Claim Your Promises

This image on Unsplash with the rainbow sitting inside the hand reminds me of the quote and song – “Every Promise In The Bible Is Mine”

What Promise are you claiming and grabbing ahold of?

Whistle While He Works 

  
Imagine waking up each morning and having a group of 7 little dwarfs sitting at the foot of your bed eagerly awaiting to know what they can help you with today.  

Whatever it is, they are all joyfully singing and whistling; determined to getting things done.  

This morning on day 27 of my fasting experience, that was the image I got.   

My two verses today spoke of singing and the works of the Lord, so I instantly thought about the 7 dwarfs and the phrase “whistle while we work” ….

But the Lord quickly said, 

No, “Whistle while He works.” 

Instead of relying on sneezy, dopy, bashful, doc, happy, grumpy, sleepy…which is only in the fairytales; How about waking up each day relying on comforter, helper, healer, peace, advocate, counselor, savior; (My top 7 just for today) always readily available to help work all things out for our good. 

In the heat of any battle, He is not only our strength and song ensuring our victory, but He is also an endless list, not limited to just 7, of whatever we need at any given moment.   

Even on the really hard stuff, He is right there. When you don’t feel like you can sing and rejoice or praise Him, you can simply just whistle while He works on your behalf.  

A whistle is like the simple prayer of “Help” or a quiet “Thank You”. Even if you can’t get your whistle to come out just right, the slightest little breath is always enough. 

Lord, remind me to call on You each morning to help me go about my day.  Help me to remember to sing of Your faithfulness and rejoice in Your marvelous compassion.  Even if somedays I can’t sing the full song, help me to simply “whistle” while You work on my behalf. Thank You for being everything I need. 
                    ~XXOO Michelle Bollom 

Psalm 92:4 For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your works; At the works of Your hands I joyfully sing. AMP

Psalm 118:14 He is my strength and song in the heat of battle, and now he has given me the victory. ~TLB 

It is necessary to offer praise to God for all that He has done for us. Part of our offering should be a declaration of God’s marvelous compassion and His unceasing goodness to us. He truly is the one who brings abiding joy to our life. As we experience His faithfulness in our life, praise and thanks should be our natural response. Our prayers will serve as a declaration to others of God’s power to deliver us from the bondage of addictions.~Life Recovery Bible 

Take Me Into Glory 

  

 When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered, I was senseless and ignorant;I was a brute beast before you. Yet I am always with you;you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you?And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

                             ~ Psalm 73:21-26

I keep thinking about how hard it would be to describe Heaven when He does take my hand. 

Makes me want to cry. 

This picture just said what I can’t. 

Peace. Stillness. Forgiveness. Protection. Perfect imperfection.   

                      ~Susan Q. Bailey 

Open Books 

 

A book without a binding cover is just a collection of pages which can fall out or be blown away by any strong wind.

You have heard it said you can know a person like an ‘open book’.

We are just like books when Jesus saves us…

He steps into our life and binds us together, He not only binds the past chapters of our life, but also secures the future unread chapters.

Not only that, He protects us with a beautiful covering and makes our life story complete.

He smoothes and guilds our sharp and rough edges with fine gold, He also embossed a name on us that is unique and describes our purpose.

He attaches a fine ribbon to mark our place in our story, so we never lose our place or way again.

He also makes a space for us where we perfectly fit, a shelf of rest where we lean on like minded others for support and we stand upright knowing He owns us.

But He never leaves us long before He picks us up once again, opens us up and spends time studying our life’s pages.

As His eye’s scan every word and every letter, He rejoices when our pages speak testimony of what God has done in us and for us.

He holds us in His strong hands and when He has placed us in His chest pocket, close to His heart, He walks with us.
What type of book are we?

We are living Bibles, the Word of God alive in us.

When you invite Jesus into your heart and life, your story is just beginning… 

– Rev. Phillip Hand

  

How To Advance

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Are you stuck?  Is there just something you can’t seem to get over? Has someone hurt you and you have forgiven them but just can’t seem to forget the hurt?

When we forgive, sadly we rarely forget. We can think we have forgiven and moved on, but we can still be stuck in the letting go and forgetting part.

Recently God gave me this image…
Think about a FF (Fast Forward) button on all types of electronics; the double arrow button marked FF is the only button that advances.

So just like that FF button represents advancing, our Faithful Father is the only one who helps us to advance and get unstuck.

When God forgives; He also forgets.

Get unstuck and #LiveRestored
Choose the double F’s (Faithful Father) to help us to (Forgive & Forget) to advance and move forward.

XXOO – Michelle Bollom

 

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.- Isaiah 43:18

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. -Hebrews 8:12