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Thursday, January 24, 2013


A Christian woman's mother passes away and they'd been believing for her healing...
... any how...

A young man is hired for a blessing of a job and at the last minute they rescind the offer...
...any how...

A woman is believing God for a house, but every circumstance says, "no, not ever."
...any how...

A man is prophesied the success of his career over and over, but all to no avail...
...any how...

A woman knows her purpose and calling in the Lord, but just cannot manifest the dream...
...any how...

Does it seem hurtful, thoughtless and cavalier for me to say, "any how?"  Does it seem as if I am disregarding and even belittling the struggles and pains, trials and tribulations we all so frequently go through by saying, "any how?"  Does it seem dismissive or even condescending?

What if I were to tell you that "any how" is EMPOWERING?!

From this perspective, you might think I mean "encouraging" such as:

  • "Yes, it hurts that your loved one is gone, but trust in the Lord any how."
  • "Yes, I know that was the perfect job for you, but trust in the Lord any how."
  • "Yes, I know you really want a house of your own, but trust in the Lord any how."
  • "Yes, it may not seem you are on the right career path, but trust the Lord any how."
  • "Yes, I know what the desires of your heart are, but trust in the Lord any how."
But no... I am not trying to be encouraging.  I am not trying to lift your spirits, make you feel better or give you hope.  I am not even trying to "build your faith."

Yes, Hebrews 11:1 says, "NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
  • And I know you are hoping for healing,
  • hoping for a job,
  • hoping for a home,
  • hoping for success,
  • hoping for your purpose,
  • hoping for prosperity,
  • hoping for your marriage,
  • hoping for your children,
  • hoping for deliverance,
  • hoping for salvation,
  • and hoping against hope for the promises of God to be made manifest in your life.

But "any how" can.

"Any how," like the word "NOW" has a sense of finality to it.  It is definitive and cuts off all further discussion.  "Now" is the last word in the beginning of a sentence.  "Any how" is the beginning of faith at the end of a sentence.

"Any how" and "Now" are statements that announce faith.  And it is faith that makes things happen.

Sure, sure - you may say.  That's so easy to say AFTER the loved one is gone; AFTER the job has been pulled out from under you; AFTER the broker says your credit sucks; After yet another rejection; and AFTER yet another embarrassment of effort you've stepped into.

What good was FAITH after what you were hoping for did not manifest?  What good is Hebrews 11:1 AFTER the FACT that what you were hoping for remained UNSEEN and UNSUBSTANTIATED???

Any how...

God created the heavens and the earth and everything on it, above it and below it with His words.
  • Genesis 1:26 says, "God created man in His image, after his own likeness..."  Words.
  • Proverbs 18:21 says, "Death and life are in the power of the tongue..." Words.
  • Job 28:22 says, "You shall decree a thing and it shall be established..." Words.
A "decree" is a declaration made in absolute faith.  What we decree with the words of our mouth has the same power of God, since we were created in His image and in His likeness.

But John 10:10 says, "The devil comes NOT but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I (Jesus) have come that you might have LIFE and have it more abundantly!"

So, while we can give some encouragement after the fact with "any how;" those two words can also empower LIFE into a hopeless situation when we declare them with definitive faith!

When the devil steals your loved one's life; when the devil destroys your chance at a life-changing job; when the devil kills your hopes over ever getting a house; when the devil steals every opportunity for your success and when the devil destroys your ability to walk in God's purpose for your life, you MUST open your MOUTH and manifest the power you've been given by the Jesus who lives in you, to DESTROY the works of the devil!

  • I WILL walk in healing ANY HOW!
  • I WILL land the job God has for me ANY HOW!
  • I WILL own a home of my own ANY HOW!
  • I WILL be a success in my career ANY HOW!
  • I WILL walk in God's purpose for my life ANY HOW!
  • I WILL have a great marriage; kids delivered from bondage; salvation for me and my house, prosperity, good health and a prosperous soul ANY HOW!! 
Now matter what the devil steals, kills or destroys or throws at you, you can OVERCOME him by exercising your God-given POWER for LIFE by telling that devil, "ANY HOW!"

(Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the WORD of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.")

No matter what, "any how" your way into the manifestation of God's BEST for you.

Power, Love & Peace, ya'll -
~Min. Deidre Campbell-Jones

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Destiny's Journey

Some journeys are well traveled roads. Common, familiar and easy. We cruise along the path oblivious to the process as we habitually turn each corner, climb each hill and break each slope. Only to arrive, blink and wonder how we managed without incident or memory of the trip.

This journey - my journey - is not like that. This journey is one of reluctance, hesitance, unsurity, insecurity and yes, a moderate amount of fear.

As I open the window for you to view my progress, you will undoubtedly come to your own conclusion based upon the progress of your own journey - and your observations will be varied.

Some might say that I am making slow but steady progress toward a clear destination. Others may say that I am floundering and wandering aimlessly down a muddy road with too many directions to choose from.

I say my journey has just begun, although it started more than 10 years ago. I say I still have such a long, long way to go, although I am teetering on the precipice of completion. I say the journey has made me weary, leery and weak, although I trudge on with a strength and endurance that is beyond me. I say the path is muddy, with many obstacles, directions and difficulties still yet to come. However, my destination is clear - crazy, unimaginable, overwhelming and clear.

When this path first appeared it was like a hazy, dirt road on a foggy day. I peered at it without knowing what it was or where it was going - then tried to ignore it as inconsequential. When the path persisted I joked as to where it might lead, then still tried to dismiss it as a path not meant for me.

It was years before the view of the path cleared and I was able to see the destination more clearly. It was absurd to think that the reality of where this path could end up would be in a place far more outlandish than even my most absurd imaginings! OK, maybe - just maybe this path ended up in a very good place - but a place still not meant for me. Definitely not me.

Why not me? Who else but me, since I was the only one to see? Please, Dear God, not me! Yes, me. This path was meant for me.

And so I watched it, argued with it, denied it and tried to imagine a life without pursuing it.

Four - no five, has it already been five? Five years ago I accepted it. I stuck out a big toe like testing the cold water of a pool - then yanked my foot back like I so often would. I wrote about it, dreamed about it, and tried it on for size in the privacy of my dressing room of life. And by the way, I still watched it, argued with it, denied it and tried to imagine a life without pursuing it.

Three - sorry, I forgot - Four years ago I made up my mind. I packed my bags, said good bye to the sanity and sanctuary of friends and family who always had thought they understood me, and I took my first hesitant and frightened step.

In these last four years I have walked, sometimes trotted, but never quite run toward a goal I think is crazy. I have stopped, I have even sat down and I have wistfully looked back to a time when I did not know and could not see what was meant for me.

But I will not stop. I packed my bags (all my baggage), and made up my mind. Armed with nothing but 2 scriptures and a great deal of hope, I continue to trudge on driven by the surity that if - just if - I happen to arrive at this awesome, fearsome destination, it will be extraordinary, phenomenal and inconceivably wonderful. This destination...

A destination, a journey to a place that is called destiny. My destiny. Destiny's purpose in life. My God given purpose.

Sometimes while we travel, we see another driver, glance in that direction and never take note or give them another thought. Perhaps that is how you will see me.

Sometimes we see another traveler and something catches our eye. We may watch a moment, muse a moment or even briefly wonder... Then they continue on their own separate way and thoughts of them fade as quickly as they do. Perhaps that will be how you see me.

Other times we get caught in traffic, bunched up with drivers because of fate. And whether we cruise along peacefully or struggle with road rage, we share a community of progress, each with our own destination. Perhaps that will be how you experience me.

And on rare occasion on our own individual roads of life, we travel a path where we encounter another driver - seemingly traveling to the same basic place. At times they follow us and then we follow them. We may take note of who they are and what they drive - possibly even read a licence plate. We'll share a moment or even a long while - silently and separately together, with maybe a glance, a smile or a brief a wave of acknowledgement. Perhaps that will be how you experience me.

I cannot say how long this path will be for me, so whether you glance and move on - never to take notice; or whether you wonder a moment at who I am and where I'm going; or whether you follow a while, smile and wave or better yet, if you decide to stay for the journey, I invite you to come along for the ride.

Please click on the "Stuff From Before" link to Destiny's Journey to make your comments.