Fueling Your Engine

17 04 2012

Last time we talked about seeing Christ as a safety feature, rather that the fuel that powers our lives.

 

We can talk till we are blue in the face about taking time away to be with God, but for some people they just can’t do it, so they quit and walk away from God dejected or they beat themselves up.

 

I sense the Lord saying to each of us, “stop that”. “You are made in my image and I don’t want you to walk away from me or beat yourself up anymore. Take a deep breath, this is a new season and with it I will bring new ways for you to steal away, taking time from the world to be with me.”

 “My precious child, you mean more to me than your actions, I do not judge you as the world does, nor are you on an 8 to 5 schedule. You have 24 hours, asleep and awake to spend with me.  Commit your sleep to me and I will speak to you in your dreams, speak in your prayer language as you drive down the street instead of using your Bluetooth. Let me be creative in our relationship and I will do it. Taste and see that I am good and the sweetness of our relationship will be restored to empower you!”

 

May God fuel you to the greatest extend possible in this new season.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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Am I too stressed to Be Blessed?

31 03 2012

Last time we talked about struggling with change. As we enter this new season, if we aren’t careful we can find ourselves too stressed by all the change to recognize God’s blessings. If all our focus is on the change going on around us, then we may feel we aren’t being blessed by God. Which is far from the truth.

 

            We must choose to focus on God, rather than on the stress of the change, because God means to become part of his blessing. Men often don’t see change as a blessing. My husband always said that change has three effects and two of them are bad. But is that really the case?

 

            When we perceive change as a bad thing, then we will only see the bad, and when we see only the bad, we will always miss the blessings of God. Imagine if you were one of the Israelites and you were standing at the Red Sea watching as the Egyptians approached. You had experienced so much change and now this. Would you have seen your situation as a blessing and yet as Moses raised his hands not only did the Red Sea part for you to cross, but also swallowed up the Egyptians as the sea returned.

           

            When we are in the middle of change, that isn’t the time to assess the blessing, it is time to be so focused on God that you will be delivered to the other side!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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Struggling with Change

27 03 2012

Usually I welcome change but in the last month I have found myself overwhelmed by so much change I feel like change is over taking my life. We have entered into a new season in 2012 and with it come dramatic change.

 

            When changes are small many of us are comfortable, like choosing a different color from a favorite box of 24 crayons. But change in 2012 involves a whole new box of 64 crayons. When it come to major change I don’t know many people who are really comfortable with it.

 

            I have found myself grieving as we sent our living room furniture to Salvation Army and then moved the futon into the living room from my office, all to make more room for Complete Joy Ministries! But that wasn’t where things ended, all of my modular office furniture went into my husband’s office and received his credenza in return. I lost so much and yet now there is room to put up a 30×60 folding table giving me an amazing flat space to work as well as open area to put another smaller table to permanently house a sewing machine!

 

            These were all hard but amazing changes. I have my new computer and with it has come a whole office. Change is tough, and I have spent the last 3 days moving boxes, furniture so I can use my new office. Change is exciting and very emotional taxing.

 

Next time we will talk about how to handle change so we stay on God’s page!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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Inspired to Stand Firm!

31 01 2012

As we bring these thoughts about standing firm in 2012 to a close for now I want to remind you of something profound my pastor said.

 

God brings inspiration while satan bring temptation.

 

“When tempted, no one should say, ‘God is tempting me.’ For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.” James 1:13-15

 

The temptation to stop waiting and standing firm doesn’t come from God, each one is tempted when by his own desires, allowing themselves to be dragged away. You and I have to remember that to stand firm we must also stand against our own desires as well as the desires of the enemy.

 

Early in this first chapter of James he tells us that perseverance must finish it work of bringing us into maturity! Your struggle to stand firm is never in vain, for maturity takes time and God knows you are worth it! That same passage tells us if you lack wisdom you should ask God and he gives generously to all without fault. This verse comforts me so, read more of James chapter 1 and be inspired to stand!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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Why We Have to Wait

28 01 2012

Last time we talked about waiting with expectancy for the promise. We learned the key to waiting with expectancy is to watch for God to show up. Too often we lose the joy of a promise fulfilled because we have not learned to wait, so today we are going to talk about why we have to wait.

 

God is going to show up long before the day your promise is fulfilled, to build a spiritual relationship with you. Often those days, weeks, months and years you spend walking with the Lord waiting for the promise to be fulfilled, afford your Heavenly Father the time to reveal He desires to supply all your spiritual and emotional needs, before your promise. He cares for the eternal as much as we care for the flesh!

 

Yes, walking those long days are hard, but if you allow your relationship with the Lord to grow, gone will be the days of thinking God is like your favorite bank of candy machines where you go to get your favorite blessing. You will learn no amount of prayer or offering is going to bring your promise about any faster. God waited to establish a spiritual a relationship to sustain you long after the glorious day your promise is fulfilled.

 

So I encourage you to enjoy the journey with God until the day your promise is fulfilled!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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Waiting with Expectancy

24 01 2012

When I think of waiting with expectancy I think of a Child waiting for Christmas morning to come because they know great things await them as they open up the gifts under the tree.

 

When we wait with expectancy for the promises of the Lord do we wait with the same enthusiasm? Often we carry that promise as a burden in our adult life because unlike the child, we know the promises don’t turn our as we expect. When the Christ came, no one was expecting a baby, but that is how God intended for the salvation of the world to unfold. If scripture has taught us anything, we have learned, the promises of God work out in the timing of God and unfold in ways only known to God.

 

So waiting with expectancy is hard to do. What we need to do is to expect God to show up! If we watch and wait for Him in the situation rather than for him to do something for us, we will never be disappointed.

 

I have waited for several promises, one of which was my spiritual daughter to marry. She and carried this promise together for many years, she focused on the promise and as the years went on I couldn’t make it without turning my eye to how God was showing up. He molded my daughter and He changed her perspective and as He did she became the wife her husband needed her to be.

 

I believe we must watch and wait expectantly for God to show up, to comfort us, to teach us, to change us. The awe of the Christ child, touch everyone, from the angelic beings to the shepherds in the fields and the kings from far off lands. Who knew a baby could do so much, only God knew for He knows the hearts of man.

 

Wait with expectancy for God to reveal himself as you wait for every promise and you will never be disappointed!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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In 2012, Stand Firm

21 01 2012

In 2011 I saw many promises come to past and yet for others, they still wait. In 2012 we must stand firm, for God has anointed us, sealed us and put His spirit in our heart as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Corinthians 1 :20-22

 

Standing firm is never fun, in 2012 we will continue to see God’s promises come to pass as we stand firm. As I prepare for the Igniting the Kingdom ~ The Shalom Blessing I am waiting for God. I began waiting in 2007 when I began Complete Joy Ministries.

 

Since then I have seen God birth God’s Shakan, a committed group of people who have joined me in partnering with God to see His glory fall here in Portland. It is a foretaste of what God is going to do through NW Gatekeepers as we watch and wait expectantly for our Savior to return.

 

We must wait with expectancy. Next time we will talk about waiting with expectancy.

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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