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About Michelle Fly

I am a follower of Jesus who is absolutely in the with the Word of God, how to study it, and helping others in increasing their knowledge of the word of God for the purpose of knowing who He is and what that means for us. I am no where near perfect, but try my best to take what the Lord is teaching me and learn to live it out with the guidance of the Holy Spirit

Finishing well

When I say that someone is finishing well, I don’t think of a test or a project, but of a person’s life.

A dear family member just finished well when he went to be with the Lord. A quiet man who could have done what so many do in life.

You see, he had a very poor upbringing. He had practically absent parents and no food, no one to tuck him in at night, no one to make sure he got his homework done. No one to model love or affection.

So many these days are using their poor upbringing to make excuses for a life of poor choices. He was not one of these people. He could have identified as a victim and therefore expected everyone to feel sorry for him. He didn’t do this either.

Instead he used every circumstance of his life to better himself. Through his military career, his marriage, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and then later in life, caring for his mother, stepfather, and wife, every decision he made whether good or bad, he used to improve himself. Not for his own selfish gain but because that is living a Christ-like life.

As his body was dying, he was given a gift not given to many. He was given the blessed time to say good-bye.

How many people, when given just a few weeks to live, would rail against the unfairness of it all? How many would spend it weeping and regretting past poor choices?

Not him. He spent his time welcoming people into his home, sharing his life with people, taking pictures with family and friends. Making jokes and focusing on ensuring others were comfortable and happy.

This is not to negate his physical condition. Make no mistake, he was in constant intense physical pain.

In scripture we are told to count it all joy when we experience various trials. He did that, to the very end.

Never before had I seen someone finish his race with such grace, love, honor, joy and contentment.

I learned a lot from him, and I am so proud and honored to be a small part of the legacy that he left.

Basic Training: Abortion

Abortion was a subject I had not planned to share this morning. However, when I opened my email and read it, I felt it not only timely, but necessary This is one of the most well-thought out and well-written article about Christians and abortions, I have come across in a long time. We MUST, as Christians be educated in this subject, lest what abortion is and is not, become our opinion and not fact.

Michelle Lesley

For more in the Basic Training series, click here.

I rarely write on abortion. But it’s not because I don’t feel strongly about it. It’s because it seems like it should be a given. That Christians shouldn’t have to be told that we don’t support abortion any more than we have to be told to breathe or eat. When I think about writing about abortion, I think, “What could I possibly say that hasn’t already been said a million times, and by people who have more experience in this arena than I do?”.

But the more I look out over the landscape of contemporary Christianity, the more I realize we can’t take any aspect of theology for granted. Because when we take the basics for granted, they don’t get taught to the next generation and we end up assuming they know things they don’t actually know. And that’s on…

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It’s What We Do With It

Today, I will admit it. I am in pain, lots and lots of pain. This isn’t unusual or unexpected. Too much or too little activity, weather change, etc. It is a part of my life. But…..

It isn’t me. It is not my identity. It is not who I am. It is just one thing in my life.

In this world we are going to problems, sufferings, losses. God does not keep us from these. Paul writes in Romans what we are to do in the midst of these:

we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5

Jesus promises us this:

“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. You will have suffering in this world. Be courageous! I have conquered the world.” — John 16:33 CSB

We can have peace, because of Jesus, not because of our situations, or our comfort. We are going to suffer, it’s a promise from our King. But how we manage that suffering, what we do with ourselves during that time of difficulty in our lives actually will grow us in Christ

Throwback Thursday ~ The Mailbag: Should Christians do yoga?

When you have to ask the question…….

Michelle Lesley

Originally published April 18, 2016


Should Christians do yoga? What about Holy Yoga or other “Christianized” forms of yoga?

Before I give my answer to this question, I’d like to ask a couple of questions.

Have you ever heard anyone ask the question, “Should Christians do aerobics/zumba/spinning?”

Ever heard of Holy Weight Lifting, Christian Calisthenics, Redeemed Running or another “Christianized” version of a particular form of exercise?

There’s a reason for that.

If you’ve ever participated in youth or Christian school activities with a dress code, a rule of thumb that’s frequently used to help kids determine whether a particular outfit is too short, too low-cut, etc., is, “If you have to ask, it’s probably not appropriate.”

I think the same thing could be said about yoga.

The reason the question “Should Christians do yoga?” is even being asked is because there’s doubt in the minds of the Christians asking…

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Context is King

In today’s world of everyone has “their own truth”, it is important for us not to adopt this into our bible knowledge. God, in bringing his Word forth through human writers had ONE meaning. Here is an article that discusses one such mistake people often have when interpreting this one passage of Scripture:

God Will Give You The Desires Of Your Heart

Walk The Walk He Tells You

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As I am sitting here in my home, a day that I will most likely remain alone, I must be strive to be like Jesus. It is so easy to just “let your hair down” and let your flesh take over. After all, who is watching? The dog? He doesn’t care.  But no matter where we are or who we are with, we need to be cognizant of the fact that we should be walking in the service He calls us to, in the way He wants us to live. We need to always be spending time with Him, asking Him in what areas of our lives we may need to repent. I have a daily need to embrace what 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says:

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a]may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

and know that the Word of God is meant, not just for us to feel good about being believers. No, not at all! It is for our training, reproof, correction and training in righteousness.  Let us seek Him and His righteousness and not get so busy with our tasks serving that we forget that although we may be in the world, we are not of the world. We will not look like the world, we are not supposed to. We need to be an example for others  and show ourselves approved to God.

New Way of Studying Inductively

Today, I was listening to a book titled “Grasping God’s Word” by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. It provides a new perspective for me with regard to interpreting God’s Word. It uses the normal Observation, Interpretation, Application skeleton, but fleshes it out in a whole new way. A great read. I am by no means finished with it and may not in the end find it useful, but so far, I love the concept and different approach.

Grasping God’s Word

Grasping God’s Word by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays @