Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Power Of One

In the year 2000, I was introduced to Proverbs 31 Ministries for the first time.

Lysa Terkeurst came to speak at a ladies event at my church, and hearing her testimony opened a door in my heart that I thought was shut and locked forever. During a moving worship experience, where Gods grace and mercy poured into my heart, I began to see God for who He really was, and began to understand that He truly loved me and had a special plan for my life.

One person, Lysa, changed one persons life, mine.

God leaped into my heart that one special day, and since then, my life has taken a 180 degree turn. Although it was a long process of several years, God opened one door at a time for me to change my direction in life.

For the past eight years, Proverbs 31 Ministries has kept me going. Every morning I wait in anticipation to read the online email devotion, which reaches over 250,000 people every day. Each month I cant wait to receive my P31 Woman Magazine. I love to hear the radio scripts which air on over 1000 radio stations nation wide. I treasure every email I receive from readers and subscribers who have been touched by one or all of these methods.

We receive hundreds of new salvation response forms each year - AMEN! And listen to this - today we received a form from someone in Pakistan, who has been secretly learning Gods Word and asked for prayer for the whole world and also for their country. Wow. Im speechless.

Another situation that leaves me speechless is an email we received from a woman who was ready to take her life - just one woman, who thought nobody cared, but Proverbs 31 stepped in and her life was saved. To read this whole story, read todays devotion.

Its not about Proverbs 31. Its not about devotions, magazines, radio or anything else. But it is about hearts transformed, lives changed, and new Christians experiencing the gift of salvation for the first time. Proverbs is simply a vessel for God to do His work, and He has blessed Proverbs with the ability to make a difference internationally for His glory.

To keep up this amazing work for Christ, Proverbs needs people, like me, and possibly like you, who are willing to support our efforts in reaching hearts for Christ all over the globe. Just like any ministry or business, partners are needed to keep the work flowing, the Lord glowing, and the hearts growing!

So if Proverbs 31 has touched your heart and your life in any way, would you consider being a monthly partner? You are just one person, but your support matters! If all of our email devotion subcribers would just donate $1 per month, the results would be amazing!

The majority of the ministry avenues that are offered to people around the world are offered at no costs, but reality is, that ministries need funds to continue building Gods kingdom and sharing the gospel. Asking for money is something that nobody enjoys doing, but Proverbs is serious about Jesus, and serious about ministry, and funding is something that cant be overlooked if we want to continue making a difference for Christ.

If you would be willing to consider partnering with Proverbs in any way, please visit our support page here for more information about how you can make a difference: Support P31

Click here to visit the Proverbs 31 homepage. homepage

In His name and for His glory,


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Lysa TerKeurst said...

Oh sweet Sister... you have no idea how much your story here has blessed and encouraged me!

Love you friend!

Joyful said...

Tracie, I too am 'one' who has been profoundly impacted by P31. I first heard of P31 through Sharon Jaynes when she came to speak at a Women's Retreat in Ontario, Canada.

I storm heaven on behalf of this ministry and you ladies by name. I rarely can pray for you or this ministry without tears - happy tears, because of all the ways God has used you to touch my life.

I confess that I am not a monthly partner, but have given random donations when God has unexpectedly blessed us. Since June I have been praying for God to show our family if we should commit to monthly donations. I will be discussing this again tonight with my husband. :o)

Love & prayers,