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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New Season Keys – forgetting

12 01 2017

2017Last time we began the series on how to enter the new season.  Today we look at the first key to entering the new season, that of forgetting the former things as we look at Isaiah 43:18.

 

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Isaiah 43:18-19

 

To forget is to put out of our remembrance. Another definition is to cease from doing.  So to forget requires us to take the consequence action of letting go. We have to admit we are holding on to something or someone in our past.

 

As 2016 came to a close I found myself taking up bowling, something I had done very well for many years. Then I was strong and I bowlingcould bowl very well. I was on traveling leagues and carried at one time over a 190 average. I even married my bowling instructor.

 

But coming back to bowling in 2016 found a 59 year old woman struggling not to fall down. I found myself having to forget the former things. I could no longer use a 15 pound bowling ball and use a 5 step approach, choosing instead to purchase an 11 pound bowling ball which almost throws me and taking just 4 steps, hoping not to fall down.

 

The goals in bowling are different in 2017. They are to have fun with my husband and friends and to get some exercise, not to have a high average, win prizes and bowling on leagues.

 

As I look at bowling, I see God using it to remind me HE is doing a new thing, in every area of my life.  I have to forget the former things.  As I let go of the past and in bowling the 190 average, I am able to have fun and enjoy life!

 

Join me next time as we look at not dwelling on the past and the three areas that trip us up!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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How Committed Are You? Part 3

10 06 2016

12755593_sWe are in the 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 blindness of God’s servants.

Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing.

So they led him by the hand into Damascus.

For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.

Act 9:8 -9

I hope you are familiar with this story of Paul in the book of Acts and his conversion to Christ.  Each of us walk in blindness in an area until like Saul until we receive revelational knowledge from God. For Saul this revelational knowledge change himzagart701 - landscape from Saul to Paul and ignited his great knowledge of scripture, pointing the world both Jew and gentile to Yeshua and forever changing his ministry!

Like Saul (before the revelational knowledge) we can walk in spiritual blindness until the revelational knowledge comes. What are you waiting for? Has God touched your life and you know you have to wait? Allow another, called by God to speak into and minister to you as Paul did. Wait, Fast, Pray and seek God, pressing into all that He is calling you into so that when the revelational knowledge comes you will see clearly and begin your new work with boldness!

Join me next time!

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

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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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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 MaturityCheck 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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Letting God Behind the Curtain a Necessary Preparation

5 02 2016

2016 calendarWe began this series with a prophetic word for 2016 God intends to work in and through each of us! We learned last time that as we do the hard thing, to wait, God shines through us.  Today we look at the necessary preparation of Letting God Behind the Curtain.

 

Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”

Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.

2Ti 2:19 & 21

 

If you have been with the Lord for any period of time you might think, I have turned away from wickedness. I have accepted the Lord, I follow God’s commandments and years ago I broke strongholds and soul ties the enemy had in my life.

 

God would say, “good for you, but do you want my plan and purpose for your life? Do you want my will?” To be an instrument for His special purpose made holy for this season you and I must allow God to go to behind the curtain to the deep dark reaches of our souls and root out everything.

 

Personally I can become overwhelmed by God’s plans and purposes for my life and want to hide. When I become behind the curtainoverwhelmed I look not to the Lord with confidence but to the tangible, the known, my childhood and say who am I that He would choose to use me because my own parents didn’t.  As much as I have worked and wrestled I lack the ability to look to the Lord in critical situations with confidence so I must allow God to root out the last of this childhood pain and allow a deep trust and confidence in God’s choosing me to take up residence in that deep dark hiding place.

 

Don’t be afraid to let God go behind the curtain of where you are hiding, which keeps you from becoming who God created you to be!

 

Blessings and Complete Joy,

Millie

 

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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.  

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Shining Through the Process

8 01 2016

2016 calendarLast time we explored a prophetic word for 2016 and the truth that God intends to work in and through each of us in 2016, so allow God’s light to shine! Today we will begin exploring this mystery of letting your light shine.

 

“For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ.  But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;  persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”

2Co 4:6 -9

 

The body of Yeshua is facing some huge challenges in 2016. For CJM the first of these challenges is in painting the 20×20Ott in Salem OTT (Oregon Tabernacle Tent) foundation which is made up of over a dozen T-11 plywood and 2×4 pieces that come together like a giant jigsaw puzzle, so we are going to paint a map on the foundation to aid in assembly while providing needed protection from the elements.

 

To say the least this is a huge job. We have been working for two months getting things together, first wrestling to embrace God’s vision for the project (I am coming to understand how Noah felt), second a place to paint the foundation, then finding the right paint for both sides of the foundation. All these things have to be in place before we start. Then we have to find a crew to paint?

 

2 Corinthians 4 tells us we have a treasure (the truth of our messiah) in clay jars (our human bodies), and as I have worked to conserve my energy to make it through. We have been hard pressed on every side during this process, but like diamonds there was a purpose, that we wouldn’t buy the wrong paint! God has sustain us, encouraged us, as we prepare to paint next week I rejoice that we will see the OTT foundation ready for the 2016 season!

OTT Tees logo

If you are in the Portland, Oregon area, we invite you to bring a scripture of worship, praise or prayer to put on the underside of the OTT foundation, go to our Facebook page for more details!

 

Join me next time as we look at shining while we wait!

 

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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