This One Thing 

We’re transformed by This One Thing…
I awoke with this lyric rolling around my head from the chorus of Spirit Move by Kalley Heiligenthal of Bethel Music. 

We are fixed on this one thing

To know Your goodness and see Your glory

We’re transformed by this one thing

To know Your presence and see Your beauty

So like the rain come drench us in love


Let Your power rush in like a flood

So come and blow on through


Spirit move, we’re ready for You


To come and blow on through


Come and do what only You can do

This One Thing…

The Spirit of God…The Holy Spirit is what moves and transforms us.
        
~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

My Song 



This is my story

This is my song

Praising my Savior

All the day long

                    What’s your song? 
    
                ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Praise Will Be My Song 

By Bryan & Katie Torwalt

When all I have is just a whisper

You breathe in me a new song

You take me back and I’ll remember

The joy of my first love
Praise will be my song

How can I contain it?

I cannot contain this love
For what we lacked

Your blood has covered

What we get is what You paid for

‘Cause through Your death our lives reborn

The joy of our salvation
I’ll shout out

I will sing of Your love for me

As You reach out

I can feel You all around

Bravery 


I am always left in awe at the blessings the Lords gives to me. They are so great in number that I could not list them all here, but in so many instances I do not deserve them.

 However, the Lord loves me more than I could ever comprehend, and He blesses me anyway.  

I recently heard this amazing song on the radio entitled “You Make Me Brave” by Amanda Cook and Bethel Music. 

 The lyrics of the song start by saying the love of the Lord is for us, and He is the One who makes us brave enough to endure and conquer the trials of life. God is for us–He is not against us. And Christ made a way for everyone to know Him in this life. He is our Champion.  
 

It is so incredible to know that we have Someone to turn to, and that we do not have to be afraid. No matter what we may be facing in life, each of us can run into the arms of grace–Jesus Christ.  

 
There have been so many times in my own life where the Lord has had to make me brave. 

 Honestly though, His strength is the only reason I have been able to endure anything.

 I am so grateful to know His grace and mercy are ever present, and that when life gets too tough, I can go “beyond the shore into His grace.”  

~ Heather Snyder
“You Make Me Brave”
I stand before You now

The greatness of your renown

I have heard of the majesty and wonder of you

King of Heaven, in humility, I bow


As Your love, in wave after wave

Crashes over me, crashes over me

For You are for us

You are not against us

Champion of Heaven

You made a way for all to enter in


I have heard You calling my name

I have heard the song of love that You sing

So I will let You draw me out beyond the shore

Into Your grace

Your grace


You make me brave

You make me brave

You call me out beyond the shore into the waves

You make me brave

You make me brave

No fear can hinder now the love that made a way


You make me brave

You make me brave

You call me out beyond the shore into the waves

You make me brave

You make me brave

No fear can hinder now the promises you made

You make me brave

You make me brave

No fear can hinder now the love that made a way



Better Than Lipstick 

  
I am not a lipstick wearer. Very rarely do I pull out the lipstick. I am more of a Chapstick or tinted lip balm kind of girlie. I used to have an obsession with having to have it everywhere and constantly putting it on my lips. 

My sister says a funny phrase 

“A little lipstick and paint will make a woman what she ain’t.”
 

Although I love that phrase, there is only One thing that can do that plus many more amazing things when it is on our lips… 

Praise! 

 You can never praise God enough.  

Praise is always better than lipstick. 
When you keep praise on your lips, your lips will not only be beautiful, your whole life will be transformed.  
Try it! 
Put it on today! 

No need to stress over color matching, it is always the perfect shade.  

                     ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

“Ever Be” Bethel 
Your love is devoted like a ring of solid gold 

Like a vow that is tested like a covenant of old 

Your love is enduring through the winter rain 

And beyond the horizon with mercy for today


Faithful You have been and faithful you will be

You pledge yourself to me and it’s why I sing


Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips 

Your praise will ever be on my lips, ever be on my lips


You Father the orphan

Your kindness makes us whole

You shoulder our weakness

And Your strength becomes our own

You’re making me like you

Clothing me in white

Bringing beauty from ashes

For You will have Your bride
Free of all her guilt and rid of all her shame

And known by her true name and it’s why I sing


You will be praised You will be praised

With angels and saints we sing worthy are You Lord 

You will be praised You will be praised

With angels and saints we sing worthy are You Lord

 

Nearness 

 

My song of the past two weeks is “Nearness by Bethel Music. It is on their latest album, “We Will Not Be Shaken”. 

If you are wondering where God is today and if He hears your cries. 

If you are frustrated because you can’t seem to find the answers to your questions. 

Or maybe you just need to be reminded that God is good and does indeed hear your prayers. 

Listen to this song. But first ask God to speak to you about your own circumstances and be ready to write down His responses to you. 

Get the tissues for your issues!!
He will wipe away every tear of disappointment and fear. 
Pass Him the box and allow Him to walk through your pain to gain insight and understanding. 

“Nearness” 
by Bethel Music 

I stand with so many questions
But You know all of the answers
And whether this side of Heaven
I know that You are the Healer

And my heart will stay steadfast
I know that You are good
And my heart will stay steadfast
I know that You are good

[Chorus:]
Comforter You are to me
Shelter from the cold
Constant how You carry me
Never letting go
You are with me 

Your voice holds me together 
When I feel like I’m falling apart
I place my world in Your hands
You come and steady my heart

I feel you in the stillness 
I know that You are good 
I feel you in the stillness
I know that You are good 

[Chorus x2]

My heart will stay steadfast 
I know that You are good 
[x2]

I feel You in the stillness
I know that You are good
[x2]

Emmanuel God with us
Emmanuel God with us

The link below is one minute and 38 seconds long. Listen in as the singer Jenn Johnson explains how this song was written in response to circumstances in her life and others. 

http://youtu.be/YANgrUXEJMk

The link to the song below:



http://youtu.be/w4DzchgqhEk

Light On,
   Kelley Allison
    John1:4-5