Marysa Bonnema lives in Montreal, Quebec and has graduated from School of Ministry’s Heart and Advance Modules. She...
The month of March has passed and April has finally arrived therefore, the waiting is now over. The Revelation Module, now known as the Advance Module, can finally begin and with much anticipation I sat in on my first day of class ready to soak in the information that will soon be spilled out. I was eager to be challenged in new ways and ready to listen to all that had to be shared. Andrew Fountain was our first teacher to start off the Module. I recall sitting down with a smile plastered upon my face ready to receive what God had wanted to show me throughout the teaching. With my pen in hand and notebook open in front of me I began to write quickly as I soon discovered that Andrew had more than a handful of interesting and intriguing facts to share. The teaching gave an overview of the Old and New Testament, I found myself with an inclined ear and not once was I board. Andrew then went into detail on specific themes noted throughout the New Testimony such as the new covenant, following Jesus, being united with Him and being seen as New Creations through His resurrection.
"Advance Module was created for students who desire to go deeper into learning about the heart of the Father"
Although the Advance Module is designed for only two days of teaching I received an ample amount of information on Thursday and Friday. Advance Module was created for students who desire to go deeper into learning about the heart of the Father through studying the word and watching it come alive within their own lives.
"Jesus desires to live in intimacy with us, and our Father has created and crafted us for love"
This past week what stood out to me was hearing Andrew share on surrounder. Holy Spirit began to tug on my heart and remind me of living at His feet. Often I can get caught up in the daily duties of my day and I find myself distracted by what surrounds me. From the distraction I begin to rely on my own strength rather than looking to Jesus. Jesus desires to live in intimacy with us, and our Father has created and crafted us for love. God has been encouraging me to remember to rest in the arms of Jesus. It is through His grace that we have been given freedom and He desires to use us as His vessel. As His vessel we are united and one with Jesus, therefore in all that we do He should be recognized.Holy Spirit has been revealing to me to lay back in His arms and it is through His love that we have the strength to do so as well. I was reminded of the verse found in Matthew when Jesus states:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28 NIV)
Jesus is inviting us to rest in His arms and from the place of rest we will witness and experience His love demonstrated. Through Holy Spirit we can carry His love and kingdom with us wherever we go. I therefore encourage you to ask God ways in which you have not been resting in Him and see the difference it will make once we decide to do so.
This archived article was written by Marysa Bonnema for release in Apr, 2013. Circumstances and situations may have changed regarding the author, locations and ministries. This content may therefore be outdated or misinformed.
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