The Hearts of Humans Meeting the Heart of God

At the beginning of 2009 when it became time to launch what is today Capturing Courage International Ministries I wasn’t sure what to name this thing by which the Lord was leading me so I went to the box of thank-you cards that I had received and kept for the previous decade and began looking to see if there was a common theme. What came through loud and clear was comments regarding courage, “Cyndy when I am near you I have courage to speak my truth” for instance. Again and again people commented on courage and so this is what I named the work I do today.

Yet in the last few weeks I’ve been thinking about this name, wondering if I’ve really explained the core meaning of it, and how it applies to the work of CCIM. In my own heart and mind I know it means the courage to draw close to the Lord and to enter into an honesty and intimacy of which we are often afraid but have I communicated this to others?

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A Powerful Touch

1 Corinthians 4:20 in the ESV reads, “For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power.”

I love this. As a healing prayer practitioner a big part of my job is leading clients into simple sentences before the Lord.

Words in fact, often get in the way. When we want to hear God’s voice, it is best to make our request, our invitation, with as few words as possible.

“God I know that you are… today I… please if you will… thank-you and…” are all fine prayers for pouring out one’s heart beside one’s bed at night; a sort of unloading kind of prayer.

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