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What’s next! by nazaritecall
December 21, 2010, 1:40 am
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That seems to be a natural question , but that question  has been a source of anxiety for me in the past few weeks!
Where do you go after an experience like this. What do you do.? What’s next? Not really sure yet, but all that I know is that I am changed forever.
God has really enlarged my vision for my life and for the nation. He has put dreams in me that I would have never imagined for myself.
I met some incredible people and got the chance to serve him in many different humbling  ways!

We had a nice session this week about re-entering life after Nhop. It was great! Thanks Richard! That session really helped me put together all the different emotions that comes with transition.

You see life goes on while we are away, and for myself everything changed.  I’m going back to a new life. Life as I knew it is no longer waiting for me,
but God is. He is all over it. I’m learning to walk in a deeper  faith, trusting that he knows best. It’s been hard and part of me died but like psalm 77 encourages
us to do, I go back to how faithfully he has been in the past and that brings me  great hope and joy knowing that he will come through again with a perfect plan. I’m excited about this new season, because I have nothing to do with it! I’m allowing him to plan it ( Scarrrrrrry :), and I’m not allowing myself to look for a plan B or C. I want plan A, wich is the perfect plan that God has already ordained for me.

I take this moment to thank all of you who have faithfully supported this ministry. Your love and support touches many lives and I’m a blessed recipient of that support! I also would like to thank all those who have kept me in prayer while I was here. Your prayers were effective! You know who you are 🙂

Lord I thank you for your faithfulness, thank you for this great experience. Thank you for the plans that you have for me. I lay my fears aside and I
embrace this new journey!   Knowing that if I am where you want me to be all will be well!

Happy Holidays

Gina

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His Faithful Mercy by nazaritecall
December 6, 2010, 12:15 pm
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This is my very last blog before the end of the internship. Overall, I can say that these months have been excellent for me. I have been incredible stretched and I can actually see in myself how much I have grown.
This last lesson I am learning is how to control my emotions in the way of not being led by them. My head has been swimming with everything that has gone by and everything that is coming, that God just needed to remind me that I don’t need to live like that.
Praise God we are not led by our emotions!
When I was reading my bible a few days ago, I was reading in Lamentations (why, I don’t know) and I found this incredible verse. Lamentations 3:22 (NKJV) “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.” I have a study bible and in the little box under this verse it said that God’s mercy contains these three things: 1. His compassion toward us, even when we deserve punishment; 2. His commitment to restore us, even though we deserve to receive the consequences; 3. His covenant of love, which is the reason for the first two. This really spoke to my heart because we are not consumed by our circumstances because of His mercy, or His compassion, commitment, and covenant of love.
How great is our God!
In verse 23 it goes on to say that His mercies are renewed with every new morning. So everything of yesterday is forgotten, and God is concentrated on ministering His mercy to us for the things of today. I am just amazed at His faithfulness towards us, because who are we? We are sinners, slaves of sin, but He chose to redeem us and to make us “more than conquerors” (Rom. 8:37).
Hallelujah!

~ Shantelle



O Canada we stand on Guard for thee by nazaritecall
December 1, 2010, 5:37 pm
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Every once in a while, a song will capture my heart, in this season the song that stirs my spirit is the National anthem. Everytime I hear it, i’m reminded of all those who sacrifice their lives for my freedom.

A few week ago we had military week. It was amazing! Our guest were either from the military, military famillies or people that have a heart to pray for them. All of the sudden it was not about a man or a women on tv or in a newspaper. They were real, sharing their hearts, their lives  and their struggles but most of all their passion for the calling.

It made me realize how easy it is to take them for granted, I often  took my  freedom for granted. It was a real shift for me. God gave me his heart for the soldiers and I  decided to not only pray for them but to also bless them.

That week I went to the airport to pick up some of our guest and while I was waiting, I saw a veteran in a wheel chair. He was handing out poppies in exchange for a donation. I went up to him and thanked him for his service. He was so happy. He told me that it was the first time that a civilian thanked him. He handed me  a poppie and when I told him that I had no money on me, he told me that being acknowledge was worth a lot more that money! Wow that really touched me. He started to share with me about life after war, I offered to pray for him and he was very happy to receive prayer. I was grateful for the opportunity to bless him.Today I took it a step further, I stopped 2 men in uniforms to let them know that their service was appreciated. They were surprised, but they had a big smile on their faces. That was fun!

We often sing…God keep our land glorious and free ( Very nice prayer! )  Then… O Canada we stand on guard for thee!  Now wait a minute! How our we doing that? Can I really say that I’m standing on guard for Canada? Our soldiers sure can, Our leaders sure can!

And now I can, because my journey at  Nhop, made me  realized that one way that I can do that, is to pray not only for my country, but for those who sacrifice their life for the good of my country, like the military and the leaders of my country.

I invite you to join me in prayer for our military…let’s remember them every day and not just on REMEMBERANCE DAY! If you need prayer points go on the website of

Military Christian Fellowship http://www.mcf-canada.ca

Lord I thank you for the military, I pray that you may bless them for their sacrifices.

Gina



God’s Amazing Grace by nazaritecall
November 28, 2010, 10:00 pm
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This past month has been full of ups and downs. A couple of weeks ago, my Oma (grandma) passed away. She had been fighting cancer for at least the past 6 years and it was a hard go. On one hand, I am rejoicing because she safe with God and has joined Him in heaven, (I’m also kind of jealous!), but on the other hand, my other grandma passed away in June, so I am feeling that it’s too soon to have lost another one. Through it all God had me in His arms and was ministering His amazing love and grace to me. I was very peaceful considering the circumstances and all I can do is raise my hands to heaven.

These past weeks have been very stretching. Besides mourning my Oma’s passing, the enemy has been throwing things at my weaknesses and God has been using them to make me grow. I am grateful for that, but there are some times where I very much disagree with his timing…. I have found that God has been pulling things out of me that are just taking up space unnecessarily. He has really been working me, and I now know that it was because I needed some changes before I could find out next step once this long and lovely journey at the National House of Prayer has concluded. I am totally excited for what He is going to be doing with me for the next few months at least.

I can truthfully say that the only things that have gotten me through this long winding path are God and His great grace, love, and faithfulness. Hallelujah! 😀

Shantelle



Fellowship by nazaritecall
November 25, 2010, 6:09 pm
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Fellowship is important. I know that’s been said a lot, but it’s true. We need fellow believers in our lives, for many reasons. We need them for inspiration, for guidance, to keep each other grounded.

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying that in our faith we’re like coals – together we glow brighter, but apart we grow cold. And it may be cliché, but it’s true. It’s incredibly difficult to stay faithful when there is nobody to help you, nobody to hold you accountable.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17)

We need fellowship to stay grounded, to stop us from running off on a tangent because we don’t have anyone to test our thoughts against. We need fellowship to reign us in when we’re too wild, and to kick-start us when we’re too passive.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Staying in fellowship keeps us safe from attack. When we’re alone, we’re vulnerable, but together we can keep each other safe.

The world is dangerous, and the enemy wants to see us fail. Stay in fellowship.

– Joel



Afghanistan! by nazaritecall
November 24, 2010, 12:37 am
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I am sooooooo excited for what God is doing in Afghanistan; I can’t even explain it! I really believe this Nation will be a testimony of God’s miraculous redemptive work; His heart of reconciliation and love. I haven’t gotten a hold of some secret information or anything but I have been praying about it and I just lead, a prayer watch for the military tonight so my heart is stirred. I see a big heart around that Nation. The heart of God loves it and He is longing for its restoration.

Last spring I got to attend the Chinese Home Coming Gathering in Hong Kong (It was dealing with reconciling the Chinese to one another where there had been deep wounds and seeking God’s heart for the destiny of that people). Anyway, one of the scriptures that was for that gathering was Psalm 126.
As we were praying tonight I came across the passage and knew it was for Afghanistan.

“When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad. Restore our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the South. Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.”
Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I want to go to Afghanistan)

-Hollie



London Town by nazaritecall
November 18, 2010, 9:36 pm
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This past weekend us interns, a couple of prayer missionaries and our leader, drove down to London for a National School of Intercession put on by NHOP and Cityscape Prayer Ministries .
I was extra blessed because this is my hometown and it was being held at my home church. The time with my family was lovely and I was so blessed by the love and welcome of the people of the church even though I have only gone there for a few months….heavenly relationships.

One of the most impacting things that took place on the weekend, for me, was a prophetic act of reconciliation. All the pastors and church leaders were called to the front of the church and they passed the mike to each other; repenting of the separation and pushing away of the prophetic people and intercessors. We stood on the other side weeping. Then the pastors came to us and we embraced. God is so good. He really is bringing about His church..the way He wants it to operate; this was just one of the things He is bringing restoration to. His desire is for the Body to work together in harmony and He is bringing it about….this is the only way His plans for the church can be fulfilled….if we are a healthy fully functioning body.
Hollie