CLC World 2017- Issue 1
Dear Reader - Welcome to CLC World!
This free mission magazine enables us to share with you, our faithful supporters, current news, testimonies, as well as prayer and praise points, illustrating how we are daily impacting thousands of lives in over 50 countries.
A New Year usually equates to new battles ... but maybe, like me, this year your situation is the same? Perhaps your battle has been raging on for months (or years!) and you just can’t see the way forward? Maybe instead of asking God to change our situation we should be asking him to change our perspective?
Currently, I am still waiting for my US visa so that I can work alongside the new International Director as the new Global Communications Director. This means I am working alone in Canada, separated from my team and restricted in some of my duties. That being said, I am convinced that this is exactly where the Lord wants me. I recently read this quote from Nicky Gumbel (Alpha) that stopped me in my tracks:Sometimes God calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms you. In God’s viewpoint, I’m learning that my being in Canada is important for my growth and somehow for those around me. In purposely seeking His perspective, I’ve discovered incredible blessings and divinely appointed opportunities.
Are you ready to let God reveal Himself to you in the situation you are facing? He wants to but needs your trust and obedience so you can fully understand and experience His love and mercy. Recently, I was reminded that according to God, mercy is ‘love in action’. To fully understand God’s love for us, we have to understand how Jesus chose to fight the battle for our salvation. His perspective was God’s. Are you ready to change your perspective and fight once more, knowing He is with you and strengthening you?
It is my hope that the stories and Kingdom resources you find inside this magazine will help you change your viewpoint to God’s. Remember, though, the enemy will try to stop you, so be sure to put on the full armour of God first!
You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. Genesis 50:20 (NLT)
From the editor - Amanda Lutes