No make up
Just You! The Real You!
Conference also runs Saturday at 11 am & 2 pm.
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
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)
So live in me today that I will be able to radiate Your love and grace, Jesus.
Living In His Power~Billy Graham
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
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
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
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.
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 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….
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
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“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.
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