August 2012 – Passion to Live as the Body of Christ!

Oh! The passion I have burning within me, the passion that in my book, Convinced!, I refer to as the “Jeremiah-burning-in-my-heart-and-in-my-bones-call-from-God”- is just barely contained! Not out of impatience. But out of great expectation for what GOD is able to do! And, I, with all my heart and soul and mind and strength, want to love God and be used by Him to let the world know that His unfailing love and transforming grace is able to fully heal and renew even the most broken of lives and completely demolish the most hellish, destructive lies and strongholds that exist in our thoughts, words, actions and reactions.
I am unflinchingly convinced of this! And, my own “Jeremiah-burning-in-my-heart-and-in-my-bones-call-from-God,” is to tell and live the truth of this through everything I am and everything I do…in spite of the yucky (but honest and earth-bound) fact that I am frail, flawed and finite! Praise be to God that it isn’t about me! It is ALL about God and it is ALL from God! Our Almighty LORD has the power to transform His people to look, act, think and speak like His people! God wants His Body to truly be His Body!
How thankful I am for the Body that surrounds, supports and ministers with me! That includes ALL of YOU, our Partners in Grace – who support us with your prayers and sustain our service to others with your financial gifts! This beautiful reflection of Christ’s Body is also deeply experienced through the fabulous, God-seeking men and women who serve on the TBG Board and TBG Staff!
Years ago, when I began to write the Harvest of Hearts retreat material that I present so often, I asked God this question: LORD, what truly do you want your people to hear?
This is what I heard and sensed, and call “God’s Answer”:

I love you. I heal you. I empower you.
I seek you. I made you. I know you.
Choose me. Trust me. Love me.
Live in love. Live in truth. Live in freedom.
Stand strong. Stand together.
Be my ambassador. Be my light.
Be my voice. Be my love to all.
I am with you always.
Nothing can separate you from my love.
I love you.

My own personal call from God makes me (crazily) passionate to tell others of God’s love that changes everything! That changes us! That breaks the power of sin! That conquers the power of death! That sets us free to be and live more and more like the Body of Christ! That sets us free to be more and more healed, whole and held in God’s sweet love so that we may offer healing and wholeness and love to others! God’s desire and purpose for each of us is “to be conformed to the image of His Son” – Romans 8:29 – and I, and ALL at TBG, desire to declare and live out this radical, transforming grace and empowering truth of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Please help us to do this even more! How? Well, let me tell you!

  • PRAY for us in all we do in the Administrative, Counseling and Conference Speaking Ministries of TBG!
  • Encourage churches and organizations to book TBG for events, conferences, retreats – anywhere!
  • Become a Partner in Grace with us – support us with your prayers and your financial gifts. We need YOU!
  • Buy copies of Convinced! – encourage others to get their own copies! We are praying that God will get this message of His powerful, healing, forgiving, transforming love out to millions and millions of people!

Our Next Events and Happenings to be lifting in Prayer!
September 8Sylane will be in the San Francisco Bay Area helping to lead the Staff/Volunteer Training for Freedom House – a shelter for women who have been rescued from human trafficking – rescued from the dehumanizing cruelty of the labor and sexual slave trade.
*October 13Sylane will be back at Westside Bible Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ to minister to men, women and youth as she presents More than Conquerors! – God’s power to heal and transform lives!
*October  27Teresa Warren will lead an afternoon workshop entitled, Adult Singles: GOD – Our Treasure in Every Season at NJ Christian Ministry and Spiritual Life Convention held at Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne, NJ. This conference is for men, women and youth!
*November 3Sylane has been invited to lead a workshop, Meet the Seven Spiritual Dwarfs and What They Deny About God! at the Iron Sharpens Iron Women’s Conference, where Ruth Graham (daughter of Rev. Billy and Ruth Graham) is the Keynote Speaker. Iron Sharpens Iron is held at the Milford Bible Church in Milford, PA.
* Denotes Open Events – So, Register Now! Come On Out and Bring a Friend or Twenty!!

Connect with Sylane via 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!

All for God’s glory and the passionate desire that The Body of Christ Will Live Like the Body!
With love and prayers for you all – on behalf of the Board and Staff of Transformed by Grace!
Sylane Mack