Savior

  

Sacrificed like an animal

On the altar of my life

Blood shed

Heart burst

In sorrow for our sin

An offering 

For our repentance

Skin torn

Ripped from His mind

Was our soulish desires

Hellish fires

We mingle with

Cling unto

Singing to and adhering to

Justifying our rebellious hearts

Lusts we’ve sired

This old man expired

Nailed to a cross of wood

Hanging there as all looked on

Wondering if He truly was God’s son

And if He was

Why He hung there

The shame

The loss

He gained us through the cross

Our spirits born

Hearts adorned

With His Holy presence

He paid the price

Suffered and died

Purchased us with His blood

He rose again and ever lives

Making intercession for us

To be our friend

Enjoying eternal company

Embracing mankind with His life 

God’s love sent Jesus Christ

King and Lord on high

Reigning

Exchanging Himself

Crucified

Slaughtered

Lamb of God

Silently stepping in

For the sins of the world

Mine and yours

Salvation

New birth

It is written

He has pardoned

Innocence given for damnation

Thanks be to God

For mercy

For grace

Our Savior

Jesus Christ

Prince of Peace

Everlasting 

❤️ Krystal Lynne 

        4.4.96

Welcome Home

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I recently had a conversation with someone that was talking about how they felt they were distant and not really walking with the Lord right now. They felt that they were not as close as they once were because they have been living in known sin so they felt like they were not in a position or even worthy enough to have a relationship with God because of that sin.
That made me think of an encouraging word a friend spoke into my life while in Israel this Summer. He said that God loves me even when I am seeking and struggling in various areas and not to be so hard on myself.

I decided to speak those same life words into my new friends life and I want to speak them to you.

God does not have a sin scale where He grades our sins. They are all the same in His eyes, but no matter what, He still loves us.
He doesn’t leave us or love us less when we struggle.

I wrote this in my journal last week. I hope it encourages you.

“Love the you now and the you that is coming-God loves both of them the same so you should too.”

And then I heard the words of this song…”No, Mercy doesn’t care what you’ve done”.

We are all searching and struggling and looking in all the wrong places instead of looking to God. We think we have way too much baggage to come back home, but He wants to be our baggage handler and help us unpack.

Can you just picture Him saying ” its time to Come Home My child, Father is here. I am always eagerly awaiting to embrace you. Drop that heavy luggage and stop running. You can’t outrun grace anyway. No, mercy doesn’t care what you’ve done, Just Come Home.”

When you do He will take those heavy bags and simply say “Welcome Home My Child.” ~ XXOO Michelle Bollom
© RestoredMinistries

Song Sunday this week is
Come Home by Luminate

http://youtu.be/Ep-8-uPT6kU

Lyrics:
Verse 1

You’re best friends with the word regret

You’re afraid that your life’s been wasted

So why hope if it’s only gonna let you down?

You don’t think people really change

You’re a mess and you’ll always be the same

And you doubt if you’ll ever get it turned around

Chorus

So you’ve been running, searching for something

But you’re looking in a place you don’t belong

It’s never too late, you can’t outrun grace

No, Mercy doesn’t care what you’ve done

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh oh)

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh)

Verse 2

You can try to fix your broken empire

Put bricks on a cracked foundation

But you’ll be building castles on the sand

There’s power in the blood of Jesus

Your father’s screaming “Just Come Home!”

He’s reaching out His hands

Chorus

I know you’ve been running, searching for something

But you’re looking in a place you don’t belong

But it’s never too late, you can’t outrun grace

No, Mercy doesn’t care what you’ve done

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh oh)

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh)

Bridge

From the shadows, From the wrong roads

From the darkness, From the unknown

To redemption, Something beautiful

To a new love, to a new home

Chorus

I know you’ve been running, searching for something

But you’re looking in a place you don’t belong

But it’s never too late, you can’t outrun grace

No, Mercy doesn’t care what you’ve done

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh oh)

Come Home

(Oh, Oh, Oh Oh Oh Oh)

Michelle’s Restoration Story

Michelle’s Restoration Story

Sometimes I don’t even know where to begin to share my story. God has brought so much restoration into my life and He continues to Restore me daily. Like many mom’s & wives we lose ourselves and pour into our families that we rarely leave any room for ourselves. We put our health on the back burner and burn the candle at both ends. We buy the lies of the enemy and grieve our losses without the Hope that Christ offers us. We are wounded and broken and don’t know where to turn. In 2008 I found myself overweight and overwhelmed. I suffered a stroke which led to a overload of doctors and diagnosis and finally ended with the words diabetes & thyroid disease. I joke that God took away my smoking addiction, He took away alcohol, and He took away my cake too! But what an awesome blessing it is because it forces me to take better care of myself as well as, to keep my focus on Him. Little did I know that most of my health issues and the extra weight I carried were just manifestations of trying to keep a secret buried. I revealed the secret to only a select few over the years, but it wasn’t until I released that 20 + year old secret to God and got honest and obedient to Him that He could do some of His best Restoration work in my life. My secret effects 1.3 + Million women each year. Many churches and communities promote the Sanctity of Life, but rarely have I seen churches or communities doing anything about trying to help Restore these women’s lives after the effects of Abortion. There are far too many women not operating in their God given potential because they are carrying around a heavy bag of shame from trying to hold on too tightly to their secrets. Whether that secret is an abortion, an unplanned pregnancy, not finishing high school or college, yelling at your kids, angry at your spouse, vainness, a critical or judgemental spirit, cursing like a sailor, having an affair, sexual abuse, struggling with self esteem, hurting yourself physically, turning to pills or alcohol or sex or shopping or food for escape or comfort. It doesn’t matter what it is if you release it all to God. My desire is to let women know that God can and will use you if you let Him. He can breath new life into those dead dry bones. He can turn every ounce of your pain into an amazing purpose. God wants His daughters and sons to be Restored! Are you ready to release your secrets ? To Get Real? & let God use you?

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