Andrea Aasen is the Executive Director and CEO of Extreme Love Ministries (formerly XP Missions). Andrea is an apostolic leader, mentored under Patricia King, who longs to see the nations restored. She and her team have worked in nations such as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Iraq, developing community, business, and advocacy models to rehabilitate and protect victims of human trafficking and other forms of exploitation. Andrea believes in the power of love to overcome every injustice and is passionate to see women and children empowered and walking in their God created destinies. This month, Andrea shares about her recent visitation from an Angel of Hope. Be encouraged! Be uplifted! And know God has you right where you need to be.
God has called us to be people of faith, renewed daily in our hope of glory, Jesus, who has won every battle! Through Christ, we have victory over our circumstances. And as we rest in Him, He is our hope to overcome. When we are hope filled and faith focused, we will activate promises that propel us deeper into destiny.
I recently had a visitation from an Angel of Hope. She came with a bowl of oil and poured it over the Body of Christ. As she saturated the Body, individuals, cities, and nations were revived in their hope of calling. I saw eyes opened to see truth, which planted seeds that rooted hope, and created a foundation for faith. It was hope that ignited the faith to persevere, and it was faith that pioneered action into calling.
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”
– Proverbs 13:12
Many of you have felt hopeless after a season of trials, or maybe you’re still in that season. For some, the challenges have felt unending. You’ve been stretched, tried, and tested, and just when you felt you gained ground, yet again, another uphill battle. In this battle to overcome, weariness has overwhelmed your soul, and many of you have lost desire, which has stripped you of your stamina, strength, and vision. You may have even felt alone, abandoned, or discouraged in the fight.
If this is you, keep standing – you are right where God wants you to be! When the enemy burdened you with these challenges, he didn’t know that they would only make you stronger! That’s right – you may not feel it in the moment, but in these tests God has worked all things for good, and you have been strengthened in your inner man. Your core is strong and has withstood tests of faith, thereby refining you in your character and identity.
For those of you who exercise, you know that “core strength” is what makes any workout routine easier. Whether you are weight training or gearing up to run a long-distance race, core strength will help you maintain balance and endurance. And just like in the natural, we need our core strong to persevere in the coming days. God has used the previous season to ground and empower you to stand strong in the next.
As you finish out 2018 and step into 2019, I invite you to search your heart. If it feels like you’ve been in boot camp, you have. And if your trials have felt harder than most, find joy in the place of knowing it only means you have that much more He is preparing for you. Because of love, He will not take you into something you are not equipped to steward. Isn’t God good!! You have been prepared through the battles of the last season so that you can fully embrace and step into your next.
So, receive any healing you might need from the last season, and let His healing balm go deep to restore, renew, and revive. There is hope! You were created for such a time as this, and you were made to endure. Receive hope … receive faith … and rest in this place. It is well in your soul, for He has made all things new
Make these decrees over yourself this month, and step fully into your new:
- I am hope filled and faith focused.
- Christ in me is my hope of glory (Colossians 1:27).
- I acknowledge my gifts and talents and say that they are good. You give me good things and have a hope and a future for me (Jeremiah 29:11).
- There is no fear in love. I am loved, and Your love washes away all fear. I release any burden, anxiety, and pain I may be carrying from last season, and I step into Your yoke which is easy and Your burden which is light (1 John 4:18, Matthew 11:28-30).
- I receive, by faith, the promises You have for me, even those I cannot yet see (Hebrews 11:1).
- I release control of my circumstances, even those I don’t understand, and I rest in Your love and plans for my life. I trust You, Father (Proverbs 3:5).
- I acknowledge and value the righteous desires You’ve placed within my heart, and I decree that those desires are producing trees of life (Proverbs 13:12).
- I have received joy, power, and endurance through the testing of my faith (James 1:2-3)
- I exalt You, God, in all circumstances, even in my trials. For through them You have refined me in character, hope, and love. I am being made into Your image, and I go from glory to glory and strength to strength (Romans 5:1-5, 2 Corinthians 3:18, Psalm 84:5-7).
- You are the author and perfecter of my faith. It is Your victory I rest in, which gives me full access to the Kingdom of God (Hebrews 12:2).
- I will wait for Your timing, Lord. For in the waiting, I will gain new strength; I will mount up with wings like eagles; I will run and not get tired; I will walk and not become weary (Isaiah 40:31).
- I run with purpose, positioning my heart to love extravagantly (1 Corinthians 9:26, Ephesians 5:1-2).
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