God Will Fix It

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Nothing is by accident. Nothing is out of control. If it is broken, God will fix it. If it is dismantled, God will restore it. If it is undone, God will do it up. If the storm is raging, God will calm it with a whisper at the appointed time. Isaiah 40:4-5 (AMP) "Every valley shall be lifted and filled up, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked and uneven shall be made straight and level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory (majesty and splendor) of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it." Dry places, dead dreams, wounded souls and shattered hopes are all under the watchful eye of a Father Who never sleeps or slumbers. He will not let your justice and vindication be unfinished. He does not leave the devastated in their plight, but rather He shrewdly devises a way of redemption and healing so magnificent that you will laugh and laugh at how He unhinged the evil assignment sent to harm you. No weapon calibrated to destroy your call can ever, EVER be successful when your heart is steadfastly surrendered to His will. What is schemed and conspired by dark forces with wicked intentions in vulnerable moments will be revealed in truth and light. Today’s pain will become tomorrow’s victory. The loss will be swallowed up in a new day of joy and celebration, because great is our God who will not leave us in the devices of the dreadful. Triumph is imminent and forthcoming “…for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.”

Working Behind the Scenes

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When things do not appear to be moving toward your breakthrough and when you cannot see with your eyes how powerfully God is moving behind the scenes on your behalf...go to the Word which is quick and powerful and rightly divides between what is truth and what is a lie. "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised."
Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV

Never Alone

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Though the storm rages, you are never alone. He has provided a Comforter who stands ready to embrace you, support you, defend you and guide you. He knew that our human experience would crave relationship, yet not find that purest of love in the eyes of mankind. God bequeathed a gift to fill the void. Providential provision accessed only thru intimacy with Jesus Christ. It is told in the repeated assurance throughout the Word of God as seen in Deuteronomy 31:8, (AMP) “It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm].” He is our life raft, a preserver that will carry us during the blackest of nights, the darkest of seasons and the stormiest of days. He is an unwavering guarantee of understanding, tenderness and affection... regardless of circumstance. It is only in receiving and accepting this extraordinary companionship that we will find a Friend who stays closer than a brother. He is the Lover, the enduring Provider and the Sustainer of you. He is the Whisper in the wind as you walk along the ocean, the encompassing blanket of Peace that passes all understanding in the face of unspeakable tragedy. He is the Power felt when weakness threatens to overwhelm. He’s the Strength to press towards the mark, the Confidante Who guards your reputation and the One Who walks through the garden right beside you when others have ventured down their own destiny’s path. The purest of truth reveals that through it all, you are never, never alone.

You Have an Advocate

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When you are reprimanded in your broken state by those who value a false sense of propriety over your lavish and desperate worship. . .you have an Advocate Who will stand in defence of you. He tells them to leave you alone. When you've felt the stares, the rejection, the disdain of those appearing closer to Jesus on the outside, your Defender tells them to leave you alone. When the pain, shame and regret are so great that you risk the humiliation of become undignified in the presence of your Lord as onlookers scoff at the unabashed display, Jesus tells them to leave you alone. A time long ago, at an unexpected place, on an ordinary night, a sinful woman knew her failures outweighed what was left of her reputation. The revelation of her last hope had seized her soul. Here in the room was Jesus, Himself...the One who healed the blind, raised the dead and forgave the most notorious of sinners....the relentless redemption offered by only One Man in the universe now resided within her grasp. To her, the act was not extravagant...it was the only thing of value she had left. Under the watchful eye of those who would never understand, she poured out, not only the most expensive perfume she would ever own, but also the heaping weight of every errant choice, destiny killing regret and devastating decision. Falling through the tears, her heart poured out in surrender the greatest exchange she would ever make. . .her brokenness for His wholeness. At this rare moment, one of Jesus' own disciples, the chosen few... those so privileged as to walk right beside the Master when all the crowds had returned to their homes, became disgusted at the woman's waste. "Surely this perfume could have been sold to give to the poor!" Judas declared with a scowl. Did her heart feel more rejection, more shame as she was publicly rebuked by one of His own for coming undone? Would the mocking and laughter she had grown to accept now be confirmed even more strongly by the ridicule of one so close to the Saviour? Was there any hope that Someone would stand up for her, love her, extend to her unmerited grace, even now at her very lowest, laid bare for all to see? "LEAVE HER ALONE" came the staggering words of the Teacher, Himself. John 12:7 (NIV) “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me." For everyone of us who have known the despair and unforgiving accusation of the enemy.... Jesus says, "LEAVE HER ALONE."

Saskatchewan!

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Something pretty amazing is happening in Saskatchewan. Not only are we having the time of our lives travelling across the prairies, as you can see below with some of the women from this beautiful place, but women's lives are being changed forever. We had our first meeting where about 130 women showed up. The power of God graced us with His presence. Healing took place as women lined up at the altar for prayer and deliverance. Shame fell off, the spell of rejection, regret and insecurity was broken. Lies told in secret places of the heart were revealed and the power of deception was shattered... The enemy is a liar and his tactics are always the same. He goads and tempts us to mess up and then he spends the rest of our lives accusing us of our mistakes. The great news is that what was meant to destroy us has actually qualified us for the redemption of God. He did not come for those who were perfect, He is perfect. He did not come for those who could manage on their own, He came for those who needed a Saviour. Psalm 103:12 (NIV) "As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us." Tonight Women's Journey of Faith (WJOF) with Jodi Kozan, Bailey Rudoski and Shawna-Rae Pierce are in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at Victory Church... starts at 7 p.m. Say a word of prayer for us...

The Heart of God

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The heart of God....Jeremiah 32:38-41 "They will be my people, and I will be their God. I will give them singleness of heart and action, so that they will always fear me and that all will then go well for them and for their children after them. I will make an everlasting covenant with them: I will never stop doing good to them, and I will inspire them to fear me, so that they will never turn away from me. I will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul."

About Psalm 119

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When I was in high school our teacher Mr. Severson made us read the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119, out loud as a punishment when we had all been a terrible handful. We groaned as we began the arduous discipline. I found it boring. Today...I can't stop reading it...it is life giving water to my soul...
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO LIVE RIGHT...Vs. 9 How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word. 98 Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are my constant guide. 37 Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.
WHEN ENEMIES HAVE COME AGAINST ME...Vs. 21 You rebuke the arrogant;
those who wander from your commands are cursed. 78 Bring disgrace upon the arrogant people who lied about me; meanwhile, I will concentrate on your commandments. Sustain me, and I will be rescued; then I will meditate continually on your decrees. 118 But you have rejected all who stray from your decrees. They are only fooling themselves. 161 Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word.
WHEN I NEED GOD TO MOVE ON MY BEHALF...Vs. 166 I long for your rescue, Lord, so I have obeyed your commands. 126 Lord, it is time for you to act, for these evil people have violated your instructions.
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HIS COMMITMENT TO ME...Vs. 107 I have suffered much, O Lord; restore my life again as you promised. Lord, give me your unfailing love, the salvation that you promised me. 38 Reassure me of your promise, made to those who fear you. 39 Help me abandon my shameful ways; for your regulations are good. Remember your promise to me; it is my only hope. 50 Your promise revives me: it comforts me in all my troubles.
WHEN I NEED TO KNOW HE LOVES ME...Vs. 76 Now let your unfailing love comfort me, just as you promised me, your servant. 77 Surround me with your tender mercies so I may live, for your instructions are my delight.
WOW... I could go on...but it's all there in Psalm 119...your hope, your strength, your security of His powerful, unending love for you