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Mark 10:14 

Let the children come to me. 

Jesus declares that all children big and small are allowed to cone to him. No mater what their outside appers. Our Father seeks our inside. When we say yes he changes us from inside out. A new podcast is posted. An interview with a mother about special needs and how the father’s heart impacted her. Click the link. 

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Boy does time fly. I was sitting here thinking it’s been a while since I updated this blog. I though I would get on and check things out. Could be Holy Spirit telling me it’s time to get serious about it so let’s see if I can update you all and keep up with monthly updates in the future. My last post was February 2015 it’s almost Jan 2017. Here’s a quick wrap of 2015

2015 our first year in ministry full-time. Then as a family of 5 with 3 children I’ll start there. Our kids have grown so much not only physically but spiritually. From the times they would join us in prayer room or the times they would join me in my class room they sought the Lord. Our littlest at the time Elijah would be strapped to me as I tought my classes and I could see him receiving everything I would be saying . It’s just amazing how the Lord uses these little ones to keep us connected to him. Even as I’m sitting here typing this they are upstairs singing praise songs. Our kids made it though year one like champs. As a mom I did worry about burning them out given my schedule and Travis’s schedule each week. We  wanted them to enjoy our work and still be able to do things they wanted as well. This was doable by taking the time each week to ask them what the wanted to do and doing it. We send a lot of time at the pool. With that let’s recap my fist year teaching. It was a learning experience to say the least. I had so much down poured on me from the Lord as far as lessons to teach, songs to sing and activities to do. It was a challenge to get it all out and in a way a little heart could understand. I remember teaching a class on fruit of spirit and a little one telling me she loved the class but it was a bit heavy for her heart. I smiled and told her I’ll try a different approach next class. I went home and prayed about how to reach them with out blowing their minds. Our next lesson was better. So 2015 I mostly tought the lessons and helped in the class rooms. I also helped with One Thing this year as a helper and teacher. One Thing is a big young adult conference the House of Prayer does each year. The children equipping center offers sessions for ages 5-12. It was my first year teaching. As far as the year before I would only help in class room. This was a way to reach little hearts outside of our community. There are so many families from all over who come to this conference. As for Travis this year he spent time doing outreach to the local residential facilities, mentoring and time in prayer room I’ll have him type out an update of his 2 years in ministry and I’ll post it next.

Year 2 was much like year one but deeper. Our kids got older our family grew. My lessons got deeper. 2016 was an amazing year for me I worked on two lesson plans more on fruit of the spirit, and I did a lesson plan on Matthew 5 Jesus sermon on the mountain. I really enjoyed the time spent with the lord putting these lessons together. I also help direct our first Littles Summer Camp. This involved lesson plans, games, activities, and pure fun for three days. We put on two camps this year. After summer camps ended I stared to teach my third two-week class for a program called Tender Shoots. It’s a two-week course the Children equipping center does to offer weekday classes. This time around was special to me, I tought with Kelly (another teacher I work with) about Jesus in the feast. (I’m planning in doing a follow-up post about my teachings).

Some other exciting news for 2016. I got pregnant with out fourth child and we gave birth to him in the 10th of November 2016. Now as a family of six were completing our second year in ministry. Trusting the Lord in all things we do and he is there with us every step of the way. He is there in highs and lows. He is our shoulder to cry on and our hand to hold. He provided for us every month. Showed us miracle in healing (testimony to come) and increased our faith. Our life is not ideal for many but it’s perfect for us. During the end of this year I’m taking a ministry brake to be with little Benjamin. And Travis will continue the work the Lord as given us in children ministry. While on brake I will keep this blog updated on what Travis is doing and how our family is adjusting to four little.

I hope this quick update helps catch you up with our ministry. Things to look for, Travis update on his first two years, my lesson plans teaching at the Children equipping center, how we trust the lord with our finances, how God showed us he is a healer and what’s to come for 2017 with the Miles family.

In November I left my job to follow the Lord as He called us to ministry. I no longer had an income and in December God told me I would see a shift in my season and that His provision would come in February. I knew the Lord was going to establish the relationships and bring the people to sow into our ministry. In the waiting and contending for Gods provision I remained faithful in my calling. When Feb 1st came it was make it or break it. We had to have peoples hearts move and give to what God is doing through our ministry. I sat down on my steps and said Lord You called me to this ministry. To go to the orphan to the widow and to call fathers to turn there hearts to the children and children to their fathers. Don’t make me now a man who cant provide for his family and don’t show yourself to be a father who doesn’t provide for His children. Give me a testimony to your name not shame. Coming into feb we were almost $3,000 behind on our bills. On Tuesday night feb 3rd I had a dream and a man was going before me in a crowed of people telling them about my ministry and as they came toward me they would say your the one doing this ministry? Here and they would hand me money to sow into my ministry. When I woke up on Wednesday I knew Gods provision would come and He was going before me. I came home at 2 from serving with the Lord and I came through the door and said to my wife I am contending and God will give us $3,000 by Thursday. Her reply was that’s great I’ve had the kids all day and I’m tired. I’m going to take a nap. I was going to take that time to rest as well but immediately my phone buzzed. A person was asking if I could drive them to pick up their car. I said ok on my way and as I went to get my jacket the Lord said I will give you your need. I pick them up and they say hey I feel like God wants me to give to your ministry, and what your doing is a really big deal. They then hand me a check for $2,000. The next day Thursday I’m at a meeting a woman is there who I had never seen before. She introduces her self shes from Canada visiting for a week. I introduce myself and my family. She then says I feel like God wants me to give this to you and gives me $300. I tell her about my ministry then and she invites us to lunch and wants to pay for our meal. Someone else picks up the tab and she gives us the money she was going to use and gives us $100 more. And after I tell what God is doing another person gives $6. When I go out to do outreach that night to the orphans a check comes to my wife for $150 and also a $50 check had came. We receive $2606 exactly what we need to get completely caught up plus 6 cents. There were key points when God would stir me in faith between December and February. He said to me once as I reading I have called you the same way I called my disciples to fallow me. It’s not easy it is hard but I am with you. Anything you ask in faith I will give you. I was determined to give God till the last minute before I would seek help anywhere but from Him. I said I will Give you till the last minute of the last minute to give me a testimony of your glory and provision. I pray that this testimony increases your faith as you read it and to trust God for His provision. Lets be faithful stewards and allow God to bless us in our going out.

This is a little revelation the Lord laid on my heart. Rebirth.

John 3, There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

In the days of Noah the earth was flooded and completely covered in water. It was 10 months that the earth was covered in water which was a form of baptism. The earth was being made new. When a child is formed in the womb the baby spends 10 months in the water of the womb and is birthed through water. This child also takes on the Image of its parents. We have been called to be born again. Through the first man Adam we have been born in the flesh from the dust. Now Through the second man Christ Jesus who is the Lord from heaven we are to be born of the Spirit. Being baptized is like our first act of faith going into the water to be born again of the spirit of God. It’s as though we are entering into the womb of the spirit and being born from the water of the womb of the Spirit. By this act we are taking on the image of Christ.

Some may question the need to be baptized and I see that unless we are reborn we can’t be with God. It is necessary to let flesh die and spirit be born. 1 Corinthian 15:46-49. Flesh is first then spirit so if we are born of flesh we must then be rebirth of Spirit then having both we can be with God we then will reflect the image of God. Jesus who is fully God was born of flesh and was baptized in water and in the Spirit. A rebirth is necessary to put on the image of Christ so that we may be with him in the end.

Look at it this way; it was through water Noah was called from a world of wickedness, then through water Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt to the promise land, and through water we are called to follow Christ.

 

 

Orphan Crisis

Posted: November 25, 2014 in Missions, Testimony
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In the world there are 153 million orphans, and there are 2.2 billion Christians. In the USA there are 100,000 orphans, and 300,000 churches. In Missouri there are 1,400 orphans, and 9,000 churches. James 1:27  Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. Seeing these numbers seems like an indication for how disconnected we have become from the heart of God. If the church would rise up in its calling to be a family to those who are with out one or a father to the fatherless there would be no orphans.

I know of 6 orphanages in the Kansas City Missouri area. Spotford, Gillis, Niles, Ozanam, Hope House, and Crittenten. All of these were once established by Christian churches and funded by the church. Now they are state institutions. A small group of Orphan Justice staff and of volunteers are dedicated to going out to these orphanages on a weekly bases to share the gospel and love on these little kids who have been abandoned. I would love to see the number of laborers increase because the harvest is plenty. There is a class starting February 6, 2015 here is a link for info regarding the class http://orphanjusticecenter.com/events/ . The Orphan Justice also offers an on-ramp once a month. The next on ramp will be in January however date to be announced.

Matthew 18:10

Posted: November 22, 2014 in Revelation, Testimony
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Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

I have been pondering on this verse for about 2 weeks now. I was moved by this verse because i think it displays just how important these little children are to God. He has angels continually before His face to minister to these children. To speak to these children of who He is and who they are in Him their father. Who are we that we would tell these little children that they are anything other than what God says they are. So this stirred the question in me why these angels. The other day while thinking about this my spirit was struck with a reply to this question these angels are before the face of the father to minister to His children because the fathers aren’t. It is our priestly calling to sit before the face of God and know His heart, what He is speaking, and to be able to reveal who God is to others. It is our calling as fathers to prophecy and speak over our children who they are in God and call them by the name that God has called them.

This is the first of many revelations the lord has given me. This one is very important to my calling and its nice to see it birth in our family right now

When I got saved I had a desire to be married but not to have children. After having my first daughter Lauren I was faced with the coldness of my heart. I loved my daughter but I noticed my heart was cold toward her at times and I felt like I should have more love in my heart for my child. I begin to take this lack to the Lord. I said things like If I am a Christian God why don’t I have more love for children. God you desire children so I should desire children. I asked God why do you want children when it seems like all your children hate you. I went to God for about a year and a half asking him for more and for him to change my heart in this area.

It was around august of 2011 when I had a dream. There was a small child about the age of my daughter 15months old in front of me in this dream. His face was old and wrinkled he was carrying a cigar. His voice was raspy he walked back and forth cursing and blaspheming the name of the Lord. I instantly knew everything about his life how his parents raised him up till this age. I knew that they loved the way he acted and they had sought ways to profit off of how old he acted at his young age. I knew that everyone around him supported his actions and thought it was cute such a small baby talking so grown up and cussing. I began to become angry not at the child but because of the things he had been exposed to and I knew he would go to hell if he wasn’t told about Jesus. So I grabbed him by the shoulders and turned him toward me so he was looking at my face. I said to him don’t you know there is a God who loves you and died for your sins so that you can have eternal life. As soon as I said this the old man broke off his face and looked like an infant again. He had never heard about God before. I picked him up and he had baby talk again. Holding him in my arms I told him now you need to repent and tell Jesus you’re sorry. I woke up after that and the Holy Spirit spoke to me even the youth of this generation are mature in sin, Because of the things they are exposed to.

I went to go to prayer and to read the bible. As I read the book of Mathew I got to the part where Herod gave the decree to kill the children after Jesus had been born. When I read this my mind went to the days of Moses and how the Pharaoh gave the same order when Moses was born. I made the connection that when a deliverer is born the Devil strikes to kill the children and stop the deliverer from coming. The Holy Spirit then spoke to me and said again the devil is raging trying to stop a generation from being born that will hasten my return. It was clear in my mind children being aborted killed in the womb. The Spirit of God rested on me and I began weeping I could see how big and loving his heart was for his children and I saw my small cold heart next to it. The Holy Spirit began bringing specific times when I was cold toward my child I began repenting. In that moment my heart was being changed. After I repented He lifted off of me and I could lift my head up and I was able to stop crying. I felt like I was supposed to read some more so I looked down and the next verse I saw was Matt 2:18 “A voice heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachael weeping for her children refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.” As soon as I finished reading it The Holy Spirit rested on me again I began weeping and He spoke to me how long will she cry out alone when will the fathers lift their voices, When will the children cry out. Fathers turn your hearts to your children, children to your fathers. When God lifted His Spirit off of me I knew my heart had been changed and he had called me to be a father and that he was pouring out the spirit of Elijah to make strait the way before the Lord.

It was three days after that when I was driving I saw a vision of the youth of this generation. I saw the mouth of hell open and the children walking to fall into it. I saw the things in their lives causing them to fall. I began weeping again under the presents of God for this generation to know Jesus and was thinking to myself really God doing this when I’m driving seems like the worst timing. Needless to say after these events I knew God was calling me to youth ministry. That there is a fatherless generation that needs fathers.

God did answer my question about why he desires children. He took my mind to David and how his heart’s desire was to prepare a place for God to dwell. God told him he wouldn’t but his son Solomon would and that David needed to prepare and gather everything Solomon would need. David gave Solomon all the riches of the kingdom to build a temple for God to dwell in. After He revealed this He said to me in the same way I sent my Son Jesus with all the riches of the kingdom to prepare a place for me to dwell. I desire children because they fulfill the desire of My heart.