Michelle Athens
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In 2007, God rescued Michelle from a lifetime of mistakes and has been gently and graciously helping her clean up the mess ever since. Michelle is a mother of three loving children and wife to an amazing man, God’s perfect match for her, who sharpens her spirit and makes her...

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  1. The Holy Spirit gets me every time. I’ve always felt it lingering inside me ready to give me the answers I’m searching for and yet I still try to tune him out whenever I don’t like the answer. Sometimes I am just to impatient to wait for that little voice, that whisper in my ear. Then it happens, I finally give up on my own and pray a lot and listen to the holy spirits nudging and walah, all is righted in my world. Silly me I am always surprised! Then it dawns on me that God has never failed me! Everything in my life has always worked out for the better good- for his purpose- even the “bad”. Thank you for the encouraging words this morning Michelle. Beautifully written and just what I needed to read this morning to start my day!

  2. Thank you for sharing this. How true it is that if we just stop running God will be right there. This gave me God bumps and brought tears to my eyes!

  3. Thank you Michelle for the wonderful words of encouragement. I really needed to hear these words today before I get into the madness of this world. Thank you for reminding me that I need to stop chasing the things of this world, and let the lover of my soul chase me instead. I love your writing style.
    May you be blessed always!

  4. Nothing compares to hearing His voice and feeling His promptings. Nothing.

    Love reading about these kinds of moments. Our God is so intimate and knowing and involved. Thank you for the sweet reminder this early A.M.

    Kind Blessings,
    Kate 🙂

  5. Michelle,
    Great words of encouragement!! Let him catch us is something I am struggling with and trying to allow myself to be caught.


  6. AMAZING!!!! I love it! Such a moving, monumental, and incredible moment beautifully captured and expressed to those who need to know that God is there and waiting. He is approachable and loves us. Amen & XOXO <3

  7. Michelle,

    Thank you for these beautiful words… your experiences and lessons learned are a true inspiration.
    Much love,

  8. “Whatever you’re chasing, stop. Realize God is chasing you. Let Him catch you. I promise, you’ll never be the same.”

    Thank you so much for sharing this today.

  9. Wow, what a precious child of God u r! I was so encouraged reading this God story in my quiet time this mid morning. Michele, u have a real talent expressing yourself. I have felt this same calling in the mid morning, to have some quiet time, waking too early, I better start inquiring what God wants to say to me, and stop trying to just turn over!! A friend told me once, “sleep is over rated”! Thank you for sharing.

  10. Simple and sincere.. You are right, the best part is God is not looking for us to be perfect, He will make us perfect in Him and according to His image. Great words!

  11. Right now I think I’m running away. I too am wondering if he hears my prayers if he sees my heart hurting. I find it heart to sit and read my bible to even pray. This post has given me encouragement that he is listening and he does here me.

    • Sara,

      Please know that God is with you always! He will never leave nor forsake you! He hears you completely and knows your heart! He formed you! Please come back to Him and allow Him to do a miraculous work in you!

      Prayers that you feel and know God is with you always and hearing each cry to Him! He is working on your behalf!!

      Blessings 🙂

  12. Thank you for sharing your story. A wonderful experience all too familiar at times but yet we get so busy in life that we forget to just let go and let God with his pure and unfailing love. I give thanks to God for allowing our paths to cross. You are a blessing & its great to see what happens when you allow God to conquer our fears and worries. Looking forward for more from the Lord through YOU!

  13. Thank you Michelle! I was just talking to my son last night about this. He asked me, “Does God know everything we’re thinking?” Me-“Yes”. Him-“How?” “He’s God.” How else do you explain this to a six year old?! 🙂 I know, turn to the Word. I just thought it neat I was just speaking about this and I read your writing. Thank you, it was good.

  14. Michelle,

    Thanks for sharing such a touching story!! I have had several “God Callings” in my life. You can not ignore them and once you obey–Oh the blessings you will receive!

    Blessings and peace! 🙂

  15. Michelle, the aspect about thoughts got to me. I had opened in-courage and chose your write up but i was about to press back and look briefly on the others as well when the urge came from within to keep reading and it is as you described ‘the holy spirit speaking to me’ I hope i can learn more to listen and obey in Jesus name

  16. Thank-you so much for your willingness to share. I so very needed to hear this message. I love those God -nudges, too, and those incredible moments of deep connection with Him.

  17. I had to laugh, because it is good to know that someone younger than me can forget the words of “The Lord’s Prayer” in the middle of the night. It is frustrating, since I have said that prayer thousands of times ever since I was a little tyke. So encouraging to read that God showed you the words to the prayer, letting you and us know, that is why He put it in the Bible, so we would always have the words at our fingertips! Thanks so much for sharing this story.

  18. Amen! “God’s love is so pure, just a misty essence of it will bring us to our knees. Whatever you’re chasing, stop. Realize God is chasing you. Let Him catch you. I promise, you’ll never be the same.” Oh how thankful I am that He never gives up chasing this wretched girl!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing. You are so inspirational. I look forward to hearing and learning more from you.