Ministry and Prayer Updates – October 2014

With the Fall schedule fully in place in our homes, at our work, at our schools, in our churches, and with all the fall sports, we may be feeling pulled in many directions – and feeling a little crushed in the midst of it – especially if our own personal season of life is a difficult one. During their exodus from Egypt, the Israelites felt crushed – crushed between Pharaoh’s army and the sea. Here’s an excerpt from today’s Grace Moments – the daily devotional I write:
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.
Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today…
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Exodus 14:13-14
There are so many times and circumstances in life that are hard, frightening, frustrating, and sad. That is the truth of this broken, imperfect world.Yet, with God as our deliverer – with God as our help, our hope, our very life – we are able to choose His peace. We are able to not be afraid. With God’s everlasting arms around us, we are able to stand firm on His promises. With the almighty God as our faithful God, we can trust that we will see and experience His deliverance. We will see how He fights for us and wins! We need only to be still.
In our stillness, we can breathe more deeply the very life breath of our Living God. We can breathe in God’s love for us and presence with us – into our bodies, minds, and spirits. In our stillness, we can trust our God. We can let God quiet our minds. We can let God quiet our own voices that are spinning our hearts, minds, bodies, and spirits out of control.In our stillness, we can more fully trust the eternal truth that God is good. That God is in control. That God does love us. That God is with us. In our stillness, we can trust that even the most difficult and awful times of our lives can be times for us to see and know God’s great care and intimate love for us in deeper, undeniable and powerful ways.In our stillness, we will sense God’s presence. We will see His deliverance. We will experience His transcending peace as the Lord fights for us and wins! We need only to be still.
A BIT OF NEWS!
We plan to have Grace Moments – a daily journey with God available in a beautiful book form by Thanksgiving! Grace Moments will include 366 devotionals (Yes! One for Leap Year!) to take time with God daily, and to just be still. Think about who you’ll want to give copies to for Christmas or as a way to welcome in the New Year! Please be praying for all the details! 
OUR NEXT EVENT!  
October 4, this Saturday! At the Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference held in Easton, PA, Sylane Mack, as one of the seminar leaders, will present The God of No Loopholes! – encouraging and challenging all who attend to deeply know and trust God – His Word and His Spirit – who is the Only Absolute in a world of so many uncertainties, insecurities, brokenness, busyness, doubt, denials, lies and laziness. Our God is Love. And our God wants us to fully receive and offer to others the great love He lavishes on us as His beloved children – no matter what our experiences or circumstances may be. Our God is the way and the truth and the life – truly, The God of No Loopholes! And God’s call on our lives is absolutely clear: Follow Me! Trust Me! Be My Ambassadors!
 
Please join us in PRAYER:
For each person to be deeply moved to trust and follow our God, God’s Word, and God’s Way as they read CONVINCED! – God’s transforming love story written in Sylane’s life.For each Counseling Session and each Conference Speaking Opportunity – that every person with whom we interact will allow the unfailing love and transforming grace and truth of our Lord Jesus to bring salvation, healing, freedom and renewal to their lives!

That God will open many, many more opportunities for Sylane to speak – locally, nationally and internationally – about the power of God’s love, grace and truth to heal, save and transform every life! You know she’s Convinced! Please let the contacts YOU have know about Transformed by Grace – and the love and healing power of our God that is made known through this ministry!

For each of us who serve on the Board and Staff of TBG to be fully obedient to our Lord Jesus and greatly effective as Christ’s ambassadors!

Please become our Partner in Grace today! God uses you to make everything we do possible as we interact and intervene in many lives! Your prayer and financial support is greatly needed and helps in such practical and spiritual ways! Your support prays for and pays for a hurting person’s or a family’s counseling sessions, a Bible or a copy of Convinced!, and other TBG materials, helps churches and organizations, with small budgets or that are far away, offer quality conferences to their congregations and communities when they wouldn’t be able to do so otherwise. Your support keeps our TBG Staff available to so many people who are searching for God’s grace and truth, love and forgiveness, hope and healing!

Connect with Sylane via Facebook!  Like us on Facebook  AND order your copy of CONVINCED!
Remember to join us on the 10th day of each month as we passionately PRAY for God’s life-giving, life-freeing, transforming work to be done in the lives of all with whom we minister – at conferences, counseling sessions, on corners and in coffee shops!
Serving with you as we share the love and power of our Lord Jesus Christ
– on behalf of the Board and Staff of Transformed by Grace!
Sylane Mack