Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It seems that everywhere I go I see people that are hurting and desperately looking for a way to cope with their present circumstance. Some try to cover it with drugs or alcohol while other try to mask it with materialism or promiscuity. There are a million ways that people try to fill the pain and void in their lives while all the while the answer is found in Jesus.
I want to tell you about the ministry opportunities that I encountered while just hanging out with my friends Aaron and Johanna. While walking to the Subway we met two guys named Cherog and Jaime. They were really nice guys and we ended up talking to them for about 30 minutes. We prayed for both of them, right there on the street corner, before we went our separate ways. We prayed for Jaime's dad to be healed from Alzheimers and for Cherog's life to be blessed.
We went to Port Jefferson a few weeks ago and while we were there, we asked a man to take our picture of us in this cool old time looking phone booth. He did it gladly but stated that he had bad eyesight. We of course took this opportunity to tell him about Jesus and to pray for his eyesight to be healed. I love how we were given opportunities to minister right where we were, right in our everyday worlds. Remember, wherever you go there is hurting people that need to hear about the love of Jesus.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
For the past week, every time I get in God's presence I see Jesus on the cross. I can't seem to escape it and I can't say that I really want to. He is looking at me with eyes of compassion. The most compassionate eyes I have ever seen. I can't even began to describe them to you, other than to say that I can't stop gazing into them. He is looking at me and saying, "right now I see all the injustice, pain, hurt, abuse, and sin that is happening in the world and I love my people so much that I am on this cross suffering for their freedom; suffering so that they don't have to be bound by the things of this world any longer. With every whipping and stripe that I bore I saw my children hurting and suffering. I love them so much, that I took the crucifixion so that their suffering could stop and they could have full access to my father's love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, healing, and blessings.
I have all the answers to the world's problems and because you have full access to my father, you have all the answers too. Stop picking and choosing your gifts and accept them all. I died so that you could have access to my Father and eternal life. Rise up people of God and take ALL that I died for!! Full Access, full access. It is all yours. The kingdom of heaven is yours. You have the Holy Spirit inside of you so tap into all that it gives you!! Nothing missing, Nothing Broken!!"
Friday, May 15, 2009
Many came that night to go shopping, get a cup of coffee, or just relax...THEY GOT JESUS!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Over the past few years I have told this story privately more times than I can count but It has been a long time since I have told this story publicly. Today I had the opportunity to share my testimony at a women's home. It was so much fun and the presence of God was there in a huge way. My friend Aaron preached and then I gave my testimony and then altar call. Aaron prayed for several girls to be healed from physical ailments; most of them were immediately healed. I prayed for about 5-6 girls. I was so honored that God would allow me to speak victory and encouragement into the lives of His precious daughters. WOW!! I prayed that they would not be ruled by a spirit of fear, that they would walk in victory knowing who their Daddy God was and that they would realize how much He loves them and cares about them.
When we stop to think about the fact that God loves us no matter what, right where we are, with all our bad moods and mess ups; like WOW!!! That is SOOOO HUGE!!
The revelation that comes when you grasp that concept is like no other. I just recently started to wrap my head around the fact that God loves me no matter what and I am telling you that it has rocked my world. I have always known and even preached about God loving you no matter what but for some reason I could never grasp it in my own life and was always striving to earn His love; striving to earn something I already have. That's the good news!! We don't have to perform for God's love!! He has already given it to us, we just have to accept it!!
I want to encourage you today to just take some time and let your Daddy God love on you and ask Him to give you and new and fresh revelation of His love!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I am still loving NYC and the new adventure that it brings daily. God has provided so many ministry opportunities and allowed me the privilege of pouring life changing revelation into the lives of the people I meet daily. In 2 weeks I have the privilege of going to minister in a girl's home and I am so thrilled to see what God is going to do.
I am working for a company called Caralinn Cakes and I would like to encourage you to check out our blog at cara-thesweetlife.blogspot.com. You really need to read the most recent post Extreme Cake Over. Pray for this new and exciting way to minister to God's people.