Hello everyone and welcome back to “Moments Spent with God!” I pray that your day is off to a great start and that you are already experiencing the presence of God, as you walk through your day!
Today is starting out to be a very special day for me, as I continue to walk the journey with God; that began many years ago. You know…as I began my walk with God, I never knew that this is where our journey together would lead me. For many long years, all I experienced was pain and deep heartache…a pain and heartache that truly made me feel, as though life would end up totally defeated; but as I walked with God, through the rubble and broken moments of my life, I have come to see a God, who is faithful and a God who truly stands on the promises He makes to us.
The journey that I have taken with God has been a long journey…a journey that began when I was born…57 years ago. I have walked through moments of pain…surgeries…loss and deep, deep heartache, to the place, where I didn’t know where all of this would take me; but as those difficult moments began to come to an end, I began to see how God’s promises were true. As of this year, I have been serving God for 15 years and what a great way to celebrate 15 years of serving God; then to give this ministry completely back to Him.
For the past few years, I have felt very uncomfortable with my name, as the ministry name. Even as an author, I don’t like being called an author because the true author of my life is Jesus Christ…so for the past year or so, I have been talking with God, about changing the name of this ministry. You see, I want people to connect with God…not with me because I am just the messenger. I want people to experience God, in the same way that I experienced Him and still do and I want people to see that no matter what they are facing; that there is a hope that can help them to rise above these difficult times in their lives.
As I began to share my heart with God last December, He began to work with me and lay out a complete plan, of what He longed to do through this ministry. As I sat in my office…wondering what the name of this ministry would be; God began to open up my thoughts and the words “risen hope” came to me. As I sat there and began to think on this…I began to see that this was the best name for the ministry…a name that could tell the story, of what I long to do through Christ, to help many who are living in despair.
Within my own life, I have discovered a hope that can truly help us to rise above the despair in our lives and this is what I’d like to share with my readers. How many times do we find ourselves standing face to face with an obstacle that just won’t get out of our way? When this happens…people begin to lose hope and Satan seems to work even more. Well…today, a new ministry is born…a ministry, where God is beginning to carve a new way, for people to find the hope that they long for so much in their lives and that ministry will be called, the “Risen Hope Ministries.”
I pray that God will truly bless this ministry and use it for His honor and glory and that many will come to experience a hope that will truly help them to rise above the despair in their lives. To visit the Risen Hope Ministries, all you have to do is go to www.risenhopeministries.com , which will go in effect, on Monday…January 30, 2017.
Blessings on your day…
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