"We can’t change anything about someone else (or what has happened), but we can choose to turn them over to God and walk forward in freedom in our own lives by forgiving." — Karen Jensen
In a world that is full of trouble and turmoil, it’s so great to have peace! Now, you might be saying today, “Karen, I wish I had peace! I’m not at all peaceful.”
But here’s the deal – in the spirit realm, you have it. It already belongs to you. Because no matter what’s happening in your life right now, you’re seated in heavenly places in Christ (Ephesians 1:21).
That means you’re in the position of power. You’re a victory going somewhere to happen. Jesus is still firmly on the throne, and you are firmly seated there with Him in heavenly places.
I know, you’re thinking, “What in the world? That’s a really carnal statement, Karen!” Ha, you’re exactly right. But we’ve all heard it (and maybe even said it) haven’t we. It’s a really socially accepted thought: when someone does you wrong, get back at them. Yep, revenge is a very popular notion.
Of course we Christians know that phrase isn’t in the Bible, don’t we. So what do we do when someone treats us badly? Do we just roll over and let it happen? Do we “turn the other cheek”? Because we know that’s in the Bible -- ugh!
Let’s face it, the real question is – what does God want us to do?
I’ve found that what my flesh wants to do and what God wants me to do are often quite different. But I’ve also found that if I do things God’s way, the whole situation can turn out supernaturally good!
AUGUST 2015 I was blessed to minister several times at my new home church, Living Word Christian Center, here in Minneapolis this month. I taught a 3 week class on New Testament Realities, and was also the speaker at the August Winner's Luncheon. This is Bob and me at that great event. In addition to getting outdoors and enjoying the beautiful summer in Minnesota, I ministered at the Called Out Conference in Fort Mill, SC. At the end of the month we headed for the Northwest to visit family and friends, and to minister at New Creation Church in Hillsboro, Oregon.
JULY 2015 This month the only traveling Bob & I did was to Washington DC with Living Word Christian Center for the annual CUFI Summit. It was an important time for our nation as we took our concerns for Israel to Capital Hill and the nations leaders. We also took some time for fun before it started by going to Mt. Vernon, the home of George Washington, with our friends Charlie and Stacey Houle. We had a great time!
JUNE 2015 It was a busy month! I went to Nashville to be on TBN with Jason Crabb (watch it here), took a quick trip to visit my folks in Oregon, and went to Florida for another TV interview plus preaching and ICRS. But mid-month Bob and I drove Wisconsin Rapids, WI to attend the wedding of our friends Jonathan & Kelly Vaver, and minister for Pastor Dave & Ruth Mickelson (pictured) at Victory Christian Outreach Center. I always love it when Bob can come with me, and it was a blessing to get to hang out with these great people!
MAY 2015 In addition to traveling to Michigan and preaching at the wonderful Ladies Day Out event at Living Word here in Minneapolis, Bob and I were blessed to be able to make a trip to Tulsa to visit our grand baby Dixie! She is growing and glowing -- such a good baby, always smiling and sweet (we are not at all biased). She is 7 months old this month.
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August 5Winner's Luncheon SpeakerLiving Word - Pastor Mac HammondBrooklyn Park, MNlwcc.org
August 14-15"Called Out" Conference SpeakerFort Mill, South CarolinaUltimate Life Churchjanetboynesministries.com
August 30Sunday morning serviceNew Creation Church - Pastor Rod SundholmHillsboro, Oregonnewcreationchurch.tv
September 25-27Parenting Seminar / Sunday morning serviceA Place of Meeting - Pastor Nathaniel CraneHope, Arkansasapomhope.org
October 1Taping "It's Supernatural" with Sid RothCharlotte, NCsidroth.org
October 2-4Marriage & Parenting Seminar/Sat night/Sun AMLifePointe ChurchMattoon, ILlifepointeforyou.org
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