I pray this letter finds you and yours in health and prospering in all God has placed in your heart. He gives us the desires of our heart. That means he puts them there and then he makes them happen. In the book of Ephesians, chapter three, verse twenty, he says that he will do super abundantly above and beyond all we dare ask, pray, or dream. So it's ok to dream BIG! And to expect God to make it happen. He will not give you a dream without everything it takes to make it happen. With the VISION comes PROVISION. No provision and it's not God's vision. Simple, huh?
That Jesus is able to give us the desires of our heart is a simple process since his permenant home is in our heart according to Ephesians 3:17. The heart is an amazing thing! It pumps our blood, it houses the presence of God. It is the dwelling place of our faith. It is a place to make melody. It can be at peace or it can be troubled. It can be dirty or clean. It can have the Holy Spirit act as an umpire over the contents. Jesus said not to let your heart be troubled but to trust him. The heart IS an amazing thing! In the book of Proverbs, it says that a glad or happy heart does good like a medicine. There was a man that the doctors had given up on. He read this scripture and decided to laugh himself back to health. He got funny movies by Laurel and Hardy, the Marxs Brothers, the Three Stooges, etc. and watched then over and over until he had laughed himself well. In the American Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine it says that to avoid stress in the heart, a person should think about "good things" for about 12 to 15 minutes a day.
Isn't that what the Bible says? Read it in the book of Philippians, chapter four verse eight. If there is anything lovely, if there is anything good, to think on these things and the God of Peace will be with you. And to let the Holy Spirit act as an umpire for those thoughts. In the book of Proverbs, chapter 15, it says that those who have a happy heart have a continual feast. So God wants us to be happy to be free from stress, to have joy overflowing and it is a heart matter, not the mind or the emotions or the soul or the spirit. When God says the heart, he means the heart. Further, in the book of Proverbs, we find a "how to get it done" scripture. An encouraging word makes the heart glad. That's Proverbs 12:25. We are surrounded by thoughts and words that either encourage us or discourage us.
Every movie, every tv show, every song either is encouraging us or not. Every conversation, every word spoken to us and every word and thought we think about ourselves within encourages us or discourages us. That's why the Bible talks so much about the heart. King David asked the Lord to create in him a clean heart. Jesus said not to let our heart be troubled and to let the Holy Spirit judge every thought, every word that enters our heart so that our heart will be overflowing with joy. So let this letter be an encouraging word. Speak encouraging words to all in your world including yourself. If you have trouble thinking or encouraging things to say, then speak the word to yourself and all in your world.
We have a new CD called "Signs And Wonders". It is also on cassette and you need one for your car, your house and your family and friends. This is a heart album full of encouraging words.
We have begun scheduling the schools for the upcoming school year. Please pray for us as we approach the administrators and principals that we have great favor. We were just in Littleton, Co., and will be going back in the fall.
Here is our prayer:
Father, in Jesus name, I submit myslelf to your word. I thank you that I do not have to let my heart be troubled but will trust you and be free. I free you Holy Spirit to be the umpire continually in my heart to judge each thought and word. Fill my heart with encouraging words for all in my world and for myself in Jesus name. I believe it to be and receive it to be and am the joy of the Lord.
In Jesus name, amen.
Thank you again for your prayers for this ministry and for your financial support. Blessings to you and yours. I remain your servant in Christ,
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