What an amazing year this has been. As we ready our hearts for the Merriest and most Blessed Christmas yet, let us reflect back on all God has done in 2019 and give Him praise and thanks.
In 2018, God prepared our hearts to MOVE in 2019. This was a year of movement indeed. Movement in the Kingdom, in our lives and in our hearts. Time and again God impressed on us to think bigger. Every time we thought we were thinking big enough, He would say "Even Bigger". Nothing is too big for God - AMEN!
We had amazing guest speakers at Live Move Believe - Pastor Jerry Garcia from Jerry Garcia Ministries - www.jerrygarciaministries.org; Arthur Meintjes from Kingdom Life Ministries - https://arthurmeintjes.com and Bryan and Sue Nutman from Roots and Wings Ministries - https://rootsandwingsmi.org.
We were blessed to attend other churches and ministries supporting guest speakers like Andrew Wommack and Greg Mohr. Live Move Believe is growing and expanding and we are ready to think even bigger.
We witnessed so many healings this year, autism gone, back injuries healed, new knees, chronic allergies healed. Babies hearts healed and whole, new Mom's free from thoughts of abortion. Salvations and baptism in the Holy Spirit. Closer and deeper relationships with our amazing Father. So much movement in the Kingdom. What an awesome year - Thank You Jesus.
In September, Live Move Believe Ministries celebrated our 1 year anniversary at Charis Bible School in Ann Arbor. We are so blessed by all the Live Move Believers God has called and who are faithful to answer that calling.
As you reflect back on 2019, it should not look like last year or the same as every other year. Each year we should see and experience increase in our jobs, finances, ministries and family. If we don't, we must look at the part we are playing. Don't wait for change, be the change you want to see happen. Make a way for God to Move in your life. We are made for promotion and advancement in this life. We are made to MOVE.
Psalm 116:16 - "Truly I am your servant, Lord" - When we serve others, our focus is on others and God can use us. Keep moving in the will of God and the will of God will promote you.
Luke 16:10 (KJV) He that is faithful in that which is lease is faithful also in much
Proverbs 28:20 - A faithful man will abound with blessings
In order to keep moving forward, we must be faithful to what God has called us to do. David was the most faithful among all of King Saul's servants. God is looking for faithful servants he can use.
Is something or someone standing in your way from fulfilling your calling? Nothing is too hard for God. He already knows what you are facing. Trust in Him.
When I traveled to Germany last year for 2 weeks for a work event, I had to transition from one hotel to another. There was an issue with one of the reservations and the hotel did not have a room available for one of the people in our party. There was no vacancy in the entire hotel. Our trip coincided with a popular time in Germany and every hotel was booked for miles. The person without a room spoke to the manager, called the travel agent, and used hotel apps to try to find another room. There was no vacancy at any hotel within a 2 hour radius.
When Joseph & Mary traveled to Bethlehem there was no room or vacancy either. They went from farm to farm looking for a place to stay. Everything was full.
What do you do when there does not seem to be a way in the natural? Like Joseph and Mary, they trusted God to lead them and provide for them and He did.
When we are filled up with God's Word, when we are so focused on our relationship with God and what His plans are for us, there is a big no vacancy sign on our hearts. There is no room in our Inn for anything negative. When the enemy tries to book a room we can say with confidence No Vacancy!
When we are so full of God's Word and know who we are in Him, our first thoughts will not be worldly, they will be Godly. Holy Spirit is our guide always. He is our comforter, our GPS, our reservationist and travel agent.
Believe what God's Word says about you. Make 2020 the most spectacular year yet. For us, the Lord has impressed 2020 is the year of Big Growth!
We stand with you, we pray for you and we thank you for all your support.
From our family to yours a very Merry and Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Pastors Mark & Dawn and Cole