Finally, I’m Back!

Well,that took a while, folks, but I am back and ready to plug away at this writing thing! 🙂 Hopefully y’all are well today and you have been as blessed as I have in this life despite its challenges? There’s also this:

Back to Posting!

Let me know what y’all think!

God Bless,

Michelle

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The Video I Promised

Hi, y’all!

As promised, here is the new video I mentioned! Enjoy! The text of the poem is below for those unable to access the video. Thanks!

God Bless,

Michelle

To Love Like You Do (Original Spoken Word Poetry)

 

To Love Like You Do

I don’t know how You do it

But You must see something in me

That makes me worth loving

As I often find me being lovable hard to believe.

 

But here You are, loving me with Your whole heart

And giving me nothing to fear, carrying me so far

From the broken and painful places where I got my start

That when I look back I’m amazed at where we are

And how You’ve never let me go, though I don’t often do my part.

 

Overcome by Your love, then, here I am

Brokenhearted and prideful, but wanting to start again.

I’m unable to process You casting my sins from the east to the west

By the grace of Your Son and His sacrificial life and death

Then He came back again through His resurrection, just as He had promised!

 

So I come to Your presence, expecting Your righteous judgment

After all, I know I deserve it, if I’m being honest.

But You say to me, “Child, come here to Me and receive your forgiveness,

For I see your heart is contrite and you have repented.”

Then You remind me, “Beloved, You are chosen and, therefore, cleansed.

 

Remember that, my child, and think no more on your debt.

But go sin no more and instead pursue My righteousness.”

Lord, may it be, then, that I would listen to the leading of Your Spirit

To love like You do and point the world to You, showing them Your lovingkindness.

May I put You first in all that do and Your love be my purpose

That I would live for You and ignore any other voices.

Yes, indeed, may I become as a voice in the wilderness

Living that others might see me and ask, “Who is this

That she follows? Whoever gives her life, that’s what we’re wanting.

Let us go out to seek Who this is that gave her such a joyful existence.”

 

Yes, Lord, for You give me rest and freedom from who I am

In living for myself and trying to be perfect on my merits.

Thank You, then, for reminding me that my work bears only stress

When I take back this life You gave and try for myself to be sinless.

Let me instead point the world around me to Your healing and wholeness

Where truth meets grace and Your mercy met Your justice.

 

So to love like You do and to see You move is all I ask

That only You would be my light and my salvation

That my life would be Your glorious reflection

That this broken world, seeing me, would seek You again.

For all have turned away and have walked paths of destruction.

 

Your glory and Your will be accomplished now and always, then,

Lord Jesus! Your will be done, now and forever, In Your Name, Amen.

Happy Father’s Day and Updates!

Hi everyone!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there,no matter what your role in a child’s life (or animals for pet parents!). This also includes moms being both dad and mom for their kids! God Bless you and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Also, there’s this: https://youtu.be/bPY5tYHIk0w

Basically, I’ve been writing a lot more and intend to continue, even reading and singing some of the work on YouTube.

Hopefully y’all are well, above all, and God Bless you!

Michelle

Continued……

Hi everyone,

This entry will be fairly straightforward, as it is a continuation of the last one. Thanks and God Bless,

Michelle

Continued after skipping a night due to fatigue from a busy week. . .

Before You, I never knew what freedom was
Before You, I never knew that I could truly love./
Fighting from victory, not for it, since You’ve already won
My triumph, a beautiful life for You, by your sacrifice and resurrection.

Before You, I never knew that my life had a reason
But now I know I exist for more than I could fathom.
And now that You’re my Lord, my God Who set me free
From the prison of the life that I’d lived for me/
I know what it is to be living for something worth believing
So I am no longer blind, but now I can see!

Chorus:

Here You are! I feel You taking over my heart
Raising me up from the dead to give me a new start!
And now a head heart of stone is becoming a soft of flesh
As You set me Your path and teach me what it is to live.
Yes, for the first time, I understand how I was dead in my sin
Ready to live again, nothing like I was before You!

“Legacy: For You or For Me?” Spoken Word Poetry Part 8

Hello again!

I hope all is well and you’re having a fantastic week(end), depending on where you are presently! Thanks to those who encouraged me to get writing and be bold in putting my work out! I think I finally figured out the problem I’d had. Does anybody else get nervous when y’all write because you have so many ideas you’re considering that you can’t just pick one and have trouble getting organized? I honestly think such is the case for me; or, rather, there’s that and the failure to look for inspiration in everyday life consciously.

Even now, as I pondered writing about the trouble of writing, I’ve come up with another idea: a few thoughts on the idea of leaving a legacy and what I want mine to look like.  Is it just me or has anyone else noticed that this discussion has come up much lately in church, at work, amongst friends and family members, whilst spending time alone reading a book, taking a walk with one’s dog or cat, etc.? I have, and, as several loved ones’ birthdays are coming up this month, that, too, got me thinking.

That said, the hesitation to publish any writing that I think might be worth a try to publish is gone for now. Therefore, I’m just putting more writing out there as the ideas come. Thank God, for sometimes I need to remember exactly Who is Author of all and didn’t create WordPress for nothing. After all, what *is* anything in this world if not for God? Thus, that is how I came to write my newest work as it is so far.

 

I think about the life I live on this earth

And as I type out these words, I ponder its worth./

I know that I am making some impact on this world

But is it for You or will this living only hurt?/

I want to make a difference, that all around me

Will only see Your Spirit in me, that my life is for Your glory.

 

After all, I know that Your sacrifice for me wasn’t wasted

Even though I fall into my sinful patterns time and time again./

Still, I often reflect on whether my life will show Your influence

Or will me, myself, and I have been my only focus?

A Christian, daughter, chosen one of God though I am,

Too often I make living something for myself as my reason…..

To be contiued. Conclusions tend to be my weak point, but what do you think so far? Thanks!

God Bless,

Michelle

 

Update/Au Moment…

Hello, everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been away and ask pardon. Work, life, and other personal concerns have taken my time, mostly. I am, however, doing more writing (poetry, song lyrics, etc.), and will post some of them each day this week. Please pardon my absence and I promise to be more consistent in the future!

Bonjour, mes amis! Je suis désolée que j’étais absente ici. Mon travail, ma vie personnelle, et des autres affaires personnelles m’occupe au moment. Néanmoins, j’écris plus des poèmes, des lyriques pour des chansons, et cetera. Je les publierai cette semaine. Pardonnez-moi, s’il vous plait, et je promis que je créerai mes postes avec plus de régularité!

God Bless/Dieu vous bénisse,
Michelle
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Spoken Word Poetry: Part 7 (?): You Matter To Me

Hi everyone!

Once again, I find my writing comes back in the strangest of places….well, okay, church isn’t that strange, but my email inbox is! Oddly, courtesy of Peter Hollens, I found writing flowing like a river, again. I have yet to finish my previous work, which you saw if you read my previous post. If not, the link is below and I think you’ll see why I believe it is unfinished. (Then again, a true artist’s work is never really done, is it?)

https://mademoisellemichelle1990.wordpress.com/2017/04/30/when-inspiration-calls/

That said, finding inspiration in an email  and on Facebook (thanks to Peter and Evynne Hollens and Gary Turk, in fact) were odd occurrences at first, but not so now. Therefore, I’m just going to write and put it out there. All comments are welcome provided they are spam-free and appropriate for all eyes to read. Thanks and God Bless!

You Matter To Me

You matter to me, they tell me, and I tell them the same,

But what happens when I say it and my actions don’t change?/

What happens when someone asks for much-needed space

Or reaches out for connection and I regard each wish with a “nay?”/

What happens when I’ve isolated myself, caring for myself alone

And someday, I find that I truly end up on my own?/

When “You matter to me” becomes “You’re important only as I propose”

Is it any wonder that we soon think ourselves sinless and throw the first stone?

 

Let me, then, be the first to say I am sorry for the ways I’ve been

Thinking myself the victim of most predicaments I’m in./

No one deserves much of what I’ve done and I ask your forgiveness, please;

Yes, though I am human and need grace, I admit irresponsibility./

 

Friend, family member, past partner, coworker, or whomever you may be;

Please know that I mean what I say and I hope you accept my apology.

All I ask is one chance to show that I have changed my ways by God’s saving grace,

And I cannot guarantee that I’ll be perfect, but will do, by His grace, the best I can./

After all, He provided me love and salvation, so who am I to exclude any person?

And now, as I conclude, I feel a change taking place; yes, I’m finally set free!

I understand if you are skeptical, but I ask for you to take a chance on me/

And believe me when I say I will take a chance on you, too.

For I believe God meant it when He said, “Come to Me, all of you

Who are weary, tired, anxious, hopeless, and seeking life anew.”

Friends, perhaps I am alone, but I date to ask: why not start anew?

What would happen if we were honest and lived out the Golden Rule?/

To do so won’t be easy, this I grant for sure,

But to do so is worth more than anything we all dare to hope could provide more./

I say this because God has once again made clear that I matter to Him,

So, reminded of this, I feel there is something to be said of it.

 

Finally, just so you know, before you go, you matter to me

And I pray you found yourself encouraged whether you believe./

Thank you, dear readers, for taking the time to read the words I typed,

And I pray you know you matter as you slumber, or perhaps arise./

May God give you strength and courage to conquer the days to which you wake

And know that you are loved, no matter what happens each day you will face./

I pray that as I conclude this poem tonight that God gives you strength

To live out each day aware that you are worth it all, no matter what living this life takes.
Thanks again and God Bless,

Michelle