Excerpt, When God Calls A Woman

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Revelation; God’s disclosure of himself and his will. (Dictionary.com) 2 Chronicles Chapter 1:9-10

Last night before I closed my eyes for the evening, I began to read 2 Chronicles chapter 1. Verse 9-10, jumped out at me, “Now, LORD God, please keep your promise to David my father, for you have made me king over a people as numerous as the dust of the earth! Give me wisdom and knowledge to rule them properly, for who is able to govern this great nation of yours?”

Now don’t go thinking that I am going to share that I am a king who will rule over a nation or over you. God used this passage to prompt me to pray. As I prayed I asked God to give me his wisdom and knowledge in all that he gives me to do. In my personal and leadership life.

This morning I began my day reading. I read an email that was a question about a book review that I agreed to do. The question arrived with a suddenly for me that had nothing to do with the question. I was not praying. I was not looking for an answer to a question. The suddenly arrived with an answer that I was not seeking. In fact I forgot about my prayer request to God the night before. Have you ever experienced this situation? This is a revelation. It is a morning that God disclosed himself and his will for me.

This involves my big life change that happened 7 years ago. My company closed, my University closed, I could no longer afford my apartment and moved into someone’s basement. Eventually I could no longer afford my car and it was gone too! I was on the edge of homelessness. Everywhere I turned the door slammed in my face. Assistance was available with a few organizations but came with a long list of conditions and requirements.

This morning I realized that although I thought I was doing well a wound was hanging out in the depths of my heart. I felt that what I had to say was no longer important in my country. We value jobs, homes, cars, money in the bank, and all sorts of material stuff. Somehow even though I traveled to preach/teach in other countries, I felt I had no right to speak up in my country including in our churches. I allowed the enemy to silence my voice in my country, because I no longer have what people place value on in the United States. Unfortunately I also allowed the enemy to use the voices of others around me in my city to speak worthlessness into my life. Without realizing it, I took this into my heart and my mind.

I am thankful for the revelation that arrived on the doorstep of my office and in my heart this morning. God disclosed his thinking and heart on this problem in my heart and healed a wound that I did not know existed. In this I find freedom.

1 Peter 5:8 New International Version

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

Matthew 6:19-21 New International Version

19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Copyright 2015, Nancy Watta, All Rights Reserved

Bloopers From Michael Hyatt

Originally posted on Life Time Writer:

Michael Hyatt’s blog and website is a great place to hang out and learn. It is also a great place to laugh. I am at the beginning stages of videos and podcasts. This definitely shows me that yes I am normal. I am always tripping over my tongue, and creating bloopers. Part of success is being able to laugh at ourselves in life. Beauty in life can be found in laughter.

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The Beauty Of Community

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Be A Part Of Book 2 on CommunityThe 2nd book in a series of 3 is on the topic of the body of Christ and community. I would love to include the thoughts of others in this book. If I use your thoughts I will be using your first name only. I also will contact you before using. Answer the following question with your personal thoughts.

Why is the body of Christ and being part of a Christian community important to you?

How has community in the past or currently making a difference in your life?

Does being part of community make your life more beautiful? If yes, how?

Send me your thoughts at; Relationshipswithnancy@gmail.com

As Always, Serving with you,
Nancy

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*The Beauty of Community*

CONSIDERING HEALING – RELIGION OR RELATIONSHIP?

Nancy:

Today I was in a conversation with a friend on the topic of healing. In the area of healing, I am one who prays for physical healing for those who are critically ill until God makes the decision, it is time for me to bring you home to be with me. Recently a dear friend who was one of my mentors went home to be with Jesus. He and his family believed and stood in faith for healing, at the same time understanding that when it is time my friend would be taken home to be with Jesus. If we say the enemy took him home, we are saying the enemy is bigger than God. Does God cause sickness, no I believe he does not, but he does tells us that he decides the length of our life. Now that my friend is no longer with us, we will carry on his legacy, “to make disciples, who make disciples.”

Originally posted on HOLISTIC APOSTOLICITY IN 2015:

“In science, a formula is a concise way of expressing information symbolically as in a mathematical or chemical formula.”  – Wikipedia

There is no formula, no apologetic that can replace the direct relational experiences that belong to the sons of God.  For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Paul could have tried a formula to rid himself of that thorn in the flesh.  But, he did not take matters into his own hands.  Instead, he implored the Lord three times that it might leave him.  Paul relied upon his relationship with God, and He answered him:  “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.”

Paul identified the thorn in his flesh as “a messenger of Satan to torment me.” Most of us believe that both healing and deliverance were included in the atonement.  We…

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