2005 Monthly Letter
Partner in Feeding Others the Bread of Life,
Psalms 20: 3 states "May the Lord fulfil all your petitions."
My eyes literally observed the fulfillment of this positive
statement during a session with women at an UpBuilding Weekend.
my ears literally also heard the fulfillment of Exodus 17:14:
"And the Lord said to Moses, "Write this as a memorial
in a book and recite it in the ear of Joshua."
session's theme is eight Biblical principles of defining a
woman according to God's Word. The acrostic DAUGHTER summarizes
each principle. I begin by holding up a plastic fork and saying,
"I have the privilege of being here today as a fork. Its
sole purpose is to get food into our bodies."
up the Bible with the fork, I continue, "Like a fork, I
am going to lift up several pieces of God's manna and seek
to get each piece into your spirit. This will happen as you
act upon every piece of manna. . We are going to have a
real feast today. So get ready to feed on God's Word.
It will satisfy any hunger!"
UpBuilding Ministries sessions include immediate application
of each passage that is taught. Because the Bible says "The
Word of God is living and active" (Hebrews
4:12), concrete things begin to happen as It gets into the
participants through personal application.
the end of this particular session, Terri introduced herself
to me. She said, "Listen as I read to you what I wrote
in my journal this very morning at 8:45am:
I come to you as a prodigal daughter. I have wandered from
Your Word and way. The date of my last journal entry convicts
me. I am ashamed. Please forgive me for my lack of love and
devotion to You. Please, Father, today when I go to the women's
session, feed me Your Word. I am hungry. May I feast on
Your Word today.'"
Looking at her with some bewilderment and a little disbelief
I asked, "You're telling me that you wrote this before
you came today, right?
She exclaimed "Can you believe this? It's almost identical
to what you said in the beginning. It was all I could do to
remain silent during the whole session! Praise God that He
heard me and answered my prayer specifically! I have had a
we did just that. Together we praised Him for His faithfulness
and that both our eyes and ears were blessed!
asked Terri for permission to copy what she wrote so I could
use it as an overhead transparency and for this letter.
are now seeing and hearing what my eyes and ears have witnessed.
God fulfills the desires of our hearts in specific ways!
Alleluia! May you experience the same from His hand of providence
concerning ALL the desires of your heart, too!
you for your participation in feeding others the Bread of
Life! It UpBuilds!