I completed my 1st edition of Arise And Shine For Jesus newsletter, (hardcopy ~ "2000") which is a tribute to the seasoned saints that have helped me to Arise & Shine For Jesus. It is the testimony of how Jesus has delivered me and set me free. It is also a spin-off of my website Arise And Shine For Jesus; A Christian website that feeds the hungry, soothes the hurting and encourages the broken to know like Jehoshaphat that the battle is not theirs, but the Lord.
The purpose of Arise And Shine For Jesus newsletter is to promote Christian development and spiritual growth for my sisters in Christ. My objective is to, focus on the women in the bible and share the testimonies of my sisters in Christ, as well as my own. Ultimately, the Holy Spirit will have the final say with the direction of each article and the subjects to be used. As the Lord leads me, I will personally contact those individuals, to see if they are interested in sharing their testimonies. Others will have an opportunity to send in their testimonies & praise reports as the Spirit of God leads them to do so.
I was once the recipient of a restraining order and never in a million years did I believe that I would walk in the shoes of the many women, who say, "But He Loves Me." During my ordeal, I reached out to the Lord and He rescued me! The Lord used me to minister to woman who were worse off then me and truly in need of help! Compared to my situation, I really had no reason to complain because these women were literally beaten, raped by husbands, sexually, mentally, emotionally, physically and verbally abused, afraid to go to sleep at night and on and on the list goes!
Most women don't know about the help that is available to them. The Lord gave me the vision for an educational/healing/resource center website to help woman learn about the various programs that are available to them.
Arise & Shine For Jesus, A Titus 2 Hospice for Women is a ministry that will empower women to take their rightful place in the body of Christ. It is a place where women can come to be restored; to be healed; to be educated, to be strengthened, to learn how to love, honor and respect God and themselves.
These elements will enable them to become a better person, wife, mother, sister, friend, etc. As the ministry grows, I would also like to implement a mentor/training program for young women to prepare them to enter college and the workforce! I'm still at the drawing board with this and as I continue to grow in the Lord, I am confident that He will lead me and open all the doors to fulfill this vision!
I'll let you in on a little secret.... I don't know what I am doing:) smile. I simply love the Lord and am following His lead! There is no way that I could do this on my own. It has taken 2 years for Arise & Shine For Jesus to grow and it was created out of the valley experiences that I have and am going through! I have learned that when I am weak, that's when I am strong! It's not about me anymore; it's about doing God's work and loving my neighbors, as I love myself.
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
This scripture has been in my heart ever since my early Sunday school days. Throughout my life with and with out God at the center of my life, this scripture has always come to my heart. It took the Lord to knock me off my feet for my disobedience, to fully understand what he was saying to me through this scripture.
During the break-up of a difficult relationship, I told the Lord that I wanted to love Him more than I ever loved a man. Warning! Don't make a promise to God and think that you can walk away from your responsibility! You will be held accountable for the promises that you make! Take my advice, I have learned the hard way, that obedience is better than sacrifice!
Today, I am loving the Lord more than I ever loved a man. As I receive His love, I am able to share and give His love to those that I come in contact with; in person or online! I am feeding His sheep by the wonderful work that He has blessed me to do for Him!
Is to bring good news to those who suffer.
Isaiah 61:1, For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me...
He, God (not man) has anointed me to preach the gospel to the meek
He, God (not man) has sent me to bind (heal) the brokenhearted
To proclaim liberty (freedom) to the captives
To open the prison doors to those that are bound
Is to do the work of an Evangelist
2 Timothy 4:5, but watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
I must be watchful!
I must endure, allow and put up, with afflictions...for the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Rom 8:18
I must make full proof of my ministry by doing the do the work of an Evangelist by...
Preaching & teaching God's word unto the meek, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free and opening the prison doors to those that are bound