This week’s podcast interview reminded me of a testimony I shared on the blog several years ago, but is till relevant today. It goes so beautifully with the message of Liz Pitman’s new children’s book. I pray the re-sharing of this story and Liz’s podcast blesses you immensely.
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, …
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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.
Join us this week on the Podcast as we tackle a topic many struggle with as they look for their identity, purpose and worth.
Where is the Missing Puzzle Piece? ~ Liz Pitman
Liz Pitman’s new children’s book helps set a solid foundation for: identity, purpose and worth in the hearts of children. This book can help kids go from purposeless to purpose-packed. Liz’s book is bright, colorful, and engaging for children. But not only that, the message speaks to all ages as the reader journeys with Pete, the main character as he struggles to find his place and fit in. The books powerful lesson we must all remember is: JUST LIKE PETE: YOU ARE LOVED. YOU ARE VALUABLE. YOU ARE THE MISSING PUZZLE PIECE!
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Meet The Week’s Podcast Guest:
Liz A. Pitman started writing books after God got her attention in her kitchen. On an ordinary cleaning day, she saw a single puzzle piece sitting on the kitchen shelf and didn’t know where it belonged. As she was about to throw it away, God told her not to touch it and revealed to her heart that many identify with that puzzle piece: they don’t know where they fit, what their giftings are, and what their purpose is in the big picture. As she prayed, God downloaded the story of Pete, the puzzle piece. In writing about Pete’s journey of finding purpose, Liz was inspired to pursue hers. Prior to creating books, Liz A. Pitman worked and taught in Christian education for 10 years. She graduated from Mississippi College with an English Literature degree and also attended Calvary Chapel Bible College where she grew deeper in her relationship with the Lord. She has a heart for missions and has served several summers volunteering at food banks in Israel. Her first love is Jesus, then her husband, and precious son, Joshua. Liz desires that all the “puzzle pieces” in this world realize their value and purpose as she encourages them to step into their vital, God-given destinies.
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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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Have you had the opportunity to read my new book “The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement: Hearing the Words of God for others.” ? This book is about learning to hear the voice of God in our own life so we can respond to those God bumps and little nudges He gives us on a daily basis. God is calling us to be agents of encouragement and to be the gift the worlds needs today.
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). My book will teach you how to step out and do just that.
We all have the opportunity to #BeTheGift of encouragement others need today.
A practical guide to what it looks like and how to live a lifestyle of prophetic encouragement.
Are you Ready to #BeTheGift Someone Needs today?
Words have power.
To encourage. To comfort. To strengthen. To heal.
Especially when they come from God.
The Gift of Prophetic Encouragement Bible Study: Living a Lifestyle of Encouragement shows us how to follow Jesus by loving on and building up His church … one person, and one God-centered word, at a time. Diving deeply into Scripture, Pastor Debbie Kitterman beautifully unpacks the Biblical precedent of prophetic encouragement and teaches you how to hear from God. By doing so, you’ll bravely step into your calling to #BeTheGift others need.
In this stunning six-week study, you will:
- Examine the model of encouragement Jesus established for us.
Define the simple (and Biblical) concept of prophetic encouragement.
Learn to identify and test the voice of God in your life.
Explore activation exercises which strengthen your hearing muscles.
And gain confidence in your calling to build others up
Are you ready for six weeks that will change your life, deepen your relationship with God, and create ripples of encouragement that spread through those around you?
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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?
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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?
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