by Heidi Ngai

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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.”

Psalm 19:1-2

Women’s Frontline Magazine would like to introduce an amazing worship artist. Make sure to visit her website for more inspiring prophetic art where you can buy her art in print form.

Ever since encountering the love of God as a student at Arizona State University, Heidi Ngai knew her art and passion for seeing the beauty all around us would never be the same. After graduating with a degree in fine arts, with an emphasis in painting, she asked the Lord what she should do with her ability to apply a brush to a canvas. To her surprise. He seemed to be leading her to simply paint during the worship at her church and trust that He would do the rest.

Through that simple step of obedience, God has taken her on an adventure she would have never imagined, painting the beauty of His purposes and heart often through symbolic paintings done during times of worship.

Not only have many of her paintings spoken directly to the hearts of the recipients of her work, but she has also been given the gift of inspiring others to hear from God and create their own visual worship to the Lord through art workshops she began teaching in 2009. Since that time, testimony after testimony has revealed the impact of what God can do.

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by Mary Priddy

For years I had such anger and unforgiveness but not at a person, it was at God. I felt He had left me many years before and that is why all the bad stuff had happened to me. I was so angry that my brother had died at such a young age and I was so Angry that my parents left me so many times.

This anger and unforgivenss separated me from God for many years. In these years of separation I was searching for that peace and joy I had once known with God.

I searched nonstop with drugs and men for this peace and joy and never found it. I lost myself to the drugs, while I was searching. I was like a race horse running around and around the same track but never to reach the finish line, which to me was that peace and joy.

Until one night I had reached my point of desperation for freedom from the drugs, that I swallowed my pride and cried out to the God of my childhood, the God I was so angry at. I just knew that He had forgotten me and that He would never answer me. But He did and He did in such a gently and loving way, It was like He reached down from Heaven and wrapped His loving Fatherly arms around me and just held me as I wept. I felt His love, at first it was strange, but then it engulfed me and I didn’t fight it but welcomed it. Gods love is everlasting, No matter how far in the depth of this worlds darkness you may be or no matter if you too, like me, was or is angry at God for whatever reason He still Loves you.

He will take all your anger, and all your hurt, and He will wrap you in His arms and just let you cry and cry.

Then He will release you to stand on your own once more, but He is not far away at all. He is standing nearby to catch if you stumble or to answer you if you call. That is the Amazing, unending, unconditional Love of our Father God! Our God is the God of Peace! The God of Love! The God of Joy!

The God of Restoration! And with him Nothing is ever impossible!

 

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Eve Redefined ministry

So our girl Deborah is that one chick in the fourth chapter of the Book of Judges who seems to be on every Christian women’s poster…

Deborah Conference twenty seventeen”

or, “The Anointing of Deborah Gathering Annual Revival”, or perhaps you’ve seen something close to, “All Deborahs Unite Meeting Brunch and Breakthrough”… Okay, the exaggerations are a bit excessive…but you get the point 🙂

Like, if we’re not talking Esther, or the Proverbs 31 woman, for poster tag-lines, Deborah is definitely next in line!

Or should we say first-in-line?

Everyone, it seems…wants a piece of her, or her anointing…mainly because she was the only Female Judge who appears in the OT AND was also a Prophetess (a real one), AND also a Judge, a Counsellor, and a Warrior, who helped lead her people’s army into battle and..WON! She was all of that. And she was all that.

In this post let’s look at the first 3 tips we can learn from Deborah’s character (we’ll call her Deb for short), to apply in our own lives which will help us to sift out the wrong voices and truly hear God’s Rhema Word (His clear, Spoken Word) for our personal lives.

  • Numero Uno. Number One :

Silence Speaks Volumes.

The Book of Judges, Chapter 4, begins like this- (well, maybe in less contemporary terms), “And the people of Israel MESSED UP AGAIN…and so God allowed them to be AGAIN sold into slavery, this time to a King called Jabin who had his commanding officer, Sisera, oppress them regularly.”

Yikes. Strike Number
“We-can’t-even-keep-count-of” against God by His own people.

  • Now in their oppression, they obviously cried out to Him, but God did not answer them immediately.

For the most part, it seemed like God was silent to their suffering. In fact, it appears that God was so silent, that they continued to worship their idols and false gods. But there was one woman, whose profession reflected that God’s “Silence” was not synonymous to abandonment.

Deb was out there, helping, counseling, loving on people and reaffirming the Law and the Wisdom of God in the hearts of the Israelites.

  • Lesson 1:
    When it seems like God appears to be silent in one area of your life, especially the areas where you’re so looking forward to hearing Him speak on, remember that His “Silence” should not be a doorway for you to regress from the Faith like the Israelites. On the other hand, God’s seeming “silence” in one area of your life is an opportunity for you to tune in to His Word, like Deb, and serve and honor Him regardless of the trial.

We’re better poised than she was in her time. We have the Holy Spirit living in us.

We have more than we could ever ask for. In His Silence, we must intentionally practice gratefulness and remember His goodness, and intentionally Serve Him because that is essentially what we’re called for.

It’s easy to say  God is good” in good times…but will we also sing with passion

My God is Awesome” in difficult times?

Let’s remember this as #SelflessServitude.

  • Number two;
    Flush out the junk. Remember those idols that the Israelites had which were distracting them from the Presence of God? Huuge, no-no. The text says that they did “evil” and were so consumed by their own passions, that they fell right into their enemy’ hands.
  • Likewise, these 21st-century idols (insert your idols here*) that WE have, that distract our minds from God??

Maaajor no-no. Like Deb, whose wisdom reflected her personal relationship with God, we must remain focused on Him and flush out all junk from our lives. Some of us don’t suffer from food toxins as much as we suffer from visual and aural toxins.

We rarely gauge what we expose ourselves to:

we watch everything, peruse everything, click on everything, scroll through everything, follow everyone, listen to everything, and rarely filter what we expose our eyes and ears to.

  • When our ears begin to pick up the beat of an unknown rhythm, that of the Great Deceiver, then when the Master calls, we’re too busy grooving to the tune of the enemy. We then end up saying things like,

Why is God Silent!” the real question is,

“Whose voice are we attuned to?”

Wisdom, integrity, and steadfastness in the faith, as exemplified by Deb, requires us to fast from, minimize, and sometimes entirely get rid of all the distractions that may lead to a regression in our Faith. Let’s call this #CleaningupourCloset.

  • And last but not least, we must: Develop the Art of TRULY Listening.

Would you call yourself a great listener?
Do you listen to someone for 10 mins only for them to finish and for you to get your own point across?

Do you rehearse your response even while they speak so you know exactly what you’re going to say when they eventually stop talking?

Do you wait for them to finish, so you could “help” them, by sharing a similar experience YOU had?

*Red flag!

We’ve all been guilty of all of the above.

  • We come to understand that, in the few lines in which Deb’s character appears, Listening is beyond simply ‘hearing’. Listening involves, Wisdom, Presence, Patience, Understanding, Validation, Truth, Empathy, Reproof…

Listening is an Art.

No wonder people, great and small, would come from all over to receive Deb’s counsel. She was an amazing listener.

She didn’t only hear people out, she listened to them. She was so good at listening, God spoke dropped downloads in her Spirit about a strategy for victory in a war, she took it up, obeyed and everything that was prophesied through her came to pass. Whoah.
How powerful is your listening?

Listen,

Deb’s voice was powerful because her ability to listen was powerful.

When she spoke people listened because she knew how to listen.

Now she wouldn’t have been great at that if she didn’t know how to flush out the junk, and if she didn’t know how to be silent.

Like Deb, we need to kill the noise and practice the Great Art of truly listening, because our voices are only as powerful as our listening. Let’s remember this one as #hushupandListen…

As Believers, may we remain faithful in serving God, even when we feel that He is silent.

May we do that by flushing out the junk and distraction in our lives in order to truly listen and hear everything He may be trying to speak to us about. Stay blessed and encouraged and we’ll catch you in the Next Post with the four final tips from Deb!

In Love,

Eve Redefined

by Kudzie G. Phiri

I have found that the time in between the release of a prophetic word and its fruition can be quite trying; especially if you do not understand the prophetic process of a word released. We have to learn to understand that released words, like a seed in the ground, go through a process of incubation, gestation, and maturity before manifesting in your life.

Prophetic words are seeds give them time to grow. Some seeds (words) take longer than others do. Do not be in a hurry to see the word fulfilled, let the process take its course: because while that seed grows you are also being enlarged in order for you to have the capacity to carry.

Do not be in a hurry to see the word released manifest in your life. Often times, if you are in such a hurry you can miss out the growth patterns that are also activated in your life. Do not try to make the word manifest all by yourself: you must realize that you are not the author of all things.

When the Father releases a word, he knows when it must manifest in your life and he knows how it must come to completion in you. He knows the current condition of your heart and what must be changed (in you) in order for you to function according to the word released.

Waiting is not easy, but it truly is worth it! The word tells us in Isaiah 40:31 Amplified Bible (AMP),

 But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him, will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.”

Yes, I know that you are in a hurry for the prophecy to be fulfilled but be patient because you also have to go through your own growth process in order for you to receive the full manifestation of that word.

Look at the time that the Prophets announced the birth of Jesus, how many dispensations were they before Jesus was actually born?

Even after his birth, how many years before he began his ministry?

When the time for fruition has come, nothing can stand in the way of manifestation: because what God has declared over your life shall be!!

When Jesus was born, Herod tried to annihilate him, but it was to no avail. Abraham had been told that his descendants would go into slavery and they would be delivered. But how long did it actually take for that to take place? When Moses was introduced to the scene?

At one point, he seemed an unlikely candidate: Moses had grown up in the house of Pharaoh and later killed an Egyptian and fled.

However,

what God has ordained, he will maintain”.

Do not lose hope, you must believe that in the time of fruition, that word will be manifest in your life!

Whilst you wait, take time to thank God for the manifestation of the word and the process that he is taking you through (for the perfecting of your faith walk). For we know that his plans for us are to prosper you and not to harm to you, so whichever way that word will manifest for your good!

by Kudzi G. Phiri

Why do we ask ourselves the question:

Who am I?

The paradox is that we seem unable to embrace the answer.

Is it that we cannot accept because we do not believe in the truth or
is it because of the people that surround us who constantly fill us
with doubt (telling us we are not who we think we are, or we do not
have it in us to become who we think we are)?

I, therefore, implore you to believe in and to know who you are. Let God
be the determinant; the mind of Christ being your driving force to
believe in and become who God said you are. Let the Holy-Spirit be
your teacher and guide so that in all things you are focused and you
live to realize your full potential.

Human beings often ask the same life questions because deep inside we
know we were created for a purpose. In us God has put an ability to
perceive based on what we see, reason according to what we know but
above that become according to what He spoke. You find yourself unable
to grow beyond the things you have been exposed to, often you need
something or someone to urge you on to break mediocrity and become the
difference!

From the onset, all you ever needed was placed in you: God made it so
that when you begin to speak the universe aligns with you. Angelic
hosts begin to ensure manifestation of your words.

So you ask who am I?

You are a child of promise and you can become
whatever you say you are. You are not defined by where you are, or
what people say you are but what you say about yourself. Take charge

by Mechelle Stephens

Life sometimes demands we dance when there is no music
Life sometimes answers with aches
Life sometimes
Applauds our accomplishments
Bears our burdens
Claps at our celebrations
Dances at our doorsteps
ife sometimes demands we dance when there is no music
Life sometimes answers with aches

Life sometimes

Applauds our accomplishments
Bears our burdens
Claps at our celebrations
Dances at our doorsteps
Examines our egos
Forgives our failures
Graciously grants us grace
Hosts our pity parties

Inspires/ignites our imagination
Judges our thoughts
Keeps our secrets
Likes our Facebook posts/status
Manifests miracles while we marvel

Nominates you for the part “The best you…”
Operates in inoperable circumstances
Prevents our pitfalls
Qualifies the unqualified
Rejoices in our regeneration

Shares our success
Troubleshoots our malfunctions/Tames our tempers
Unties our tangle ups
Validates our victories
Winks at our wisdom..it does so because LIFE’S wisdom is light years beyond ours…
Xeroxes our geneology
Yodels for the return of our fleeting courage
Zzzzz (zones out), falls asleep when we fail to participate in it for long periods of time

Life happens, life moves, life goes, life returns, life slows down, life speeds up…

Someone once said.. “Life goes on perhaps redefined, reoriented, and redirected.”

by Terry Bailey

Everyday, our world is providing a situation where someone is losing something. Whether it is a job, a loved one, or sense of direction someone begins the process of being lost in losing.

When we find ourselves lost, we must take note of our situation. Realize that the soul is at a crossroad dealing with many avenues of choices. The soul is stated to be comprised of a persons’ mind, will and emotion.
The mind, where thoughts are formulated takes the loss and then places it in either the failure, guilt, lonely and helpless column of our lives.
The will or the desire to move on comes to a complete stop because the mind triggers the thought of

why bother – nothing will change.

THE SOUL IS AT A CROSSROAD

The emotions tops the sundae with doubt, discouragement and despair.
When someone is lost, all of these areas are affected which may be the reason why you don’t bounce back as fast. You may get your mind together, but your desire or emotions have not been challenged to move on!
When experiencing loss, can I suggest the following:

Start a healing process

Pray, and if that is not your thing, consult someone that will assist you in forming a happier you inside first; this will then extend to your outer you.
let positive energy flow
Being lost in your loss happens daily, finding a way out makes you to start the search!

  • Accept the lost
  • Realize even if it’s your fault; you can only change the next moment
    Apologize if necessary; forgive others and yourself
  • Make a plan
  • Write down what occurred and read it aloud
  • Make the adjustment so that correction can flow
    Move on
  • surround yourself with a positive energy flow
  • Being lost in losing happens daily, finding you takes you to start the search!