A Life Surrendered

The start of this blog in 2011, which I named A Life Surrendered, was a response to God asking me to open up about the things I was learning as a wife and mama following God—the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful. He used Matthew 5:14-16 in the Message translation to call me out. The lines that urged me on and continue to urge me on are, “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.”

It is my hope, as I share openly and honestly about the things I’ve struggled with, the things I’ve overcome, and the things I still have yet to overcome, that you would come to know the nature and heart of God. You don’t have to fear losing the loving of God when the process of transformation gets long and messy. There’s nothing you can do or not do that will cause God to ever stop pursuing you. He will not stop trying to get your attention, and you always have His.

Articles

The Greatest Call from God

We want God to call us to something great. So, which is it? What is the greatest call from God? Sometimes God will ask you to leave places, positions, and people. Though, the onlookers seeing from the outside in, may disqualify you by counting your absence, your...

When You Think What You Do Doesn’t Count

Can you work in secret with the same fervor, passion, diligence, and commitment as if there was a multitude gazing, and a crowd pouring out accolades, when there is not a soul watching?

How do you measure success in the Kingdom of God?

The first line I journaled was the question, “How do you measure success in the Kingdom of God?” To my own surprise, and without even thinking, I penciled the reply, “That is not the question.”

Mamas can dream… [Dream Again Day 24]

Motherhood is work fit for the Kingdom. The work you do as a mama IS work worthy of the Kingdom of God. Mama, your labor is important to God's plan for the earth. Motherhood doesn’t steal your dreams, it refines them and then enlarges them. I want to make sure you...

The Problem with Clutter

The pointed life is about all the different parts of our life lining up in the same direction. That direction is pointed toward our life's purpose. "All the independent things in your life--the items you own, how you spend your time, the relationships you cultivate,...

How Not to Quit

How do we keep with it? How do we keep with anything that is worth fighting for? I have had the flu. It has been an especially challenging week. I could not have made it through without the support and love from my husband, who also happened to have the flu. It was...

Why is it so hard to eat healthy?

I am not a health food expert or personal trainer. I am not trying to reinvent the healthy wheel here. I am an ordinary woman who would like to eat healthy and struggles like the rest to keep up with it. But, I am also who woman who wants to encourage and journey...

Why should we PURGE?

PURGE is all about getting rid of the unnecessary things in our life that hold us back and weigh us down. "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin...

When God changes Your Mind, Heart, and Direction

There is so much I want to fill you in on. Truthfully, I have been posting more updates on my Facebook Blog Page, than the blog itself. Sometimes, it's just easier to meet you there. Here's the thing. God has changed me. I have been online as a blogger since 2011. But...

When You Forget the Giving Thanks Part of Thanksgiving

You know that moment when you realize it is Thanksgiving week and you've forgetting the giving thanks part? Well, I do. It is just so easy to get caught up in the things to do to get ready for Thanksgiving, especially if you are the one hosting it. Actually, if I were...

Anytime You Deal with Another Human It Is Ministry

When I made the decision to go back to college for a leadership degree, it also meant I would be more active in our business. Though I am not involved in the day-to-day processes, I am interested in developing people, and helping them reach their fullest potential. I...

Your Brave Does Not Have to Look Like Someone Else’s Brave

When I was around 7 years old, having a meal with my mother in a McDonalds restaurant, she told me to ask the cashier for a napkin. Asking a stranger for a napkin was traumatic for me as a painfully timid and uncommonly shy little girl. I was so paralyzed by fear that...

When Quitting Seems Easier

The discouragement has been coming in waves, and each time the wave comes I try to brace myself, but it is a struggle to keep my footing. I have been running my race, and it feels like I am wearing weights. I have been heavy and slow, and today quitting seemed easier....

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Michele-Lyn Ault
2017

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