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Archive for July 23rd, 2016

Dear Friends,

Last Saturday on 7-16-16 I had the privilege to attend the Together 2016 gathering at the Washington Mall (www.reset2016.com). What an amazing experience to see thousands of people gathered just to proclaim the name of Jesus, to pray to God and ask Him to heal our nation, and to pray for America in general—for God to “reset” us. It was truly a unifying experience that I will never forget. I saw first-hand, how the love of God and how one Word, one person—Jesus—is the ONLY way that we, as humans, can ever become ONE. That is what God intended from the beginning but we keep messing up and allowing the enemy to divide us as a body of Christ and as humans in general.

My husband and I went to this gathering as part of the Pulse Movement team (www.pulsemovement.org). This group of people have the highest standards and do everything (each event) with professionalism and the ethical standards of true followers of Christ. God called Nick Hall to bring the message of the Gospel to this generation—to have the “pulse” of this generation and to bring them to the Kingdom. God gave Nick the gift of evangelism. We, Christians, all have different jobs to do for the Kingdom. Some of us plant the seed of the Gospel into people’s hearts, others water the seed either by sharing the Word of God or by showing the love of God to others. Sometimes, we sow God’s seeds just by praying for others in private. Then the evangelist comes and reaps the harvest for Jesus. We all do it together, each doing our own part in the process so God can get the glory (not any of us in particular). That is the beauty of the plan of God. We are all important and special with a unique mission that He prepares and equips us for.

As we all know, we are living in such a time as this where violence and hatred is evident and palpable everywhere we go. We are no longer safe anywhere in the world and the enemy is rampant seeking whom he can destroy. It seems the only thing we can do is pray—pray for one another, pray for each nation, pray for the world. At the same time, we can also do our part and jump in—all in!

There were two themes that stuck with me from this trip:

    1. When God’s people pray—God moves! These days, that’s all we have left to do. Pray… together… as a Body of Christ that we are. Then God moves in supernatural ways. He does hear our supplication and our deepest prayers and He does answer.
    2. When God calls us we must say YES… And we must answer NOW… to the only name… JESUS! Yes…Now…Jesus! Send us to share you with the world. Now is the time you need us most and we need you most. Jesus – you are the only WAY, the only ONE, who first loved us and wants us back restored to our Father, forever.

So in response to the call, I am saying, Yes, Jesus, send me Now! I may never be ready but I go in faith, each step of the way, and you prepare me as I go. I trust you Lord that you will send me where you need me most. I trust that you will keep me safe and will protect me but if my time comes to see you face to face, then I’m ready for that as well. This is my prayer today. I am ready. I am willing. Send me.

I will leave you with this Scripture today so you can reflect on it:

Matthew 28: 16-19 (NLT) The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!

18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

May God bless each one of you as you seek God and discover your own part, your own mission in bringing people to the Kingdom. May you feel His deep love for you.

 

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