|Posted on August 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM|
I watched an old movie last night that was referred to me by one of my Ministry Partners, Minister & Prophetess Cynthia Hooks. I’d never seen it before but I just ‘happened’ to ‘coincidentally’ find it in my daughter’s DVD archives, called, “Facing the Giants”.
So, needless to say, I was obedient to the word of the Lord through this Prophetess, and I watched that movie last night.
And I was so inspired and lifted up by this movie.
It encouraged me and strengthened me to continue to persevere through things that I am facing as I carry the Vision that the Lord has birthed into me.
You see the more I look at the vision, the more I am able to envision, territory, responsibility, souls, lives, provision, and even prophetic insights that are encompassed in Angel-heart Garrison Ministries through Missions and Prayer.
The more I look, the more I see; new levels and dimensions.
It’s like in the principle of “mind mapping”, once you write a thing (as the Old Testament Book of Habakkuk tells us in the 2nd chapter write the vision and make it plain), it begins to reveal itself in levels and dimensions. I have yet to “mind map” the Vision given me of Angel-heart Garrison Ministries. I don’t think I have that much paper. By the time I finish, I know I would be able to cover at least one wall in our house with it.
You’ve heard me asking for help over and over again; directing you to our website’s “Vision”, “Wanted” page and “Paypal” button. And not one single new person has stepped up and said that they have been purposed and sent of the Lord to offer their services or provision to inspire me to press on.
Yet, I seem to muster up the strength to get up each day and continue in His work, carrying the burden of the vision with 2 or 3 that have made commitments for whatever time they also are able to give to assist. And I move forward.
The word from one of the ministers in the movie, Facing the Giants, said to the coach, as he read from the New Testament Book of Revelation, Chapter 3, verse 8: “'We serve a God who opens doors that no man can close. "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; [fn] for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name." And until the Lord moves you, bloom where you are planted".
As our IPW Team, Armor Bearers and Gate Keepers keep this ministry and the vision surrounded in prayer, God is manifesting land, trucks, storehouses, housing, seeds available to Angel-heart Garrison Ministries as I know and stand and believe that He will also manifest the financial provision to purchase all that is not donated.
We are looking at figures that I have never had to face before. Yet I press on, believing that He will provide; yet knowing that you are the extension of His hands toward fulfilling these needs.
I am not overwhelmed with what I see, because what I see is the vision of God’s Amazing love toward us as He ‘prepares a way’ in at time when it will seem that ‘there is no way’.
In the book of Nehemiah, we find the birthing of a vision in Nehemiah, that was so big he knew he could not carry it alone. He knew he was going to need help. The burden of the vision was so great on him that even the king could see that he needed assistance. And through the hand of the king, Nehemiah received what was needed to rebuild the wall.
As the wall was being built and shored up, every one worked on the project set before them. They worked in their assignments.
I cannot come down off this wall.
So please ask yourself this one thing as you read this, “Am I doing what I am supposed to be doing? Am I living my purpose? What am I gifted or purposed to do with Angel-heart Garrison Ministries?”
Are you doing your best? Are you giving your all? Is there more in you that you can give, but you give up before that 2nd wind?
Are you giving excuses why you can’t meet your goal? “I’m too small.” “I’m not like them.” “I don’t look right.” “I’ve made too many mistakes, God can’t use me.”
And taking another phrase from the move, “Your actions will always follow your beliefs. If you accept defeat, then that’s what you’ll get.”
Sometimes we have to give our own selves that “pep talk”. And do that “death crawl” alone if we have to.
Never Give Up!
To "Never Give Up", means we must encourage ourselves in the word of God. Stand in the mirror and speak that word into ourselves! "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." I am walking in His Will today for He has "set before me an open door, and I am walking through it!" Persevere. Press In!
The giant that I am facing is not the enemy.
The giant I am facing is the size of the vision that God has placed in me.
“God will send the rain when He’s ready.” I will continue to prepare the field to receive it.
I continue to speak in my atmosphere and encourage myself in His word. As I give my “very best”. I won’t quit til I have nothing left. I will give all that I have in me. I will keep driving. Though the weight that I carry is heavy…I will not give up….I will not give in….I will keep going. I promise to give my very best. 20 more steps. I will keep going. I will not quit! I won’t quit on God. 5 more steps…5 more steps.
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries will bloom where we are planted!
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3
I will Praise Him at all times; when I win and even when I lose.
I Press In, I Press On.
~Elder & Prophetess Ramona Haswell
Founder & Visionary
Angel-heart Garrison Ministries