If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what he reveals, they are most blessed. Proverbs 29:18 The Message
Many years ago a wise friend we greatly admire spoke some simple but profound words that are essential for anyone stepping out into the realms of faith ministry.
Full time ministry is not meant to be about asking for money all the time…or negotiating a good financial package with benefits…. It’s about launching into the adventure of experiencing God’s provision as you serve in your calling. Over the past two and a half decades we’ve seen many miracles of God’s faithfulness and been blessed with some wonderful ministry partnerships with organisations that love the work we do across the country. We’ve also had some great set backs and disappointments and faced times of near bankruptcy in the effort to keep reaching people for Christ and exciting the local church to mission.
God has provided cars, caravan’s, equipment and many faithful friends along the way. We look back with gratitude.
But after the recent breakdown of our main tour van and the subsequent challenges to get it back on the road without missing any of our concert tour obligations, we’ve realised it’s time to step up and really believe God for some better equipment for the next season. Five years ago I had a vision to purchase a decent truck chassis motorhome that would enable a small team to reach every town across Australia with the Gospel. God has revived that vision in these past weeks.
“Share the vision… Not the need”. We invite you to pray with us… believe with us for a new touring vehicle.
A used Isuzu 450 Longreach truck is valued at $200,000. This vehicle is ideal for Australian roads and has a proven track record for reliability.
In the coming months our older vehicles will be sold as we sow everything we can into a quality tour rig that will enable us to accomplish the EveryTown vision.
In faith we are starting a bank account. Already there has been some offers for assistance with this vision. Thanks so much for praying with us.
We are standing on His promises!!!
I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16
Pictured: The Isuzu 450 Longreach available for sale.
Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, turning a person from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:26-27
The new video single released by the SkyPilot is a song called ‘Because of You’. It is a song about facing our fears head on and never turning back.
I may be a bit biased but as a Dad I just love the song because I’ve seen the steps of faith and the struggles the guys have overcome in the past year to get to where they are at.
Along with Cheyne Grace the SkyPilot have simply stepped out of the boat and believed God that they can walk on water. At the moment the guys are based in Nashville, Tennessee working on new songs with the dream of recording another studio album. We miss them but we are excited that God is opening doors for them and the vision they have to reach their generation for Christ.
Please take a few minutes and watch ‘Because of You’…. Reflect on your own life and journey and be challenged by the message of choosing faith over fear.
Fear kills our dreams.. it brings death to our true destiny. The fear of failing is a prison that holds so many back from accomplishing great exploits in life. A snare that actually brings on sickness and causes us to become proud and selfish. Don’t allow fear to manipulate your decisions and dreams. Faith brings us life and opens a door to all of God’s promises in Christ Jesus!!
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39
Thanks again for reading our Weekly Prayer points and supporting the work.
Pictured: Trentan Kruger and Jordan Grace putting faith into action.
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. Matthew 24:4-7
This week in Australia marks a very significant day in our history. ANZAC DAY is a solemn day of remembering past generations who have sacrificed their lives for their faith, their families and their country. In the madness of our modern day world it seems nations are hell bent on a lust for power, supremacy and the exploitation of the poor. There is a constant fear and paranoia that exists in our world today that keeps us all in the grip of terror. The impossible war in Afghanistan and conflicts in the middle east are a cancer to humanity as radical Islam enforces it’s oppressive control. Israel becomes even more in the line of fire as countries like the USA support its neighbouring enemies. Nothing much makes sense.. There are critical tensions in Asia at present as North Korea threatens nuclear warfare. This affects delicate relationships with Russia, China and Japan.. It is a confusing and uncertain planet in desperate need of the absolute love and grace of God.
As we remember the sacrifice of so many fallen heroes of the past… let us also be reminded of the eternal sacrifice made by Jesus, who volunteered himself to die for the sake of our folly and sins. Yet He lives!!! The one true God, the creator of all things has made a way for us to be reconciled to Himself through faith in Christ. That’s the Good News.
Lest We Forget.
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12
Let’s keep the main thing the main thing… Jesus!!
Pictured: A memorial to the unknown soldier in Dorrigo, a country town in NSW.