I am so excited to write all that God is doing! For a few months I have been home focusing solely on our ministries and church in Aurora, Colorado. And while this has been a blessed and fruitful time, the Holy Spirit has spoken to me to step back out into the mission field and work with pastors around the world. I am excited also to return to writing on this blog. So many have told me how blessed they are to read what God is doing around the world so I am exited to return to writing again and updating as much as possible!
Currently I am in Geneva, Switzerland and headed to Lisbon, Portugal for a few days of ministry with a group of pastors who are ready for revival. What a thrill to be able to join hands in the work of ministry with awesome people of God who are asking Heaven to rain down upon their nation. I know that there is great purpose to what is about to take place in Portugal and I am asking for the leading of the Holy Spirit for every soul that I have the opportunity to minister to. If you would, say a prayer for the nation of Portugal today and also for me as God directs my steps. I am believing for great miracles to take place and that many will turn to Jesus!
From Portugal I am headed to Tirana, Albania to minister and meet with my dear pastor friends there. If you don’t know, God has blessed the churches in Albania with radical faith filled men and women pastors and together we have seen so many come to Jesus and be healed over the past few years. As I have the opportunity to speak and connect again with these wonderful people, will you join me in prayer this week that great revival come to this nation? I am asking for God’s leading in all that we do for His glory for the people of Albania. God is doing something special there and what an exciting thing to be a part of it.
Some people ask me why I travel like I do. Why would I leave my AMAZING wife and BEAUTIFUL children for strangers I don’t even know (yet) and can’t even speak their language? While I do not like being away from home and I miss my family like crazy anytime I am gone, I must be obedient to God. One thing that I have learned in life is that God’s will doesn’t just “happen”. People don’t get saved, set free, healed and restored without servants of God willing to put their hand to the plow and sacrifice personal comfort for His glory. That’s what I am, in the end I am simply a servant of God desperate to be used for His glory in the ways that He is directing.
I can’t explain it, but something special happens when pastors open their hearts and ask Jesus to do a mighty work in their churches and in their country. Many times one of the ways God begins to bring their prayers to fruition is through partnership with evangelists and other ministers. I know that when the Holy Spirit sends me that I am connecting with other men and women of God who have been praying for a move of God in their land as never before. What a humbling thing to be used of God and be a part this partnership.
You too are partners! Whether you are physically traveling somewhere, giving financially or simply praying – We are partners to build God’s Kingdom. Thank you for partnering with me and with pastors all over the world asking for God to move on the earth. We are in a glorious time, He is coming soon – we must be URGENT with our actions!
God Bless You Today – Say a prayer for Portugal and Albania!
Believe – Part 2 of 3
5:36 “36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” (NKJV)
1. Your Journey Began With His Word
Exodus 3:10 “Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” Moses and the Children of Israel had a lot of ups and downs together but when God first spoke to Moses that He was going to use Moses to deliver the children of Israel, Moses could barely believe it. Nonetheless, Moses journey, like yours, will begin with God’s Word over your life. That word was not a word like you and I know it, but it was alive and life giving with creative power. When you and another Christian talk, they may be able to encourage, exhort and lift you up through the Bible, but when God speaks it is life altering and demands response. If the journey of our calling begins with His word then the first step towards it is to believe the word! Let’s take a step and watch what happens!
2. The Path and Challenges were NOT revealed
Here is something to think about when it comes to the story of Moses and the children of Israel: Although the Exodus and the promise land was prophesied, there were several things that were not specifically given to them. They had to walk the journey and live off of one thing – BELIEF. The Plagues, the extra beating and labor when Moses appealed to Pharaoh, the escape with the Egyptian army on their backside and the seemingly uncrossable Red Sea. All the challenges were a part of the journey but the word was the only thing they could hold on to. Your life may feel this way too but just because you have some challenges, remember that Jesus said DO NOT BE AFRAID; ONLY BELIEVE. Hold onto the word and it will carry you through every challenge and obstacle in your way – AMEN!
3. You Will Overcome
Just remember that even as Moses walked through the most challenging things of his life, it began after his pursuit of the call. Don’t lose sight of the fruit of each phase in life of your call. Remember that every season has a purpose and every season will yield fruit if you let it. Be full of hope and expectancy through all things – God will never let his word fail you! Amen, let’s hold on to that today!
I’m praising God for your life and the purpose He has for you!
Praying for you,