"Then I will set the key of the house of David on his shoulder, what he opens no one will shut, what he shuts no one will open".
Welcome to 2018! I know that it's almost the end of January, but for what it's worth...HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope that you've already had a genuinely HAPPY start to the year as you gear up for everything that God has in store for you.
First and foremost, I would like to THANK-YOU for being a part of the journey of Lift Leaders! Over the Christmas and New Year break, I've had a few moments to reflect on the year that was 2017. Although on a personal level it was one of the most difficult years of my life as my family and I set out to establish a new season, new location and mantle in our lives. As I mentioned a couple of "blogs" ago, this last year has truly been a test! A test of patience, pride, faith and focus (just to name a few), BUT I am continually humbled by the grace that God has given us to push through and be a part of a real miracle in motion.
Just over 12 months ago, my wife and I along with a very small handful of committed souls stepped out and launched "LIFT LEADERS" and we are constantly amazed at the favour that God has given us. To think that it would be possible to step out, literally with just 5 suitcases of possessions, 10 years ministry/leadership experience and fire in our heart to see the next generation raised up to lead in the Kingdom of God and not just survive but THRIVE is a true testament to the power of God's plans and passion for his people to be released into their destiny. I am so thrilled to testify that within the first year of existence, we have been able minster in 9 countries across the globe and serve over 40 churches and their leaders! And this is just the beginning!!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I received a word from God that 2018 would be a year of "unexpected open doors" and "no going back". The scripture I shared at the beginning of this article, it talks about the "key of David". When God equips and positions you in the very role he wants you to play in His Kingdom, there's no one who can stand in the way of where God wants to take you. He commands our steps and when He opens and closes doors in our lives we can expect that it will take us to places and people that are simply beyond what we can accomplish in our own strength.
I am so excited to share with you very soon some of the incredible opportunities and initiatives that we will be launching this year. I'm finding almost on a daily basis that God is opening new doors of connection, input and possibilities for us to step into, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information as it becomes available over the next few months.
We would be so honoured if you would join with us again on this exciting journey into 2018! It would be our pleasure to have you with us at one of our "Lift Leaders Summits" this year (www.liftleaders.com/summit2018). But also, would you stand with us in prayer? We are believing to go the next level in every area of operating this year, whether it is prayer support, financial support, the development of powerful new resources and a team to drive the mission of seeing "people activated" all over the Globe.
Some praise and prayer points I'd like to share with you:
- Amazing first year: Partnered with over 40 Churches across Europe.
- Exciting opportunities on the horizon for new initiatives and partnerships.
- Seeing transformation in many Churches and Youth ministries (Leaders empowered and lives touched).
- More lives transformed and believers activated in their purpose.
- That God would lead us to right places and people at the right time.
- For wisdom and fruitfulness as we develop resources for Lift Leaders and plan 2018.
- Preparation for the Lift Leaders Summit in 2018.
- Health, protection and provision for my family.
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Let's do this!