Adoption, the heart of the Father

So I have this crazy God sized dream that we could see every child in the state of FL who needs a home placed in a Christian family!
Whether that's adoption or temporary as a foster family, a minister of reconciliation.

If there was at least one family in every strong church in our listening area and it would happen!
James says, this is pure undefined religion, to care for widows and orphans, it's the heartbeat of our Father!

This is an amazing time when the government, the system,  is asking for the Churches help, they recognize the most healthy healing homes are with Christians.

1 John 3:1. How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God!  And that is what we are!
Adoption is in our dna, We've been adopted, joint heirs, sons and daughters of God!
Moses, Esther, Jesus...all adopted

Qualities of our Father 2 Cor 1: 3-4 says He is the Father of Compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles,so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves  have received from God.
Have you ever wondered?
Why He didn' t come up with some sort of reproductive system that would produce a physically complete person full grown like Adam?
Could it be that God wanted us to be totally dependent and helpless because He intended family to be a place where His love would be demonstrated by both the parent and the child?  His will for us is to see His love revealed through parental tenderness, mercy and discipline.

You could be the one to provide that love to a child that desperately need you! It's amazing to think there could be a child alive right now that God intended to be in your family!
It's made a huge difference in our life! Two of our beautiful daughters came to us through foster care and adoption.
To adopt through the state is absolutely free (it cost you your life) and the child not only gets a full college scholarship and medical coverage till they are 18 but also a monthly support check to help with their expenses. Find out more:

John Wesley's Holy Club Questions

John Wesley’s Holy Club
Daily questionnaire
1. Can I be trusted?
2. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
4. Am I honest in all my act and words, or do I exaggerate?
5. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am?In other words, am I a hypocrite?
6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying or self-justifying?
7. Did the Bible live in me today?
8. Do I give it time to speak to me every day?
9. Am I enjoying prayer?
10. When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
11. Do I pray about the money I spend?
12. Do I disobey God in anything?
13. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
14. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
15. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?
16. How do I spend my spare time?
17. Am I proud?
18. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment or disregard toward anyone? If so what am I doing about it?
19. Do I grumble or complain constantly?
20. Is Christ real in me?

History Makers

7:22 PM Posted by Michelle 2 comments
History Makers
Kris Vallotton

Every so often in the course of history there are individuals born who defy common reason and statistical explanation. These are the great ones, who break the tether of their generation’s expectations and rise to the high call that seems to echo from somewhere beyond the grave.The prophets of old peered into the future and spoke of these violent ones who would force their way into the Kingdom, take hold of Heaven and pull it down to earth. These reigning saints refuse to have their exploits be a mere reflection of the past, but instead break the gravitational barriers of naysayers and doubters, and journey far beyond the boundaries of reason into places where no one has ever gone before. Ultimately they capture the prize of the upward call of God that lies in Christ Jesus. These are God’s history makers, the Lord’s chosen people, His mighty men, His holy nation.Many of us can feel the vacuum of this vortex drawing our hearts into this divine destiny. We find our inner man longing, stirring, and burning for the great adventure. Live or die, we must press through the walls of mediocrity and find the Promised Land of our souls. We live with a passion to be numbered among those who have gained fame in the halls of Heaven and are feared among the prison guards of hell. If we are going to walk as God’s ruling royalty, we have to:
➢ Pray unceasingly➢ Give sacrificially➢ Dream unreasonably➢ Serve wholeheartedly➢ Love unashamedly➢ Walk innocently ➢ Believe undoubtingly➢ Live powerfully
These are the qualities of the Bride of Christ in all of her glory. She is called to be the most creative force on the face of the earth. Therefore, we must not allow ourselves to become known for our boxes, that is, famous for what we don’t do because of our “righteous”constrictions. Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin had certain moral values that restrained their behavior, but they were famous for what they did, not for what they didn’t do! It would be tragic if the most creative people on the face of the earth allowed themselves to be reduced to rent-a-cops guarding a box (The Ark of the Covenant) that God vacated 2,000 years ago. The truth is that if we don’t take our rightful place in the earth, we will relegate sinners, void of the mind of Christ, barred from the wisdom of the ages, and wandering in utter darkness, to being the most brilliant minds of our time! If the brightest light in this world belonged to those locked in darkness, how great would the darkness be in our world? Something is fundamentally wrong with this picture, but this is our brain on religion. Religion is like kryptonite to Superman. Religion can conform the most righteous, reigning saints into mindless zombies, puppets repeating someone else’s convictions they don’t even understand themselves.

Song sung by the persecuted church in China

7:05 PM Posted by Michelle 0 comments
Those apostles who loved the Lord to the end
Willingly followed the Lord down the path of suffering
John was exiled to the lonely isle of Patmos
Stephen was stoned to death by an angry crowd.
Matthew was stabbed to death in Persia by a mob
Mark died as horses pulled his two legs apart
Doctor Luke was cruelly hanged
Peter, Phillip and Simon were crucified on a cross.
Bartholomew was skinned alive by the heathen
Thomas died in India as five horses pulled his body apart
The apostle James was beheaded by King Herod
Little James was cut in half by a sharp saw.
James the brother of the Lord was stoned to death
Judas was tied to a pillar and shot by arrows
Matthias had his head cut off in Jerusalem
Paul was a martyr under Emperor Nero.
I am willing to take up the cross and go forward
To follow the apostles down the road of sacrifice
That tens of thousands of precious souls can be saved
I am willing to leave all and be a martyr for the Lord.
Song sung by the persecuted church in China

Hebrews 12:1 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses (who have born testimony to the Truth) let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance and that sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance the race that is set before us.

What an amaziing gift!

6:38 PM Posted by Michelle 0 comments
Thank you for the cross!
Jesus said “you must be born again” John 3:7. This sounds like upheaval!
Think of starting a whole new life. That is being born again.
Thing of having a clean new slate. That is being born again.
Think of passing into a whole other realm. That is being born again.
Think of becoming a child of God. That is being born again
Hebrews 7:25 Therefore He is able to save to the uttermost, save completely
The Gnostic thinking says salvation is only the soul, in the Hebrew way of understanding completely means totally, saves to the uttermost, physically, emotionally, and spiritually!
Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him, who by the power that is at work within us, is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes or dreams.
You’re a carrier of the very presence of God in every place! There may be deep darkness but it cannot block the open heaven over any believer who abides in Christ.
Wigglesworth said He was a thousand times bigger on the inside than on the outside.
World is seeking out those who reflect greater glory
Ephesians 1:12 So that we who first hoped in Christ in Him we have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of His glory
We’re to live for the praise of His Glory! He’s called us to bring sons & daughters home, to share His beauty, to carry the Glory of God into a dark world.
If you’re bored in your Christianity, your boredom is directly linked to a lack of understanding of the Word and of God’s nature! God’s not boring you are boring!!
Jesus asked His disciples Matt 16:15 Who do you say that I am?
That’s the question for us too.
Song of Solomon 5:16 His voice and speech are exceedingly sweet; yes He is altogether lovely. This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend.
1 Thes 2:4 we’ve been approved to manifest Him to the earth “But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God who tests our hearts.”
Ministry in its most basic definition is “the manifestation of the knowledge of God through our lives.”
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God who always leads us in His triumph in Christ and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.
It’s not about us, it’s ALL about Him!
We’re called to be scholars of His affection, lovesick warriors, His ambassadors!