Thursday, June 28, 2012

Come Unto Me... Ms. Bertha's Story

"Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest in your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Sometimes we feel that we just can't go on anymore. We struggle with our health, our finances, our children and relationships in our families and we just don't see the light of day. God wants you to see, there is nothing in this life that you have to face alone. He is there for you, He loves you, and wants so much more for you that He has offered to take your burdens from you.

We say we want our burdens lifted, sometimes we go to the alter at church, or kneel and pray at our family alter at home, and say God take these burdens away, God I can't do this anymore, I am just going to lay this down and let you have it, I know you can. Then we get back up and take it with us when we go. Some ask, "how do I do that?" Well, you dwell on it after you have told God to keep it. You keep talking about it, claiming that it is still a burden, rather than claim the promises of God for deliverance. Rather than giving it to God then sharing with others what He is doing in your life to help you through, you tell everyone more and more about this burden in your life, and how you are waiting on God to take it from you. He had it when you asked Him to take it, but you took it back from Him.

You see, God says our tongue is a mighty weapon. We have the power to curse or bless, life and death is in the power of the tongue, when we say, "take it Lord" He takes it because you asked Him too. But when you begin to talk about how it is still weighing you down, He has to keep fighting with your own spirit who won't let it go, and He won't play tug of war, He will just wait for you to LET IT GO.

Two weeks ago, we had a woman who had called to ask for a prayer shawl, she needed healing, she woke up one morning with her face twisted, impaired speech from the face being so twisted up, she could barely talk to me. She said, "I woke up this way, and I am claiming my healing through the power of God's healing RIGHT NOW!" So I prayed with her immediately on the phone and told her I would send a prayer shawl as soon as I could get it made. Here's the thing, BEFORE I could get the shawl finished, she called, speech as clear as anything, shouting, laughing and rejoicing to God, she said, "The doctors told me I would be okay, but it would take nine to 10 months for my face to return to normal, and I woke up today with my face just as normal and straight as it was the day before I called you two weeks ago!"

Amen! The power of prayer, all she did was claim her healing, laid her burden at the feet of Jesus, and left it there for Him to deal with for her. She didn't keep picking it up, telling God, "why aren't you doing something?" She just said, God can do anything, anytime, He doesn't have to wait 9 months. While she was home claiming healing, we were praying for her through the waiting period, before and while making her shawl, and she received her healing while we were all claiming and thanking God for her healing, not questioning why... It is finished, she is healed and God is the healer of all Ills, giver of LIFE, and God of ALL! To God be the Glory!!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Welcome to Our New Home!

To all who know anything about Living Sacrifice Ministries, welcome to our new home for our Prayer Shawl Ministry. To those of you who have never heard of us, don't know anything about our ministry or about prayer shawls, or have heard some, but want to know more... WELCOME!!!

I am so excited about this aspect of our ministry. We do have so many other projects, programs, and aspects of outreach ministries that God has laid on our hearts, but this part of our ministry I enjoy so much. I get to know so many people that I haven't ever known before, some I never get to meet, but get to know through incredible family members who reach out to us by faith, asking for prayer and healing, encouragement, or just a prayer shawl, blanket, cloth, or other item for someone, just to let them know others are thinking about them.

God has been so good, and this branch of our ministry is growing by leaps and bounds. We receive calls, messages on facebook, notes in church, and sometimes someone just stops us out on the street for help, prayer or a cloth. We have reached a day where I have more orders than I do hands, and I can't do anything more than smile, praise the LORD for the next one I have to make, and pray that God will give me the strength, endurance, and ability to make each shawl, blanket, or other items with as much care, prayerful handiwork, and guidance from Him as I can get. I am so blessed that people have entrusted their prayer requests and their deepest needs with us, heart to heart. It has encouraged me in my heart and spirit to know that I am given such a precious gift as their love and trust in what God has put in my heart to do.

I am creating RIGHT NOW, pages and postings to tell you more about our ministry, more about the items we make, why we make them, who they are for, and how to contact us for prayer, a shawl/blanket, or to find out how to volunteer to help make items for others. God is so in this ministry, and I want to be able to share these blessings and this ministry with all who enter here.

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome, and know, God supplies all our needs, gives us most of our wants, and fulfills our deepest desires of our hearts, when we are walking in Faith through the Spirit of God in us. I am blessed you have come our way, and I hope you enjoy our stories, pictures, and lives as we share them with you and show you what God CAN DO!