Agreement with God?

12 09 2014

Last time we talked about wrestling to come into agreement with God. Today we are going to talk about what does it mean to come into agreement with God.

To agree is to come into harmony. Agreement is the act of coming into harmony.

Wrestling come as we press our humanity, coming to terms with God’s will and its cost and impact upon our lives, just as Jesus did in the garden of Gethsemane.

Jesus has a living relationship with his father in heaven and so when he was pressed to come into harmony (agreement), the wrestling finished quickly, taking just Key to the kingdomone evening. The more we know our father in heaven, the more we can press in with confidence knowing we will come into agreement with God’s will (his plans and purposes) in a given situation.

These days even born again Christians don’t have an active, living relationship with their heavenly father and so when pressed they look at God through the eyes of another, maybe a well meaning pastor, a Sunday school teacher or worst the examples of authority figures they do know. Chances are no one in their right mind would want to come into agreement with a legalistic, vindictive God as they portray him, not even Jesus!

The key to coming into agreement is in having an active, living relationship with your heavenly father. God will guard your wrestling as He did with Jesus, for even the guards did not show up to arrest Jesus until after the son of God was in agreement with his father in heaven!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

Beyond completejoy.org…  

On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.

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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Not My Will, But Thy Will Be Done!

5 09 2014

zagart701 - landscapeIn this season it is paramount to come completely into agreement with God’s plans and purposes.  

 

Struggling with God’s plans and purposes are a natural part of life, yes even Jesus struggled to come into complete agreement with God’s plan of salvation.

 

“Going a little farther, he (Jesus) fell with his face to the ground and prayed, ‘My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.'”

Mat 26:39 NIV

 

When coming into agreement with God’s plans and purposes means sacrifice or change we will find ourselves struggling. The struggle is not sinful, but choosing not to wrestling our flesh into agreement can become sinful. We can’t allow our stubbornness, our fears or our pride (all great pockets for sin to hide) to keep us from coming into complete agreement with God’s plans and purposes.

 

Paul’s words in Hebrew encourage us  “run with patience the race that is set before us”, because everyone wrestles with God’s plans and purpose!  

 

Father in heaven as we come face to face with your plans and purposes, let us wrestle with integrity and come to that place where we join Jesus in saying, “not my will, but thy will be done.”

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
 
CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.
 
Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductable donation by credit card through Paypal.

 
Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.
 
Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
Beyond completejoy.org…
 
On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.
 
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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Great and Mighty Things!

29 08 2014

The CJM office!

The CJM office!

I am sitting in an in between place and I suspect much of the body of Christ is sitting there too!

 

Sitting in that in between place is watching and waiting, it is praying and allowing God to equip you!

 

I remember as I enter 2013 and God brought Complete Joy Ministries into existence. Then came a furnished office and now it feels like another change is coming! I have just put $500 in the CJM savings towards a first and last months payment to one day establish an independent office.

 

I have found several, but one has caught my eye, it is not too close to my house yet not to far and it is 480 sq feet, for $500. It is just above our average monthly CJM donations, but it would afford us the room to put in a dedicated prayer room, an art room for sewing flags, making jewelry or make a space for classes! It will have two office spaces as well and  work very nicely. On those months when we don’t quite cover all the expenses the question is, is God calling my husband and I to personally give the difference?

 

What is God’s plan? His plans are always bigger than our plans, his equipping is far beyond what we might ask or imagine. God knows and has a plan and purpose for everything we do. What is God’s plan for you, what is his purpose?

 

I have put the $500 in the savings as God lead me to do, I must allow God to bring the rest of the funds for the first and last months rent and all needed furnishings. As my husband and I talked I saw we can provide much, but God can and will provide more. and I am confident as we stand back we will see God do great and mighty things!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:
 
CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.
 
Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductable donation by credit card through Paypal.

 
Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.
 
Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.
 
Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.
 
Beyond completejoy.org…
 
On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.
 
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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Let Nothing Move You!

22 08 2014

11076235_sSometimes we know there is a door that hasn’t opened yet, what do we do then?

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.

1Co 15:58

I believe in that time of waiting for the door to open it is our job to press in, in faith continue to work and never stop praying! Don’t question when the door will open, instead chose to come into to agreement that in God’s timing it will open.

Here is an example, I have lead a group of intercessors around Oregon for the last year and as we prayed and prepared, we heard the Lord say, hold a celebration in Salem! One of our core group was involved in Salem House of Prayer and so he began the process of contacting them.

As we finished the last of the journey to re-establish the cornerstone of Christ we still didn’t have a date. We hoped for a date in September and now it was the 14th of August. How was God going to open that door? The Lord kept saying there were to be lots of people at the gathering  he promised me “He would take care of that”. Still with no date, I had no choice but to continue to work toward the goal and prayerfully put it in God’s hands.

After seven days, I received the call that Salem House of Prayer was extending an invitation either to have a small group evening on a Wednesday or the option to join their September 5th gathering! We chose the September 5th date so God has indeed brought the crowd He promised!

God’s plans and purposes are above anything we can ask for or imagine. Trust and obey, believing in God to prepare the way!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

Beyond completejoy.org…   On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.  

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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





If WE say WE have no Sin

8 08 2014

bridge reflectionNo one is perfect I am sorry to say, so as you enter the new doors of opportunity you will come face to face with this reality of sin. First you will come face to face with your sin, then sins of others. 1John 1:8 tells us “if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us”. You can’t allow your past sin to keep you from walking forward.

 

Look honestly at what God is revealing. Is God revealing unconfessed sin? If that is the case, follow the instructions of verse 9, confess your sin and remember God is faithful and just to forgive your sin and cleanse you of all unrighteousness. Maybe you need to repent to a brother or sister, then take that step. Forgive yourself, letting nothing stop you for moving forward into the new opportunities God hasLeadership for you.

 

If it is the destroyer of your soul speaking death which hinders you, then remember this verse,  1Jn 1:10  “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him (Christ) a liar, and his (Christ’s) word is not in us.” Then step out and agree with God that your sins has been is forgiven.

 

Finally, don’t let the words of men sideline you either, maybe you have been waiting for someone to come through for you, before you step out, don’t hold their sin against them, forgive and walk in the light, as Christ is the light, having fellowship with one another through Christ (verse 7).

 

Walk forward in confidence knowing God will provide all your needs, according to His riches in Glory!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:   CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.  

Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductable donation by credit card through Paypal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

Beyond completejoy.org…  

On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Are You Ready?

1 08 2014

bridge reflectionBeing ready for the doors of the new season to open!

 

Here in Portland, Oregon it is taking about 12 days for the average house to sell. That is amazing because only a couple of years ago houses were going back to the bank left and right because people couldn’t sell them.

 

In this season we have to be ready when the doors open to new opportunities. As you enter, you might even feel like you are a small fish in a large pond, as I currently feel. I am taking a step from leading a local prayer team to be a state coordinator for Reformation Prayer Network, a national prayer group associated with Cindy Jacobs.

 

I know I am called to take this step, there have been several specific conformations and agreement with this ministry at the highestOregon levels. Yet conformations and agreement doesn’t make stepping out any easier. You have to believe in what God has called you to do in this new season. God is calling for you and I to have faith and to walk with confidence knowing He is going before us.

 

We have to allow the big dreams of our big God to become our own. We must allow ourselves to invest time and effort to expand our vision. Allowing God to give us new strategies as His plans unfolds around us.

 

Remember God intends to include you, not to exclude you!

 

He knows the plans and purposes He has for us and it is my hope and prayer that you and I must chose to align ourselves with God to see them come to pass!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:   CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.  

Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductable donation by credit card through Paypal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.   Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.   Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.   Beyond completejoy.org…   On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





God’s Perspective is Worth the Wait!

25 07 2014

bridge reflectionDo God’s plans for the new season feel like a mystery? I see the new season’s plans as 1 Corinthians speak of, as a reflection in a mirror.

 

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

1Co 13:12

 

It is tough sometimes when you see only a reflection of the future. It is tough to realize that when we look into the future, what we see is sometime transposed, sometimes out of focus like a mirror. But when we look through God’s perspective we can see truth, we can see through His light giving us proper perspective on the future.

 

I sometimes wish I could see the impact of a decision on the rest of my life. Something like choosing to marry someone will have a major impact while the choice of the color of a car may have little impact. Getting God’s perspective allows me to stop putting the same weight on even the simplest of decisions.

 

It is in the presence of God that we both wrestle with the future and can get a more accurate value of the weight a decision has in our lives. God might show us the impact of marrying someone if we ask while he might not show us the fun we would have choosing a car’s color, in part because you already know the impact of the car’s color upon your life.

 

Getting God’s perspective is worth the wrestling, it is worth the wait and it is worth the time an energy it takes to settle your self down enough to hear His Still Small Voice!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:   CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.  

Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link allowing you to give your tax-deductable donation by credit card through Paypal.

Intercessors Heart; find Prayer Cloths, prophetic word for Oregon and the NW territory, my heart-felt prayers and a wonderful worship video from U-tube.  

Restore: find a prayer for dealing with residual anger and unforgiveness.  

Equip; find the complete material for a Journey to Maturity. Check out a copy of SOAP, a bible study method you can copy and print for personal use.  

Beyond completejoy.org…   On the Radio; Millie and her friends can be heard on the radio, both in Portland at 1330AM and on the web check at KKPZ.com check our blog page for more information.

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This blog is part of the ministry of Complete Joy Ministries and is published each Friday, usually by noon Pacific Time.








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