May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.
May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.
May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed with those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.
May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really CAN make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.
And the blessing of God the Supreme Majesty and our Creator, Jesus Christ the Incarnate Word Who is our Brother and Savior, and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Guide, be with you and remain with you, this day and forevermore.
– Francis of Assisi
Studies show one in four adults in America will be affected by a mental illness at some point in their lives. On Friday, October 10, 2014 (World Mental Health Day), Rick and Kay Warren will host “24 Hours of Hope,” a free global online event designed to encourage individuals living with a mental illness, educate and support their families, and equip church leaders for compassionate and effective mental health ministry.
The “24 Hours of Hope” broadcast features messages from the historic Gathering on Mental Health and the Church (including additional new interviews and messages) from over 30 speakers. These messages are designed to offer hope as well as practical tools to those living with depression, Bipolar Disorder, eating disorders, addictions, anxiety, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Topics include removing stigma, suicide-risk reduction, church counseling, support groups, crisis management, and holistic care.
For more info, visit http://mentalhealthandthechurch.com
by Brian Zahnd
SON OF MAN, CAN THESE BONES LIVE?
“Life from the dead could be describing a time nearly upon us, when the body of Messiah will be utterly captivated by the beauty and holiness of Yeshua; when the church will be given a revived spirit to love God with all her heart, soul and strength; when intimacy with God will be the believer’s crown, and purity and power will be the jewels; when compassion and kindness, healing and humility will characterize Messianic believers. Will this end-time revival be catalyzed by a mighty army of on-fire Jewish prophets and evangelists, spiritual shock-troops preaching the holiness and compassion of God to men and women across this planet?”
Avner Boskey : Israel – The Key to World Revival
Nine Models of Intercessory Prayer For Israel
- Moses (Exod.32:11-13, 32; Deut.9:18-19, 25-29; Num. 14:13-19)
- Solomon (1 Ki.8:46-53; cf. Deut.30:1-10; 2 Chron. 20:5-12)
- Nehemiah (Neh. 1:4-11)
- Asaph and the sons of Korah (Psa.74; 79; 80; 83; 44; 85; 123)
- Joel (Joel 1:8, 13-14; 2:12-17)
- Isaiah (Isa.63:15 through 64:12; 58:1; 62:1,6)
- Jeremiah (Jer.14:7-9,17-22; 15:5; 9:1; Lam.33:43-51; 5:19-22)
- Daniel (Dan.9:1-19)
- Paul (Romans 9:3-5; 10:1)
by Derek Prince
YouTube soaking playlist. A collection of restful, reflective pieces that draws me closer into God’s presence. Includes some Vineyard, Jesus Culture, Rivera, Delirious, etc and some spoken word accompanied by soothing instrumentals. The songs are different from what you hear in the Soaking.Net playlist. This YouTube playlist was compiled and put together by Katherine Walden of I Lift My Eyes Ministries.
GOSPEL SINGER TIM DANIEL DECEASED
(update from his friend Tony Petty)
“It is with deep sadness that I should let you know that our brother in Christ, Tim Daniel, is now with the Lord. I’m sure that his heart is rejoicing to be with Jesus while mine presently is breaking with the loss of such a dear friend. In the 35 years that I have known Tim, Jesus has always been the focus of his heart and mind. My only consolation comes from knowing that he is now where he has always wanted to be – In the arms of our loving savior Jesus.”
“As I had mentioned to many of you earlier, Tim was involved in an auto accident Saturday evening in Indianapolis Indiana. His wife Savina and son Jason have traveled to the hospital in Indianapolis and were with him today. Please keep them and the rest of his family in your prayers.”
More from TIM DANIELS (Thank you Tim!)
Pondering about the matchless beauty and empowering love of God’s Father Heart, and the splendor and weight of His glorious Holiness – where is the convergence of attitude and posture in our approach to Him, something about “childlike reverence…” how does it come about, how can we be so sure that we’re not having to wonder about it anymore…
“WHAT YOU FEEL I FEEL”
There is a wonderful song by Brian and Jenn Johnson that was released about three years ago and it is entitled, “Where You Go I’ll Go.” The majority of this song is directed to God the Father, and the chorus has the following words:
Where You go I go
What You say I say,
And what You pray I pray
As worship leaders we have led others in this song many times, and as powerful as it is, there is one additional phrase that we would have liked to have seen included . . . that being “What You feel I feel.” Although we know that we are all called to do what Jesus did—that being to pray what the Father prays, say what the Father says, and go where He directs us to go—we believe unless we are able to connect with His heart . . . and His feelings . . . it will be very difficult to fulfill this calling.
OVERLOOKING WHAT GOD FEELS AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR HEALING
As we continue to work with many people who come to find deeper healing and a greater level of intimacy with God and others, we frequently observe reoccurring themes. One of these themes is the lack of awareness of and connection with how God feels . . . not about our sins or our failures or our successes . . . but about US . . . you and me! Some of the people with whom we work may share that they ”know” how God sees them, but yet when we ask the question, “What do you think the Father feels about you?” or “How did the Father feel when that happened to you?”, they don’t even know what to say. This demonstrates a great disconnect between “head knowledge” and “heart experience.”
UNDERSTANDING THE EMOTIONS OF GOD . . . DOES HE HAVE THEM?
Before we go further, it is important to decide if the concept of God having emotions or feelings is biblical. Though there are some who may argue that God does not have feelings, Scripture has many references to the contrary. Continue reading