Phoenix Rising - Debbie Powell
Over the past three to four years I have been struggling with what I do at the Healing Rooms. I came to realize that I had lost the vision for Healing Rooms that God put into my heart over 15 years ago. Without vision it is impossible to see, or to step into the destiny God has for me. All my energy was focused on how soon I could leave. But here I am still working in IAHR.
You may ask why I stayed if everything within me wanted to leave. The answer is simple. God told me I needed to stay for the Directors I have been serving for almost thirteen years. There it is. I chose to stay to be obedient to God and faithful to those I serve.
That obedience to my Papa has paid off as sometime between December 19, 2014 and January 6, 2015 God broke something. He removed the heaviness I had been carrying. He restored my joy and He is healing the physical infirmity this created in my body. Even as I write this, I am experiencing a physical change. The last remnant of the stronghold being eliminated from me.
As the manager for IAHR I now enjoy coming to work. I have vision for the department. I’m excited to see what God is going to do – today, next week, and next year. I see a future for myself. But most of all, I am thankful – to God. Oh my gosh! To God for His unbelievable love that can break any yoke. To Cal and Michelle for believing in me and to those who have carried me in their hearts.
Coming out on the other side, I can see that God said exactly what I needed to hear in order to keep me where He wanted me. Before I could see His plans for me, I had to come to the end of myself, and then like the Phoenix rising out of the ashes, I have been restored, refreshed and renewed.
His plans for us are simple and we can all follow them. Listen to His voice, listen to His heart and walk in obedience without an undertone of our agenda. When we do this, we will ALWAYS receive the breakthrough.
Debbie Powell is the IAHR Manager in the Spokane Headquarters.