Monthly Archives: September 2013

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I Lift Up My Gaze…

I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber… Psalm 121:1-3a

The Lord continues to teach me to look to Him for everything—affirmation, wisdom, strength, joy, provision, etc. This call has stretched me beyond my own abilities—I have been realizing my desperate need for Him and how helpless I am without Him . Apart from Him I can do nothing (John 15). Through all the ups and downs of this internship, God has shown Himself faithful to my heart.

He Cares for Me and Enjoys Me!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26
God made me and created me. He didn’t make me only to leave me to my own devices. He made me to enjoy me through relationship. How much more will he provide for that which He created and enjoys?

An Invitation to Partner…

As I venture on to the 2nd part of the Intro to IHOPKC internship, which starts at the end of this month, I have been connecting with many of you in reaching out for financial and prayer support. If you have not yet had the opportunity to respond, please prayerfully consider how the Lord may have you be a part of this journey.

Personal checks can be sent to my home address—simply email me marilo2@mail.regent.edu for the address!

Tax Deductible Donations can be made through a check written out to IHOPKC or International House of Prayer and mailed to:

IHOPKC, Missionary Support
3535 East Red Bridge Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

Please note: For donations to be tax deductible, they must NOT have my name written on the check. Please put a little sticky or scrap of paper in the envelope with my name on to identify it.

Any amount you could sow into this season would be such a HUGE blessing!

Thanks.
Blessings and love,
Marie

Going Deeper In Him

When we seek to go deep in the Lord, we often discover our human weaknesses and wounds. It’s not that those things weren’t already there, but we have an increased awareness of those things as we fix our eyes on Jesus, the One who sees and knows all things in our heart. I have found I can easily get so focused on these things and lose sight of the beauty and majesty of God. Yes, He does see and know all the things in our heart, but here’s the good news: HE LOVES US ALL THE SAME! He’s not surprised by my pride, insecurity, and failures. He actually delights in using these things to draw me in closer relationship with Him and in talking with Him. God redeemed humanity from sin by actually coming as a man to earth, dying to pay for our sin, and thus, allowing us to have deep fellowship with Him. As He brings things to the surface, He desires us to acknowledge it, repent of it, and get our eyes right back on Him. Oh, how slow I can sometimes be at catching onto this.

Right now I have been studying Song of Solomon with Mike Bickle’s teaching. One theme that stands out to me is how God loves us in our weakness. He encourages us to come to Him for help instead of run away in shame. Song of Solomon 1:5 says, “I am dark yet lovely.” We are dark in our hearts because of sin, yet we are still beautiful and pleasing to the Lord. What a relief! May God direct our hearts into this truth and reveal His heart for us.