Monday, February 8, 2010

Who Is God To You???

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Hi Ladies,

There is what looks to be an awesome bible study going on over "At the Well". It is a study on getting to know God through a study of His names. If you are at all interested, please head over there and check it out. Don't worry if you can't do it all or are late in joining, join in whenever you can, that is what I am going to do.


Today we are supposed to introduce ourselves and answer the question of "Who God is to us?"


My name is Michelle and I am first and foremost deeply in love with my Jesus! I am a wife to a wonderful man, Brian. I am a Mama to nine precious children here on earth and six babies at the feet of Jesus. We home school our children and generally just try to keep our heads above water, to be entirely honest!

I am an extremely passionate person about the things the Lord brings in my life. I strive to nourish my family the best I can physically, emotionally and spiritually. I am an extremely flawed individual, which by the way, is only becoming more and more apparent as I grow older.


Feel free to 'look' around my blog to find out a little of what makes me tick.


Who Is God To Me?



Oh my, I cannot fathom how to do this question justice. As I type with tears running down my face, I can assure you He is everything to me. He chose ME, saved me and filled me with His Holy Spirit. Me! He chose ME! I wasn't looking for Him. I didn't really know Him. He drew me out of a deep pit and put my feet on a wonderful path.


He has given me a life that is truly beyond what I could have ever dreamed of. When people ask 'what were your dreams as a little girl?' The only thing I can remember ever really wanting was to be loved. I have a God who loves me so much, who gave me a husband who adores and cherishes me, nine children who love me even though I am so, so unworthy of their affection.


Lest you think that I am one of those women who seem to have it all with no troubles, let me assure you that is NOT true, and nothing could be further from the truth! We have had our share of tremendous heartache and struggles like most people. BUT GOD! Through it all, He has been so faithful, so there, so merciful, so gracious, so unbelievably everything we would ever need!

I am blessed with an extremely intimate relationship with Him. I have rich quiet times that I sense His presence everyday. I love His Word. I cannot imagine, I actually shudder at the thought of traversing this life without His Spirit leading me, without my Father ordaining my every step and without my Jesus with Whom I live and move and have my being! He is my LIFE!


I look forward to this bible study as I have always loved studying the names of God. Jehovah Shammah has been a favorite for years. I believe it means "the Lord is There" He has always been "there" through all the ups and downs! Please join in the bible study if you can. May God bless you as seek to know Him more.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Michelle,

WOW! I love your post and your passionate explanation of who God is to you!

Thank you so much for sharing today!

-Ashley

Peggy said...

Blessings Michelle,

I chose you too...out of the links so far, I only had time for one & I chose this one (for now)and so glad I did!

WOW! You truly are passionate about God and it shows in your words from your heart. I'm sure if I knew you better and that beautiful family of 9(WOW...that alone is a beautiful miracle)I would see a precious woman of God, seeking after God with all she is...I love that you selected Jehovah Shammah..."the Lord is there", and I'm so thankful that HE IS that steadfast, faithful, unchanging, always there ~ that I can depend on God. Great choice! Now I wish I had been more specific in choosing a favorite One.

Thank you for sharing so beautifully! Looking forward to the study and getting to know each other as God leads. It's nice to get to know you. Seeking Him with you. May God continue to be with you.

Jenifer said...

"BUT GOD! Through it all, He has been so faithful, so there, so merciful, so gracious, so unbelievably everything we would ever need!"

BUT GOD demonstrated His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

BUT GOD!I am SO thankful that there was a BUT GOD in my life. SO THANKFUL!!! Girlfriend, your passion and heart for the Lord is evident and contagious!!!

I look forward to getting to know you more over the next several weeks and gleaning from your insights and wisdom.

If you have any questions or comments about week 1, be sure to email me by Friday, Feb. 12th at jenifer@byhisgraceministry.com

May God continue to richly bless you as you seek after Him!!

By His Grace,
Jen

Mom of Many said...

I look forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks as we grow in Christ together! You have such a beautiful family!

Mark & Heather Mac said...

Great post Michelle. I love when you said . . .
"I cannot imagine, I actually shudder at the thought of traversing this life without His Spirit leading me, without my Father ordaining my every step and without my Jesus with Whom I live and move and have my being!"

It reminds me of how Proverbs 31 ends. "but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised."

May the Lord richly bless you in the seeking of His Word this week.

Heather Mac