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Phyllis McIntyre shared:
"“You can’t have an Isaac that you’re not willing to put on the altar”"

Today’s topic is about a personal trial I endured in 2002.  2002, you may recall was a very memorable year  for the DMV and the country as a whole. DMV stands for District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia (my hometown and where I was raising my family). My trial came during the time when our area was on the edge, due to a sniper who was going from town to town and city to city without a clue to the who and why those  crimes  were being committed.

Long story short, America got a wake up call about the stereotypical serial killer. Meanwhile, I was dealing with  a personal crisis of momentous proportions. I was on the edge for a different reason…I was the parent of a missing 14-year-old daughter. My daughter was going through growth and development without the help and assurance of a father love. So, I was the cook, baker, and candle stick maker doing all I  knew to be the provider.

I worked and commuted to  Arlington,Virgina daily. As I was praying seeking help from local authorities, FBI, and trying to find my daughter everyday, I was getting the bad reports about the sniper killing in the DMV. I fasted and prayed and the Lord spoke to me these very words “you can’t have an Isaac you’re not willing to put on the altar”. Wow that wasn’t the answer I was expecting. Being an evangelist and teacher of the word,  I was trained  in Spiritual warfare. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. –

Proverbs 3:5; Proverbs 3:6; Genesis 22:9

When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there; then he laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar on the wood.

  • James 2:21 Was not our forefather Abraham [shown to be] justified (made acceptable to God) by [his] works when he brought to the altar as an offering his [own] son Isaac?

I had to learn about truly trusting in the Lord and allowing him to order my steps. God honors blind faith and it takes all our spiritual muscles to develop faith when your first-born in missing. Nevertheless, God brought me out just as he said he would never leave me nor forsake me… only after I had faith to leave it on the altar. It took several months to be reunited with my daughter and going through the court proceeding to take the criminal to trial. That was a  another test of faith. To much is given much is required.

I know you as a believer may be going through some of the darkest days of your life, and it seems there is no end in sight. Just take a leap of blind faith as the minutes turn to hours and the hours into days, and you will see that he will make a way of escape. Trust the Lord with all your heart in all your ways and in all you’re doing. It’s better to please God and go through the trial then to walk it alone. God restored the days the canker worm, palmer worms stole. I can pay it forward the encouragement and faith to others because I know first hand just what God did for my family and the ram in the bush. Fathers bless us when the time comes to being in the same position as our forefather Abraham when you prayed, fasted and obeyed.Help us in our unbelief to stand firm under the power of Jesus. Remind us of who we are and whom we belong in Jesus name I pray.

Sincerely,
Phyllis McIntyre

More about Phyllis McIntyre
I am the owner of AVSP Business Development and Grant Writing Services currently servicing the south eastern United States In addition I am the founder of Anointed Vessels Serving People Nonprofit Organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. I serve as the President of Midwife International Ministries where we provide a platform for believer to be trained in Spirtual Warfare and Prayer Boot Camp. Semi-Annually host a Women Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia. I provide services from grant writing, to business development, funding specialist, Certifications, Affiliations, Licenses, and/or Honors/Awards Grant Researcher, Advertisement. Property and Casualty, Life, Health, Accident, Certified Grant Writer, Association of Funding Professionals, MACH, National Homeless Coalition, Nonprofit Leadership Network, National Institute Development Inc Other Work Program Related Work Experience (includes organization, brief description) Harvest Center 2005 to present, Dilworth Soup Kitchen, Praise the Lord Soup Kitchen, Opportunity House, City of Refuge, Rescue Atlanta, 24/7 Prayer, Justice Project, Domestic Violence, City Prayer, Midland Housing Group, Grace Tabernacle Church, Gods Outreach, Christ Ministry, Rescue Atlanta, Blessing on Wheels, Clara’s House of Love, Victory through Restoration, Atlanta Feed Seed, Women who Matters, Women of Distinction, Neet's Sweet, Grace United Methodist Church, House of Prayer foundation, God's Glory, Equitas International Water Outreach, Urban Restoration, Salvation Army, MACH South Carolina, Assemblies of God, King's Kitchen, I have worked with these various organization some from set-up to grant writer, researcher, volunteer, grant administrator, advisor, fund raiser, and I have connected and continue to support these visions and missions to better serve our communities. Program Related Publications: CELL Empowered Leaders Lifetime Learning which provides a program for health and wellness and social enterprise. Business Development Financing including Venture Capital Grant Writing Marketing EBUSINESS SOLUTIONS Sales and Support MARKET SEGMENTATION FRAUD DETECTION INTERACTIVE MARKETING CUSTOMER CHURN DIRECT MARKETING TREND ANAYLSIs DATA MINING Consulting Customer Service TAGUCHI METHOD Grant Research Grant Proposal Review Grant Proposal Evaluation Entrepreneurial Development Business Strategic needs assessment Marketing and promotion Performed Various Duties including Business Consulting and Public Relations, Support Harvest Center 2005 to present, Dilworth Soup Kitchen, Praise the Lord Soup Kitchen, Opportunity House, City of Refuge, Rescue Atlanta, 24/7 Prayer, Justice Project, Domestic Violence, City Prayer, Midland Housing Group, Grace Tabernacle Church, Gods Outreach, Christ Ministry, Rescue Atlanta, Blessing on Wheels, Clara’s House of Love, Victory through Restoration, Atlanta Feed Seed, Women who Matters, Women of Distinction, Neet's Sweet, Grace United Methodist Church, House of Prayer foundation, God's Glory, Equitas, Urban Restoration, Salvation Army, MACH South Carolina, Assemblies of God, King's Kitchen, I have worked with these various organization some from set-up to grant writer, researcher, volunteer, grant administrator, advisor, fund raiser, and I have connected and continue to support these visions and missions to better serve our communities. Program Related Publications: CELL Empowered Leaders Lifetime Learning which is a model program for health and wellness and social enterprise. As you’ll see on the enclosed resume, the depth of my experience in sales offers you the opportunity to hire a real pro who needs little or no training and who is comfortable and successful with cold canvassing. Moreover having worked as a sales representative in a variety of industries, I have the background to construct sales pitches that will turn interest into revenue for you. This fact that allows me to offer you such an unusual breadth of experience.
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