A Word of Encouragement For You

I once ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) with my butt out of alignment- SERIOUSLY! A few weeks prior I had fallen down a case of stairs on my bottom while on a family vacation in Florida.

While continuing to train for the race that was to come, I was is some discomfort. And, being a avid runner, I never allowed discomfort to stop me before. However, this pain was different. In the effort to try to endure, I had to contort my body as I ran trying to adjust for something that just did not seem quite right. In the actual race, I ended up walking. It was my worst run ever!

Afterwords, I went to see a chiropractor who shared that my vertebrae was out of alignment and my butt was pushed to the left side of my body. What great relief I experienced once she push me back into alignment.

Alignment is of great importance. If something is not quite right, maybe you should stop and see if you need an adjustment. Getting aligned can bring such great relief to something that now seems so painful and tedious. Your purpose lies within your most authentic self. Here’s to getting it right! Remember, it’s a good time to be you!

Psalm 126
A song of ascents.
1 When the LORD restored the fortunes of[a] Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.[b] 2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy.
4 Restore our fortunes,[c] LORD,
like streams in the Negev.
5 Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.
6 Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.

2019 is a year of Joy and Restoration. The bride will shine in her identity and restored purpose. Though there may be trouble upon the earth (as there usually is, yet even more so), the bride will not be shaken. The confidence in her lover is what remains from previous shakings and experiences. It was through those difficult times that she was rid of what was not her and polished in what is her.
The fortunes of Joy she receives are not of material sources, though she will be equipped with everything she needs. The fortunes restored are her opportunities and passions. Her reasons for being. These will bring great joy to her heart. As she is operating in the fullness of who she is designed to be, her heart will be filled with laughter even during the most intense times that are to come. Through the past tears of sorrow, she will now see a fruitful harvest. The seasons of testing have proven her readiness for this time. Humility is in her character and God’s will is imprinted in her heart. She is about her Father’s business and will represent Him well in this 2019. She has heard the truth and believed it with great faith. That Truth has set her free to be. Her faith has made her strong, well, and confident. Though she cried many tears in this past season, she will now rejoice in the fruit of what those tears have produced.
Great progress will be made. No longer will there be two steps forward and one step back. It will be full speed ahead all the way. The beginnings have been humble, and the foundation is made firm. Now, what will be built upon this foundation will be a Kingdom that will last forever.
Here is some insight into what we will see: (I typed these in the order I received them. However, I went back and looked at the Numerical significance. I have also included that with each event.)
1. Ground breaking for our new campus sanctuary (the mind of Christ- this is the will of God and the business of the Father- It will be done- Amen.)
2. Local media coverage on the “Good News” (witness- the community will be a witness of the goodness that is extended from the Kingdom.)
3. Increase in dedicated children’s ministry workers (Divine Unity of the Father, Son, and Spirit- Creative team work, no lack – an abundance)
4. Increase of positive presence on our community (productive and of the earth; separation- standing out- Many will step out and connect with community endeavors and lead the way as they are acknowledged in the strength of their leadership qualities).
5. Miraculous healings being recorded by the medical field (grace- This is a city filled with grace and mercy for much has been extended. From that much will be given.)
6. National and Global influence on the Mountain of Religion (man- God will use men and women who are mirroring His image to make a positive impact on the world).
7. Our music will be acknowledged by a professional label (perfection of God- God’s timing is always perfect. He knows who to connect us with that shares the same heart and values.)
8. Our coffee house- NP café, will grow outside of the campus and have an additional location (New birth, New beginnings; Success in Business- ok, that sounds weird, but is this someone’s dream? – please confirm-LOL!)
9. We will open an additional Apostolic hub in the Lowcountry. (to finish and accomplish- this may pertain to a work in progress.)
10. More families will open their homes to foster children on our region. This will become an actual ministry in the NP family. DSS will begin to reach out to us on a regular basis. Our relationship of trust with them will be like none other in the community. (Law and Order- Hearts of sons and daughters will be reunited with loving mothers and fathers. The foundation of Kingdom will be made firm in their lives.)
11. Children of leadership will be restored into the Kingdom. They will be among the first to enter leading the way as others follow. (incomplete, disorder, and imperfect- This will be the family that will embrace them during their processes.)
12. More governmental leaders will reach out to the “church” for wisdom and prayerful insight including: Mayors, Governors, Senators, Representatives, Military, and even the President. (government- The true Kingdom of Heaven will be sought after.)
13. Evangelism will be contagious in the Lowcountry. It will be second nature to demonstrate the power of the Holy Spirit and draw people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (rebellion- Many will step outside their comfort zones as they share what Christ did for them. This will be shared not only in words but demonstrated in lifestyle. The blessings will increase and be noted by others.)
14. We will witness an increase in marriages this year accompanied by an increase in births. Families will be established and celebrated! (deliverance and release- closed wombs will be opened. Torn relationships will be mended. Arguments will be resolved. Lives will be renewed.)
15. The Pastoral Office will arise stronger than ever and increase in greater capacity this year. Many will feel fulfilled in their purpose and find great joy in this area of ministry. (new direction- They will grow stronger and more confident in their Kingdom role and will shepherd many through diverse ways and means.)
16. Connections with major national and international corporations will be made that will allow rapid Kingdom advancement on the Mountain of Business within the Lowcountry (first) then throughout the nation and world. (unconditional love- This will draw the attention of many with resources. They will pour into the Kingdom and facilitate its advancement).
17. Justice will be served in the situations of many believers as they lay down their lives to follow the plans of God. He has not forgotten. (Victory- the tables are being prepared before many opponents. They will declare that Jesus is Lord of the lives of His children and of all.)
18. A big decision turnover is coming to the Legislature as truth is not only revealed but acknowledged. Many who wandered in darkness will see the light and be released from the lies that have held them captive. Salvation is coming to our nation through our laws. Restoration of the meaning of our original Constitutional Rights and Amendments will begin to take place. (Bondage and Oppression- This will cease in the areas that have been fought over for years. Truth will prevail and set captive free)
19. The United States will be a leader of truth in worldwide dispute that will lead to potential aggressive threats of attacks from those who oppose Israel. The TRUTH will prevail. (Faith, Truth, and Hearing- Many will rise as they embrace the truth and stand for justice. The nations of the world will not stand by and be “bullied” any longer. They will follow a strong leader into victory.)

2019 promises to be an exciting year filled with laughter and joy!

2 Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy. (Psalm 126: 2-3, NIV)

Angela Henderson

It’s a good time to be you!!

Angela Henderson, Founder - Uplift Ministries, Charleston, SC