Don’t let ANYTHING or ANYONE -but God define you.
Our God has the final word. Only He defines us.
You Define Me – Kim Walker Smith from On My Side Album.
However, I want you to know that it has only been since the beginning of this year that my writing ministry has taken off.
I used to write publicly for my local newspaper (faith articles) for 8 years. I had a very active ministry and was a licensed minister.
After 17years of a very unhealthy toxic marriage I went through a horrible divorce.
I gave up everything, including my ministries. I laid it all at Jesus feet. I was lied about, shunned, and condemned and ran into a cave by Jezebel and her cronies. I was completely stripped and devastated.
But Jesus never left me.
I have been in hiding and healing for the last 5 years. I have not served in any ministry nor have I become a member of any church. I have allowed the Holy Spirit to minister to me. I have been in a deep season of consecration fasting and prayer. It hasn’t all been spiritual though.
I was stubborn and God had and still has a lot of work to do in me. Years of ridicule, abuse, control and manipulation do not go away overnight.
Jesus has been such a gentleman and gently pulling one layer away at a time. I am sharing this with you because I want you to know that we all have our seasons that we must go through.
Some longer than others.
Over the last 2 years I became a Personal Trainer and opened my own fitness studio. It was a blessed business where I had to turn clients away I was so busy. But secretly I missed writing. God asked me to lay it down. So I did at the end of last year.
Since the beginning of March I have had more happen to me, through me and for me in ministry than I can even wrap my head around.
God is opening doors that I could never open on my own. He is making room for my gifts of writing and stretching me through making videos and teaching through webinars.
Friends, it is all happening so fast and I am in awe of what God is doing.
My prophetic voice has opened like never before.
God is RESTORING everything I lost and gave up. He is blessing me and I am so excited for this time.
I used to look at others being blessed and used by God and wonder, “when is my time Lord?”
Well, I can tell you the time is now. Many of you have experienced the same hardships, the same cave, the same wilderness time.
I am here to tell you that we are in a season of RESTORATION God is restoring.
He is paying you back. You will get back double for your trouble in less time. You are not going to have to work hard for these blessings. You won’t have to go looking for opportunities, they will come looking for you. Your time is now, your healing is now, your blessings are now, your opportunities are now!! We are in a season of NOW.
A season of suddenlies.
Get ready for the downpour.
God isn’t saying look at what I am GOING to do for you. No, He is saying, “look at what I HAVE done for you.”
You are going to be completely undone this year with Gods goodness. It will overtake you and you will be on your face in awe of His love for you.
Get ready NOW!
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. ~ Romans 8:28 NKJV
~ Gypsy Dallas-Smith
Year Of Restoration
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Psalm 107 The Message
1 Oh, thank God – he’s so good! His love never runs out. 2 All of you set free by God, tell the world! Tell how he freed you from oppression,3 Then rounded you up from all over the place, from the four winds, from the seven seas. 4 Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live, 5 Half-starved and parched with thirst, staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion. 6 Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God. He got you out in the nick of time; 7 He put your feet on a wonderful road that took you straight to a good place to live. 8 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves. 9 He poured great draughts of water down parched throats; the starved and hungry got plenty to eat. 10 Some of you were locked in a dark cell, cruelly confined behind bars, 11 Punished for defying God’s Word, for turning your back on the High God’s counsel – 12 A hard sentence, and your hearts so heavy, and not a soul in sight to help. 13 Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time.14 He led you out of your dark, dark cell, broke open the jail and led you out. 15 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves; 16 He shattered the heavy jailhouse doors, he snapped the prison bars like matchsticks! 17Some of you were sick because you’d lived a bad life, your bodies feeling the effects of your sin; 18 You couldn’t stand the sight of food, so miserable you thought you’d be better off dead. 19 Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. 20 He spoke the word that healed you, that pulled you back from the brink of death. 21 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves; 22 Offer thanksgiving sacrifices, tell the world what he’s done – sing it out! 23 Some of you set sail in big ships; you put to sea to do business in faraway ports. 24 Out at sea you saw God in action, saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean: 25 With a word he called up the wind – an ocean storm, towering waves!26 You shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out; your hearts were stuck in your throats. 27 You were spun like a top, you reeled like a drunk, you didn’t know which end was up. 28 Then you called out to God in your desperate condition; he got you out in the nick of time. 29 He quieted the wind down to a whisper, put a muzzle on all the big waves. 30And you were so glad when the storm died down, and he led you safely back to harbor.31 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves. 32Lift high your praises when the people assemble, shout Hallelujah when the elders meet! 33 God turned rivers into wasteland, springs of water into sunbaked mud; 34Luscious orchards became alkali flats because of the evil of the people who lived there. 35Then he changed wasteland into fresh pools of water, arid earth into springs of water, 36Brought in the hungry and settled them there; they moved in – what a great place to live! 37They sowed the fields, they planted vineyards, they reaped a bountiful harvest. 38 He blessed them and they prospered greatly; their herds of cattle never decreased. 39 But abuse and evil and trouble declined 40 as he heaped scorn on princes and sent them away. He gave the poor a safe place to live, 41 treated their clans like well-cared-for sheep. 42 Good people see this and are glad; bad people are speechless, stopped in their tracks. 43 If you are really wise, you’ll think this over – it’s time you appreciated God’s deep love.
A Desperate Call
As you can see in this one passage of the scriptures in Psalms that there is no calamity that is too hard for God to breakthrough and help you. You are NOT too far gone to be brought back.
Despisers of God
All these types of people in this particular passage cried out and asked God for help. God heard their desperate call and delivered them.
Send out your SOS to God to rescue you!!
Run back to Him.
Come To The Altar by Elevation
Jesus is calling…
Come to the Altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ
Listen in and see that you are not too far from God to be found. Not only does He save you, but He restores what was lost.
Bonus: He increases your everything!!
His deep love is waiting for you.
That’s ENOUGH – means you have reached an acceptable amount.
But what really is Enough?
ENOUGH – means adequate for the want or need; sufficient for the purpose or to satisfy desire:
So why do we always throw in those doubt words…..
Coulda Shoulda Woulda
Why do we keep buying the lie that we are not worthy enough, smart enough, pretty enough, talented enough, loved enough, liked enough, old enough, young enough, have enough or do enough.
Why can’t ENOUGH just be ENOUGH
No second guessing
Just Simply Take God at His Word!
You ARE adequate and sufficient for His purpose because He says you are.
You Are Enough because He is ENOUGH
~XXOO Michelle Bollom
For His divine power has bestowed on us absolutely everything necessary for a dynamic spiritual life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has bestowed on us His precious and magnificent promises of inexpressible value, so that by them you may escape from the immoral freedom that is in the world because of disreputable desire, and become sharers of the divine nature. ~ 2. Peter 1:3-4 AMP
You know when a word hits and just keeps bouncing and boomeranging around until it lands….
Well that is what has happened with Mundane.
The quick definition is-
Mundane: Common, ordinary, lacking excitement or interest, dull
I was asking the Lord what He was trying to show me with this word…
Today I got this phrase upon waking ….
My Messages & Miracles Come in the Mundane
I knew Daddy was Downloading to me but I had not stopped long enough to do the full unpacking.
A new friend shared on Facebook tonight that
David found his destiny while searching for his dad’s lost donkeys.
She even mentioned that word…
So I want to encourage you all as you pack those lunches, wipe those counters, wash those dishes, fold those mountains of clothes, care for your children or parents or spouses or whatever it is you find yourself to be stuck in over and over like the movie GroundHog Day…
Don’t despise the mundane.
Mundane is where God is conditioning you.
Mundane is where God is preparing you.
Mundane is where God is building you.
Mundane is where God is growing you.
Mundane is where God is refining you.
Mundane is where God is restoring you.
Every day, every moment, every second of the common, ordinary and even dull duties- those mundane moments are what is birthing God’s messages and miracles.
I love this great quote:
“The glory of tomorrow is rooted in the drudgery of today.
Many people want the glory without the cross, and the shining light without the burning fire, but crucifixion comes before coronation.”~ Streams In The Desert
So don’t throw away your confidence—it brings a great reward.
You need to endure so that you can receive the promises after you do God’s will. ~ Hebrews 10:36-37
My friends, we are not those who give up hope and so are lost; but we are of the company who live by faith and so are saved. ~Hebrews 10:39 VOICE
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
For your light has come
For too long you have hidden yourself
Behind your pain and your shame
Behind your past and your mistakes
Behind your hurt and your shortcomings
Come out from behind the veil
Its time for you to step into My plans for you
Its time for you to step into My heart for you
Its time to run with Me,
Into the new I have for you
Don’t underestimate yourself
I qualify those I call
I love using the weak and foolish to confound the wise
I will lift you up and by My Spirit
We will run into the unknown
You will discover what I have planted in you
The gifts, talents, dreams and creativity
will flow like waves from you
It is time to give what I have given you away
No more delays!!
Men look at the outer appearance,
But I look at your heart
And I have found you worthy of My love
Worthy of the calling on your life
Lock eyes with Me
Put your hand in My hand
And know that I will lead you
every step of the way
By My Spirit you will move and speak
By My Spirit you will dance and sing
By My Spirit you will do the impossible
So come this day, trade your pain for healing
Trade your mourning for joy
Trade your past for a new beginning
I will heal your heart
I will restore to you the years
that the enemy has stolen from you
You will once again sing and rejoice in Me
When I am done with you,
you won’t know yourself
I love using the rejected ones,
the no name brands,
the ones everyone gave up on,
because I know that
they will give Me the glory
for changing their story
So arise this day My glorious bride and step into everything I have for you
~ Ebigale Wilson
The Faith Factor is registering high and you can conquer anything. Or maybe it is at its lowest possible degree of belief. I found myself high in believing for great things one day and then low without a thought towards any good thing another day.
This is what I have discovered on this roller coaster ride this past month.
You DON’T really know how much faith you have until a circumstance or crisis knocks on your “faith” door. It is usually a NEW circumstance. One that you might not have ever faced before.
Most of the times you don’t even recognize that you are operating in fear and not faith in the these new situations.
You have a choice.
A new circumstance comes a knocking….👊🏼👊🏼
Do I open my heart and allow faith to take control over the crisis or circumstance?
Do I slam the “faith” door? Then take over and attempt to manage the crisis or circumstance in fear or worry.
We can even gather up our closest troops to help us manage the situation in prayer or discussions that we think will lead us to an answer or a solution.
I tried all these when my new circumstance came a knocking. At first it brought me temporary relief to go over and over my frustrations and concerns with listening ears. It helped to pray and calm myself down with friends. These things are helpful to a point. I think God was waiting and waiting for me to just ask Him about the situation and ask Him what His thoughts were in the matter. Why do we wait so long before we really ask God what’s up??
He woke me up during the most inconvenient time in the middle of a night to give me answers to the questions I was asking. Maybe because I was still and not complaining to Him did He finally respond back the me.
I got up and wrote down some frustrations about the person I was worried about. He reminded me to look back at the scriptures where I had inserted this persons name. Some were from years ago and some were recent.
He reminded me who God is, was and always will be. His Word does not return void and is sharper than any two edged sword.
Faithful is His name
I don’t have to put my trust in the person I was fretting over or anyone else surrounding that situation.
I just needed to trust and put my trust in a Faithful God.
He had proven to be Faithful.
That was enough.
Bottom line, He whispered into my spirit…
“Do you want to keep walking in fear or do you want to enter into my door of Faith?”
My faith at that point had plummeted into fear and was turning into anger.
I needed to do the exchange.
Trade in my fear for faith and quit complaining about the situation.
If only I had done this two weeks earlier, I would not have wasted so much sleep, time and energy.
Many of us can quote all the scriptures on faith and how we are to cast all our cares upon Him. It is not until we BECOME what we say and read that the exchange happens. Fear for faith. It is just empty words on a page or meaningless words we utter until we BECOME the Word.
I’m not talking about becoming God or Jesus. We become “Christ in us” the hope of glory. We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. Somehow it must move from our head to our hearts. The “faith” must start pumping through our blood which gives us life. I don’t have it all figured out yet!! I do know once I walked through that door of faith, I was no longer worried and I found rest.
Do I have to keep doing this??
Yes, yes and yes!!!
I think in those weeks you could describe me as a bit of roller coaster ride. One day I was high with my hands in the air praising God. The next day I was headed down that same track holding on for dear life screaming get me off this ride.
I did get off that ride and walked on to the next one.
It is called…
God is Faithful, hop on!!
The seats are lined in scriptures and the lap bars are locked with Love.
That’s a whole another part of the faith journey. God is faithful and God is love.
Hold on tight,