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Bev Sterk

About Me: 

I grew up in the crc, and am still here, along with my family. I'm married to Daryl, who has a construction business. I had a cpa license for 10 or so years, then I added EX to the front, and MOM to the back, so now I'm an EX CPA, MOM =). I am MOM to Duncan(12), Ian (8) and Samantha (6). Our family also owns a raspberry farm, and in the summers we get to work out there.

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Several years ago, the LORD re-opened up the eyes/ears of my heart to see/hear Him again. This was a profound change in my faith and walk with Him, making my relationship with Him much more personal, and discovering the "secret place" (Ps. 91:1 NKJV) with Him. That caused me to pursue listening prayer, which is something I've realized is not a strong point in our denomination. I'm praying God will be gracious and teach us this amazing gift, He designed for us, His children. I love to spend time in prayer, worship, reading His Word and lots of books based on His Word. and I love to share and have conversations with others, discussing our faith and what God is doing. I would love to see the crc understand "high praise" (Ps. 149:6 NKJV as one reference) I would love to see the crc eagerly pursue the Spirit given gift of prophecy, not just acknowledge it. (I Cor. 14:1) I would love to see the crc embrace fasting more intentionally as a practice (Matt. 6:16...when (not if) you fast) I am excited and encouraged with the prayer summit being planned for this April, and hope I will be able to be there.

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So What Is "Prophetic"?

The editorial linked to below mentions "prophetic" in some form 2 times. I also heard this word being used at synod in various discussions. I'm interested in what you think this might mean.   

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What Exactly is High Praise?

Several years ago, I heard the concept “high praise” at a prayer gathering, and it was the first time I could remember that I had heard that term, at least the first time it registered. I tucked that thought in the back of my mind and, every once in a while, would reflect on it. 

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Prayer for the Church

The LORD put the song "O Church Arise" on my heart several times over the last year as I pray about our (the Church's) role in bringing love and healing to a very broken world.

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Listening Prayer - Continued

Ok, I had shared part of a testimony as a reply under the first "listening prayer"  posting ... what was interesting timing is that very day when I wrote this 2nd part, I later ran into the cantata director to get his permission to share his part in it. 

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What is listening prayer?

ok, with the intro at Synod (Tues pm1 @ about 37 minutes in) to our new home missions director, Moses Chung, I want to raise some questions on listening prayer. How much do we do listening prayer in corporate/communal settings? In the intro, Brother James, pres. of home missions, said, " God spoke to us and said, "This is the person..." Now I know the scriptures do not say, "In 2011, the CRC Home Missions will appoint Moses for their director". So, how did they "hear Him? After hundreds of years of cessationism, that we refuted in the 1973 Synod, where are we at with listening prayer? Do we...
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