Saturday, August 12, 2017

Holy Is

Holy is loving God. Holy is also loving your neighbor as yourself.
Holy is being led by the Spirit. Holy is also walking by faith.
Holy is seeking first the Kingdom. Holy is also serving others.
Holy is worship and obedience. Holy is also joy and peace.
Holy is personal. And holy is also communal.

Holy is taking care of your family.
Holy is teaching your children.
Holy is doing it everyday.

Holy is plowing the field.
Holy is growing the vegetables.
Holy is inviting others to sit at your table.

Holy is laughter and tears.
Holy is sound and silence.
Holy is rest and labor.

Holy is buying a cup of coffee for someone who needs it.
Holy is cooking a meal for somebody who can't. 

Holy is clothing one who has none.

Holy is acting justly.
Holy is loving mercy.
Holy is walking humbly with God.

Holy is ministering to the broken and the hurting.
Holy is caring for someone who is sick or injured.
Holy is taking the time to genuinely listen to a troubled heart. 


Holy is rejoicing with those who rejoice.
Holy is weeping with those who weep. 

Holy is the mountaintop and the valley.
Holy is in the beauty and the ashes.

Holy is truth.
Holy is grace.

Holy is faithfully doing the work God's given you to do.
Holy is doing that work as if you're doing it unto Him.

Holy is as much in the little, ordinary things as the big, grandiose ones. Holy is as much doing the natural part as the spiritual. It's both. We cannot separate the two in living out our faith. 

Scripture says faith without works is dead (James 2:17). What does that mean? I think it means putting tangible action behind our words and beliefs. It means giving faith our eyes, ears, voices, hearts, hands, feet, trust, time, money, energy, and attention. 

Holy is serving people as much as serving Christ. In doing one; are we not doing the other? 

I know we mostly associate holy with purity and righteousness, and this is true. However, it's not in the context of keeping or adhering to rules and regulations. Rather holy is being dedicated to God and this happens through a relationship with Jesus. 

We are holy in our union with Christ. 

We participate in holy living through spiritual intimacy with Jesus, which naturally flows out into our daily lives. We find holy in our genuine, intimate, transparent, ongoing communion with Him. But I believe we also find holy in our communion with each other. 

In this way, holy isn't religion; holy is relationship.
In this way, holy isn't just going to church; holy is a lifestyle.
In this way, holy isn't a Sunday thing; holy is a heart thing.

And the older I get, the more clearly I see through this lens.

Jesus, please help us be holy as you are holy.
Help us honor you and honor others.
Help us live holy everyday lives.

- Michelle

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017 


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Friday, July 21, 2017

The Excavating of Truths

The Father gave this insightful word to me on September 18, 2016. However, He’s never given me the green light to release it until now and that’s because it is actually for this present time and season. Now is the time of this word and it speaks volumes to me. I pray it does you as well. – Michelle

The Father is speaking –

“Problems are going to be solved in this time. There are many who have struggled for years with certain troubles or issues. They’ve sought understanding and counsel but to no avail. Some of it was because the time had not yet come for the revealing of such knowledge, but the time is now. And as you work through untangling these difficulties, I will open access to the truths surrounding them.

There are bridges to the past that must be crossed and dealt with.

Some are under a form of oppression that’s related to past hurts or wounds. Even past words spoken can carry power if they’ve not been brought into the light of truth.

Some are being held captive by that which they do not even know. What am I saying? There are generational issues at hand that must be properly addressed. Some struggles in your life have nothing to do with you directly but rather with your ancestors. The consequences of their choices are affecting you presently.

Bloodlines are crying out to Me, and there are those who are standing in the gap for the sake of their families. They want to know what the true root or cause of the problem is. And so I shall make it known to them.

The exposing or revealing of what was previously unknown, sometimes even for many generations, will have a tremendous impact on the present. It will be like an excavating of ancient ruins; digging and unearthing truths buried long ago that will bring divine revelation into the here and now. In other words, your understanding lies in knowing what was long before you were even born. That is something only I can uncover.

I AM bringing much knowledge and truth to My people. I AM revealing what was in order to help you heal what is in the present because that is the root of your struggle. This might sound somewhat cryptic or confusing but I assure you; it is where the truth of what you long to know is hidden.

The sound of My voice is shaking what must be shaken. And what I AM shaking is dismantling that which needs to be uncovered.

A divine dismantling is underway and you are going to walk in greater strength and resolve in what I uncover. I will give you grace to do the work that must be done in this process. I will walk with you. I will give you the resources you are in need of. But I must unveil that which is hidden and bring the truth of the matter to light. It will be the source of your recovery on many levels. And I desire for you to walk in truth. I desire for you to have fullness of life. I desire for you to prosper even as your soul prospers.

I will give you signs. I will speak to you through My creation. And you will know that I AM for you and not against you. I always have been. It is the devil, your adversary that has been in operation opposing you. He is the trickster that’s been at work.

Nevertheless, there are those times when your own choices are at work and then there are times when the choices of other people are in play. They can affect generations yet to come if not properly dealt with.

Even those who have made poor choices and not previously done what I wanted; there will be a time of second chances because of how I AM at work. I do not wish that you would deny the cost or consequences of your wrong choices. I desire for you to allow Me to help you remedy them. And that means being responsible for what you’ve done. It also means I will help bring restoration into the matter that will cause greater reconciliation.

Exposure is under way and I will render My justice through the process of what I have spoken. I AM a God who delights in righteousness and justice. I also delight in restoration and redemption. And I AM unmasking truth and revelation in order to do just that.

Selah on these words, but also on Me.

I will restore the years that the locust and the canker worm have eaten. I will give back to you what the enemy has stolen and greater even still.

I desire that you function in Shalom – total wholeness.

All that I AM doing is to ultimately draw people back to Me.” 

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Kingdom Artists

I see the Spirit of God moving through the arts in a wholly new, unique way. Painters, sketchers, graphic designers, potters, videographers, filmmakers, photographers, poets, writers (including songwriters), musicians, singers, dancers, and even DJ's – get ready to express the Father's heart in the new ways He's going to show you. Say what you will, but I am also getting He is going to move through chefs, cooks, bakers, and baristas; clothing and jewelry designers; and also graffiti artists (that's specifically what I heard Him say).

You will deliver the word of the LORD through your art; through the gifts and talents He's given you. And it will minister to and bless people in a way nothing else can. It will be sharp with precision and integrity. Holy Spirit will lead you and give you fresh ideas, some through dreams and visions, but you must step out and release them. Don't be afraid to share the unique creative expressions He gives you. You will know the right timing to release them too.

Also, this will present unusual opportunities only the Father could orchestrate because He wants to make himself known to those who would not set foot in a church. So He's coming to them through you and your art. 

I believe the anointing of Heaven, the sound of Heaven, is strongly flowing through the arts in this time and season. And as His Kingdom Artists, you are helping to bring His Kingdom and His will on earth as it is in Heaven and glorifying the Son [Jesus] in the process.

~ Michelle

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017

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Monday, May 22, 2017

hope


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

lost girls


she closed her eyes 
the time had come
to go where 
her innocence
was taken.

but lost girls look for places to go
far away from reality.

she swallowed her secrets
never to tell
deadlocked in time
her story stays there
it remains
concealed and unopened
until it is freed. 

but lost girls look for places to go
far away from reality.

what is it
you've said
without saying it?
what is
your heart
telling me?

i'm a broken piano
in need of mending
this lost girl is weary 
and tired of pretending
all of my words
are heavy 
and so hard
to speak.

please come
sweet lost girl
and pour out
your story
come
and lament
your reality.

jesus is waiting
and listening.
he wants you
to come and
be free.

– michelle 

* written for all the lost girls who've no one to tell. 

he hears the cries of your heart.
and i hear them too.

you matter. 
your story matters. 

we're praying for you. 

copyright © 2017

Broken Pianos and Mending Hearts


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