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Got Faith??

Walking with God in a real relationship- like genuine intimacy and all out surrender- requires Great Faith. I have been reading this book "Crazy Love" and was really struck by a statement that the author Francis Chan made...........
He was refering to a time in college when a professor asked his class- "What are you doing right now that requires faith". The question affected him deeply because at that time in his life he couldn't think of anything that really required some serious faith. In fact he goes on to say- "I probably wouldn't be living very differently if I didn't believe in God; my life was neither ordered nor affected by my faith like I had assumed it was."
huh.....I put the book done immediately. Had I gotten comfortable in my faith? Had it become easy? Does God call us to a comfortable life?
I couldn't tell you how many prayers I have prayed for God to just make our money situation better- I don't want to be rich or an…

and the academy award for best supporting actor goes to........

Is my role a support role or am I the lead in my own movie? Good question isn't it.....especially if you are going to be honest with yourself. This has been my journey. Honesty. And I found that I liked being the star in my life- my movie so to speak. I mean- I am giving God credit - right? I love Him, am passionate about serving Him and others. I surrendered my life to Jesus a long time ago. I have been in some sort of ministrytype role almost my entire life. Dale and I planted a church for heaven's sake! I am a believer and am not ashamed to tell others that I am a believer. I pray, read my Bible and seek Him out regularly.
But when I got still (ya know- Be Still and Know I am God -Psalm 46:10) and stop talking, it is amazing what you learn about yourself. When distractions are gone and you are alone - you get real. And what became very apparent to me is that I don't want to be in the lead role of the movie called Michelle's life....and most of us live ou…

a change of books

Yesterday I went to family bookstore to buy a book I have been wanting to read by Beth Moore. It was on her new study of Esther. So I go in and head straight for the Beth Moore section, I was super excited to get started! And guess what-- no book. They are all out! I found a sales-clerk. She confirmed that they had to order more because of the heavy demand! I was really disappointed. Since going to BM's conference in May, I have been wanting to go through this new study of her's. But a lot has happened between last May and now.......and now I was ready. At the conference, Beth had challenged us to "go into strict training (with God) to become ALL that He wants us to be. I thought - yeah- I want that God! Bring it on! He brought it on all right! The summer put me in some strict training for sure- like everything being taken from me.......well- not everything but I lost my job, my passion for ministry, basically took me down to just me and Him. Time to get re…