My meditations for the New Year took me to Psalm 65:11 (NET):
You crown the year with your good blessings, and you leave abundance in your wake.
This verse is found in the midst of the many wonderful things God has promised in this Psalm. He, as King of kings, is going to “crown” this year with good blessings. Further, God is going to precede in preparation this year and in His wake, abundance will follow. A wake follows a boat or something that has gone before it. Know God goes before you into this New Year. May you experience His abundance. This is my prayer for you!
Spirit Life Ministries has experienced the truth of this verse this past year. As we reflect on what God has done, it is amazing. Your prayers have made a difference as we felt God going before us blessing us with a fresh anointing, signs and wonders, and provision for all of our needs. To God be the glory! In 2013:
- We were part of pastor and missionary conferences in the United Kingdom and South Africa where the frontline leaders were refreshed and renewed as the Holy Spirit poured out abundant grace.
- The 10 Spiritual Gifts Seminars enabled many to Discover, Develop and Deploy their gifts in Kingdom life-giving ways. The text, You Are Gifted! has been revised and ready for a reprint in 2014.
- Spirit Life Schools of Ministry in London UK, Maui HI, and the Appalachian Conference in Virginia had their first graduations with 51 world changers receiving their diplomas.
- The London School of Leadership launched a branch campus in Birmingham UK. It is exciting to see the growth and development of these schools as God is raising up leaders to serve in the UK and other parts of the world.
- Receiving the Promise of the Father has been translated into the Korean and Mandarin languages. Publishing possibilities are being explored at this time. The projected cost of each translation and publication is $2500.00.
Doors of opportunity for 2014 include:
- Ministering to frontline leaders in Japan with Russell and Sandra Board in February.
- Visiting Thailand and Cambodia with missionaries Jeff and Verna Wilhoite, and partnering with other leaders at the Indochina Ministry Center.
- Revists to the SLM Schools of Ministry and a trip to Spain in September.
- Fulfilling engagements and conferences already scheduled in the U.S
Please pray for all of these engagements. We want our steps to be ordered by Him and we covet the Holy Spirit’s presence to impact and change lives. Your prayers, love and support of Spirit Life Ministries are deeply appreciated. Also, pray about your partnership in SLM. Any size gift is appreciated. You may donate online. May God bless you with a manifold return. We love you!
Garnet and Frances Pike