For the past two months or more, our Portuguese Team in Brazil have been clinging onto the Lord in the midst of a pretty substantial spiritual storm. Yet, we know that it takes just ONE word from the Lord who will speak and calm everything.
Mark 4:40-41 NLT
“Then [Jesus] asked them [his closest disciples], “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey Him!”
As His brides, though we were each tossed about, none, I believe were afraid knowing that our HH was with us, knew all about what was to come, and thus guided us safely until the storm passed.
“‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope’” (Jer. 29:11). This verse isn’t just for us individually but as a team, as a ministry 🙂
Certainly we all “would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living” (Ps. 27:13). We each never forgot the final promise He left us with that I often take comfort in… “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
Our Portuguese Team lost several of their key members, which served to help us each rely upon and come to know more of the love, peace, and guidance our HH affords each of us—giving us just as much of Him as we each want—by simply asking.
With the recent storm over, Valentina, Silvia, and Paula (who’s RMT “Daddy!!!!” you may remember) along with more lovely Brazilian ministers and volunteers, are working together and to celebrate, He’s led me to begin posting a Google translated praise reports each Friday TGIF— to finish out our workweek—beginning on October 27th.
Here are 3 lovely Praise Reports to get us started 🙂
“He owns everything”
Grace and peace beloved sisters on this amazing journey with Him! It’s been some time since I submitted a praise report and today the Lord reminded me of so many blessings that He has done for me and I have not acknowledged my gratitude to Him and shared it with anyone (despite having a grateful heart always).
At the beginning of my journey the Lord told me that I was going to put (in order) all areas of my life and so He began to do it. First He led me to renegotiate all my bank debts. I paid for everything and asked Him how to rid myself of debt. With great love, He showed me (through the RMI) the importance of tithing and being organized in relation to my finances. I confess that I was never controlled this area of my life, because it was always my EH that organized everything.
Even though my salary is not very good, but even so, my HH has done beautiful things for me. I feel so happy! So privileged for this because by turning to my HH, God has turned my brother’s heart to help me! God has also moved the heart of my EH to pay my health plan (even after he told me he wouldn’t) and has also offered to help me financially every month (we do not have children, so theoretically he has no obligations to me since I have a job). This can only be the work of my Beloved. I can not thank my HH enough for everything! I know He has so much more to give and the more we give of ourselves, trust Him, and do the simple things like He asks (like tithing to our storehouse RMI), the more we will feel Him in our lives and the more others will witness Him and want His love as their own.
“Mine is silver, and mine is gold,” declares the LORD of hosts. Haggai 2: 8
My Beloved is the owner of everything, so everything is possible for Him!
“He did it for me”
Beloved Ones, I am studying and learning a lot from this ministry, especially about how My Heavenly Husband takes care of me. I’m very grateful for that. And today I want to share with you how much I am being blessed!
I work in a public school and my class is made up of struggling students in studies who are facing all sorts of social problems, which are often unimaginable, and with the beginning of the school year, I thought I needed to do something that would make a difference in the lives of these teens. I know that alone it is impossible but with God it is. Then one night I talked to my HH and asked him to help me, to give me some ideas, strength and courage to prepare the room to receive these students.
I had long wanted to make changes in the room, to organize and make the environment more pleasant, but I did not find any support within my co-worker. But today, when I got to school, after speaking to my HH, a new teacher who is going to replace my colleague was there to plan together. So when I told her what I would like to do (change some wall cabinets, which would depend on proper strength and tools, she informed me that her father had the tools and was also working at our school at night but could come at that time to help us).
Then she called her father and he came immediately, made all the change and in a few hours the room was transformed, and our HH did not stop there, because my Beloved gave me more than I imagined. We took out all the old material, my new colleague brought new materials, beautiful boxes to organize the students’ materials and the director agreed to bring paint to paint the walls. I’m amazed. This one thing that I fought for two years, without success, He did for me in one day!
“Delight yourself from the Lord, and He will fulfill the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, trust in Him, and He will do more.” Psalm 37: 4-5.
To seek God first, to rest in in our HH and His love, is the beginning of everything— when we give Him our troubles and worries, we can trust and rest in Him. He is faithful to keep His promises and He promises to supplies all our needs.
“The Care of My Heavenly Husband”
Beloved sisters. I have long wanted to write this praise report because there are just so many blessings and love that have come from knowing my Beloved as my HH. I do not deserve it, yet the mercies of the Lord are renewed every morning. All we have to do is acknowledge He is there and give Him our love in exchange for His!!
“I would surely perish if I did not believe that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalms 27:13
Dear bride, I’ve seen the goodness of my HH, have you? He has turn the heart of my EH to take care of our house that is over 30 years old, and has long needed renovation. I had the desire to see, mainly, the kitchen remodeled and to my delight my EH is renovating the kitchen after renovating our bathroom. I can’t believe the zeal I’ve seen in him, it’s not anything I could have imagined. My Beloved, my Great Love. Hallelujah for Your power!!!!