THINKING OF MARK...
No words can explain nor could they ever be enough in the face of such sadness and distress.
We do know this though, that Mark was a tremendous man who loved Jesus, Nicola and his dear family with all his heart. We know also that Jesus loved and loves Mark now and has most surely brought him to His side. We are confident of the Grace of God and His never ending compassion and goodness to each one of us.
We know that the everlasting arms of Father God are carrying the family right now, and could I ask that as you pray for Nicola and the families, that you would release the limitless grace and love of God toward them. His comfort and mercy is never ending.
It's important that we quietly thank God for the wonderful life of Mark, and celebrate him in our hearts. We have no idea of the pain or distress he was experiencing in his life but we know that he had many times of joy and love too.
Perhaps as you try to come to terms with this terrible news, it's important to try to identify and bring the feelings of pain, grief, hurt and anger to Jesus and let him have them. He does not want you to be burdened with this heavy grief. Release it to Him - shout if you need to - but do not allow it to stay inside and cause you bitterness, resentment or anger.
Remember God's goodness and the many wonderful things He has done, both in Mark's life and in yours. I am sure that Nicola and his beautiful family would want for you to celebrate Mark's life and remember him with joy, knowing he is now fully at home with His Father.
Cry with those who cry, rejoice with those who rejoice, encourage and comfort those who are hurting and release full blessing to each other.
He loves us and He is with us - wrap that love around this beautiful family.
Your friend, Paul
My life changed one night 32 years ago, on that night I had a visitation. I cannot begin to speak of what happened that night but it was the beginning of a whole new life. I received a new heart filled with love and grace, and three months later a whole series of new assignments began to flow into my life. I believe that some of the things that have taken place since have been as exciting as some of the stories in the Old Testament and New Testament of the bible. More than that, l have seen and continue to see the transformation of people's lives around me continually. It seems that everyone wants to see 'signs and wonders' and I am so thankful to point to the undeniable testimonies of changed lives all around, these truly are the signs and wonders that come directly from Gods hand.
Without purpose in life we drift. Purpose for me has been to seek out what I believe to be the will of God for our lives. People are tired of religion, they are tired of 'church' meetings and statements of belief that seem to have become dogma and dry morsels of stale bread. They are looking for refreshing water and fresh bread that gives life, builds real identity, equips and releases the gifts and abilities that God has laid down on the inside of us. The future is now. As we close down the past that would hold and imprison us, we can break through and free into the new - new assignments,possibilities, ventures, ministries and business. This is my all consuming purpose. To build, to release, equip, set free and deliver us into His kingdom, where together we will fulfill His will and purpose.
Within these pages and on the links to the YouTube you can hear life changing truth. This claim I can only make because I am surrounded by people who have heard this 'truth' and it has transformed their lives. Truth is not truth if it does not set people free and bring them into new experience and build their inner person strong and deposit within it the fruit of Gods life. Thankfully because of the Grace of God I can point to undeniable testimony and just as Jesus said "the blind see, the lame jump for joy, the deaf hear, and the dead are raised to life" - when you see that, you know that Gods life is in the house! I hope you enjoy what you find. Thank you