Phi 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in 
you will perform
  it until the day of Jesus Christ:

Have you ever felt forgotten by God? I know I've felt that way.  Does God seem to be blessing everyone except you? Do your expectations of God seem to meet with cold indifference from Him?  Do you find yourself asking "What is God doing?" and "What's going on here?"  If your answer is "yes," then rejoice, because you are at the edge of a miracle!  You are on the verge of a breakthrough!  Don't give up now your door is about to swing open! 

Any woman knows the most difficult time of any birth is the few moments right before you deliver your baby into the world. You’re tired and exhausted beyond what you can endure. The last thing you want to hear again is PUSH! You can’t take it anymore! You have pushed and pushed and have exhausted all your strength! You don’t have another push in of you!  You want to scream, and you do: "I can't do this . . . I can't!" BUT you must! You know you can’t keep that child inside of you!  It is at this moment that you must push the hardest and exert yourself the most. You are crying, "I can't," and everyone around you is yelling, "PUSH!"  Easy for them to say, they are not the one lying there going through all that pain!  Yet, you know they are right, you have to PUSH!

Then, somewhere deep inside you, the strength arises! You now have determination where hopelessness used to dwell. Now you cry from the depths of your heart, "I can," and "I will!" You push!  You’re at that same place now - on the verge of a breakthrough. Perhaps you are tired of believing, tired of hearing another prophecy, but you can't give up now.  That's what the enemy wants you to do.  Only you can break through to your miracle!  Only you can give birth to your dream! Only you can fight through to your dream's fulfillment, no one else. God will give you His strength when you have none of your own. When you fall short, He will pick you up because, "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak" (Isaiah 40:29).


I have felt this way and I know some of you have too. I have felt like God had forgotten me. I wondered if the promise would ever be fulfilled - if God would ever open the door. I had been teetering on the edge of a breakthrough for so long that I allowed doubt to creep in. I began to say, "Would it ever really happen?" "Maybe God has changed His mind?" “Maybe what I dreamed wasn’t from the Lord.”  I was tired of waiting, of praying, of hoping in faith! I felt like a butterfly in a cocoon, hidden and forgotten.  Have you been there? 

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).  
He has you hidden for a purpose; you are His secret Weapon!  Don’t give up now!


God will sometimes take us through “painful, ugly" situations only to turn us into something beautiful.  Something that will glorify His Name.  Look at the painful death of our Saviour.  Had He not gone through, had He not endured, where would we be?  How could His Father have been glorified?  How could we have ever known how much the Father loves us?  

The situation that you are in right now is the "death" that will give birth to your dream. The pain that you’re enduring could be the launching pad for your future.  Don’t allow the enemy to cause you to give up on your dreams. If you feel as though you are invisible, rejoice, because you are. God has hidden you away to change you in secret, but soon He will pull you out like a secret weapon and show you off to the world.


Each day that you wake up, and give God the glory, and wait on His timing for your destiny's fulfillment is one day closer to its birth.  You don’t want to quit now. As you come closer to your time of delivery, you begin to feel in your spirit that the time is near. Perhaps today will be the day! You begin to look around you and see your brothers and sisters receive the promises of God in their lives - you are happy for them. You say to yourself “Lord when is it going to be my turn? When will my destiny come forth like God promised it would?” Each day we must prepare our hearts to believe that, "this could be the day He fulfills His promises to me".  Each day we must “EXPECT A MIRACLE”.  Each day we must be ready to receive, and then suddenly He does.

The longer you worship and praise the Lord, the deeper you will trust Him to bring His promises to pass in your life. As you come closer to the time of receiving the fulfillment of His call on your life, you can know that each day will bring you one day closer. Today, yes this day could be the day you receive a great blessing from God. Today could hold the answer you have been waiting for.

Wait in faith through each day expecting to receive your promise as a woman waiting to give birth. God does not bring you to the time of birth just to stop the whole process. In other words, He didn’t bring you this far to leave you now. He has not forgotten you.  He will not forget you! It will happen! You must always remember, “He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it" (Philippians 1:6).

"God is not a man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act?" (Numbers 23:19).

If He's promised it, He will do it!

Say this with me: God always keeps His promises. God will do what He has promised. He has not forgotten me, for I am constantly in His thoughts. I must not give up on God, for He is waiting to fulfill His Word through me. I know it will happen! This could be the day! God cannot lie; He will not change His mind. I choose to believe what God has spoken and not the lies of fear and doubt.

"I want you to Pray. Pray without ceasing. Do not give me up; I haven’t given up on you. Don’t grow weary; don’t lose sight of the promises I have spoken to you. They will come to pass.  Remember they are YES and AMEN in Christ Jesus. Keep your eyes on Me. Do not allow the enemy to cause you to lose your focus and start to dwell on the things of this world, on the circumstances of this time. This world will pass away, and everything in it, but My Word will last forever. Focus on Me, Focus on My Word, and I will strengthen your heart. Remember that this fight is not against flesh and blood, but against forces that rage in the heavens.  Fight the good fight of faith.

"I am neither a silent God, nor am I a deaf God that does not hear your prayers.  I am working - even where you cannot see, even in places you do not know; I am working ALL THINGS for the good.  Pray. Pray my child. Pray in power. Pray in strength. Pray with the authority that I have given you. I have called you by name. Keep planting those seeds of prayer, don’t grow weary, do not stop praying, and don’t grow weak. See, the seasons are turning. It may look one way now, but soon you will see it with spiritual eyes. Stay alert...watching and praying!  Soon you shall see what your prayers have accomplished."  

So I say unto to each of you this day "Do not stop. Pray! Pray! Pray!"  We must be like Jacob and don’t let go until we receive our blessing.



Psalm 121:1-2 (35k)


A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, who would like this $20 bill? Hands started going up. He said, I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple the $20 dollar bill up. He then asked, who still wants it?

Still the hands were up in the air.

Well, he replied, What if I do this. And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled, and dirty. Now who still wants it? Still the hands went into the air.

My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who love you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or whom we know, but by WHO WE ARE. You are special - Don't EVER forget it.

Count your blessings, not your problems. Never be afraid to try something new

The most destructive habit.........……….................Worry

The greatest Joy...................................………......Giving

The greatest loss................……….....Loss of self-respect

The most satisfying work.............……......Helping others

The ugliest personality trait.................……….Selfishness

The most endangered species.………....Dedicated leaders

Our greatest natural resource.............………....Our youth

The greatest "shot in the arm"....………...Encouragement

The greatest problem to overcome........……….........Fear

The most effective sleeping pill.....……....Peace of mind

The most crippling failure disease.....……..........Excuses

The most powerful force in life.................….….......Love

The most dangerous pariah.........…..…….........A gossiper

The world's most incredible computer. ………....The brain

The worst thing to be without......…….......…........... Hope

The deadliest weapon.........................………...The tongue

The two most power-filled words.............………..."I Can"

The greatest asset....................................…………...Faith

The most worthless emotion................………......Self-pity

The most beautiful attire.............................……...SMILE!

The most prized possession....................……….. Integrity

The most powerful channel of communication.…....Prayer

The most contagious spirit............………........Enthusiasm

Dana, thanks so much for sharing


 ...Do not fear, from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come because of your words.  Daniel 10:12
We all have goals, dreams, and visions in life.  We pray about them and try to hold fast to them, because with faith in Jesus we know they will come to pass.  And, when they do, it is the most wonderful feeling.  A dream becoming reality, a prayer answered, and our faith in God strengthened even more.
But there are times the enemy will cloud the vision that God gives us. He may not be able to read your mind, but he can hear your words.  He sees your actions (and reactions) and knows your "hot buttons".  He knows just what buttons to push, and when to push them to get your mind off the vision. He would like nothing better than to steal our dreams. But he can't steal our dreams, unless we let him.  This is why it's so important for us to hold fast our confession of faith.  It's so important be diligent in our faith.  "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8) 
Disappointment can open a door for the enemy to slip in and "steal, kill and destroy" (John 10:10), our hopes and dreams.  There is a song entitled "When God is Silent", that I truly love. It talks about how when God is silent He is giving us more time to pray. If you're praying and praying and praying for something and it just hasn't arrived yet, keep praying! PUSH!  Pray until something happens.  Then pray some more.

There are times when we pray to God for an answer, and it seems that all hope is gone. There is no need to spend time worrying, just fall down on your needs again and again.  Jesus prayed the same prayer three times in the Garden, the night before He gave His life for us (Matthew 26:44, Luke 22:41-44), and the Lord sent the angels to minister unto Him to give Him the strength He needed to make it to the cross.  If you believe God is working all things out to your benefit, you have to believe His timing is part of that. He wouldn't have given His only Son if He wasn't going to keep His promise to us.

I want to encourage you this day, not to be disappointed at what appears to be a lack of results in prayer.  We have no idea what the Lord is doing on our behalf to answer our prayers.  We cannot see it, but rest assured His is working it out.  What He requires from us is faith to believe that the Word of God is true.  Just because you FEEL the answer isn't coming, do not let the enemy make you BELIEVE your prayer has been denied. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus, and keep praying in faith, remembering to thank Him and praise Him for all He has done.    Remember: GOD IS FAITHFUL!  


2 Corinthians 4:8 "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit."

Every day is a new day. All things are being made new. The old is being eliminated from the lives of the people, and a fresh breeze is blowing, bringing in the new.

I do not want you to be discouraged, and give up hope. You will be avenged and you will move into  the work I have prepared for you. I am going before you and hemming you in from behind. I am encompassing you with My love. Nothing will be able to touch you, to shake you, to throw you off guard, for I am doing a complete work within you. Every idol is being brought to the ground, and you will honor Me with your whole being. So please don't give up.

I see the struggle within you. I see you are being torn, tossed upon the waves of the storm, but do not lose hope. Do not give up. Do not believe the lies of the enemy. Do not bow down to the intimidator. Instead cling to the promises I have given to you, that when the storms are over, you will get up onto your feet and you shall be changed, made new, no longer divided in heart, and I will bring you into the fullness of your calling.

You can’t lose hope now; you have come to far to give up. Why do you think that I cannot over-ride the present situation? I can, and I will. I will take what seems, once again, like an impossible situation and put My stamp of approval upon it. Push through to heights unknown. Do not be content to live on the surface of life, but press in to the fullness offered to you through My Son. Do not back down, but gear up and move forward. Those who try to slow you down will not be successful. I shall take the reigns out of their hands. No longer will they be a hindrance in your walk. I want you to set your sights on things above and do not be thrown off guard by the so-called successes of men trying to deceive you.

The day is coming when the truth shall be revealed and each one will be assigned his portion in the land, his inheritance, and the reward for what he has done.  So be faithful in the call and I shall reward you with blessings untold. Trust Me to provide for your every need. Trust Me to lift you up and out of despair and into heavenly blessings.

So I say to you do not be discouraged. Do not give up hope, I haven’t forsaken you.

Contributors to this newsletter:
Dana Ahern – Editing