IGNITE July 2018

JOURNEYING INTO AND THROUGH MY SABBATICAL - PART 1

ME ON SABBATICAL? I’D NEVER CONSIDERED THE POSSIBILITY

In the past 10 years I’ve walked and prayed alongside of a number of friends on various types of sabbatical! Then on Monday 8th April these life interrupting events began to unroll.

A GOD SET-UP!

During the first week of April I was in Orlando for 3 separate events of The Global Alliance for Church Multiplication (GACX) This proved to be the fullest 6 days of ministry engagement of any time in the previous 3 years of international and national travel and ministry commitments.   Each Monday at 7am 6 of us from GACX leadership “zoom” connect for a 30 minute video prayer call. It is a wonderful way to begin our weeks unitedly in the throne room of our King.. As we finished, my ever dearer Brother, Nate Vander Stelt, our EVP, quietly asked if I could hang on for a few minutes posing this question of the Lord: “Lord God are You seeing what I am seeing and that Colin is “running on empty?” As Nate spoke the word “empty” suddenly this wilderness vision of my heart, unrolled in my mind as seen below.  

“RUNNING ON EMPTY?”

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Running on Empty?

Then Nate prayed: “Father God would it perhaps be in Your heart that Colin go on a sabbatical?” At the word “sabbatical” into the vision poured this river of clear living water and in my  heart I’m agreeing with Nate saying “OH YES LORD!!” Beginning that very afternoon in prayer with my Sweetie, Nancy, and followed over the next 10 days with our Personal Intercessory Team (PIT Crew) and ministry team partners there was a continuing witness of the Holy Spirit toward me taking my first ever sabbatical.

GOD GUIDED AND PROVIDED

in every detail over the next 6 weeks before my flight to London on May 15th. My precious Little Boetie, Rich Millar, picked me up at Heathrow and drove me to a tiny little village called Broad Haven on the magnificent largely cliff faced coast of Wales. Part of God’s provision was the very reasonable rental of a beautiful cottage that a client of Gayle’s (Rich’s bride) owned just 30 seconds from the beach.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS QUESTION

Do you have 1or 2 close friends who can serve as accountability partners that have the freedom and liberty to speak into your life? In order to continually grow closer to Jesus this is an essential element in your walk with God. If you do not, pause now and ask our Father to bring you a Paul, Timothy, Barnabus, Ruth or Naomi who will speak honestly, boldly and with the love of Christ into your life. Shortly before I left I was praying with Jeff Gowler the President of Global Media Outreach and because Jeff has this liberty to speak into my life he sensed the Lord nudging him to ask me this question: “Knowing you as I do, Colin, you probably have a schedule coming together in your mind for how you will spend your time with the Lord, right?” Of course he was right on the mark and then Jeff said ever so gently, adding that this could just be him in the flesh, but I think I’m hearing God say: “ NO AGENDA Just come apart with Me!”  Wow! I immediately let go of all plans and schedules and felt this weight lift off my shoulders. I will write about lessons learned in Part 2 of my sabbatical story.

LET US PRAY NOW: “Lord God, may we incline our ears and come to You and listen, so that we may live! Lord, as You used Nate and Jeff to speak about course corrections into Colin’s life, what might You be wanting to say to me? Has my spouse been trying to tell/ask me something and I have just not been listening, Lord?”

God has quite often spoken to me audibly and His voice sounds exactly like my Sweetie’s voice!!  😂😊😂 Yes my Brothers! God calls us to LISTEN to our Brides! Sisters, humble yourselves because very occasionally God may use your husband to speak into your life too. Then on the other hand God may be nudging you to be that “bold loving like Jesus friend” to speak into someone else’s life! Listen! Listen! Listen, for His voice. We arrived in Broad Haven, swam in the very invigorating ocean (55%F) then, Rich drove off leaving me totally alone, not knowing a single sole, unplugged from all communications, even the Lord seemed to pull the plug on me for much of those first 14 days. I found it very difficult to pray or even read God’s Word and praise the Lord, Jeff’s no agenda word would free me to take 2 and sometimes 3 naps a day. I realized just how absolutely exhausted, burnt out and running totally on empty I had become. I’ll be very transparent, there were many moments that were straight up very hard. I’d literally ache for Sunday evenings to switch on my phone, have wonderful prayer and share times with my Sweetie and a few times with our sons, their brides and a huge encourager was Facetiming with our precious Little grandson Caleb.  

God Created Much Beauty in The Coast of Wales

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Just being in the midst of such striking beauty was one of God’s lifters of my soul. Thank You Jesus. I took long steep climbing walks north and south on the coastal trails. By the 3rd week these grew into exhilarating prayer walks and Father gave me clear blue or gently cloudy skies 87% of my 41 days. The local Welsh residents would say, this many clear days in a row just does not happen and I’d smile in my heart and say: “Thank You Lord!”

'Hephzibah' means My delight is in her!

Our Father gave me a soul refreshing delight in the Hephzibah Baptist Chapel family and was welcomed as a part of their 70-80 congregation each of the 5 Sundays I was in Broad Haven. It’s strange how different circumstances can cause different responses. I would be in the midst of wonderful simple worship and thinking: “Oh Lord I just want this to go on and on, please don’t let this service be over.” Let’s be real! Sometimes we might be thinking I’ve got a lunch to go to, Pastor it’s time to wrap it up! The reason that I did not want to leave the sweet fragrance of the fellowship is that I would be in those moments of loneliness again. Here is the Lord’s sense of humor. The night before I left home my Sweetie prayed that the Lord would keep me from experiencing loneliness. Cindy Carr from our PIT Crew had also been led to pray that same prayer. I confess my pride in saying: “Me! Lonely! No never!” When I was unable to either pray, read God’s Word or hear His voice in those first two weeks I got to know loneliness big time! A short word from Sister Ro Taylor: “During a test the teacher is always quiet!” was a great encouragement to me and it was shortly after that I began to hear the quiet whisper of the Lord’s voice in my heart.

PLEASE SHARE THIS IGNITE:

I will write about lessons learned in Part 2 of my sabbatical story. If God has spoken to your heart as you read this please ask Him if there are 1 or 2 friends to whom you might share/forward this IGNITE Part 1 as this lays the foundation for a Kingdom expanding life challenge I will be making in Part 2.                                                                                                                                                  

IGNITE May 2018

A SABBATICAL BOOMERANG BLESSING PRAYER REQUEST!

For the next 6 weeks I will be on sabbatical in a coast side cottage by a tiny village in Wales. Just me and the Lord God Almighty. I will be totally off the grid. No laptop and I do not get email on my phone which I will only use once a week to pray with my Sweetie. She will be taking her own sabbatical from me. LOL. She really needs it and your prayers.

OUR PRAYER MISSIONS:

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Please pray like this, first for yourself and your family and only then for me, my family and my sabbatical, should the Lord lead you to pray.

1. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth. That Your beloved may be delivered, Save with Your right hand, and answer me! Psalm 108:5-6

2. “Lord fill us with Your Holy Spirit.” Luke 11:13

3. “Lord teach us to pray!” Luke 11:1

4.  “Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles4:10

5.  “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation.” Psalm 51:12 6.   “Chkk-Chirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr “ Psalm 150:6        

LORD TEACH ME TO PRAY

COLIN, CURTIS, CHOCOLATE STAMPEDE + PRAYER = A DIVINE APPOINTMENT

At last October’s GACX Forum I got to pray for and meet Curtis Sergeant for the first time. Curtis was one of our Key Note speakers. When Curtis began to weep as he spoke about the lost in his last session my heart became sealed by the Holy Spirit with his. I sensed the Lord giving me an impression toward a friendship He would grow between us.

Let us PRAY NOW: “Oh Father, You alone know how You have been transforming my heart by the renewing of my mind through this dear quiet, and totally opposite in personality to me, man. Lord would You grant me grace to impart to every heart that prays and reads with me now the gift to grow as disciples worth multiplying, in Jesus name amen.”

A STAMPEDE FOR CHOCOLATE!

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At several IGNITION Prayer events in Orlando last month God thrust these two polar opposite personalities, me and Curtis, jointly into the harvest fields. As our group of 7 finished dinner one night, it became a matter of some urgency to at least two us that there was no chocolate dessert on the menu. With amazing spiritual discernment 3 others of the 7 decided to ask google maps, at the same time, for directions to their favorite chocolate dessert house. I was driving! After 15 minutes of closed doors it appeared there was “NO PLACE LEFT” that we might discover chocolate at 10:30pm. BUT GOD has given Curtis a supernaturally built in chocolate homing device that went into sudden detection mode. Curtis almost yelled: “ There is a Longhorn on the other side of this block!!” No-one could see anything, Curtis was making what appeared to be a total faith declaration! We dropped 4 at the hotel and it was only the three Cs, Cindy, Curtis and Colin that made it to the Longhorn! When we thanked our waitress and asked:  

“What is the one thing we can pray now for you personally?” She responded in, for me, a never before seen way!! She looked up from where she stood and prayed: “THANK YOU LORD!! YOU KNEW I NEEDED PRAYER!!” then immediately sat down with us right next to Cindy. God gave us wisdom to discern that she needed scripture based prayer and that we would need to be still and listen for His voice while Tiffany could bring our Chocolate Stampede dessert. The Holy Spirit ministered to all 4 of us as we 3 Cs declared then prayed the scripture God had given each of us for Tiffany.

NOW TIFFANY IS A DISCIPLE WORTH MULTIPLYING!

Let us PRAY NOW:  “Oh Father, I cry out to You and ask, am I a disciple of Yours worth multiplying?” Now precious Saint, I am telling you that God is giving me an ever deepening love for this precious Brother Curtis Sergeant! God blew the fire of His Spirit into 30 of our lives as we attended the radical 4 day MetaCamp that Curtis teaches. If you thought I was on fore for Jesus before watch out. In the above prayer whether you heard the Lord say “YES! You are a disciple worth multiplying, or possibly NOT YET, whatever the case PLEASE click to this link to: www.Zúmeproject.com. The Zume Training is an on-line and in-life learning experience similar to the in person MetaCamp I just attended. It is designed for small groups (4-12) who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply.

If you have read this far and not clicked the  ZUME link, and started the training I will be following up with you personally when I return from my sabbatical. Chkk-Chirrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

 

IGNITE April 2018

What do Kingdom, Kindergarten and Sabbatical have in common?

They all collided in my classroom at church today!

A year ago in Herrnhut Germany God spoke extremely clearly to me to go home and teach Kindergartners again. Praise God I was immediately obedient, called Pastor Shondarius Williams the day after my return and was teaching the very next Sunday!  It has been a testing in patience and grace, but today: “Oh Sweet Jesus, THANK YOU!”  the Kingdom of God came on earth as it is in heaven in several beautiful moments. Set 5 minutes aside right now!  You do not want to miss these encounters with the heart of our Father.

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Over the past 4 weeks the Lord has used my precious Brother Nate Vander Stelt our EVP at GACX (Global Alliance for Church Multiplication), my darling precious Bride, our wonderful praying without ceasing P.I.T. Crew and His own voice in my heart to affirm that I have been running on empty and need to take my first ever sabbatical. So I’m sitting on a little chair with 5 of my precious Kindergartners explaining: “A sabbatical is taking 8 weeks away to be alone with God.” Precious Sienna, sitting next to me and really listening says: “So Brother Colin, are you going to heaven?”

Oh WOW!! My heart just melted, I looked at her, smiled from the depths of my heart and just hugged her saying: “Well kinda, yes Sienna, I’m going to be in heaven with God in a cottage on the seashore in Wales!”  

Most of you reading this know that I do not miss too many opportunities to PRAY NOW! One of the ways I model this is to stop and pray short prayers throughout our class time together, this way the children are seeing we can talk to God for any reason at any time. So instead of setting time apart for prayer at the beginning and the end of class, which is, in itself, good, it is best when prayer becomes a part of who we are, by turning our hearts to God as though He was actually with us,!! This is of course exactly what He is!! WITH US.

It is just living out Proverbs 3:6 “Acknowledge Him in ALL your ways and He will direct your steps.” Sadly prayer often becomes just another thing on our to do list and consequently there is often very little Holy Spirit life in our prayers.  So here is how prayer can become Holy Spirit filled. Today in the middle of class, Sister Leeann reached in to drop my role list and instead of not noticing her, I paused and said: “Sister Leeann! Could my children pray for you today?” Turning to my children, squatting down to look them in their eyes, I said to them: “Come children let us pray for Sister Leeann:☺)”

I pray, they repeat: “Dear Lord Jesus”….”Dear Lord Jesus” their little voices echo “Thank You for Sister Leeann.”… and after just a few more short phrases we pray: “ in Jesus name amen.”….”In Jesus name amen.” Then I asked Sister Leeann to pray briefly over the children and by faith I am expectant that God will do what we have each asked Him to do!  So this is turning a 99% unseen activity of Leeann’s into a personal encounter with the living King and boomerang blessings are flying back and forth across the room and to heaven and back!!

Chkk-Chirrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! Leeann walked out a refreshed daughter of the King and I’ll guarantee you she will never forget the day those little kindergartners prayed for her. Now I challenge you to take your own children, or parents, no matter how old they are and GO AND DO LIKEWIZE!! PRAIRcondition your lives by simply turning every day happenings into PRAYER OPS!

NOW YOUR HEART WILL MELT!!

As a class, one of our regular prayers is: “LORD TEACH US TO PRAY!!”  Every other week or so we go on a prayer journey!  Today I asked: “Children who wants to go on a Prayer Journey? “Yes please Brother Colin.” OK Let us Pray Now: They echoed this prayer: “Lord Jesus we thank You that You know who needs our prayers today so please, Jesus, will you put them in our path, THANK YOU JESUS!”

Down the stairs we went and I see Roger Gould one of our first impressions parking attendants walking by and we have a pretty similar pray now time as we did with Leeann. Two more PRAYER OPS! and you know what this is, it’s like prayer practice but the great news is that when you practice prayer IT COUNTS!! Melanie Sanderson just got so blessed and she too prayed for the children.

Then God dropped His presence from heaven. We were standing in the corner by the front door reception and  one of the boys sad “Brother Colin I think we need to pray for that man, with the big white beard. I asked his name and then said: “Brother Ray, thank you for being in church today, now if there was one thing my children and I could PRAY NOW for you personally, what would it be?” Quite honestly it looked like we had just hit him in the stomach he had such a need for prayer as he explained that his 32 year old daughter had been in a hit and run accident and she did not look like these little children and please could we pray for God to heal his daughter. The gravity of this request was on each child’s face and as we began to echo pray, Brother Ken began to weep and big tears just popped out of his eyes…. We prayed in Jesus name and I gathered the children in my arms in such a way as to wrap Brother Ken in a big circle of children’s and my arms giving him a squeeze tight love hug of Jesus!

The Holy Spirit was visibly upon the children’s countenances as we quietly walked back holding each other’s hands to our class room. I then prayed: “Oh Lord Jesus would You mark each of our hearts today and forever with this incredible picture of what You did through each of these children’s prayers (I named them one by one before the Lord) Oh Lord God make us Your people that pray at all times and in all places in Jesus name amen.”

Please watch for a short miraculous salvation story next week in which I will also share my “Sabbatical details and Prayer Missions.”

With the Chkk-Chirrrrrrrrrrrrrr joy and love of Jesus and encouraging you to be a Pray Now disciple worth multiplying,

Colin

IGNITE December 2017

For our very dear Friend,

On Wednesday 13th December at 6:45am inside The Main Street Café in Plano Texas, God joyfully saved a young man.  It was, as if, I was a bystander watching myself share the gospel with this precious waiter, who had become a friend over the past year.

Before I share this wonderful salvation story will you PRAY NOW with me? “Oh Lord I praise You for the person/people, that You used to bring the truth and Your Son, Jesus Christ into my life.” (Pause, remember …. name them and thank the Lord for them.)

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James (not the waiter’s real name) and I had refreshed our friendship just the day before when he had served me lunch. We’d talked briefly about new doors opening and needing to take a step of faith, relating to his work. Consequently, I was not surprised when the Lord had put James on my heart in prayer early that morning and I was strongly impressed by the Lord to come to my breakfast meeting early especially to meet James.

Jesus births, in me, new depths of His love for the lost as we love our grandson Caleb

As I walked in, there was James in the middle of the café, the only person to be seen, clearly a “God set up!”, I gently smiled within, thanking Father for His response to my expectant faith. After a joy filled greeting I dove straight in and asked, “James, do you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ?” With an open and transparent heart, he said: “Well…. I’ve been to church a few times …….” For the next 7-8 minutes God protected our space, I shared John 3:16 and Romans 10:9-10 declaring them, then explaining them, and asking some simple questions which revealed James’s heart and readiness for God to save him.  “James, you might not understand everything about God’s love for you, however, would you like to pray now with me surrendering your life to Jesus as Lord?” “Yes! I want to take this step of faith!” The angels in heaven began to praise God rejoicing in this new birth as we prayed. In that moment of eternity and with a lightening like flash in my heart the Holy Spirit moved me from bystander to participant with James. Over the next day, God drew me into a renewed and absolute surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in my own life.

This Christmas 2017, will you join me and surrender your life again, afresh to trust and obey Him in every way? God wants to use you and your personality dressed in His Holy Spirit to be a gentle but bold witness for Jesus.

A PRAY NOW MOMENT! Please read this prayer first and if you agree then I ask you to PRAY NOW! “Precious Lord Jesus, thank You for stirring me to read Colin’s IGNITE Prayer Letter! Lord, I re-surrender my life to trust and obey You Lord! Father use me to love like You love and to intentionally share Your love with others every day Lord please speak to me if You want me to give a special year end gift to Your work through https://www.ignitingprayeraction.org/giving/,  in Jesus name I pray, amen.”

Chkk-Chirrrrrrrrrrrrrr in the joy we share in sharing Jesus to neighbours and nations,

Colin and Nancy Millar

GOD CAN TURN…FRUSTRATIONS TO FAVOR…. TRIALS TO TRIUMPHS!

IF WE WILL JUST TRUST HIM!!

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“A PICTURE OF TRANQUILITY IN TRIALS”
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I often have an unspoken prayer in my heart of: “Lord please give me Your eyes and heart for the unseen or the forgotten one.”
Last week I was trying a first! “Online purchased airport parking” with a printed-out bar code on my receipt. It was Sunday at 5:30am and I was flying to Orlando from Houston at 7:30am. The bar code scanner would NOT read my parking barcode and after 7 minutes of trying both gate scanners I called dispatch, wading through 3 tiers of listen to the options, press this # and eventually got someone live!  By God’s grace alone I gave a cool, calm and collected explanation as to why I needed someone to open the gate for me! In my mind, I was screaming “SEND SOMEONE IMMEDIATELY OR I’M GOING TO MISS MY FLIGHT” but surprisingly the very pleasant dispatcher said “Sir, I’ve already got someone on the way to help you they will be with you soon! 8, 9 minutes go by NO-ONE! 
No time to call again, I buy my 2nd $24 parking ticket!!

Are you sensing my potential frustration? Are you facing some craziness in your life right now? I want to describe how simple little things can so easily get us off God’s track! UNLESS we pray Luke 11:13 daily and if necessary, hourly, I do!

 “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will Your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?”  See my Andrew Murray book recommendation below!
OK precious friends, I’m back from Orlando and I have committed to my precious Bride that I will get the credits back from the parking company. I actually paid THREE times for one parking term, so needed to get two credited.
Now here is where I am praying AGAIN for the Holy Spirit to fill me and I get the Parking Lot accounts specialist surprisingly promptly on the phone. 
My silent prayer is “Please Lord, don’t let me take my situational frustration out on this innocent woman as I explain my Sunday parking saga to her.” The Lord is so good and Keylonda Brown has my card credited twice within about 6 minutes. 
Now you know how customer service people will invariably ask after they have attended to your request: 

“Now Sir, is there anything else I can help you with today?” 
It is the perfect PRAY NOW set up!! 


I say “Firstly Keylonda, I want to thank you for the very prompt, efficient and friendly way you took care of my payment issue today (AND HERE IT COMES) "So, if there was ONE THING I could PRAY NOW for you PERSONALLY what would it be?" ………… At first there is silence, then I begin to hear a quiet but definitive weeping, I just listen praying in my spirit and then after nearly a minute I say very gently…. “So how can I pray Keylonda? Amidst deep sobs she says: “For my Sons….please pray ….for my sons!” I again very gently asked what were their names and began to pray the word of God into and over their lives. 
A TEACHING MOMENT! Just because you pray with someone and they say amen, do not assume they are saved, I’ve had the joy to lead literally 100s into a first time prayer of salvation or in briefly sharing the gospel with them, they pray again and become totally assured of their salvation! With a few, heart connecting questions, I validated Keylonda’s assurance of her salvation, then asked her to cry out to God from her mother’s heart for her sons. We both praised God for my parking ticket problems being used sovereignly to connect us in prayer and then Keylonda assured me she would email me her side of the story and gave me permission to share this with you all.

Keylonda’s Heart Response from Prayer!! 

To whoever this email reaches that has any question about: is GOD real. I can TELL you he is very REAL. Today I received a phone call here at work. The person on the phone is Mr. Colin Millar. I know this may sound strange but from the moment he spoke I felt so emotional, but I still spoke in my normal voice. He sounded so happy, sooo happy, I can't really explain. While doing the normal and assisting him with what he needed. I thought we were done but he thanked me for my help and he said is there anything that you need or I can pray for you ( I broke down).
What Mr. Colin didn't know is that I have 4 kids 25 son, 24 son, 13 daughter, and a 6 son. My second to the oldest son Reginald Hill (24 years old) I have not seen in the flesh in almost 6 years. I have been praying to GOD to please shield him where ever he may be. I recently got an email on face book saying: hey your son is looking for you and he is in jail. Saddened by the news but happy he is alive. Now my oldest son Deginald who works out here with me hit a rough patch in high school but still graduated and he eventually got his life together. Yesterday I get a call from his fiancé saying he has a warrant. My heart failed because I know my son and although he was trying to help his name has been slandered. That is the worst feeling to have someone to lie on you because they are mad at someone else. 
See what no one knows is that when my son was 10 years old he would get up and wake his brother up and although Reginald would be upset, he would say come on lets go ( I got up because I could hear them, we only had a one bedroom apartment.

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I followed them outside and they didn't know, after the first time I never said anything.) Y’All, they were getting on the church van that comes into the apartment to pick people up to go to church. I did not make them go. My son Deginald would get up every Sunday morning on his own and he would take his brother with him. 


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“The Ministry of Intercession” Yours and many lives will be changed forever!I

I pray for all my kids. I have a lot of sleepless nights my father and mother have passed on. I'm 41 years old and I have been out on my own since I was 12 years old. You wanted to know if God is real LOOK AT ME. I have been homeless no food to eat but somehow some way GOD has always been there.  I have been on my job for 17 years, as an Accounting Specialist and I recently got my High School Diploma. Sometimes like today I felt sad, worried and alone and God used Mr. Colin. GOD had to remind me never to question Him and never to lose my faith because He is real and He will never leave me. Mr. Colin I can't thank you enough I'm in tears typing this letter but they are happy tears because I know God hears me and He is with me.
Thank you and have a wonderful day. ~~  Keylonda Brown  ~~ Accounting Specialist

A TEACHING MOMENT! Thank everyone God puts in your path no matter what they do, every day. Like this: You are in the mall and see a precious looking Muslim family walking by with 3 children. I often stop look at them with the heart of Christ’s love and say: You have a beautiful family and I just want to THANK YOU for being in the mall today. Then smiling broadly and heart engagingly I’ll say, may our Lord God’s favor and joy rest upon you all today.”

A PRAY NOW MOMENT! Please read this prayer first and if you agree then I ask you to PRAY NOW!
“Precious Lord Jesus, thank You for stirring me to read Colin’s IGNITE Prayer Letter! Lord, if there are prayer igniting actions You want me to deploy in my life please make me obedient to practice them.
 Lord please speak to me if You want me to give a special year end gift to Your work through https://www.ignitingprayeraction.org/giving/,  in Jesus name I pray, amen.”

Igniting Prayer Blog

"JESUS, what do You want to say to me? Jeremiah 29:12
 


On Monday 27th February, 2017 at The Greater Houston Prayer Summit, my dear friend Bishop Clark Lowenfield and I PRAYED NOW like this: 

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“Lord God would You anoint my Brother Clark with Your presence and power so that when he asks this assembly to be still and listen for what You, Jesus, want to say that we will be transformed by Your presence and each one of these 250 people (And you who reads this IGNITE) will hear You clearly speak to us. Please give us faith to believe, both that You speak and for us to hear what You say, in Jesus name we pray, Amen.”

Give God a High Five right now!
 Take 5 minutes now to be still with the MOST HIGH and listen to what
He might say to you!

WOW! I was surprised! Even though I’d prayed for every one of us that night, and you right now as you read, to hear from Jesus, I was blown away when I heard God speak to me! It was clear as day in my heart, not audible to the ear, but loud and clear in my heart! This is what I heard:

“Unite prayer influencers to mobilize and equip the end time prayer army of God of 500 Million intercessors… I confess I rather rudely interrupted the Lord with “Lord! Surely You mean 5 million?”…in my mind I was thinking at least there are some other crazy people in the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication that have heard God say 5 million new churches…. still crazy …. But the impression strongly in my heart was “No I’m saying 500 million intercessors because My church cannot be a house of prayer for all nations unless it is filled with people that pray!”

“OK, got it Lord!” The Lord went on to give me encouragement and affirmations like talking and praying the very next day with my dear fellow South African friend, Graham Power founder of the Global Day of Prayer. God used Graham's obedience to fill stadiums, churches, homes with prayer gatherings on Pentecost Sunday, some years as many as 300 million people in nearly every nation on the planet.  Another very strong affirmation came in Herrnhut Germany with my new friend Ioan Peia (left), when we took lunch together. In the midst of prayer I hear Ioan say: “Thank You Lord for the vision of 500 million Watchmen!" Again, I confess, like with the Lord, I rudely interrupted Ioan, saying “How many did you see Brother?” When he repeated the number I just began to weep! 500 Million Watchmen of the End Times ~ 
By Ioan Peia Rumanian Prayer Leader ~ an excerpt from his vision ~
"I began to have a vision of the calling to prayer for believers around the world. At that moment, my friend Dr. Nicky Leung from Canada was in my house. He said to me that there is a book by Dick Eastman - “The hour that changed the world”. I started to define the chains of prayer at the global level and during the next two hours a vision took birth: millions upon millions of intercessors dressed in white holy garments, getting ready and preparing the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the Lord said the number: “there will be 500 Million Watchmen”.
 
God gives this amazing vision to Tracie Schilling from our PIT Crew :  "Colin, yesterday I was driving home from work, praying for you and the whole movement coming from Germany. I had a beautiful beautiful vision!!  It was so amazing.  I saw such an immense tree...huge. The trunk is BIG and the tree is TALL and the canopy is extensive, reaching up to the sky. The whole tree was made of worshiping believers. They are wearing robes, each a solid color but a different color from those around them. All faces were lifted up with awe and praise. 
 I don't know what the canopy is made of because I was at ground level, near the trunk looking up.  In the midst of the tree and around it going up and out is light, music, beautiful scents. There was so much light and color, lots of wonderful texture. And soooo much joy and LOVE. Regardless of how individuals act or how we are portrayed in this world, the BODY of Christ is so beautiful and lovely and rich in love."


PAUSE! ~~ LISTEN TO JESUS ~~ One word from God can change everything! Thank someone today for whatever it is they do then ask: "If there was one thing I could PRAY NOW for you personally what would it be?"
"LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY."