Sunday, June 16, 2013

Little by Little

 It was my grand daughter's birthday  last week and I wanted to give her something special.  My daughter didn't want to take the time to learn how to crochet or knit so I took over.    It looks like a lot, but really it's not.   I just did a little every day or so-- when I was waiting for the bus, baking something or listening to some great teaching on youtube.  Little by little the number of clothing pieces  increased over time.

The key is to start and not give up.  Some of these pieces I had to rip apart and crochet or knit over and over to get them to fit right.   It's the same  with seeking the Lord.  Some days it seems like all I can do is spend my  hour trying to quiet my mind so I can hear his voice. Yet through it all I am growing little by little into His image.

God knows about your struggles. He knows how loud and insistent the world can be.  Every day you seek him you are changed into His glory bit by bit, as you worship and stand in His presence.  The Bible promises that and God can't lie.

So this week as I worship God might be working on forgiveness.... next week it might be faithfulness.  I can guarantee you that He's the best potter in the universe!

People have asked me how I carry this great anointing on me; where they feel angels as soon as I start to worship.  It starts with the day to day seeking.  Just like all these barbie doll clothes started bit by bit he's working on me bit by bit.  You cannot go wrong seeking Him; spending time away with Him every day.  When I try to do what he shows me in the secret place I receive grace to do what He's called me to do.  He is the most amazing God!  And the best part is that what He has done for me He wants to do for you and 100x more than that!

So don't give up!  You're further than you've been before and you are closer to Him than you realize!
He who began a good work in you will finish it.   And that's a promise you can take to the bank!

I bless you in Jesus' name!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Cameras, Video Editing and Power and Love!

Here's my video set up at church.  It's a bit messy because we don't have some pieces mounted on the wall yet, but that will get fixed eventually.

I'm getting better at multi-tasking.  I have this lap top recording some of the service and also transferring the last week's service to an external drive.  At the same time the dvd burner behind the lap top is directly burning the camera feed onto a dvd.  Amazing what technology can do!

This is allowing me to do most of the work at church so I don't always have to bring the lap top home.  It's amazing!  It's saving me at least 6 hours a week of editing, rendering and burning.

I'm still going out and sharing the good news of God's love.  This week I was in Ottawa at Michaels when I noticed that the cashier had these huge lumps on her arms.  I asked her if she was okay and she said that she's on kidney dialysis.  So I asked her if I could pray with her and I decreed healing over her, in Jesus' name.    I know but I know her kidneys are working now!  That was one of the first miracle's I ever saw!

Then I was at Walmart and I saw a lady with a mask over her face.  I asked her what was going on and she said that she had horrible allergies.  I asked if it was okay for me to bless her and she said, "Sure!' So I blessed her in Jesus' name and decreed that she could enjoy all creation without allergy or side effect from now on.  She was touched that I would stop and enquire about her health.   Amen!  She's getting better all the time!

Those are the encounters that really stand out to me.  I pray for people with headaches, colds and pain all the time.  I hate what the devil does to people.  Heaven on earth around me -- that's what I'm here to enforce!  I am his revival vessel and so are YOU!

Go and have a great day sharing the love of God with the people you meet and Don't forget your family!  They might not want to hear your words but they can't resist His Love, lol.  Sometimes when our light is shining bright the conviction brings out the worst in them.  Don't let it get to you!  Just know that in Jesus we win!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Summer is almost here!

Hi.  I haven't dropped off the planet.  I have gotten my gardens going this year and I put in two hummingbird feeders so there wouldn't be so many fights.

Also, I have been riding my horse with a dear friend and it's been so much fun!
Here's me before we actually go out.

 Anyhow, I was recently asked how I manage to keep smiling with all the work I do volunteering at church.  I think the key is to ask God how much you are supposed to do and only do that amount.  I'm having to get better at saying, "No."  And no means no.  No guilt trips will move me.  If God's not in it I don't want to do it.

Too many people get burnt out at churches with the work load and then they don't want to do anything.  I don't want to get to that point.  When I struggled with saying 'no' to people in authority over me I got a book out from the library about boundaries and how to enforce them.

You can only do so much!   It's not your responsibility to keep their world turning!   So make sure you take your day off a week and keep your relationship with God your top priority.   If you expect your reward from God you are doing well. If you are expecting promotion, recognition or opportunities from your Pastor etc. you might be disappointed.

Clear concise communication about what you can and can't do will help to avoid conflicts down the road.  It's so important.

I hope what I shared helps you to keep your priorities straight.  There's absolutely no point in getting so busy that you don't have time for God.  You can't replace that hour every day with him.  That's how the growth happens.  We think we're waiting on God to do something and all the while He's waiting for us to come away and just spend time with Him. It's tragic how easily the days slip by!

I am reminded of an acronym that Gloria Copeland uses...

S = Satan
C = Constantly
U = Uses
D = Distractions!

Therefore, let's keep scheduling in our time with God before the day fills up.

Bless you!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Thursday, June 6, 2013


I had a crazy day recently.  It went by so fast that I didn't get the time to seek the Lord.   I was tired from a work out and all the gardening I did and I was going to bed when I heard Holy Spirit ask, "What do you see?"

I stopped and focussed on my spirit and I saw black and then a beautiful, golden sunbeam came streaming down to me.  It was gorgeous and it felt warm, refreshing and cleansing at the same time.  I could feel all the day's 'spiritual smog' burn off of me as I basked in this enveloping sunbeam.

I know that the Bible says that, "The son of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings and his beams..." (Mal. 4:2 Amp.)  It was a whole new experience to live the verse-- to have the Lord send down a special golden sunbeam, just for me.  I felt so refreshed as I enjoyed his love.   He wants to dote on us like a grandfather you know.  He looks for ways to brighten our day.  He loves to see us smile with delight at  a new discovery.

Anyhow,  the second part of that verse now  makes sense..." and you shall go forth and gambol (frolic) like calves [released] from the stall and leap for joy."  I felt so refreshed like a calf let out of the barn after a long, dark winter.  Now I understand how you can go from sunbeams to calves frolicking.  It's so obvious--now.

I went to bed that night with tears in my eyes reveling in the great, great love of Holy Spirit/Father God/Jesus.  I know I will never be the same.

May the Lord bless you 100x more what he has me and may you know His love that passes all understanding, in Jesus' name I ask. Amen!

Bless you more!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson