Sunday, April 24, 2011

FREEDOM!

‎"HE IS RISEN!"
 isnt just good news that assures us today that Jesus was more than merely a good man.

 "HE IS RISEN!" 
is the sound of freedom! 
Freedom from the death-grip of sin, freedom from the Enemy of our souls, freedom to enter into the very near presence of the King of kings, freedom to be overtaken by His Spirit, freedom to live the abundant life!



"Freedom! Let it rise, let it rise around the world! ... Let it rise a song of freedom, let it rise within our hearts, let it rise until the whole world knows Jesus lives!"

Friday, April 22, 2011

the Gospel




For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
[Romans 1:16]

Thursday, April 21, 2011


1 Corinthians 11:24
And when He had given thanks, He brake [the bread], and said, 
Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: 
this do in remembrance of Me.

Read more about the Bread here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

When Jesus calls...

When Jesus called disciples, He didn't call men who had nothing to keep them from following Him, He called men with families and jobs and homes. 
"If I saw You on the street / And You said come and follow me / 
But I had to give up everything / All I once held dear and all of my dreams 
/ Would I love You enough to let go / Or would my love run dry 
/ When You asked for my life?" 
[Sidewalk Prophets]


When He came and called me, did I leave all and follow Him without hesitation, without turning to look back, or did I have to run and collect the things I couldn't stand to leave behind and scurry about saying my good-byes to those I valued above Him? When He comes to you and says, "Come, follow Me," how will you respond? I am convinced that it depends on whether or not we truly recognize who He is. "If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" - David Livingstone

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spurgeon on "Faith"




"Go again seven times." — 1 Kings 18:43


"Success is certain when the Lord has promised it. Although you may have pleaded month after month without evidence of answer, it is not possible that the Lord should be deaf when His people are earnest in a matter which concerns His glory. The prophet on the top of Carmel continued to wrestle with God, and never for a moment gave way to a fear that he should be non-suited in Jehovah's courts. Six times the servant returned, but on each occasion no word was spoken but "Go again." We must not dream of unbelief, but hold to our faith even to seventy times seven. Faith sends expectant hope to look from Carmel's brow, and if nothing is beheld, she sends again and again. So far from being crushed by repeated disappointment, faith is animated to plead more fervently with her God. She is humbled, but not abashed: her groans are deeper, and her sighings more vehement, but she never relaxes her hold or stays her hand. It would be more agreeable to flesh and blood to have a speedy answer, but believing souls have learned to be submissive, and to find it good to waitfor as well as upon the Lord. Delayed answers often set the heart searching itself, and so lead to contrition and spiritual reformation: deadly blows are thus struck at our corruption, and the chambers of imagery are cleansed. The great danger is lest men should faint, and miss the blessing. Reader, do not fall into that sin, but continue in prayer and watching. At last the little cloud was seen, the sure forerunner of torrents of rain, and even so with you, the token for good shall surely be given, and you shall rise as a prevailing prince to enjoy the mercy you have sought. Elijah was a man of like passions with us: his power with God did not lie in his own merits. If his believing prayer availed so much, why not yours? Plead the precious blood with unceasing importunity, and it shall be with you according to your desire."
Out of my self-sufficiency, 
into blessed impotency, 
"Jesus, I come to Thee!"

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Project Awareness: Pause?

So, you're probably wondering if I'll ever write another post on a country. I know it has been awhile. Honestly, I'm waiting on the Lord. I feel I am to have this pause in the series. I think He is teaching me something, though I'm not sure what that is yet. One thing I'm finding is that I thought this series would be easy enough to do and that I would gain some more of the Lord's leading and heart for the least during it, but other than that I thought that it didn't really effect me much -- that it was really more for those who would read the posts than the one writing them. I think I had it backwards. This series is more of a journey that my Jesus wants to take me on and you all get to see its effects on my life, as well as the glory He will receive through it, first-hand. I knew I would grow through this, but I had no idea how much my Jesus intended me to grow through it. I think I'm only scratching the surface. So although everything seems still on here, and even though I cant seem to detect any great moving in my own life, I have a feeling that there is more happening "behind the scenes" in my own soul than even I know at present.

His and yours,
Ms. Mills

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

"Who You are so constantly is who You're making me to be! You are the Lord, the Father of life, You are God and the keeper of my heart and I praise You for who You are!"
For Who You Are
Big Daddy Weave

"More of You and less of me, God!"
Declaration of Dependence
Starfield

"It's your life, what ya gonna do? The world is watching you. Every day the choices you make say what you are and Who your heart beats for. Its an open door to live the way that you believe, this is your opportunity to let your life be one that lights the way."
Its Your Life
Francesca Battistelli

"I am not my own, I've been carried by You all my life!"
Hope Now
Addison Road

Monday, April 4, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Calvary Love

I am reading "Tortured for Christ" by Richard Wurmbrand. I strongly encourage reading it! I'm only half way through but I can say right now that if it has shown me one way that I am lacking it is this: I know nothing of Calvary Love*.

*term used by Amy Carmichael in her short but convicting book, "If".