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Encouraging Message

We hope you enjoyed special Christmas celebrations with your families and Happy New Year – all God’s best for 2014.

Over the holidays, I have been praying for you and the Lord has spoken a couple of things that He wants me to share with you.

The LORD reminded me about His heart ~ He is the Savior who heals the sick, comforts the brokenhearted, sets captives free, gives forgiveness to the guilty and peace to those who are afraid.  His heart breaks for the oppressed and distressed.  He gives strength and hope to those who are in despair.  He really is our wonderful Savior and all the people you are trying to reach out to are on His heart.  I read the other day that love needs time to work.  May the Lord encourage you.  Remember that He is for you and with you.  He has anointed you.  It may take time, but He is making His appeal to others through you.

“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid.  Do not be discouraged.”  Deut. 31:8

The LORD reminded me of our need to rely on His strength ~ He desires to teach us true dependence.  He doesn’t strengthen us so that we can act and minister and lead on our own – He pours His strength and power into us – leading, ministering, blessing through us.  We are not self-made, we are Holy Spirit dependent.

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen.”  Eph 3:20,21

In the Kingdom of God, the Lord calls us to profound, moment by moment reliance on Himself and His power and strength.  May you take the time to sit with Him and mediate on His word.  May you surrender anew as your teams begin again.  May He strengthen you with His power and may He love others through you.  May He equip you with everything you need for doing His will, moment by moment.

We have a day of fasting and prayer on Wednesday, Jan 8 @ 9am-3pm, your are welcome to join us at any time during this day.  We will be praying for all of you.  If there is something specific, please do not hesitate to send an email with your request to marti.vanderveen@powertochange.org

Blessings from,

Donna Mitchell
National Director, Connecting Streams


2014-01-06T15:53:17+00:00January 6th, 2014|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

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