Dare To Dream 

What Dreams do you have? 


Sometimes opportunities can come and reveal Dreams that we had forgot we had. 


We must Dream Big and Pray Big! 


Surround yourself with Dream Pushers not Dream Crushers. 


How can we pray for you and your Dreams? 


                ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

ABC’s Of Faith 


I recently listened to a sermon series and heard the pastor refer to the ABC’s or building blocks of Faith.

The building blocks of Faith 

A-agree

B-believe

C-confess

The word of God over your life and circumstances in order to build your faith.  

I got an image of a child playing with blocks and how sometimes they are put out of order. Like for example the C first, which sometimes we do have to confess the word in order to begin to really believe the word and to finally come into total agreement with the word.  

I loved this visual and simple analogy.   

Sometimes it is not enough to just believe, we must agree and confess also. It doesn’t matter what order they come in as long as you have these basic ABC’s. 

So I encourage you; when you are unsure of your circumstances or how something could possibly ever turn around or change – go to your building blocks- come back to the ABC’s of Faith. Begin to Agree, Believe, and Confess the Word of God over your life and circumstances and you will see your Faith build and grow. 

Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see. 

I dare you- I double dog dare you to give it a try! 

for we walk by faith, not by sight living our lives in a manner consistent with our confident belief in God’s promises—   ~2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP 
               ~XXOO Michelle Bollom

The Lord’s Prayer Challenge 

  
My family and I are doing this Challenge during the Lent Season that begins tomorrow and runs to Easter Sunday. We are hoping to make this become a new daily routine. 

We are not about removing the same ole things (sweets, fried foods, sodas, junk foods, etc.) as much as our focus is about adding some new practices to grow deeper in the Lord.  

We are reciting the short version upon waking and before going to bed each day and we are setting an alarm for mid day or lunch time to recite the longer version daily.  

This will be in addition to our regular quiet and devotion time we practice already. 

We are hoping that it will allow us to go much deeper in prayer by praying the Lord’s Prayer differently and daily.  

Join us! ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

*Set alarm and recite these 3 X a day during Lent

Short version 

Morning/Night 

My Heavenly Father, may Your name be holy in me,

May Your kingdom rule my life

May Your will control me

May You be sovereign on earth as You are in heaven

Give me daily bread for today’s need

Forgive my debts as I forgive my debtors

Lead me not into temptation

Protect me from the evil one

Your kingdom rules in my life, Your power can do anything, and Your glory is forever and ever. Amen

Longer version 

Middle Day/Lunch Time 

Our Father who art in heaven… May Your name be hallowed in my duties today… As Your name is hallowed in heaven.

Thy kingdom come… May You reign in my life on earth as You rule heaven.

Thy will be done… In my studying… Teaching… Counseling… As Your will is done perfectly in heaven. 

Give me daily bread… For my physical strength… For all my needs this day.

Forgive me my sins… And the consequences of my sins… Including my actions and intent… And forgive others as You have forgiven me.

Lead me not into temptation… Don’t let sin overwhelm me, but give me victory today.

Deliver me from the evil one… Protect me from physical and spiritual harm.

For thine is the kingdom… I recognize Your sovereign control of my life.

For thine is the power… I recognize Your ability to do these things.

For thine is the glory… I give You credit for every answer.

In Jesus’ name…

Amen. 

Taken from book: Praying The Lord’s Prayer For Spiritual Breakthrough by Elmer L. Towns 

Steadily And Deeply 

  
Steadily and Deeply. Those two words jumped out at me today. 

My first 40 day fasting experience is almost over.  It really has been steady and deep.  
I did not think I could ever do this.  
Which, in actuality, I really didn’t.  
It was ALL God that did it!

I just obeyed Him and the Spirit and stopped giving in to my flesh. 
When we begin to live in that Altar’d state, we will begin to live so much more steadily and deeply.  

Today’s verse is: 

This is how we know we’re living steadily and deeply in Him, and He in us: He’s given us life from His life, from His very own Spirit. Also, we’ve seen for ourselves and continue to state openly that the Father sent His Son as Savior of the world. Everyone who confesses that Jesus is God’s Son participates continuously in an intimate relationship with God. We know it so well, we’ve embraced it heart and soul, this love that comes from God. ~ 1 John 4:13 

Lord, thank You for steady and deep. Thank You for the guidance and leading to do this fast. I not only have reaped so many health benefits, but the spiritual growth has been phenomenal. Thank You that when I take trust off myself and place it rightfully on You where it should be, You can work on my behalf.  

                ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Strength For The Journey 

  
I am half way through my fasting experience. I can’t say it has been easy or effortless; but I can say it has been much easier than I imagined and so very worth it.  

The scale is down almost 20 pounds. I feel so much better. My time with God is like on steroids! I can hear Him so clearly now. I have developed a much deeper spiritual walk and a deeper love for God and His word.   

God is continuing to be faithful.  

Today is 24 for 24.  

I love this verse!

If you are right with God, He strengthens you for the journey; the Eternal will be pleased with your life.~ Psalm 37:23 The VOICE 

Lord, strengthen me for the journey. May I always seek To obey You and Your word so that I am always in right-standing with You. Continue to remove my flesh responses and replace them with only Spirit responses. Thank You for Your faithfulness, Your mercy, and Your grace. Help me to continue to run my race well. Amen. 

                     ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 
  

Story

  
 

Define

Story can be defined as an account of past events in someone’s life or in the evolution of something.

 

Affirm

Psalms 107:2 “Let the redeemed of the Lord tell their story— those he redeemed from the hand of the foe.

 

Recall

Yesterday’s post encouraged me to write today’s post. Stephanie asked us the following question “Have you released the power and freedom that comes with telling people what God has done in your life”

 

God has been so amazing in my life he has helped me in so many ways and maybe he has helped you too. I decided to quantify my experiences by using the words below.

 

My life has changed from:

 

Adversity to Adequacy

Broken to Blessed

Calamity to Calmness

Defiant to Destiny

Empty to Evolved

Fearful to Fearless

Guilty to Guilt-free

Hardened to Humility

Inadequacy to Inspired

Judgement to Joy

Knocked-out to Knowledgeable

Lonely to Loved

Miserable to Motivated

Neglected to Nourished

Offended to Obedient

Pain to Promise

Quarrels to Quenched

Rejected to Renewed

Sorrow to Saved

Tormented to Talented

Undeserving to Unified

Victimized to Victorious

Worried to Whole

Yucky to Youthful

Zapped to Zealous

 

My life has evolved so much within this past year; because I made a choice to give it over to GOD. I became free a year ago and I am redeemed. God encourages the redeemed to share their story as well. How has God changed your life?

 

 

 

Exercise:

Dear God,

Thank you for being so amazing in my life. Thank you so much for showing up so amazingly and abundantly more than I could ask or ever think. I love you!

 

Commit to the challenge. I DARE you.

                      Lereca Monik

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