Knowing you

Hi family & friends,
I wanted to share my new song and video titled “Knowing You”. It is one of the four on my new album “Out Of The Overflow” that brings us into a worshipful experience while reminding us of the many blessings God has shown us. It contains four new songs are “Out of the Overflow”, “Free as You are”, “Holy Is the One” and two re-mastered versions of my favorite classics “I Will Pray For You” and “Whatever You Ask.

“Knowing You” reflects my appreciation for our Savior; how He sacrificially loves us and desires for us to know Him! I love the message of our personal Savior and all he has done for us, how incredible it is that we can know Him! brings us into a worshipful experience while reminding us of the many blessings God has shown us. This song “Knowing You” shares how we are the recipient of all His blessings! He gives us hope, new life, a new mind, assurance, and perseverance to endure our difficult situations. Knowing Jesus makes me want to sing and praise Him now and forevermore and to point others to Him!

I’ve made a new video “Knowing You” and it contains some pictures from my son, Chris’ recent mission trip (including the image shown above, where my son is front right in his mission in Southeast Asia.) As a junior in college, he felt called this past summer to go to Southeast Asia to an unreached people group who have not heard the gospel. While there he was an overflow of God’s light and truth. It has been a blessing to hear of my son’s experiences from his trip and be able to share some of his pictures for this theme ‘Knowing You”!

I pray you enjoy this song and video here! (lyrics below). Lord, thank you for giving us the greatest gift of all; for forgiving us by dying on the cross for us, to take away our sins, to allow us to know You and for giving us new life forever!

In His love,

John 17:3 "Now this is eternal life; that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."

3 John 4 “I have no greater joy to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

Knowing You
By Mark Hauth/Michele Wagner

Verse 1
Every golden sunrise, every crashing ocean wave
The stars reveal Your glory, but we know You
Through the cross of Your great love

Knowing You is the heart of our salvation
Close to You is where we find our home
We've tasted of Your goodness
All Your mercy shining through
There's no greater joy than knowing You

Verse 2
In our times of laughter, in the valleys of our pain
Lord, Your faithfulness will find us there
And through the holy pages, You draw us
What deep communion we can share


Oh Jesus, I want to see your glory
Hear Your truth dwell in Your presence
Wrapped in Your loving kindness
In the secret place where we seek Your face

Chorus 2
Knowing You is the Heart of our salvation
Close to You is where we find our home
We've tasted of Your goodness
All Your mercy shining through
There's no greater joy than knowing You
Knowing You

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Live Loved!!

It's snowing and cold here in the 20's. Tonight is our Life Group from church at 7pm where people from church come over to review last Sunday's sermon, worship and pray. I need to prepare two worship songs and type up lyrics and clean the downstairs to be prepared.

But I love the book my son gave me for Christmas "Uninvited" by Lysa TerKeurst and I can't stop reading it. I need to get priorities in place for tonight!

The author Lysa TerKeurst writes from her feeling of rejection, grieved from the deep loss of a relationship, her dad, that was there one day and gone the next, and how she finds the gift from God.

Here are my nuggets, some lines that touched me, from just the first three chapters! (This book reminds me of the songs the Lord inspired me “Do I Love You First” and “With My All” and it inspires me to write new songs!

I hope you enjoy these quotes. Its a great book!

"The mind feasts on what it focuses on. If you want to know what a persons' focus and feast is, all you have to do is listen to the words that come out of her mouth.

Live from the abundant place that you are loved and you won't find yourself begging others for scrapes of love. Live loved! It’s hard to live something you sometimes don’t feel. It's easy to live loved when I feel loved. No soul can soar to the place of living loved when it’s a performance-based endeavor. Living loved is sourced in your quiet daily surrender to the One who made you. I was doing many things with God but not really spending time getting refilled by God and His abundant love at all. I was saying I was connecting with Him but in all honesty, I was letting the world stir my deep affections. I’d say, I put God first in my life, but give all my first moments of each day to checking my text messages rather than checking with His messages.

Psalm 91 "He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty". When we abide, delight, and dwell in Him, He then places within us desires that line up with His best desire for us. He can promise us stability, because we’re tapped into His consistent power.

Mark 3:14-15 When Jesus appointed the apostles to preach and drive out demons the first part of their calling was to be with Him. Fullness comes to us when we remember to be with Him before going out to serve Him. He wants our hearts to be in alignment with Him before our hands set out today’s assignment for Him. So He extends what we need and invites us each day to receive (from His spirit) in prayer, worship and truth from His Word. Fix your eyes not on a worldly prize but on staying in love with Me. I was created by God, who formed me because He so much loved the very thought of me. When I was nothing, He saw something and declared it is good. Very good. And very loved.

Therefore I bring the atmosphere of love into every situation I face. I'm not tempted to flirt with the world, hoping for approval because I have the real thing with God. And I’m not nearly as likely to fall into perceiving rejection that isn’t really there, or listen to lies, because I’m not starving for affection.

I am loved. This should be the genius thought of every day.

God's love isn't based on me. It's simply placed on me. And it's the place from which I should live....loved."

Michele's First Album from 1985 - "Higher Than Mine"

I'm very thankful that my first album (from a very long time ago!) is available now for purchase on iTunes and other digital retailers! These are the very first songs I wrote after meeting Jesus many years ago.

These songs are very special to me as they were written shortly after I committed to make Jesus Lord of my life. Computers, Face book and Instagram were never in my view when I was writing these songs.

It is so easy to get caught up in the activities and frustrations of each day. It’s then I recall how He told me many years ago in a Bible Study, on John 9, Jesus healing the blind, which inspired me to tears, “If you would just concentrate on song writing I’ll take care of the rest”. I have tried to do that but it is not always easy. I pray to obey Him and continue to overflow songs and don't let the distractions, business and responsibilities of this world take away the opportunity to hear His voice!

I need to get a renewed first love in Him like I had in the 80’s where I always wrote songs from His word. His promise is a reminder to obey Him and allow His word and truth to stay in my heart and mind though life’s many distractions. I pray to make it my aim to please and glorify Him!

I hope you enjoy these songs and they draw you closer to renewing your first love in Jesus!


Here is my first song “Lord I Pray ‘Hallelujah” And the video on this special song "Final Victory" written by Dave Fullen who produced my first album.

Hallelujah (Lord I Pray)

By Michele Wagner

Verse 1

Lord I pray, I build upon You every day

Many blocks of righteousness

And oh dear Lord I pray I seek You first in every way

So I may grow in Your strength


I just want to say that I believe in You

I know sometimes I don’t really want to

But I can’t deny that Your truth is real

No matter how I feel and I’ll sing


Hallelujah to my King oh I’ll keep on singing

Hallelujah to my King

Verse 2

Holding on to all these troubles on my mind

I try to deal with them all myself

But now I see why You came to earth to die for me

You paid the price for my misery


Repeat Chorus to End

 2014 Safe Place Music/ASCAP

CCLI #7043512

Here is the video of the powerful song 'Final Victory" my producer Dave Fullen wrote and asked me to sing on. i pray this song encourages you!

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