Restoring Life Foundation

Restoring Lives - From Adversity to Destiny!

Reflections

HEALING THE WOUNDS OF SLAVERY

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on September 28, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


For some time now various of you have had the discussion with me surrounding ministry into the African and West Indian history and the impact that the slave trade has had on people of Africa and the diaspora.  After much deliberation, prayer and insight we have finally put together a one day workshop to be held in Lordship Lane Baptist Church on Saturday 5th October.

 Eve Ministries and Lordship Lane Baptist church will host the event  with registration starting at  09:00 for a 09:30 start.  The venue address is :

  Lordship Lane Baptist Church Hall -  287 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22  8JG 


I was interviewed by Delia Edwards-Julien from Eve Radio last night about the upcoming workshop, click the link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/everadioonline/2013/09/27/healing-the-wounds-of-slavery to go to the  download page to listen to the interview.  You can register for the workshop online here http://www.theeveproject.co.uk/index.html


We look forward to seeing you there next week, it is set to be an line in the sand day.

With every blessing

Cheryl x

 




Valley of Despair or Valley of Grace

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on July 14, 2013 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)


In the prophetic community that I am a part of there have been an increasing level of distress calls for prayer and prophetic words of encouragement.  Families and marriages are falling apart, financial situations becoming desperate and bodies are racked with physical and mental sickness, pain and disease.  At times like this we can operate in two or maybe three modes, all of which I can relate too and I am pretty sure you will too. The first one is 'panic', wonder what I have done wrong to deserve this attack, the next one is 'trust' in the assurance that I am Gods beloved, and the third is to 'vacillate' between the former two.   Scripture (John16:33) tells us that we will have trouble in this world and that if the people in it hated Christ (John 15:18), we should expect them to hate us.  In addition to this we know that we have an arch-enemy who seeks to kill steal and destroy us,but praise God for Jesus who wants us to have abundant life (John 10:10). 


No the valley is not a comfortable place, neither is it a place that most of us desire to be but, please don’t be despondent.  Afterall we serve the Good Shepherd, who promises that even though we walk through the 'valley of death' we need not fear any evil, for His Rod of protection will guide and direct us.  In fact, in the face of our enemies He puts on a banquet for us.  Our head is anointed with the oil of His Spirit; our cup is full to overflow with the wine of His sacrifice.  Even in that place, Gods goodness can be found to be following me and you every day, and when this life is all over we are  promised that we will be with Him forever. Wow how awesome is that?

 


For all those who have felt that  they are in the valley of despair, I believe this is a word from God to you



For far too long you have been longing to come up again to the mountain. To get that bird’s eye view to understand My perspective and while it is important I need you to know you are right where you need to be right now. Although you call it the 'valley of despair',I call it the 'valley of grace'. It is that place where life and growth occur. My Spirit rolls down the sides of the mountain pouring life into every piece of land it connects with. In the valley you develop deep roots, in the valley lush green vegetation abounds all around you. In the valley creatures that I have given you responsibility for live.  On mountain tops although the view maybe spectacular, it is not a place for you to live. Rocks and boulders inhabit that space. The air is thin and difficult to breathe; it is not a place of rich soil or vegetation. I am your rock to stand on and I will be with you, I will pour out My Spirit upon you even in the midst of your enemies. They will know that you are Mine and that My purpose is to prosper you at all times. So let My water flow down to you and keep you full to overflowing even unto this season ends.


 Let us pray...


Dear Heavenly Father,


I know you are touched with the infirmities of your children and that in your love you see their pain. I pray that as we release these situations into your hands that we will come into a new revelation of the outpouring of your grace.  Help us all to live and move and have our being rooted in Your truth and love.


In Jesus’ Amen

 

 


Lesson's learned for the road ahead.

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on May 22, 2013 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (1)




The last two weeks have been shockingly horrible on one hand, and absolutely amazing on the other.  God had been His usual Wonderful Self in the ministry room, and dreadful things have been occurring concerning  my children.  Relationships that I thought were mending have dissipated into nothingness again! Whilst others that I had drawn a line under God is putting  back together.  There seems to be a real randomness occurring, whilst at the same time familiar patterns are arising. Stress and strain, love and joy, doors opening and others being completely shut as if in the grave, but above it all God had been His usual Faithful Self.  

 

 Really I have to echo with the great wise man, that there is truly a time for everything under the sun, sometimes those times overlap, sometimes they collide and at other times they appear separate, but always God is His usual Amazing Self working all things together for my good, the children’s good, and my loved ones good.  We cannot see the end from the beginning, neither can we always even see clearly the step that’s  just ahead, but through it all, I am able to gather stories that I will use when I engage others, stories of my sorrows, stories of my pain, stories of my joy and stories of course of God’s usual Awesome Self.   So new truths learned about myself, new truth’s learned about those near and far, new truths learned about how, all this stuff will be integrated, and most of all lesson’s learned for the road ahead.

 

Let us pray ...

 

 

 

Dear Lord,

 

Thank you so much that when things are difficult you never fail. In the midst of life’s turmoil’s and disappointments you are that rock that we can depend on.  Help us to keep our eyes off those that hurt us and keep our focus on your unfailing love, knowing that You have promised to work all things together for our good.

 

 In Jesus’ Name Amen.


Women on Purpose

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on April 13, 2013 at 7:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Do you realise that God has uniquely shaped you for a purpose, for some that will have been discovered a long time ago but for others, discovering their purposes is but a dream they hope to unearth at some time in their future.

Come join like-minded women as we share a journey discovering that God made us as 'Women on Purpose'.


Spaces are limited please register your attendance by email, phone or via our website.

 



2nd Edition of Restoring Life Foundation Magazine

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on March 28, 2013 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Dear Family and Friends of Restoring Life Foundation,


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to read the latest edition of the Restoring Life Foundation Magazine.  Since our last edition  (which has been read by over 1200 people), was issued in January we have faced a number of challenges with technology breakdown, accounts being hacked and personnel attached to our network and magazine suffering from strange ailments. However though delayed and hard pressed we can declare like Paul  that ‘We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair’.(2 Corinthians 4:8)  This edition is packed with encouragement and great discipleship tools that we hope will draw you closer to Christ and His hopes for your sanctification.  Can we encourage you to drop an email to our  issue 2 ‘Gaining Momentum’ edition to your friends and family including the following link.

http://www.restoringlifefoundation.org/online-magazine

 

In light of the hacking problems I noted above, If you subscribed to our updates via the Issuu website please note that issue 2  of our magazine is listed under a new account named ‘RestoringLife’, please re-subscribe under this new account name to keep up to date with each edition as it is released. 


This edition includes a few advertisements which include ourLimited Edition ‘Daughter of the King’ t-shirts, A Christian B&B in France,The ‘Heart Cry for Change’ Conference and the book ‘Beyond Broken Families’, we hope that you will support these Kingdom efforts.  Some of our readers have been asking how they can purchase some of our articles, we are resolving some background issues on the website and will keep you posted  and let you know once it has been resolved.


Finally, as you celebrate Christ His Death resurrection and ascension, we pray that you will come into a fresh anointing of what it means to be a child of the all power God who took all  of our sin that was and is and will come to the cross for you and declared “it is finished”.

 

With love in Christ

 

Cheryl

 

New Magazine for 2013

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on January 1, 2013 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)


We have published our first edition of the  Restoring Life Foundation magazine, this magazine was first conceived back in January 2011, but the transistions that occured at the time stalled its delivery.  We are firm believers that nothing happens before its time and are therefore pleased to launch it this year. This first issue includes:


  • Great tips on how to create effective goals for 2013.


  • A "how to" guide on dealing with those thoughts about people that  are invading your mind.


  • Poetry.


  • A prophetic word... and so much more.


See our home page further information, we look forward to your comments, but for now - happy reading!


By Any Means Necessary

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on October 29, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Forgive

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on October 8, 2012 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Beloved's responce

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on August 23, 2012 at 4:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Beloved thats what you are because I love you. You were hand picked for Me by My Father. He loved you intensely even before you were born such that He fashioned you in love. He knew the path you would have to walk to be prepared for Me. He knew the assaults that My enemy would attack you with. He gave you enough grace and character to enable you to come through, that way you would be ready when I came for you.


Father loved you before you even were and although you couldn't see us, you were never left alone. From the day of your conception I stationed powerful angels to guard you and we rejoiced when you were safely delivered on the earth. We waited patiently for your growth and development. We waited until that moment you were old enough to make a choice for yourself. When you invited Me to be yours the whole of heaven had a party where we danced and began preparing for the moment you would join Me.


We all watch over you with such joy and with wonder employing our love and power on your behalf. You are bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, created and fashioned a new creation in Me. How I long for you to spend much time with Me, preparing you to meet each day, longing that you would desire My presence as I desire yours.


I waited for you again this morning with love gifts of peace and faith the very things I knew you would need today but you didn't come. So please My love don't forget Me nor break My heart by choosing those things that will never satisfy you nor heal your wounds. The battle is fierce and My enemy knows that you are My beloved he knows that to hurt Me at you arrows must flow. So please My beloved, My precious and My darling come let Me fill you daily with My eternal love.



Marantha

Posted by restoringlifefoundation on August 13, 2012 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

How long will I have to long for you, look for you, hope for you? How long will my heart ache at the sound of your name,  or the scent of your presence?  How long will I wait for you in our secret place, hoping to catch your passing aroma upon the air? How long Lord, will I lie and not sleep, or dream just to realise that in my reality you cannot be seen, or held or touched?


My heart is broken for your presence, my feet lame. I'm restless in the night, my night hours are filled with longings, and my day hours filled with tears. When will you come, how long will I have to wait for your embrace, and that place of comfort on your breast? To be held close and safe in your embrace, to be held as a lover holds his love, longing that dawn will not break their moment together. Longing that the stars will not break their formation and the moon will not disappear. Oh how I long for that night. That night where wrestling will cease and just the gentle embrace will enfold me. Where love will sing, and loins long no more, for a deeper love has penetrated to the heart of things. How I long for you to satisfy me with that love above all loves that music will rise up from within us that celebrates everything that Father has given us.


Oh Lord my King and my Master come.