God’s Amazing Grace

God’s Grace…

We have all heard it taught over and over. We have sung Amazing Grace so many times we probably don’t even think about the words anymore. And yet, His Grace is exactly what we are supposed to be thankful for!

Grace… is it sufficient for you? Is it a sweet sound to you? Amazing Grace – how sweet the sound!

So many verses about GRACE in the Word of God. Here are two of many…

Isaiah 54:8 I was angry for a moment and hid my face from you; but with everlasting grace I will have compassion on you,”says Adonai your Redeemer.

Titus 2:11 For God’s grace, which brings deliverance, has appeared to all people.

God’s Grace is woven throughout the entire Word of God. God, even when He was angry, when repentance occurred – He extended grace. It truly has appeared to all people.

The song Amazing Grace has been on my mind this weekend. Our family friend, Steph Carse, did this beautiful rendition and I believe it will bless you.

Do your best to truly soak in the words and let them bless you. Don’t just “sing it” or “listen just to listen.” The words are truly powerful.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

I once was lost, but now am found

Was blind but now I see

Was Grace that taught my heart to fear

And Grace, my fears relieved

How precious did that Grace appear

The hour I first believed

Through many dangers, toils and snares

We have already come

T’was Grace that brought us safe thus far

And Grace will lead us home

The Lord has promised good to me,

His Word my hope secures;

He will my Shield and Portion be,

As long as life endures.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years,

Bright shining as the sun,

We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise

Than when we’d first begun.

—John Newton pub. 1779

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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Pleading Your Case

It feels as if you give

one step forward

And a few steps back

The road looks so dark

With no light in sight

On and on you go

A dark cloud always following you

When last was joy your portion?

When last had victory knocked on your door?

You sigh ‘When God’?

Your mind a battleground

Your face tells a story of defeat

You are weary of the wait

Tired of the journey

Feels like you’re on your way nowhere

Hanging on to His promises

Your only hope

Darkness tries it best

To wheel you in

Sometimes it looks like

your enemies have won

Like they’re standing

with trophies of battles won

Don’t fix your eyes

on what you see

Smokescreens might look real

When I am not on the scene

This is a season

Where I am pleading your case

A season where I take vengeance for you

I have seen your tears

The price you had to pay

Enemies humiliated you

Laughing in your face

Not knowing that I see

the intent of their hearts

What they represent

is not of Me

Arise this day

position yourself

I am at work on your behalf

I have heard your petitions

I have heard your prayers

You just see what the enemy

wants you to see

I am a God of recompense

I will surely repay

I never slumber

I never sleep

What a man sows

He will also reap

I am a God of love

but I am also a holy God

I love justice and righteousness

It might look like

the enemy has won

Look again

My word is coming into fulfillment

Don’t give up now

You are closer to victory

then you think

The road I have asked

you to walk

Was not easy

Yet in the midst of many storms

You never gave up

When I asked you to surrender

I knew what I was doing

Your victory laid in your silence

completely trusting Me

Soon you will know all the answers

As it unfolds before your eyes

I am your ‘Jehu’ overthrowing

Every plot and plan

of the enemy

Look again

The battle has already been won

No one could touch you

Though they think that they did

Your battles were Mine

Valuable lessons had to be learnt

For you to represent Me

with your every turn

Your pain did not stop you

From doing My will

Every day you were ready

to complete your race

Tired, weak

but you never retreat

Showing Me

that Our love

was real

You will dance

You will leap

You will gather the spoils

You will walk through open doors

With My heart beating in you

You will represent Me well

For this journey had its purpose

You have passed your tests

For surely this is your time of recompense

~ Ebigale Wilson

Pleading Your Case

The Journey

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Uncharted Territories

I wish you could see yourself

the way I see you

I wish you could experience

the heights of My deep love for you

I wish you would visit

uncharted territories with Me

Trust Me even when you can’t see

I’ll be your guide

Leading you to quiet waters

I want your heart to beat

in rhythm with Mine

We will go on adventures

We will rule and we will reign

We will do the uncommon

Seize and take back

what was illegitimately stolen

Hand in hand

We will go deeper

Past the calm seas

Deeper still

Where faith becomes your anchor

Where hope becomes your compass

Where love becomes your norm

Waves will crash over you

Trying to derail you

but you will stay strong

Together we will overcome every obstacle

My gaze your only focus

Leading you further into the unknown

I have deposited My heart inside of you

I want you to see yourself the way I see you

I have called you to be brave

Called you to trust Me

Called you to do the impossible

in the midst of every storm

For you no longer live

I have full control

You are valuable

Precious in My sight

Step out beautiful one

Don’t cling to your past

Run your race diligently

Knowing that I will go before you

Making the crooked places straight

Remember that I am your biggest fan

I will never leave your side

My love has set you alight

To do the uncommon

To run with Me into the open seas

Exciting times awaits the burning ones

You are fearless

You are courageous

I have created you to invade and overthrow

the kingdom of darkness

To be brave in the fiercest battles

For it cannot stop you

No one can touch you

You were made to recover

what was stolen for too long

It’s time My sons and daughters

To rise up and step out

and take a hold of My hand

My love will be your norm

Leading you further and further

into the unknown.

~ Ebigale Wilson

Uncharted Territories

The Journey

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The Heart Of The Matter 


Ah, these times are so uncertain

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

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. 


Faith In Action 

Adversity is after you

You locking eyes

You want to run

You have no strength

You are bruised and weak

Too many battles, little strength

You feel like you’re the haunted one

That the enemy is never done

On and on he goes

It would be so much easier to run and hide

So much easier than to leave your mark

Then you hear His still small voice

Don’t give up!

Don’t give in!

You’ve come to far

Gone through too much

Won many battles

Please don’t give up!

Faith rise up within

You lock eyes with your King

You put your war song on 

You dance and worship

You praise and pray

You find the rhythm of His heart

Till you are aware of only Him

He rules your heart

He rules your mind

His voice forever calms your storms

You fight these battles one by one  

You can’t stop now

For if you would, future generations will be haunted with what you didn’t overcome

Your lessons learned will be their wisdom

Your lessons learned will grow their faith

Your lessons learned will catapult them into 

His arms of grace

They would want to know this God

Who carried you through the darkest nights

This God that stood by you when everyone left

They saw how your love for Him grew day by day

How you were mesmerised by His sweet love

They saw you facing battles unknown to many

Saw how His love for you made you brave

They saw how in the midst of pain and struggle

You arose above it, captivated by the gaze of your Beloved

They saw faith in action, day by day

~ Ebigale Wilson 

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A Seed Of Potential 

I am grounded in grace. 

I am rooted in Gods love. 

There is mercy in His name and He will not cut me down.

 He has planted a seed of potential and fruit will grow from me. 

I will use all of the dissapoitnments, all of the discouragements, all of the hurt, all of the times people left, all of the scraped knees as fertilizer. 

This harvest moon is a promise of Gods second coming. It is a sign that all of the promises that He has made are coming to pass.

~ Thomas Joel Trevino 

The Grace Of The Dance 

Maybe I should get out of bed and go to work. Maybe I should visit that church down the street. I don’t feel quite at ease; maybe I should talk to God and try to figure out what is going on in my heart.

Sometimes we wait for God to speak to us unmistakably and dramatically, when he is waiting on us to come to him in our quiet moments before the drama starts and before loud commands are needed to get our attention.

The problem may lie in our perception of God. We may see him as a God that needs to make himself dramatically known. We may see him as a God that is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to save the day and swoop in to deliver us in our hour of crisis. Maybe we need to see him as he was with Adam and Eve in the garden, walking and talking with them in the cool of the day, just enjoying sweet communion with his beloved.

Maybe he knows that if we only come to him in our moments of crisis, then our hearts really aren’t ready for a mature relationship with him. How do we feel when those we love only come to us when they are in a crisis and need something from us? We may help those we love when they are in need, but I think we would much prefer that they would come and develop a relationship with us before things in their life get out of hand. Randy Travis has a song that includes a line, “find the Lord before you need him”. Wise words, indeed!

Maybe we need to realize that Our God is a friendly God that likes having friends. Abraham was called a friend of God. Moses had an intimate face to face relationship with God. Enoch walked with God and pleased God and was saved from death. John was a disciple that Jesus loved, and his writings flow with intimate descriptions of Christ and insightful commands regarding walking in love and unity with God. 

We have heard it said that we need to listen for the still, small voice of God. It is true; the Almighty likes to whisper to us; he likes to nudge us in the right direction, and he delights when we become sensitive to his gentle ways and learn to dance with him.

Watch the artistic moves of the loving couple on the dance floor. The woman moves with her partner, and you never see a forceful, or clumsy manipulation by the man. They have learned to move as one. They have become accustomed to the grace of the dance. It is a delight to behold. It must be a delight to the dancers themselves. Let us learn to dance with Our Father.

                       ~ Brad Heilhecker 

Building Up

Today I was stacking stone at work and Holy Spirit was speaking to me about how we are each building blocks to build up the church. 

Jesus is our corner stone but we are the rest of the puzzle to the body. 

We are called to build one another up at all times in love. 

It’s a healthy reminder that we are not here for ourselves but we are here for the edifying and sharpening of our fellow brothers and sisters. So that, they may abound in Grace, peace, and Love. 

Always esteem others as higher than yourself and always put them first calling forth the good that God has originally put inside of them for the glorying of His name. 

“Under his control all the different parts of the body fit together, and the whole body is held together by every joint with which it is provided. So when each separate part works as it should, the whole body grows and builds itself up through love.” -Ephesians 4:16 GNB

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” -Ephesians 4:29 NKJV

                    ~Thomas Joel Trevino