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An Invaluable Opportunity

An Invaluable Opportunity Count it ALL Joy … Really? Count … The cheating spouse The unfaithful friend The wayward child The disrespectful teenager The cancer diagnosis The overflowing toilet The flooded house The burned down dreams The cranky kiddos The crying baby The brutal summer heat The long frigid winter cold The crappy service The dishonest people The crashing stock market The loss of a relationship The failing health The impending death The angry accusers The lies The corruption The rising gas prices The eviction notice The hot pavement to sleep The busted washing machine The stalled car The flat tire The loss of a job What??? Seriously? Yes, Michelle, count even ALL those — and so much more as Joy. 😳🤯 I am not sure what is on your list … I am not trying to marginalize your pain with the extremes but simply showing that we all have our own levels or “degrees of 💩” that can toss us about. Thankfully many of these above are not on my list right now, but some pretty big ones are. It’s a reminder for me and for you to not let any junk or 💩steal your peace or your joy. And I can’t think of a better way to tick the devil off and not let him tempt you to lose your biscuits or cool or footing or peace or joy or whatever you may freak out on today or any day, is to simply laugh in his ugly face as you Count it ALL Joy! “Difficulties are an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest JOY that you can.” So, Count it ALL Joy… —XXOO 😘 Michelle Check out the Word 👇🏻 My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking. And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive. For the ambivalent person believes one minute and doubts the next. Being undecided makes you become like the rough seas driven and tossed by the wind. You’re up one minute and tossed down the next. When you are half-hearted and wavering it leaves you unstable. Can you really expect to receive anything from the Lord when you’re in that condition? — James 1:2-8 TPT If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God! When you are tempted don’t ever say, “God is tempting me,” for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he is never the source of temptation. Instead it is each person’s own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure them away into darkness. Evil desires give birth to evil actions. And when sin is fully mature it can murder you! So my friends, don’t be fooled by your own desires! Every gift God freely gives us is good and perfect, streaming down from the Father of lights, who shines from the heavens with no hidden shadow or darkness and is never subject to change. God was delighted to give us birth by the truth of his infallible Word so that we would fulfill his chosen destiny for us and become the favorite ones out of all his creation! — James 1:12-18 TPT --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Aug 06
Every Good Thing You Need

I pray that the God of peace will give you every good thing you need so you can do what he wants. - Hebrews 13:20 NCV

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Aug 01
Passion For Life

…Grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. I recently saw this verse in Psalms and thought what an awesome prayer David shared here. What a prayer that we can pray today. It’s easy to gritch gripe and complain and not want or will to do the hard or unlovely things we may need to do, but we have a helper with us! The Holy Spirit in us helping us and we can ask Him to help us to have a more pleasant and willing spirit. Here is the verse in the passion translation … “Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say.” — Psalm 51:12 You know we love for people to #LiveRestored at #RestoredPeopleCommunity Come connect with us on all social media outlets. 😘XXOO - Michelle Cosby Bollom --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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Jul 25
Nothing But Trouble

A man of kindness attracts favor, while a cruel man attracts nothing but trouble. - Proverbs 11:17 TPT Click the Bell 🔔 to subscribe Come Like Us On Facebook 👇🏻 Restored Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/RestoredMinistries.org/ Your Healing Hour - https://www.facebook.com/YourHealingHour/ Poetically Prophetic - https://www.facebook.com/PoeticallyProphetic/ Need prayer? Email us at YourHealingHour@gmail.com Follow our Podcast https://anchor.fm/restored-ministries You can also find it on all Podcast Outlets - Bold Truths Raw Faith Podcast by Restored Ministries Follow Our Daily Blog 👇🏻 https://www.restoredministriesblog.Wordpress.com #LiveRestored #MindBodySoul #RestoredPeopleCommunity

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Jul 13
Live As Free People

Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; -1 Peter 2:16 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, — Isaiah 61:1. Come connect with us @restoredpeoplecommunity

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Jul 03
Climb Out Of That Valley

Are you feeling stuck like you are in the valley of Achor; One trouble after another, One disappointment or defeat after another keeps coming your way? In Joshua 7 when Achan coveted and took and hid some of the devoted things for his own like silver and gold and a cloak for himself he and his family were stoned and burned and the big heap of stones that still remain is known as the Valley of Achor. Achor means trouble. Could it be that you have become devoted to destruction? like Achan and the people of Israel did? Are you covering and hiding those things that you covet more than God's instructions and know full well you shouldn't? We all want breakthroughs and blessings but we can also be our biggest roadblocks to receiving them. What things are you devoting your time and energy to that are not in line with what God wills for you? What are you doing that is against His Word? It's time to destroy and rid those things from among you so you can climb up out of your valley of Achor. Obedience unlocks the blessings and breakthroughs. Let's stop being devoted to destruction and be determined to move out of our valley of Achor and climb unto the high places God has planned for us. ~XXOO Michelle Therefore the people of Israel cannot stand before their enemies. They turn their backs before their enemies, because they have become devoted for destruction. I will be with you no more, unless you destroy the devoted things from among you. ~ Joshua 7:12 ESV #LiveRestored #MindBodySoul #RestoredMinistries #YourHealingHour

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Jun 20
On The Way Out!

Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has nothing to do with the Father. It just isolates you from him. The world and all its wanting, wanting, wanting is on the way out—but whoever does what God wants is set for eternity. ~ 1 John 2:15-17 MSG

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Jun 14
Human Effort Accomplishes Nothing

The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.— John 6:63 NLT restoredministries.org

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Jun 08
Against The Wind

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it!’ Trust that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28). RestoredMinistries.org

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May 26
Overflow

Whatever is in the heart overflows into speech - Luke 6:45 TLB … a good person produces good deeds from a good heart … listen to what comes out our mouths - does it reveal a hardened heart? RestoredMinistries.org

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May 12
Love Covers

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers…"(I Peter 4:8, NIV) We have to choose love every day because love covers over our differences and offenses. Love is what allows us to appreciate what others bring into our lives, and it brings us together in unity. Today, above all, choose love. Choose to focus on the things that make your relationships stronger because in the end, love is all that remains. ❤️ RestoredMinistries.org

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Apr 28
One Ray Of Hope

Yet there is one ray of hope: His compassion never ends. It is only the Lord’s mercies that have kept us from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his loving-kindness begins afresh each day. —Lamentations 3:21-23 TLB RestoredMinistries.org

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Apr 18
True To The Facts

Let us hold fast without wavering to the hope that we profess, for He Who promised is faithful; — Hebrews 10:23 AFV (A Faithful Version) Faithful means Loyal, steadfast, true to facts! RestoredMinistries.org

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Apr 08
Remember

Depend on the Lord for strength. Always go to Him for help. Remember the amazing things He has done. Remember His miracles and His fair decisions. —1 Chronicles 16:11, 12 ERV RestoredMinistries.org

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Mar 28
Do This For A Good And Noble Life

We are not to be held captive by our fickle hearts; our hearts are to be captive to God and the Word of God. We may be asking God to change our hearts when He is simply needing and waiting for us to guard our hearts. Close the door of your heart to ungodly influences. — XXOO Michelle Cosby Bollom Above all else, watch over your heart; diligently guard it because from a sincere and pure heart come the good and noble things of life. ~ Proverbs 4:23 The VOICE RestoredMinistries.org

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Mar 14
Intimacy Is Not Automatic

God will always make Himself available to us if we are willing to take the conscious, deliberate steps to abide in Him and linger in His presence. However, intimacy with God is not automatic. Instead, it is the result of right choices that stem from right priorities. Turn to the Lord for help in everything you do, and you will be successful. —Proverbs 16:3 ERV RestoredMinistries.org

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Mar 07
What Never Disappoints

Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. —Romans 5:5 AMP RestoredMinistries.org

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Feb 24
All The Facts

God is always right, because he has all the facts. - Romans 2:2 TPT RestoredMinistries.org

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Feb 16
Pursue Peace

If you concern yourself with other people's reactions rather than with Gods, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to live by faith. ~Solly Ozrovech "... seek peace and pursue it."~Psalm 34:14 (NIV). RestoredMinistries.org

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Feb 08
Bonus And Blessings

"Don’t pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults—unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Don’t condemn those who are down; that hardness can boomerang. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier. Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.” (Luke 6:37, 38 MSG) RestoredMinistries.org

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Feb 02
Wait Well

Is it hard to wait? But what if the delays are Divine Delays to give us an opportunity to seek Him… May you wait well friends! “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” — Lamentations 3:25 RestoredMinistries.org

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Jan 16
May God Bless You

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and turn their pain to joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done. Amen. ~A Franciscan New Year’s Benediction www.restoredministries.org #LiveRestored #MindBodySoul #RestoredMinistries #GoBeLove

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Jan 03
2 Mercies For Your Woes

Grab a hold of this Promise today! Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will: repay two blessings for each of your troubles; Restore to you double; I will repay you two mercies for each of your woes! ~Zechariah 9:12 God is faithful- start declaring this promise over your life and get ready for Double Blessings for your troubles. XXOO Michelle Bollom

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Dec 22, 2021
A Careful, Thoughtful Listener

A Careful, Thoughtful Listener Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from us]. —James 1:19-20 AMP “With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.” ~Catherine de Hueck Doherty “The first duty of love is to listen.”~Paul Tillich “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. You can see that when you think the friends that really listen to us are the ones we move toward, and we want to sit in their radius as though it did us good, like ultraviolet rays.” ~Brenda Ueland “Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.”~Miles Franklin “It seems rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.” ~Erma Bombeck There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen! ~ Rumi “Blessed are those who listen, for they shall learn.” — XXOO Michelle Bollom RestoredMinistries.org Click the Bell to subscribe👆🏻 For more info click https://www.restoredministries.org Come Like Us On Facebook 👇🏻 Restored Ministries - https://www.facebook.com/RestoredMinistries.org/ Your Healing Hour - https://www.facebook.com/YourHealingHour/ Poetically Prophetic - https://www.facebook.com/PoeticallyProphetic/ Need prayer? Email us at YourHealingHour@gmail.com Follow our Podcast https://anchor.fm/restored-ministries You can also find it on all Podcast Outlets - Bold Truths Raw Faith Podcast by Restored Ministries Follow Our Daily Blog 👇🏻 https://www.restoredministriesblog.Wordpress.com #LiveRestored #MindBodySoul Become a Partner Donations are Tax deductible 👇🏻 https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=37U8X25VGDZ24

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Dec 08, 2021
The Excellence Of Love

If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. And if I have the gift of prophecy [and speak a new message from God to the people], and understand all mysteries, and [possess] all knowledge; and if I have all [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but do not have love [reaching out to others], I am nothing. If I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it does me no good at all. Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant. It is not rude; it is not self-seeking, it is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered]; it does not take into account a wrong endured. It does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail]. Love bears all things [regardless of what comes], believes all things [looking for the best in each one], hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening]. Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete]. But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete and partial will pass away. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now [in this time of imperfection] we see in a mirror dimly [a blurred reflection, a riddle, an enigma], but then [when the time of perfection comes we will see reality] face to face. Now I know in part [just in fragments], but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known [by God]. And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love. —1 Corinthians 13:1-13 AMP RestoredMinistries.org

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Nov 29, 2021
The Confidence Of All The Earth

You answer our prayers with amazing wonders and with awe-inspiring displays of power. You are the righteous God who helps us like a father. Everyone everywhere looks to you, for you are the confidence of all the earth, even to the farthest islands of the sea. —Psalm 65:5 TPT RestoredMinistries.org

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Nov 22, 2021
No More Living In Regret

No more living within the lines of regret - I want to have the depth and breadth of making exceptional memories… Make Today Count! ….. So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom. —Psalm 90:12 AMP RestoredMinistries.org

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Nov 15, 2021
Ruin & Revival

God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you. So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you. Pause in his presence… God has a constantly flowing river whose sparkling streams bring joy and delight to his people. His river flows right through the city of God Most High, into his holy dwelling places. God is in the midst of his city, secure and never shaken. At daybreak his help will be seen with the appearing of the dawn. When the nations are in uproar with their tottering kingdoms, God simply raises his voice, and the earth begins to disintegrate before him. Here he comes! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob fights for us! Pause in his presence… Everyone look! Come and see the breathtaking wonders of our God. For he brings both ruin and revival. He’s the one who makes conflicts end throughout the earth, breaking and burning every weapon of war. Surrender your anxiety. Be still and realize that I am God. I am God above all the nations, and I am exalted throughout the whole earth. Here he stands! The Commander! The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side! The God of Jacob fights for us! Pause in his presence… —Psalm 46 TPT RestoredMinistries.org YourHealingHour.com PoeticallyProphetic.com come connect with us on all social media platforms

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Nov 07, 2021
It’s Quite Simple…

But He's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, And don't take yourself too seriously— take God seriously. -Micah 6:8 MSG. RestoredMinistries.org

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Nov 02, 2021
Foolishness

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto we which are saved it is the power of God.” — 1 Corinthians 1:18 For those who don’t believe in Jesus and have never experienced the delivering and conquering power of the Gospel, this message may seem to be foolishness. But those who have repented and have entered into covenant with Jesus Christ know the delivering, conquering power of these mighty words. It is no foolishness to the redeemed — it is the lifesaving power of God ! taken From Rick Renner Devotional Sparkling Gems

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Oct 17, 2021