Our Words Will Frame Our World

February 5th, 2018
A thought for the church, and for young couples:
So much stress, so many issues can make one ‘want’ to give up, or it can have the complete opposite effect:
“When the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, take time and water and feed your own lawn.”
If you’ll take the opportunity to participate, to nurture, to encourage your spouse/church family. You’ll have the best ‘lawn’ possible.
  • Kind words go a long way. Learn to cultivate your relationships. 
The two must become one. It’s no longer a one-sided relationship, it’s not the time or place for the old ‘all about me’ attitude.  We have to stop and think about our words and actions.
If I can encourage someone along this journey, I certainly will try.  In relationships, no one, and I mean  NO one is perfect. 
  • We should stop and realize that we must learn to depend on Him for our help.
  • Learn to stop comparing yourselves, your relationship, to someone else.
  • Learn  to slow down in your speech, your responses.

We can grow, we can prosper in our family (naturally and spiritually) if we we just take the time to pray.
“It’s me O Lord, standing in the need of prayer”

Blessings,

Pastor Lovie

Our Reason to Stand

January 22nd, 2018
The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted
 Psalms 1:
1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.ungodly: or, wicked
2But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.wither: Heb. fade
4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

We’ve Been Warned

January 15th, 2018
Matt. 13:   (KJV)
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.

Preparing for Victory!

December 31st, 2017

Last day of 2017.
I’m beginning it with prayer for my family, “mycrew”. I’m praying and believing for miracles…health to their flesh, strength to their bodies. I’m reminded of a verse…

“Beloved, I pray that in every way you may succeed and prosper and be in good health [physically], just as [I know] your soul prospers [spiritually].” 3 JOHN 1:2 AMP

Decide & determine to succeed in every area of your life. The key.… Giving God’s Word first in your daily decisions gives you all the power you need to win.

Close the year in prayer n praise. Step over into 2018 with a spirit of anticipation. And declare, “I’ll not limit God”… “Father, open the flood gates of heaven, let it rain…let it rain”

Bottom line: I’m gonna serve Him with my whole heart.

Pastor Lovie

It’s Time… Again

December 5th, 2017

It’s time again to set things in order,
It’s time again, to get rid of strife.
It’s time again… Put Jesus first,
And this time, let Him order your life.

Somehow, as we sense His time is closer,
Closer than it’s ever been. 
We must take the time to praise Him, 
Declare that  He is Lord.

I find myself at times getting anxious,
Looking at the ‘things’ we see.
But then, I’m reminded …His Blood, His Mercy,
I think O Precious Lord, You died for me.

So folks, as I sit here this morning, I’m thinking how very blessed we are. If we would only take the time to praise Him, and share His Love with everyone.
This is a precious season, yet full of mixed emotions. Many shed tears and moments of depression, while other walk in ‘bliss’.

I may not have all the answers, but I believe that every moment we should be praying for others and determine to be a blessing wherever we go.
I’m praying for every family, every friend, and yes, every retail worker… that they may experience the wonderful Love of Jesus.

Lord make me a servant, an instrument of love and mercy,

~Pastor Lovie