Women from around the world gathered once again for Lynette Hagin’s 22nd Kindle the Flame Women’s Conference. It was a weekend of meeting new friends, hearing powerful messages, and refocusing priorities. The main focus of the conference was to bring women together to unite in prayer. The emphasis this year was praying for the last-day revival. During the Candlelight Prayer & Praise Service, the ladies were grouped by their age decade for the prayer time. Each conference speaker represented an age group and led their group in prayer for a specific area that would bring revival. The evening ended with communion and a beautiful candlelight service. Make plans to attend Kindle the Flame 2023, September 28–30! In the meantime, enjoy these highlights.
Be Content In The Here
How much time are you concentrating on the “here”? Or are you always thinking about the “there” or the future? We’re often not content in the here, so we’re not thinking about it. We’re focusing on what will happen next.
We often believe that the next phase will be so much better. There’s a saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” Yet, when we get there, it’s not nearly as green as we thought it was.
We need to embrace and enjoy the seasons that we are in. The Apostle Paul learned this secret. “I have learned how to be content with whatever I have” (Phil. 4:11 NLT).
Learning to be content is not an instant transformation. It’s a process. It’s something we learn by walking with God. As we let Him minister to us, He will help us be content with where we are.
God is taking us on a journey. And every “here” that we are in prepares us for what He has “there.” If we don’t pass the test and learn what we need to in the here, we won’t be successful in the there. But as we follow the voice of the Holy Spirit, He will lead us and prepare us for the season in front of us.
Journey of Purpose
As women, we walk through different seasons. In our walk with Jesus, we go through different seasons and purposes. Our purpose is not a destination but a journey. The word journey means “the miles you can travel in one day.” Our purpose with God is the miles that we travel daily. We should wake up excited each morning and ask God, “What’s my journey today?”
We don’t have to look for our purpose. It’s already inside us. When transitioning to a new purpose, a new season, we have to be content in the uncomfortable. Our purpose in the next season will require more of us. It requires that we grow. Healthy things grow.
On our journey with God, we need to embrace the new. Things that kept us in our old purpose, things we do daily, our routine, will not work for our new purpose. In our journey, we have to stay steady. We can’t quit just because we can’t see the next purpose.
God is right there beside us. Just reach up and grab His hand, and He will carry you to the next purpose. Remember, it is a journey, not a destination. Every day, get up and say, “God, your mercies are new every morning. How many miles are we going to journey together today?”
Denise Hagin Burns
“Philippians 3:12 (NKJV) says, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.” The Lord gave me three specific things to talk about in pressing on: remain, receive, and restore. We often look at things as a process, but this is one big bite. The Lord is saying, ‘As you remain in Me, as you receive from Me, I will restore you.’ IT’S TIME TO STOP SNACKING AT THE LORD’S TABLE AND BEGIN TO FEAST. It’s time to receive every good gift He has for you.”
“God is a personal God and a generational God. Everything He is doing in us is not limited to us. Psalm 37:25 says, ‘I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.’ David looked back at the timeline of his life and saw that every seed he sowed in faith, every place of hardship, every place he had to believe against all impossibility is going through him into his future seed. IF THERE IS MULTIPLICATION, THEN THERE MUST BE COOPERATION. God reminds us that both the young and old are a part of His movements on the earth.”
“Living in England, I was introduced to a traffic phenomenon called a roundabout that is in almost every intersection. Often, you find yourself circling one because you didn’t get in the correct lane. If you have been stuck on one of life’s roundabouts, YOU KNOW THE FEELING OF TAKING STEPS AND NOT GOING ANYWHERE. You’re moving, but you’re going in circles around the same issue. This is what the Lord is saying about this junction. ‘Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls’ (Jer. 6:16 NLT).”
“ ‘Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.’ (Matt. 11:28 TPT). JESUS HAS A GREAT EXCHANGE PROGRAM FOR YOU. He is saying, ‘If you’re weak, come to me, and I’ll give you strength. If you’re full of sorrow, I’ll give you joy. If you’re tormented, I’ll give you peace. If you’re bound in any area, I am your freedom. I am your oasis.’ Anytime you are in a dry season, He is the One who will bring refreshing to your life.”
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