Letting the Former Season Finish, Regrets and All!

11 04 2014

10232309_sWe ended our conversation about regrets with this statement, I am not saying that letting go of regrets is always a quick or simple process, but it is a process that allows my joy to be restored!

Looking again at the definition of regret; to feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity).

I want to give you a recent regret I had concerning the old seasons of my life. I used to garden and always regretted stopping.

I remember all the joy I used to have in my garden with the kids, going out and picking fresh lettuce, strawberries, and digging red potatoes! Recently I missed growing strawberries so much that I looked for a way to begin growing them again and found a hanging Strawberry kit!

I went to the store all ready to buy the hanging strawberry kit when the Lord began to speak to my spirit. He reminded me I didn’t have the strawberries - pint20377796_stime to lead CJM and tend a garden even this small hanging garden. It would become another source of stress both at home and at work. I walked away regretting that I didn’t have time for a garden.

By the time I left the store the Lord had helped me work through my regrets and even reminded me, I could use the $5 I would have spent on the kit to buy a pint of two of strawberries to make smoothies and other desserts I loved. As I began seeing things from His perspective, my regrets had turned to expectancy for strawberries to arrive in the store!

I still remember those special times in my garden now without regrets, because that season has finally finished. There was an added benefit, as the next day I released the planting of the small hydrangea, a neighbor gave us, to my husband and when I got home, the neighbor had given him a second one filling the matching planter, which was an answer to my prayer to have the two planters match!

When we let the former season finish, regrets and all, God brings more blessings than we can ever imagine!

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.





Letting Go of REGRETS!

4 04 2014

11076235_sToday I want to talk about letting go of regrets, we all have them even God did in Genesis 6:7 when he regretted creating the human race because of our wickedness.

To regret is to feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that has happened or been done, esp. a loss or missed opportunity).

In 2 Corinthians, Paul the great evangelist had regrets, but like God he realized the importance and the power of letting go of them.

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it.
Though I did regret it–
I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while–” 2Co 7:8

Letting go of regrets affects our health and “maybe the key to better health as we age” writes Charles Choi10232309_s in a livescience.com article called No Regrets: Why ‘Letting Go’ May Be Key to Happy Aging.

We see why as we look further in 2 Corinthians 7:10

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret,
but worldly sorrow brings death.”
2Cor 7:10

The key to having no regrets is in how and where we filter the things that happen in our lives.

Many Christians give lip service to those words in Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Many people ask what the key is to the joy they witness in my life and that key is how and where I filter the events that happened in my life. I filter them with God for he reveals His perspective and His purpose for why a specific thing happened which allows me to have Godly sorrow leaving no regrets!

PS… I am not saying that letting go of regrets is always a quick or simple process, but it is a process that allows my joy to be restored!

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 that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page.

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.





Changing Season and Doors

26 03 2014

11076235_sNow that you and I are in 2014, can you feel the effects of the new season? Doors are closing so that new doors can be opened by the Lord. I have found that things which were from a former season ten or more years old are being retooled for use in this new season. Are you feeling these effects too?

God is calling us to look at the old season and find the good, not looking with condemnation on our efforts or the efforts of others. CJM has sponsored the Love Project so people will hear, know and allow the love of God to permeate their being, encouraging them not partner with the condemnation that wishes to well up and stop our embrace of the new work God has intended. We need to focus on our God (who is love) and let go of our regrets as we let doors close.

The Love our Father has for us is eternal, beyond time sustaining us through the journey in 2014 and beyond. My hope and prayer is for each of us to understand and know the love our Father has for us, allowing His love to impact us, then inspiring us to share those truths with others as they too are dealing with the changing season.

We must allow doors to chose without condemn of ourselves or others, choosing instead to through the Love of God await the hand of God who will open those new marvelous doors!

One of the doors in my life which is closing is my total focus on the CJM blog. Over the last 2 weeks I have struggled with how I was to move forward in writing this blog. It is hard to cut back to writing only once a week as new doors are opening to teaching and client ministry at the CJM office, changing my schedule. I could condemn myself for not being able to write more blogs, or I can look to God who is bringing a change of my schedule as He opens new doors.

Without the love of God, I would stand in condemnation rather than allowing His love to be what I focus on as CJM enters this season of change.

This is the beginning of the new season. From now on this blog will be published every Friday morning, instead of Wednesday’s and Saturdays. Join me next time on Friday, April 4th! As we look at letting go of regrets!

Blessings and Complete Joy,
Millie

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:

CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries.

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page.

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.





The Love Project

12 03 2014

Here at CJM we are launching the Love Project and I want to share the Love of God with each of you that you might share it with those you love.

If you were sitting right here with me, I would hand you a CD with the Father’s Love Letter on it for you to pop in your CD to listen on your way home or watch on your computer at home. I have been listening to it for over 5 years since a friend brought it to me to play on the radio. It is a tradition to play the Father’s Love Letter every year the week of Valentines Day since.

The Father’s Love Letter is a group of scriptures not exhaustive, but impactful sharing the love the Father has for us. When listened to it touches something very deep inside, I have known people to find healing of their father’s

Father's Love Letter

Father’s Love Letter

wounds. Sometimes dad’s were missing, other times because of dad’s emotional distance they never knew they were loved.

God isn’t like our earthly Fathers and yet as we embrace the love of our heavenly Father the pain and hurt caused by our earthly father’s can be healed. The link is: www.fathersloveletter.com/‎ or at the end of the post you can click on FLL quarter fold below and read the letter from your father to you!

God is so funny that way, he does so much more than we could ask for or imagine.

Here is the pdf of the Father’s Love Letter, enjoy! FLL quarter fold it is used by permission!

To learn more about the Love Project watch the Restore page for more information!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page. 

 
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 Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Wanting God’s Will

1 03 2014

6304066_sThis is the final blog in the series on demonic attacks. To read from the beginning go to the January 29th post in this blog.

During that two month period I also learned about asking God’s will concerning the things I want…

Here is an entry in my journal during that time.

“Please help me to love and honor you to the greatest extent possible. I want this in my life. I don’t care about anything else. I just want you. I want to know and embrace your love, receiving it to the fullest measure possible. I want to be filled and flooded with your presences all the days of my life. I come before you and ask your will concerning these things I want.”

Wanting is part of being human, but not everything we want is God’s will for our lives. We can 17602684_swant a million dollars, but is that God’s will? Money is not ever to be a goal of my life. I have to lay that want down. While the want I expressed in my journal I believe is God’s will for my life, scripture supports this desire in Ephesians 3.

Not everything we want can be found in the bible, but principles supporting healthy desires will. I think of the men and women  around the globe who work inside and outside the home to care for their families and to live a life pleasing to God certainly are. Staying close to the Lord will allow us to hear God’s answer to the question, is this Your will for my life!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

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

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page. 

 
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 Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Lessons Learned – #1

26 02 2014

6304066_sWe are finishing the series on demonic attacks by looking at several lessons learned. To read from the beginning go to the January 29th post in this blog.

 

The story ends..

 

As this two months came to an end I expected something to change. But to my surprise nothing happened or so I thought. As I began surveying the prior two months, where I had been focusing on just surviving, now I could look at how the events had changed my life.

 

It was curious as people came asking for help with demonic attacks and instead of instructing 5892585_sthem, I now engaged in the process, demonstrating and modeling the confidence we have in Christ, not just how to do it. After this happened the second time I realized this trial had awakened a tiger who was going to defend the body of Christ to the death!

 

The Lesson Learned!

 

Spiritual muscles can become out of shape, just as with our physical bodies, standing our ground against the enemy allows those muscles to be tried and tested becoming stronger. I have had the tools but the muscles needed a work out. The next time an attack comes, understand God could be using this time in your life, in part, to strengthen you!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page. 

 
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 Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.





Revelation – part 2

22 02 2014

6304066_sWe are in a series about the difference is between demonic attack and demonic oppression using a series of events which happen in my own life.  To read from the beginning go to the January 29th post in this blog.

 

There have been ebbs and flows in demonic attacks but they do come to an end. What I didn’t know was as I worshiped God that day, He would give me understanding and a blessing beyond anything I could have asked for or imagined!

 

The story continues…

 

By the time I got ready to go to church the next week, now almost 2 months since the first heart episode, I was stronger. I found myself so excited to church! I was now carrying a heart monitor that I affectionately called ET because every so often it would require me to send in reading, ET would phone home!

 

I picked up my friend and we went to church. I don’t know about you but sometimes when I 8450347_sworship the Lord begins talking to me gently and when those moments come I sit down and write what I am hearing.

 

The Lord confirmed that I had been under attack. Telling me the enemy was given 2 months to break me and now that it was coming to an end the Lord was going to give me 2 years of blessing. I told the Lord, “Let it be to me as you have said. Then I heard the Lord say, in that case, “I decree 20 more years of profound blessing to be released into your life this day”.

 

I was in awe, I was in tears. I felt overwhelm knowing this season of trial was coming to an end and to my surprise I had been given 22 years of blessing from the Lord.

 

Join me next time to learn how this trial changed me.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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

Visit our new page; Give to CJM, by popular request we have made a simple link that will allow you to give by credit card to Complete Joy Ministries through Paypal. To find out more, or to give please check out this new page. 

 
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 Wednesday and Saturday, usually by noon Pacific Time.








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