Tuesday, September 21, 2010

BROKEN and SPILLED OUT

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"Real caring is the willingness to help each other in making our brokenness
into the gateway to joy."
~ Henri Nouwen
Steve Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPXAju9z7Cs


Today, I learned of a new carnival/meme called ONE WORD at a TIME with Bridget Chumbley and today's WORD was 

BROKENNESS


I'm linking up late with them because I sensed God leading me to share not on my brokenness but on SOME OTHER PRECIOUS ONES and their BROKENNESS.


Each one of the bloggers that linked had wonderful writings about 'brokenness' as I lurked and read most of the day, many of the 30, so I did not want to forget these many bloggers and what they wrote and shared from their hearts. My writing does not compare to theirs, but my heart does and the cause that I am sharing is ONE of extreme BROKENNESS!


I could not help but think of this SONG, the many times that I've wanted to write on brokenness in my own life yet never have. I cannot help but think of Mary in the Bible and her Alabaster Jar. I certainly cannot forget, Our Lord and Savior "broken and spilled out". It is certain that brokenness is usual thought of as a sad, hurtful time, but there are also positive parts to brokenness. We are often eluded of any hope in restoration, while in the midst of our personal brokenness.
"What is the final objective of the Lord's working in our lives? It is to break this earthen vessel, to break our alabaster box, to crack open our shell. The Lord longs to find a way to bless the world through those who belong to Him.  Brokenness is the way of blessing, the way of fragrance, the way of fruitfulness, but it is also a path sprinkled with blood. Yes, there is blood from many wounds. When we offer ourselves to the Lord to be at His service, we cannot afford to be lenient, to spare ourselves. We must allow the Lord utterly to crack our outward man, so that He may find a way for His out working. " ~ The Importance of Brokenness
Since I am sharing this over here at MISSIONS, I would like you to consider the "brokenness" of the many children and women being trafficked. These victims are broken over and over again. Their process to "healing" and restoration, if they are ever rescued from this horror, will take years and many compassionate hearts. It takes a church, a people open and ready to minister & reach out.

Definition
Brokenness

Scriptures:

Leviticus 26:13
Freed from Shame
As we walk closely with God, our burden of guilt is broken.

Psalm 124:7
Delivered from schemes
Praise God for the countless times He has delivered us from our enemies.

Psalm 34:18
Rescued in humility
By surrendering our stubbornness and arrogance, He accepts our brokenness and hears the prayers of the righteous.

Isaiah 53:5
Healed from within
Those who trust in the Lord receive inner peace, as His brokenness satisfies God's price for our sin.

Luke 4:18
Restored eternally
Jesus, the long awaited Messiah, fulfills Isaiah 61:1-2 prophesy of renewal.

LOVE THAT BREAKS
Matthew 26:26
LOVE THAT ENDURES
John 19:36
LOVE THAT REMEMBERS
1 Corinthians 11:23-24





Here's a STORY of just one such teen in the USA that was a VICTIM of this HUMAN TRAFFICKING, and will be shared with Dottie on her radio show this Thurs., Sept. 23rd... I'm sure many of you were thinking that Human Trafficking is just for other third world countries like India, Thailand, or even here in Mexico... YES, it does happen there BUT IT IS RIGHT WHERE YOU LIVE!!! HERE'S another eye opening story and there are so many more.

"Imagine yourself or your daughter: you are living in a brothel (or a place that
is keeping you against your will to profit from you).
Imagine the pain each day. Day after day after day, you are held hostage
and raped repeatedly.
Imagine how your hope weakens each time you pray.
You go to bed every night praying for the pain to stop.
Yet every morning you wake up to another day of beatings and rape.
Your hope wanes. You see no end in sight.
You are told vehemently and violently,
anytime that rescue is brought up
that it will never be possible
and you will live out your
entire life in this
situation.
[many times, they are told that they know where their family is and will threaten them]
[many times they are told that they are in debt to their captors]
~ this is taken from the 3rd devotional of a pdf from a  book
called
"Priceless"


So when I think of my times of brokenness, I am put to shame as I am reminded of these unknown yet known victims; women and worse, CHILDREN that are stripped of all human dignity, mistreated and abused. There is no reason for their brokenness through something that they did, but what was done to them. This is extreme injustice! And I, for one, am ANGRY about this. They are left with the scars for a lifetime, unfairly imposed on them and we have the chance to do something to put their pieces back together or STOP IT from ever happening. 

Here's ONE of many things that you can DO about this by joining BORN2FLY with Diane Scimone - go to her blog by clicking on the link to read more about THIS:

10/10/10 Twitterthon to stop child trafficking


MORE OF
WHAT WE CAN DO:




• Donate: Use the Chip-in widget above (or here) to donate $10. (You don't have to wait til 10/10/10 to donate of course.)
• Email: Tell 10 people about 10/10/10 and send them to www.born2fly.org or this blog.
• Blog: Post about 10/10/10. Include the Chip-in widget (see code below).
• Facebook: Talk about 10/10/10; include the Chip-in widget.
• Twitter: Tweet about it. Follow me, @DianaScimone, director of The B2F Project. 
• Updates: Check my blog for the latest: www.dianascimone.com 
• Paste: Copy and paste this code for the Chip-in widget onto your blog and Facebook:
"Traffickers think kids are commodities. On 10/10/10, tell kids they’re priceless. All it takes is $10." ~ Diane Scimone

LET'S CHANGE THEIR
BROKENNESS!!!


ONE at a TIME

WE CAN MAKE
A DIFFERENCE!



This is a WORD for each broken heart!!! Yes, you being trafficked and even you, the traffickers (may God have mercy & redeem you from your evil, sick hearts & may you find forgiveness too)... and any among us that the Lord sees as BROKEN:

"I Am Walking Among You to Heal Your Broken Hearts"
The following corporate prophetic word was given by Eileen Fisher on September 7, 2010 during her weekly Prophetic School of the Holy Spirit meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado:
The Father would say, "Here I am walking among you. I am walking among you to heal your broken hearts. For I have come in the midst of you to heal your broken hearts. For have I not said in My Word I have come to heal the broken-hearted and set the captives free?
"I am coming tonight to read the disappointment that is in your heart. For the enemy has come and he has tried to set up a camp of rejection. And in that camp of rejection there has been heaviness in your heart. And I have come tonight as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords to bring My joy to renew your strength; to bring hope where there was despair; to bring answers to where there are questions; to have you understand that lo, I am with you always.
"For I have not forsaken My own, nor shall I forsake My own. For I have sealed you with My Spirit," says the Lord your God.
~ Elijah List; Eileen Fisher, prophet




Thursday, September 16, 2010

URGENT PRAYERS NEEDED

PLEASE VISIT THIS MISSIONARY FAMILY IN LA PAZ, BAJA CALIFORNIA
AND
PRAY FOR JAYNEE




THE LOCKWOOD FAMILY- 2009

The Lockwood Family- 2009 
God bless you!

Here's where the URGENCY STARTED and then the current need was BLOOD and this UPDATE

I can't even imagine having gone through this (a miscarriage) and add having to do this here in MEXICO (internal hemorrhaging... removal of her uterus, great loss of blood) while their 12 children ages 1-13 are in the care of a Mexican sister (probably from their church).

SI HAY ALGUIEN QUE VIVE EN LA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ EN BAJA CALIFORNIA, O PUEDE AYUDAR, POR FAVOR AYUDA ESTA MAMA DE 12 EN EL HOSPITAL ALLI.
DANIEL (EL ESPOSO) PIDE AYUDO EN SU BLOG ASI

...pido que me ayuden con donar sangre para mi esposa. Me puedes contactar por celular (045) 613-105-8420

NECESITA TIPO "A"... POR FAVOR AYUDALES Y ORA PARA ESTA MAMA MISIONERA
QUE DIOS LE SANA!


Muchas Gracias... pide su iglesia de orar para Jaynee, perdió su bebe y ya mucho más



Other Prayer Requests (for more specific requests, please visit the "current news" section):
  1. That many will be saved and baptized
  2. For spiritual growth of the believers
  3. That God will give me boldness to preach
  4. For the filling and working of the Holy Spirit
  5. For protection of our family
  6. For strength for Jaynee in the home schooling
  7. That the Lord will raise up leaders in our little church
  8. The God will bring us a likeminded Hispanic family to work with us
  9. The God will bring more missionaries
  10. That we will be good managers of our time
  11. That the Lord will give me wisdom to make many decisions

Thursday, September 9, 2010

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION and CHILD PROTECTION COMPACT ACT

Please GET INVOLVED! You can DO something and MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Please go and read Rachel's blog on the SOLD Project, supporters of the IJM (International Justice Mission) campaign to pass the Child Protection Compact Act in Congress(CPCA) where she mentions which senators and representatives are supporting this legislation. To read more and have a better understanding, you may visit directly to International Justice Mission (IJM) site, they even answer 12 questions, some specifically addressing how this impacts trafficking and how it will eradicate child trafficking. (AMEN!) They clearly explain the Act and give a concise summary, not too complicated. You can help IJM ensure that this vital legislation is passed by contacting your Member of Congress today to urge him/her to support the CPCA.


Under GET INVOLVED on the IJM site the have a section for CHURCH, I love the opening line on that page  and this is meant to you and me, for we are the Church:
"In His call to us to seek justice for victims of violent oppression, God offers a rugged challenge – a task that requires the great energy stored in the global church...."
HERE ARE THE CRITICAL PRAYER REQUESTS at IJM:
Critical Prayer Requests
Prayer For Protection
Ask God to protect IJM staff, their families, and the victims of injustice from physical harm and spiritual attack.
Prayer For Perseverance
Ask God to bless IJM staff with perseverance to seek justice and community transformation in the face of opposition, indifference, and corruption.
Prayer For Love
Ask God to give IJM staff a great love for one another, for the victims that they serve, and for those they confront. 
INJUSTICE TODAY 
"Today, millions of lives around the world are in the grip of injustice.
More children, women and men are held in slavery right now than over the course of the entire trans-Atlantic slave trade: Millions toil in bondage, their work and even their bodies the property of an owner.
Trafficking in humans generates profits in excess of 12 billion dollars a year for those who, by force and deception, sell human lives into slavery and sexual bondage. Nearly 2 million children are exploited in the commercial sex industry. 
The AIDS pandemic continues to rage, and the oppression of trafficking victims in the global sex trade contributes to the disease’s spread..." IJM ... to continue reading more to convince you that something needs to be done and yes, we can make a difference... NOW IS THE TIME. 

While you're at this, why not check out Julie Shematz & the BFA FREEdom™ Team with more updates in this inclusive blog. Also Julie will be on Praise FM radio tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 10


Now this is one blog post of MISSIONS with many links but I cannot avoid sharing this information. This one comes closer to home for me, my home state of MN shared this report






Minnesota's child-sex-trafficking profile rising

by Ruben Rosario. 9/9/2010 in TwinCities.com
http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_16026327

This is appalling and we need to do something! The last paragraph in the article is what is happening more and more, not just here in Mexico or other 3rd world countries, right at home.

Please GET INVOLVED by writing your senators and representative and then PRAY! Thank you




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