I view books, DVD/CD's (music and teaching), etc., as instruments in Christ's kingdom. I believe each individual unit has a life and specific purpose. Like everything else in His Kingdom, this is accomplished "by grace through faith".
Therefore, I pray accordingly, and speak to the books, etc. commanding each one to go out and do God's work...to touch people in a profound way and bring the specific Ministry of the Holy Spirit to each person.
I speak to the books that have already been distributed and command them to get off of the bookshelves and out of the drawers and do God's work. I pray for the Holy Spirit to prompt each owner to pick up the book and receive the ministry for which it was put into their hands.
The reason we should get our faith involved like this is because statistics tell us that over 50% of all books sold are never read.
P.S. You may know that I am a Minister as well. I have recorded 6 music CD's of my songs, and written one book. I have done this with all my materials and have many testimonies as to how this has worked.
Many people say that when you have children, you can really start to experience and understand the “father-heart” of God. I am merely nineteen years old, and though I have no children, the Lord has shown me a huge part of His heart through my father, Ben Ferrell.
Like most children in their adolescence, I have not always been appreciative of the fact that “Father knows best.” However, my dad has continued to exhibit his love to me. I never fully understood this type of love until I was older. I certainly have had my share of rebellious moments growing up; though never completely monumental, I know they were painful to witness. I remember one time in particular when I was about fourteen; I knew I wanted to date this boy that I was completely head over heels “in love with.” My dad, wise as he is, knew it was not a good idea. Despite what he thought, I still would not listen. I could tell that I hurt my dad, and something inside me, much like what happens when I disobey the Lord, was empty. As most of these stories go, I ended up getting burned. However, the sweetest moment I can remember having with my dad, is coming back to him, humbled, heartbroken, and distraught. I remember him holding me as I cried. He forgave me instantly, and was only focused on healing my heart. This is the essence of the Father’s love. It does not matter how many times we try to run away, or do what we want to do, God will forgive us no matter what. Our heavenly Father will always bring us back, hold us in His arms, and tell us how much He loves us. Many times our own minds and human stubbornness hold us back from the greatest love in the world. Our own stubbornness brings us crashing right back down to earth. Be encouraged today. Remember that regardless of how many times you mess up, how many ways you feel you do not deserve this life changing love, He is there. Take joy in the Lord today, He is your heavenly Father.
One of my favorite songs of my dad’s is “Father’s Love,” which is on his Sacrifice of Praise album. The song communicates so wonderfully about this love I have described. Enter into the presence of the Lord! I suggest you order Sacrifice of Praise today. You will surely be blessed.
The greatest and most powerful thing that we have going for us in our lives is the Father’s love. Praising Him, adoring Him, and constantly being grateful for the goodness of God are the three ways to experience His love; however, sometimes we hit a ‘snag’.
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Every day is a good day when you are walking with your heavenly Father…He IS your Father. He loves you and is concerned about every detail of your life.
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Recently I went on a mission to Haiti, to sing and do some humanitarian work with Bobby and Sherry Burnett. Their ministry, Love a Child, has made an enormous impact on the country. Having been there for over twenty years, the Burnett’s have helped save countless children’s lives and have built a complex featuring an orphanage, a school, a warehouse for food, clothing, and toiletries items that they give away continuously by the 1,000s of pounds. They have also built a radio station on the grounds that transmit the gospel throughout Haiti 24 hours a day. The Burnett’s are some of my favorite people who I have met in ministry.
Once a year they have a tent revival on the grounds, and Haitians come from all over the country to attend. I sang in each service, both morning and evening. One person walked 12 miles just to catch a bus to get there. As a result of the distance many traveled, they ALL stayed on the grounds for the four days of revival. Bobby and Sherri made sure they were fed and most slept on concrete floors each night in the various buildings.
I was inspired at how musical these people are. I was awakened each morning to drums, singing, and praising God. It was usually around 6:00am.
Haitian poverty is among the worst in the world. We were taken to a village by a lake where people were living in such abject poverty, it broke my heart. In five of the lean-to-thatched homes, lay people who were ill and near death. There was no doctor, no medicine, and no help. These homes are about 10’x10’, and as many as six children sleep with their parents in this tiny space. Most of the children had no clothes to wear.
All I can say is thank God for Love a Child…they are making a difference in so many lives. It was truly a joy to be with them and so much fun singing in their revival.
You can find out more at Love A Child