(This post: “The Missing Puzzle Piece” appeared first on Kelly Balarie’s Blog Purposeful Faith (there was a mishap and it accidentally went live a week early.  You can find it by clicking on her name above.  But you will find the post in it’s entirety below. *Also may contain some affiliate links –there is no extra charge to you.)

 

Before we get to today’s blog post, I just want to give a huge Shout out and CONGRATULATIONS to my friend Meghan, and let y’all now about her first novel book which released today.  <Insert throwing confetti here>   Next week I will be sharing my review and an interview Meghan.  You don’t want to miss the fun interview questions next week.

I am one of Meghan’s launch team members so I got early access to read her manuscript. I am just about finished, but I can tell you this: It will make you laugh, it will may you cry, and it will make your heart happy.  It is hard to put down. I want to keep reading and not do my work. I want to keep reading and not go to sleep. I want to see how it ends, but I have to finish writing the church Christmas play. I am almost there, but not quite. You can read more about it on the blog .. next week.

Currently her book is only available on Kindle, but it is coming to print very soon.  Most likely by next week.  Click here or on the image below to view it on Amazon:


The Missing Puzzle Piece

By: Debbie Kitterman

I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness and a deep darkness as I looked at the face of the young girl standing in front me.  She was maybe all of 16 years of age.  I bowed my head and began praying for her when I had the thought enter my mind that she was suicidal.  I knew I couldn’t just blurt it out, and yet I knew I needed to speak truth and life over her.  I prayed quietly some more, silently pleading with the Lord to give me something encouraging to say to her.

 

 

She was a beautiful girl, but it was obvious she was struggling with something in her life. I had just stepped off the stage at a women’s event and the women’s leader announced that I would be available for prayer and ministry time.  I no sooner had set my Bible and notes on the table when I looked up to see a line forming of people wanting ministry.

 

Now, this young fragile, beautiful girl stood in front of me, wanting prayer and ministry and yet, I couldn’t speak out the very thing I felt like God had just showed me. It wouldn’t be encouraging to her in the least bit. Especially if she was suicidal.

 

Sometimes when God speaks to us about others, it isn’t so we can speak it out, it’s so we can pray it through.  I knew I couldn’t ask her, “Are you suicidal?” nor could I say to her, “You’re contemplating suicide, aren’t you?”  Instead, I asked God for His heart for her.  I asked if there was something specific she needed to know or that He would have me share with her.  Immediately, I saw a flash of a picture in my mind of a beautiful, intricate puzzle, with thousands of pieces.  The puzzle was complete, except for one missing piece.

 

I immediately knew what God was saying, He was telling me, she was the missing piece.  I shared the picture with her and the message that went with it. She was a part of a beautiful intricate design and if she wasn’t here, the picture wouldn’t be complete, could never be complete.

 

 

She quietly began to cry and said, “you have no idea, I don’t feel like I belong anywhere, and no one cares.”  I reached down and gently placed my hand under her chin and tilted her head up, so she was looking me in the eye.  I said, “Yes, I do know, and I can tell you God wants you to know that you are an important piece to the puzzle. If you weren’t here, then this world and people around you would be missing an important piece.”  I went on to minister and pray for her. Then with her permission, I walked her over the pastor’s wife and explain the situation.

 

This girl was going to need someone looking out for her.  She needed someone local to check in with her, to encourage her, to build her up and to speak truth to her.  She needed more help than I could give her since I lived several hours away.  But God knew her, and He knew what she needed that day.  He needed someone to speak life to her and not call out death.  God needed someone to pull out the gold that was inside of her and speak the truth to her. God needed someone to make her feel valued and cared for.

 

There are people around us today that feel the same way this young woman did.  They need us to share God’s heart. They need us to speak truth. They need us to breathe words of hope and life into their dry and lonely soul. They need an encounter with a real Jesus.

 

 

This is exactly why I wrote “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for others.

We live in a time, where those around us are in desperate need of a real encounter with Jesus and in need of encouragement. We are called to encourage one another daily (Hebrews 3:13), and to build each other up (1 Thessalonians 5:11).

We all have the opportunity to #BeTheGift of encouragement others need today.

 

 


The gift of prophetic encouragement is a necessary gift, one that the Church is in great need of during these last days.”—from the foreword by Wayne Cordeiro, president, New Hope Christian College; author, The Divine Mentor

About The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for Others

“The gift of prophetic encouragement is a necessary gift, one that the Church is in great need of during these last days.”—from the foreword by Wayne Cordeiro, president, New Hope Christian College; author, The Divine Mentor

 

The book clears away the confusion about the prophetic gift today, pastor and ministry leader Debbie Kitterman reveals the good news about the gift of prophecy in this practical, powerful book: We are all prophetic because we all have direct access to God. Prophecy is an ordinary part of the Christian life. In fact, it is God’s way for us to encourage and strengthen the Body of Christ.

 

So, open your ears to hear God and break out of your comfort zone to deliver His messages to those who need them most. Act now—His words can’t wait!

Prophetic Encouragement is Full of powerful testimonies and practical application, this book will help you break out of your comfort zone and embrace a lifestyle of encouraging others–just as Jesus did. You will learn how to deepen your relationship with God, open a direct line of communication with him, and share his words with others.

The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement  is completely unique in challenging believers to be the gift of encouragement others need today.  This book is written to give an interactive experience. Here are the book’s features:

  • Teaching on the gift of prophetic encouragement
  • Activation Prayers and Activation Exercises to take you deeper.
  • Testimonies that will build your faith and increase your boldness.
  • A profound foreword by Wayne Corderio
  • Chapter questions for personal study or discussion

Debbie Kitterman is a natural born encourager who is on fire for God. She is passionate about equipping individuals, so they can go deeper in the relationship with God, reach their God-potential and claim their Kingdom inheritance. Debbie is a wife, mother, author, pastor, speaker and the founder of “Dare 2 Hear,” a ministry that trains individuals to hear the voice of God. She travels to churches internationally and is the founder and teacher of d2htraining.com, an online course designed to equip the believer in releasing God’s heart. Her writing and teachings inspire faith and build bridges for people to believe and expect the impossible. She is also an ordained Foursquare pastor, currently serving with her husband, John, as senior pastor of Restoration Church in Lacey, Washington. Learn more at: www.debbiekitterman.com

 

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This weeks most clicked post is from Bethany over at Mama Finds Her Way

Being that I am an extrovert/introvert I really appreciate the 13 things that Bethany listed.  If your an introvert or know an introvert, you should hop on over and check her post out after you link up below.

Bethany – thank you for your definition of what an introvert is, because most people tell me I am NOT an introvert.  But I do need time to myself to recharge.

Again Welcome and Thank you for joining me for #TuneInThursday it is an honor to have you here!

I have had a few people ask for a badge/button to display on your blogs.  I would absolutely be honored if you would display it, or link back here in some way.  Thank you!

 

Tune In Thursday

 

Now let’s get this party started, feel free to link 1-3 posts:

 


Do you wonder if God still speaks today?  Do you wonder if He would ever speak to you personally?  Do you long to hear the voice of God in your life?

Have your read other books on hearing from God, but long for hands on practical application? or are you looking for ways to  move you forward  hearing from God?

If you answered YES to any of those questions, then I have exactly what you need.  I now have an online e-course designed to equip you in understanding that God still speaks today, and He longs to speak directly to you, through His word, and others.  He longs to encourage you, strengthen you and comfort you.  The training on this site, is fully based on Scripture, and taken from my training manual Releasing God’s heart through Hearing His Voice. 

God is speaking, Can you Hear Him?

d2htrainging.com membership site is open, I invite you to check it out today, and develop a deeper relationship with the Lord, as you learn to hear Him speak to your heart.

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Balancing the Warrior & the Princess We’re Called to Be

Who we Are and Whose We Are

Trusting God When it Seems Illogical

Will You Sit with Me? (Jesus is Calling.)

My Post: The Reluctant Encourager was featured here:

 

My Posts:  The Most Wonderful Time of the Year & And So Do We! & Know Your Why & Jesus in Us! were featured here:

 

Overwhelmed to Fulfilled

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My Post “Climb Every Mountain” was featured in the August monthly link-up at : Life on Intention Link-up Party

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