Posts made in June, 2014

24/7 Prayer on the Logos Hope

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog Posts, Ministry, Prayer

One of the most exciting things I experienced on the Logos Hope ship in Hong Kong was meeting three new crew members who had a desire to start 24/7 prayer on the ship!  Each of the them were from a different country and felt the Lord put on their heart the need to have a continual prayer watch going just as the ship has other watches going continually (in the bridge, engine room, etc.).  I was able to meet with them several times and offer them some thoughts, ideas, and resources that I had gleaned from my time at IHOP-KC which was such an encouragement to them.  They couldn’t believe that God would send somebody to the ship who came from a 24/7 House of Prayer, and was a confirmation to their hearts.  I felt just as encouraged to see God stirring hearts all over the world for prayer, specifically among this young group of crew members who are literally touching the nations as they go from port to port and interact with millions of people each year. Before I left the ship, I felt led to leave one of the silks with them that had five butterflies on it.  Five being the number of “grace,” and the butterflies signifying a place of “New life” as they move and soar in the power of the Spirit.   I just love this picture of them holding the silk up because it’s such a prophetic picture of God breathing on their efforts and carrying the 24/7 prayer just as the wind carries a kite.  As they lift their arms in unity, God blows the wind of His Spirit and brings the victory!  Zech. 4:6 – “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.” On May 17th, (two weeks after I left the ship), they launched their first week of prayer and had 60%-70% of the shifts covered!  They have been going now for five weeks, and are continuing to pray for God to move on the hearts of the 400 crew members to take a 1-hour prayer slot each week.  Just as God blessed and multiplied the five loaves and two fishes, would you pray with me that God would bless and multiply these three prayer warriors and raise up an army of watchman on the wall to stand with them?  Please also pray for protection for each of them from all attacks of the enemy, for strength in the inner man, and for God to hide them under the shadow of His wing.  Thank you so much for your prayers of blessing, agreement, protection, and provision. I will stand at my watch     and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me,     and what answer I am to give to this complaint. Habbakkuk...

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Beautiful Hearts

Posted on Jun 23, 2014 in Blog Posts, Innerhealing, Uncategorized

I don’t know of a greater honor that I have than being trusted by God with the beautiful hearts that He sends my way.  I’m continually humbled and blessed by the lives that I get to be a part of on their journey to healing and freedom.  It’s such a gift, and not something that I take lightly.  The human heart is a complex thing and oh so delicate.  It’s raw and vulnerable in its most exposed state, and to stamp “fragile” on it is simply not enough.  It must be nurtured, valued, cherished, affirmed, and spoken to with honor and respect and with the heart of the Father.  He is the One who formed and fashioned it so delicately with His very hands and with much thought and intent before the foundations of the world (Ps. 139:13-15). This picture reminded me of just that….the rawness of humanity (rustic and worn wood), the fragility of our hearts (twisted vines), and the transparency of a broken and contrite heart (the inside of the heart).  But even more so, I see the cross…..the heart hung on the wood slats like Jesus was hung on the cross, the crown of thorns placed on his head (twisted vines), and the drops of blood flowing down his face (red buds).  The phrase that rings in my head is “His blood makes us beautiful”.  That’s all I can see…..His beautiful blood.  And that’s all the Father sees too…..His son’s blood covering our sin and shame.  As we take our place with Him on the cross and are crucified with Christ, we take on His beauty in exchange for our brokenness.  Gal. 2:20 – “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” My desire is to handle the hearts that I encounter with the same purpose, intention, and tender-loving care that He handles them with.  That I would value what He values and took so much time to create in the secret place, and never take for granted the wonder, beauty, and mystery of the human heart. 13 For you created my inmost being;     you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;     your works are wonderful,     I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you     when I was made in the secret place,     when I was woven together in the depths of the...

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