Whats Going on in the Life of the Ward's
This Blog is my quarterly update's on what's happening in our life
I love the journey of walking with Jesus! He really is more committed to our highest calling then we could ever be! This last month I have been undone by the journey of the Lord and the way He fulfills His words over our lives and how we can suddenly find ourselves standing in the release of destiny.
The call and the story of my life is about being the “Friend of God” and living a life of radical love. Inside of that call He has given me to many passions. One of them is the nation’s but especially I have felt a call to see Revival in America and Europe. I have always known that Europe was a part of it and I have been to a few different nations but this last month the Lord marked me for Scandinavia, and the Nordic nation’s but specifically Norway. I have always wondered what would happen to my heart when it was time for me go there as He has spoken to me about it in the past, but its been a timing piece. This last month I went to Norway to help lead a Circuit Rider school. In going I had expectation for what the Lord was going to, but I always have that. During that week the Lord encountered me in a significant way and spoke to me about His heart for Norway and the revival that would come from it again. I saw the revival fire’s burning and going from out from the nation.
One of the other major things the Lord is doing in my life right now is in the area of seeing a women’s movement of fiery-eyed revivalist and radical lovers of Jesus being released. For those of you that have known me for a long time, you know that this is wild because I never thought I would be apart of a women’s movement. I would say this is one of the main assignments on my life, is it raise up women, and there has been so much warfare over this area for me, but the breakthrough has come! Earlier this year I was apart of leading a very significant women’s gathering where I had a life changing encounter, and around that same time I received a invitation to be one of the main speakers at the largest Nordic women’s gathering in Norway. I knew the Lord was saying emphasizing this in my life.
The message that has been inside of me for so long but really coming out with more authority has been one of radical, overcoming brave Love! So here I was in Norway running a CR school and I have an encounter one night about Norway and about a women’s movement. The Lord moved in that school in a significant way commissioning Circuit Riders in Norway. The following week I went to Denmark to be apart of a school there and again the Lord moved powerfully! I went back to Norway for the women’s conference. I knew that there was going to be 2500 – 3000 women attending but I don’t think I really realized what that looked like. One of my best friends Lindy Conant was with me and Heidi Baker was the other main speaker and it was so much fun being with them. In those few days I found myself speaking to thousands of women in the room on “Brave Love” and “Revival” as it was also televised on a Christian national television station to over 50,000 viewers. I spoke to hundreds of the young women attending the conference one afternoon on identity and beauty. I shared from the vulnerability of my own life and I saw the Lord do something amazing in them. I was asked to do a interview on television and speak the nation prophesying what I believed the Lord was saying.
I cannot express in words the overwhelming awareness of the faithfulness of God and how “simple obedience changes history”. In these last few weeks I think about the journey I have been on with once being the little girl from Alaska, overcoming death, the simple “yes” I have said everyday in the midst of screaming circumstances. How even in the last few months there have been things have been so challenging and heart breaking for me. I stood on a stage in Norway, speaking to thousands of women calling them into Brave and radical Love. I shared from my own weakness and the Lord receiving the Glory. The last full day I was in Norway I got word that my little 15 month old niece Skyelar was being life flighted out of Alaska to Portland with a life threatening and unknown bowl obstruction. Those next 48 hours where a emotional roller coaster as I was changing my ticket and waiting for the reports of their safe arrival in the midst of storm conditions to Portland, and of her surgery and what was actually wrong. Two days later as I sat in the ICU in Portland holding my little niece hooked to wires and tubes I was undone by LOVE!!! Skyelar is now making a full recovery from appendicitis and the obstructions that came from it.
In one moment I was on a stage addressing thousands and the next holding a sick baby. I wept, I praised, I laughed, I was undone by the power of Jesus Love and His unfailing faithfulness. It was tangible and real. In the midst of the challenging circumstances and the simple yes I found myself smack dab in the will of God and in the center of His heart!
I am currently teaching in Maui and Kona this week
This next weekend I am helping lead Brave: LOVE and Women's gathering in Pasadena, CA Nov 8-10 www.oneloveus.org
North Carolina Nov 27-30 for Thanksgiving
Jacksonville, FL Dec 2-6 a DTS
Harrisburg, PA Dec 8-12 Fire & Fragrance DTS
Also coming Jan 11- May 3rd CIRCUIT RIDER FIELD TRAINING in Southern California
Tijuana, Mexico Jan 14-16 for a YWAM Base Leaders Gathering
Austin, TX Jan 29-10 w/ Rick Pino
Kona, HI Feb 3-7 Fire & Fragrance DTS
Las Vegas, NV Feb 24-27 a DTS
The Ward family adventures by Amy Ward