I love how there’s always SOMETHING to be grateful for – no matter how small. The power of thanksgiving is one thing. The power of thanking God is supernatural. It opens wide the doorway to His presence… (Psalm 100) and His peace.
I enjoyed this passage below recently with a group I was coaching. I bless you with it too!
4 Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let your joy overflow!
5 And let gentleness be seen in every relationship, for our Lord is ever near.
6 Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life,
7 then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Jesus Christ.
8 Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.
9 Put into practice the example of all that you have heard from me or seen in my life and the God of peace will be with you in all things.
This Sunday begins the first Sunday in Advent
and I have a gift for you below…
“How are you with me?”
Emmanuel means, “God with us.”
I love taking God’s promises, His character, and His names and pray into them.
It looks like this:
This Advent and Christmas season, take time to
ask Him: “God, how are you with me this season?”
Journal what comes to you…
This is one of the richest experiences with Jesus
I have every year!
Take some time to step away from the noise.
He waits to sit with you, smile at you, speak with you!
Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for both the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas and the return of Jesus at the Second Coming. The term is a version of the Latin word meaning, “coming”.
I put together something for you below which I too am using this year as I reflect on who Jesus is…
We reference the 5 Day Kickstart found here: www.merriellen.com/5days
Sue Carpenter is a globe trotter and 2nd generation missionary. She delights in Malaysian food and overseas adventures with Jesus.
Come hear what has happened to her since coming to the last 5 day kickstart (and joining our weekly group coaching community) and how it’s brought her healing, new identity, JOY AND FREEDOM!
“I used to think Ministry was like a pipeline. I was the conduit from God to people. I would train and go to seminars to give out to others because God loved them so much! But that really accelerated burnout. God disrupted that visual and said sadly to me: ‘That would mean you could never be a destination of my revelatory love. He said ‚’I see you as a tall vessel with goblets surrounding the base. You are my first destination beloved. I long to fill you from a never ending supply and keep filling you and as you overflow, those around you (represented by the goblets) will drink from your spillover! From this experience, everywhere I go, my intimacy will water the environment He places me in. I enjoyed inviting Holy Spirit in and asking Him questions to create with Him not for Him.
So honored to have been accepted into the coaching circle. I know Papa carried me here. Thankful. This was obviously a labor of love. Thank you Merri Ellen and team! Joyous!”
Come hear more of her story!
She is scheduled to share on Oct 21st at 11AM Pacific.
See you there!
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I compile the BEST of a 5 week FOUNDATIONAL course that I began teaching several years ago that has been transforming women, marriages, workplaces, families, and communities!
Come join the movement of women encountering Jesus in the noise! This is open to all women – both to alumni of our previous courses (for a refresh) and newbies! I simply want to KICKSTART more women!
I will be once again teaching the foundational basics of hearing God according to Scripture, plus leading activations and interviewing some of our awesome students about their journeys in hearing God.
Come join us! If you can’t join us LIVE on Zoom, you can watch the recordings and jump into the community discussion in our private Facebook group!
Sign up TODAY!: https://www.merriellen.com/5days
Val Thiessen shared her story recently with some women in what God has been doing in her since our 5 Day Kickstart for women that put her into gear!
https://www.merriellen.com/5days – 5 Day Kickstart for Women – Encountering Jesus in the Noise
https://www.merriellen.com – Private Coaching
http://www.freedomcoachingcircle.com – Group Coaching for Women
Learn more about our upcoming 5 day event and more about private life coaching and spiritual direction sessions
We had incredible breakthroughs in women around the world!
Recently, we had over 80 women from Alaska to Texas, Canada, Britain, Australia, and Germany! We gathered together for 5 days back to back to kick start women in hearing Jesus in the midst of our current noise.
(Here’s one screenshot of one panel view! So much energy!)
One woman on my tech team had inner healing in front of all the women LIVE! She was thrilled!
One woman had breakthrough over something she’s been carrying for 30 years. Thank you Jesus!!!
I’m told we apparently broke online event records with engagement. Women weren’t wanting each day to end!
What happened in the private Facebook group between sessions was unreal! Women were so encouraging and vulnerable.
Oh man… more miracle stories were pouring in and we are seeing things fulfilled that were once spoken over us in this season. Jesus was having fun! 💕
The very next day women were asking for more! So, we are planning the next event!
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