Here’s “What’s Happening?” With Me & My Place of Ministry – Eastgate House of Prayer

I am thrilled to say that I am joining the EHOP Mission Base as a worship leader and Intercessory Missionary. This means that I will be serving on a full-time basis as we minister to the Lord in “Day and Night” worship & prayer….

It was a little less than a year ago that I laid down my responsibilities as part of the pastoral team of our local church so that I could make myself more available to help with the development of Eastgate House Of Prayer here in the Saint John region. I am very grateful for the friendship and encouragement of Kings Valley Wesleyan Church in this process. I and my family love being part of this wonderful community of Jesus followers.

God has been so faithful in leading me along in this new chapter of my journey in following Him! Leading worship at EHOP (Eastgate House of Prayer) and working with it’s Director Kirk Smith and the rest of the leadership team has been such a huge blessing to me! In the process of serving with EHOP, the Lord has opened a new door of ministry for me.

I am thrilled to say that I am joining the EHOP Mission Base as a worship leader and Intercessory Missionary. This means that I will be serving on a full-time basis as we minister to the Lord in “Day and Night” worship & prayer. Inspired by His word and His passionate heart, we will be asking Him for a great harvest of people into His kingdom, for unity in His Church and for the preparing of His Bride for Jesus’ return.

We are part of a growing number of Houses of Prayer rising up in many cities around the world. For more details on the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, visit www.ihop.org.

EHOP invites participation by any individual or church that worships Jesus according to the Scripture, regardless of denomination, for the sake of bringing unity to the Body of Christ and for revival in the Saint John region, across Canada and throughout the nations.

I am especially excited about my assignment in leading worship and mentoring other musicians and singers serving with EHOP.

In my assignment as an “Intercessory Missionary” I will be committing myself to 30-40 hours per week in helping to lead Intercessory worship meetings, training other intercessors and serving in the administrative infrastructure. I will be continuing in the development of an active and rigorous prayer life including regular times of fasting and prayer as well as ministry through my local church to the local community.

As an Intercessory Missionary with EHOP I am responsible to build a team of supporters both in prayer and raising my personal financial support. I am trusting in the Lord that He is leading many to invest in my calling to mentor intercessory musicians and worship leaders who will minister to the Lord night and day for the sake of a great move of God in our time on the earth. An avenue for providing financial support has been created in order for me to pursue this calling. I would love to make myself available on a full time basis as soon as possible. I am asking the Lord to lead individuals and local churches to invest in the kingdom of God through supporting this mission.

I am in need of monthly supporters and/or one time financial gifts in order to be free enough financially to give myself fully to this ongoing ministry to the Lord in worship, prayer and service to the harvest. An income tax receipt will be issued for all financial gifts to EHOP.

If you feel prompted to connect with me about this, please reach out to me. My contact details:

dan@wastedtreasure.com
(506) 639-8961
403 Hampton Road, Quispamsis, NB, Canada, E2E4V5
Cheques please make payable to Eastgate House of Prayer.

Giving It All Away to See His Glory

Where are the ones who will take all that they cling to for security – mindsets, theologies, systems of belief, successes, failures… everything – and break it open to be poured out on loving Jesus?

There are a few people that I read about in the Bible that I would love to know. One of them is the woman written about in John 4.

She locked in to the right approach to Jesus. She grabbed what was probably her most valuable possession and journeyed to where Jesus was in order to offer something valuable to Him. Nobody around her thought it was a good gift or that it was even the right thing to do – other than Jesus.

He loved her gift and He declared that what she did was beautiful! Wow!

This is what God is looking for from this generation. Where are the ones who will take all that they cling to for security – mindsets, theologies, systems of belief, successes, failures… everything – and break it open to be poured out on loving Jesus? He is the one we want. His approval is all we need. Everything else is just details.

Will you trust Him with it all?

Are you willing to give it all away to truly see his glory in all the earth?

– Posted using my iPhone

Commitment to Sexual Purity

As a generation of parents, we haven’t done a very good job of living in joyful surrender to God with our sexuality…

This Thursday night, I will be leading a seminar/discussion for parents sponsored by KV Youth about living a commitment to sexual purity.

Sex is a beautiful and powerful gift from God designed and reserved for marriage.  It’s pull on us all is intense and alive with desire.  Our young men and women are the stewards of this fire and we need to show them a healthy way to surrender their sexuality to the Creator who designed sex from the beginning.

I am so humbled to be sharing about this subject in Thursday’s seminar. However, it does cause me to feel like Isaiah when he confessed his own unclean lips and that he belonged to a people of unclean lips in Isaiah 6:5.  As a generation of parents, we haven’t done a very good job of living in joyful surrender to God with our sexuality.  Often times we don’t make the connection between God’s blessing of an amazing life (including sex) and our obedience to Him. We live as if following Jesus is hard work and serious, while sex is fun and sort of just the thing we do.

There are children living with us that are counting on us to show them a better way… the way of Jesus’ kingdom.  We can do this by His grace- but it is gonna take honesty, humility and an authentic surrender to Him.

Will you fight for a new generation of young men and women? 

Will you fight for your kids?       

Ne Cede Malis

I would love it if at the end of my earthly life my children would be able to say that I didn’t yield or give up in the face of trouble or adversity…

I dug around a bit today looking for the “Lamos family motto.”

It is found on our family crest. I discovered that it is the Latin phrase “Ne Cede Malis“. The translation is “yield not to adversity“.

It’s funny how a motto like that has a way of challenging me at a deep level of my identity. I would love it if at the end of my earthly life my children would be able to say that I didn’t yield or give up in the face of trouble or adversity.

Don’t Say You Are Only…

When Jeremiah the prophet was a boy, he had a life altering encounter with God…

When Jeremiah the prophet was a boy, he had a life altering encounter with God. You can read about it in Jeremiah 1:1-19.

At one point, God tells him that he is going to speak through him to challenge leaders in powerful positions of authority. Jeremiah raises the objection that he is only a boy. The Spirit quickly confronts him says “Don’t say I am only a boy“.

The thought comes to mind that I say all kinds of things that limit what God wants to do through me. It usually sounds a lot like… “but I’m only…

Oh Creative God, teach me to fill my head with your thoughts about me and learn to echo what you say about my potential in your hands.

A Towel and Basin Revolution

If I want to change the world, I need to live every day looking for chances to serve just the way Jesus would…

I was thinking about what God ‘s plan might be to bring about change in this world.

I read that as a Jesus follower I should do all that I do in His name… to do things in the way he would do them… with the same attitude. Jesus showed his way of doing things by grabbing a towel and basin and washing his friends feet. Behavior like that could cause a revolution where I am from. If I want to change the world, I need to live every day looking for chances to serve just the way Jesus would

God, help me to see my towel and basin every day as the best gift you have given me to change the world.

Book Suggestion – You Are God’s Plan A

The main message of the book is that God has designed each of us with a unique ministry thumbprint…

You Are God's Plan AIf you are looking for a great book to remind you of what really matters, I suggest that you get a copy of “You Are God’s Plan A” by Dwight Robertson.

I read it over the summer. The main message of the book is that God has designed each of us with a unique ministry thumbprint.

Gods 2000 year old plan is to use laborers for His harvest. Great book to get reactivated in your life mission.

 

 

How Dare You Question My Love?

In ancient times, God tested His people’s love for Him.  It is recorded in Deut. 13:3 “The Lord your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.

It is a pretty typical human response to feel threatened by this, unless of course we are actually passionately in love with our God!

What if the only way to avoid sin and deception is to be deeply in love with Jesus?  In reality it still is… It is only deep and real love for Jesus that will draw His people together and send us out to usher in His kingdom.

John 17:23, “So, allow Him to test us today and may it drive us closer in to His embrace.”

This Is Not about That…

Are we a good judge about whether or not our actions are selfish or selfless?

What does it mean when we say things like, “This is not about me” or “I’m really thinking about what is best for you in this…“?

Are we a good judge about whether or not our actions are selfish or selfless?

The other day I read something about a selflessness that is born out of a deep awareness of who one is and what they are supposed to do.  I found the idea very intriguing as it seems that in many of our relationships, we often misunderstand someone who is secure about those issues as arrogance.  I John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”  It is actually self centeredness and pride that lead us to fear.  When you and I are completely full of God’s perfect love, we are free to fully embrace who we are and we can live securely in the life mission He has designed for us to accomplish.  We can then actually bring our best to our relationships and the mission we have been given.