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Pastor Theresa’s Greeting
This month entered with Easter as its first day and what an amazing celebration it was. As we celebrated our living savior, we felt the outpouring of the Father’s love on that special holy day. I keep reflecting on the Spirit that was felt throughout the entire day, one filled with love, unity and giving. An outreach team spent the morning passing out brown bag lunches to the community and sharing the love of God in a tangible way, and one of the people met on the street came into the church to celebrate with us. It was such a fulfilling day. These are the moments to live for, ones where we can share the love of God with those around us.
The month of April has some exciting activities planned that will bless all the members of the House. Every Woman’s Ministry will have a book club meeting this month to discuss The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer on Saturday April 21st from noon to 1:30PM. All women are invited to read the book and come prepared for a lively discussion on how the fruit of the Spirit can be practically applied to our spiritual lives. Our Man2Man Ministry will be hosting a luncheon on April 28th from noon-2:30PM. The theme is “Unstoppable” and will minister to our men about their God-ordained destiny to move mountains and shake nations through the power of God’s poured out Spirit. There also will be a conference for all of our married couples with the Marriage Matters small group. They will be attending “A Weekend to Remember” Family Life Conference at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Newport on Friday, April 27th. This incredible conference strengthens marriages and family relationships through revelatory teachings and hands on projects.
I pray that we all with enjoy the various activities planned for NDAC for the month and may you continue to feel the outpouring the Father has for us!
Can you feel it!
Truth Be Told…. You can’t Give it, Unless you’ve experienced It
Isn’t it so disappointing to be visiting a new restaurant, and the waitress hasn’t tasted the items on the menu that you’d like to try? How can they recommend a dish that they have never tried? It is their experience with the various appetizers and entrees which will make your dining encounter that much more pleasant and satisfying. His or her testimony can be the key to an incredible adventure to someone new to the restaurant.
Acts 2:17 teaches us that, “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” This outpouring on the sons and daughters is so that we will have an experience with the Father, which can then be given to the world. The ability to prophesy, or to speak what Heaven sees over a person’s life and destiny, can only happen when we are open to receive the outpouring. We have got to want it, we have got to cry out for it, nothing can be more important than an encounter in the presence of the Father that leaves us changed. Sometimes we can become too complacent in our faith. We can become too comfortable in our place in life. But the Father is looking for those who will keep the fires burning for His outpouring, because we can’t give it unless we have experienced it. He’s simply waiting for us to ask for it.
So let us cry out for what God has promised. Let’s go all the way into the deep, tasting everything that the Father has prepared for us. Oh taste and see that the Lord is good. Now we can go out to the spheres of culture to give out to all who will listen.
Trust God To Lead
by Max Lucado – Kingdom Leadership
Worrying is one job you cannot farm out — but you can overcome it! And there’s no better place to begin than David’s beloved “Shepherd Psalm”:
He leads me beside the still waters… (Psalm 23:2 ESV).
David declares: “He leads me!”
God isn’t behind me, yelling, “Go!” He’s ahead of me bidding, “Come!” He’s in front, clearing the path and cutting the brush. Standing next to the rocks, He warns watch your step there.
Isn’t this what God gave the children of Israel?
He promised to supply them with manna each day, but He told them to collect only one day’s supply at a time. Jesus reminded us to give our entire attention to what God is doing right now; don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow (Matthew 6:34).
God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. God is leading you — so, leave tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow.
Adapted from Max’s book Traveling Light. © Max Lucado. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Our mission is to REACH the lost, REVIVE those who have fallen away,
and prepare them all to REFORM the mountains of culture to which they have been called.