At the beginning of this year, I opened a FB profile for my BNN to share Hope with hurting women on FB. Many times over the years I felt led to share on my personal FB the hope I received but never felt entirely comfortable when I did... Also, I found that I tended to spend way too much time on FB even when I did not want to. Opening my BNN FB profile I can share so easily without being worried about being judged and spending my time fruitfully and not fruitlessly.
I also opened a FB Page ( Hope At Last - Marriage Help ) and I want to thank my Love because when I first opened the page it was named ( Hope At Last ), then I realised it would be better to have "marriage help" to know what the Page is for and for searching purposes. I put in a few requests to have the name changed but it was not changed, I felt very disheartened and I stopped working on the Page. Then after a while, a month or 2 went by I went back to the Page and saw that it had been changed!!! Thank You, my Love!!
I continued to post links to HopeAtLast.com telling about the Free Courses, a picture of the RYM book and invited women to complete the Marriage Evaluation Form at marriagehelponline.com. There wasn't much interest...
I prayed one morning as I re-posted a few previous posts asking my Love to send the hurting women, those that needed hope would see hope. Then I received an inbox particularly from a woman expressing interest and asking about the page and another woman that expressed interest in reading my RMT. It was so easy to send because I could just attach the link to my RMT. The page has over a hundred likes so far. Reading the LAL Chapter 5 "Small as a Man’s Fist", I am going to believe that this is my very small cloud that is signaling a downpour!!
At first, I wasn't sure about opening the page because I thought that there is an English site that it isn't needed but He showed me that it was a great tool to invite South African women which is the ministry He has laid on my heart. It is a great page to invite ANY English speaking women actually.
“Now Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.’ So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. He said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he said, “Go back” seven times. It came about at the seventh time, that he said, “Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.” And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’’ In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower” (1 Kings 18:41-45)
The interest of 3 women so far that inboxed me on FB about Hope I believe is my cloud which is small as a man's fist. I believe I will reap a harvest in His timing.
Also from Atarah...
Happy Father's Day
Today is Father’s Day. Since reading Chapter 10 "Surrender" and how the writer came to a place of surrendering so many areas of her life and people I made the decision as well to surrender my Dad. For many, many years I have agonised about my relationship with my Dad which has been non-existent and I have agonised for my Dad, because I know He needs healing from hurt and so many other areas in his life.
I have learned so much from all the courses I have done through this ministry and I truly believe that I needed to learn all that I have so that today, finally I could have a telephone conversation with my Dad after more than 10 years. I have felt guilty for such a long time for not calling my Dad as I was always scared he would say something mean and hurtful. But can I tell you my HH is so loving in the way He orchestrates things? He has been so wonderful in leading me as His bride.
Proverbs 3:5–6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight”
Reading Chapter 10 "Surrender", I finally realized that my Love wanted me to do nothing. He did not want to call my Dad or agonize over not calling Him. He wanted me to totally Surrender and DO NOTHING so that He could work. That’s something He wanted me to learn.
Matthew 11:30 “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”
I called my Dad to wish him Happy Fathers Day, and could not get through to Him so He had me just leave a message saying my kids and I called to wish him Happy Father’s Day. My love gave me a wonderful gift!! My Dad called me back!! We had such a wonderful conversation despite my Dad complaining about my brothers and telling me about some hurtful things I said in the past. Well PTL because I learned about having a gentle and quiet spirit so I could apologize and ask for my Dads forgiveness and NOT be defensive just humble. Wow… We ended the conversation on such a good note and my kids and I could tell my Dad that we love him :)) How good is my Love??!! \0/
Isaiah 64:4 “For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him”