My Distinguished Ones

In this hour I am raising up

My distinguished one’s

They will be known as

the wilderness ones

Crushed and pressed

through adversity

Dark nights and tough times

birthed something in these blazing ones

that will be recognized by

My glory and love on their lives

Hidden ones come out

of the caves

Show yourself

For My glory will be like

midnight oil flowing

from the heads of these one’s

Different in speech

Different in the anointing

they carry

Produced under pressure

when all of hell tried to stop them

The enemy fears these glory carriers

which he could not stop

The mandate on their life

birthed in heaven

It will be like an explosion on earth

as these set apart

distinguished ones step out

and take a hold of their blueprint

birthed under the unction of My voice

The adversity and wilderness

was so necessary

You will thank Me for taking you

through these trials and tribulations

It birthed something of everlasting value

within you

It’s part of you and the blueprint

I called you to carry

As you hide in Me

you will hear My voice

Receive My direction

And follow suit

Ready to invade and overtake

To carry the sound of My heart

To run with My word in your mouth

Breaking of every limitation

and lie of the enemy

And as you declare ‘Let My people go’

My anointing will set people free

Restore them to their rightful place in Me

The time is now

Be ready at all times

To bring My presence

to every dead situation

My glory on your life

will do the uncommon

Hidden ones

take your place

You have been prepared

for such a time as this

Nothing you went through

was in vain

You will soon see

why the enemy tried

everything in his power

to stop you.

~ Ebigale Wilson

My Distinguished Ones

The Journey

Out Of The Forest

It is gripping my arm,

Pulling me in

Deeper and deeper

Into the forest

Where I find myself lost,

Looking for a way out,

But fail to find one;

It’s shadows cover me

And I wonder

When I will wake up

From this nightmare,

So I can get back to reality;

The harder I try,

The more thorns cut into my flesh,

Thoughts swarm my mind,

And reality

Drifts further and further away;

I want it to leave me alone,

So I can return back here

And keep moving forward

Without this nightmare

Enveloping my mind,

Causing this warrior

To be weak and tired;

Even though it’s draining,

I’m still fighting

With every single breath I take,

Word I say,

I will not allow this fear to kill me,

I am in control of my direction

And I’m not giving up

Till I beat this ugly monster,

He will fall hard

And be destroyed,

But only then, will I be free from it;

Till then,

I’ll keep my head up

Look for the ray of sunshine

And follow it

Out of the forest

It has led me into;

Even though I’m terrified

I will fight with all I got,

This fear will soon be destroyed

And I will be free from it,

I will face it straight on

And kill it,

I will rise above this.

~ Bethany Anne

Dare To Dwell

Lord, who dares to dwell with you?

Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory?

Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit?

They are passionate and wholehearted, always sincere and always speaking the truth— for their hearts are trustworthy.

They refuse to slander or insult others; they’ll never listen to gossip or rumors, nor would they ever harm another with their words.

They will speak out passionately against evil and evil workers while commending the faithful ones who follow after the truth.

They make firm commitments and follow through, even at great cost.

They never crush others with exploitation or abuse and they would never be bought with a bribe against the innocent.

They will never be shaken; they will stand firm forever.

~Psalm 15:1-5 TPT Living In The Shining Place

A poetic song, by King David

Divine Departures

Worthy Thought:Rejection – it doesn’t feel good. But what if it’s really God’s protection for you?

Sometimes we must trust the Divine Departures and Gifts Of Goodbye.

Not everyone can go where God is taking us.

Seasons change and friends can come and go.

But only One remains!

Trust God with the sifting of the wheat from the chaff. He knows what and who you need to do His will.

Some friendships don’t last for long, but there is one loving friend who is joined to your heart closer than any other! Proverbs 18:24 TPT

~ XXOO Michelle

He Remembers His Children

O God, remember us and bless us,

bless the families of Israel and Aaron.

And let God bless all who fear God—

bless the small, bless the great.

Oh, let God enlarge your families—

giving growth to you, growth to your children.

May you be blessed by God,

by God, who made heaven and earth.

The heaven of heavens is for God,

but he put us in charge of the earth.

Psalm 115:19-21

This past weekend was Mother’s Day. I would like to say that I hope you had a beautiful day, whether you spent it with your mother or you are a mother. People who have been given the joyful experience of parenthood understand a love that is indescribable. It is unexplainable. It exists without conditions. If you have had grandchildren, you know it at a deeper level.

I used to think that I could love my children more than God loves me. I used to think I could forgive other people more than Jesus would forgive me.

However, there is no comparison. He is the creator of love, which is infinite and perfect.

It doesn’t matter how old we get. God still considers us his child. There is nothing we can do to make him love us more or less. There is nothing that we have done that causes him not to forgive us. He is love, and we are his. He sacrificed everything so that we might believe in the love he is and has for each one of us.

Thank you, Jesus, for loving us without conditions or expectations. We don’t have to impress you or provide something to receive what you offered at the cross. We praise you for your perfect love, one that stretches far and wide with no limits. In Jesus name, Amen.

Baring His Beauty,

Tiffany Thomas

Traveling Texas

Mother’s Day Weekend I had a bit of a #RoadTripReset. I got to meet up with Elfin Morgan for an amazing time to be interviewed for her documentary and God did so much more!

Many a God winks and special moments and some good quiet time to reflect, read and rest.

One of the best parts was traveling Texas.

God downloaded this while driving back home yesterday.

I can hear my Daddy say –

Girl! You’re a poet and didn’t know it!

(Actually he knew it! I have written so many over the years, but this one feels like he and God helped me.)

Enjoy!

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I set out a traveling

Just my truck and I

I didn’t even need to venture

pass the States line.

You see,Texas is plenty big enough for me

With lots and lots of things to see…

Oh, I saw farm houses and fences

And watering hole ditches

I saw rolling hills and flat lands

Passed by County road markers and

Stopped at old country stores

for cold drinks

I saw people shout “howdy”

Or a friendly wave hello

I drove a many undivided

and divided highways

Uneven lanes in unreachable places

I saw short fat oaks

And tall skinny pines

Plenty of road kill and rest stops

Some deserted shops

in sleepy one red light towns.

I saw so many things

From Main Streets to Moo Cows

Antiques to Armadillos

Gas Stations to Garage Sales

Wildflowers to Windmills

Boats to Bait shops

Dairy Queen’s to Dollar Generals

Dancehalls to Diners

Hospitals to Honey

It was downright funny!

Slow traffic to the right

And sudden merges left

Tons of churches, chapels, and cemeteries

In every town I went.

I saw trailers and tin roofs

And a few taxidermist too.

I saw everything from

Hay bales to Horses

Flying flags to flea markets.

I traveled over bridges

and down back roads

There were big shoulders for sudden stops

or to catch that Texas sunset

Even a right on time Dirt road

for the quick detours to do your business.

Oh, I traveled through a many counties

On roads with no center line

With plenty of folks with no hurry for time.

From Bridges and backroads

I caught a glimpse of it all.

Blinking lights

4 way stops

And the occasional Turnarounds

for fresh peaches pecans

and red ripe tomatoes

I saw Bulls and baby goats

RV parks and Ranches

Game rooms and Guitar shops

Water towers and Watermelons

Red necks and Rodeos

Tractors and Truckers

And some pretty crazy mother “lovers”!

I held my breath passed

DPS and those Car Chasing Yard Dogs

I saw my share of

Buzzards and Bugs on the windshield

Historical Markers and High Game Fences

Beauty shops and barber shops

Bingo halls and Banks

Feed stores to yellow fields

I think I just about saw it all.

From 55 to 30 to back up to 75

I rolled on down the roads

Past the pastures and the prairies

Past pickups and pawn shops

And an occasional pool hall.

I smiled at nature

and got a few good laughs

I prayed and I sang

But it was time to get on back.

I thought about my momma

And missed my family too.

I remembered old times as a kid

Traveling these Texas Roads is what

My Daddy and I did.

Things I have seen a million times

Suddenly felt like something new.

You see,

Sometimes we don’t know

where we’re headed

And sometimes we do…

So how about you go on now and load up

And set out on that next great adventure-

But be sure before you do

Ask the Good Lord to show you

somethings anew.

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom

Perfecting You Daily

Years have gone by

and you’re still waiting

Waiting for Papa

To fulfill His promises

You are on the edge

of giving up

When will the crushing

and pressing end?

When will there be light

at the end of this dark road?

You have always loved Papa

You cannot see your life without Him

Knowing Him makes

you hold on

Through the tears

Through the trials

Even through the sighs of those

Who don’t understand your journey

He has been with you every step of your way

His love directing your steps

His heart preparing your heart

His voice whispering to you

in the stillness of night

To never give up

He is working on your behalf

He is a God who is always

true to His word

His timing is always perfect

He won’t be a day too late

So trust Him

and hand Him the reigns

He knows what He is doing

Sit back and relax

He is fighting on your behalf

Soon you will be amazed

at the work He has done

He is working behind the scenes

where you cannot see

Your breakthrough will come

so suddenly

Many of you will feel unprepared

So swift it will happen

Go through the promises

I gave to you

Soon each one will unfold before you

I love My daughters dearly

I will never be able to

put it into words

How much I love you

I am forever before you

Walking with you

through many dark nights

Searching for you

when you want to hide

Hiding you under My wings

When your pain hurts too much

Till you are ready to face the world

with Me by your side

Cling to My promises

Do not be moved

by what you see

I am always true to My word

Every crooked place

I will make straight

Every dead dream I will awaken

Don’t you worry how I will do it

My anointing destroyes every yoke

Your enemies are mine to fight

You rest and trust in My word

I am a God of righteousness and judgement

Perfecting you daily through your trials

See it as a blessing

when you go through trials

and tribulations

You are growing immensely

while I am forming My heart

within you

I am coming for a holy bride

Blameless and spotless

before Me

Who went through the fiery furnace

Stripped of her old nature

To be able to stand

in My Holy presence

Unashamedly before Me

A bride who has been tried

and tested through adversity

Which produced a costly fragrance

That she will release in this hour

wherever her feet tread.

~ Ebigale Wilson