<![CDATA[ Deeper Walk of Faith - Home]]>Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:42:41 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Worship Wednesday ~ Come Alive (Dry Bones)]]>Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:03:08 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/worship-wednesday-come-alive-dry-bonesI just discovered this artist by someone I follow on Instagram.  Needless to say I have been listening to her on Spotify over and over again.      I really love this song, Come Alive (Dry Bones) and thought I would share it today.    This is my prayer for us all, our nation, our government.   Crying out to God, for Him to make these dry bones come alive.....but to come alive in obedience to Him.  This nation is just spirally down in sin and we truly must repent and turn to a nation that is One Nation Under God!!  In God we Trust!

Today's Worship Wednesday Song is:
"Come Alive (Dry Bones)"
By Lauren Daigle

Enjoy!!


Here are the lyrics:



Through the eyes of men

It seems there's so much
We have lost

As we look down the road
Where all the prodigals
Have walked
And one by one
The enemy has whispered lies 
And led them off as slaves

But we know that You are God
Yours is the victory
We know there is more to come
That we may not yet see
So with the faith You've given us
We'll step into the valley unafraid, yeah

As we call out to dry bones 
come alive, come alive
And we call out to dead hearts 
Come alive, come alive
Come up out of the ashes 
Let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones come alive 


Oh God of endless mercy
God of unrelenting love
Rescue every daughter 
Bring us back the wayward son
By Your spirit breathe upon them 
show that You alone can save
You alone can save

As we call out to dry bones 
come alive, come alive
And we call out to dead hearts 
Come alive, come alive
Come up out of the ashes 
Let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones come alive, Yeah

So breathe, oh breath of God
Now breathe, breath of God
Breathe oh breath of God
Now breathe 

Oh breathe, breath of God
Now breathe, oh breath of God
Breathe, oh breath of God, now breathe 

As we call out to dry bones 
come alive, come alive
And we call out to dead hearts 
Come alive, come alive

Come up out of the ashes 
Let us see an army rise
We call out to dry bones come alive, Yeah
We call out to dry bones... come alive


God Bless!!
~Michelle
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<![CDATA[Worship Wednesday - Let Them See You]]>Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:54:23 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/worship-wednesday-let-them-see-youThis song has really been my prayer, even more so lately!   My prayer is that God would use me.  That people would see HIM in how I live my life, in the words that I speak and in my actions.  That people would see HIM!

Today's Worship Wednesday Song is:
"Let Them See You"
By JJ Weeks Band

Enjoy!!
Here are they lyrics.

Take away the melodies
Take away the songs I sing
Take away all the lights
And all the songs You let me write
Does the man I am today
Say the words You need to say?

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You
Just let them see You in me

Who am I without Your grace?
Another smile, another face
Another breath, a grain of sand
Passing quickly through Your hand
I give my life, an offering
Take it all, take everything

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You
Just let them see You in me

With every breath I breathe
I sing a simple melody
But I pray they'll hear more than a song
In me, in me

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You

Let them see You in me
Let them hear You when I speak
Let them feel You when I sing
Let them see You
Just let them see You in me
Just let them see You in me

God Bless!!
~Michelle
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<![CDATA[Worship Wednesday!  ~ I Am Redeemed!]]>Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:21:05 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/worship-wednesday-i-am-redeemedI have been setting goals for myself lately and one of them is to get my site going again.  I have really let the busyness of life distract me.  Well no more, it's time to get focused again.

So here it is Worship Wednesday.  This was something that was being used on an Online Bible Study Group  a few months back and I just like it.  Wednesday is midweek and it is a good day to bring the focus back to worshiping the Lord.  So I decided I would post a song that has really got me worshiping and just thanking Him for all His providence in my life.

Praise God I Am Redeemed!!  He restores and makes all things new!!

Today's Worship Wednesday Song is:
"Redeemed"
By Big Daddy Weave

Enjoy!!
Here are the Lyrics:

Seems like all I could see was the struggle
Haunted by ghosts that lived in my past
Bound up in shackles of all my failures
Wondering how long is this gonna last
Then You look at this prisoner and say to me "son
Stop fighting a fight it's already been won"

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be
I am redeemed, I'm redeemed

All my life I have been called unworthy
Named by the voice of my shame and regret
But when I hear You whisper, "Child lift up your head"
I remember, oh God, You're not done with me yet

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, now I'm not who I used to be

Because I don't have to be the old man inside of me
'Cause his day is long dead and gone
Because I've got a new name, a new life, I'm not the same
And a hope that will carry me home

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, 'cause I'm not who I used to be

I am redeemed, You set me free
So I'll shake off these heavy chains
Wipe away every stain, yeah, I'm not who I used to be
Oh, God, I'm not who I used to be
Jesus, I'm not who I used to be
'Cause I am redeemed
Thank God, redeemed


God Bless!
~Michelle
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<![CDATA[Healing Is In Your Hands]]>Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:56:40 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/healing-is-in-your-handsI think as we finish out week 3 of the online Bible studies, A Confident Heart by Renee Swope, this song is very appropriate.  

Healing is in God's hands and as we set our course out before us and begin #MovingForward let us all reminded that God is the great healer!  Power is in His hands!  When we can't, HE CAN!   

Today's Friday Feature Song is:
Healing Is In Your Hands
By Christy Nockels

Enjoy!
Here are the lyrics:

"Healing Is In Your Hands"

No mountain, no valley.  No gain or loss we know
Could keep us from Your love.

No sickness, no secret.  No chain is strong enough
To keep us from Your love.  To keep us from Your love

How high? How wide?  No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How strong?   Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

Our present, our future.  Our past is in Your hands
We're covered by Your blood
We're covered by Your blood

How high? How wide?  No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How strong?  Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

Sing this in faith.  In all things we know that
We are more than conquerors.  You keep us by Your love
Sing it out in all things

In all things we know that, We are more than conquerors
You keep us by Your love.  You keep us by Your love

How high? How wide? Oh, Lord.  No matter where I am
Healing is in Your hands

How deep? How deep is Your love?
How strong? How strong is Your love?
Now by Your grace I stand
Healing is in Your hands

God Bless!

~Michelle
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<![CDATA[Changing My Perspective]]>Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:28:27 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/changing-my-perspective
Wow! Chapter 4  of A Confident Heart by Renee Swope was a tough one for me! "God Promises Hope for My Future Despite the Pain of My Past"

This chapter has brought up things in the past that I thought I had let go of long ago.

It made me think of the dreams I had growing up. Dreams of being a mom and dreams of being a homemaker, taking care of my family. This chapter had me wondering WHY? Why not me Lord? Why was I unable to be a mom? So many people having kids that don't even love the kids they have, not understanding the blessings they have received. So many people that honestly don't have any business being a parent.  It brought up the hurt and the disappointment I felt when I found out I wasn't going to be able to have kids.  There was also other circumstances going on in my life that did not allow for adoption to be considered.  Plus it is hard when my spouse and I were not on the same page about that issue.   A lot of hurt and disappointment.  Disappointed that my life was not what I had dreamed about when I was a kid growing up.

But God has other plans.......

I was asked to answer the questions...."Has the pain of your past ever made it hard for you to believe God's promises and plans for your future?  What do you sense He wants to change in your perspective?

The disappointment of a dream not becoming a reality has made it hard for me to believe God's promises at times.  Especially when I don't understand what His plans are in using that.  But I do sense that God wants to change my perspective on that hurt. I believe that it has been something I just accepted but stuffed it down. And in stuffing it down, I am not allowing God to use it for His glory. And it has brought doubt.

Wow!!  As I am typing this, I am realizing that I have been holding back. Holding back on God, not surrendering all to God.  Giving Him most of me but holding on to certain things.  I have been hurt but mostly, I am hurt with God.   It is amazing how one can just go on with life and be happy and still hold on to so much hurt.

Lord, I am hurt.  I am hurt with You that You did not bless me with a child.   I am also aware that I made decisions based on my circumstances at the time that were wrong and confess those wrong decisions to You.  You know them, each and every one.   I ask You to heal the hurt and forgive the sins.  I give all that hurt over to You today.  I will no longer carry it.  It is Yours now.  I ask that You reveal Your purpose for my life and that You would receive the glory from all of it.  I do believe what Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."   From this day forward I will trust in that and believe it.  And in turn I will do as it says in Jeremiah 29:12-13.  "I will call on You and come and pray to You and You will listen to me.  I will seek You and find You when I seek You with all my heart" (personalized)  Change my perspective Lord and reveal the plans You have for me!  Use me to bring glory to You and You alone!

Today, I am #movingforward!!  Today I am changing my perspective!  Looking through the eyes of God so that He will change my perspective!

God Bless!
~Michelle







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<![CDATA[#ISaidYes]]>Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:23:03 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/isaidyes
#ISaidYes.....and how glad I am that I did!   This 6 week journey of saying Yes To God has been amazing!   I am sad that this study is coming to an end tomorrow!  But I am so glad I did it!  #StickToIt   It can be hard to do an online Bible study when you don't have a place to go and no accountability person that knows you didn't attend study last night.  But I pushed through the point where the busyness tried to creep in and distract me!  That is just how satan works.....by life's distractions!  But not this time!  #ISaidYes and I meant it!  And God gave me the strength!

I will continue to say Yes!  I am currently in prayer about a possible opportunity (not going to share what it is yet) but I am getting silence.  So here I go, saying Yes again and stepping out in faith.  Learning to walk by faith, not by site!  If it is of God and His will then it will happen.  If not, then it is a no and I will be obedient to the No.  I definitely do struggle with trusting in the silence.  I want answers now so when I don't feel God prompting me one way or the other, I begin to doubt and begin to reason both sides.  This time I am saying Yes to trust!  I will trust God in the silence!


 This study has truly given me a peace and has really strengthen me in my faith.   God is so good!  The blessings of obedience!
At the end of Chapter 9-Radically Blessed, Lysa wanted us to pick ten of the key verses listed, look them up for ourselves and discover what God wants us to know about His calling on each of our lives.  So I thought I would share the verses I picked and later I will share what God has revealed to me through those ten verses.   (after all saying Yes does not end here with the study!)

Here are the verses I chose:
  1. Deuteronomy 28:1-14
  2. 2 Chronicles 16:9
  3. Psalm 15
  4. Psalm 24
  5. Isaiah 55:1-3
  6. Malachi 3:16-17
  7. Romans 1:5
  8. Romans 8:5-6
  9. 2 Corinthians 9:13
  10. 1 Peter 1:13-14

God Bless and keep saying YES!

~Michelle
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<![CDATA[#WhiteSpace]]>Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:35:51 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/whitespace
I meant to post this about a week ago.  I forgot I had taken pictures!  

Well  here is a little peek into my 'white space'.  This room is also our office. 

This is where I do my reading and my Bible study homework.  

God Bless!

~Michelle

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<![CDATA[From The Inside Out]]>Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:16:08 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/from-the-inside-outThis is the song I have been listening to quite a lot this week.  It is my prayer that God would consume me from the inside out.  Desiring Him to consume my thoughts this week in particular.  It is amazing how satan can use negative chatter in my mind to distract me.

Enjoy!

Today's Friday Feature Song is:
From the Inside Out
By Seventh Day Slumber
  
Here are the lyrics:

"From The Inside Out"

A thousand times I've failed, Still your mercy remains. And If I stumble again, I'm caught in our grace.
Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fails. Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame.

My heart and my soul, I give You control. Consume me from the inside out Lord. Let justice and praise,
become my embrace. To love You from the inside out.

Your will above all else, my purpose remains. The art of losing myself, in bringing You praise.
Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fails. Never ending, your glory goes beyond all fame.

My heart and my soul, I give You control. Consume me from the inside out Lord. Let justice and praise,
become my embrace. To love You from the inside out.

Everlasting, Your light will shine when all else fails. Never ending, Your glory goes beyond all fame.
And the cry of my heart is to bring You praise. From the inside out. Lord my soul cries out.
Source

God Bless!

~Michelle
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<![CDATA[#FreshVision]]>Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:14:23 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/freshvision
#FreshVision!  Oh how I am desperately seeking #FreshVision.  From the Inside Out My Soul Cries Out for #FreshVision, for a #FreshStart, for a #FreshPassion and for #FreshFocus!  

Nicki's post on Wednesday just reached the depths of my heart........where it is aching.  I have to say God's timing is so perfect!   Reading her post, watching the video and then listening to the two worship songs....it just reminded me how God refreshes my soul when I am just soaking in the words from the worship music.  It brings back the Passion from Praise!   It revives me!

I loved the quote from Billy Graham, "We can't see the wind, but we can feel its effects.  In the same way, we can't see God, but we certainly see His effects."  It is so true!  The more intentional I become in my walk with God the more I see His effects on my life.   It's about being intentional.  It's about seeking a #FreshVision from God all the time!  It's about Praising Him!  It's about being Passionate about Him!  Even in the times of mundane activities.  Even more so then because we have our guard down and that is when Satan comes in and attacks!  I find it harder to be intentional during those times and looking back I am most certainly attacked then.  I get into a rut and the 'woe is me' comes on and then I feel I dip into a state of depression.  How frustrating it is to have to keep learning that same lesson over and over again!

So again I say #YestoGod!  And I am sure I will have to say it again tomorrow!    

This study has been an awesome adventure with the Lord.  I have had my ups and downs through this study and I am really sad to think that we only have a week and a half left.  But I know that my decision to say #YestoGod continues on.  It continues on a daily basis!  Moment by Moment!


My prayer today is that even after this study is over, that we all will remember to keep our eyes focused on God.  "To be too busy looking at Him to consider anything but His plan!"


God bless!


~Michelle


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<![CDATA[Wholly Committed #YestoGod]]>Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:12:12 GMThttp://www.deeperwalkoffaith.com/home/wholly-committed-yestogodPicture

"Is God Calling you to a deeper level of commitment?"   

Being asked that question....my answer is most definitely a Yes!   Doing this study has really been stretching me.  Stretching my thoughts and stretching my heart.  Lately, I have been sensing God calling me to a deeper relationship with Him, which is one of the main reasons this study really grabbed my attention.  I am so glad that I was obedient to the Lord's nudging.

Here I am saying #YestoGod and am so ready to be #Amazed!

In Chapter 4, "You Never Know How God Will Use You Until You Let Him", I found quite a few wonderful nuggets that really began to stretch me.  Following God and saying Yes to Him isn't all "happy happy" moments.  It is filled with those refining and stretching moments too!  Those moments when I am standing on the edge of going forward in my walk or taking a step back, depending on my answer to Him.  Saying Yes isn't always easy nor always comfortable.  It can be so easy just to stay right where I am.......but that isn't what I really want.  I have a desire to be used by Godbut feel that in the place I am at in my life, it just can't happen without making a move.  One of the many things that really hit me was where Lysa said "But Job had settled in his heart to trust God".  I need to settle in my heart to trust God in all areas of my life.  I am where I am for a reason.  I need to trust that God has a plan for me.  It may be that God wants to reach someone or it may be to reach me.  I don't know but either way I need to settle in my heart...TRUST GOD!   (It can be hard at times not knowing the plans He has or understanding everything.)

Another quote that I truly need to have pasted everywhere is "He must be Lord of all if He is our Lord at all."  Again, this means He must be Lord of all areas of my life.  Is it just me or am I sensing a trend? I am seeing where my deepest struggle lies.  #Amazed out how typing/saying things aloud sure reveals the heart!  God is so good!  "It's Jesus.  He is our source.  He should be the only object of our pursuit."  (I want to personalize this quote:  "It's Jesus.  He is MY source.  He should be the only object of MY pursuit.")

"Job had known of God, but only through his trials and his obedience did he experience God personally."
In trials, in struggles, in doubt, in not seeing the entire plan that God has for me, in all of that, I need to settle it in my heart of hearts, in the deepest darkest part of my heart that I will trust God.  Trust Him in all areas and be obedient.  It is then that I will experience God personally.  I will be #Amazed by God!  

"After all, dear friend, you never know how God will use you until you let Him."

Oh how blessed I am being by this study!  I know you all are too!  

In God I trust!

~Michelle


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