Atarah: Firstly and Foremostly and Most Importantly! I want to thank and PRAISE our Beloved, our wonderful HH for the French Ministry! Love, Thank You that our French Brides have access to the French Ministry material and Lessons. Thank You for what you have done these last two months, for what we have been able to achieve getting this ministry up and running and ready for your Brides! \o/\o/\o/
Thank You Love for bringing us Adele, our New French Minister. Thank you for her willingness to pour out the love you have given her into the lives of your Brides! Each day Love you amaze me more and more by the guidance you give us working in this Ministry to bring the “Good News” of the love, hope, comfort, guidance and Abundant Lives you want to shower on your Brides!
Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”.
Adele: Dear Partners, I’m really grateful, because for some months I’ve discovered “The Devotional” in the Encourager blog. Waouh!! I couldn’t imagine God can speak that way! I thought that we had just books, which are of course already a precious and extraordinary gift, testimonies like those on the Encourager blogs also. I used to read them, and it really encourages and challenges me on how to be careful, thank God and praise Him all the time for each thing He is doing in our life. It also helps me feel in a family rejoicing and praising the Lord with all its members through reading each story or struggle they went through. I didn’t know how a devotional could be such a great blessing. They have transformed me again in another way and increased my relation with the Lord. It teaches me more about letting go and at the same, just waiting to the Lord, how to calmly wait with assurance trust Him.
I faced a crisis some months ago that hurt me and left me in the same state I was at the beginning of my journey. Despite the prayers, despite what I’d learned so far, and trying to put it all into practice— the crisis and the pain were still there, in some ways, even more so. Then being led to begin reading the devotionals on those particular months, it was as if the person writing knows my exact feelings, my lack of direction, my questioning…everything! I don’t have words to thank the Lord, to thank you, for providing these. I’m someone else and I’m experiencing an incredible peace and joy since then despite situations, all is really well. He is marvelous and I love you all.
Here are a few Praise Reports within my Ministry
I have learned that God has EVERYTHING IN CONTROL! That in my trial, we learn more about ourselves. That our husband is not the only one who must change. I’ve learned to praise Him with joy in the trial I’m facing, knowing that the testing of our faith produces patience, which I don’t have and I’m asking to God for. To find strength in God alone and not count on my own strength.
Here’s What’s New!
Atarah: What is new is that for the month of July is that I am concentrating on Training Adele on the Administrative and Daily Tasks of running the French Ministry. Both Adele and I cannot do anything in our own strength and during this training process, we have to Seek Him in all that we do. The awesome thing is that we are His Brides!! He helps us, guides us and trains us. When we Seek Him He shows us what to do. When we Seek Him He leads us so wonderfully, so wisely and so gently. For myself personally training another Minister is totally new, something I have never done before. But can I tell you, dear Brides, how absolutely wonderful He is? I never have to fear knowing He is in control. That as long as I seek Him He will guide me and show me how. Wow each and every day He just amazes me more and more \o/
Revelation 4:11 “Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, …”
Adele: And I want to thank Him for His presence, and His joy and peace, incredible. I can really feel it. I’m calm inside and out. People are telling me, my family, asking me how and why I have so much joy and energy. I’m feeling loved and want to love everybody. So I want to thank God because at times we pray, we know inside is not really in peace, our thoughts, our doubts, can’t calm down and we feel lost and abandoned. Because we are thinking if even my prayers and God is not helping me, what else do I have or what can I do? We feel desperate. So My precious and Love thank You, thank You, thank You. You are indeed all what, and all I need. You are more than sufficient. When I have you I have everything. I also want to thank You, of course, for my new job. Everything seems just perfect. I’m trusting You and want to represent You in all I do and how I behave there, My Lord.
James 4:8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”… New King James Version (NKJV)
A great and wonderful promise from our HH that is true, so true. He is good and never gives up on us, especially if we to go to Him. He is Love and always welcome us.
No matter what is going on, go to Him.
You are not understanding, go to Him.
You are confused, go to Him.
You are hurt, there is pain, you want to ask yourself why despite all what you’ve learned, go to Him.
Whatever you do: speak, shout, lay down, take a walk, speak, be silent, cry…etc. but go to Him
Psalm 126:5 “Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.” (NKJV)
Maybe you feel you don’t have faith anymore, you don’t feel like you want to open your Bible, go to Him and just tell Him.
Remember He says in Psalm 23: 4: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (NKJV)
Whatever your feelings during the hard times, it’s normal, the valley of the shadow of death can’t be joyful, that’s surely why our Precious and wonderful HH is continuing to say He will be with us and will comfort us. And then we will be able to rejoice even in it.
We have been learning He is allowing all this to draw us to Him, it’s true, oh how it’s true!
I was facing a crisis last time at home, I couldn’t do anything to stop it, or understand it. It was like whatever I do, even doing good, it just got worse. I was as hurt as at the beginning of my journey, maybe even more. I decided to act in obedience, not defending myself, pray, read the bible, but I was so hurt and so in doubt, like completely broken, no strength, inside and out. I decided to fast for 7 seven days to fortify myself and ask Him to give me faith, surely by His spirit. Because by the 3rd or 4th day, things changed inside me, I was more than determined to stand, I started speaking good things in me, making a declaration of His promises, dancing, almost EVERYTHING was gone, no oppression, no sadness anymore, my thoughts lifted up…etc. It was so sweet, I felt embraced by Him and decided after the 7 days, to continued to fast. Months after, I’m still feeling the effects of that communion with Him— real joy, peace, and faith.
So you will notice that you much go to Him 1st because you are hurt or thinking about pain, doubting about your restoration, then after some time, you will notice you just want more of Him. You cannot explain it but you are in love, you have a hunger and have a desperate desire for more of Him.
He is wonderful, our HH, don’t hesitate, dear Bride, don’t be ashamed, He is love, He will welcome you, embrace you and even dance with you.
Do you feel unworthy or incapable of being used by God to minister? Trust me He can use you by just letting Him know you are willing. 2 Timothy 2: 20-22. Please pray with me, Lord, break my shyness, the fear of speaking to people, it’s not Your spirit. Grant me the grace to hear from You to know where I can help find women. Let me be careful through your spirit, to be able to hear and understand above or behind what is said, or what I see. I want to let anyone in need taste and testify that You are good and can really heal. I ask You this in the name of Jesus. Amen