My prayer for you today is that you will submit your life to the Word of God and surrender to the work of the Holy Spirit.
This week we’re focused on how to maintaining momentum through adversity, discouragement, and challenges. The truth is, everyone has to deal life’s difficulties, but being keenly aware of God’s plan in the midst of the trial sets you up for an extraordinary life of power and purpose. Kingdom living is more than just making it through these situations. Let’s talk about it tonight at Mentorship Monday. 6:30 p.m. Killeen Civic Center.
Kingdom Thought: Sometimes looking at the past makes you think your present can never measure up to what was, but don’t be deceived. God is destroying the myth of the “glory days.” He who is, was and is to come reminds that today you stand with more knowledge, greater wisdom and understanding. Don’t compare today to yesterday, you may become disheartened. Know that the Lord is with you. He has given you a task and has positioned you to do work. Take courage, keep moving forward and know that the glory of what you’re building today will exceed the glory upon all you’ve done in the past because HE is with you. #kingdomisthepriority #radicalchurch #trustHisplan
KILLEEN, Texas – Kingdom Center International (KCI) is set to kick-off Radical Church worship experiences at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 1 at the Killeen Civic and Conference center located at 3601 South W.S. Young Drive.
Radical Church worship and prayer service will occur on the first Sunday of each month for sixth months. The rest of the month is dedicated to Monday night life and leadership training. Cade calls it, “next level discipleship,” and believes the methodology will help people at every level of faith experience God and live a life fueled by relevant and real faith.
“Radical Church differs from the more traditional paradigm in that the Sunday-type worship experiences are only held once a month, at least initially,” Cade said. “The rest of the month we’re focused on education, instruction and training for life and ministry.”
Using a platform of biblical teaching, ministry inventories, personality assessments, and other resources, participants can expect to discover their true spiritual character, connect to their purpose and deepen their commit to God’s plan.
“Life is real. We face difficult issues every day, and the fact is, many times tough issues aren’t dealt with, but I believe the church is equipped to deal with them better than anyone else,” Cade said. “Our focus is all about growing the faith of the believer in real and relevant ways which will expand the Kingdom.” “The world needs more from the church and we must answer the call. Radical Church is the acknowledgement that it’s time to move beyond salvation and on to Kingdom expansion; Radical Church which includes worship, prayer and study will help you get there,” Cade said.
Sessions are carefully designed to help you learn the power and purpose of spiritual disciplines in order to gain the confidence you need to live a spiritually powerful life. Mentorship Mondays will focus on doing the internal and external work required to be a Kingdom asset.
“My assignment is to ‘strengthen God’s warriors’ which means to give believers spiritual knowledge, share wisdom, and provide insight using the spiritual tools required for powerful living. Sunday’s worship and prayer as well as Mentorship Mondays will give each participant a real and relevant sense of how to implement God’s truth into their lives,” she said.
Discussion topics are not limited to routine topics, but address real life issues. The task is to challenge you to a new level of faith, commitment and obedience.
We’re looking forward to this new beginning in Killeen, and hope that those who feel called to commit to the vision will consider coming out to the first service on October 1. Everyone is welcome.
Opportunities exist for those who are ready to serve and looking for a place to connect and carry out ministry.
“I’ve spent many years working with a transient ministerial population, and as a result understand how to assess and incorporate both seasoned and novice ministers into the mission,” she said. “We definitely have a need for people to help advance the mission in Killeen…honestly throughout Texas. The vision is bigger than I imagined and I’m confident with God we’re going to do some incredible things. Anyone who wants to know more about the mission and vision can contact us. If they’re interested in being a part of the team, that process begins with a personal appointment with me.”
Anyone interested in helping advance the mission is welcome to contact KCI Launch Team via email at email@example.com or by phone at (512) 782-9989.
In preparation for October KCI will host:
Monday, September 18– 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Monday, September 25– 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Webinar: “Three Secrets Every Believer Must Know to Successfully Live Their Purpose,” Thursday, September 28 from 7 – 8:15 pm CT. The webinar is free, but registration is required. More information on registration will be released soon.
For more information, please contact us via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (512) 782 -9989.
Are you praying for those in authority? Not just those you like, but also those who have influence in your life and the affairs of the world. Praying for those in authority is a responsibility and an honor. It is a responsibility because God asks us to, and it pleases him. It is an honor because through prayer heaven’s power to influence earth is released.
The aim of prayer is to know God’s will in order to release God’s desire in the earth so that His will is accomplished by His power.
God desires all men be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. God’s desire must be your desire. When God’s desire becomes your heart’s desire you pray for those in authority with respect and joy. You pray for their well-being, safety, and wisdom. You pray for their peace knowing the heart of the king is in the hand of the Lord. You pray because you know God is in control and you can trust his ability. When your desire reflects God’s desire you realize that praying for those who have influence over you sets the conditions for God to move. By praying for those in authority you actively invite the power of heaven to intervene on earth.
As you endeavor to pray for expand your intercession for those in authority, I invite you to move beyond praying that they would lead the way we want them too. Let us grow up in prayer and spiritual experience. Whether you agree with their decisions or not pray for their salvation, well-being and safety. Pay for their families. Don’t let emotions and feelings get in the way of your ability to declare God’s word. Always remember God is at work. You may not understand the entire plan, but you have been commissioned to be an integral part of it.
God wants access to your life. Prayer is the vehicle he uses to not only touch you, but get to others. My prayer for you is that you will let him have his way so the Kingdom will be expanded.
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In case you missed the last call, here’s a replay of Prayer and Obedience.
As a child I had an imaginary friend. We often read books, played school, and even had tea parties. Not surprisingly, all the same things I love doing today. What I didn’t know then was that this relationship was training me in the faithful practice of living by faith.
Although Kimberly could not be seen by anyone but me, I was never content with simply giving her imaginary paper and crayons. When we colored or had tea, I would always put things out for her. Her presence was so real that it compelled me to act accordingly.
Faith always demands an active response. What you believe should translate to real, observable action. If there is faith, but no corresponding action, you may intellectually agree with a doctrine or teaching, but you might not believe it… yet.
Faith in God always brings along with it the desire and courage to obey His word. The actions of your life are the clearest display of what you believe.
Today’s challenge is to increase the connection between the activity in your life and the faith you possess.
I invite you to consider what you believe about an issue important to you. Then ask yourself, “Do my belief, words, and actions line up with faith in God?”
Here are a few thoughts to get to started: You believe prayer works…do you do it consistently? You believe God has forgiven your sins…do you live life unashamed? You believe God knows the plan for your life…do you consult him? Do you trust him? And while there are a million other questions I could write, I think you get it.
Remember that the Kingdom of God must be expanded, and your life lived by faith is critical to accomplishing the mission. You are a part of God’s plan. Your faith keeps you in the fight. God is always pleased with the demonstration of true faith in Him, so live like you believe every day.
Blessings to you,
If you’ve ever tried to accomplish a goal you’re probably intimately acquainted with people saying:
How are you going to do that?
You didn’t go to school for that.
You don’t know the right people.
You’re too old or too young.
Where are you going to get the money for that?
What’s taking so long?
People often try to understand and talk to you about your vision through their filter. They tend to define your future by the things they can see or have experienced.
But don’t let that stop you. Don’t let their questions become a stumbling block to you. God’s plan supersedes all of man’s intentions.
Let their words be a challenge to a life of greater faith and commitment to the plan of God for your life. Let them encourage you to walk according to your faith in God.
Walking by faith requires you to be courageous, fearless, and really persistent.
It doesn’t mean that you get it right every time, but you always keep going.
It means you see what appears to be a challenge and still say, “Yes.”
It means you are confident that God is competent and capable. You find hope, strength, and courage knowing that He is with you, leading you, and providing for you.
As you consider a few of my random thoughts, I challenge you to:
Pursue the goal. Run after the vision. Pursue your extraordinary.
Always remember that with God nothing is impossible.
Blessings to you,
Living an extraordinary life begins with understanding your purpose, and having the courage to live it every day.
Extraordinary living requires a commitment to authenticity.
Extraordinary living allows you to take risks in pursuit of worthwhile change.
Extraordinary living gives you the courage to do things differently.
Extraordinary living prepares you to embrace new experiences and opportunities.
The most important lesson about extraordinary living is this: If you spend too much time not understanding and living your purpose you’ll miss your God-given opportunity to experience an incredible life of success and fulfillment.
Years ago I posted a blog titled, “I Love Rainbows.” It was a glimpse at the joy that fills me when I see rainbows. I remember sharing in that post, that my husband called my office and simply said, “Go outside.” I got up from my desk and walked to the front door of RUACH Life Training Center – Italy, and saw the most brilliant rainbow ever. I smiled as I thought about how each rainbow reminds me of the plan and promises of God. I laughed at how well my husband knew (and still knows) what brings me immense joy. I was moved by the fact that he didn’t want me to miss an opportunity to smile. I’ve never forgotten that moment.
Recently, I was sitting in my office and I got a text message from my daughter, “Mommy, there is a rainbow outside…did you see it?” I got up and went outside and immediately saw a beautiful rainbow. I was again reminded that God is a promise keeper. Now what makes this really interesting is that I was working through the details of the launch of RUACH Life Training Center – Texas. (See the connection?) As I gazed at the rainbow with gratitude, I was moved by the fact that she knows how significant rainbows are and didn’t want me to miss it. As I bowed my head and offered thanks to the Lord for that moment, I heard the Spirit of the Lord say, “The promise remains.” I am sure I will never forget that moment.
Today, I share that story to remind you that every one of God’s promises for your life remains. I want to encourage you to continue to pursue them. Continue to believe. There is more in store for you. He wants you to experience everything his word declares. I’ve been sharing with our congregation how important it is to embrace God’s promises. Don’t leave any promise on the table. Know that God wants you to experience an extraordinary life.
Consider God’s promises concerning your life. Remember that every promise is ultimately tied to the fulfillment of His plan. You and all that your life has to offer are part of the Kingdom plan. Trust that the promises of God are “yea and Amen.” If for some reason you thought the promise was forgotten or it was too late, I suggest a change in perspective. Don’t worry about what you don’t have or didn’t do. Determine to move forward. Remind yourself of the word God has spoken and take a step of faith towards it. Your renewed commitment to pursuing God’s plan will inspire faith-filled action. When you get into action you will be reminded that the promise remains.
“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6
Blessings to you!