Posted in a location on April 5, 2017, leaving this location to never return on May 6, 2017.
Recently I was going through my boxes of books and repacking them.
A piece of paper fell out of one of my books. The paper was dated February 2009.
I believe God orchestrated this to happen at this time. It is 8 years later in the month of February.
The words on the piece of paper- In our relationship with Jesus we are not forgotten.
This word is from God to me and now from God to you, spoken through me.
Because God is all powerful there is no reason to doubt your ability, strength or resources to complete his assignments for you.
He will enable you to accomplish all that he calls you to do. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise.
In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was absolutely convinced that God was able to do anything he promised. And because of Abraham’s faith, God declared him to be righteous.
20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Founder and Leader of, "The Relationship Project and
The Relationships of the Heart Conference and Workshop.
Addressed to #Leaders - people not only learn from what we say, they learn from what they see us doing or what we are not doing.
When we disciple others and we do not incorporate alone time to pray into our personal discipleship or teaching this to others, we are not being true to scripture.
But Jesus OFTEN withdrew to lonely places and prayed? Luke 5:16 NIV
OFTEN - frequently, many times, many a time, on many/numerous occasions, a lot, as often as not, repeatedly, again and again, time and (time) again; all the time, regularly, routinely, usually, habitually, commonly, generally, in many cases/instances, ordinarily, oftentimes, recurrently
Many can attest to the fact that, there are times when daily life is difficult. It does not matter where we live, what language we speak we will all experience difficult days. When life is difficult it does not mean we are no longer to go where God calls us to go.
We must not use difficult days as a time to stop serving God. We must not use difficult days as a time to say God is not calling us to continue on in what he calls us to do for him.
We read throughout the bible of lives of people who obediently followed the call and direction from God for their lives, including during difficult times.
Just like Isaiah, we must be willing to say, no matter what is going on in our life or around us, 'Here I am Lord, send me." Read Isaiah 6.
As I prepare for the upcoming trip I experienced more opposition than any of my past trips. BUT this does not mean my feet are heading in the wrong direction, instead it pushes me forward to the land where God desires my feet to land.
It touches my heart deeply when I receive messages from my host location, "We are ready to receive you. We will begin on Sunday to pray for your journey to us."
Years ago when I left Michigan to move to my current city a local Pastor prayed over me the night before I left. Part of what he prayed was from Isaiah 40:1-4. (In fact this man is now the President of a denomination.)
This word was spoken over me many times and now I am living in this word and it is active. This word was active in 2 prior countries I visited and now it is fully manifested.
We go forth.....
King of kings, Holy is the LORD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJc00JZsg_w&index=2&list=PL518856316A2D91EA
A few years ago I returned from a trip and recall experiencing a wonderful time. There were many joyous moments. As I prepared to return I unexpectedly experienced a life defining couple of hours. The experience changed my life forever. It changed how I view life. It changed who I am, from the inside out.
Yes, it was a life defining experience. It was a suddenly in a far away land. On the long flight home, I made a decision. I sealed my decision when my feet landed in the USA, and I reentered my country. The decision was not difficult for me to make. It was a decision to no longer live in the past.
It was a decision to appreciate each breathe that I breathe in and each breathe that I breathe out.
Occasionally people will approach me who still try to drag me back to my past in conversations, or they desire me to be the person they say I "use" to be. Or they have a long list of plans and expectations for me and my life. Expectations of others that bothered me in the past no longer bother me today.
I refused when I returned, to live in yesterday, because I realized today is more important. I can't go back and live it again. Instead I approach each day to live it out, as simply me.
Today, I enjoyed the day, because God gifted me with the breathe that I breathe. As for tomorrow, I will continue to live in the day, and allow those who desire to bring up the mistakes I made in my life, to live alone in that land. For there will be times that I will make a mistake again.
I am standing in a new thing, and not afraid to step into it, with my entire being. Stay tuned, my new season is arriving with surprises.
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. Isaiah 43:19 NLT
As Always, Serving with you,
I stood and I cried. I stood longer and I continued to cry. You continued to say, "Keep standing daughter and in between pray on your knees."
I continued to stand, and I continued to pray and then I found joy.
Our power is not in ourselves. Instead it is experienced in the power of Jesus Christ that resides in us.
Nancy J. Leader of "The Relationship Project."