Seasons of a Servant is a collection of visits with the Lord for the past 18 years as we have traveled with Christ's Kingdom Ministries. Christ's Kingdom Ministries ministers to pastors across denominational lines sharing the love of Jesus and encouragement with them.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Enduring Journey: Encouraged

(Karen speaking)
We are ready to go! So much is happening as we prepare under Father’s direction. We visited with our new pastor and asked if we could be under the Church’s umbrella of authority as we travel. We are an interdenominational ministry, but we are under the umbrella of love and prayer through our Church family. Father continues to encourage us that we are walking the path He has for us. He will provide all of our needs, spiritual, emotional and physical.
Below is a word from the Lord for us:

September 14, 1999
(Father speaking)
You did well this morning when you were visiting with the pastor. He will come back to you after he has visited with his board. You will be under his umbrella as well as under his authority. You will need to reassure your ministry partners that you love them. Continue today and tomorrow with getting ready to leave. You were correct in saying to different people that you would be leaving very soon. Do the last minute preparations for you will truly be leaving very soon! Continue to encourage David (Pastor in Mississippi) over the email. It won’t be very long before you can visit with him face to face. As I told you the other day things are to begin moving very fast beginning tomorrow. Hang on because you and I are going to have an awesome journey. Stay before Me! Stay in My Word! Stay in an attitude of prayer and submission. I love you. HERE WE GO!!!!!

Thoughts & Ideas

(Karen speaking)
We had several come to us and give us ideas as to how we should present the ministry. Father gave us direction to begin by visiting those whose names He had given us and to allow His Holy Spirit to move and work through us. We must keep our total focus on the Lord and what He wants us to do. We appreciate all those who have shared with us but we listen to the voice of the Lord and any suggestions made by others are passed through the discerning of the Holy Spirit. We only move when Father tells us.

Charley’s response was:
In his mind and heart he desires to teach ministers how to be Godly husbands and fathers. He wants to deal with the marriage relationship. He plans to present practical help for husbands so they know how to minister to their wives. One resource is to use the book, Do Yourself A Favor Love Your Wife by H. Page Williams, as a tool. We gave these thoughts and ideas to the Lord. Charley has been told that he is a great organizer, caregiver and facilitator. A friend looked at our brochure and saw that what he was saying to us about ministry was confirmed by what the Lord had told us about ministry. We also have opportunities to work in El Salvador and possibly other countries.


(Karen speaking)
We have experienced great peace as we have prepared to leave. The plans that the Lord has for us continue to manifest themselves daily. It is the waiting that can wear on us. That is when we must seek the Lord for His peace and rest even in the midst of the wait.

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

Personal note:
(Karen speaking)
Last night, September 15, Wedgwood Baptist Church was attacked by a gunman and several people were killed. He walked into the sanctuary while the youth were having a rally for See You at the Pole. There will be many who turn to the Lord because of this tragedy combined with the tragedy at Littleton and other places in the country. Also the hurricanes that are battering the east coast, the earthquakes in foreign countries and other signs of the end times. God is giving a call now to all to come to Him. Satan is stepping up the evil in our land and God is calling His people to be accountable to Him and put down their petty strife and follow Him totally and completely. Will we heed this call or will we ignore the greatest opportunity for harvest that has ever come? He is rallying His people of all denominations to join together and be that formidable force to fight the enemy. As for Charley and I we choose to give heed to the call of God on our life and go around the world telling people about Jesus and His saving Grace. Glory to His Name!


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