O Give Thanks 2017

BUILDING A SPIRIT OF PRAYER IN THE HOME

During the week of O Give Thanks, each member of MFM should select 30 minutes that they will dedicate to prayer and quiet time in the home.

With all members participating, there will be many people praying every hour of the day for strength and development of individual families as well as the Body of Christ.

VETERANS OF FASTING & PRAYER

For those of you who are seasoned in fasting and prayer, you may want to fast two or more days continuously.   This is fine, just exercise wisdom

CORPORATE PRAYER

Together, we will lift our voices in prayer for the following:

Pastor & First Family Church               Family     The Body of Christ     Children/Youth The Vision of MFM

Ministry Leaders   City, Country, Nation     Community   President & First Family       Government

Law Enforcement   Firefighters           Mayor    Peace      Freedom                 Incarcerated          Sick

Bereaved                Missions                 Armed Forces        Veterans

We are asking each family to adopt one or two other families to carry in prayer during the week of O’ Give Thanks. Pray that the Lord bless, keep and shine His face upon them, gives them grace, keeps His face before them, gives them peace, that His name shall be theirs. (Numbers 6:24-27).

1) THE NORMAL FAST: Luke 4:2 (To abstain from eating)

2) THE ABSOLUTE FAST: Acts 9:9 (To abstain from eating & drinking)

3) THE PARTIAL FAST: Daniel 10:3 (To abstain from certain foods)

Benefits to Fasting

  • Develops humility
  • Strengthens the inner man
  • Looses the bands of wickedness
  • Releases heavy burdens and freedom from oppression
  • Manifestation of God’s power
  • Brings the church family into greater unity and growth
  • Opens the door for you to receive God’s anointing and fresh revelation
  • Increases faith
  • Gives you the power to gain victory over the sins of the flesh
  • Breaks addictions (food, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, gambling, etc.)

Prayer

Prayer is an important part of your Spiritual growth. It is two-way communication with God. We can talk to the Lord any time and any place. In prayer, God reveals His plans and purpose for our lives. It is in prayer where we receive direction, spiritual warfare strategies, and wisdom.

Types of Prayer

Personal Prayer: Taking your petitions and supplications before God.
Be careful with nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplications with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. Philippians 4:6

Intercessory: Praying on behalf of others as the Spirit of God leads.

Corporate: Praying together collectively as a church for the Body of Christ, the nation and it’s leaders, kingdom advancement.
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14

 

How to Pray
Learning to pray begins by making the choice to be alone with God. You must set aside time each day to meet with Him. Find a place where you won’t be distracted or interrupted.
O God, thou are my God; early will I seek thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; Psalm 63:1

 

Home /Work/  School

At home, work, or school do the following when  appropriate:

  1. Read your Bible
  2. Stay prayerful.
  3. Maintain a quiet, spiritual state of mind
  4. Refrain from unnecessary talking.
  5. Encourage someone with words of love or kindness.
  6. Refrain from watching television, reading newspapers, and Internet activities. (During the week of consecration, knowledge of world events can weigh you down).
  7. Plan in-the-home activities for the family.
  8. Read the Bible together, as well as interesting fun books
  9. Play Bible games.
  10. Abstain from game consoles, internet gaming, and computer-based games.
  11. Develop a family hobby or individual hobbies.
  12. Write letters or notes to loved ones and friends.
  13. Enjoy the Word on audio and video recordings.
  14. Go to bed at a reasonable hour and get plenty of rest.

 

May God continue to bless your faithfulness to this Church. Your dedication, commitment, and love for God are the key to the success of this ministry. Without a true love for Him, we could not achieve the ultimate goal and purpose of God. Your individual blessings lie in your commitment to Jesus Christ, and our corporate blessings will be accomplished because we love Him and have made the choice to follow His will.

 

FASTING SCHEDULE

The time of fasting will commence Sunday at 12:00 midnight and conclude at 4:00p.m.on Friday.

The Daniel (Partial)  Fast Monday, Wednesday and Friday (fruit, vegetables, water, juice).

The Total Fast: Tuesday and Thursday. You should have nothing to eat or drink during fasting hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

Eat only one meal after 4:00p.m.each day of fasting schedule. Feel free to have a healthy snack with juice and water following your meal. 

Fasting Schedule 2017

11-13 through 11-17

Fast begins when you go to bed Sunday night  (Mon 12 am) Nov 13th and concludes Friday, Nov 17th at 4 pm.  On Monday, Wednesday and Friday you should only have water, fruit & vegetables if you are doing Daniel Fast after 4 pm you may have a light meal and a snack before bed. On Tuesday and    Thursday (Total Fast) you should have nothing to eat or drink until 4 pm. After 4 pm you may have a light meal and a snack before bed.

The Second Wind of God’s Encouragement

‘Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.’

(Heb 12:1b-2a)

Perseverance is a powerful expression of faith and crucial to breakthrough. We are called to a lifestyle of perseverance.

But God is not like an intimidating sports coach, waiting to rebuke you when you falter in the race of life. Jesus is at the finish line cheering you on and saying, ‘Keep going!’ ‘Keep going!’ His Spirit is within and upon you, available to provide everything you need. 

 

The Second Wind of Recalling God’s Past Faithfulness 

Following God’s instructions to Joshua, the Israelite army has marched once around the walled city of Jericho daily for 6 days. Now, on the 7th day, they are to march around the city 7 times. (Joshua 6) 

Imagine being a soldier, and you have already marched 6 times around Jericho on that 7th day. Right now, you may be a little weary. And yet, there is still more marching ahead of you. 

It doesn’t make any natural sense. Why the delay of time? Why the incomprehensible marching, using physical strength that you need to reserve for the battle ahead?  Sometimes, life is like that. It seems like you are circling the walls of impossibility; High and Impenetrable.

 

The Second Wind of Power to Pray 

‘Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.’ (Luke 18:1)

Six times, Elijah has sent his servant to look for the first signs of God’s answer to his prayer for rain. But the sky remains a stubborn blue. 

‘Lord, you have given the word. I know this is your plan. Here I am in Your Presence, and I’m not giving up until I have the answer.’ 

Elijah puts his head down to the ground again and prays. Now, he sends his servant for the 7th time.

“I see a cloud; the size of a man’s hand.” 

 And yet that is all Elijah needs to be certain that God’s answer has arrived. Now he must act quickly on God’s answer. (1 Kings 18:41- 45) You can not stop, keep praying, God’s answer is on the way; learn how to rejoice at small signs! 

 

The Second Wind of God’s Grace for Forgiveness 

Isaac has been forced to change locations, and the effort of moving his family, servants and flocks is enormous. (Gen 26) His servants have been hard at work re-opening wells that his father Abraham once used and discovering fresh sources of water. 

However, locals contend that the water belongs to them. Remarkably, when a .   dispute over position and property comes up, Isaac is willing to release and move on. There are new wells ahead.   Have you been in a place of dispute? Release the offense and move on. 

Don’t Settle for ‘Enough’ when ‘Encounter’ and ‘Enlargement’ are still Ahead. 

The season of contention is over. Isaac is now free to settle in Rehoboth the place where he has freedom to live. (Gen 26:16-22) But his Divine appointment is still ahead of him. 

Room enough, and yet there is still more. In order to receive the fullness of God’s blessing, Isaac has to forge ahead to God’s appointed place for him, and that is Beersheba. 

Beersheba is significant, and not just because it has access to water. It is a place appointed for Divine encounter. Not only Isaac, but also in times to come Jacob, Hagar and Elijah will have significant encounters with God in Beersheba. And in centuries to come it will be known as the southernmost border of Israel. 

Maybe you have worked hard and are finally positioned in a place where there is ‘room enough’, but God is saying, ‘I have more for you.’ Will you be satisfied with ‘enough’? Or will you press on to the place of encounter and enlargement?

  

Prophetic Word of Encouragement: 

Today, I believe our God is saying, “Don’t settle for less than the fullness of what He has for you. It has cost you to get where you are today. But He has still more for you up ahead. Receive the second wind of His Spirit and keep going, for Your best season is yet to come and approaching soon.”  

 

Pastor Clinton House

A message from Pastor House

 

 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

2 Corinthians 1:3 KJV

 

Life can be hard and unpredictable. Uncertain times and stress of today’s circumstances mount high.

An unexpected diagnosis or devastating loss can feel too difficult to face.

While many were gathered at a concert enjoying life with their friends, families, and spouses…they did not know that for some, that would be their last term of endearment. Though we may not realize it, our faith is most strengthened, not in the easy times, but in the most trying. We long for carefree days, yet sometimes, God takes our hand and leads us straight into the darkest of times. Not to harm us, but to bring greater strength, character, trust, beauty, and perseverance to the deepest part of our souls.

I am asking that we join together and pray for the victims and their families for strength during this difficult time, and pray for peace for the city of Las Vegas.

 

Pastor Clinton House 

Building a Healthy Family
Building a healthy family relationship is essential for families of all types. Whether it is a married couple, a family of four or a single mother and her adopted child, families thrive on love. Without a healthy family relationship, it can feel like someone has no one to turn to in times of crisis and or times of celebration. Healthy family relationships do not come automatically–they come with time and effort. The concept of family goes back to the origins of creation. When God created Adam and Eve, he told them, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). As a result, the first family came into being, and even though it got off to a rough start, families have been the basic building block of humankind ever since.  In an effort to reverse the trend of destructive relationships and strengthen the infrastructure of our society, we must be committed to the education, promotion, and support of each other through prayer, communication, fellowship, resources and most importantly making God and His Word first in our homes. Families play a large part in giving us self-confidence, validation, and self-esteem. Our society considers families the basic unit of the social order: Strong families form the basis of strong communities.
If you are building or rebuilding your family, I pray that these five principles will be a guide for you and your spouse. I am standing in Faith with you, that God will give you and your children the breakthrough that you are praying for, these are simple but applicable steps that can bring positive results in the health of your home.
 
Family Principle 1, “Eat Dinner Together”
 
Find the time to eat dinner together as a family.  Eating together as a family is a healthy habit that helps to bring everyone together. I believe eating together teaches children proper etiquette and it is an opportunity for open communication.  It is a time to bond, be involved and build intimacy. Even if you don’t have children, eating together allows you to relax from the busy pace of work and just talk.  It is nothing like hearing the laughter and conversation of family around a dinner table. “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (Psalm 133:1).
Family Principle 2, “Quality Time”
 
Spend quality recreational time together doing activities that each of your family members enjoy. Even if your children are adults, take the time to plan family time. You can play board games, attend a concert, go the movies, go see a play, go to a game or read a book together. Creating regular family rituals is vital in showing your family they are important. If you are blending your families invite the all children to be involved; making every attempt to be a peacemaker.  Spending regular time together is what makes a family a tight unit. There is a famous quote that states “Your family needs your PRESENCE more than your PRESENTS”.  “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind” (Philippians 2:1-2).
Family Principle 3, “Respect”
 
Respect each other’s personal space. If your spouse asks for some alone time, give it to them.  Children learn respect, how they see parents respecting one another. If your children at times need quiet time, teach them to build healthy boundaries. Everyone needs time alone, and respecting privacy is one of the things that build solid relationships. If you have multiple children, it is important to give each one of them, their time alone with you, as the parents. Take your son to a sporting event while your spouse takes your daughter to a movie or nail salon.  It is very important that we as parents pray for wisdom in raising our children. God gave each of them different personalities and they will have their own journey in life.  Respectfully, we have to give them their space to grow and develop. Alone time with parents helps children feel special, it is their personal time of validation and an opportunity to learn from their first classroom “Home”.  “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10). 
 
Family Principle 4, “Communication”
 
Allow everyone in the family to openly communicate feelings respectfully.  I believe that to maintain a healthy family relationship, each member must be able to communicate freely with one another, as well as listen effectively. Listening allows you to learn more about your family’s thoughts and personalities. Communicating allows you to express yourself to relieve frustrations and other emotions. When your family is having a discussion try never to interrupt a family member through disrespectful tones, demeaning words, or through passive aggressiveness; instead, listen until he/she is finished, then relate how you feel. This effective type of communication prevents and solves arguments, keeping the family relationship healthy.  “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise adorns knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly”  (Proverbs 15:1-2).
Family Principle 5, “Financial Security”
Many families struggle when comes to financial freedom. Trying to juggle life, responsibilities, priorities, and extra curricular activities can be overwhelming. The key to good money management is expense management. We need to learn to live below our means and be content with what God has given us. This is hard for all of us, but it is a valuable life lesson. Developing a good budget is key. Everything we have comes from God. He owns it, and He entrusts it to us to use for His purposes. True financial success comes not from accumulating a large surplus in our bank account, but from following God’s plan for our finances. As we do this, He will provide for all of our needs. As Christians, our first financial priority, just as in every other area of life, should be God and His work. “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NIV).
Pastor Clinton House
Marriage
I believe that Friendship is the foundation of any healthy marriage. Before anything romantic occurs, friendship needs to be present. The art and blessing of Friendship will create lasting moments in your marriage when you and your spouse are trying to maintain determination to fight for your marriage. Even in the best of times, be sure to keep your marriage covered in prayer, as challenges and troubling times are inevitable. God must be the center of your relationship, and even in that, you have a responsibility to maintain what God has given to you.
I pray these nuggets will bless your marriage:
1. Be faithful. During hard times, a friendship can either be lost altogether or become stronger. There may be times during the darkest days of your marriage when you and your spouse may question whether you made the right decision. There may be moments when you may want to walk away, but you MUST remain faithful. Marriage has many stages of development, be sure to maintain a desire and willingness to grow with your spouse; maintaining faithfulness to the commitment you made to your spouse, and most importantly to the vow you made before God.
2. Believe in each other. One of the reasons God created marriage is to bring husbands and wives to their full potential. You’ll never be close friends with someone who doesn’t believe in you. As spouses, we have to build an environment where our husband or wife can thrive. God created your spouse for something special, and your job is to help cultivate whatever that is. There will be days when the two of you will not agree, but being respectful and learning to agree to disagree will teach the both of you how to respect each other’s opinions. Everyone’s perception is their own truth. You cannot push what you do not respect. Learn to embrace the beauty of your differences. Your spouse needs you to believe in his or her dreams, goals, and aspirations, even in times of perceived failure. Wives, listen. Husbands, hold your wife and ensure her that everything will be fine.
3. Encourage honesty and intimacy. Honesty is crucial in every relationship. Does your spouse know your heart? Does he or she know what you’re thinking, what you love, what you believe? If not, it’s time to let your spouse into your world. Isolating yourself from your spouse makes intimacy impossible. Intimacy offers the opportunity for your spouse to get to know you. Intimacy transcends any physical contact. It enables a couple to send a message to each other in a room of 500 people while being 100 feet apart.
4. Be a safe place. Who do you call when something great happens? Who do you go to first when something terrible happens? You go to the person you trust the most. As a married couple, you need to be each other’s refuge-the place each of you go to celebrate good news or find strength to face bad news. No one else should be the first responder to your spouse other than you.
5. Be fun and creative. The strongest marriages are the ones where a husband and wife still have fun together. If this ever stops, if you no longer enjoy each other’s company, then hard times are going to be very overwhelming. If one of you enjoys golf, then play golf together. If it’s fishing or hunting, then do that together. If one spouse likes shopping, go shopping together. Whatever it is, do it together! Come out of your comfort zone once or twice and go into your spouse’s world and have fun. Do something that the both of you have never done before and take that adventure together, make your marriage an adventure, always put a new twist in your marriage.
6. Bear each other’s burdens. If you’ve ever tried to carry three pieces of luggage by yourself, while you are taking a trip, you know how important it is to have someone to help you with lifting the load. Galatians 6:2 says “Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.” That is what friends do. Offer to help. Be a support. Never sit back while your spouse deals with hardship. What one bears, you both bear.
I am praying for the success of your marriage.
Pastor Clinton House
A Message to the Singles
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 NLT
 
The season is changing and everyone desires to have that special someone to spend quality time with for vacations and everything in the air signatures family and relationships.  This can be very challenging to your emotions.  I want to create some dialogue in your thoughts that will provoke you to look inward, so you will understand and identify what your triggers are before you enter another relationship.  Many of you reading this have not realized that being single is an option. You must learn to be content and look at what is right in your life as opposed to always focusing on the negative.  Contentment doesn’t eliminate your desires. You can be content today as a single and still want to get married someday. Christ was content going to the cross, but He didn’t really want to go. He wanted to do the Father’s will, and that desire overshadowed everything else. Contentment is a decision, not a feeling. It’s a determination to be satisfied with what God has given you today. Because of this, it’s possible to be content in your single state. If you practice contentment today, you’ll be better prepared for whatever life brings your way.  God’s plan for your life is to have a healthy, strong, happy, thriving, successful and lasting marriage; it will be challenged and there will be imperfections, but when you know God has joined it together, NOTHING that comes against it breaks its bond.  Single’s I want to make you think.

1.   Are you waiting for Love?  Never sit around and wait on a person to discover your worth, always give yourself a space of grace.  What you see in yourself, others will eventually see.  Do not compromise your worth for anything or anyone.  You are a gem of great price!

2.   Are you emotionally healthy? – Facing the truth about your partner, yourself, or your life can be painful and scary. How are you deceiving yourself? Sometimes we pretend our relationships are healthy, but deep down we know that they’re toxic and unhealthy. Don’t ignore the truth; it won’t change if you don’t confront it.

3.   Are you chasing a Ring or a Reality?  Society convinces us that we’re old by the time we’re 25. And instead of enjoying the fact that we’re getting wiser and more inspired and sure of ourselves, we’re being forced to stress over our “fading youth.” Instead of turning to marriage once we feel like we have a good grip on who we are as an individual and who we are in a partnership, we’re expected to turn to marriage before our youth and beauty and attractiveness waste away.

4.   Are you Building a Closer Relationship with God? Make daily prayer a must, and don’t be afraid to be honest with God. God already knows our thoughts, fears, imperfections, and mess-ups, so when we open our prayers with honesty, repentance and seeking forgiveness, our minds are cleared to praise God and begin hearing from Him.

5.   Are you Financially Secure? Build yourself a solid budget and stick to it, save your money, buy a home, travel and see the world.  You will never be happy with anyone in any relationship if you are not happy and secure in yourself.

Singles, God has given you this opportunity to get your life in order and live out your maximum potential. I encourage you to walk this journey of Singleness in wholeness and discover your path in discovering the Will of God for your life.  Find your identity and when the time is right, when you are healthy and in the right place with God, then the right one will come!  Confess every morning that number 1 is the new whole number!!!

Be blessed.
Pastor House
“Living Intentional”
It is a time of New Beginnings and things are beginning to change. We have the powerful ability to choose. We can even choose how we make choices – or not. Sometimes we choose things automatically, either by our emotions or by our perception of truth.  In this season the Holy Spirit shall guide you into all truth. These tools are vital to you living intentional.
  • Forget about what happened to you in your last season. Isaiah 43:18
  • Release yourself from moments you aborted from misunderstanding the season.  1 Chronicles 12:32
  • Accept that God agrees with you being successful. Proverbs 16:3
  • Stop allowing mistakes from old seasons to be present strongholds.  Isaiah 54:4
Mature in your perception about your life and start preparing for promotion.  God is up to something great and it includes you.  Spiritual growth requires effort on our part, but spiritual stagnation, procrastination and decline requires nothing at all…Ephesians 5:15
Consider the power of intentional living.  What would your day be like if you could get through it with fewer distractions and efforts aligned with your personal strengths and priorities with crystal-clear focus.
Remember there are 3 types of people:
  • Those who make things happen
  • Those who watch things happen
  • Those who wonder what happened.
Living Intentional yields benefits beyond simple achievement -less stress, fulfillment, and a sense of accomplishment. Being intentional is essential to creating your personal future. Understanding the three keys to making good choices is also important.

1.    You must realize there are options from which to choose.

2.    You must realize your choices impact others.

3.    You must understand that you are responsible for the choices you make and their consequences.

“Remember, you want to be direct and aim towards specific goals, not just react throughout life.” Even though being intentional and congruent is quite simple, it does take concentrated effort at least from the standpoint of awareness and commitment. Once you have become aware, conquer the process and commit to your future. The journey to your future is a process and is filled with uncertainties, but in this season, you will walk with endurance and finish strong.  Ecclesiastes 9:11 “Greatness is springing forth.”
Pastor Clinton House
Learning How to Rebuild Your Life “Regaining Your Faith”

Today Is a Day of New Beginnings!

We are about to enter into a new season. We are in a new time change and a new process of time. I believe God has been preparing us for the winter season, to embrace another level of faith in Him.
Do you believe God is challenging you? Is He stretching you to trust Him, like never before? I truly believe that God is up to something GREAT, and it includes us! I feel the Spirit of Increase in the atmosphere, and God is not only shifting you into purpose, but favor has been multiplied upon the saints. (I Kings 17)
I Kings 17 represents a transition of faith; both for the prophet and the widow woman. I want to encourage you that God has no respect of person. When you give out of obedience, God will always cover you and bless you. God is directing you to your place of abundance. His blessings also come with instructions.

God gave Elijah three instructions:
1. “Get thee hence”. Your next blessing will require movement, God will challenge you to leave some comfort zones.
2. “Go Eastward”. God is going to give you Divine Direction to your opportunity.
3. “Hide thyself by the brook”. There are times when isolation is only a temporary place for God to build your faith. God will hide you, so that you will not take the wrong people into your next place of greatness.

These 3 minor steps challenged the prophet. Through his obedience, we can glean that our perception of God must be greater than our circumstances. God is challenging you to Believe in His Word.

The Prophet would drink from a brook, but God would provide food from ravens. This is so encouraging when you see God and man working together. God is going to supply your needs through unfamiliar channels. I believe that even in your tight places, God is commanding resources to come to you. The brook and the ravens represent temporary provision. In this season of trusting God, do not allow yourself to become comfortable or make a temporary place of sustainability stunt your expectation for greater. After that season was over, Elijah had to be shifted again to leave and go find a widow woman, who God had already instructed to bless him.

In this next season of your life, people, places, and connections have already been assigned to you. This is not a season that you have to fight to be blessed. God is rewarding your faith and how you trusted Him in tough times. Tough times do not outlast tough individuals! This is a season that the momentum of believing God and the Word that He spoke to you is coming to pass; suddenly! God is connecting you to bring you into a lifetime of favor. Not only will your blessing increase, but the avenues that bless you will also experience the Hand of God. We are entering a realm of blessings that we’ve not experienced before.

Amos 9:13 declares, “Behold, the days come, saith The Lord , that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt.”

Rebuild your faith, regain your expectation, do not get stuck in your transition, and see and confess that things are turning in your favor. My prayer for you is that you will not be moved by what you see, neither by what you feel, but only by what you Believe.

We Believe God!
Pastor Clinton House

Reset, Refresh, Refocus

He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up
with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31 kjv
My prayer is that you will allow God to minister to your hearts,  help build your faith, motivate your desire and push you into your purpose. In a time and season where it appears that the world’s systems are divided and chaotic, we the people of God must be determined to keep our eyes on the True and Living God. I believe this year will be the beginning of great things to come.
This year we will RESET, REFRESH and REFOCUS.
As I look into Mark 8, I see seeds of encouragement that I hope will empower you to hold on to your confession, for whatever God has spoken in your life. Often times we are in such emotional despair that we fail to recognize that God has already set the atmosphere for our Miracle. Timing and placement are two vital strategies that we must discern. In Mark 8, Jesus was moved with compassion, and as a result, worked miracles, fed a multitude of over 4,000, and ministered to an abundance of people who his disciples advised to send away.  Just as those in the multitude, Jesus is providing you a hidden treasure in the midst of your desert!
In 2017, your hunger will be fed and God is going to move upon your little and multiply it into much.
Your miracle is hidden in unexpected resources. The bible says, “The people ate and were satisfied and afterward the disciples picked up seven baskets full of broken pieces that were left over!” God will continue to provide more than enough, increases, overflow, open windows, open doors and open opportunities.
This will be the season of your life that you will not look like what you have been lacking!
RESET and change the way you think. REFRESH and allow God to renew your strength to walk into your miracle and REFOCUS your desires to align with God’s promise for your life.
He is opening our eyes to see again!
This is the season of healing; arise to your wholeness! Your eyes will be opened and your sight will be restored. You’ve just entered into a year that will not be empty! Nothing will be wasted, limited or delayed! RESET your confession, REFRESH your determination and REFOCUS on what you know God has promised you. He has set before you an Open Heaven; nothing in your life will ever be blind again!
2017 will be our year of Full Restoration.
Refresh, Reset, Refocus!
 
A fresh supply of power
An increase of strength
Raising your expectation 
Soaring with eagles
Running, walking and soaring in the strength of the Lord
We Believe God!
Pastor Clinton House

I BELIEVE GOD

Mark 9:24 

24) The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” (NLT)

Have you ever found yourself, believing God and crying at the same time?  Standing between Faith and Failure, Doubt and Desire, Quitting and Conquering?  When you find yourself in the Faith cross road, you must remind yourself that you are in the perfect place for God to turn your situation around in your favor.  Most times, when we find ourselves locked in the middle of our circumstances and changes, we can link the dilemma to something that is dear to our hearts, i.e. our children, jobs, spouses, relationships, our ministries, etc.  When your heart is pressed with the decision to Trust God or not, somehow we find ourselves crying out …I Believe God, in spite of what it feels or looks like; our spirit man, will not allow us to faint in our days of adversity.  Just like this Father who was shattered by the condition of his child, Jesus asked him one question: “How long has this been happening? He was not questioning the parent because He did not know, Jesus wanted to hear how long had they been struggling in their Faith?   The Father replied, since he was a child!  Then he said, have mercy on us and help us if you can.  Jesus comment was life changing: “Anything is possible if a person believes.”  The scripture says the Father “Instantly” cried out!

I want to encourage you in your Faith walk that one instant cry of belief will shift your entire life.

Key #1 When you brought your problem to Jesus, you can Trust Him with it.

Key #2 Remove your emotions from the problem because it is delaying the process.

Key #3 Never be ashamed to bring your crisis to your God.

Key #4 Shift your perception, do not magnify your crisis larger than your answer.

Key #5 It only takes a decision to believe God.

Key #6 God only sees your life futuristically, so you need to confess the change you want to see.

Final Key:  Your belief in God should never be predicated on how you feel.  Often, when you are waiting for the circumstance to change it get worse before it gets better.

You must be determined that in 2017 you will Believe God, practice your daily confession, Matthew 19:26 “with God all things are possible” you are setting the standard for the rest of your year and the years to come, you are shifting your faith to another level. So put your hope in God and anchor your faith and say I BELIEVE GOD…

B.E.L.I.E.V.E ~ BECAUSE EMMANUEL LIVES I EXPECT VICTORY (in) EVERYTHING
Pastor Clinton House