Be still...And know, I AM God. I am in control and working behind the scenes for your good.
You will see me this day, in the middle of chaos. I am your peace as you are surrounded by the winds of disruption from people who refuse to accept my peace and my love for them.
Stand strong, courageous and remember you are never alone.
When the disciples were in a boat in a storm, Jesus simply spoke and the storm grew quiet.
He did not yell at the storm for hours or beat the ground. He simply spoke and the winds obeyed.
The question for today, "do you believe Jesus is able to calm the winds of your storm today?"
I experienced a reprieve from verbal attacks for a few weeks, but the reprieve changed yesterday. Yesterday I received a phone message from someone I had only met once. They did not say what they were calling about, so I let it slide to a lower priority.
This week is full, and I was only returning calls to family, people I know and who left a short message of why they desired to talk to me.
My emails, messenger, text and phone is full this week. Priorities is the key word in this season.
Late today a 2nd message arrived from the same caller.
I was blasted, describing me in a way that was really painful. They said, they were speaking up for someone else! I am so glad I did not answer my phone, and let the proof be dropped into my voicemail.
The life of speaking in public venues whether online or off, can be challenging.
Stay tuned for Part 2. On how to handle such people and not allow people to chew us up and spit us out.
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
Nancy J. Leader of "The Relationship Project."