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Faith in the Night Seasons

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Introduction—Walking in Darkness
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler begins to explain how the verse “I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear; but now mine eye sees Thee,” (Job 42:5) came alive to her. How can her story be an encouragement to others who, like Job, are suffering for reasons they don’t understand?

My Own Night Season
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains what it was like for her to have her world shatter around her, and describes her meeting with God as she tries to understand what was happening to her life. How did God minister to her in her time of trial?

My Own Night Season -Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

How bad could it get before it started getting better? Nancy Missler continues her account of how she “walked through the fire” in the trial of her faith.

My Own Night Season—What is Real Faith?
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains how she found out from her own experience what real faith is—and what it is not. As she tells her story, you will be encouraged to do as she did—trust God to be faithful, especially in the hard times.

Are Night Seasons Part of God’s Will -Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

What happens when you have prayed, sought godly council, taken a bold step of faith—and the bottom falls out from under you. Must you assume that you have gotten out of the will of God? Or could God be trying to teach you something—or perhaps draw you closer to Himself?

The Dark Night of the Soul
By: Nancy Missler

This article looks at Joseph, Moses, Abraham, and others who have experienced a dark time of testing and questioning. What did they learn? What can we learn from them?

God’s Will and Man’s Free Choice
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler asks: What is God’s will for us and how does he achieve it in our lives? The answer to this question may help us endure the “night seasons” that so often overwhelm us.

Exploring God’s Will
By: Nancy Missler

What is God’s will for us? Nancy Missler looks at God’s revealed will, the Bible, to show that God’s will for mankind is salvation.

Sanctification
By: Nancy Missler

What is sanctification, and how does God work in us to achieve it? How is Peter a good example of the process of sanctification?

Sin, Self and the Love of God
By: Nancy Missler

We must learn to free ourselves of sin and self in order to become conduits of God’s Love. Nancy Missler explains how this can happen.

Will We Trust God?
By: Nancy Missler

Many times throughout our lives we will face situations too hard for us to handle on our own. During those times will we trust God, or lean on our own strength? Nancy Missler gives an example of what can happen when we trust.

Our Own Free Will
By: Nancy Missler

God has given us the right to choose. The question becomes, what will we choose? Will our choices please God? Or pull us away from Him?

Knowing God’s Will Personally
By: Nancy Missler

We CAN know God’s will for our lives. Nancy Missler looks at ways God has revealed it to us, and how we can recognize it.

God’s Promises: Fulfilled in His Way
By: Nancy Missler

How often have you “given up” on God because a promise was not fulfilled within what you considered a “reasonable” time frame? Nancy Missler give examples from the Bible, as well as from her own experience of promises fulfilled—in God’s time frame, and in God’s way!

Ways God Reveals His Will to Us
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains why prayer and fasting are important actions we can use when approaching God to discern His will for our lives.

Why is Faith so Important?—Part One
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains what faith is, and looks particularly at the life of Abraham to see what a difference faith made in his life.

Faith is Not a Feeling
By: Nancy Missler

What happens to your faith when you are faced with a devastating tragedy? Nancy Missler explores that question from painful personal experience.

Why is Faith so Important?-Part Two
By: Nancy Missler

Faith affects everything we think, say and do. Nancy Missler shows various ways faith operates in the lives of Christians.

Shield of Faith
By: Nancy Missler

Are you ever overwhelmed by Satan’s “arrows” in your life? Nancy Missler describes how and when we should don the “shield of faith.”

What is “The Dark Night”?
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler talks about those difficult times that every believer faces and suggests a purpose for them. She also gives an example of a “dark night” faced by Jesus, our example.

The Fellowship of His Suffering
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explores the idea of “participating in His suffering” and explains that suffering is actually a normal part of the Christian life.

The Fire of His Love
By: Nancy Missler

Why does God allow us to suffer? Are there any benefits to us? Nancy Missler explains.

Two Night Seasons
By: Nancy Missler

In the next few articles we want to explore not only how we “feel” going through the dark night, but also what we are to “do” in the dark night. In addition, we want to highlight some of God’s goals, purposes, benefits and blessings. If we understand a little of what He is doing and why, we might be able to get through this time more easily.

Who Experiences the Dark Night?
By: Nancy Missler

Why does God send the “dark nights”? Nancy Missler explains how hard circumstances in our lives relate the our salvation, our conviction and our sanctification.

Benefits of the Dark Night of the Soul
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains that by going through the difficult times, we should be able to come away not only with a clearer understanding of ourselves, but also with a complete dependence upon God.

Passing Through the Night
By: Nancy Missler

This month Kristin shares the story of another woman’s struggles with the aftermath of abortion, and her testimony of how God forgave her and released her from the guilt.

Does Anybody Care?
By: Nancy Missler

During difficult times we often get the feeling that we are nobodies, that there isn’t anybody who cares what we are going through. Our soul becomes a battlefield of confusion, hurt feelings and broken dreams.

What Do We Do When Trouble Comes?-Part 1
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler says there are several things we need to do when trouble comes into our lives. We’ll look at three of them this month: stand still (and let God work in us); rest in His promises; and stop asking “Why?”

What Do We Do When Trouble Comes?-Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains why it is important, in times of trouble, that we cease doubting, cease fighting, guard against discouragement, and stop blaming others.

What Do We Do When Trouble Comes?-Part 3
By: Nancy Missler

What do you do when confronted with a difficult situation? Nancy Missler says try putting on the “full armor of God,” and respond with praise!

Our Human Spirit-Part 1
By: Nancy Missler

What is the human spirit? What role does it play in our communion and communication with God? Nancy Missler explains.

Our Human Spirit-Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler has explained that our spirits have three functions designed to connect us to God. Last month, the discussion centered around our conscience: where God teaches us what His will is. This month we’ll look at “intuition” and “communion and fellowship”.

Our Human Spirit-Part 3
By: Nancy Missler

Are we really willing to be sanctified body, soul and spirit? Are we prepared for what that really means? Nancy Missler explains what is involved.

What is the Dark Night of the Spirit?
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler suggests that the “dark night of the spirit” is where God focuses on our inward man, who we are, and does what is necessary to conform us to Himself.

The Way of the Cross
By: Nancy Missler

God not only desires to make us holy, He also wants to conform us into His image by removing anything that would prevent His life from flowing through us. God accomplishes both these purposes by the cross. Nancy Missler explains.

How Do We Feel During the Dark Night of the Spirit?
By: Nancy Missler

The feeling that we have been abandoned by the Lord is one of the most difficult emotions that we will encounter during the hard times. But does God ever leave us?

Disappointed Hope
By: Nancy Missler

What exactly is hope? It’s an anticipation of something or someone. It’s a desire that is accompanied by confident expectation. It means looking forward to something, some occurrence, some condition. What happens when everything we think God has “promised” us doesn’t come about? Is our hope disappointed?

Despair and Rebellion
By: Nancy Missler

When you are in the middle of the “dark night of the spirit” do you feel like giving up, shutting down and dying? Do you feel like death would be a relief? Nancy Missler explains why such reactions might be “normal” but it’s not necessary to act on them.

What Do We Do in the Night Seasons?
By: Nancy Missler

What should we be doing when everything seems to be going wrong in our lives? When God seems far away? Nancy Missler explains that the essential answer to that question is to “trust in the name of the Lord.” She also lists other things we can do while we wait on the Lord.

The Goal and Purposes of the Dark Night of the Soul
By: Nancy Missler

Among the goals Nancy Missler gives are: freedom from self-ownership; developing unshakable trust and faith; and abandoning ourselves to God’s will.

Warnings for the Dark Night of the Soul
By: Nancy Missler

Three areas we need to watch out for when we are going through difficult times are demonic lies, false visions and false prophecies, and the feeling of wanting to quit or give up. Nancy Missler shows us how to avoid these traps.

Dwelling in His Presence
By: Nancy Missler

The question Nancy Missler addresses in this article is, “Why are so many Christians running to and fro across the land trying to experience the presence of God if, all the time He dwells within?”

Dwelling in His Presence-Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler likens our sanctification with the ceremony accompanying the offering of sacrifices on the Brazen Altar in the Old Testament Tabernacle.

Dwelling in His Presence-Part 3
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains that entering God’s presence at the Incense Altar of our hearts is contingent upon the sanctification of our outward man and the purification of our spirit.

Sweet Aroma of Love
By: Nancy Missler

What is it that causes a “sweet aroma” to rise from us to God? Nancy Missler explains.

Complete in Christ
By: Nancy Missler

Suffering is a tool God uses to make us “perfect” and “complete,” because through it we learn to bar ourselves from sin and self and cling to God.

Do We Really Know God?
By: Nancy Missler

Can we really know God intimately? Nancy Missler says yes, and she explains why it is important for us to have that type of relationship with Him.

Experiencing the Presence of God
By: Nancy Missler

How can you move from knowing about God to knowing him? Nancy Missler shows us, using Moses as an example.

Results of Intimacy With God
By: Nancy Missler

Nancy Missler explains why a clear conscience is a must for Christians who desire intimacy with God.

Results of Intimacy With God-Part 2
By: Nancy Missler

When our spirit is renewed, one of the benefits is that our spiritual intuition—our ability to understand what God is saying to us—is heightened.

The Function of Our Spirit-Part 1
By: Nancy Missler

Our spirit—the place where we communicate with God—has three main functions or operations that are essential to this communication: our conscience, our intuition and our communion.

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“Faith in the night or in the dark”meaning: meaning the person ‘ who give this main theme for us to discuss among the people around’s.Hehimself he is still in the darkness he cannot’ interpret this topic unless hewant to share with us,and take some: words,meaning,ideas, knowledge,feeling,faith.after compile all this he will start n learn to write for the first stept of this topic.this topic it will be come a book or a lesson for one book.But if this topic it is guiding by the power of holy spirit our faith will never be in the Night,But if it is not… Read more »

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