How To Grow Your Blog

How do you grow your blog?

One step, one moment, one person, one blog post, one follower, one like, one view, one comment, one connection, one day at a time.

We don’t worry about how it will grow because God has called us to it, He will make it grow.

It is not about the numbers for us, it’s about the encounters!

We want to Thank all of you, our followers, for your support. We appreciate you all very much.

We can’t believe that this all started in June 2014 and here we are still Blogging!

—XXOO Michelle Bollom & The Restored Ministries Team

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

Relationships 

  
Relationship

R – Respect

E – Emotional

L – Loving

A – Attention

T – Trust

I – Initiative

O – Openness

N – Nurturing

S – Sharing

H – Honor

I – Investing

P – Partnership

Relationship is the single most important “skill” that each one of us must learn, and the process starts the moment we are born and continues until the day we die. 
It is impossible to master this skill, because it is different with everyone and is always changing! We live and learn and grow and improve and meet new people and have new experiences and all of this affects our relationships with one another! 

 We build our character through the relationships we have with our family, friends, co-workers and everyone we come into contact with on a daily basis. 

Out of all the relationships we have, the one that we must all strive to enrich and grow is our relationship with God. He is the one that matters most and will help us with all the other relationships in our lives. 

 He will give us the insight that we need to “master the skill” of relating with one another.

The bible is the best book to learn and study about how to build great relationships and Jesus is the best role model of all.

So in your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:5

So in everything do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Matthew 7:12

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength, and love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:29-31 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

~ Deb Hicks 

http://www.bowlofsplendor.com 

Desire 

  
Worthy Thought: 

 We should desire spiritual food more than physical food.

Matthew 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ” Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from mouth of God.”

God will strengthen your inner person when you read, meditate and obey the Word. 

Once we see our need for God’s Word as spiritual food, we begin to grow spiritual nourishment and this will lead us to grow in Christ. 

Feeding on His Word will bring joy to our hearts and He will give you what you need to face your struggles ahead.

                 ~Angela Lipe-Pattengill 

Come On And Follow 

  
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow


Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow…….
Love this song!
And a great big Thank You to all our followers too! 
Enjoy- ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Follow You By Ben Rector 
Lyrics:
Go on, lay your troubles down

Set your feet on solid ground

Peace deep as I have found

I wanna follow you
Come on, all you weak and weary

Come round now if you can hear me

Poor, sick, and God-fearing

I wanna follow you

I said I wanna follow you
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Go on, leave your worries, too

Not a bit of good they do

There’s a word that’s coming through

Go on, leave your worry, too
So I call your name in the middle of the night

I wanna know can you hear my cries?

June heat and moonlight

I wanna follow you

I said I wanna follow you
Leave all your trouble

Leave all your sorrow

Set down your burden

Come on and follow

Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Set your burdens down

Set your burdens down

Set your burdens down
Leave all of your trouble

Leave all of your sorrows

Set your burdens

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Leave all of your trouble

Leave all of your sorrows

Set down your burdens

Come on and follow
Come on, heavy laden

Don’t wait for tomorrow

Come on, my brother

Come on and follow
Come on, my brother

Come on and follow

  

Growing

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One step, one moment, one person, one blog post, one follower, one like, one view, one comment, one connection at a time.

We don’t worry about how it will grow- God has called us to it, He will make it grow.

It is not about the numbers for us, it’s about the encounters!

We want to Thank all of you, our followers, for your support. We appreciate you all very much!

Looking forward to a great New Year.
XXOO
The Restored Ministries Team

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The Key To Success

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When you’re busy pleasing God you will have no room to please people.
Pleasing people for fear of upsetting them is not truly loving them. Being a people pleaser allows you to operate in a false, non-genuine state. You walk on eggshells, you feel guilty for their sadness and obligated for their happiness. It is exhausting! People can be addicted to the response they get from other people trying to agree, encourage and build them up. It is a draining never-ending cycle. It takes up valuable energy and time and prevents you from doing what God wants you to do.

Jesus did not say that we have to coddle and please people; He said to Love people.

The best way to really love someone is to be honest with them and set boundaries. You don’t have to buy into their drama.

Those that matter will appreciate your honesty, respect the boundaries, be willing to grow, and change. Those that don’t – well, it just may be time for the ole “Gift of Goodbye!”

Not everyone is going where God is calling you.

Not everyone is beneficial to our growth. Sometimes the sucker branches have to be pruned to allow for new growth and better fruit to develop.

It is time for us to stop being distracted by those “sucker branch” people, find our words, set boundaries, and stop compromising our true self by trying to please people.

Let us get busy doing and being all God wants us to be! ~XXOO Michelle Bollom

Live your God ordained life, not just a counterfeit version to keep people happy. ~ Joyce Meyer

So that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,~ Colossians 1:10 NIV

For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.~ 1 Thessalonians 2:4 NLT

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. ~ John 15:1-2 NIV