Good News Thursday!!!
To listen to this weeks song for meditation, Click on Jesus Is The Reason For The Season – Kirk Franklin
“Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree”
“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”
“Here comes Santa Claus, Here comes Santa Claus”
I’m pretty sure that just about everywhere you go you’re hearing Christmas songs, hymns, hums, and jingles.
The excitement is truly in the air.
Things to do, parties to attend, plays to go to, gifts to buy and NOG to drink.
Who wouldn’t be excited?
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The old saying, “It’s better safe than sorry” is not necessarily true in God’s economy.
Ask the woman with the issue of blood, who though “unclean,” pressed her way to Jesus because she knew, “If only I could touch the hem of His garment I would be made whole.”
Ask blind Bartimaeus, who though blind, dared to believe that Jesus would hear him when he cried, “O Son of David, have mercy on me.” Continue reading
Here’s the million dollar question. Will you continue to surrender the thing you gave over to God during Cycle 6?
I didn’t make this public–because I wasn’t sure how it would sound– but for Cycle 6 I surrendered my body to my husband. It’s not what you think. LOL. In fact, it wasn’t what I thought. But as we fasted God showed me what surrendering my body REALLY looked like. Continue reading
Grace is used in the King James Version of the Bible 170 times. In the Old Testament the Hebrew word for grace is Hen which means favor, grace, charm, displaying a favorable disposition, for example “to find grace in someone’s eyes.” The meaning of grace in the OT remains the same no matter what scripture you are reading. Grace is grace.
In the New Testament the Greek word for grace is Charis which means the state of kindness and favor toward someone, gift, benefit, credit, blessings. As in the OT, anytime you see grace in the NT it has the same meaning. Grace is grace.
Where grace flips the script is in its definition. Continue reading
On Friday, Pastor Donald Chisholm (Latter Rain Cathedral, Lockport, NY) shared these words on the Weekly Wrap-up Show:
“Jesus had no fear. Suppose you had no fear? When you heard God you responded right away because you would have no fear of what someone would do or say. The power of God could flow through you uninterrupted. Fear interrupts the power of God in your life.”
Wow, those words stuck with me as I developed the teaching for this week.
Suppose you had no fear? How could God use you for His greater plan?
As I shared today on the Morning Prayer Call you can live fearlessly. The word declares in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
So if the spirit of fear is not from God it must originate from other sources: self and/or the enemy. Continue reading
You’ve made it to Day 22 of your 40 days of surrender!!!
Today God is instructing us to “Dust off Our Dreams.”
What dreams do you have that yet to be fulfilled? Don’t give up hope but keep hoping in the Lord. As long as your dreams are His dreams, they WILL come to pass.
Since 2010 I’ve surrendered to God’s bigger dream and what He’s done in such a short amount of time is blowing my mind. I’ve always been a dreamer, but the dream I had for myself was nice and manageable. I dreamed of operating a multi-service private practice, a one stop shop so to speak. But when I heard God call me out of my familiar to His new territory, I moved out of my BETTER to receive His BEST.
God’s best is available to you as well! This morning on the Morning Prayer call God had me to share this message: Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Cycle 6 has brought record number of men!!!
Earlier this year Terry Lighty, Min. Vincent Briscoe, and Min. Warren Sims each started to pray that more men join the fast. They know first hand the power of surrender and wanted other men to be part of the movement. Well it’s awesome to witness those seeds bearing fruit.
Charles Clark, President/CEO of Nebo Publishing Group and Editor-In-Chief of Brotha Online Magazine had this to say about his first week of fasting: “Have you ever had a shout in the right vocal and a shout in the left leg? All trying to burst at the same time! I’m Just Sayin” ~ The 40-Day Surrender Fast” That is hilarious! Get your praise on Charles! Continue reading
Welcome to Cycle 6 of Surrender Fast 2013! Today marks the first day of our 40 days of surrender.
I am excited for what God is doing now and will do for you in the days to come. Expect Him everyday: look for Him around every corner, hear Him speak out of the mouth of babes and strangers, believe that He wants to do something new in you!
Our theme this cycle is: “Filled to the FULL: The Keys for Living a PowerFULL, GraceFULL, and FavorFULL Life.” I am determined in the next six weeks to walk in the power and authority that is my right as a child of the Most High God.
Paul spoke about this in Ephesians 3:17b-19. He wrote, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. In other words, filled to the full with his power, grace, and favor! Continue reading
Hello and welcome to the Pre-Fast Preparation portion of Cycle 6 of Surrender Fast 2013!!! Cycle 6 marks the third cycle of fasting for 2013. We are excited about the changes that will take place in your life because of your surrender. REGISTER HERE
This Pre-Fast Preparation week is designed to slow you down so that you’re able to hear from God clearly especially as it relates to what you are to surrender for the next 40 days.
The Pre-Fast Preparation chapters are found in The 40-Day Surrender Fast Devotional. The first chapter is titled, “Let God Do a New Thing!”
“Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.” (Isaiah 43:18-19)
He can and will do this and more if you seek Him! Continue reading
September is a busy month for Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries. As the season changes purpose in your heart to change too!
1. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO JOIN US FOR CYCLE 6 OF SURRENDER FAST 2013:
–9/9/13 starts the Pre-Fast Preparation Period (read the 1st five chapters of The 40-Day Surrender Fast devotional)
–9/16/13 is Day 1 of Cycle 6. Read The 40-Day Surrender Fast Devotional and join us for Morning Prayer.
2. JOIN US FOR THE SURRENDER YOUR DIET BOOTCAMP:
Each cycle hundreds of fasters surrender some part of their diet only to return to their old dietary habits. DON’T LET THAT BE YOU! The Surrender Your Diet Bootcamp will empower you to make lasting changes so that healthy eating becomes your lifestyle. Continue reading