Sunday, July 27, 2008

Well after a crazy week of Camp Meeting/Conference I am just getting a chance to sit down and tell y'all what's been up.

The first night of our camp meeting Paul Keith was preaching on the justice of God and taking things back from the enemy that have been stolen in our lives. It was a masterpiece! Well that night we got home and found our home had been broken into and Steven's machine among a few other things had been stolen. Talk about putting what you have just learned into practice! We immediately went to the Lord in prayer, coming before the Ancient of Days, the Just Judge asking for a judgment in our favor. Asking for the return of our machine and restitution (Pro 6:31 But [if] he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house.) A lot happened that week, the whole church took this event as an attack on all of us. They interceded with us for the return of our belongings and the restoration of peace in our home. Long story short.....the thief was caught with the machine trying to pawn it. The police restored the machine to us. The first night was a little rough, but there has been so much peace since. The girls haven't lost any sleep and have hardly talked about it. Our other belongings haven't been found and the police said he probably traded the other things directly to the drug dealers. But I believe that restitution will be made, whatever form it comes in, the enemy owes it to us.

I have never before had so much faith that the Lord was going to do what he said. I was so sure that no one was going to talk me out of it. I knew that we would have the machine back. I praise God and give him all the glory. He is the just judge. If this was just another mile stone of learning in our lives I am thankful. What an awesome opportunity for the girls to see the Lord at work too. I do miss the laptop, that was stolen too. I have little hope of it's return, but maybe we'll get a better one. I have been wishing for a Macbook Pro! Why not right?

Thankyou to all my family and friends who joined in the prayer and intercession in this situation!

But as for you, ye thought evil against me; [but] God meant it unto good......Gen 50:20

This was a valuable lesson in claiming and standing on the word of God. The rest of Campmeeting was precious and I am just beginning to understand what was acomplished. To God Be The Glory!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

It is always amazing to me the charge that is in the air the first meeting of Summer Camp. The saints gathered from all over the world in this little place expecting the Lord to do great things and He always meets us. It's such an intense time of worship, warfare, and learning. When the week is over I am both relieved and saddened. I am so blessed to have men of God that seek Him for a timely message for us. It is always exactly what I need at the time.

There is so much going on in the spirit right now, it seems so unsettled. When things are like this it makes me anticipate even more what the Lord is going to do. I know by the end of the week I will have taken another giant leap forward in the spirit. It's scary in a way, because I know it's not going to be easy.....or maybe it will. But I have to have it. I will have it.

If you would like to join us either in person or via live stream webcast click HERE for more information, the conference schedule, and registration information. I am expecting great things.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

This is just a little sample of the show that the guys put on for us last night! It was awesome! I won't disclose the amount of money they burned up, but I will tell you that their already planning next year. I am so blessed that we can get together and fellowship like we did. What a blessing not to have to pack up the kids and all our gear and head to somewhere far away in the city where the crowds are thick and you have to watch the kids every second for fear of some weirdo taking them! They had a blast, we BBQ'd, they rode their bikes and ran like crazy...then of course when it got dark the show started....complete with the Pledge of Allegiance and patriotic music. It was a wonderful night and it's going to be hard to top it next year, but I have a feeling that they will!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Something that Bro. Enzo said in the worship service Tuesday night really hit me like a ton of bricks. He said, it's all about worship, in order to have that intimate relationship that we want with the go to that higher place with Him....We need to spend time in worship. It's what we are made to do. Worship is us returning to Him the love he has given to us. It's so simple. It's not about our works......did I read my Bible today, did I listed to a cd, did I play music.......all those things are important, but they follow worship. When we have that intimate realationship with the Lord, then all those things and more follow naturally. So we need to get our eyes off all the things we can do for God and start spending some time in His presence.

It's funny when we know something in our mind, or we have learned something, like book knowledge or head knowledge......It's just awesome when the Lord shines a light on it and it becomes so real. It's hard to put into words for other people what the Lord has revealed to you. There is nothing more precious than a revelation from Him.