Last month I invited my readers to make a New Year’s resolution to grow in love and to pray what I call the i-LivetoLove prayer every day. I suggested that you listen to the Holy Spirit to inspire you as you pray so that your prayer is authentic and vibrant. How’s that going for you? How has God used this exercise of faith in your life? I would love to hear from you. You can respond in the comments section, or with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Introducing The Spirit of Elijah Ministries
The Spirit of Elijah Ministries mission is to build the Kingdom of God and the local church by equipping men and their families to be disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. This mission is accomplished through speaking at men's, family, and couples' retreats, church conferences, homeschool conventions, as well as through audio and video resources and printed materials.
Listen as Norm Wakefield explains how the purpose of this ministry is grounded in scripture - particularly Malachi 4:6 and Romans 1:16.
God is Faithful!
2018 has been an incredible year because we have experienced God's faithfulness to take what we have to give and bear fruit through it in the lives of many people all over the world. There's no way to know how many people God has touched through Elijah Ministries, nor can we know fully where God has taken the message of the gospel and God's love. But we do know some! Just this past month, I ministered in Tacana, Guatamala. However, the radio and TV broadcasts were heard or watched all over the world.
This team of technicians, ministers, and translator worked together to send out the message of "Immanuel, God With Us" to their local cable subscribers. This was a secular station reaching 16,000 through a weekly program sponsored by the Alpha and Omega Church.
Countries Reached in 2018
- United States
- South Africa
- New Zealand
Serving With You in South Africa in January-February
It is an honor to serve with you as we link arms and serve in Jesus' name with the gifts He has given to us. January 22-Feb. 19, Alma and I will be ministering in South Africa. We covet your prayers for Amanda and her caregiver who will remain at home. Alma and I will be ministering in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Paarl, Bloemfontein, and Jeffrey's Bay.
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Make This Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution:
To Grow in Love for God and Others
Have you thought about a New Year’s resolution for 2019? The chart below shows some of the most popular annual goals among the 68% of us who dream of being a better person in the new year. If you have thought about doing something this year to improve your life, I’m hoping my suggestion will be appealing: Resolve this year to grow in your love for God and for others.
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater.
2 Thessalonians 1:3
"Thanks again for your ministry to all of us guys at the Illinois camp, my sons and I were truly blessed by the weekend. I am excited to see God leading your ministry to focus on loving like/with Jesus. I believe this message has the potential to impact the Church greatly. " -- Father/Son camp attendee
"Three years ago at the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Omaha, NE my son and I met you. At that time his dad had just left us and was living a very immoral lifestyle. You gave us two resources: Teenagers 101 and Equipping Men. We have just finished those two and have been reaping rewards from the wisdom gleaned! We can not thank you enough!
-- single mom
"I enjoyed listening to your talks at the CHAP convention. For me, you were the highlight and blessing of the entire weekend. I intended to get to other speakers but ended up skipping others to catch all of yours."
-- conference attendee
"I just would like to say how Mr. Wakefield has changed my life. (We know it's the Lord who does the changing :-) I thoroughly enjoyed the message that you gave us at the FEAST conference on How to Build a Foundation of Faith. Thanks so much for your ministry."
-- homeschool conference attendee
The Preeminence of Jesus
Listen to Norm's teaching from Colossians 1:15-20. This track is part of the Colossians Bible study series.