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sapphire-connect, Issue #014 discovering a bigger view of GOD
March 12, 2016
Welcome to the sapphire-connect newsletter to help you discover a bigger view of GOD.
If you have some space in your day and are looking to be life giving, check out Ministry Partners Wanted. If I have to be 'wanted' for something, this would be it!
on to the newsletter...
in this issue:• upcoming events
⦁ new release
• enjoying your joy
• ministry partners wanted
• from the sapphire directory
"Tools for Builders" March 12, Peterborough, UK
"When Your Call is Blocked" March 19, East York, Canada APRIL
"Living Effectively" April 2, Augsburg/Germany
"What is the Kingdom of God?" April 9, Salzburg, Austria
High Impact Christians (soon to be released in Australia)
How many sermons have you heard about radical faith? Why is it that so many people embrace radical faith and fail miserably in their Kingdom ventures?
This album explores several additional principles that work together with faith to produce transformation in the culture. History is full of secular victories that were based on shrewd strategy, not just good intentions.
The Kingdom of God also is built on wisdom, not just passion.
Come explore a different perspective on what it takes to be dangerous in your life.
Enjoying Your Joyphoto by luke walker at south curl curl beach
Enjoying your joy just might be the new buzz word here at Sapphire Leadership Group. What is this exactly about you may ask?
As many of you know, one area of explosive joy for me is found at the ocean. I have been exploring this for years now, partnering with God to give me more language for something decades ago I didn't know existed. Let me explain it like this.
There are things that we know. I know that sometime today, I will probably indulge in a mouthful of dark organic chocolate (and I will enjoy my joy).
There are things that we know we don't know. I know that no matter how many times I’ve watched my son skate there was no chance I was going to get on a skateboard!
There are things that we don't know that we don't know. I didn't have a clue that my world would shift so incredibly when my spirit met the ocean.
What else don't we know? What a profound thought?
I DID NOT KNOW MY SPIRIT RESONATED TO THE OCEAN UNTIL I MOVED TO AUSTRALIA!
What exactly happens when I am at the ocean? In general terms, it is a place of healing. A place I actually feel whole. You have heard of extreme sports? It is a place of extreme worship. The expanse of His nature there is like the height and depth and width and breath we read about in Ephesians 3:18.
I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to apprehend, to grasp, to comprehend how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
That is big. That is overwhelming in its entirety and yet I do not feel small there, on the contrary I feel very connected to His enormity and to His abundance and to his love. It is a place of validation; this is who you are really. When I am feeling lost I remember who I am.
It is a place of belonging.
I was reading a well known text in Romans 8 recently when I was...
Ministry Partners Wanted
I have had an influx of contact from people looking to network with others in the group for a variety of reasons. Thus I put together this avenue. It has not been working out as best as it could and would like first of all any feedback to do it better.
In the meantime, being aware of its availability is a good start as you keep your ears open for anyone looking.
Ministry is a tricky not without risk kind of thing, and for that reason I am daily praying over it.
There is your obvious ways we can minister one to another using a myriad of tools we are learning.
For instance, have you recently moved? Perhaps you could use a Sapphire buddy to email you daily blessings for the week prior to get you over the hump and perhaps even enjoy the process!
Are you finding it hard to get up in the morning? Perhaps because of a set back or sadness or grief?
If you are available to give ministry to a weary traveller, leave a comment and make yourself known. It can be a starting point for you to grow and exercise your niche anointing.
We are not just looking for the heavy lifters. You are welcome to participate at whatever capacity you have. Let's grow together!
Triple Heart MinistriesHello everyone,
My name is Julie.I started listening to Arthur Burk Cds a few years ago. They have had the most profound influence in my life. I have begun sharing the Cd's and the book "Blessing Your Spirit" with everyone I know.
My sister runs a ministry called "Triple Heart Ministries" which offers teaching and healing through prayer ministry. I am involved in this ministry as well.
On Saturday 19th March, 2016, we are running a seminar called "Lets start at the very beginning". It will involve looking at conception and the 9 months in utero. Blessing our human spirit will be a part of it.
If you're free, and you live in Melbourne, I'd encourage you to attend.
Have a look at the "Triple Heart Ministries" web page for more details.
Also have a look at the Triple Heart Facebook page and the Julie Edwards Facebook page.
The day is bathed in prayer, love, warmth and fun. It is interactive yet very unthreatening.
From Julie Edwards
Ways To ConnectThere are a variety of ways to contribute to this newsletter.
Do you have an encouraging story, something to celebrate? A comment or perhaps would like to get on the 'among the gum trees' interview list?
Just reply to this email.
We value your time and input.
A big thank you to all contributions for this newsletter. Honored to include you here.
Especially to you, Julie, for taking the time to be counted!
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Until next time...
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