Friday, April 9, 2010

Week 8!

I know that I am posting both week 7 and week 8 at the same time, but I have been sick, and haven't been able to finish my blog...

Please pray for my health, that God will continue to heal me, as well for my finances, that God will continue to provide for me...

So this week we talked about Relationships!

We had our base director doing the lectures and it was great!

She talked a lot marriage and about honoring and respecting people, both of the same sex and of opposite sex as well...

Here's some of my notes!

Understanding value
- love is not a feeling it is an action
1 John 3:18 --> Love is an action
- honor and value is love
- we can't be loving if we don't act it out
- relationship is necessary because everyone have value, knowledge of this value bring on responsibility
- Honor is a heart issue
- we all need to honor ALL countries, races... (ect.)
- God puts value on each individual
- Jesus showed us love when we didn't deserve it.
Romans 5:8 --> While we were still sinners Christ died for us!
- Forgiveness means that the person that did something to you deserves the same honor as the person who loved you all along..
1 Corinthians 13:5 --> Love keeps NO record of wrong.

What is Lust?
Lust: an inability to relax about body parts
--> animals don't lust
--> it's selfish...
- promiscuous people hate themselves more than others in society.
- the more you value yourself and others the less likely you are to engage in sex drugs and alcohol.
- give yourself value

Relationship timeline
complete stranger --> acquaintance --> distant friend --> close friend --> intimate best friend --> steady partner --> serious relationship --> engagement --> marriage --> life long best friend (romantic and friendship)

Acquaintance --> close friend : group setting
close friend --> steady partner: one on one
steady partner --> engagement: committed friendship
marriage: God comes/Unification

Relationship Philosophy:
1. Right motives
2. Avoid the dating syndrome
3. Give up your right to sex and marriage
4. Take time to develop non romantic relationships
5. Determine to please GOD
6. Get your life free and straight

How to Diminish the chance of getting hurt:
1. Admit that it is romantic
2. Seek God
3. make Jesus Lord of your emotions
4. Communicate with an objective person
5. Communicate with the other person
a. have the right timing
b. don't be selfish
c. communicate continually
6. Never commit your emotions past the point that the other person has stated or demonstrated!

So those are some of my notes... But, yeah I hope everyone is doing great....

I'm feeling better, but it's all good!

God is good!

Please keep praying for me for my health and for finances...




Week 7!

Mark Parker...
need I say more...
Well I guess for those of your reading at home, I probably should...

Mark Parker is a FANTASTIC speaker, who spoke on Fear of the Lord and Lordship... He was amazing... he kept our attention and yelled at us, (in a good way) and made us all really think about a lot of different things. He is from New Zealand, and he has been involved in YWAM for 23 years! He has a wife and four boys...

I don't think I have ever heard someone say "SHUT UP" so many times.. of course he wasn't saying it us, rather he was saying it in regards to situations and to himself! It was quite fantastic actually.. He had us laughing and crying all in the same week! We had about 30 hours of lectures this week.. CRAZY! However, everyone was interesting, never boring and I got ALOT of information out of each one!

This week during Intercession we prayed for India.. and India has always been a country that has been on my heart, but we prayed for the trafficking and the poverty as well as the Dalit rights and so on... It was a very intense night as we were all very into our prayers...

On Saturday after, we had a full day of worship and it was amazing.. we spend the first few hours in worship and praise to God, just casting the enemy to get away.. then we moved more into the the tabernacle. We kept worshiping God, and we had offerings at the cross that we lifted up to Jesus, and we also had some sin/quilt offerings we had to just give to Jesus. It was such an amazing experience... After our offerings, we had lunch.. and after lunch, we began to do oil anointings, which were so powerful, in this time we also did some healing stuff as well... then we went onto communion and we broke bread and had grape juice, that was fantastic! After communion, we tore the veil and we worshiped God for a bit longer.. This was a whole day event, it took us about 12 hours to get everything accomplished that God needed us to get accomplished!

Overall Mark Parker was a fantastic speaker! He really knew how to speak to us, and to keep our attention!

Thank you guys for continuing to read my blog and follow up with everything that is going on in my life! God is moving and it is FANTASTIC!!!

Please continue to pray for financial support as Outreach is coming in 6 weeks!!

Blessings on all of you!!