But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired.
Isaiah 40: 31
The goal of Donnie Stewart Ministries is to bring new hope to the lives of those who the word of God says are “without God and without hope in this world” (Ephesians 2: 12).
The hope that the Good News of Jesus Christ and the kingdom of God brings never disappoints us because it comes with the revelation of God’s love for us and his willingness to accept us into his family as sons and daughters. The realisation that we have been reconciled with God and the reality of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives releases a new strength within us that enables us to do what we could never have done on our own.
The strength that comes by the power of the Holy Spirit – Christ in us, the hope of glory – empowers us to live a new life – supernaturally naturally and naturally supernaturally.
It is an awful thing to have no hope as without hope there is nothing to attach your faith to and so it is impossible to live the life that God has planned and destined for you which can only be lived one way – by faith.“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29: 11) It is essential that we align ourselves with the plans that our heavenly Father has for us by bringing our thoughts into agreement with his thoughts, otherwise we will live – or probably more accurately – exist far below our potential. _________________________________________________________ Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “ For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55: 6 – 9) For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. (2 Corinthians 10: 4 – 6) __________________________________________________ God’s thoughts are so much higher than ours, and his ways are so much higher than our ways, and so it as we allow our thoughts to come up to the level of his thoughts (by resisting and rejecting every negative influence) that our ways – our way of life and living – are raised to conform with his desired standard, and his plan for our lives can be fulfilled. 18 “ The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed;
19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD’s favour.” Luke 4: 18 – 19 Jesus said he was anointed to preach good news to the poor. Surely good news to a poor person is that his standard of living is about to be raised! Jesus went on to explain the process required to bring about this elevation. First of all the broken heart must be healed. A broken heart is the result of a broken relationship, and so every one of us was born with a broken heart because sin had destroyed our relationship with our heavenly Father. Jesus said that we must be born again because we were born wrong the first time around. Our spiritual inheritance had been lost to us but it is restored when we are born again of the Spirit. Next, is deliverance for the captives and recovery of sight for the blind. When we are released from our prison of guilt, shame, condemnation, fear, inferiority, insecurity, etc our eyes are opened to a whole new life that we didn’t know existed and we see clearly what was holding us back as vision is restored for the future that is filled with hope and possibility. Then, we are set free from all feelings of oppression and of being the downtrodden underdogs who could never amount to anything, or be expected to achieve anything of any value or importance. 26 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. 27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 28 and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, 29 that no flesh should glory in His presence. 30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— 31 that, as it is written, “He who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” (1 Corinthians 1: 26 – 31) Lastly, we are brought to the place where we can begin to experience the fullness of the LORD’s favour in our lives – where his free favours profusely abound to the point of extravagant excess. If we simply believe in his goodness and his faithfulness then all of the limits are off and our history – no matter how dismal it may have been – is no longer a hindrance to our destiny!
The vision of Donnie Stewart Ministries is to see everyone achieve their full potential and fulfil their Divine destiny empowered by new hope providing new strength that releases them into a new life of victory and fruitfulness where success and prosperity enable them to be a blessing even as they are blessed! If we can minister to you in any way please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org