The Privilege of Family

Lee Michaels | March 18, 2017 | Comment

Just as we like to take time enjoying our family, so does the Lord like to take time with His.
Mark 10:14, Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.”

Follow The Leader

Lee Michaels | January 7, 2017 | Comment

As we go through the bustling agendas of our day, attempting to “get things done”, never forget to STOP and seek the One Who directs our path. It is always refreshing to wait in His Presence, listen to His Voice, and thank Him for His goodness and mercy. Take His hand and He’ll lead the way—calmly.
Psalm 31:3, For You are my rock and my fortress; For Your name’s sake You will lead me and guide me.

Waiting for The Best Answer

Lee Michaels | September 26, 2016 | Comment

In silent waiting, there are answers. The Lord did not promise explanations—which is what most of His children desire. Trust is a high priority in His Kingdom for His children because it involves His will, not our understanding. True peace comes from settling into His Arms with quiet assurance that He knows the plans.
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

His Answers, His Timing

Lee Michaels | September 14, 2016 | Comment

Perhaps it is true that we are at our best in brokenness—for only the hope of God remains. Our answers are gone. Our ideas have failed. Our efforts have expired. In the silence of despair, His still, small Voice resounds dynamically deep within our soul. His wisdom cuts through our weakness with the resounding words: “Listen. Trust Me. Allow Me to heal and lead.” The value of a contrite heart comes to light. Our efforts are laid aside and replaced with faith in our creative Lord. His resources are unending; His wisdom, immeasurable. Waiting on His timing becomes welcomed. We have never been in a better place.
Isaiah 26:3, You, Lord, give true peace to those who depend on You, because they trust You.

Wisdom to Embrace Him

Lee Michaels | September 2, 2016 | Comment

Although our heavenly bodies remain a mystery, it will be freedom from our earth ones. No more sorrow, no more pain. By dwelling on Eternity, it brings significance to our purpose here: share the necessity of redemption. Jesus—only Jesus—paid the extraordinary price to Heaven’s eternal splendor. Wisdom says “embrace Him”—with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength.
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.”

His Amazing Grace

Lee Michaels | May 24, 2016 | Comment

Enjoy the blessings of our Lord and Savior! They are not earned; they are not maneuvered. His blessings are a gift to us–His beloved children! Our love and service to Him is a separate issue, to be given with a pure heart. Do not confuse the essence of grace with mere obedience or “correct” behavior. Rest in His loving Arms to know His comforting love without performance. Our efforts to please Him will naturally follow.
Ephesians 4:7, “But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.”

Beyond Our Comprehension

Lee Michaels | April 18, 2016 | Comment

There IS NO END to My creation!! Heaven has sounds you have never heard, beauty that you have never seen, creation you have never imagined, textures you have never touched, flavors you have never tasted, emotions you have never felt. I have endless ability to create, to love, to satisfy, to intrigue, to amaze. Forever, I AM.
1 Corinthians 2:9, But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

Most Powerful Sacrifice

Lee Michaels | March 28, 2016 | Comment

There is nothing but stunning quietness that overtakes my being as I dwell on Holy God, in the form of Christ Jesus, loaded down with centuries of sin on a splintered cross—painfully abused, distorted—inside and out. My soul, my thoughts feel unspeakable loss and sorrow. My heart feels loneliness “without Him”. Before tears explode, I have to look two more days ahead—victory, like none other! His tomb bursts open in honor and awe of my Living Redeemer, God’s only Begotten, that has paid the dearest price to embrace His own creation!! Wisdom tells humanity to RUN TO HIM!! Kneel at His nail-scarred feet in thanksgiving and overflowing awe. Acknowledge the price He paid for us. Serve Him with excellence!

Dominican Republic Mission – Spring 2016

Lee Michaels | March 4, 2016 | Comment

As our Musicianaries’ team prepares to travel to the Dominican Republic tomorrow, please pray for our time there to be effective for the Lord’s glory. It is the hope of our hearts to touch lives and souls deeply with the love of our Savior. Please ask the Lord to give us the words, the gentle eyes, the loving hearts, and discerning wisdom to encourage, bring joy, offer hope, and to embed peace and new vision in each heart. Most of these precious people have no idea how valuable they are and what potential lies within. Pray that we may draw them to His heart to see the treasure they are in His sight and ours. Thank you for joining with us to bring honor to His Name!

Amazing Grace–How Can It Be

Lee Michaels | January 30, 2016 | Comment

Adoration and wonder begins here on this earth as we enter Your Presence in prayer. We cannot understand the love You feel toward broken possessions, such as we are. The beautiful creations You lovingly birthed have horribly failed Your righteous intentions. Yet You see us through the cleansing blood of Your Only Begotten Son that willingly paid such a price. My heart and soul stretch with gratitude and love for such a Maker: My Savior, My King, My Father!
Psalm 30:1, “I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths”.
2 Corinthians 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you, through His poverty, might become rich.”