An Idolatry of the West

In the last couple of years I have been to over 100 village churches in Uganda, Mozambique, and India. Notably, I have seen a great many things in regards to the impact of money from the west to the majority world. You may have heard me sharing some of this before.

The conversation is multi-faceted and complex. Basically, from what I can tell, money corrupts fellowship and ministry. Money from the west has created a stronghold in the thinking of many in developing nations.

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Done with Fear

transitionsFear can so easily undo any of us. When lived with for so long we may not even know what life would be without it.

What many don’t know is that I was once driven by fear. There were many things I was afraid of. Places I wouldn’t go, things I wouldn’t do, conversations I wouldn’t have.

And all through my life my expectation of bad things only brought me what I was expecting and further compounded my understanding of life.

I was living a fear-based life.

Then, thank God, I was rescued from this. First there was deep dissatisfaction about the tenor deep within me. I became tired of being afraid.

Second, I began to see that many of my gut fears were unfounded. There was no basis to many of my predispositions (all of them actually).

Third, my judgments and biases were sat down by the Lord and given a good talking to. So much of my fear was self-created. I was my own prisoner.

Then I found deep healing for all of these things. Giving my mind-set, my beliefs, my paranoia’s up in exchange for a new way of seeing things created a powerful shift in my being and life.

The fearful moments in my life that had been given much power – as I focussed and submitted to them – were undone.

Undone means gone. Kaput. Finished. And they’ve never come back.

Some of it has been a process, most of it has simply been freedom.

There is so much power in bringing our fears out into the open, the ridiculous, the mundane, the real and terrifying. All of it need not have a hold on our lives.

If you are interested in living free from fear, we can do something about that.

Together and in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ fear can have its last day in your life.

Really.

I’m hosting an evening of corporate prayer & healing regarding this stronghold of fear that is in many lives. If you are interested mark your Calendar:

  • Monday, November 11
  • 7:00 – 9:30 pm
  • 10082 160 Street, Surrey¬†

Note: The evening is free although we will make opportunity for an offering to go to the work of Capturing Courage Int’l around the world.

We will first spend some time just talking about fear, exposing it’s personality and how it shows up in our life. Then I will explain the basis for which we can have freedom from it. Out of this teaching time you will have opportunity to join in as we together pray over our fears to the Lord.

I make one stipulation. Please only come if you are truly serious about getting rid of fear and doing life differently. We will be doing some work with the Lord and that work is not done flippantly.

I suggest that you consider fasting for some time prior to our gathering. Pervasive strongholds such as fear often require our masks and coping mechanisms put aside, and nothing does this quite like fasting. If you cannot fast food, then consider something else. Ask the Lord, he’ll tell you what it might be.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday evening, November 11th.

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10