Jan 23, 2020

Even when it hurts...

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Memory Scripture: Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12

This friend has been a part of my life for many years.

She is the MOST FUN to be around.

Always smiling, laughing, and just spilling over with JOY.

She has taught me so much, and she continues to point others to Jesus through her example.

Be blessed by her words today. Please make sure to listen to the song she posted as well. Whew!

Welcome to our SHINE table, Michelle (Missy) Thomas.


When Jill asked me if I would want to write a post for the blog my stomach churned and I laughed to myself thinking “oh the irony”... a resounding YES stirred in my spirit but then a wave of reality followed close behind ... You see I am currently in a season that “words” just come hard. I’m sure fighting cancer for the second time in 10 years has a lot to do with it. The crazy thing is during my first battle in 2010 the words came so easy and I shared them abundantly. But this time the struggle is real. Thankfully I am blessed to be surrounded by amazing family and friends that love BIG and continually encourage me with the love of Jesus shining brightly through them!! So how do you share when the words just aren’t there...the enemy would tell me to just give up...NOT TODAY Satan!!!! 
When there are no words...Worship!! 
Music is fuel for my soul ... seriously I love any and all kinds of music. But especially in this season lyrics are like a healing balm to my soul. I wanted to share a song that echoes in my heart: 
Take this fainted heart Take these tainted hands Wash me in Your love Come like grace again Even when my strength is lost, I’ll praise You Even when I have no song, I’ll praise You Even when it’s hard to find the words, Louder then I’ll sing Your praise Take this mountain weight Take these ocean tears Hold me through the trial Come like hope again Even when the fight seems lost, I’ll praise You Even when it hurts like hell, I’ll praise You Even when it makes no sense to sing, Louder then I’ll sing Your praise I will only sing Your praise And my heart burns only for You You are all, You are all I want And my soul waits only for You And I will sing til the morning has come And my heart burns only for You Your are all, You are all I want And my soul waits only for You And I will sing til the miracle comes I will only sing Your praise Even when the morning comes I’ll praise You Even when the fight is won, Ill praise You Even when my time on Earth is done, Louder then I’ll sing Your praise I will only sing Your praise 

The best way to wrap this up I believe is with Psalm 57:7 “My heart is confident in You, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing Your praises.” 
Friends you may not be walking through the same valley that I am, But we ALL have our battles so don’t give in to the enemy...Sing LOUDER still ... When there are no words WORSHIP!!! 

Getting my worship on, Michelle Missy “5ftmissyLinda Brenda,whatever you may know me as :)

A heart at home...

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