He Is Enough

I’m telling you

you better pray

when she disappears

cause when she reappears,

she’s going to be fierce…

you’ll watch her bleed truth

in the midst of fears

lying to the victims of past;

she’ll carry truth

engraved upon her spirit,

making fear shrivel up and die…

her presence will feel greater

than usual

as she keeps Him close,

Jesus is in her heart,

so He can beat out the darkness

from the day

with His heartbeat

bringing the dead to life,

so His eternal life can be

the only option;

fear,

pain,

death won’t win this war…

no…He will forever separate

life and death in the end

as He separated

light from the darkness

in the beginning,

so justice will be done

as it was on the cross…

it is finished

then and now,

nothing can or will ever

change that;

His love is enough

as He broke His body

and poured out His blood

out for us

to cover every sin

ever committed

although the enemy

tries to convince us

that we somehow need

to prove our innocence

although we never could…

that’s why He gave His life

for us cause He has the power

to take His back,

we don’t,

and once He comes back,

the enemy will be destroyed

forever

while we live in His kingdom

for all eternity.

He is Enough

~ Bethany Anne

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Loyalty

“Honor Your Body With Every Decision You Make”

This is a phrase my health coach and I discussed and I decided to post it in various places to remind me.

But today as I read it I started thinking …

If God’s Spirit lives in me .. this could read as “Honor God With Every Decision You Make”

That decision alone sometimes can be tough with a world full of so many modern day idols and temptations. Not to mention all the distractions biding for our attention.

We may not be bowing to a huge golden calf these days but I know I have bowed to a good ole cheeseburger from time to time.

I have a tendency to not take the best care of myself so the “honor my body with every decision” is a great concept but when I switch it to “honor God with every decision”… now that phrase holds a lot more depth and meaning for me.

As I was studying in Isaiah and came across this verse I was struck at the significance of idol worshipping being alive and well still today.

Some #NuggetDrops I took away were:

An idol is whatever claims the loyalty and glory that belongs to God alone.

Idols are associated with witchcraft and contain demonic potencies that constitute a very real spiritual menace.

Idolatry is a direct attacks against the basic nature of God.

Idolatry and Christianity are totally and utterly incompatible.

We as believers should admonish and keep free from idols.

Yikes!

So, I started thinking about what modern day idols could we be entertaining or worshipping.

Are we more loyal to our TV or Netflix or the gym or outward beauty regimens or our bank accounts or stock portfolios than quality God Time in His presence and Word?

Are we more loyal to junk food, fad diets, binge eating or our couch or favorite chair instead of honoring our temple with good food and exercise?

Are we more loyal to our church or religion and little trinkets and symbols or rituals than actually being the hands and feet of Jesus and serving and loving and praying for others in our own family or community every day instead of just Sunday?

Are we more loyal to the sales or coupons at our favorite stores or the daily deals on Amazon instead of being a good steward of our time and resources and actually giving something back?

Hey, these are hard questions I ask myself too and sadly I am guilty in some areas and I definitely don’t want to be.

So, back to my phrase –

If we “Honor God With Every Decision We Make”

I think that would stop us from giving our loyalty and glory to many modern day idols and shift our focus back to God and God alone.

Just some things I am pondering on my journey to do things a bit differently and to honor God with my health and my decisions by making my choices give Him all loyalty and glory.

~ XXOO Michelle

I am the Lord, that is My name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to carved images. Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

~ Isaiah 42:8-9 NKJV

Her Greatest Need

Her enemies were 

waiting for her downfall

They celebrated when 

she was in pain

They hoped she would disappear

Never to be heard of 

or seen again

The day she sent him packing

Many were her enemies

Jezebel has a network of 

puppets under her

She knew she couldn’t pause

While they were exposing themselves

She had to guard her heart

And what flowed from her mouth

They forgot she was the 

daughter of a King

Who’s not bothered by

interruptions challenges 

and sudden road blockades

Papa alone has her book of life

She is not moved by challenges

She is only moved by what 

Love speaks to her

Walking intimately with her Papa

Listening closely to His heart

She couldn’t but heal!

She couldn’t but grow!

She had to eventually bloom!

No time to waste on pitty parties

Nor time to shed tears

Through her lowest times

Her eyes were drawn above 

the storms and winds

Locking eyes with Papa

He became her greatest need

The depth of His love  

awoken the sleeping 

giant within

His love set her heart ablaze

She found her calling in the 

middle of her greatest test

She became fearless and bold

Only because she knows 

how madly and deeply 

Papa loves her

A life full of possibilities

Awaits her every day

She lives life to the fullest

Adventures with Papa she treasures

Together they explore and 

He trains her to war

His warrior daughter

Walking in His shadow

Is where you will find her

She grows in wisdom 

and in love 

She grows in character 

and grace

Her ear always close to 

His heart

Oh how she loves the voice 

of Love!

She knows the strength 

found in surrender

The power of His blood 

Bringing deliverance and healing to the broken and bruised

She loves to see them bloom

Going lower still each day

A tried and tested vessel 

in His hands

Not distracted by anyone

Bringing heaven down to earth

She loves to only do His will!

Her enemies waited for her downfall

They watched her every move 

She grew into the remnant 

bride of Christ

Before their very eyes

She goes wherever Papa 

leads her

Together they set many captives free!

Pain was sent to take her out

She used pain as 

her building blocks

Her enemies unknowingly became her cheerleaders

They’re still on the benches…

watching her

Stagnant, no growth…

She realised that God knows our potential, giftings and callings

Long before we do

Then a wilderness season awakens what was dormant

Only if we allow Him to!

~ Ebigale Wilson

Her Greatest Need

The Journey

Times They Are A Changing

Come gather ’round people

Wherever you roam

And admit that the waters

Around you have grown

And accept it that soon

You’ll be drenched to the bone.

If your time to you

Is worth savin’

Then you better start swimmin’

Or you’ll sink like a stone

For the times they are a-changin’.

Come writers and critics

Who prophesize with your pen

And keep your eyes wide

The chance won’t come again

And don’t speak too soon

For the wheel’s still in spin

And there’s no tellin’ who

That it’s namin’.

For the loser now

Will be later to win

For the times they are a-changin’.

Come senators, congressmen

Please heed the call

Don’t stand in the doorway

Don’t block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Will be he who has stalled

There’s a battle outside

And it is ragin’.

It’ll soon shake your windows

And rattle your walls

For the times they are a-changin’.

Come mothers and fathers

Throughout the land

And don’t criticize

What you can’t understand

Your sons and your daughters

Are beyond your command

Your old road is

Rapidly agin’.

Please get out of the new one

If you can’t lend your hand

For the times they are a-changin’.

The line it is drawn

The curse it is cast

The slow one now

Will later be fast

As the present now

Will later be past

The order is

Rapidly fadin’.

And the first one now

Will later be last

For the times they are a-changin’.

Songwriters: Bob Dylan

Now

Be here now

Be present to

What god inside of me would do :

Teach preach outreach >

Don’t just wish but

Get out there and

Catch the fish

And once they’re caught

They’re cleaned loved taught

To see they’re more than what they thought

To free their core

To see there’s more

Than just a key to heavens door

To do the stuff

Be smooth not rough

OR rough not smooth -?

(Depends on where you’re out of balance ) >

Create spiritual elegance

In an environment of risk

Yes that’s the womb : spiritual matrix –

A learning curve > not just a fix :

A Burning bush that calls you near

Unveils the reason you are here

Through daily scramble – navigate hours

A ramble through thorns – thistles -flowers

Ups and downs / success and failure

Equip you

to find your future

Uplifted view / upshifted gear

A brave new world and fresher air

Go >

See what’s really inside there

Battle past the outer layer

Find the child inside the man

Find the diamond in the mine

Find the pearl inside the shell

Ride the whirlwind transcend hell

Dance on demons waltz through seasons

Sing through rain

grow strong through pain

Find will (when down) to rise again

To persevere to stand. Endure >

To resist temptations allure

Create a structure so secure

That stormy skies /death /lies /heartaches

All failure folly and mistakes

evaporates…..

The Snow White Christ emancipates

New worth awakes > scale TEN earthquakes :

The levee of your whole life breaks >

The snow globe shakes…..

~ Ben Daniels

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Holy-Ground Moments

May you see the wisdom of cultivating a heart at rest though many are caught up in the chaos of the culture.

May you notice the holy-ground moments when God’s movement in our midst is tangible.

May you take off your shoes, though others race right past you.

And today, may you become so assured of God’s presence and His love that when others encounter you, they’re compelled to look up and seek Him for themselves.

Be still and KNOW that He is God and that He loves you deeply.

Have a blessed day.

~ Fenich Jerry

Wait

WORTHY THOUGHT: To wait on Him….

Be encouraged by the Word of truth, God knows and has his eye on you.

“From heaven the LORD looks down

and sees all mankind;

from his dwelling place he watches

all who live on earth—

He Who forms the hearts of all,

who considers everything they do.

No king is saved by the size of his army;

no warrior escapes by his great strength.

A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;

despite all its great strength it cannot save.

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him,

on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,

To deliver them from death

and keep them alive in famine.

We wait in hope for the LORD;

He is our help and our shield.

In Him our hearts rejoice,

for we trust in his holy name.

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD,

even as we put our hope in you.”

-Psalms 33:13-22

Holy Bible (NIV)

So while we wait, be encouraged that the all-knowing, all-powerful and all-seeing God see’s all His children that wait on Him.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him.

~ Angela Lipe- Pattengill

I Got This

Are you feeling low and need to be filled up? DONE

Are you facing some big hills and maybe even some monumental mountains that need to be brought low? DONE

Are you feeling like your path is as crooked as can be and needs some straightening out? DONE

Are you feeling rough and rocky and a bit jagged needing a bit of polish or a lot of polishing to smooth some things out? DONE

There’s a Bold Truth with this very promise that says it’s DONE!

Do you have the Raw Faith to put your name on it and call it MINE?

You can and call it DONE!

Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

~ Luke 3:5 KJV

~ XXOO Michelle