Could it be???

Since this blog went live with posts, life started having huge hunks of time segmented and swallowed up, unexpectedness is the current theme. Thank goodness for John 14:27 and the gift of peace. 

Seeds planted decades ago, dormant and patiently waiting, to recent seeds are nurtured, watered, and under His grace sprouts to blooms are present. The mantra of boldness and stepping forward one stone at a time is bringing out the unseen yet felt and tangible obstacles. I find this exciting! 

Could it be God’s glory, the goal, shines in my obedience to simply Do: promptly with actions, in saying yes when peace is present and hearing the Spirit regardless of emotional feelings? I am optimistic this is the case, otherwise life wouldn’t be taking on new dimensions. Such as with this vision…

An autumn hued canvas and curved pathway are before me; the curve indicates: destination unknown, with no view of what is to come. Natural hedges twice my height and vivid foliage are the guard rails defining the passage. A misty soft darkness follows behind, comfortably encouraging me to not look back on my shortcomings, simply to keep my eyes on Jesus and His strength, His power, His presence.  I am to confidently follow the lamp lit stone pathway. As I lean on, rely on and completely trust, my heart believes the path widens in opportunities to serve our good good Father and opens to the vastness of His beauty over many seasons. Truly beyond comprehension is His love and glory. 

Thank you for being a part of the journey, embracing where I am and seeing how God works with an open and willing heart with a kind word to an expressive blog. 

A surprise from a friend arrived Saturday after I completed a class designed to hear from God, where the above “painting” took place. Her note to me included this sentiment… As I passed a boutique and this artwork grabbed my attention God said, “Send to Michelle.” She obeyed. She kept it a week longer than expected, not knowing of the class or my life as of late, and her gift arrived in perfect timing, with a scripture having more meaning than apparent.

My Freedom came after a shattered heart, a season of tears and seeking.  I CRIED to and for the Lord, literal crying daily, and sought His Word and Promises for six months straight. This friend aided the ending of a mourning and healing season with a few simple words God sent me through her. After grace, grace and more grace, diligent searching in scripture, multitude of hours with teachings, solitude hours of listening, and unforeseen welcomed revelation, I am humbly here a few years later in gratitude with my one word resolution for 2015, BOLD, unlocking a me only present with Him.

Transformation comes with convictions, His chastening because He loves us, “forgive me” requests and abundant joy. His strength, grace, favor and promises are wildly present as we seek and spend time in the Most High and completely trust, giving thanks in all circumstances. 

His Will, His Glory ~Michelle

   

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Song: Jason Gray ~ Glow in the Dark

I heard this last night. The words are marvelous, and with the tune, feet tapping and singing out loud will be forthcoming.

Jason Gray ~ Glow in the Dark

Sometimes the world feels like a mess
Full of drama, full of stress
And life puts a fist right in your ribs
You can hide if you choose to
And no one would even blame you
Or you can let them see how you deal with it

That even in the darkest place
His love can make you radiate

(chorus)
Doesn’t matter how deep, how dark the night is
Keep hoping, keep on shining
And they’ll see His light burning in your heart
And if the road gets rough, just keep your head up
Let the world see what you’re made of
That His love’s alive in your deepest parts
Like a flame, like a burning star you can shine right where you are
He made you to glow in the dark

Don’t be ashamed of your past
If you’re shattered like a piece of glass
The more broke you are the more the light gets through
Show your wounds and your flaws
Show them why you still need the cross
Let them see the work He’s doing in you

That even in the darkest place
His love can make you radiate

(chorus)
Doesn’t matter how deep, how dark the night is
Keep hoping, keep on shining
And they’ll see His light burning in your heart
And if the road gets rough, just keep your head up
Let the world see what you’re made of
That His love’s alive in your deepest parts
Like a flame, like a burning star you can shine right where you are
He made you to glow in the dark

(chorus)
Doesn’t matter how deep, how dark the night is
Keep hoping, keep on shining
And they’ll see His light burning in your heart
And if the road gets rough, just keep your head up
Let the world see what you’re made of
That His love’s alive in your deepest parts
Like a flame, like a burning star you can shine right where you are
He made you to glow in the dark
Glow in the dark
Doesn’t matter how
Glow in the dark
Doesn’t matter how

© 2015 Centricity Songs & Graybird Songs (BMI) / Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Pub, D Soul Music (ASCAP)

His Will, His Glory ~Michelle

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Second Grade

Lily started second grade last week. How blessed we are to see her smiles, and we are proud of her kindness and generous heart.

His Will, His Glory ~Michelle, in this case Birdy 

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JOURNEYS

His Light ~ His Glory

Journeys begin with each new day… Rejoice and be glad.

Each new dawn provides grace and favor… Invite the Lord to be intwined within all aspects of our day. 

This day brings freshness, a time to say “Hello Father, open my heart and eyes to Your purpose. Thank you for directing my steps.”

Blessings over you as joy or a crushed heart is present, always remembering you are loved, cherished and welcomed.  God is good through all circumstances and His arms are ready to embrace you.

You are unique, beautiful and I wish for us mosaic adventures touching our heart and oozing with joy and gratitude, knowing as eyes shut in restorative slumber, newness and opportunity will be our greeting. One step, one moment at a time in this vapor called life on earth.

My journey is embarking into even further expansion of BOLD, my 2015 theme. Going from reclusiveness to groups to public…. Oh this life with twists and turns, laughter and tears. May transformation be continuous and the guard rails of Wisdom and The Word be my compass and accelerant.

His Will, His Glory ~Michelle


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