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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Friday, May 5, 2017

the holy invitation

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the old. the shabby. the worn. 

hurting hearts, broken bodies, and crushed spirits. 

sickness, pain, and trauma. 

scars and stories deadlocked in time. 

it's all an invitation for Him to come in and heal – a holy invitation.

restoration is His business. and while there are just some things only Jesus can do; He often uses other people to help us get there. 

we can't do it on our own. we need Him. and we need each other. 


~ Michelle

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Salt and Light

13 “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You’ve lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.

14-16 Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:13-16 – The Message (MSG)


Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Promise Is Coming


"THE PROMISE IS COMING. THE PROMISE IS COMING."

I keep hearing those words over and over again from Holy Spirit. In fact, I've been hearing them for many days now, including today, and I've been pressing in and seeking the Lord for more understanding. Actually, there has been a lot of labor, resistance, and interference involved, which tells me this must be quite important.

I don't profess to know it all, but I am getting from Him that "The Promise" means different things for different people. Yet it is fully rooted in the promises of God (2 Corinthians 1:20) for our lives, our families, the body of Christ, and even cities and nations. And this is certainly happening at the direction of the Father.

I also believe this has everything to do with Him taking us further into both our individual and collective destinies in Jesus. And I really feel an excitement attached to this too.

This is ultimately a Kingdom thing. And there will be some necessary uprooting and tearing down of certain things that have already served their purpose, are hindering what the Father wants to newly plant and build, or were never of Him in the first place and must be removed. There will be hidden things uncovered too. So don't be surprised by the exposure this carries.

Lastly, I’m hearing Him say there are greater days ahead that are going to blow our minds. This is a time that is truly being orchestrated by Heaven itself for the greatest move of God we’ve ever known.

He is intentionally joining people together for His purpose. So I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to be in the place the Father wants each of us to be. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says, thinks, or does – be where He wants you to be; nothing more and nothing less.

I don't believe it's a coincidence that the Holy Spirit is repeatedly speaking these words during this week - Holy Week and Passover Week. I think there is great significance in it – almost like Heaven is making an announcement during this holy time. And I know I’m not the only one feeling it or perceiving it either.

I really feel there is more to this but I can only share what I've been given. However, I do believe we are going to see a pairing of God's love and power within this time in ways we've never known or seen before. In other words, the magnitude of His love and power is going to astound many of us.

So with that, I declare to you, as the Holy Spirit has been specifically declaring to me,

"THE PROMISE IS COMING. THE PROMISE IS COMING."

In His Love.

~Michelle 

(I'm sharing this at His direction so please weigh these words by the Spirit)

Michelle Holderman
Copyright © 2017