Wrestling to Agree!

24 10 2014

Oregon CoastWrestling with yourself and others to come into agreement with God is a very necessary thing.

Last weekend I had a meeting with one of my board members about how to move CJM forward. It was an open discussion, we both came away with more understanding and there was agreement to have the board meet at a future date.

Wrestling means you are willing to watch and listen to what the other people are saying, feeling and thinking. It really helps if you value the other person, because there value is ever before you, to honor them as fellow believers in Christ. It is value you put on God and on those who walk along with you that propels you forward in seeking agreement with God.

This meeting allowed a dam to break on things that were an undercurrent. Feelings were validated and agreement was reached in how to move forward in agreement with God, giving me freedom to move.CJM week of prayer blog pic

I am excited because Complete Joy Ministries is beginning an annual week of prayer tonight at 7pm seeking God’s presence as CJM comes into agreement with God. For some this series of prayer meetings/conference calls will be a stretch. Not everyone will attend every call, but it is this focus on seeking to agree with God that is the cornerstone of CJM. I will be posting the flyer on the Events/Class page for those of you who want more information.

Wrestling to agree is always a good thing, and as with anything that is of greater value, it can be hard, but don’t be afraid because it is truly worth it!

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.





Taking a Step Out and Up to Agree with God!

17 10 2014

zagart701 - landscapeComing into agreement with God is being willing to take the step out, dispite our setbacks, and/or a step up.

In this new season, things are changing in an instant. Right beside my office was a long standing tire business which closed up shop almost overnight. It had been there for decades. Last week it was there, seeing customers and this week the build is completely vacant and even the huge sign has been marked out so every evidence of this well established business was gone.

God is calling us to move where He is moving and to prayerfully step out and step up, despite our setbacks. I find this being the case in my life. As this week I was contacted about joining a friend at the beach for a long awaited prayer meeting. One thing led to another, so by the end of the week I was talking with the leader of the Oregon Coast Prayer Tour, which was Oregon Coaststopping at my friends church.

The leader asked for a second meeting and during that meeting I was given the opportunity to take a step out and a step up to lead part of the their tour’s prayer team. I had a choice, I could have said no, attending just the one stop, or as I believe God desired, I could step out attending much of the tour and leading the rear guard (intercessors who will pray in agreement for the tour without traveling to the coast).

There have been some real ministry setbacks in the past month, so if I couldn’t come into agreement with God, looking past those setbacks by putting them in proper perspective, I wouldn’t walk into the move of God in the new season. My recent vacation gave me time for perspective, so I was able to take this step out to say yes to going to the coast for several days and a step up, taking leadership of this new rear guard for a season!

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.





Agreement with God take a keen ear!

3 10 2014

Abridge reflectiongreement with God is a tricky thing. It takes listening with a keen ear. What if things don’t work out as the Lord shows you, what will you do?

On the 25th of September, CJM and the building owner could not come into agreement on the lease and so CJM had to walk away. It has been a tough week walking with God as I struggled to put one foot in front of the other.

Did I hear God, I sensed from the Lord I was to give them a chance to walk hand in hand with God’s will for the office space. Now it is time to walk away with join knowing God will continue to reveal the plans and purposes He has for CJM.

This journey has caused me to wonder, How many time did Moses see God’s will but the children of God choose not to walk into agreement so they had to take another trip around the mountain as Israel learned to walk in agreement with God.Abraham

I can’t imagine how Moses felt, but it does put a new light on his frustration as he hit the rock twice as he spoke those words in Numbers 20:10, ” Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?”

Moses knew the desire of God to provide for his people. He also knew how God himself longed for Israel to come into agreement and walk into the promised land.

Abba, help us to choose to walk into agreement with your plans and your will rather than having to walk another time around the mountain!

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-deductible 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.





Hungering for God’s Presence!

19 09 2014
Vision for CJM office

Vision for CJM office

Agreement has been our focus for several blogs and today is no different. Today we look at agreement with God for His presence to be established.

In the presence of Israel God desired to establish Himself upon the earth in certain places and that is true today. God desires that we seek to come into agreement with where He wants to establish His presence.

And the LORD will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for upon all the glory shall be a defense.

Isa 4:5

Our ministry is taking a huge step to seek the lease of a 436 sq foot office space, that is a $500 a month commitment. As the Oregon Prayer Call group prayed the Lord challenged me to come into agreement with where He wanted to establish His presence for CJM to walk into. Right now the space is one huge room. I am requesting the build-out to make it two separate spaces, one side for classes and training and the other small offices for ministry.

It may not seem like the right thing for the owners of the building to do for the long term and so we may not be able to come into agreement causing CJM to look elsewhere. As we prayed I saw why there were no partitioning walls, because in the space CJM inhabits will be a fresh work, a new work and move over, before the walls are, the presence of God will be. At that moment I had peace, to see CJM through even if this isn’t the space. It was the peace that passes all understanding, which guards your heart and mind in Christ Jesus and with it the awe and wonder of God which fills the hearts of men!

As we finished I knew CJM would only establish its office where the Lord’s presence dwells no matter where that is! For it is through the glory of His presence which comes resurrection life and the healing of a hurting world!

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-deductible 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.





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

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.





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.








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