August 10, 2017
Along the Journey with Laura Martin
Hello! Thinking of you this week and am grateful for each of you pressing in and praying for Time to Revive. Today is day 19 of our 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting. I awoke this morning with this promise from the Lord on my heart:
“Thus says the LORD who made the earth, the LORD who formed it to establish it, the LORD is His name: ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’” — Jeremiah 33:2-3
When I read this, I thought about picking up my phone and calling God. He’s right there on the other end, chatting with me, and answering me about all the things I don’t know. He promises He will answer us, that He will give us an answer.
In Mark 11:24 Jesus says, “Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted to you.”
Jesus says to PRAY and ASK and BELIEVE, and they will be granted to you. I have called out to the LORD, I have sought His face, and I am desperate for Him to answer us. And then, I’ve waited in the strength of the Lord.
“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” — Psalm 27:14
At TTR for the past 19 days, we have sought the LORD in six specific areas:
1. Invitations coming in from multiple cities and countries.2. Partnership opportunities with other ministries.3. The new wave of missionaries in the interview process.4. reviveWISCONSIN (outreach begins August 13).5. Stability for TTR’s monthly finances (daily provision).6. Our ministry’s role in Israel.
During this 21-day season, Kyle is posting a 5-minute Facebook LIVE video. JOIN Kyle daily as He shares updates. Click here to watch the videos. (Find the video from Tuesday night and you’ll hear a joke from Jude!).
I feel desperate for the Lord to grant wisdom in these prayer points. Yes, we need provision to meet the needs of the ministry expenses, to pour into reviveWISCONSIN and to press on as a ministry. Period. As I seek Him to provide wisdom and finances for the ministry, I am desperate for Him to move in the Church across America and this world, including Israel. I truly long for the Lord to shake the nations. I believe He hears our prayers and is answering us as we call out to Him.
PRAY: Today, our team begins traveling to reviveWISCONSIN to prepare for the outreach Sunday, August 13 – Saturday, August 19. The week is here, and we have over 170 people from out of town traveling to encourage the local believers!
PRAISE THE LORD: Housing has been provided above and beyond what we needed!
PRAY: For the LORD to MOVE mightily through the Body of Christ, through loving the community, bringing light into dark places!
PRAY: Several TTR team members will be speaking at local churches on Sunday, August 13th. See the side bar for details.
PRAY for the Spirit to move through these churches to ignite a fire in Wisconsin!
JOIN US FROM AFAR:PRAISE THE LORD: We give thanks for the many ways you can join us online or via radio:
*LIVESTREAM at www.revivewisconsin.org, 6:30pm – 8:30pm CST*WFRN 104.7FM radio – Sunday, 8:00 - 9:00pm EST; Monday - Friday, 7:30 - 8:30pm EST; Saturday, 8:30 - 9:30pm EST*reviveWISCONSIN Facebook LIVE
PRAISE THE LORD: This week, our missionary interview team has been interviewing TTR’s 6th round of missionary applicants.
PRAY for wisdom as the LORD adds team members to TTR. The past two days have been refreshing and humbling as we hear stories of lives redeemed and called by God to further His Kingdom. The Lord is building a mighty army at TTR.
PRAISE THE LORD: The Lord is moving across this nation. Our TTR missionaries are scattered from Arizona to Florida. Every week, in small pockets across the country, the Church is gathering and GOING OUT. Pastors and congregations are working together in unity and going out to share the love of Jesus. PRAY for favor and protection.
I love seeing this map, knowing mighty warriors are on the ground working for the Kingdom!
PRAY: This week, we have celebrated and given thanks for TTR staff member and teammate, Ruth Cooper. She will no longer work for TTR officially, but I know she will always be in our hearts. And Lord willing, our paths will reunite. This next school year, Ruth will finish up her Master’s in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing a counseling internship this year. PRAY for the LORD to guide her path and give her strength in this season ahead. Ruth has poured into the entire Martin family and our TTR team. She is a mighty prayer warrior and a loyal, loving watch-person for our ministry. If you feel led to touch base with her, please email her at email@example.com.
This week, I received a care package full of intentional kindness! Inside was a small piece of paper with many truths and promises of God. God’s timing is always perfect, and I needed to DWELL on these truths. I have cried out to the Lord much this week, asking Him for wisdom for TTR. These reminders of TRUTH were just what I needed to stay on track and stay the course, keeping my hands to the plow, resisting the lies of the enemy and believing His promises. Let’s proclaim this TRUTH TODAY:
GOD ALWAYS COMES THROUGH!
You say, “It’s impossible.”God says, “All things are possible.” — Luke 18:27
You say, “I’m too tired.”God says, “I will give you rest.” — Matthew 11:28-30
You say, “Nobody really loves me.”God says, “I love you.” — John 3:16 & John 13:34
You say, “I can’t go on.”God says, “My grace is sufficient.” — 2 Cor. 12:9
You say, “I can’t figure things out.”God says, “I will direct your steps.” — Proverbs 3:5-6
You say, “I can’t do it.”God says, “You can do all things.” — Philippians 4:13
You say, “I’m not able.”God says, “I am able.” — 2 Corinthians 9:8
You say, “It’s not worth it.”God says, “It will be worth it.” — Romans 8:28
You say, “I can’t forgive myself”God says, “I forgive you.” — 1 John 1:9
You say, “I can’t manage.”God says, “I will supply all your needs.” — Philippians 4:19
You say, “I am afraid.”God says, “I have not given you a spirit of fear.” — 2 Timothy 1:7
You say, “I’m always worried and frustrated.”God says, “Cast all your cares on ME.” — 1 Peter 5:7
You say, “I don’t have enough faith.”God says, “I’ve given everyone a measure of faith.” — Romans 12:3
You say, “I’m not smart enough.”God says, “I give you wisdom.” — 1 Corinthians 1:30
You say, “I feel all alone.”God says, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” — Hebrews 13:5
Can I get an amen? Thank you, Jesus, for loving us so much! The week ahead is going to be so fun as we head to Wausau, WI and love on this community! God is going ahead of us, and we are GRATEFUL to partner in ministry with you. Thank you for blessing us! May the Lord bless you today!
“But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning. For you have been my stronghold and a refuge in the day of my distress. O my Strength, I will sing praises to You, For God is my stronghold, the God who shows me lovingkindness.” — Psalm 59:16-17
In Christ alone and with love,Laura Martin
P.S. - Next week, I know you will enjoy the email updates from reviveWISCONSIN with highlight videos. I’ll write again in two weeks! ☺