Monthly Archives: February 2014

How Firm a Foundation

Hello friends,

I am offering my speaker services for free for 2014.  I only ask that any related expenses be compensated.  Please pass the word and shoot me an email, or give me a call if you know of any group that may be interested.  Please view the 3 minute video below!

into me YOU see

Image“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said.” John 14:26 (ESV)

Missing genuine intimacy? Perhaps you are not leaning in on the Holy Spirit.  Even as a Christian, I used to shy away from talking about the Holy Spirit.  This was due to abuses I had seen. Yet thanks to a very dear spiritual mother, I realized that she had something that I wanted. Intimacy with the Helper.  Her deep love and dependence upon Him, brought beautiful anointing to her teaching and relationships.  I rejoice that due to her example and exhortation, I now indeed have a passion and devotion to my Helper.  And I love to talk about what He is doing in my life!

In the upper room Jesus promised the apostles that the Father would send the Holy Spirit in His name, and that the Holy Spirit would teach them all things, and bring to their remembrance all things that Jesus said to them (John 14:26).  This promise was fulfilled in the inspiration of the Gospels and Epistles of the New Testament, all written by the apostles and their close companions!  

The same Holy Spirit now illumines to us the word of God which He inspired.  The Helper brings light, and apart from Him we cannot understand the truth or experience true intimacy.

The finger prints of the Holy Spirit are all over a book I just read by, Rivera Douthit, Intimacy, into me You see. 

Do you long for deeper intimacy in marriage, friendships, with the Helper?  You will want to read my friend Rivera’s book.  She was clearly filled with the Holy Spirit as she wrote.

If you long for a richer relationship with the Lover of your soul, I highly recommend it!  In fact I am giving away one free copy! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post between now and Friday, February 28th. Tell me an area in your life where you would like to see greater intimacy, or ways in which you fear intimacy.

Voices

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Childhood sexual abuse, teenage substance abuse, and a tumoltuous dating relationship filled with physical and verbal abuse had left me silent.  Held captive by the lies of the evil one.  Yet I thought returning to Christ and marrying a godly man and becoming a purposeful pastor’s wife would wash it all away.  For years never realizing that I was still wearing a mask, believing the lie of Satan that no one would accept the real me.  Yet by God’s healing grace I have now been set free!

What a privilege it has been to be on the book launch team for Jo Ann Fore, When A Woman Finds Her Voice. Those of us on this journey together have cried, laughed, held each other up in prayer, and have picked  each other up when we have fallen.  All through on-line relationships!  WOW, isn’t that just like God?

I have taken the pledge Jo Ann has challenged us to take.  “I will become a silence breaker, courageously speaking what God presses me to share.”  My name is Cheryl Lutz, and I will use my voice!

How about you? Order your copy of Jo Ann Fore’s book, When a Woman Finds Her Voice.  You will be blessed!

My chains are gone I’ve been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His mercy reigns Unending love, amazing grace.”

Chris Tomlin, “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”