The Real You Conference 

Starts Tomorrow – Spring Texas – Join Us! 
7 pm CST Friday 10/13/17 The Glory Hub 22628 Kuykendahl Spring Texas – NW Houston area. 

No make up 

No bling

Just You! The Real You! 

Conference also runs Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm. 

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Steadfast 


Every Thursday night we meet for our Recovery Ministry that we have been doing for almost 9 years. 

Between Studies we are filling in with a great type of Soaking series on each step. Here are some takeaway’s from Step 6 for this weeks #WorthyThoughtWednesday 

Worthy Thought: renew a steadfast spirit within me. 

Step 6- Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

Our personal potential is stunted if we don’t change. 

Transformation-To change condition, nature, function, and identity. 
The vital matter in our transformation is prayer

          Expect God to act on our behalf

         Don’t lose patience in the process. 

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me.-Isaiah 51:10 NIV

Steadfast: Resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. Firmly fixed in place -immovable, Not subject to change, firm in belief, determination, adherence, loyal.

Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord. – Zechariah 4:6 
         ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
Taken from The 12 Steps To Serenity Series 
Image by Colin Rex – Unsplash / Over 

Heart Purity 

Jesus had a humble heart. If He abides in us, pride will never dominate our lives. 

Jesus had a loving heart. If He dwells within us, hatred and bitterness will never rule us. 

Jesus had a forgiving and understanding heart. If He lives within us, mercy will temper our relationships with our fellowmen. 

Jesus had an unselfish heart. If He lives in us, selfishness will not predominate, but service to God and others will come before our selfish interests. 

You say, “That’s a big order!” I admit that. 

It would be impossible if you had to measure up to Him in your own strength and with your natural heart. 

Paul recognized that he could never attain this heart purity by his own striving. 

Christ is the one who gives me the strength I need to do whatever I must do. (Philippians 4:13 ERV)

Daily Prayer:

So live in me today that I will be able to radiate Your love and grace, Jesus. 

 Living In His Power~Billy Graham

Endless Love 

I have never known You

I heard about You, yes

I now know there’s a big difference 

in knowing someone and 

hearing about someone

I heard that You raised the dead

That You healed the sick

That You died for my sin on a cross

You did this all for the sake of love

It’s hard for me to wrap my mind around this

Maybe for the fact that I grew up 

without a dad

Not just physically, 

but mentally and emotionaly

I needed a dad desperately

To show and tell me my worth

I guess that is why I tried to fill the void 

in my heart with “stuff” at first

I thought that the ‘cutting’ would 

calm the raging demons within

Then I thought that a ‘tattoo’ would 

make people notice me

Yet no one took the time to know me

I felt so worthless

Like I didn’t belong 

My dreams buried under 

my pain and my shame

I am someone’s daughter

I am someone’s sister

Someone’s friend

My self worth was zero

The void in my heart pushed 

me further into the dark

Clinging to dead things

To numb the pain

Then I got involved with the ‘wrong crowd’

We all were in a search to fit in

With our different masks

We could happily play the part

Then I started to experiment with ‘drugs’ 

To patch up this deep dark hole within

I drifted further and further away 

from the life I once knew

With demon’s convincing and alluring me

To unknown territories

I never thought I would visit

People noticed me now 

Yes, but it was for the wrong reasons

I was selling my soul for free

To numb the pain

To be known

Yet, no one took the time to

stop for a moment

To look past my outer appearance

To see the desperate, lonely soul within

After the drugs, the sex, the stuff

The void grew bigger

It took me too long to realize 

that no person or drug can fill this void

It was reserved for Jesus alone

I heard that this Jesus loved sinners

The woman at the well

The woman caught in adultery

Even Rehab the prostitute

knew that He had the power 

to set her free

Desperation brought me to my knees

When I felt so abandoned, rejected

Alone on the streets

No way of escape

My heart as cold as the frost on my face

His name I whispered in the darkest of nights

It was time to let go of the fight within

Though demons still tried to draw me in

You didn’t care how filthy I was

You didn’t care that I was dressed in rags

When my shame wanted me to run 

back to my past

You lifted my head 

looked into my dead eyes

And for the first time in my life

I saw what You knew all along

That I was deeply loved 

and beautiful in the eyes of my King

Your presence invaded my whole being

Every demon was set to flight

When You nursed my broken heart back to life

My heart was finally free

The moment when I encountered 

Your endless love for me

~ Ebigale Wilson

    Endless Love

    The Journey

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The Heart Of The Matter 


Ah, these times are so uncertain

There’s a yearning undefined

And People filled with rage

We all need a little tenderness

How can love survive in such a graceless age?…

There are people in your life

Who’ve come and gone

They let you down

You know they hurt your pride

You better put it all behind you baby

‘Cause life goes on

You keep carryin’ that anger

It’ll eat you up inside baby…

I’ve been tryin’ to get down

To the heart of the matter

Because the flesh will get weak

And the ashes will scatter

So, I’m thinkin’ about forgiveness

Forgiveness…..

Don Henley The Eagles – Heart Of The Matter 

Recently a friend posted this and said this song will preach….. I fully agree! 

          ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
Check out the video and really read the lyrics. 


Two Important Questions 


Continually ask yourself the following two questions when dealing with others. 

1. Has this person been placed in my life as a GIFT to help me GROW? 

2. Has this person been placed in my life to DERAIL me from my DESTINY?

Evaluate whether your relationships are growing you or simply derailing you. 

Are they faucets pouring into your life or a drain sucking everything out? 

Make sure you are not staying just to be tolerated-good healthy and growing relationships celebrate each other. 

               ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Oh I Still …

Oh I still remember this date although we haven’t celebrated each other for a good while now 

Oh I still ponder how offense crept in and envy coupled with life’s storms unraveled the bond we once shared

Oh I still believe that one pressed in to Him at all costs and one chose to become bitter by the hand they were dealt

Oh I still mourn the happier memories but also have come to realize many were not as authentic and genuine as they appeared

Oh I still pray that they will take off their performance pretend perfect masks they wear and admit they took Satan’s bait and get free

Oh I still count the blessings of what I have now gained through the hard lesson that this pain caused me 

Oh I still choose to forgive them fully knowing hurting people hurt people and some choose opinions more than their obedience to God

Oh I still praise God and put Him first over anyone and everything, trusting His protection that comes through rejection

Oh I still would not change a thing….

                         Because 

Oh I still know that not everyone can go where God calls us and some have to be left behind so that we can truly learn to fly. 

              ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 
             Lead Image from Pinterest 

ANew View Replay Links 

In case you have missed any of our #ANewView episodes – here are the replay links for you! 

#Growing #Journey #ANewView1

#GetConnected #DivineConnections #ANewView2

#SharingIsCaring #ANewView3

#TheRealYou #ANewView4

#BetterTwogether #ANewView5

#DreamsTakeHustle #ANewView6

#ShameFree #ANewView7

#BeYOUtiful #ANewView8 

#DontBuyTheLie #ANewView9 

#TheDelusion #nowisee #ANewView10

#TheDelusion #nowisee #ANewView11

#TheDelusion #Purity #nowisee #ANewView12

#SocialMedia #SpeakLife #GoodBadBeBetter #TheGoodOfSocialMedia #ClickWithCompassion #ANewView13

#SocialMedia #TheBadOfSocialMedia #SpeakLife #GoodBadBeBetter #ClickWithCompassion #ANewView14

Limit 

lim·it

ˈlimit

noun

1. a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass.

2. a restriction on the size or amount of something permissible or possible.

Many things have limits but only God promises to love us without limits. 

                ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Walk Beside Me

You’re blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by GOD. You’re blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That’s right—you don’t go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, GOD, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I’d never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I’m going to do what you tell me to do; don’t ever walk off and leave me.” ~‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:1-8‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for building relationship with me and inviting me to know you more. Teach me to walk beside you. Bless me at each and every step. Guide me when I get off course, so that I may be righteous in your eyes. When I look back I don’t want a heart of regret. Stay with me and never leave. I desire to be all that you ever wanted me to be. ~ In Jesus name Amen.

Baring His Beauty

Tiffany Thomas