WELCOME TO “UNWALLED” – BE ENCOURAGED, BE EDIFIED, BE INSPIRED!

WELCOME TO “UNWALLED” – BE ENCOURAGED, BE EDIFIED, BE INSPIRED!

 Welcome to “Unwalled”!
There are many treasures here!
Grab a cup of coffee…or tea…
Peruse…Explore…Discover…
Be encouraged!
Be edified!
Be inspired!
Be blessed!
Thanks for stopping by,
Kim
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CHANGE HAS COME

CHANGE HAS COME

 

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CHANGE HAS COME!

 

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – KJV)

 

Good afternoon to all my WordPress Family, Twitter followers, Email Subscribers and Readers!

As indicated in my recent post, “Change is Calling”, at one time “Unwalled” fit in my spirit well and a grace was upon me to maintain it, but things have shifted, and continuing with it as in the past has become like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit anymore.

I’ve sought God’s wisdom on the matter and after much prayer have concluded that the time has come for “Unwalled” as in its present form to end. 

My 7-year journey with “Unwalled” has been an enriching experience that afforded me the honor of connecting with and touching the lives of many persons around the world, and for that, I am forever grateful.

My heartfelt thanks goes out to each follower, subscriber and visitor around the globe; your support, comments, and words of encouragement over the years are very much appreciated.

Thanks also for sharing my content via email, re-blogging and the various social media platforms enabling even more lives to be blessed.

I want to also thank those of you who shared your heartaches, challenges, problems, goals and dreams with me; I count your openness as a  privilege and feel blessed to have been able to help you in some way.

Most of all, I thank God for His grace and faithfulness because without Him, there would be no “Unwalled”.

I will not delete “Unwalled”, but will let it remain published so that the Lord can continue to use it to encourage, edify and inspire others who stop by in the future. 

What’s next for me re blogging?

Will it be another blog?

Will it be a total revision and transformation of “Unwalled”?

I’m not quite sure yet, but for now, this chapter is closed.

Again, thank you for your support over the years and understanding.

I’ll leave you with the following words of encouragement:

 

“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.


Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.


Don’t assume that you know it all.

Run to God! Run from evil!


Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! 


Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best.
 Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over.


But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
 don’t sulk under his loving correction.
 It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this.”

(Proverbs 3:5-12 – The Message Bible)

 

Be encouraged!

Peace, love and blessings to all,

Kim

 

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TRAVEL WARNING! – 5 POPULAR VACATION SPOTS TO AVOID

TRAVEL WARNING! – 5 POPULAR VACATION SPOTS TO AVOID

NOT ALL VACATION SPOTS ARE AS GOOD AS THEY SEEM

 

It’s summer time!

it’s also vacation time!

As you plan what you will do, whether traveling to another country or within your own, here are five popular vacation spots to avoid.

 

1) NOWORD TOWN

THE PLACE WHERE YOU ABANDON READING THE WORD OF GOD

 

2) STOPWORSHIP FIELD

THE PLACE WHERE YOU STOP WORSHIPPING AND REVERING GOD

 

3) MYWAY CITY

THE PLACE WHERE YOUR WAY TAKES PRIORITY OVER GOD’S WAY

 

4) GOD’S WILL CLOSE

THE PLACE WHERE YOU SHUT YOUR MIND TO GOD’S WILL

 

5) GODLESSVILLE

THE PLACE WHERE YOU ACT LIKE GOD DOES NOT EXIST

 

SELAH!

Whatever you do and wherever you go this summer, remember to avoid these five popular vacation spots.

Enjoy your time and continue to honor Him.

Shalom!

Kim

 

 

Copyright © 2017 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

Originally posted as “Five Costly Vacation Spots To Avoid” – Copyright © 2013 by Kim Sweeting, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

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CHANGE IS CALLING

CHANGE IS CALLING

IT JUST DOESN’T FIT!

 

Good morning to all my WordPress family, email subscribers and readers!

There’s something important that I need to let you know.

Have you ever had a favorite piece of clothing that you’ve worn for years then one day you try it on and it does not fit?

You want it to fit so you pull, tug, twist, wiggle, hold in, stretch, but none of that helps…it just does not fit.

It used to fit beautifully, you enjoyed wearing it, it looked good on you, you felt comfortable in it, others complimented you on it and even encouraged you to wear it often, but now it simply won’t fit.

For me, Unwalled has become that piece of clothing.

Aone time Unwalled fit in my spirit well, but things are shifting, and continuing with it as at present is like trying to squeeze into that favorite old garment that just won’t fit.

I’ve been seeking God’s wisdom on the matter and asking Him what this “mis-fitness” means and requires.

I don’t have any clear instructions yet, but whatever He tells me to do, whether it is to make some key changes or to discontinue the blog, I will do it so out of respect and fairness, I’m sharing this with you now.

When something in our life no longer fits, change, i.e., letting go of the familiar either in part or whole, is calling. 

Is there someone or something in some aspect of your life, family, work, church/ministry, friendships, health, finances, whatever, that you know no longer fits, and that you sense the Lord telling you to lay aside, put off, leave behind, walk away from, no longer be involved in, adjust or see differently?

At times just the thought of this can be daunting, so we figuratively prefer to squeeze into that old, favorite garment, keeping things the same way, but if change is what God requires, it is best that we do it in spite of our feelings because in the same way that we cannot move forward while looking back, we cannot hold on to what no longer fits and expect to progress in God’s plan for our lives.

If there is someone or something that no longer fits, I urge you to seek the Lord about it then listen to and do whatever He says, knowing that, “The will of God will never lead you where the grace of God cannot keep you.“

By God’s grace, that’s what I intend to do, not just with Unwalled, but in every area of my life that no longer fits and requires God-inspired change.

 

“For it is God who works in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.”

Philippians 2:13 – NKJV

 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Philippians 4:13 – NKJV

 

WordPress family, email subscribers and readers, please know that I appreciate each of you.

Once I receive clarity about Unwalled and have some instructions re its future, I’ll let you know. 

 

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”

(Ecclesiastes 3:1 – KJV)

 

CHANGE IS CALLING!

 

Shalom!

Kim

 

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A TRIBUTE TO THE MOST AMAZING FATHER EVER!

A TRIBUTE TO THE MOST AMAZING FATHER EVER!

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I originally wrote and published this post as a tribute to my Father for Father’s Day of 2011 and thought I’d repost it again this year because He continues to be so amazing to me.

Be blessed!

Kim

I have the most amazing Father in the universe.

He is the most caring Father that you can ever imagine.

Before He formed me in my mother’s womb He knew me and called me and gave me a purpose and destiny to carry out on the earth, He even prepared good works in advance for me to do.

Although I have millions of brothers and sisters all around the world, My Father always has time for me. Whenever I call on Him, whether night or day, He is there. He has an open door policy and loves when I come to spend time with Him; He never rushes me out of His presence. Wherever I go, my Father is with me, in fact, He promised never to leave me nor forsake me. I am so special to Him that He has numbered the very hairs on my head, no I did not say counted, I said numbered, He actually has them numbered – wow!

My Father takes really good care of me. He is my source.

Because of Him, I do not have to worry about what I will eat, drink, or wear. When I have a need, all I have to do is ask Him, and guess what, He is so caring and attentive to me that He knows what I need even before I ask. Whatever I need My Father supplies whether spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, or material. He does it all according to His riches in glory. He has unlimited access to everything because He owns the earth and everything in it, including the cattle on a thousand hills, the gold and silver and all other resources.  – My Father is rich and generous!

Not only is my Father caring, He is also extremely loving.

He loves me so much that He allowed my oldest brother, His first-born and only Son to suffer and die to pay the price for my sins just so I could be a part of His family. Can you imagine that? He gave His first and only begotten Son to die and pay the price for me to become a part of His family and because He made such a big initial sacrifice for me, He promised not to withhold any good thing from me – I am so blessed!

Not only is my Father caring and extremely loving, He is also very forgiving.

Whenever I do something wrong, if I go to Him and confess it with a sincere heart, He is faithful and just and forgives me of that sin and cleanses me from all unrighteousness. He never despises a broken heart. He is long-suffering, compassionate, and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love. He does not harbor anger. My Father never treats me as my sins deserve or repays me according to my faults. To give you an idea of the size of His love toward me, go outside and look up into the sky. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for me and as far as the east is from the west, that is as far as He removes my sins. – My Father is the best!

Not only is my Father caring, extremely loving, and very forgiving, He is also wise and powerful.

There is absolutely nothing or no one more powerful than He. As a matter of fact, He holds all power and authority in the heavens and the earth and any power you see manifested has been delegated or allowed by Him. He sets up kings and queens and takes them down. He reduces the rulers of this world to nothing, no sooner are they established, He blows on them and they wither away. He laughs at His enemies. He blows them away like chaff and they melt in His presence like wax on a candle.  – You don’t fool around with my Father!

My Father is so powerful and wise that He created the heavens and stretched them out like a canopy. He created and named each star and hung them in the galaxy. He measured the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand and the dimensions of the heaven with the breadth of His hands. He commands the winds and the waves. He is so wise that no one can counsel Him. He knows and declares the end of a matter from the beginning and whatever He declares becomes; He says “be” and it is. His purposes stand and He does whatever He pleases and absolutely no one or nothing can stop Him.  – Mind blowing!

My Father is not only caring, extremely loving, very forgiving, powerful and wise, He is also entirely trustworthy.

Not only does He tell the truth, He is Truth. It is impossible for Him to lie. Whatever He says He will do, He does; He never ever breaks a promise. I can lean, rely, and completely depend on Him for all things and in all things.  – I am so privileged to have such a Father!

Who is my Father?

He is the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, the one and only true and living God.

He is Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One.

He is Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord my Provider.

He is Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord my Banner of Love and Protection.

He is Jehovah-Shalom – The Lord my perfect Peace.

He is Jehovah-Tsid-Kenu – The Lord my Righteousness.

He is Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord, the Omnipresent One.

He is Jehovah-Saboath – The Lord of Hosts, my Protector.

He is Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord my Healer

He is my Abba!

To whom can you compare my Father?

To what can you compare Him?

There is none like Him, absolutely none!

I have the most amazing Father in the universe; He is simply amazing!

On this Father’s Day, as a small tribute to Him and an expression of my love for Him, I just thought I’d let you know.

Shalom!

Kim

TO ALL FATHERS,

“HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!”

 

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GOD SAYS, REMEMBER, I AM

GOD SAYS, REMEMBER, I AM

"BELIEVE GOD"

“BELIEVE GOD”

 

Tonight God says to remember, I AM.

 

To you who are reeling in mental turmoil…

He says, remember, I AM your peace.

 

To you who are smothering under a blanket of depression…

He says, remember, I AM your joy.

 

To you who are in financial duress not knowing where the next dollar is coming from…

He says, remember, I AM your provider.

 

To you who are confused, perplexed and wondering what to do…

He says, remember, I AM your wisdom.

 

To you who are burdened down by a bad decision…

He says, remember, I AM the glory and the lifter up of your head.

 

To you who are stuck and see no way out of your situation…

He says, remember, I AM your waymaker.

 

To you who are sick in your body…

He says, remember, I AM your healer.

 

To you who are weak…

He says, remember, I AM your strength.

 

To you who are bound…

He says, remember, I AM your deliverer

 

To you who are in despair…

He says, remember, I AM your hope.

 

To you who are in mourning…

He says, remember, I AM your comforter.

 

  To you who are suffering loss…

He says, remember, I AM your restorer.

 

Today God says to remember I AM

Whatever you need…I AM that.

 

SELAH!

 

“And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them?

14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

15 God said also to Moses, This shall you say to the Israelites: The Lord, the God of your fathers, of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, has sent me to you! This is My [c]name forever, and by this name I am to be remembered to all generations.”

(Exodus 3:13-15 – NLT)

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

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INTENTIONAL TIMEOUT

INTENTIONAL TIMEOUT

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Timeout – “time for rest or recreation away from one’s usual work or studies.”

(www.en.oxforddictionaries.com)

 

Intentional timeout allows…

your body to rest

your mind to de-clutter

your spirit to breathe

 

Intentional timeout allows…

noise to be minimized

relationships to be re-evaluated

priorities to be re-set

 

Intentional timeout allows…

goals to be re-formulated

boundaries to be re-calibrated

purpose to be re-assessed

 

Intentional timeout allows…

your inner ear to open

your focus to sharpen

better alignment with God’s will

 

Take some intentional time out 

Selah!

 

“Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.”

(MARK 6:31 – NLT)

 

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UNWALLED POETRY – THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

UNWALLED POETRY – THE STORY BEHIND THE BOOK

 

On several occasions over the past few weeks, I’ve been asked,

“So, how did Unwalled Poetry come about; what’s the story behind the book?”

so here it is in a nutshell.

From around 2002 or so, poems began to spontaneously drop into my spirit.

I’d be asleep at night and awakened in the wee hours of the morning with a poem and write it in my spiritual journal that I kept by my bedside.

As time passed, the poems not only came at night but began to show up anytime and anywhere so I would have to quickly find something to write them on. 

When I started “Unwalled” in February of 2010, to vary the blog’s content, I occasionally posted some of the poems. I also shared some via email.

This went on for the next few years, then in January of 2014, the Lord instructed me to compile the poems in a manuscript and have them published in a book. He also gave me the name of the book and the devotional format at that time.

I wish I could say that I promptly and joyfully obeyed, but that was not the case; I confess that internally, I resisted.

I resisted “reasoning” that the poems were already available online and blessing lives so why do a book…

that poetry books usually do not sell well so why publish a book that people are not likely to buy to read instead of publishing another that they more likely will…

that to compile the poems would be very time-consuming and a lot of my time was already tied up with the assignment of establishing my life coaching practice…

However, in spite of the fight that my carnal mind put up, my spirit prevailed and later that year, I began to compile the poems and draft the manuscript, doing a little here and there between everything else.

When 2015 rolled around, I continued to peck at the task, not really giving it the focused attention that I should have.

This continued until May of 2016 when I became ill and had to take a long break from everything.

During that time, while meditating one day, the Lord reminded me of His instruction to compile the poems and publish the book and rebuked me for the lackadaisical attitude I’d displayed toward it…His directive was to “get it done!”

Needless to say, I repented, asked His forgiveness, and as soon as I was well enough, I made every effort to do just that.

In early December of 2016, I finished the manuscript of 101 poems. 

That Christmas Day, I submitted it to Christian Living Books, a publishing company in Bowie Maryland, USA, that I’d heard good reviews about.

On New Year’s Eve, I received notification of its acceptance and received a publishing contract from the company’s President, Mrs. Kimberley Stewart.

Less than three months later in March 2017, the book, Unwalled Poetry, was published in both electronic and paperback formats…God is good…\0/.

Unwalled poetry is not a result of something I set out to produce.

It is the result of obedience to a God-given directive to take spontaneously inspired poems, compile them in a manuscript and have them published with a specific title and devotional format.

It is of Him…I am simply the vessel it came through.

So in a nutshell, that’s the story behind Unwalled Poetry – A Different Devotional Experience.

The book is available online everywhere in both paperback and e-book formats, and locally in the Bahamas at The Bible Book & Gift Center – Palmdale Shopping Plaza, The Hallmark Store – The Mall at Marathon, and Logos Bookstore – Harbour Bay Shopping Center, East Bay Street, or from me personally.

I invite you to buy and read a copy…it will give you a different devotional experience and your spiritual life will never be the same!

Peace & Blessings,

Kim

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ANNOUNCING MY NEW BOOK – “UNWALLED POETRY – A DIFFERENT DEVOTIONAL EXPERIENCE”

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Good morning all!

Are you looking for a devotional that’s different and that will give you a different, yet meaningful devotional experience; a devotional that’s relatable, enjoyable, and based on life’s realities, yet grounded in the Word, challenging and impactful to your spiritual growth and practical understanding of God?

I am pleased to announce the release of my new book, Unwalled Poetry – A Different Devotional Experience published by Christian Living Books.

In February of 2010, I started “Unwalled” to encourage, edify, and inspire the Body of Christ in the Bahamas and beyond.

To vary the blog’s content, I occasionally posted original poems birthed out of my own experiences as well as those of others that spoke to various spiritual, personal, and social issues in an easy-to-read relatable way.

The result was that God used the poems to minister to and bless the lives of persons all around the world.

Unwalled Poetry is a collection of poems from “Unwalled” compiled in one volume just for you.

Apart from its content, what makes this book unique is that unlike other poetry books, it is specially formatted for you to read and meditate on one poem and its related scripture a day, making it a different and exciting devotional.

After reading each poem and scripture, I invite you to reflect on and answer the following two questions:

  • What do you believe God is speaking to your heart?
  • How will you apply this revelation to your life?

Taking this additional step will further enrich your devotional experience, challenge you to a deeper walk with the Lord and increase your spiritual growth.

Unwalled Poetry also works well as a group devotion/discussion tool. A poem and accompanying scripture can be chosen for the group to read, then each person can share what they believe God is saying to them and how they plan to apply the revelation to their life.

In short, Unwalled Poetry is a book for persons who are looking for a devotional that’s different and that will give them a different, yet meaningful devotional experience.

Unwalled Poetry is available online in paperback and as an e-book at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Google Books and other distributors worldwide. 

(Remember, you don’t need to own a Kindle to read Kindle books or a Nook Tablet to read Nook books, you can use free apps on your phone or device, or just read it using an internet browser.)

It’s available locally in the Bahamas at The Bible Book & Gift Center – Palmdale Shopping Plaza, The Hallmark Store – The Mall at Marathon, and Logos Bookstore – Harbour Bay Shopping Center, East Bay Street, or from me personally.

It is my prayer that God uses Unwalled Poetry to encourage hearts, edify spirits, and inspire souls all around the world…that He uses it to lead persons into a richer, deeper, fuller relationship with Him and with others…that He uses it to birth indelible change in lives for His honor and glory.

Whether used for morning contemplation, afternoon stimulation or evening relaxation, individually or in a small group, Unwalled Poetry will be a blessing to you.

Be encouraged to buy your copy today.

Here’s the Amazon link allowing you to buy, share and preview Unwalled Poetry.

 

Here’s the publisher’s link as well as those to Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

http://christianlivingbooks.com/clbookstore.html#!/Unwalled-Poetry/p/80989160/category=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/unwalled%20poetry

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/710522

Abundant Blessings,

Kim

https://www.amazon.com/author/kimsweeting

 

 

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CAST YOUR NETS AGAIN

CAST YOUR NETS AGAIN 

CAST YOUR NETS AGAIN!

 

Like Peter, you have cast your nets into the water time and time again with no fruit, no impact, no true effect.

You have tried and tried and tried, but nothing has worked, even though you know that the thing that you seek to do is of Me and from Me.

Time and time again you were at the point of giving up, walking away, leaving it alone…but you could not.

Time and time again, a looming cloud of discouragement threatened to quench the fire of zeal in your soul…but it could not.

It could not because I did not allow the flame of desire in your heart to go out, for indeed what you seek to do is of Me and from Me.

While you sought to cause it to be, I sought to cause you to become.

While you sought to make it, I sought to make you.

While you sought to prepare for it, I sought to prepare you for it.

While you sought to build it, I sought to build you.

SELAH!

Now that you are internally where I need you to be, I say to you, cast your nets again.

Cast them out again for this time you will catch a draught that you can not contain; a draught so large that you will need others to assist you.

Do not be discouraged.

Cast your nets again for this time, you will catch that which has seemingly been evading you.

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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