Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Currently reading...

For Love's Sake was written by a former Campbellsville University student, Jessica J. Davis. This book challenges me to walk deeper into nothingness with Jesus! I may not see the next step, but thank God He does! If you know the one who can see the next step then you can trust Him enough to just go...whatever that may look like. Jessica creatively reminds me of just how much Jesus desires us to be a part of what He is doing throughout our world and in our own backdoor. He wants us to be actively involved in bringing heaven to earth and there is absolutely nothing I can do to make that happen...only the power of the Holy Spirit flowing through me can move a mountain! My heart wants to move with the ebb and flow of the Holy Spirit, but I have to be constantly reminded and taught that without the Spirit I can do nothing. Repeatedly, God allowed Jessica to be in helpless situations that only He could bring the answer. I am constantly being driven deeper into situations that require my total dependance on God and sometimes I take that step of faith and sometimes I hold back. How are you doing with taking those steps of faith? Are you wresting with obedience to the Lord's call upon your life?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the prayer dare

Turn off the phone, turn off the TV, log-off of facebook, and get behind closed doors if that's what it takes to intentionally get still before the Lord. We just finished week 2 of the Bible study "When God's People Pray" and the challenge this week is for all of us to be more intentional with our time spent in prayer. I hope you'll rise to the challenge and embrace sacred time with the just might find yourself standing on Holy ground:)

I am taking ~the prayer dare~ for 40 days and it starts today!

Could it be that God often does not meet our needs because we fail to ask?

James 4:2
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Amazing Power of Prayer

When the people of God pray~heaven is moved! WOW...that is pretty powerful stuff! I have been studying session two of the Bible study "When God's People Pray" and it is truly overwhelming when you still yourself long enough to internalize the fact that God's Holy Spirit dwells inside His people and helps us to pray what we ought.

Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Amazing things happen...

We had a very exciting turnout for our first week into the study, "When God's People Pray". I believe we had 27 women present for session one!

I have to share an amazing story that just happened tonight! I arrived into Madison, WI and called the Hilton shuttle to pick me up. The same guy (Jordan) that has picked me up before shows up. We were chatting about my work and his school as we drove along the seriously snow covered roads! Somehow the conversation shifted to my husband and the type of work he does that allows me to travel since we have a 13 year old daughter. I was sharing about the ministry work our family has been led into and how that all came about in the short span of the last four years. Turns out, Jordan openly confesses that he too has been trying to find his own faith after I had shared what our family had experienced through faith in Jesus Christ. I have to admit, this created quite an excitement in my heart! I immediately reflected to the video I had just watched a little over 24 hours prior and was able to see myself in the pages of God's plan for another one of his beautifully created children. I talked with Jordan about getting into God's word for himself and asking God to reveal Himself personally. I told him I would be praying for him as he seeks God for the answers he personally needs in finding his way right now. Before I went to bed, I heard the words of Wanda in the video echo..."The day you call on the namne of the Lord you will be set free". I am praying that God will allow me another opportunity to talk with Jordan and continue to water the already planted seed that is in his life!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Why Feathers of Refuge?

Prior to creating this blog, I was thinking about the things I was hearing women share regarding refuge and shelter in the Lord. I looked up the word "refuge" in Merriam-Webster and it means shelter or protection from danger or distress.

Psalms 91:4 says, He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge.

The Lord is truly our refuge and shelter and he will cover us with his feathers and protect us from whatever we are going through. My prayer is for "Feathers of Refuge" to be a place of refreshment that you will enjoy reading posts and commenting, viewing pictures, watching for new announcements, finding neat links, and who knows what else just might show up here!

I must confess I am NOT a seasoned blogger, but I enjoy creating and playing around with the many neat functions blog design has to offer! With that said, the appearance of this blog may change from week to week as I play around and apply new things that I am learning.

I am so very excited about the study we are starting January 16th, "When God's People Pray"! I am certain God is going to do some amazing things in the lives of His people!

I am so very thankful God has placed you in the path of my ~Journey with Jesus~!