As, I am writing this blog, I am already a month in to the second part of my internship at IHOP. God has made it clear to me that I am to be here, and I am in a season of trusting Him in all things, especially for my future. I continue to spend time in the prayer room and am gleaning wonderful truth in my classes about who God is and how He wants to use me to bring His kingdom to earth as it is heaven. I am slowly starting to realize that Heaven is an ACTUAL place that exists NOW, and that as I pray and worship, I join the angels and elders in the heavenly throne room in adoring Jesus. As part of the training, we are also preparing to do some outreaches and are serving on the ministries teams. I will share more as we step out more into these opportunities. What a wonderful adventure this has been!
He’s doing so much in my heart. Growing in confidence in who I am. Stepping into my identity and authority in Christ. Going deeper in the Word. Finding joy in the place of intimacy and intercession. Knowing Him. Knowing who I am. Fellowshipping with Him through the joy and even tears and pain.
A main theme scripture in this season that I have been clinging to is:
But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ–the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith. I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. ~Philippians 3:7-11
I’ve laid much down to enter this intimate season of the Lord and there is much uncertainty, but He continually reminds me that it is SO worth it! I’m reminded of Jesus’ 30 years of preparation before entering 3 years of His short but powerful ministry. How much more do I need this season of preparation?
Thank you for continuing to share my journey with me through prayer and financial support. Thanks to the many who have generously gave, prayed for me, and encouraged me. You are such an important part of this journey.
Blessings in His Love,
Continued provision, wisdom, and guidance for future
Deeper confidence of my identity in Christ