Romans 8:35 – A Simple Choice?

4 08 2017

QuestionsIn this post, we are exploring this question… Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah?

Romans 8:35 reads: Who shall separate us from the love of Messiah? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?

What is Paul really asking us? He tells us that tribulations, distress, persecution all the bad things that happen to us by the hands of another, do not separate us from God’s love. He adds to this list, nakedness, danger, or sword, these things represent the absence of necessary good in our everyday lives. None of these separate us. Paul goes on to tell us in verse 38 that not even death can separate us from the love of God.rf123

Then who separates us from the Love of God? If it isn’t the events or people and clearly Paul shows us God loves us, then we have to look at ourselves.

 What separates you and I (and the world) from the love of God is our denial of God and rejecting the gift of our Messiah. It is our choice to separate. If we choose by an act of our wills not to believe in God and receive by faith the gift of our savior, we separate ourselves from the love of God.

So the choices we make can shuts down our ability to receive the fullness of God’s love which is ever around us like the air we breathe.

As we go through life even after we have believed in our Messiah, we must choose to walk toward God by engaging with HIM, not turning or walking away from HIM in our daily lives. In making this simple choice we can receive the fullness of our Messiah’s love!

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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Transition Believe it or NOT! part 5

20 07 2017

TransitionToday we finish our series Transition Believe it or Not! We learned several things over the course of this series, the first and foremost is no one is really ready for transition.

I love these words from Oswald Chambers “Will is the whole man active. I cannot give up my will, I must exercise it.” He goes on to say “I must will to obey and I must will to receive God’s spirit.”

As we have looked at Mary and Joseph each of them had to exercise their will to come will-of-God-questionsinto agreement with the transition of Yeshua coming into their lives. Peter reveals transition’s struggle when we choose to walk with our friends. Our time in the garden with Yeshua (Jesus) revealed what the internal struggle looks like and reminding us of what God require of us as we enter transition, death to self.

Every transition brings us to a point of decision, Joshua 24:15 put it well “choose you this day whom ye will serve” we must choose to come into agreement as with the Israelites who walked into the promised land. It was that coming into agreement in the midst of transition that gave them the power to defeat the Amorites.

As we face transitions in the coming year I pray each of us choose to serve the Lord, coming into agreement with HIS plans and purposes for our lives.

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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Transition, Believe it or NOT, part 4

14 07 2017

TransitionWe are in a series called Transition believe it or not! Today we will be looking at the transition of Yeshua (Jesus) found in Matthew 26:36 – 46. This is one of my favorite stories in the bible because it shows the depth of Yeshua’s human-ness. Not only is he the son of God he also functions mightily as the son of man who wrestles with his transition in the garden of Gethsemane.

Let’s set the stage, Yeshua is walking with his disciples in Jerusalem, they come to the garden of Gethsemane, an olive grove. This is nothing out of the ordinary, Yeshua does this all the time, taking Peter and the sons of Zebedee with him as he prays. Our Messiah the son of man was sorrowful and his heart was heavy with the weight of what the following hours would bring.

 

Our messiah had to choose to give up his life, after all he was the son of God and no one

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemene, Heinrich Hofmann, 1890

Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Heinrich Hofmann, 1890

could take his life. There was pain and suffering, there would be separation, and all the hate his loving man would endure. This transition was as real as the clothes he wore so it shouldn’t surprise us that he struggled. As with Mary, Joseph and Peter, now Yeshua himself came into agreement as he said these words “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.”

 

Moments later, his walk to the cross began. Join me next time as we finish this series Transition believe it or not!

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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Transition: Believe it or NOT part 1 – Mary

22 06 2017

Welcome to our topic Transition! Today we will look at the transition of Mary, the mother of Jesus recorded in Luke 1:26 – 38, as she receiving the news of the coming savior.

First, the angel of the Lord signals the beginning of Mary’s transition as she hears the words, “Greeting you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” It is recorded that she was greatly or deeply troubled, other translations used the word disturbed. Transition as it begins is often alarming and can deeply trouble or disturb us. This is normal reaction and we need to remember to respond rather than to react.

Second the angel encouraged her, “not to be afraid and that she had found favor with God”. Often when facing transition, we like Mary, look at it as a bad thing and we become afraid. Encouragement as we face the idea of transition helps use all!

Third, we see Mary questioning God choice; does he really know what HE is doing? Transition causes us to question what God is up to, even if like Mary who knew the scriptures, we know God is going to do something. Our question still remains, but are we really who God wants to use?

Final we see the angel sharing the news about her relative Elizabeth who was also pregnant. Mary found the comfort to come into agreement with God’s plans and later direction in how to navigate the pregnancy, going to her relative’s home.

Remember as God begins a new thing in your life, HE will bring you guidance and encouragement!

Blessings & Complete Joy!

Millie

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How Committed Are You? part 2

3 06 2016

12755593_sTwo months ago we begin a new blog series, How committed are you? In this new season, we all must assess how committed we are to our God and following His plans for our lives even when to follow means pain, struggle and loss. Today we are looking at the deafness of God’s servants.

Then he (Elijah) came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”                                  1Kings 19:9

Elijah had seen great things (1 Kings 18) and yet he had seen great horror and in fear fled (1 Kings 19). As we hear and see God move we wrestle with our own humanness, becoming overwhelmed as our capacity to stand is expanded. God did not discipline Elijah, rather He encouraged him as he sent an angel to minister to him.

In this season you and I  are going to hear things that are troublesome and will bring with it pain and loss. I walked through such a time two months ago, causing me to step away cavefrom writing as I worked to process the loss of my assistant who died suddenly.

I heard the Lord speaking about the loss that CJM would endure before it happened, so when it happened it wasn’t a shock. We have worked to move forward finding our way as God expands our capacity to move in the new season. Yet at the same time I struggled not wanting to hear such words of loss and pain; so I for a short time told the Lord I couldn’t listen anymore much as Elijah did in 1 Kings 10:3.

To make it through this time of expansion and increasing of our spiritual capacity it is critical to look at the past and allow the Lord to bring healing. As I did, I found myself dealing with the root of my pain, then gave myself permission to re-engage God and as I came into the throne room of God I received ministry from His angels.

God designed our humanness to be our greatest strength knowing that in this time of expansion and growth in the new season, we will have to confess that sometimes hearing God is more than we can handle!

Join me next time we will address blindness in this expanding season!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie
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How to MOVE in this new season, Part 5

25 03 2016

moveThis is the fifth post in our series How to MOVE in this new season.  Today we are unpacking the E for Equipped in our acrostic MOVE.

 

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2Ti 3:16

 

To be equipped is to be furnished with something, others would use the word provision.

In 2 Timothy 3 we see God thoroughly equipping the servant of God with the gospel for every good work. In the Old Testament we see the people of God equipped for  physical battle. In every case when the people of God are thoroughly equipped, they are fully prepared for the task at hand.

In this season we need to be ready for God to furnish those things we need. Currently I have been asking for strategies in how to move forward for the Oregon Tabernacle Tent (OTT) as well as for Complete Joy Ministries.

I was praying for God’s strategy for how to re-brand OTT since the vinyl lettering I had putOTT logo on last year came coming off. In faith I removed the rest of the lettering and chose to wait for God to reveal what we should do. In the most unlikely place a man I knew gave me a name of a christian seamstress who can do the job and she is only about 3 miles from my office, so no need to take it down to Salem which is 50 miles away!

Watching for how God will equip the work He has called you do is the final key to our movement in this and any season. When you are equipped to do the work of service movement will be easier and you will find the job goes much more smoothly than if you walk forward ahead of God without His equipping!

Don’t worry or move into anxiousness as you wait to be equipped, because tomorrow God may equip you and call you to move!

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie


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How to MOVE in the new season, Part 4

18 03 2016

moveThis is the fourth post in our series How to MOVE in this new season.  Today we are unpacking the V for victory in our acrostic MOVE.

 

“In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

1Jn 5:3-4

 

 

Often when we think of the word victory it is in terms of defeating the enemy! If we look at the deeper meaning of victory we see it as an achievement of mastery or success in a struggle or endeavor against odds or difficulties.

 

In the story called pushing against the rock, (author unknown, which you will find on our empower page) we find a man was given an assignment by the Lord to push against theman-pushing-rock-up-hill-ok-to-use rock with all his might. Looking at things from the man’s perspective he thought his victory was to get the rock all the way up the hill and when the rock didn’t move he began  feeling like a failure. At that moment the enemy came at him causing him to relax his efforts to push against the rock. As he enquired of the Lord about his failure the Lord revealed “Your calling was to be obedient and push, and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom, and this you have done.”

 

God’s victories in our life look so much different than how we and the world see them. God saw this man strong and vital because of pushing with all his might against the rock while he saw himself a failure. Like this man, through opposition we will grow and our abilities will far surpasses that which we used to have. Our faith, our trust and our wisdom is where God desires you and I to have the victory so we must push on our own rock, which might never move so we see amazing and profound victories rise in our spirit man!

Join me next time when unpack the next key to moving in the new season, E for Equipped.

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie


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

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