'Anointing, as described in the Bible, can be defined as "God on flesh doing those things that flesh cannot do." It is God doing those things only He can do, and doing them through a flesh-and-blood, earthly vessel...' (Understanding the Anointing, Kenneth Copeland Ministries,

2 Corinthians 4:7 AMP However, we possess this precious treasure [the divine Light of the Gospel] in [frail, human] vessels of earth, that the grandeur and exceeding greatness of the power may be shown to be from God and not from ourselves.

Anointing. It means we are far more than what we appear. It means God has blessed us with an ability to convey His power and love to others in a way that can be attributed in no way to ourselves. We cannot take credit for it, we can only direct all our praise and adoration to our God for the work He is doing in and through us. How remarkable, amazing it is to think He sees us as able to do this and thank goodness for His Spirit at work in us! I am filled to overflowing, to look back at the last two weeks and see how God's hand is moving in our lives. We have seen doors open, doors close, and we are still watching as other doors begin to creak open even as I am writing this entry. God is good, all the time-that will most certainly never change! Even on the worst of days, that certainty rings true in my heart and soul, when I am helpless and emptied out before Him, I can truly acknowledge that He is always good!

This coming weekend is the start of something new for us. Ryan has accepted a part time worship pastor position with Altar of Praise Family Church. It is a small church family that meets in a store-front location in north Springfield, and we are so thankful to be part of the potential, the opportunity to see God move and grow this church and reach many lives for Christ! We know and expect great things will happen and we are so thankful, so humbled to have this opportunity to go and serve. The worship ministry is pretty much non-existent and we will essentially be 'it' for awhile. We are looking forward to the task set before us to build this ministry, to allow God to use us and the gifts He's given us to meet the needs of this church body and encourage others to join this loving body of believers. We know God has destined this church for great things and we are so excited to be a part of it! Please pray for us as we begin this new adventure. I am thrilled beyond words to be joining Ryan in worship leadership once again, and I have been waiting and praying for God's timing--and here it is! I am thankful for lessons learned in this time in between, the necessity and blessing of rest and allowing the heart and soul time for restoration. As we prepare our hearts for service this weekend and in the months ahead, would you please pray for us? We know God has purposed us for this very moment, and we want to follow His leading in all we say, sing and do!

Thank you, Lord, for this moment, right here, right now. Prepare us, lead us, and guide us and we will do what You've called us to do.

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