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RECLAIMED, REKINDLED, REDEEMED

Updated: Aug 31, 2021

I have been searching for words to describe this past weekend, because I wanted to convey all that happened, both externally and internally, in a way that those who were not there could grasp just a small morsel of what we experienced. After sitting this morning with Jesus, I don’t think that there are any words that could ever fully describe what we experienced. You literally just had to be there. His Presence is something to be experienced, because it can never be adequately conveyed.


In this picture, you may simply see a tattered, old piece of paper. For me, it has been a promise from/of God, that I have held onto tightly for over 20 years.


Isaiah 55:11-13 “My Word which goes forth from My mouth will not return to Me empty without accomplishing what I desire, and without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it. And you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace. This transformation will be evidence of the Lord, for an everlasting sign which will not be cut off.”

The Lord spoke to me in July 2006, “I am calling out a remnant of people who will follow Me.” I have waited and waited for that to be fulfilled. I have searched for real, authentic, sold out, humble, servant leaders who were “all-in” with Jesus. I have begged for like-minded women who were more concerned with honoring and obeying Father more than performance and approval of man. I have cried because of the loneliness I have felt in ministry because it seemed like I was alone in the call to truly disciple women. But this weekend? This weekend changed it all.


You see, I had allowed doubt to creep in. Doubt most often leads to discouragement and discouragement to deception. And deception often leads to disobedience. I began to doubt if Living Deeper Ministries was ever going to be more or reach more than it currently was. That led to great discouragement. But the deceiver, though he tried on multiple occasions, could not convince me that what I KNEW God said would not one day become reality.


At a point where I was ready to put Living Deeper Ministries down, I felt this tug to “try this one more time”. God brought 12 ladies together whose hearts were instantly connected because of the Spirit of God inside of them, and the seeds of redemption began to spring up! Redeeming the fight and struggle to drag people along! Redeeming the loneliness that Ministry brings. Redeeming the call for Living Deeper Ministries to enlighten, encourage, equip, and empower women to walk with GOD and take others with them. But above all, redeeming the deep desire of my heart to obey the command of God and co-mission of Jesus to GO and Make Disciples of all nations!!!!


The women God is pulling together are the remnant. They are authentic, the real deal. They love sincerely, unconditionally, like Jesus. They know they are not perfect but unashamedly profess and declare about the One who is. They have the Great Commission in the forefront of their lives as both a calling and command of God. And because of that, they wholeheartedly are joining together to create a Sisterhood within Living Deeper Ministries that I believe God will multiply exponentially in the days ahead. The Sisterhood of Living Deeper Ministries is desperately needed in this season and I hope you will join us! To find out more, email me at info@daleandjena.com.


YOUR first step is to join us for The Deeper Retreat so that you can get a taste of what we experienced together this past weekend. Come alone and find yourself some lifelong friends. Invite a group of women from your church, job, or community; or bring your small group!!! I’m just telling you: you don’t want to miss it! You need this whether you believe me or not! Whether you know it or not, Jesus is soon to return and He is calling together His remnant to make us ready and to gather and disciple others for His return!!! So choose to join us and jump ALL IN! And if after a year, you haven’t grown Deeper in your relationship with the Lord, we can all quit! But I am completely confident that your life will be changed if you’d be all in with Him!


What is the promise that God has spoken to you? Has it grown stale or dry as the years have passed? Have you been tempted to doubt and become discouraged? Maybe you need to be reminded of Isaiah 55:11-13 today.

I woke up and a friend had texted that verse to me, another friend had posted it on her story and another prophetic voice that resonates with me wrote a blog about this Scripture!!! You think the Spirit is trying to speak???!!!!


As I read all of this, my takeaway was this: the Word that God spoke to you has seemed like a breakdown, but God is about to have a showdown with the enemy who is trying to diminish and destroy so that breakthrough can come. What seems like a Ministry “miscarriage” is a set up for monumental miracles!!!


I am so very grateful for God’s kindness to us. For the way He sees us and speaks so sweetly to our hearts to remind us that He sees us. He knows and feels our deep longings. And His call on our life is irrevocable. I am so grateful for the women, the sisters, He is pulling together for such a time as this. So so grateful.


I love you, sisters,

Jena


What are you waiting for? Join us! Register right now for The Deeper Retreat by clicking HERE!!!

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Julie Etheridge
Julie Etheridge
Aug 31, 2021

Looks like you lovely ladies had an amazing time praising Jesus! I see my sweet warrior sister Laura whom I have truly enjoyed connecting with since TATS and did the FREE study together! I can't wait for Deeper Retreat, I don't want to miss it this year! God bless each of you lovely ladies!!

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
Aug 31, 2021
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I am SO excited that you will be joining us! This is going to be such a powerful year at The Deeper Retreat and we know that the Lord will meet with you so personally, because that is exactly what we experienced this weekend! See you soon and help us get the word out by inviting your friends!!!! 💙

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Such an incredible weekend spent in the presence of the Lord! Thank you for Jena for bringing the truth and reminding us of the great commandment. There are women out there so thirsty for the word and our Savior that their mouths are dry— they just don’t know what it is that they need! That’s where this sisterhood comes in. You have given all the resources we need. Now it’s our turn to put in the work! Love you sister!

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
Aug 31, 2021
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So true and I pray that Living Deeper Ministries and this Sisterhood will be water to those thirsty souls!

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Melonie
Melonie
Aug 30, 2021

This is such a testament and evidence to the perfect timing of the Lord. When we feel there is silence from Him or we don’t see anything happening, well look out because He is always working things out…for His glory!

When the Spirit is allowed in, things happen. He was most welcomed into us and the lake house this weekend. After only a few moments I felt as if I had known these women of God all my life. We opened our “eyes” and saw one another through the lens of our Father. That can only be the Holy Spirit moving and guiding. And He is moving and stirring His remnant…I don’t want to miss out on that!! And the…

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
Aug 30, 2021
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Oh how we all need to remember that God is always working on our behalf if we know Him! He is working even when we don’t see it or feel it! He is at work and He can be trusted!!!

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Debi DeBoer
Debi DeBoer
Aug 30, 2021

Such a powerful weekend . I was a bit tired but desperately needed to be refueled, reminded and refreshed In his presence . His promises are true ! He hears our longings of our hearts and answers in his time . He reveals Himself we just have to seek Him.

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Jena Forehand
Jena Forehand
Aug 30, 2021
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So true! Sometimes when we haven’t come to Him in a while, we think that perhaps He will be angry with us and that is such a lie of the enemy!!! He LONGS for us!!! Just want to encourage the one who wants to seek the Lord but is wondering if He will be okay with her….that answer is an absolute YES!!!

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