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You were created for communion with God! - The Hem eDevotional
May 07, 2008

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"If I may but touch His garment...I Shall Be Whole!"
~Mark 5:28

Ameerah Lewis- Author

May 7, 2008
Issue #007
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In This Issue:

From Ameerah's Heart to Yours
A short note to you

Monthly Devotional
You Were Created For Communion With God!

Guest Columnist Article
Oh The Glory of His Presence - by Guest Columnist Ann Stewart

In The VIP Corner
What's New in The Hem's Special VIP Corner?

New At The Hem!
New Bible lessons and resources from The Hem

From Ameerah's Heart To Yours: A short note to you...

Greetings from The Hem!

Welcome to another issue of The Hem Devotional!  I always feel so blessed that you give me even a short moment to share what God puts on my heart with you.

If this is your first issue of The Hem,  I 'd like to personally say Welcome!  I pray that this email and the free resources in the Hem's VIP Corner help you to keep your eyes focused on Jesus, regardless of your outward circumstances.

Are you registered for the Reaching For The Hem Free Online Christian Conference?  You know, I never imagined that this conference would generate so much excitement!  It is still nearly a month away, and there are already way over 100 hungry Christians registered and ready to receive!

I have been receiving almost daily emails since I announced the conference.  I've been truly blessed by people sharing their hearts with me and telling me what they need to take away from this Spirit Filled event.  I've taken each of your requests and  started designing the entire conference around what you've been asking for.  

We aren't just going to skim the surface and talk fluff Christianity at this conference.  We are going to get to the heart of building a real relationship with God, and lay out specific steps that you can personally take to really connect with Him.

Remember, even if you are a registered VIP member, you still have to officially register for the free conference to receive the special messages and gifts.  The free videos and downloads will not be available to people who aren't specifically registered  for the conference, simply because you haven't told me you want them Christian Smiley.

If you are already registered for the conference, look out for an email from me tomorrow.  I will be officially releasing your speakers, plus your 9 seminars and workshops.  Like I said before, I want this conference to be all about YOU and what YOU need.  So, after tomorrow, you will be able to post specific questions to be answered in each and every session.  That means you will be in control of what the speaker will covered  in every seminar that you attend!

So, if you aren't registered for the conference yet, be sure to register today so that you can have your questions answered.

I want everyone to know that all of the emails that I've received for the conference have really touched me. The resounding desire of your hearts seems to be to truly deepen the intimacy that you share with the Lord.  You all have really touched my heart, and I want to share something special with you.  I wouldn't normally share this because it is a part of my Becoming God's Masterpiece Bible study program.  But, I think it will be a good lead in to the conference as we all focus our minds on working to develop a deeper relationship with our Heavenly Father.

Please tell me what you think!

God Bless,
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Monthly Devotional: You Were Created For Communion With God!

Communion With God - Connect With Your Heavenly Father

When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father,
 and you are in me, and I am in you.
Those who accept my commandments and obey them
are the ones who love me.
And because they love me, my Father will love them.
 And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
“All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them,
and we will come and make our home with each of them.

(John 14:20, 21,23 NLT)

Did you know that, just like Adam and Eve living in the Garden, God wants to come and make His home with you right where you are?

From the moment of man's creation, God's plan was always for us to have an intimate relationship with Him.  To be able to walk and talk together in a union unlike any other we are able to experience here on earth.

Paul said:

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him
[that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding
the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]
 – Philippians 3:10a (AMP)

And that is your purpose too.

We've all read the history of creation.  After creating the world, your Heavenly Father skillfully and uniquely created us in His own image.  Just like He had dominion over heaven, He gave us dominion over earth.  We were a match made in heaven.  But, because of Adam and Eve's mistake, there was a rift created within the relationship between God and man.

But, because of God's unyielding love for you, He refused to let that be the end of the love story.  He devised a plan that would wipe man's slate clean, and mend the broken bond between God and man...

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son,
 and they shall call His name Emmanuel,
which being interpreted is, God with us.
- Matthew 1:23

Of course, even as a Christian, Satan does not want you to feel like the Lord is with you.  He would rather you confine your spiritual walk to mere religion, and have you miss out on the opportunity to experience what Jesus died to give you – An intimate relationship with God.

Your Heavenly Father promises to be that "friend that sticketh closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:23-24).  Just like you are longing to commune with Him, He is longing to be close to you.  

Believe it or not, you can have the relationship with Him that you have always longed for.  Jesus promised it!

If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever.
 – John 14:15-16 (AMP)

The Holy Spirit has been sent to this earth to commune with the children of God.  To be your Counselor when you need counsel.  To be your Strengthener, when you need strength.  To ensure that you will never have to walk through your life alone.


Because you were never intended to.

© Ameerah Lewis, Becoming God's Masterpiece Bible Study Program,  Please do not use without permission.

Monthly Meditations
Scripture Memory Card

Print this scripture memory card, and meditate on these words from God throughout the month.  Allow His Word to renew your mind as you rediscover how to truly connect with Him.

Lord, Help Me To Commune With You Each & Every Day

[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him
[that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding
the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly]
 – Philippians 3:10a (AMP)

If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter
(Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby),
 that He may remain with you forever. – John 14:15-16 (AMP) the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. -Matthew 22:36-38

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The course uniquely combines Bible study, prayer, and scripture meditation to help you connect with God on a deeper level.  If you are feeling that gentle tug from God, I truly believe that this Bible study program that God gave to me can help you go deeper in Him.  I've also hand picked 3  free books to accompany the course that are specifically designed for hungry Christians like you. 


Guest Columnist Article: Oh The Glory of Your Presence!
By Guest Columnist Ann Stewart

Oh what glory it truly is to be sitting in His Presence. Once that Presence envelops you, you feel like Peter on the Mount of Configuration when he wanted to build a tent and stay there forever. It’s as if you have suddenly come face to face with a little fawn in the woods. You hardly dare to breathe for fear that you’ll disturb that magical moment as in a flash it’ll be gone forever.

It’s so wonderful just to sit in peace and not have to say a thing. The pains, concerns and trials you came to share with Him have somehow vanished. Just being with Him and basking in His glory transforms you and the world around you. The moment will pass but not His encouragement, power and wisdom. For God always gives. He never leaves you nor forsakes you. (Heb. 13: 5) Unlike the elusive deer, He is always there, and will reveal Himself again and again whenever you diligently seek His face.

In His presence you’ll never experience disappointment or discouragement. In fact, after having tasted of His glory, you’ll be compelled to stand to your feet with your hands outstretched towards Him with joyful praise on your lips! The urgent crises that confronted you don't seem so critical any more! You can feel His power rising up within you, bursting with a surge of faith that wasn't there before. You're buoyed up and know that you know that you somehow:

“can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth [you].” (Phil. 4: 13)

It is good to have a designated quiet spot where you can have your daily communion with Him. What is most important to Him is to have a walking, talking relationship with Him. In other words, it's not at all about feeling; it's the daily walk that counts. You may feel absolutely nothing when you sit quietly with Him. That does not mean that He's not there! Be mindful of the fact that feelings are only fleshly emotions. Although it's wonderful to “feel” His Presence, and He does want you to experience it, the most important thing is to put your focus on Him.

His presence shows up whether you're in the midst of praising, sitting quietly in meditation, or ministering His love to others. He inhabits the praises of His people. Whatever you do unto Him according to His will goes up as incense unto Him! (Ps. 141: 2)

Don't allow the cares and busyness of this world to keep you from doing everything as unto Him. I especially love the Psalms as David, despite his many serious shortcomings, had a heart for God. He's such a wonderful example of how to touch God's heart. He would talk to his problems and then praise God!

“Why are thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.” (Ps. 42: 5)

In other words, no matter what life-and-death situation he was in, he would stop, force his attention off the situation, and bring it before the Lord. He was constantly hoping, believing, and expecting God to show up!

“As the hart [deer] panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?” (Ps. 42: 1)

I pray that you, like David, acquire an ever increasing thirst for God and discover the glory of His presence, which will deepen your faith and empower you to withstand the world's onslaughts.

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As an inspirational author and self-growth expert, Ann Stewart's passion is to empower you to attain spiritual, physical and financial growth:


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