I’m Just Getting Started 

Thrown down but not defeated

I’m worn out but not giving up

I’ve hit ground but even at rock bottom

I’m just getting started, 

Yea, I’m just getting started 

Every valley made me lift my eyes up

Every burden only made me stronger

Every sorrow only made Your joy go

Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

Every mountain is making me a climber

Every giant is calling out a fighter

Every heartache only makes Your love go

Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

This is a great song with amazing lyrics.

May you be encouraged to keep going deeper and deeper with God.

~ XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Deeper by Meredith Andrews 
Lyrics:

I have kicked up the dust

 and the dirt on the narrow road


I have had to let go of some hurt to hold on to hope
I’ve watched the sunset before the promise came


I have waded through waters wide and walked through the flame


And I can say

Every valley made me lift my eyes up


Every burden only made me stronger


Every sorrow only made Your joy go


Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper


I will run like I’m out to win, and finish the race


For every battle that’s sure to come I will be brave
I’ve got my heart set on every word You say


And no matter what lies ahead You’ll make a way
And I will say


Every valley made me lift my eyes up


Every burden only made me stronger


Every sorrow only made Your joy go


Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper

Every mountain is making me a climber


Every giant is calling out a fighter

Every heartache only makes Your love go
Deeper and deeper, deeper, and deeper
Thrown down but not defeated

I’m worn out but not giving up

I’ve hit ground but even at rock bottom

I’m just getting started, Yea, I’m just getting started 

Deep Calls To Deep 

Deep calls to deep 

at the roar of your waterfalls; 

all your breakers 

and your waves 

have gone over me.

By day the Lord commands 

his steadfast love, 

and at night 

his song is with me, 

a prayer to the God of my life.

Psalms 42:7-8 ESV

If you are anything like me, every once in a while, it is comforting to know there is a safe place that I can sit and be still (in the Lord). 

It’s where I find respite from my daily routine, my wandering thoughts, and the future that is unknown…..I can find solace here, even if I fall away just for a moment. I can soak in the presence of God and connect to peace that he provides to me within. May the Highest Above call us to a deeper place with him. Today, may we rest in his steadfast love.

~ Baring His Beauty,

   Tiffany Thomas 

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