Prepare to Watch and See!

27 03 2015
This is one of the maps which hangs in our prayer room

This is one of the maps which hangs in our prayer room

We have entered a season where the visions of former seasons will see further fulfillment and we must be prepared to embrace them with joy. God himself tells us:

 

And so I am sure that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it on until it is finished on the Day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 1:6

 

In a former season while serving as a prayer pastor, God gave me and my team a vision for a 24/7 prayer room.

 

There was much prayer before we approached the leadership and for a time they had a room dedicated to prayer in our church. We saw the vision come to pass in part and so as I left the church I thought that was all there would be to that promise so I let it go. Never thinking about it again.

 

As the CJM office search began having a pray room for clients was a must. Then sitting in the prayer room alone one day, the small still voice of God began stirring in my heart about allowing the vision to expand. The next board meeting I approached my board they were more than on board with the idea, they were shocked when I didn’t see having a House of Prayer open to the public was a natural extension for CJM.

 

For several months CJM wrestled with this new vision. At the start of this month our board dedicated the Shalom Oregon House of Prayer. Our mission to invite, embrace and release the peace of God over the people of God in Oregon and beyond. I marveled as maps which I had created from yet another former season were hung for the first time in years. I have seen an expansion of the vision still more, marveling as leaders from three different Houses of Prayer from around Oregon, part of the We Cry out team in advance of National Day of Prayer May 7th, sat together in our classroom praying and sharing their hearts!

 

I remember the struggles of those former seasons I rejoice in how God is still working to establish this 24/7 prayer vision so long ago. I know it is still incomplete for we are not 24/7 but if God himself can spark this old vision, He who began a good work  will bring it to the completed work at the appropriate time!

 

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.

On Twitter http://twitter.com/MyCompleteJoy

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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.

 





Standing Firm in Transition

6 03 2015

In this 20150305_115325season, are you struggling to stand as things are whirling around you and people who have been walking at your side suddenly have other things pulling them away? We must stand firm as everyone is in transition.

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

It is easy to look at our suite and see CJM is in transition; from scriptures waiting to be put on the wall, to the need for a small end table in the CJM office. God knows our needs and we must stand firm and let nothing side track us from giving ourselves fully to the work of the Lord!

Recently I struggled to do just that, as I labored to put the Lord’s Prayer on the textured wall of the prayer room. DiligentlyMatthew scripture for three hours lifting masking tape from one word at a time. At one point I watched as the first two letters of the word temptation lifted again and again off the wall. They will forever be just a little bit off, reminding us temptation is there to throw us off if we aren’t careful?

I stayed with it, going up and down the ladder as I processed not only the job before me but the many changes since moving to our new location. When I finally finished I was praising God! We must take this scripture in 1 Corinthians to heart and remember our labor in the Lord is not in vain.

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.

On Twitter http://twitter.com/MyCompleteJoy

Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Complete-Joy-Ministries/312629665430235?ref=hl

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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.





Praise a simple act, changing the atmosphere!

20 02 2015

SW cornerstone of Christ - georgeIn this new season, the simple act of praise changes the atmosphere. No matter your condition, take a moment to read and meditate over this Psalm of Praise!

Psalm 145  Praise. By David:

I will praise you to the heights, my God, the king;
I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you;
I will praise your name forever and ever.
Great is Adonai and greatly to be praised;
his greatness is beyond all searching out.

Each generation will praise your works to the next                                                 and proclaim your mighty acts.

I will meditate on the glorious splendor
of your majesty and on the story of your wonders.
People will speak of your awesome power,
and I will tell of your great deeds.
They will gush forth the fame of your abounding goodness,
and they will sing of your righteousness.
Adonai is merciful and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in grace.
Adonai is good to all;
his compassion rests on all his creatures.
10 All your creatures will thank you, Adonai,
and your faithful servants will bless you.
11 They will speak of the glory of your kingship,
and they will tell about your might;
12 to let everyone know of your mighty acts
and the glorious majesty of your kingship.
13 Your kingship is an everlasting kingship,
your reign continues through all generations.
14 Adonai supports all who fall
and lifts up all who are bent over.
15 The eyes of all are looking to you;
you give them their food at the right time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
17 Adonai is righteous in all his ways,
full of grace in all he does.
18 Adonai is close to all who call on him,
to all who sincerely call on him.
19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
20 Adonai protects all who love him,
but all the wicked he destroys.
21 My mouth will proclaim the praise of Adonai;
all people will bless his holy name forever and ever.

This is from the Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
Blessings to you!
Millie




Stress, Change and Joy!

13 02 2015
New clients welcome!

New clients welcome!

Dealing with change and the stress it causes it tough, but we must choose not to focus on the stress we feel. Hebrews 12 reminds us we have to keep our eyes focused on the author and perfector of our faith! With faith we must focus on those things that are good and lovely, on the things that are right and true.

In the beginning God created the world. He chose to look at the good, not the clutter, not the unfinished business of creation, every day He focused on the end product, the miracle of creation.

As I walk around our offices I can look at all the things that are unfinished, from the chair rail that needs to be put up in the reception area to the scriptures needing to be printed and hung or I can marvel at all the healing that is taking place.

Where and how we focus is up to us. We chose to see the good God has done or become self-absorbed and stressed as we focus on what He/we still have to do.

Focusing on the big picture (including both what has been done along with the things that haven’t been done) allows me to keep my balance, releasing the joy to sit down for an hour to get another scripture designed and printed for our walls rather than being overwhelmed by the 20 still waiting to be designed.

Thinking again of Hebrew 12, stress is part of life and how we manage stress is an important part of how well we transition into and through this new season. There will always be things to do so watch your focus, that way you won’t miss the miracles and the joy happening right before our eyes!

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.





Change is Tough!

30 01 2015
New clients welcome!

New clients welcome!

For those of you who have been reading this blog for several years, some since 2007, you know I don’t miss my publishing dates, yet this is the first post in 2015

We have all entered 2015 and with that have come change. Every entry ends in 2015 instead of 2014. Everyone in the USA is getting ready for April and tax time. There are lots of changes and for me and for many others there have been major changes!

We have move to a new offices. It wasn’t smooth, it wasn’t easy but we are there. Our new offices are at 1509 SE 122nd, Portland, Oregon 97233 and with it comes new stresses and strains.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Php 4:6-7

How we deal with change affects our mood. Most people as they experience change feel some degree of stress, of which I am not immune. My focus has been impaired.  The first Friday came and went, I was struggling and tired, so I didn’t even realize I missed the post date. The second one I was still struggling and couldn’t put words together beyond releasing a boat load of complains (yes, I am human), so I chose not to write a post.

Last week, I remembered as I sat working with clients and determined this week I would write this post. God has worked in me, I was upset about the paint color in my office and God has revealed truth. We have had major printer problems which are slowly being resolved and to the glory of God, CJM had the funds to pay our rent which has gone up 400%.

Change is tough, give yourself a break, even if those around you can’t. God knows and He is right there with you, He cares and He is seeing you through not just for a moment but all the way to that place of peace that transcends all understanding!

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.





Ready, Set Go?

26 12 2014

bridge reflectionWe have been talking about walking in agreement with God and tomorrow begins a week of what the Lord calls “the grand move”, because CJM is moving out of our small office in the Division Business Plaza this weekend to move everything into the larger office in Plaza 122 after the first of the year.

As I look at friends and people in general everyone is looking at some kind of big changes in 2015. From graduating from a masters program in counseling as one friend will do, to becoming pregnant for the first time and have a long-awaited child. Yes, friends I am listening and praying in agreement for God’s will in your lives too!

I woke today thinking about Israel and how they must have felt the night before they crossed the Jordan to occupy the Movingpromised land. Some were excited while others I am sure felt depressed because of the unknown lying before them. They had seen their parents who didn’t trust God, so they perished. As Joshua led them into the promised land God knew their hearts and knew He could trust their faith.

For those of you who are questioning did I hear God, trust what the Lord said to you, don’t turn away. Press in, let Him lead you, let Him guide you, directing you into those valleys filled with milk and honey, all the time knowing their will be giants you and the Lord will face one day.

Making it personal; I can choose today to be afraid or I can choose to rejoice in the coming “the grand move” all the time knowing, because I looked yesterday, the office still isn’t ready.

My final words for 2014 are these: Resist the urge to focus on the giants in the land, just because you can, and chose instead to look with faith to your God who is larger than our circumstances and who will provide for 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-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.





Walking Without Understanding

19 12 2014

bridge reflectionWe have been blogging about walking in agreement with God. Walking in agreement sometimes means you are walking without understanding.

Whether its for a desired pregnancy, or a new office, often we come to that place when things are not moving forward as promised or planned causing us to begin asking, did we hear the Lord.

I have been doing that very thing for the last two weeks as our move in date has come and gone and still the needed work on the space is not even started, causing us to miss out an a donation of 4 reception chairs because we had no place to put them. Thank God we don’t begin paying rent until January 2015! My husband had even planned to take me away for a short vacation before opening the office and now even that has been put on hold. So it is very easy to ask myself, did we hear God.oak desk

This week there was a ray of hope as an office desk was picked up and delivered to the one office where no changes are needed. It sits there establishing God’s presence, and reminding our board,  we did hear God, as well as encouraging us to move forward according to His plan, even if we don’t fully understand!

As you look at the plans the Lord has for your life in 2015, don’t be afraid to bring the old season to a close, stick close to God, hear His still small voice and be strong and courageous for the Lord is with you wherever you go!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

Want more teaching and encouragement, visit our blog pages:  

CJM; learn more about Complete Joy Ministries and hear the latest new and happenings at Complete Joy Ministries! We have a list of items needed in our new office there for those who are looking for it.

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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