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Abundant Abandonment

"Leave room for the Spirit" Often this line is heard when planning events, drawing up schedules or even in planning everyday life events. We've become so used to having our own way and making our own plans that we almost desperately grab hold of this famous line to...

Grace is About Empowerment

All too often we hear about how God's grace is a safety net for our shortcomings. He has grace to continue to love us even when we fail. Is this true? 100%! Is this all His grace does? By no means. The standard of God for us is quite high and the plans He has for us...

God of the Strategy

Psalm 37:23 (NLT) - The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. "Easy-does-it"...how often I have had to learn the hard way that this statement is strikingly true? The God who created us knows exactly how much we can bear. Many...

Forgive them…

Unforgiveness takes on many forms but has the same ultimate result. It puts us in a position of powerlessness, it removes us from the fullness of God and it hinders our being, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One of the chief forms of unforgiveness is found...

Encouragement & Hope

This is what I have come to offer, encouragement and hope. If you are in need of prayer or want to share a testimony please get in touch with me - craigfester@rocketmail.com.

He is abundant in mercy and great in love!

But God's mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great, - Ephesians 2:4 Good News Translation When we try and compare the nature of God our Father to human understanding we will often fall short of being able to fully rest in the 'abundant'  and 'great'...

It is Finished

I delivered this message at the last ONE8 gathering. To worship, in the sense of worship at a set aside time with musical accompaniment, is easy when things are going well. It really is simple to sing “How great is our God” when the house is in order, finances are...

Ask in His Words

How do I pray effectively? There is a great promise, command, and comfort found in the book of 1 John chapter 5:14 - 15. "Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us,...

Romans 12:12 – Part One

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; Be joyful in hope... Hope comes from knowing that the outcome of any circumstance will be victorious. We have the victory in Christ. Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than...

Simple Understanding

I came across this song that we used to sing when I was just a few days old in the Lord. I didn't fully understand and I knew very little but there I was, hands lifted and singing this song at Goodhope Christian Center. The words are simple but so powerful. I...

God’s Word for You

"The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” Luke 2:16-20 NLT   The the New Covenant Gospel message is initiated by humble yielding towards the spoken Word of God....

Made Alive with Christ

I was reading Ephesians 2, titled “Made alive with Christ” in my NLT Bible. Dad chose me for a reason because He saw my heart even before I was born and he brought me to life when I was stuck in the world. I was a dead person walking before I met Him Daddy always...

A Revelation on Giving

John 3:16 from the Message Bible, This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. In a Bible Study lecture one evening, I...

Questions To The Spirit

How do I know that I have put Father first in everything? Holy Spirit - "Watch what you do, say, and think every moment of the day" So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NLT)...

Worship Cry

A poem that expresses a deep desire to truly worship my King...get it here!