Get Your Feet Wet

Don’t be afraid of the rising tide or fearful of going deeper.

We must stop living a shaky and shallow existence.

We must move into our purposes steadily and deeply.

Begin to take steps of faith.

Get your feet wet.

With each step He calls you to take into the rising waters relax and feel the water lift you and effortlessly carry you along.

With each obedient step you will rise above and will no longer be fighting the currents.

Rest in the flow and rhythm of the Holy Spirit.

You will not drown.

Trust in the One calling you to deeper things.

~XXOO 😘 Michelle

A New Perspective

Our struggles are often only a product of how we see ourselves.

If you see defeated – that’s how you’ll live.

If you see delivered – that’s how you’ll live.

If you see sick – that’s how you’ll live .

If you see health – that’s how you’ll live.

If you see lack – that’s how you’ll live.

If you see enough – that’s how you’ll live.

What are you seeing? Who are you agreeing with? Who are you believing? What are you confessing?

May today we all get ANew View and start to focus on the powerful promises of God.

Even when it doesn’t look good at the moment… He promises to work ALL things out for our good!

—XXOO 😘 Michelle

Carry This Knowledge

Love is a great beautifier. ~Louisa May Alcott

Loving and being loved soften the hard edges of life.

No stormy day is really bleak when we share it with a loving friend.

No formidable challenge is too overwhelming when a loved one is nudging us forward, certain of our capacity to succeed.

And the mirror reflects brighter eyes and fewer lines when we carry the knowledge that we’re loved.

Let’s share this knowledge with someone else now and spread the beauty around us.

~ Worthy Of Love / Hazelden

Exclusive Trust

Many of us say that we place our trust in God but when push comes to shove, and suddenly things are not going how we expect them to go, that trust is quickly shifted to other things.

Like our own efforts and striving, the doctors diagnosis, popular opinions, a counselor or friends advice, our finances and resources or more countless alternatives that seem a bit more sure than an unseen God not moving as fast as we think He should.

Relying on false assurances is dangerous.

We must forsake all pride and confidence in other things and our own flesh and trust in God alone.

This type of trust takes great courage but it’s what is required of us.

God promises that when we make Him our exclusive trust we can expect to be Blessed.

Blessed is the one who makes the Lord his trust. ~ Psalm 40:4

~ XXOO 😘Michelle


“Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without enthusiasm.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You have to have a passion to see something great happen. That’s why you need to nurture your enthusiasm if you want to change.

If you say, “Well, I kind of, sort of, maybe want to change” it isn’t going to happen. If you say, “Well, I’d like to change in my spare time” it isn’t going to happen. But if you are passionate about your goal it will become reality.

Unfortunately, it’s easy to lose your enthusiasm. So how do you maintain it? Speaking from personal experience, it takes more than positive thinking or psycho cybernetics. It takes God in your life.

The word enthusiasm comes from two Greek words. The word en which means “in” and the word theos which is Greek for “God.” To be enthusiastic means to be “in God.”

When you get in God, you have enthusiasm deep in your heart.

The Apostle Paul tells us how to be enthusiastic in Romans 12:11-12, “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

“Joyful in hope” – even when things go wrong, hang on to your hope in God and it will give you joy.

“Patient in affliction” – Remain patient because you know God will use whatever you’re going through for good.

“Faithful in prayer” – When tough times come, you have a choice: you can either pray continually or you can panic. You can either be on your knees giving it to God, or you can give up.

Today’s Gift – Hazelden


So here’s what I think: The best thing you can do right now is to finish what you started last year and not let those good intentions grow stale. Your heart’s been in the right place all along. You’ve got what it takes to finish it up, so go to it. Once the commitment is clear, you do what you can, not what you can’t. The heart regulates the hands. This isn’t so others can take it easy while you sweat it out. No, you’re shoulder to shoulder with them all the way, your surplus matching their deficit, their surplus matching your deficit. In the end you come out even. As it is written, Nothing left over to the one with the most, Nothing lacking to the one with the least. I thank God for giving Titus the same devoted concern for you that I have. He was most considerate of how we felt, but his eagerness to go to you and help out with this relief offering is his own idea. We’re sending a companion along with him, someone very popular in the churches for his preaching of the Message. But there’s far more to him than popularity. He’s rock-solid trustworthy. The churches hand-picked him to go with us as we travel about doing this work of sharing God’s gifts to honor God as well as we can, taking every precaution against scandal. —2 Corinthians 8:10-20 MSG

Remove the derailing power of reactive living.

Planning is a form of intentionality, in advance of all other demands it says: this is what is going to happen.

If we don’t get intentional, guess what? It will less likely become a reality.

The intentionality of saying this matters means when the demands come, and they will, when weariness kicks in, and it does, the intentional choices become the way to keep what really matters from disappearing into the sea of everything else .

Intentionality makes decisions in the present that go ahead and help shape, and even secure our future.

#TodaysTakeaway from Breathe by Charlotte Gambill

Death Of A Fisherman

Do yourself a favor and grab this book by David Zailer – #DeathOfAFisherman

It is so deep and moving and life altering in such a good way.

A story of family faith and forgiveness. It will keep you engaged and you won’t be able to put it down.

If you love #NuggetDrops – it’s full of them – so grab a highlighter!

And some tissues — as you will feel God moving as you flip the pages.

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