Remember Your Encouraging Words

This goes for words spoken to you as well as words you speak.

Right now I’m being encouraged by my previous post, DO In The Moment!, which I wrote just this morning.

I believe God is nudging me to share right away before I forget. Less than 20 minutes ago I got back from shopping.

There was a time that I used to shop as fast as I could with not much time for conversation except for the shortest of hellos. I even taught myself to “handicap” the lines to see which one might be a little faster. I took into account the checker, the shopper AND their groceries. Sometimes I could tell if someone was going to relieve them and I came to know that a shift change took up some time.

While I’m not saying I don’t pay attention to the lines at all, today I was open to speaking to people in line and I met a nice young couple named Tony and Paradise. I felt that God was nudging me to talk with them a bit. I even felt him nudge me to give them my card.

That’s really new to me. Of course my card is new and I got a good deal at Vistaprint, but what’s really new is believing that God would have me give my card to someone. I guess in the past I would have thought it was too self-promoting, but I am sincere. I don’t always feel a nudge to give my card, but this time I did.

Sometime in the last couple weeks I felt that particular nudge for the very first time.

As I left the house I noticed a young man who I thought may or may not have been about to come up our walkway to our front door. I’m usually open to at least say hello and I let him know that while I am fine with the girl scouts or little league coming to my door, I’m not really receptive to sales people unless they are from the area.

He was polite and I told him that I thought his home services company might be able to find customers online. I’ve shared before that sometimes I feel a nudge from God to talk with a particular person. This time I felt God was reminding me “Your Support Matters” more than once.

As I was getting into my car I felt God didn’t let up. I guess I thought it must be my mind because why would God be telling me to tell him about my blog? I still ask God fairly often, “Is this you or just me?” I believe that I’ve shared that I’m new at this kind of communication with God.

During this process I realized that I had my Your Support Matters cards in my left pocket. Finally, I decided to not get into my car and I called out to him as he was walking away. I shared that I had posted recently about stuff that might help as a salesman or in business. Then I added, “I also share about my faith.”

This young man then opened up about how he and his grandma had both been addicts and now they loved the Lord and went to services on Shabbat and Sunday. I didn’t concern myself with possible differences in our styles of faith. I listened and told him about The Fire & Glory Outpouring and when he told me they lived in Chula Vista I let him know that anyone can watch it on Youtube, either past “episodes” or LIVE Wed-Sun at 7 pm (Pacific).

As far as past “episodes” go, I also told him to check out Night 192 and I urge you to do the same.

He seemed grateful to have run into me and I was certainly glad that I had paid attention to God, even if it took more than one nudge.

Because I posted this morning and I came back to check my blog this afternoon I was reminded to share what I believe will bring encouragement to some or many. Moments come and go.

DO in this moment.

Watch from 1:53:50 for about 35 minutes or so. You’ll see a little of Jerame Nelson’s style as he introduces his wife, Miranda. She has her own style as well, but what I really want you to see is the powerful move of Holy Spirit on September 4, 2016. Do it now before you forget. I did and wrote this post. If you desire, you can also watch from the very beginning and worship God with music.

God Bless You!

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DO In The Moment!

Sunday night my wife and I and her sister and two nephews were at the Fresh Awakening, which happens at the Fire & Glory Outpouring once a month or so. Thursday morning I had met a missionary whose name I won’t mention because his mission field is dangerous.

Sometimes I have missed moments in life, but not this time. Based on our conversation about Holy Spirit stuff I assumed he would be willing to pray over me. (But you never know the answer until you ask, right?) I decided to ask because I was pretty sure he was leaving the next day and I had no idea if or when I would ever see him again.

About 20 minutes before the official start time of Sunday night’s Fresh Awakening service I asked him and soon we were off in a corner and he prayed the most powerful and possibly longest prayer anyone has ever prayed over me. I sensed Holy Spirit speaking to me through him. It was truly amazing and my family watched as he laid hands on me, sometimes getting fairly physical. I don’t remember everything that was said, but I will never forget him praying over me.

If you have a chance to have a missionary pray over you, I highly recommend it!

Don’t miss those moments!

But if you do, don’t live in regret.

I urge you to take this to heart:

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:1 NAS

God loves you!

Now for some music…

Hanging Out With Jerame Nelson, Miranda Nelson, Patricia King, Darren Stott, Shawn Bolz & Todd White

They say that when you hang out with people a lot, you become like them. While I don’t literally go down to get a burrito with Jerame Nelson or Starbucks with Todd White and I’ve never been on a plane with Miranda Nelson or in front of a dedication stone with Shawn Bolz, I do listen to their preaching and teaching.

Jerame Nelson is famous for preparing a sermon and throwing it out to follow the lead of Holy Spirit. Jerame and his wife, Miranda, have a ministry called Living At His Feet (LAHF). They are the leaders of The Fire & Glory Outpouring. In a way, I’m going to follow Jerame’s example with today’s post to Your Support Matters.
[ I changed this paragraph right before I went back to bed a little after 4 am today. If you guessed that I even changed the title of this post as I wrote it, you would be right. 🙂 ]

Today I was going to write about a couple things, but I heard Todd White when my wife was watching a video on Facebook. I really like this story quite a lot and I decided to change what this post would be about because I heard Todd speak.

You have over 200 videos to choose from with Jerame & Miranda Nelson at The Fire & Glory Outpouring. You could start with a hot August night like maybe, August 26th, 2016. You could watch the videos that bring you up to the the middle of October. (I assume it will take you a little while to catch up.) Along the way you’ll hear from Darren Stott, Patricia King and Shawn Bolz, as they were special guests at the most recent Fresh Awakening. Of course, you’ll see and hear Jerame & Miranda as those who attend or watch regularly do. Over 500,000 people have watched from 149 countries and 40-something states this year.

When October 12th rolls around you could watch LIVE and get prepared for The Fresh Awakening which starts October 13th and it will rock your world. Special guests Mahesh Chavda and Samuel Robinson will be there along with Miranda & Jerame Nelson. There might even be a special guest on the 12th. My wife and I and her sister and our nephews were at The Fresh Awakening last time and Darren Stott from Seattle Revival Center preached the night before.

This will be the third Fresh Awakening that I’ve attended. My wife and I live across the freeway from Summit Church in San Marcos, California where the revival (The Fire & Glory Outpouring & The Fresh Awakening) is being hosted. That’s providence for us right there. Check out The Fresh Awakening by clicking on this sentence.

Finally, I’ll leave you with a little Shawn Bolz who I think is amazing. You might hear that quite often when people describe all these people of God. The natural world might say that if everybody’s amazing then nobody is amazing. A philosophy professor might agree. A friend of mine named Myra says that “that’s not the way it works in God’s economy”. It’s really quite ok for all of them to be amazing. You may even find a favorite or two or three or four. Hopefully, you’ll hang out with these amazing people.

God loves you.

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(Give this great faith music from Chris Tomlin a listen!)