As we begin a new year together, we want to wish each of you a wonderful year of God’s Manifested Presence and His Blessings. We are grateful to have each of you as our friends and partners and we thank God for you!
As we step into this New Year, we do so with great anticipation and expectation of good things in store. God spoke this phrase to me concerning 2012: The Year To Hear From Heaven. Certainly with all the turmoil in the world today, and threats against Israel looming, and our own Nation facing repercussions of it’s past choices, we NEED to hear from Heaven more than ever before! But, it is not just hearing from Heaven because of perilous times, it is an invitation to become intimately acquainted with His voice, and His Plans and to actively participate with Him! Mike Murdock sends out Wisdom devotions, I’ve snagged these 3 to share with you.
God’s plans for you are GOOD! Therefore, once we have tapped into His Plan for each of our lives, we should be EXTREMELY excited about what He is doing in and through us! Your dreams matter to God! After all, He put them into your heart. Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. If God is your delight, and you have yielded yourself to be pliable in His hands ( which is what the word delight means,) then you will desire what He wants and He WILL direct your steps. Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Write down your goals, your dreams, your petitions to God. Put them in an envelope and write “EXPECTING GOD” on the outside. Now, after you have prayed and asked and committed them to God, THANK HIM for the answers daily! Celebrate when they appear!
And be “expecting Him to direct you, to guide you and to show up in your situations!” Ask for His wisdom and game plan in achieving them. And don’t get upset if He tweak the plans it along the way. The outcome will be exceedingly above and beyond what you could have dreamed in the first place! Stir up your dreams! Put Hope back into the mix. Delay is not Denial as Apostle Bobbie Jean Merck is fond of saying. There is much to be done for the Kingdom and earth is certainly groaning awaiting the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. Step into your place of dreams and start living them! They who know their God shall do great exploits! This is not just for our own selfish desires, we should all have Heaven’s viewpoint and Kingdom expansion at heart for everything we do. He needs you in the market place as much as He needs missionaries in foreign lands. Where God puts you IS your mission field! Bloom where you are planted, but don’t be afraid to be pruned or transplanted, either!
We are excited about God’s plans for H&H. I am speaking into Pastor’s lives every month in India and addressing the Congregation in Uganda via letters. These are read and preached from! The pastors in India are requesting we print out the messages for them to take home. I would like to purchase the paper 2 pocket folders with the brads for them to keep the messages in. Printing will be done in India. This costs currently $10. per month (we have a backlog of 4 messages to print) and purchase and mailing cost for the binders is about $30.00. We are excited with the requests to expand the Pastor’s meetings to 5 other cities. What is needed is a solid financial support system for Pastor Titus to be able to travel to each of these cities bi-monthly. He will also be setting up distance learning for the Pastors, and it will be termed as “Equipping and Enhancing Your Call.”
Pastor Benjamin is very excited and standing in Faith for the New Year in Uganda as well. He wrote:
“Am not going to report my own thoughts, I am going to report the thoughts of the Lord for me this year. I know victory is definite, its a guarantee in Jesus name!!! I am standing tall.”
Our plans are to continue pouring into these two young men in their outreach endeavors with evangelism, crusades and pastors meetings. We are also looking to partner with Pastor P. in Pakistan and Rev. Olu in Nigeria in outreaches. The Bible School in Kenya needs support, both physical help and financial help, as well as prayers so that it can move forward. Rev. John Erick needs short term ministers who will come and teach a course or two of the curriculum.
Pray also for his health please!
I wrote this exhortation and posted it on my blog His Heart My Home, I will share just part of it here:
So what will our choices be? Do we choose Life? Obedience or disobedience? Do we choose Intimacy or neglect? Do we choose Trust or trying to figure it out on our own? Do we choose His Way, or our way? His path or the one that "seems right to us but leads to death?" Do we choose to believe or doubt? How we walk out this year will depend on what WE choose! God has already chosen! He has already prepared a good path, a good life, a good outcome. The enemy of our souls has prepared trouble, has prepared trials and heartaches. But God has promised us, " Many are the afflictions of the Righteous, but HE delivers them out of them all." Psalm 34:19 So stand tall! Be of good cheer even as Jesus told us in John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]"
Shalom my dear friends! I pray that you will walk in His Peace and Goodness, trusting in His Grace. I know that Abba has you in His hands, and I pray that you feel His embrace. I hope to hear from you! Drop us a note and let us know how you are doing, or if you have any prayer requests. We love hearing from you!
Nancy, Tom & The Board of Directors