Monthly Partner Letter – April 2017
For the past couple weeks, I have been thinking about crossing over to the other side, it seems it is often on my mind for one reason or another. As I thought about this today I began to think about the day Breanne bought her truck, it was about a year ago, I believe.
I sent out a writing about that day, I talked with you about the bridge and what God spoke to me about that bridge and about fear often keeps us from reaching the other side. I hope you remember that story because I want to reiterate on that subject today.
I feel very strongly that God is saying ‘whatever you must do to reach the other side, just do it.’ Don’t allow fear, or timidity or past disappointments to stop you for going where God wants you to go. Don’t allow fear or past disappointments to cause you to doubt what he has spoken to you. If he has said it, he will do it, there is no doubt about it.
If you have never trusted God with your finances, trust him now. If you have never trusted God fully with your children, now is the time, trust him now. Sometimes, a physical reaction, such as driving over a bridge is not required, sometimes a simple changing-of-the-mind is all that is required for you to make the transition to the other side.
I feel for many of you, something has been stopping you, causing you fear, causing you to question what God has said or promised you. If that is you, I want to remind you of one thing…every single time Jesus said ‘we are going to the other side’ they made it to the other side, they simply had to remain in the boat with Jesus.
I can’t get the words off my mind that Jesus said to the disciples in Matthew 8:26. He said ‘why were you afraid? Oh, ye of little faith.’ Oh my! I don’t want that to be me, do you? I want to hear him say ‘I have not seen such great faith before.’
Those are the words he spoke to the Centurion in Matthew 8:8-10; But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!
The Centurion knew that when Jesus spoke a word, there was great authority in that word and it was as good as done. Do you know the same thing? If Jesus has spoken something to you, do you realize it is as good as done? Yes, it is! You simply must stay with him and go on to the other side.
Friends, and partners, I believe with ALL MY HEART, it is time to cross over to the other side – it is time. It is my prayer this week that you cross over to the other side in whatever area you are believing God for.
This month, April, I encourage you to sow a seed of transition, a seed that declares ‘I AM GOING TO THE OTHER SIDE and nothing is going to stop me or hinder me any longer’. Give that seed a name and sow it is faith, in great faith.
We are going to the other side, even if we must do it afraid, it is OUR time to cross over and cross over we will, in Jesus name.
Please know that I LOVE YOU and we are praying for you daily!
And do not allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming! Take advantage of every opportunity to be a blessing to others.
The Passion Translation