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November 2016

Everything We Need

As I drove, I felt a verse come to me, surround me actually ...  "everything we need pertaining to life and godliness" ...

When I parked the car, I looked it up in full.

"His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence". 2 Peter 1:3

He gives us everything we need ... it has already been granted to us ... that means there is no lack... there is everything ... every thing that we need ... whatever it is ...

... wisdom ...   knowledge ... revelation ...

.... peace ... joy ....   provision ...

... ability ... anointing ... favour ....

... whatever ... we  ... need ...

Lord I thank you, it is so comforting to know that You give us everything we need ... that we lack nothing ...  it is already ours ...

Lord, I thank you for the new gifts that You bring when we need them, and also for things that you bring to our remembrance that You have already deposited in each one of us ...

Lord, I ask that You would let that truly sink in for each one of us, that we have everything we need, that we lack nothing, you have already taken care of everything ...

With a grateful heart, giving You thanks Lord, and giving You praise ... amen ...

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I keep getting this verse ...

I keep getting this verse:

“When a man’s ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” Proverbs 16:7

Yowza! I’m sure there are times when we don’t even want to live at peace with our enemies...

But it is the heart of the Lord for us to live at peace with one another ...

“ ... Love one another ...”  John 13:34

“ ... Forgive one another ... Ephesians 4:32

“ ... Encourage one another ... “   1 Thessalonians 5:11

“ ... Live at peace with everyone ... “   Romans 12:18

It was the “He” in the verse that particularly caught my attention ...

He ... God our Father ... it is He who brings about that peace, that reconciliation ...

It is the heart of The Father for all His kids to get along ... to live at peace with one another ... so much so ... that He is willing “to make even our enemies to be at peace with us” ...

“He” doing it speaks to me of our wonderful Father doing a sovereign work ...  He Himself bringing it to pass ...

 

Lord, I ask, that for each one of us ...

That our ways would be pleasing to you ...

And that You would make even our enemies to be at peace with us ...

Lord, I ask for ... and call forth ...  that sovereign move of God ... for reconciliation ... for each one of us, in the name of Jesus ...  Amen.

 

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O Canada!

Homework needed finishing and printing, but somehow the printer wouldn’t comply...

Daddy was going to be out late for our Owen Sound service so it was going to have to wait to ask him to help in the morning.

In the morning, Daddy saved the day, (Daddy’s always save the day) and was able to print it off. But it did mean we were going to be a few minutes late for school drop off. 

I went into the school with our son to sign him in, so that he could rush off to class. 

We arrived in the school lobby just as it was starting ...

Everyone was silent  ...

And everyone stayed exactly where they were ...

O Canada, our home and native land ...

And then the words rang out from the speaker  "God keep our land, glorious and free ...:

Each of the handful of times I have been on school premises when the first chords of O Canada ring out  ... I have to say it takes my breath away ...

This is an amazing thing that is happening in our schools ...  today ... and in this day ... it is no small thing ... no insignificant thing at all ... it is a God thing ...

They may try to take God out of the schools, they may try to remove prayer from the classroom ... But the words still cry out ... they are sung out in schools across our nation ... God keep our land, Glorious and Free!!!

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It All Starts With Prayer ...

"if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land". 2 Chronicles 7:14

It all starts with prayer ...

Lord, I thank you that we can come to You, we lift up Your Name.

We give you Praise.

We thank you for Who You Are.

Lord I thank you that we can come boldly to the throne of grace ...

Lord, we ask, we ask for this nation .. O Canada ... Lord, we ask for a great move of God across this nation ... and to the ends of the earth ... according to your Word ...

"Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Your inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Your possession." Psalm 2:8

Let it be so ...

in the name of Jesus ...  

Amen.

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Speaking Blessings

My wonderful husband speaking a great message last week in Alliston at our beautiful venue The Gibson Centre - Arts and Cultural Centre.

It was a powerful message on the power of speaking blessings on our lives.  And praise God for a salvation during the service.  God is so good.

Excited for what is in store tonight at Jubilee Alliston.

See you there.

Blessings

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Go And Check On Your Brothers

Go and check on your brothers ...

it was a simple instruction from a father to a son ...

on an ordinary day ...

And a shift was about to happen ...

For Joseph it was: 

“Then his brothers went to pasture their father’s flock in Shechem. Israel said to Joseph, ... “Go now and see about the welfare of your brothers and the welfare of the flock, and bring word back to me...”        Genesis 37:12-14

For David it was:

"Then Jesse said to David his son, “Take now for your brothers an ephah of this roasted grain and these ten loaves and run to the camp to your brothers. “Bring also these ten cuts of cheese to the commander of their thousand, and look into the welfare of your brothers, and bring back news of them.       1 Samuel 17:17-18

Both Joseph and David received the same instruction from their fathers ... Go And Check On Your Brothers ... it was an ordinary day ... a simple instruction ... a simple errand ... 

And an ordinary day was turned into an extraordinary day ...

For Joseph ... it brought a Shift to the pit, and onwards to the palace ...

For David ... it brought a Shift as he encountered Goliath ... and onwards to be the King of the land ...

Sometimes we look for Shift in the Big things in life, but so often it starts in the very ordinary things of life ....

For Joseph and David it was Go And Check On Your Brothers ... that's where it started ...

God is no respecter of persons ... He can start that Shift on an ordinary day for each one of us ...

Sometimes we are looking for fireworks in the sky, blazing lights from heaven ...

But sometimes great shifts start on an ordinary day ...

Like today ...

The mom at home minding babies ...

The son being sent to check on his siblings ... 

The businessman stepping out of the office to grab a coffee ...  

That Shift is there for the taking ...

And I call in that Shift for you today ...

Blessings

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But God ...

It had been a busy week ... and we were a bit under the weather ... my plan was to go to Jubilee Orillia on Sunday as usual, to go to service at Jubilee Alliston on Wednesday, but to stay home on Monday.

But God ... had other ideas. 

And so did my son. 

He really, really wanted to go to Owen Sound. And, Moms, when your child really, really wants to go to church, you know you are going to make it happen ...  

Pastor Tony & Sister Carolyn Soldano are dear, dear friends of ours, and it was always a privilege to host them in our church.  They had both ministered powerfully at our service in Orillia the previous night, and now Pastor Tony had come to minister in Owen Sound.       

The message at our Owen Sound campus on that night was on "But God ..."

I hadn't planned on even being there that night , "But God ..." had other ideas ...

Lord, I pray that you would help each one of us to overcome our own personal times when we say "But God ..." and give us breakthrough in Jesus name.

 

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Thank You Lord

Thank you Lord, for all you did at our amazing Prophetic Shift conference! 

We are so grateful. 

And we give you praise!

 

 

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Prophetic Shift!

Amazing first day at the Prophetic Shift conference! 

The Shift has begun!

My husband brought an amazing word in the afternoon, and Shawn Gabie brought an out of the box message in the evening. 

It has been so good already.  Seven more sessions!

Don't miss it.

See you there.

Blessings.

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His Glory

And they were calling to one another "Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory"

Isaiah 6:3

 

The whole earth ... everywhere, all around, from Amsterdam to Zimbabwe, to right where you sit ...

Is full of ... overflowing, abundance, plenty, more than enough ...

His Glory ... His wonderful presence ... His manifest presence ... the presence of the Lord ...

 

Take a moment, just a moment, in the busy-ness of life, and breathe in ... His wonderful presence, His manifest presence, the presence of the Lord ... its everywhere ... its right where you are ... its surrounding you ...

 

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