Change The Channel

Are you tuned into the right station? What reception are your antenna’s picking up and receiving?
Maybe you just happened to leave it on the station that was playing when you arrived on the scene. It could have been left on the station that reports the daily news and warnings of events happening in a city near you. Maybe it’s just background noise that is fading into your thoughts and swirling around in your mind. What if one day you woke up and just decided to be INTENTIONAL and change the channel?
God News Channel 77.7
It has many different stations and channels to pick from to hear and receive.
For example tune into the Word and let the words flow into your thoughts and settled deep down into your heart.
Stop at Jeremiah 33:3 and listen to the sound, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”
This station reminds us of the promises and declarations that God gives to those who ask and have ears to hear.
You could put your “expector” headphones on to dramatically reduce any background noise and listen as the
voice of God amplifies to a clearer sound and a deeper understanding.
What if we woke up each morning and changed the channel?

– Kelley Allison

Immersed in Love

More on Love …

Flourish

iStock_000033541504SmallIn life we can try so hard to impress people. We change what we wear, what we do, what we say all in hopes that people will approve of us but the truth is no other person on the planet can validate us. Other people’s opinion of us is finite and often fickle. Other people’s opinions, good or bad, never change who we are on the inside.

As we come to the one being in the universe whose opinion of us is infinite, unchangeable and constantly good, we get a glimpse of who we really are. God created us special for a loving relationship with Him. He made us unique and for a purpose greater than we can conceive.

Now as we receive Jesus Christ into our life, we can stop striving to attain people’s idea of perfect. We can now easily receive Jesus’s perfection and righteousness by simply believing…

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Love

We say “I love you” so many ways. When we’re little, (with our arms stretched out wide) “I love you thiiiiis much.” Or “I love you to the moon and back.” True love has been the driving force behind every incredible love song. Spanning as far back as you can go There’s hundred year old poetry out there that’s dripping with it. Sappy or not, it was love that put the pen to the paper. Love so real and strong and true is hard to describe or put into words, but through tears of sorrow or laughter and joy we continue to try. This is one of my all time favorite lines of a love song. Can it get much better than this? My love is deeper than the holler. Stronger than the river. Higher than the pine trees growin’ tall upon the hill. My love is purer than the snowflakes, That fall in late December. And honest as a Robin on a springtime window sill. And longer than the song of a whippoorwill. By Randy Travis That’s just good stuff. Ok so the Bible tells us that God loves us so much. it’s hard to imagine just how much. But we read it over and over and over. We see it time after time and feel it more and more. He loves the “us” of yesterday and the “us” of today and the “us” of tomorrow. It’s More than our human minds can comprehend. Gods love. . . Nothing is Deeper or Stronger, Higher or Purer, nothing is more Honest or Longer. Nothing. Now here’s The sweetest love letter ever written. John 3:16. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (With His arms stretched out wide) He said “I love you thiiiis much”. Now that’s LOVE.  ~ Susan Q. Bailey

Marvelous Light

 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9 ESV

I woke up yesterday and as soon as my eyes opened and I heard the phrase in my mind, “I have called you out of darkness and into My marvelous Light.”  I first thought, hmm that must be a song stuck on my mind.  All day the phrase stuck with me and kept coming up so I decided to do some searching.  I came across the scripture above.  I thought well that is a great promise and I will add that to my spiritual toolbox.  Then I remembered that I had a dream the night before about this boy that I don’t really know and his name kept coming up in my mind.  I was not sure if this was a prompt to pray for him or what, so I went to my Name book by Dorothy Astoria.  It lists over 10,000 names with their meanings, origins, and spiritual significance. (Spiritual Significance includes the Bible Verse or Life Verse  for each name.)  God likes to speak to me in my dreams by giving me names or faces of people I either know or don’t know and usually when I reference the book I get a great big ole God Promise that I have been needing as an answer to either a prayer request or situation or sometimes for someone else for encouragement.  So right before bed I decided to look up the name and WHAM… this was the verse.

I’ll help the blind walk, even on a road they do not know; I’ll guide them in directions they do not know. I’ll turn the dark places into light in front of them, and the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I won’t abandon them. ~ Isiah 42:16 ISV

BOOM! Right there God had given me a great big ole promise that confirmed the awakening phrase and Promise I had from 1 Peter 2:9…

So you might be thinking, what in the world does that mean and why it is so exciting that I had to blog about it… well let me back up and share what had happened just a few days before. ( It is long but worth it!)

I woke up Monday to immediately having a call from a dear friend and got news that she had lost her mother in law suddenly overnight.  I had just visited her mother in law 4 days prior.   I was grieved for my friend and her family over this loss.  I then was rushing to get my kids packed up for camp and my teenage son can sometimes really frustrate me and I just lost my cool.  I raised my voice, screamed at him, and yes, I am human; the flesh took over and I even dropped a few curse words.   Feeling horrible, I apologized and we headed out the door for lunch before drop off.  The lunch choice out of convenience and someone else’s opinion was not a good choice, lunch stunk…ok I actually said it SUXed, and I even joked with my kids that it was a big ole X for Sux because we are never making the mistake of eating there ever again. 

Sidenote: People close to me know that I am a foodie and I just can’t stand to have food remorse when getting bad food.  I know it is such a trivial problem when many are suffering greater tragedies… but it does bother me.  Most days I can shake it off, but today I didn’t.

 I dropped the kids off and ran a few errands.  Ok I ran around nonstop in search of things I needed and kept striking out.  That is rough when you live in a big city and with the traffic it turned into hours and hours of chasing down a few items, which I struck out on one, and then the one I did finally locate was more than I wanted to spend, but I had to have it, and then got home and it did not fit! It was too small, but by that time I was exhausted and just crammed the items in the too small bag and thought I would soon be calling it a day.   Nope, I had then had one issue after another.  I had 20 plus emails to respond to, a printer jam, a defective brand new ink cartridge, without a spare, a lost document that was very important that my CPA had to have, and all the while I got a friend request from a friend thinking they set up a new Facebook account only to find out they had been hacked and I was receiving message after message about some Pepsi Lotto I had won.  I had to block, remove and notify people of the hacker and was just about spent as my husband surprised me by getting home early.  As he walked in and asked me how my day was, I just lost it.  I said, I am overwhelmed and have had one issue after another, please give me a minute and I will be right in.  My husband is awesome.  He quietly leaves me and as I break down into a pity party sobbing and crying and telling God I just don’t know what to do, I feel overwhelmed, confused, what am I supposed to be doing, why is everything so hard… Blah Blah Blah…. You know the kind of moments.    I felt bad that my husband that never gets home early had surprised me so I dried my tears and went in to my husband and rehashed over my entire debacle of a day to him.  He just smiled and hugged me and said it would all be ok.  

I could not sleep that night.  I tossed and turned from midnight to 2 am.  I was so unsettled.  I got out of bed and my husband thought something was wrong.  I usually get like this when something big happens so it tends to put him on alert.  I just replied that I am somewhat unsettled so I am getting up to read and pray and hoping to calm down.

 Well, before I started to read I checked my phone and saw a Facebook message from a friend whose child is battling leukemia.  His wife shared a beautiful story how a stranger had approached them to give them hope after they had an 11 hour day full of chemo and hospitals and suffering and pain for their little guy.  They shared how the stranger was a survivor and cancer free now and he was able to show the little boy his scars from chemo ports and how his hair had grown back.   I immediately started to cry.  I was ashamed at how I fussed and fumed and cried over my crappy day and my day was nothing compared to the trials, tests, and sufferings they are experiencing and they could see that the stranger that brought them Hope in the midst of a really hard day was a blessing and I could recognize that it was God with skin on sent to them to comfort them and bring them Hope.   But yet I cried and sobbed to God about how hard my day was and wanted Him to send me someone with skin on to comfort and bring me hope and He had… Lots of things He tried to show me, but I could not see them…yet. 

 I saw several more people asking for prayer in the wee hour of the morning on Facebook.  I prayed for them all, and read God’s word for the next 4 hours.  I was shocked to find out that my husband’s alarm had gone off and he was fixing to leave for work and I had been praying and reading God’s promises for that long.  He seemed shocked too and convinced me to go rest so he got me settled back to bed and my alarm set since I had Bible Study that day and was hosting at my house.   I fell asleep for about an hour and then awoke and went about my day.  I felt at peace, I was tired, but encouraged.   I shared with a few of my girlfriends my frenzied day and night and some God lessons and verses I came across and the beautiful story of God sending the man to bring hope to my friends and their son.  We had an amazing study that day and I felt the day would be awesome.   The afternoon brought some obstacles that at first got me so worked up I started to have that breakdown feeling again, so I paused, unplugged and grabbed His word again.  I read chapter after chapter of His promises.  I felt the peace return and everything worked out and had a great night’s sleep that night. The next morning is when I awoke with the phrase in my head about being called out of darkness into Marvelous Light.  I felt like it was a turning point kind of day.  I had many plans for the day, but God quickly rearranged my day and had something else in mind.  I spent several hours on phone calls trying to get copies of the important document and even when the outcome was not in my favor I still did not lose peace or Joy.  I kept clinging to God’s Promises and knew God would work it all out.    The clouds were parting and I was seeing past my darkness. I started thinking about this quote I heard.  “If you put your light out there, you are going to attract some Big Bugs” ~ Clarice Fluitt.  I laughed and knew that God was using that quote and the verses on light to confirm that He has this and everything else I will face in His control.  I need to get my mind off the darkness whatever that is and look just straight on to His Light. Then I heard another quote by Clarice…..” Don’t weep like a heathen without Hope.”

God has a great sense of humor and I just love “Jehovah Trixter” when He uses someone to speak to my heart right at the core and tell me “Snap Outta It” (insert Cher accent there).   Light Bulb moment! Aha Moment, whatever you call it, I got it.

I had let stupid stuff upset me and was allowing the enemy to rule me.  I was weeping like a heathen without Hope and that was not who I was.  I have Christ, I have Hope.  I also knew that if the devil doesn’t use someone with skin on to attack you he will use your own mind.  That is exactly what had happened.  I had allowed fear and worry and the enemy to take over my mind.  I instantly thought of  this promise.

[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One),~ 2 Corinthians 10:5 AMP

Here it is again in a simple translation….

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ` 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

And just to make sure that I got the point, God confirmed this promise to me, my dream person that night took me straight to the name book and that was the verse listed.

I know this verse by heart; it was a main tool in my toolbox at one time, so when did I misplace it and allow the enemy to wreak havoc with my mind again?  I know how powerful God’s Promises are and I know this stuff, I thought this seems silly but God was showing me what I needed. That I had allowed my petty circumstance to make me focus just on the darkness instead of His Light. Then I was brought back to the 2 promises that He showed me in 1 Peter and Isaiah and I knew I had got the lesson! I got the reference!  I had been given my Hope, My God with skin on moment……

He has called me out of darkness; I have been and seen a lot of darkness.  I have been in the trenches of deep depression, loss of loved ones, poor health, cheated death, chaos, and addictions.  I have been a heathen that sobbed without Hope before.  I am so grateful that He has not just called me, He has picked me up, restored me, and brought me into His Marvelous Light.  I am no heathen no more.  I have the Hope of Glory, I have Christ living inside me. I have the promise that when I am spiritually blinded by my flesh, He will help me walk.  Even on a road I do not know.  And there it is again… the promise that He will turn the dark places into places of light.  He will level out the rough places and He will Never abandon me.  What a glorious Promise! These Promise are for you too.  Run to the Light Peeps!   Not just any ole light, to His Marvelous Light.

Believe His Promises more deeply!  Hold your face up to the Light, even if in some moments you just can’t seem to see past your darkness.  Cling to His Promises. Refute those lies of the enemy by declaring the light of His promises over your darkness.   Light On`  XXOO~ Michelle Bollom

Let It Go

Are You Having Trouble Letting Something Go?

When we are bound up in the past or past events – we cannot fully live in the present. Before you can really start to move forward in your divine destiny with the Lord – you will first have to learn how to let your past fully go.

Grab a hold of these great Promises!

I do not consider, brethren, that I have captured and made it my own [yet]; but one thing I do [it is my one aspiration]: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead…~Philippians 3:13 (AMP)

Jesus has said that He has come to set the captives free – and one of the main areas that we all have to be set free from is our wrong thinking that may have arisen out of some of the things that have occurred in our past.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on me. The Lord has chosen me to tell good news to the poor and to comfort those who are sad. He sent me to tell the captives and prisoners that they have been set free. He sent me to announce that the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness, when our God will also punish evil people. He has sent me to comfort those who are sad, those in Zion who mourn. I will take away the ashes on their head, and I will give them a crown. I will take away their sadness, and I will give them the oil of happiness. I will take away their sorrow, and I will give them celebration clothes. He sent me to name them ‘Good Trees’ and ‘The Lord’S Wonderful Plant.’ (Isaiah 61:1-3 ERV)

God never leaves us in the pit… He is always working for our good!

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6 (NASB)

God will guide you, you have to let Him have control!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

God has a way better future for you!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

He is the great restorer… He will bring you back to good times!

Yes, we will be happy because the Lord did a great thing for us. So, Lord, bring back the good times, like a desert stream filled again with flowing water. Then those who were sad when they planted will be happy when they gather the harvest! (Psalms 126:3-5 ERV)

It may feel like you are drowning in the process, but God has you!

Lord, the ocean roars. The mighty ocean sounds like thunder as the waves crash on the shore. The crashing waves of the sea are loud and powerful, but the Lord above is even more powerful. (Psalms 93:3, 4 ERV)

Do not be ashamed, God takes away our shame of the past when we release it to Him.

All who look to Him will be radiant. Their faces will never be covered with shame. (Psalms 34:5 GW)

Lastly Turn away & slam the door on the past!! Let it Go!!   ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom            

   Turn up the volume & Play the “frozen” song! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU&feature=youtu.be

Are You Content?

 

 [And it is, indeed, a source of immense profit, for] godliness accompanied with contentment (that contentment which is a sense of inward sufficiency) is great and abundant gain. ~(1 Timothy 6:6 AMP)

Content – adj-in a state of peaceful happiness. Verb-satisfy. Noun-state of satisfaction.

For years I didn’t know what contentment was. I knew what discontentment was; (a restless desire or craving for something one does not have.) I used to not care about the whole credit cards are spending tomorrow’s prosperity today and I did not like to deny myself anything. I used to have a shopping addiction and a little “retail therapy” can get out of hand quick. I had quite a bit of credit card debt at one time. Ok, well, like 3 times, but Thankfully & All Glory to God, I have ZERO credit card debt now. I was looking to external forces to try and fill that void that only God is designed to fill. I used to get upset and say my husband was too frugal. He was always the voice of reason, the kill joy of my desire to impulsively spend.

Frugal – saving or sparing; not wasteful; requiring few resources.

God began to show me the art of contentment and what being frugal really meant and how it all played into being a Good Steward.

Good Steward- doing the best with all things God has given us.

“Biblical stewardship”-utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.

Stewardship – a person using every talent and repeatedly sacrificing desires to do the right thing.

These are some things I have found that being a good steward we need to do:

A good steward focuses on God, not things.

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. (Colossians 3:2 AMP)

I had always looked to earthy things before to satisfy my longings instead of God. When my focus was more on God, the glitter of the worldly things that used to distract me lost some of its sparkle.

A good steward examines their life.

Let us test and examine our ways, and let us return to the Lord! (Lamentations 3:40 AMP)

This includes our behavior, motives, thoughts, attitudes, and direction. Always ultimately imitating Jesus and returning to the Lord. Do I really need this? Is this the best use of my money, time, and resources?

A Good steward has self- control.

He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls. (Proverbs 25:28 AMP)

I used to be a collector … a nicer way of saying I had a shopping addiction. I collected dolls, teapots, cookie jars, shoes, purses, perfume, jewelry, books. Etc.

Then God showed me this verse: “Don’t collect for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal.” But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:19-6:21) I read it one day with fresh eyes and instantly decided to stop collecting. I did not want my heart to be with the wrong things. I asked myself was my collection of things bringing God Glory and was it bringing betterment to His creation? So I got rid of my teapots, I stopped buying expensive perfume, excess shoes, purses, I boxed up the cookie jars and dolls, I gave away a ton of jewelry , boxes of knick knacks and I am making some progress on the books. It is tough to deny ourselves. It can become stifling when our closets, cabinets, drawers, and garages are so cluttered it slowly takes the wind out of us. It is also slowly sucking the quality of our lives away one knick knack at a time.

A couple years ago we remodeled our home after 17 years. In the process of making things beautiful and simplified we had to get rid of a ton of stuff. Sometimes it is difficult to part with things because we can have emotional connections to things because we have a memory when we bought them or someone gave them to us or they once belonged to someone else that is no longer with us. I learned God doesn’t want us to make connections with things; we are to make a connection with people. It was a wonderful spiritual lesson about removing the “Stuff” to make room for more of God.

A Good Steward makes sacrifices.

Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? (Luke 9:23-25 NIV)

Oh this is the one area that is so hard for most of us. I did not at first make these sacrifices cheerfully. Some of you may feel the same sting I did when I start suggesting some sacrifices like coloring your own hair instead of paying $150 every 4-6 weeks to have your highlights redone, Or packing lunch or cooking dinner instead of eating out, making your coffee at home instead of swinging by Starbucks every day, buying the $30 Dollar jeans instead of the $100 dollar name brand blinged out jeans, driving your car that’s paid for instead of eyeing your neighbor’s new car and running out to get you a new one with payments and interest, paying off your house instead of pining after a swimming pool or bigger square footage or the prestigious new neighborhoods, wearing the clothes in your closet instead of buying a new outfit, Limiting your manicures and pedicures to once a month or start to do yourself, mow your own yard, wash your own car.

The sacrifices we make show God we are serious about Gods business and not just about our own. Think of how many people you can help with all the extra money you could be saving. Think of how paying off all your debt would feel if you made just a few sacrifices? Don’t get me wrong, I think the occasional splurge is fine. I think sometimes those things can be sacrificed if only for a season. 

I am all for buying good quality items but I am no longer hypnotized by a society that confuses your worth or status with what designer name brand your wear or carry or drive. It is the day in and out with no regard to the wasteful spending or not denying you the conveniences by not making a sacrifice that God looks at. Add up the cost on your collection of purses, shoes, jewelry, fishing equipment, guns, pictures, gadget, records, phones, movies, Starbucks, pedicures/manicures, perfume, etc. What is it costing you? What is it costing others? Are those things really for Gods glory and the betterment of His creation?

We can live comfortable and simplified lives without all the crazy spending and accumulation of worthless things and really be living a much richer and fulfilling life. When we live our lives with the real Good Steward definition of “utilizing and managing all resources God provides for the glory of God and the betterment of His creation.” And let it change our thoughts and become a part of us we will start to live genuine content and joyfully frugal lives knowing the really great and important things for Christ are priceless! ~~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

Crowns

 

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Trust me ladies: there isn’t a crown this world has to offer that will make you feel more worthy, valuable and authentically beautiful than the one your Heavenly Father says you wear.
 
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12 NLT)
If you don’t believe it, you’ll be chasing crowns, and all things sparkly, in an out-of-control way, the rest of your life.  ~ Stephanie Wanic Founder God’s Beauty Secrets
 
For more great tips and wisdom by a real beauty queen ( Miss Texas USA ) Stephanie Wanic Founder of God’s Beauty Secrets   https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gods-Beauty-Secrets/739896832688981

Unity

 

 

~It was made crystal clear to me that Satan…evil…the devil himself cannot stand unity. Now more than ever we must protect and strengthen our friendships by loving / or tough loving each other thru anything that comes our way. Our marriages must be ready to fight hard for “happily ever after”. In all relationships the four easiest words should be “I’m sorry”. And “you’re forgiven”. Brothers and sisters (no matter how old) should thrive on helping each other to be better people. Unity in a house full of teenagers is a challenge because as parents, we want to teach our children so much. We want what’s best. The best grades, the best things, the best college or career. Best future. Let’s show them instead how to be the best at being themselves. By our examples; Let them see us fail and overcome it. Let them see us struggle and get on the other side with a valuable lesson learned thru that struggle. Let them watch us make a mess of things and see us laugh at it when it’s over. Let them see us cry or scream when we don’t have the answers to why things are the way they are. Let them see us be a loyal friend. Let them see us dance when we hear our favorite song. Or giggle silly at something stupid that makes no sense. Let them see us just live and do the best we can. Let them hear us pray. Praying for our enemies, praying for strengthened friendships and unity. Let them hear some prayers so intimate and heartfelt that they know are on their behalf. Let them see us so thirsty for the word of God that they want to know more and never have to wonder where to search for the answers, answers to anything, answers to questions before they’re ever even asked. Last thought… We will deal with all sorts of issues. The closer we feel to The Lord and each other and the harder we work to serve Him, our unity will be threatened and tried and tested. It’s ours to fight for and worth fighting for. The Book has been written and I know how it ends. We win! If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm: though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with His hand. Psalm 18:30 ~Susan Q. Bailey

Susan is a busy mom of three teenage boys and lives in Hartford, Al. She works full time and serves in her church. She talks to her mama everyday and like her she tries to find God’s message through everyday situations. She and her husband Doug will celebrate 20 years together in August.

Susan Bailey

Susan Bailey

God’s Promises

For every one of God’s promises is “Yes” in Him. Therefore, the “Amen” is also spoken through Him by us for God’s glory.

~ 2 Corinthians 1:20 HCSB

 

Promise-n. A declaration assuring that one will or will not do something; a vow. Something promised. Indication of something favorable to come; expectation. v. To make a declaration assuring that something will or will not be done. To afford a basis for expectation

 

I have been intrigued by this verse and the statement that all of God’s promises are Yes & Amen. I know that God’s Promises are His word, and so if His promises are Yes & Amen, then I thought I better brush up and know what exactly God’s Promises are so I can make sure I am praying that way. I like to read the Bible in many translations. I love to see the different scriptures speak to me and I know that there is so much power in His word. I have seen not only my own life, but many friends and family transformed by God’s word and the power of prayer. Last year I read the book “The Circle Maker” by Mark Batterson. I loved the concept of putting my prayer requests in a circle and just like Honi in the book I refuse to move till I see God moving or answering in an area. It has helped me pray bolder prayers. In November last year I began praying and declaring God’s promises over my cousin Earl, “Bubba” as we call him, after he was in a serious car accident and spent almost 2 months in a coma. Some of the doctors thought there was no chance he would awaken or even walk. I knew that God answers prayers and I started praying much bolder and harder than I have ever prayed in my life. I started declaring God’s promises over Bubba’s life.

 

Some of God’s Promises I declared were: By His stripes Bubba is healed.-Isaiah 53:5, He will surely live and will not die. –Ezekiel 18:21 Get up resume the journey and lead the people. –Deuteronomy 10:11, God will restore his health and heal his wounds. – Jeremiah 30:17, The orchards and fields of my people will yield bumper crops, and everyone will live in safety. God has broken their chains of slavery and rescued them from those who enslaved them, then they will know that I am the LORD. –Ezekiel 34:27, Arise, Go and walk through the land in every direction, for I am giving it to you. –Genesis 13:17.

 

I also wore out the song by Tasha Cobbs, Break Every Chain and Jehovah Rapha & The Great Physician by Sarah Hart Pearsons. Then I heard an amazing singer and her song has become my favorite song for months now. It is “I speak to the Mountain” by Bethany Martin. The lyrics say “I speak to the mountain, and I say move. Do you know how big my God is? , Do you know how great my God is? I say to the sick one, be healed, do you know how big my God is? Do you know how great my God is? He’s a Mighty warrior savior, healer, seated in the heavens all things under His feet, there’s no one greater, full of power, He reigns forever, He is the King of all Kings!” Every day I circled the mountain! Every day I spoke to that mountain! I declared God’s Promises over my cousin’s life. I was not the only mighty prayer warrior doing this. Tons of people were praying and God answered our prayers. God awakened him, restored him, and continues to heal him more and more each day. I continue to praise and pray many more promises over Bubba’s life still today.

 

I want to propose a challenge to you all. Each day commit to reading one chapter of God’s word so you can start to know His promises. You can get a free app on your phone or pick up a bible anywhere. If you need a bible, I will be glad to mail you one, just send me a message. Start to uncover the promises and power available to you. Begin to speak to the mountains in your life, Declare God’s promises over your situation and see God transform your situations and your life. God’s promises are Yes & Amen! ~XXOO Michelle Bollom

Great Song by Bethany Martin “I speak to the Mountain”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeW2jIZZh5Y

Bubba & Me 4.27.2014

Every Story Matters

Every Story Matters! This is a great blog and these words are so true
“For me to withhold my story would be to rip out a thread from the tapestry of humanity.” Matt Knisely / Framing Faith
Everyone has a story and that is how we connect. Love the visuals of the tapestry. “Every thread woven into the tapestry of humanity matters.” Your story matters! We call them Restoration Stories at http://www.restoredministries.org
God has a beautiful way of taking even the most painful story and using it for His Glory!

Breathe Deeply

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I am a hoarder of moments.”

Matt Knisely’s words caught me in the very first paragraph of his new book, Framing Faith, for I’ve been living in moments, those overlooked glimpses of eternity tucked into every breath, every heartbeat of creation, for thirteen years.

It’s why I pick up my camera. To seek beauty beyond first glance.

Why I pause, eyes closed, to feel the dew beneath my feet, morning’s gentle breeze, sun’s sweet kiss caress my cheek.

It’s why I listen, to hear God’s still, small voice whispering through all creation.

Why I tap at the keys, wrestling the mist into words I can read. And remember.

For thirteen years, I’ve been living in moments, because life can change in a heartbeat.

I’ve watched it happen. When my brother slipped across the veil at 32. When my son got sick and never got well. When…

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