Elul Firstfruits: Coming Out of Av and into God’s Season of Favor!

Dear Celebrating Ones:

The month of Elul is a time when the Lord can surprise us with His presence and favor.  There is a call to enter into a fresh, new relationship with Him as we seek Him this month.  Our Firstfruits Celebration will be an opportunity to come out of the confinement of Av and into a spacious place of blessing.  Join us this Sunday as we bring our first and best in worship to the Lord and develop our expectation for meeting the King in the field.  As Robert Heidler will share, the Hebrew month of Elul is a time for “Coming out of Av into God’s Season of Favor!”  Join us at 9 AM CDT as we honor the Lord and allow His countenance to shine upon us!

“Worship Your Way to Elul” Shabbat – Tonight at 6 PM CDT!

One of my favorite ways to prepare for Firstfruits is by celebrating Shabbat.  Our GZI Judah Team will help set our course in tonight’s worship-filled Shabbat service.  Commune with the Spirit of the Lord and allow praise to form your pathway. Join online at 6 PM CDT, or by replay, and worship your way into this new month of visitation.

Open the Floodgates!
This week we have seen the treasuries of heaven open and pour down showers of blessing.  The praise we seeded is bringing forth a fresh new expression of the Lord’s goodness.  As you enjoy this new Garden Video from Tracey Liggett may you “be who you are” … a change agent of praise that opens the floodgates of heaven!

Beulah Acres Farmers Market!

After our Firstfruits Celebration on Sunday morning, many of you may want to stop by the Beulah Acres Farmers Market in The Branch.  In addition to fresh produce (onions, zucchini, garlic), they will also have natural home medicines and cooking seasonings.  And for those looking for Shabbat wine and olive oil from Israel, you can also stop by The Vine.


Chuck D. Pierce

Seeding the Heavens with Praise!

Dear Praising Ones:

There are times when we need to praise rather than pray!  Yesterday’s Celebration Service was an incredible time of seeding the heavens with praise.  When Amber Pierce shared her dream about drought breaking and thanking the Lord for what we have yet to see, we shifted into a new dimension of prophetic worship and expectation.  As this excerpt shows, we have a choice to not only thank the Lord for the abundance that He is preparing to release, but for the storm that may precede the release of rain.

We can always express our thanks since our God never fails.  As we choose to praise, our faith horizon begins to change and we can rejoice for both the rain as well as the harvest that it will produce in days ahead. 

As we allowed Judah to go first in our Celebration Service and the islands to express their Kingdom worship, I felt the Spirit of God was pleased with our choice to wait on Him to lead us forth.  Our sole purpose for gathering became to seed the heavens with His praise, and we did not move further to ask Robert Heidler to share what he prepared.  If you could not join us, I hope you will set aside time to watch the replay. Allow this week to be an opportunity for sending up seeds of praise to the Lord and thanking Him for when and how He chooses to pour them back down upon us. 


Chuck D. Pierce