The work is solid, expansive, and true, due to the heart and will of the Lord. At Capturing Courage International Ministries we have been faithful with a little for a very long time. Faithful with the intent and heart of God as we have understood, and then faithful with the work, with the invites and fellowships, in bringing what we are mandated to bring; establishing a safe culture that precipitates deep healing and transformation of hearts and lives.
It appears, from the over 250 villages churches that I’ve been to in the last years, that unforgiveness and bitterness have locked up hearts and minds and lives, and nations. We simply cannot move forward if we are gripped to the past in heart hatreds, profound disappointments and a waiting for God to make it right. In this we are stuck.
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Entered into the Love of God we enter into the wild.
Entered into the Love of God we put down our presupposed outcomes,
We enter into process, and relationship, and the unknown future;
How might we live and have our being?
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You may be tired and worn down. There is always something difficult to attend to, something unaccountable for which you had not prepared. What makes it even more confusing is the fact that great beauty resides smack-dab right beside great despair.
We are never wholly living in light without darkness reminding us of it’s presence. Thankfully, we are never wholly living in darkness without light also reminding us of it’s presence.
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It was many years ago now that I came to the end of myself. I’d been pushing through and making do and trying to be saviour of a situation in my life and finally, one day, I came to the end of myself.
I breathed out to God, “I just can’t do this anymore.” and God breathed back to me, “Finally, now this is something I can work with.”
This was the day that hope began for me. I stopped carrying the whole load, I confessed my frailty, and God stepped in.
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It is in the quiet of our hearts where we enter into intimacy with God. When there is noise we cannot hear so well.
Our hearts ‘noise’ comes in the form of lies, fears, and judgments.
Lies get in the way of hearing God and of experiencing God because they scream loud. Very loud.
Think about condemning phrases over your life, the self-talk that came from long ago, the beliefs about your worth or the character of God that stand in the way of intimacy.
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