Did you miss us? Jana has been in the thick of recording her new worship CD, Real. Love. Life., and is working hard on her next treat for you: her book by the same name! We’re planning to release both at the Unhindered Encounter on February 12th.
You’re going to love the CD. I got a sneak peak at some of the songs since I was part of the WGR choir that sang in the background. Each song is excellent, but “Prayer for Zimbabwe” really hit home for me. Jana took one of the songs that the Zim kids sang to us on our mission trip and put words around our heart’s cry for them – our brothers and sisters.
As I listened and sang, I was struck by the way my heart soared in worship – both when they sang it in Shona (I can’t understand a word!) and when we sang it in English. It was like our hearts were joined in one voice to our One Father. Truly thrilling. You’ll get to hear it both ways, too…
Please keep Jana and the team in your prayers, as we keep you in ours. There’s a lot coming up:
- Real. Love. Life. Book and a CD to be finished and released by February 12th.
- WGR Christmas Celebration this Tuesday! Join us live at Fellowship Church or via Livestream, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
- True Intimacy Marriage Retreat, January 14 – 16. Yippee! The registration deadline has been extended to December 15th. Sign up here.
- Unhindered Encounter 2.0, February 12th. Early registration ends December 15th, so sign up here to get the best price!
Your voice is heard in Heaven and your prayers keep us going.
Laura Jones for the WGR team
P.S. Need a stocking stuffer? Jana’s new yearly devotional, Dine with Me, Real Food for the Hungry Spirit, is available for shipping December 14th.
Dallas Willard gives the instruction to do the “next right thing” when you are attempting to live out the God life. And I see that reflected in this verse. Don’t make your life about trying to hold your face just right to please God. Don’t work on outer form. Work on inner assessment. Is your heart toward God? Do what He says. He cares more about your sincere heart that any amount of money you could give or service you could perform. Let the Lord weigh your heart. It might be the most freeing thing you could do. No fear, just honesty between you and your Maker.
“All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the LORD weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.” Proverbs 21: 2-3
Like this? It’s an excerpt from Jana’s new devotional, Dine with Me, Real Food for the Hungry Spirit. Order your copy here.
Wow! Do I have a lot to be thankful for…And on the top of my list is the new book, “Dine with Me.” It is a year’s worth of thoughts, stories, meditations, songs and challenges. It was so good for me to be working on it these last two weeks because it just filled my heart with reminders of God”s faithfulness over the last year.
Hope you will feast on it too. It is a great way to enjoy the Lord, but it is also a great way to introduce your friends and families into the deeper life with God that’s possible for us all. Order now. We are only getting limited numbers in the beginning. Cost is $12.