It’s Time…

by avesselofpurpose on January 2, 2015



The year has begun and I must say, as usual, I’m EXCITED about beginning it in a time of fasting.  I mean, you would think that I only fast at the start of each year…of course I fast throughout the year.  But there is something about starting the year off in a fast that excites me.  It’s like my anticipation radar is up…the expectation level is on full blast!!!  It’s no different this year.  I’m expecting God to unveil and show Himself in an even greater measure in my life.  He is so God and that means He is so complex, yet the simple can receive Him.

Our 2015 is super special to me because I got a chance to work with my Pastors, Apostle Bill & Dr. D’Ann Johnson (New Covenant Christian Ministries) to prepare the congregation for our 21-day prayer and fasting journey.  What a privilege!  God has spoken through them the Word that we must move forward and so this guide is an expansion and focus on that Word.  Won’t you join us?  It will be an INCREDIBLE journey.  I’m sure you would like to see the Father manifest Himself in your life in 2015…it’s going to be an EPIC year!

Click here to access the 2015 Prayer & Fasting Guide…and oh, let me know that you are on the journey!

Many blessings!


Starting the Year off Right!

by Ferne Sapp on January 4, 2014



Well it’s 2014…I mean, can you believe it?  The days, months, and years seem to be FLYING by…time really is filled with “swift transition.”  But I relish in the start of a new year.  It’s as if we get a clean slate – a chance to start all over again.  A chance to get it right.  Smile!  I don’t know about you but I miss it a few times throughout the year, but I’m so thankful for second chances.  And third chances.  And fourth…well, you get the picture.

Each year I like to start off with prayer and fasting.  It is a journey that I take at the start of every year and one that proves fruitful in solidifying and helping to maintain my focus throughout the year. Let me say, it is not the only time that I engage in prayer and fasting for I believe that the two are key disciplines that should occur frequently in the life of every believer.  With that being said then, what better way to start the year off right!

I hope you will join me – it’s a 21-day journey that begins on Sunday, January 5th.  We also will have a couple of times to join one another in prayer so mark your calendars for January 12th, 19th and January 26th at 6:30 am ET.  Our dial in number is 712-432-0900 Pin: 670307#.

Visit the Prayer & Fasting page for more details.

Living on Purpose,


Ferne Sapp


You’ve Got Purpose!

by Ferne Sapp on August 20, 2013

Coffee cup
I’m sitting here on the couch with my coffee cup in between my toes.  Swinging it back and forth on the floor.  Rolling it around from foot to foot.  Clunk.  Oops, I dropped it.  Sigh.  Ugh!!!  I just want a sip of coffee.

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?  Why?  Because you know that a coffee cup was not made to twiddle between your toes, right?  Right.  You understand that the purpose of a coffee cup is to put coffee in it and drink it, not play around with the cup.  Yet the truth is that not everyone uses a coffee cup to drink coffee with it.    I’ve seen some people use them as pencil holders.  Yes, true.  I really have.  I’ve walked into a many offices or up to many teacher desks and there it was…you’re handy, dandy “coffeepenmugolder.”  Once I saw a coffee cup on the side of a kitchen sink with water and a piece of plant in it realizing the owner was hoping the plant would sprout some roots and be re-potted.  Guess you could call that a coffrooter? What about you?  Have you seen items, such as coffee cups, used for reasons other than their intended purpose?  Sure you have.  We live in a world where the term “re-purpose” has been used to replace thrifty and frugal.  But the fact of the matter is that everything and everyone was created with purpose.  That’s right, with a specific, precise, and exact purpose.  Even you.  Can you imagine that?

Your life has purpose.  When God created you He had a detailed and distinctive reason for creating you.  There was a problem and He created you as a solution.  There was a question on the horizon and He created you as an answer.  There was a need in the distance and He created you to meet that need.  Yep, He sure did.  And if that wasn’t enough, He even designed you with all of the skills, talents, and gifts needed.  He strategically created you and then crafted you to fulfill your purpose.  Ambiguity is not an option.  Vagueness was nowhere in the plan.  Uncertainty and doubt…out the window.  You were created for purpose, with purpose, and on purpose.

So the question is, are you?  Are you fulfilling your purpose?  Or are you living a life of frustration?  Going through the motions…day in day out.  Punching the clock just to pick up a paycheck.  Wondering why there is this hole that never seems to be filled.  Could it be that you are not living out your purpose?  Could it be that your destiny awaits you?  Could it be that there is something more?

Hmmm…maybe, just maybe there is.  But you will never know if you are not willing to pursue your purpose.  To run after it with all that you have.  To chase it down until it meets you, hugs you, and grips you.  So what do you say?  Are you willing to pursue your purpose?

Enjoy this song of inspiration – A Purpose Driven Life by Melinda Watts


Living on Purpose,


Ferne Sapp