Morning Joy

It is time to talk again 

To speak openly. As friends.

To find Me while I may be found

To meet me on summit heights 

Above all tumult far below

Listen,  and know My Voice.

Look beyond circumstances

Focus on higher ground

Find wide rivers of hope

It is time for ‘all things new’

You may say, “I am too weary.”

But your God never wearies

Therefore, draw from My strength

As mountain springs refresh

Drink deeply of Spirit…

Do you not know?

Tha I have called you by name

To this very time and place

And I am with you. Believe. 

Let go of every heavy burden

Let go! It is time for laughter again

And the joy I have promised

The joy of a new beginning

The joy that comes in the morning

©2012 S. Michaels
From God’s Heart
(Based on Psalm 30:5)

I Called You

I called you, Child
To dwell near My heart
Wrapped you in space and time
As the sun holds a galaxy in place
I drew you mysteriously close
To dance to music of the ages
I called you Destiny, Israel
Wrapped eternity around you
Then, because true love is freedom
I let you run far, far away from Me
Racing beyond safe borders
Where only saving grace reached
To draw you from deep waters
And from where you stand now
I hear you wondering why
This long, strange journey?
Only a Father’s love can answer
As I stand with arms open wide
I call you ‘Child’, still

© 2012 S. Michaels
From God’s Heart
Based on Hosea 11: 1-4

Why Hold Back?

My sweetness and peace are yours
Do you not realize this even now?
Why have you held back your praises?
The river of My forever blessings flows
On and on…only dip in your cup to drink!
Receive My glorious New Creation by faith!
Do not strive or be troubled of heart
Neither be impatient or distracted
The things of this world are passing
But the Lord your God remains everlasting
I am your God always and you are Mine
I am Jehovah Jireh, forever your Provider
No good thing will I withhold from you
As you walk blamelessly by grace, I rejoice!
I shall forever apportion out sweetness
A good measure even now is poured out!
My promises are healing and sweeter than honey
Arise…and release your praises!
Give great thanks to your God who restores
For as you step out in faith and praise
I shall replenish all that’s been lost
Every promise I have given is already yours
Stand fast upon the solid ground I’ve given
You have not been overlooked a single moment
Oh, dare to enjoy My rivers of refreshing now!
And taste of My forever goodness

2012 S. Michaels
Words From God’s Heart

Time to Talk

It’s time to talk
Time to take back ground
Time for restoration of all
Yes, everything that’s been taken
Every precious ounce of abundant life
My promises are flowing forth
There is a great outpouring
As the world trembles all around
My people shall find great shelter
And taste My sweet communion
It’s time to count blessings
It’s time to live in praise
It’s time for resounding shouts
The joy that brings down walls
Time to receive miracles and wonders
And as the rain falls to earth
So shall be My Word to My people
In this hour they shall walk wisely
And they shall go out with joy
Great is My peace that belongs to all
Who are led humbly by My Spirit
My Word shall not return void
But shall water the dry land
And every crop shall flourish
As My Word promises ‘No defeat!’
My everlasting Love dawns anew
It’s time to say hello to ‘awesome’
In mind, body, and in spirit
In thought, word, and in deed
Remove the ‘IM’ from impossible
Take ‘self’ out altogether!
Start living in New Creation
For all things are possible
For those who believe
In the Eternal Living One

© 2012 S. Michaels
Words From God’s Heart

Bible references: Revelation 15:3, 4 Revelation 4: 8-11

Letter for the Broken…

I wrote a letter today…
A letter for the broken
A love letter for thousands
A letter for people everywhere
Of every nation, tribe, and tongue
A letter smudged by tears
A letter many have tried to destroy
A letter that’s been trampled underfoot
A letter often abused, mocked and scorned

Today, in my letter
I reached out to remind the broken
How much I care about them
And to be strong and of good courage
For I am with them always
And I have spoken and decreed
Whatever has been done
To the least amongst them
Has been done unto Me

My letter is inscribed in heaven
Its promises are kept forever
No kingdom shall ever overcome it
And this letter pre-dates time itself
Yet great earthly rulers have ignored it
And many have played a part in trying
To erase every trace of it from earth

Today I sent the letter out again
To the farthest corners of the earth
To an indigenous man in a wheelchair
A broken man shoved silently aside
On a crowded and filthy city bus
A person treated as worthless
But to Me, he is one of the greatest
In My everlasting Kingdom

I sent the letter to a war torn nation
Where it was not welcomed and was burned
And those who received it were killed
All because of my love letter

I sent the letter to a tiny child
Wearing a pink sun bonnet with flowers
And whose single mom lives in poverty
The mom and child laugh and play often
As though they are most wealthy
And in My Kingdom they are

How strange that people
Don’t understand my letter
But for those who do, happiness!
For they dwell even in troubled times
In a place of constant and real peace
Heaven is already alive in their hearts
And the door is waiting, wide open
For that time I will meet them
With great joy on the other side

One day everyone will meet Me
They will ask Me about the letter
Or try to declare they didn’t receive it
And I will tell them it was sent often
A hundred thousand, and thousands more times
Translated into every language
Delivered by My faithful servants
Who were railed against and hated
But those claiming they didn’t receive it
Will cry out again, “But we didn’t know!”
And I will say, “Yes, you did…
For you heard and saw my letter
Everywhere, but you didn’t believe
That it was sent even for you…”

And at last they will know
The terrible sorrow of faithlessness
And that life is about choosing
And about believing and receiving
Here and now, My letter of love…
Authored by the Living Word
Creator of the heavens and earth
And of all things

If you find My letter today
Please open it…believe it…share it
Never let it go…it is Living Word
A letter of LIFE

© 2012 S. Michaels
Words From God’s Heart