful I was to be in this place, the download started to happen... God began adding to my notes. If you’ve ever spoken, I know you know how sneaky he can be by revamping your notes at the last minute! Eeeek! Inspiration literally began to drop into my spirit like rain drops... He revealed that there was symbolism to each ingredient: salt, oil, aroma. 

You will learn how the different ingredients in the scrub symbolize the benefits that come when we take time for daily intimacy with Jesus. In this chaotic world, we can experience living out of a lifestyle of rest so that you can be your most powerful you. You are the King’s child and it’s time for you to walk in your authority while being Royally Relaxed! 

I believe God’s heart for us as a Father is one who wants to nurture us and protect us as we abide in His presence. We simply can’t do anything supernatural or extraordinary without Him. I am desperate for Him and refuse to settle for a life that is anything less than one based on being swept away in His arms as He reveals His plans and purposes for my life! I need His peace and direction. His healing and comfort. His sweet aroma in my life that only comes from time spent in His presence. I hope you will journey with me as we discover that rest is a weapon...

A Journey into the Secret Place: A leadership workshop that reveals the divine benefits of resting in the presence of the Lord as you make your own take-home lavender bath scrub.

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7

The Royally Relaxing Prayer

A Love Letter from The King of Kings
to You His Daughter

Dear daughter, I want you to know that when you make time for me, you will be refreshed and royally relaxed, because you are my child - you are royalty. My daughter does not have to strive. I’ve been calling you to the secret place, a place where you will never leave empty. In fact, you will leave empowered. 

Let the SALT be a reminder of my cleansing power as my presence washes away the pain, disappointment, and short comings from yesterday. It may sting just a bit as salt does, but let go and know that I am purifying and exfoliating  your heart as you take time for repentance. Always remember that purity precedes power - and I want you powerful. After this, a time of refreshing will come. You are forgiven, so freely forgive others. Let the salt of my presence heal your wounds and be a preservative to keep you strong - protected from corruption. Be salt and light in the world and let your speech be gracious and attractive. 

Let the OIL remind you that you are consecrated and set apart for me. Your temple is holy ground. Receive the oil of the Holy Spirit as it soothes your mind and brings peace and joy.

Now just breathe the AROMA of my presence into your heart. Those who you come in contact with will notice that there is something different about you. My beloved, it is because you have been with me - there is an aroma of hope. I love you! I’m waiting for you to escape with me again and again. I release within your spirit the power to get the work of your hands completed. You will rise above because you have sought out the secret place. 

© 2016 Kelly Dobbs Studio
(Prayer is printed on a bookmark for you to reference during your secret place time.)

{Acts 3:19; 1 Peter 2:9; Matthew 5:13-16; Colossians 4:6; 
Psalm 45:7; Exodus 30:22; Exodus 40:9; 2 Corinthians 2:15}

CLICK HERE TO purchase A ROYALLY RELAXING devotional gift bundle!

Includes 1 lavender salt scrub, 1 workshop devotional, and the Royally Relaxing prayer bookmark. Perfect for Mother's Day or any time!