Friday, September 28, 2012

Lioness Arising Session 2 - Recap!!!

Lioness Arising Session 2 - Recap

DANGEROUSLY AWAKE!!!

What an amazing Wednesday night! It was so incredible to see passions fanned and a greater awareness to the immense strength that God has entrusted in us!

To start the recap I need to fill you in with a documentary that Lisa retold.

In preparing for this book she watched about the captivity of a few lions that were being released into the new reserve. In order for the Alpha lion to be successful in the new wild, the rangers needed to take off the tracking collar so that the mane would appear as large as possible (Lions use the width of each other's manes to visually gauge and determine whether to challenge the other for dominance of an area) It took two tranquilizing darts to bring the lion down. Just as they were about to jump off of the jeep to snap into action, the previously undetected alpha lioness boldly made her presence known and inserted herself between the fallen lion and eager rangers, growling menacingly while pacing back and forth in front of her mate. To get to the lion they would have to tranquilize her. As she went down the lion growled and struggle to rise but could not. They finally got the collar off of the lion and jumped back on to their jeep and took off as the narrator explained, "There's nothing more dangerous than being in the presence of lions when thy are fully awake."


The Lioness guards and protects her lion!

To get to the Lion, the enemy will have to tranquilize the lioness!! We are that lioness!!! We NEED to be dangerous and fully awake!!

Who is the enemy going to attack if we are tranquilized and not fully awake?

Romans 13:11 " And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed."


Be up and awake to what God is doing around us!! We are responsible for what God has created us to be an answer for!!!

DO NOT let the normal run of the your day DRAIN the life out of you and cause you to be OBLIVIOUS to God!!!

When we do what God wants there is STRENGTH!

We need to redeem and free up our days for what matters.

The things that happen everyday causes us not to notice. What do we need to wake up to in our day and notice?

When people have no purpose they argue about the unimportant.

We need to track our time, our days, our hours and our minutes.

My children are for signs and wonders!!

The things that we tolerate as being the problems "over there" will eventually end up coming over here!!!

We need to believe and claim that we are VIRTUOUS and CAPABLE women!

GOD DID NOT SAVE YOU TO TAME YOU!!!! HE SAVED YOU TO BE RELEASED!!!

Luke 4:18-19

New International Version (NIV)
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
 
God's Spirit is on you and me!
 
Is the scripture going to make history in our lives?!!
 
God calls us the anointed one! We are all anointed for a reason!
 
Lets not forget the the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah in scripture they were said to be
PROUD, OVERFED and UNCONCERNED!!! (yikes!)
 
We need to remember that to those who much is given, much is required!!!
 
 
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WHOA!!!! HUGE STUFF!!!

Questions to think about!


1. Who is at risk if you are tranquilized?
 
2. What provokes a fierce response in you that even now requires prayer?
 
3. What is in your power to fiercely defend?
 

There is nothing more dangerous than being on your feet and fully awake!

Remember all those who are following the blog alone, I encourage you again to  pick up the book or borrow it to get all the incredible missing pieces. There is so much more amazing revelations that I received from reading the book than I have the ability to fill you in here!! http://www.amazon.ca/Lioness-Arising-Wake-Change-World/dp/0307457796/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348851606&sr=8-1
 
 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Motion 312

Well in the excitement and rush to get out of the church, I forgot all of my notes for the evening so, we are all on pause for the Lioness Arising recap until tomorrow/Friday when I am able to pick them back up and write it out.

That being said... Man O man!!! Did God ever stir today.

I am sure you have all caught wind of Motion 312 that was being voted on today. Without intending to offend... my emotions are bubbling over to the point where I just can't hold it in!!!! So here's my blahhhh!!!!!!


Take a moment and watch!!!


I don't know how to handle the frustration that I feel right now to know that this was not passed!

Here's the verdict.... from a article on the CTV website.(http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/backbencher-s-abortion-motion-defeated-203-to-91-1.971640)

MPs voted down a Conservative backbencher’s motion that sought to resurrect the abortion debate Wednesday, but 10 cabinet ministers were able to show their support for the motion, including Immigration Minister Jason Kenney and Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose.
In a vote of 203 to 91, Motion 312 was defeated in the House of Commons Wednesday evening.
The private member’s bill was put forth by Kitchener Centre MP Stephen Woodworth.
In the months leading up to the vote, Woodworth argued that the motion was not an attempt to criminalize abortion procedures in Canada.
Instead, he insisted it was intended to strike a 12-member, all-party committee to study the definition of when a newborn can legally be considered a human being.
Currently the Criminal Code declares that a child is a human being when it emerges alive from the mother’s womb.
But in the 1988 ruling that confirmed abortion rights in Canada there was a note of the potential need to protect the unborn at some point during a pregnancy, argued Woodworth and his supporters.
During Wednesday’s vote, Prime Minister Stephen Harper kept good on his campaign promises not to re-open the abortion debate and voted against the motion. Harper had earlier called the motion “unfortunate.”
However, more than 80 Conservative MPs voted in favour of it.
Four Liberal MPs also voted in favour of the motion, while the NDP caucus opposed it.
Following the vote, Woodworth told reporters he hoped Canadians would continue to pressure MPs on the issue.
"I hope that people all across Canada will really take to heart, will be moved to advocate that we enshrine in Canadian law the inherent worth and dignity of every human being," Woodworth said.

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THIS IS NOT THE CANADA that I beleive in... that we turn our eyes away from the truth for the sake of trying to stand firm on "pro-right" abortion issue. This had little to do with trying to pull up the abortion topic but to make a motion on what is right. There is no magical moment when we pass the babe through the birth canal that changes the little one from being non-human to human!!! Should we not know the truth... WHY ARE WE WALKING AROUND choosing to have our EYES CLOSED...

WOW... I don't even know where to go from here.... it has struck a chord!!!

Thank you to all the amazing women who prayed tonight!!!! The Spirit of the Lord was heavy in that room as we all prayed and believed for a change of heart. I pray that the gravitude of this motion is brought into light again and that the men and women who voted against this is brought to a place of immense awareness!!!

Blessing to all of you!! May we not walk around with our eyes shut. Let us WAKE UP PASSIONATE WOMEN of this COUNTRY!!! Lets allow our voices be heard!!! Let's not stand idly by watching the world go on around us with out STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT!!!!

Here is a post from a really good friend of mine that has really really helped to continue to put me in the right mind!!!


Jennifer Bryant Choong : you know though, I feel the momentum growing in my spirit too - the Church IS WAKING UP and using her voice and God-given authority to speak the truth and be heard. Parliament was apparetnly backlogged with emails, phone calls, post-cards, letters, people .... all with the same message "We want to see babies called human BEFORE they are born - yes! from conception on!" There is a huge swell and tide that is rising. I think of in the book of Daniel chapter 10, where there was a battle for 21 days - only after the fact Daniel was told his prayer was heard the first time he spoke it, but the answer was prevented due to a great battle in the heavenlies. Seeing as we do not battle agaisnt flesh and blood,but principalities and powers and the rulers of darkness, I think it's safe to say there's a battle going on about the unborn, and the deep deception involved with that. We continue pressing on and standing up for truth and justice. Every prayer is still effective and active in the spiritual realm. We are engaging in that battle in the heavenlies as we pray - it will come into this natural reality because we can see it with our faith eyes and have a hold of it with our prayers. "It's just a matter of time" as Misty Edwards sings :-)
 
 
 
Wow I have that song playing right now... bringing me to tears... what a beautiful song!!!!
 
He is going to turn it all around!!!!
 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lioness Arising - Session 1 Recap

Hi Ladies!!!

So last night was amazing!!! I felt the tangible presence of God from the moment the night started to the moment we all got up to leave.
God is so good. To be honest... I was a little heavy... not in a negative way but deep sense of responsibility. Cecile and I were chatting on Tuesday night finalizing the schedule and she said, "All we need to do is be open to facilitating the Holy Spirit to move." That word just lifted the heaviness and filled my spirit with an awe of God. Thank you Lord that you have set things up so that the message you have for these amazing women is so much greater than I can even begin or need to express!!!

Now that aside, :)
Lets get straight into the night!!!!!

There were so many things that Lisa talked about in the DVD that were sooo good!!! But here are a few that led to the questions and discussion time that came out at the end of the night.

We as women need to be FULLY AWAKE and enveloped in the presence of God. We are to rise up like a lioness (Numbers 23:19-23)

 Just as God has given Lisa a vision that is greater than merely for her. God also gives us visions and dreams. He gives us those visions to enlarge us and release strategies. WE ALL HAVE A PART!!

As the bride of Christ we have been called to ARISE and AWAKE a lioness, ready to HUNT TOGETHER!!

Sometimes we have been given a dream or vision that we have forgotten or lay aside. But God can tear open that area in our lives that was previously sealed and do something amazing if we only allow!

We need to LOOK, HEAR, PRAY, ROAR, RISE UP, ROUSE OURSELVES, GATHER AUTHENTICALLY and RELATE!!!

"If ever there comes a time, when the women of the world come together purely and simply for the benefit of mankind, it will be a force such as the world has never known." - Matthew Arnold

We are riding on the back of the prayers of the women before us. Those women have set us up for the freedom and voice that we can have now!!! We have been given a great responsibility and much has been entrusted to us as the free women of this generation and society. With this revelation we now need to allow something to rise up within that we didn't even know was there.

We no longer need to strive (which causes injury) but we are to stretch and know that the breadth of our impact will ENRICH the lives of others.

We are the LIVING, BREATHING, SOLUTION!
 
Lets be the EXPRESSION of God on this earth!!!

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Questions to think about!

1. Have you ever had a dream or vision from God?
(Dream: A series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep. Vision: the faculty or state of being able to see, the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom, an experience of seeing someone or something in a supernatural dream or vision.)

2. Have you ever experienced the tangible presence of God? If so what was happening or what were you doing when this happened?


3. What are some visions and dreams of your own that you have laid aside that God is stirring in your spirit even now?


*Over the next week, be intentional to invite God into your dreams each night. Keep a journal next to you and record what happens.


If you feel led and would like to share some thoughts head to the Passionate Women Facebook Group and let us know what you are thinking, we would love to hear some of your answers to the questions!!! (http://www.facebook.com/groups/445035028880946/)



Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lioness Arising - Video summary

For all of you who will not be able to make it out to the Life Group on Wednesday nights, I wanted to give you a chance to gain some insight into what Lioness Arising is going to be about. I have found a YouTube interview on 100Huntley Street where Lisa Bevere spoke about her book. Feel free to check it out!!!!!


I will be back on Thursday with the recap, questions that may have come out, and hopefully a quote of impact from one of our Passionate Women from the Life Group!!!!



Also if you would like to take the next step of depth in the weeks to come, pick up a copy of Lioness Arising. Borrow from a friend, check out the bookstore at Koinonia Christian Fellowship or order it online, http://www.amazon.ca/Lioness-Arising-Wake-Change-World/dp/0307457796/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348017042&sr=8-1


 
 
Lets band together as women in purpose and passion to make an impact on the world around us!!!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Life Group Wednesday's Start this Week!!!!

Okay friends, family and Passionate Women!!!!

Here we are!!!! Lets head straight into an amazing 10week focus!!!!!

As many of you have been reading this upcoming Wednesday.... YES THIS WEDNESDAY September 19th!!! Cecile Turner and I are heading up a Life Group at our local church! For those who are in the area and want to get involved it's still not too late!!!!!! Feel free to call the church Koinonia Christian Fellowship, Phone # (519) 744-7447 to sign up!! Or just come out with a pen and  journal on Wed. @ 7pm, 850 Sawmill rd, Bloomingdale, ON. (For more information on our church check out the website here http://www.kcf.org/)

These next 10 weeks we will be following the curriculum created by Lisa Bevere called....

LIONESS ARISING

Side point!!!! What an amazing book!!! I know, I know!!! I have already RAVED about it on this blog so I wont get into to much right now.

My goal here on this blog is to follow along with the Lioness Arising sessions. I will be aiming for about 2 times a week. The 1st post will be a small outline for the session, questions to ponder and things to pray about. The 2nd post will be some insight that has come out of our time together! Hope you are all able to feel a part of this fall season of the blog!!!

In light of desiring to build a forum of communication especially over the next few weeks I have started an online Facebook Group that should allow a way for all of us to chat back and forth. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have more input from all of you!! Be sure to check it out and join in the ongoing journey! (http://www.facebook.com/groups/445035028880946/#!/groups/445035028880946/)

Blessings!!
Nicole