~XXOO Michelle Bollom
You are brave enough for today, because He is. You are strong enough for what is coming, because He is. And you are enough for ALL that is, because He ALWAYS is! ~ Ann Voskamp
Till it’s just You and I
I am desperate for more of You
I want to be One with You
It’s the best place to be
To linger with You
Where I am totally abandoned
You lead the way and I follow suit
We visit unknown realms
You show me my potential
And I agree with You
Discovering my true identity engraving in You
My faith grows deeper as waves crash over me
You smile and I know I am safe
here with You
Deeper and deeper we go
Till I am in sync with You
I discover myself in You
I am lost in You
My challenges grow dim
With each step I take with You
My past a vague memory
A future full of adventure with the King of my heart is luring me in
Past the veil we dance and laugh
Past the veil I came to know You
As a God who loves to meet with all
His sons and daughters
Here we see ourselves through
Here we discover Your unending love for us
A love that gives us wings
A love that heal our hearts
A love that has the ability to leave us
thirsting for more of You
We cannot but go deeper with You
We are made stronger through Your grace
Every step we take we lock eyes
We can never go back to what was
When we have experienced and tasted Your heart for us
Higher and higher we go
You nod Your head
Your eye’s filled with pride
I am undone by Your love for me
Why would the King of the universe take note of me?
A mere mortal, when all I could do
was disappoint Him, time after time
Till I have ran into His deep love
I can never be the same again
I can never go back to my past again
I have came to know God’s heart for me
I am undone
I am forever wrecked
Nothing of this world can satisfy me again
Now that I have tasted His sweet love
flowing like waves into my life
I have made Your presence my dwelling place
Your heart my hiding place
You make me brave
You make me tenacious
You make me crave for every facet of Your heart for me.
~ Ebigale Wilson
The song “Undone” by Kim Walker Smith on her latest album is this weeks feature.
I saw the above quote on my friend’s Facebook note after she shared about a painful experience.
In our moments of pain we must not be ashamed to share our stories.
You never know who they will touch.
Lastly, when I hear this song I am contantly reminded of Isaiah 6:5-when Isaiah cried out:
Woe is me! I Am Undone; when he saw the Heavenly King of Kings- Our Lord.
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
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The Lord is kind, wise, and gracious to all; he is never mean, foolish, or demanding; he meets & and accepts each of us right where we are, takes us by the hand, and leads us onward and upward into our heavenly places.
We walk right beside him; we sit right beside him; we talk with him face to face any moment we so choose, as long as we are willing to let him lead the way and have his way in us.
The Lord is kind. He is gentle. He is meek. He has not dealt with us according to our sins but according to his goodness and grace. Although he is firm and unyielding as regards to his glory and his ways, he is never harsh with us.
The Lord is wise. He knows just just how to deal with any given person or situation. He can compensate for our weaknesses and build us up in our strengths. He knows how to deal with enemies and with friends, with his family and with strangers. Nothing is too difficult for him. We will prevail if we learn to do his will, his way, in his time.
The Lord is gracious to all. He treats us all with the utmost respect and consideration. He will not violate our free will or force himself into our lives; we must invite him in. He treats us as if we are wise and noble and good, even as he is working those qualities into us.
We need not fear his rejection. Let us not reject his kind initiatives in our lives and we will grow to be just as kind, wise, and gracious as he is.
Just thinking about this breaks my heart like no bodies business because I can only imagine how common this fact is.
My brothers and sisters, we are His hands and feet. We have the same spirit that Jesus had when he was walking on earths soil. He died so that we can come back to our Father and walk as He walked. Let’s not be boxed in Christians.
Everywhere we go we must let Christ’s fragrance fill the atmosphere. We must pour Him out like a liquid offering.
Christians need to know that Jesus loves them. Non-believers need to know Jesus loves them. Atheist need to know that Jesus loves them. Witches and satan worshipers need to know that Jesus loves them.
Everyone that walks on this earth needs to know that Jesus loves them and it is up to us to show them and tell them! Let’s get em!!
~Thomas Joel Trevino
But how can they call on Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless someone tells them? ~ Romans 10:14 NLT
What would it be like if we had so much money that we didn’t have to work?
What if we were so healthy that we never had to see a doctor again?
What if we had so many friends that we were never lonely?
What if we had so much energy that we never needed to sleep?
What if we had so much time, that we could accomplish all of our dreams?
What if we had so much wisdom that we never had to ask advice again?
What if we had so much understanding that we didn’t need for God to reveal himself to us?
What if we had so much knowledge that we understood perfectly how everything worked?
What if we never had to fear or worry about anything ever again?
Incredibly, that is the inheritance of every believer.
We have a home in Heaven with Our Father, Our Lord, and our loved ones. Not only is this home permanent, infinite, and eternal, it is also perfect. There will be no more lack, no more sorrow, no more fear, no more danger, and no more sin. It is almost impossible to believe, since we are so accustomed to a life of multiple limitations and struggling faith.
While we are here, we are always learning and growing and being prepared for our “life without limits”. It is by abiding in consistent faith that we develop the characteristics of Christlikeness that are so invaluable to Our Father and necessary for our well being, both here and now and for all eternity.
While here, there is still abundance to be found, however.
We can be rich in faith, rich in hope, and rich in love.
We can be filled with the Spirit. We can walk hand in hand with Our Father and with Our Lord. We can pray powerful prayers. We can think noble and pure thoughts. We can wait breathlessly and expectantly for the return of Our Savior. We can experience precious unity with other believers as we work together, hastening the Day of the Lord. We can be guides to eternal life for everyone we meet. We can work diligently. We can rest peacefully. We can abide in Christ and walk in the truth and bring great joy to Our Father’s heart and great encouragement to our fellow believers. We can know that we are laying up treasures that will last for all eternity!
~ Brad Heilhecker
Stand firm in God’s promises for he does not waver. He is standing with you and he never moves away. He is your power and your strength. Lean in and not away, hold on tight, and do not lose sight of the hope he delivers.
The enemy will try to convince you that the only choice you have is to unravel before him. Don’t believe him. He comes to take everything you have to gain by choosing something different, God’s truth.
Remember there is much more. An abundant life awaits you. Reach for it. Step up and out of what’s comfortable so that you can grasp it. Praise be to the Glory of God once you find it.
Her very own leaders are rapacious lions, Her judges are rapacious timber wolves out every morning prowling for a fresh kill. Her prophets are out for what they can get. They’re opportunists—you can’t trust them. Her priests desecrate the Sanctuary. They use God’s law as a weapon to maim and kill souls.
Yet GOD remains righteous in her midst, untouched by the evil. He stays at it, day after day, meting out justice. At evening he’s still at it, strong as ever. But evil men and women, without conscience and without shame, persist in evil.” Zephaniah 3:4-5 MSG
~ Baring His Beauty,
It was her love for her Savior
I inherited from her
No one I know love’s Papa more than she does
I remember her smiling through tears many times
As she would became one, with the bible stories she would share with me
Her face would light up,
explaining to me a scripture, a teaching, a word from her King
Her God became real to me and my family
As we got a glimpse of what He meant to her
One by one
We came to know this King she adored
Early in the morning she would intercede for us
Prayer was her safe place, next to her King
Together they would fight many enemies unseen
Generational curses were cut off
While favour replaced it
We would get the prize
While she wore the scars
Of laying it all down and paying the price
Her love for His word took me places,
that I have never been
Seen through her teary eyes
I had to believe
In a God that I could not see
but only felt through her deep love for Him
She gave me the greatest gift
A mom can give her children
To love God with all her strength and to cling to His Word
She transfered His love onto all that she come into contact with
Religion was out by the door
She embraced intimacy with her King
She was enslaved by His passionate love for her
She could not let go
Through her prayers we were brought to our knees
To make the King of her heart
Part of our every move
My fondest memories were watching her worship
She would became one with her King
Oblivious of those around
She would go places I have never discovered
Today my favorite position is to worship and to wait on my King
It will be my greatest reward
If one day my children would look back smiling
Remembering a mom who mirrored God’s grace and heart to them
~ Ebigale Wilson
Thank you to all the moms, mentors, guardians, aunt’s, friends, who still believe that the greatest gift we can give the next generation is a relationship with their Heavenly Father.
Thank you for passing the baton of faith, to your own children and the next generation.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds, tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your forehead.
Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.