Sunday, January 31, 2010

Something to think about!

What would keep us from walking in our anointings and giftings?

Maybe we become too much like the world.

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Maybe we want too much of what the world offers.

Mar 4:18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word,
Mar 4:19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful.

Maybe we don’t rightly examine ourselves.

Heb 8:12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Maybe we see ourselves as the enemy does instead of how God sees us.

Mar 16:15 - 18 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
to every creature.
He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be
And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils;
they shall speak with new tongues;
They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Joh 15:14 – 16 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I
have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known
unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Maybe we are not in one accord as the church body.

Acts 2:1 - 4 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one
Accord in one place.
And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled
all the house where they were sitting.
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Maybe we have become weary.

Gal 6:7 - 9 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to
the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
By Jim Kent

Samarkand Manor Youth Detention Center

Colleen Zychowicz;
Ministry at Samarkand Manor (teen facility in Eagle Springs) has expanded to include a group of boys as well as girls. Of course, they are housed separately. Some young men have been transfered from local facilities (most are from Stonewall Jackson) and already know some of our volunteers. This is an opportunity for us to maintain established relationships and continue to speak the love of God into these boys' lives. We hope to see them transformed in the midst of their situation and continuing to grow in Christ when they are released.

The girls (17 of them) are all together in one house and are struggling to share their space...this is difficult for them as they were previously in small groups of less than 10. Please pray for peace in their lives! Pray against a spirit of bitterness and strife that keeps them in conflict with one another instead of becoming encouragers and leaders. They have all been emotionally wounded which makes it even harder for them to trust and form healthy relationships, but we know this is where Jesus is glorified.
As we are consistent in our message and character, many of the girls have opened up their hearts to Jesus and have been in honest conversation with us about their needs and concerns. One of the girls has been praying for the needs of volunteers! She has actually been released and is staying with her aunt and uncle, both of whom are Christians. She was accepted to a local community college and plans on studying law. Lives are redeemed and transformed by Jesus.

Your prayers are SO APPRECIATED and necessary to continue the ministry that God has for these young people. They need consistency and honesty, something few of them have seen or learned. As Christians we are the living example of Christ, the ONLY name by which we are saved, and the only one who can truly show these teens their worth and secure their future.

Colleen Zychowicz corordinates all services for Samarkand Manor Youth Detention Center for the third Sunday morning church services

Monday, January 25, 2010

Southern Correctional Inst. (Men)

Don Philemon;
I took the team from The Father's Heart Ministries To Southern Correctional last night. We had a powerful service with about 20 men attending. David Poindexter led us in a great time of worship and Jim Kent gave an encouraging word that stired the hearts of everyone present. We can overcome every obstacle with God who empowers us.

Don Philemon schedules all men's services for The Father's Heart