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A Blessing for Artists - Everyday Benedictions

A Blessing for Artists

Elohim,   You are the great I Am who spoke the universe into existence. The power of spoken word painted the sky and brought forth light. Your finger molded the mountains and beat the drum of ocean rhythms. With imagination you created and fashioned the pomegranate dripping with ruby, red sweetness and delighted the senses with the song of the nightingale. Your very breath brought forth life calling man’s soul to fill his lungs and ignite his belly. “Live!” You said, and saw it was good.   Our...

Sydney Uni YWAM homestay

Welcoming Sydney uni and college students

  It’s a new day for YWAM Sydney Newtown and we have decided to open the doors of our nine bedroom house to local uni students who seek to live with an Australian Christian family in a safe, loving, gospel-centred home! We’re so pleased to be able to extend hospitality to those who are new to Australia and/or Sydney, and we believe that living in Christian community can be a great blessing to not only those of us in our home, but to our local neighbourhood...

How a YWAM DTS taught me to pray - Sydney Newtown Australia

How awkward, heartfelt prayers changed my life on a YWAM DTS

"Teach me how to pray for others, Lord."   This was my prayer when I landed in Malaysia for my DTS all those years ago. I knew Christians 'should' want to pray for others to experience the life-changing love and acceptance of Jesus, but I couldn't exactly force my heart to feel what I knew in my head to be right. Whenever I prayed for those who hadn't yet encountered Jesus, it felt rigid, forced, boring.   Not long into my DTS (discipleship training school), I sensed the Lord challenging...

A blessing for creatives - Everyday Benedictions

A Blessing for Creatives

May you know, this very day, that you are beautifully creative because you have the genes of your good dad, the Creator.   May you know that you are approved and chosen by Him to create those things that will change the very atmosphere that surrounds them:   Paintings that when viewed will bring healing, deliverance, and wholeness. Spaces that invite people in and encourage relationship. Words that will move ideas from peoples’ heads to their hearts. Photographs that capture the essence of the Father’s love and magnify...