Have you ever read a book, listened to a speaker or got to know someone and were blown away by them? Back in December, shortly before Christmas, I was on YouTube and watched a video. It was a “Sid Roth: It’s Supernatural” episode featuring a man named John Bevere.
I watched a 30 minute video in which Mr. Roth interviewed John Bevere about the Holy Spirit. It was a great video and as I had recently finished the book, “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan, I was very interested. I searched John’s name and came upon his website: Messenger International. At this site, I found a few books that caught my interest and ordered 3 of them.
John’s book, “The Holy Spirit” was one of them. What a great book. I devoured it and filled a notebook with notes. I also ordered “Girls With Swords” by his wife, Lisa Bevere. As I began reading the book, I looked her up on YouTube. I cannot tell you how many of her videos I have watched. This dynamic woman and her husband are wonderful people. What an incredible couple in ministry to our Lord. WOW!
But it gets better!!! They have four adult sons who work in the ministry field as well. They are Addison, Austin, Alec and Arden. They have a new site ministry they have recently debuted that is as powerful as their parents. Sons & Daughters ministers to those in their twenties to forties (IMO) but even though I am approaching 50 this year, I found it to be just as helpful to me as well. I’m following them in Instagram as well. (Though my son’s friends laugh; because almost all of those I follow are Pomeranians.) LOL!
Yesterday’s video was by their son, Austin, about depression. It really hit home as I have suffered PTSD and depression for over 25 years. It is so helpful to know that others who are Christians, also suffer. It’s also great to know that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He will help us in our time of need. Austin shared encouraging scripture, his own journey and offered encouragement for those who also suffer.
I have to say that this family has so impacted my life over the last few months and I believe that God put them in my life for a reason. He wants me to grow in faith and has shown me a family who’s faith is empowering to those who get to know them.
Shortly before Christmas, I found out that the plan God had for me was no where near possible at this time. I was devastated. I wanted to crawl into a ball and die. I was angry and upset. I railed at God for the deception. Then, as days went by, I humbled myself to Him and begged forgiveness. Since that time, I have been in the word.
I know He will not forsake me. I know He loves me. Scripture tells me that He will provide for all my needs. I can no more turn my back on Him than I could voluntarily stop breathing. I love Him. I know that whatever He has planned for my life will be far better than anything I could ever imagine.
So, for today, I will continue to walk in faith. And if you are in need of a spiritual lift, I highly recommend their ministries to you all.