Archive for the ‘peace’ Category

Praying Brings Me Great Peace

Friday, June 16th, 2017

I am deeply troubled by the division in our nation… yes, even the division in our churches.

The hatred, the name calling, the smearing of authority is getting ridiculous. I get it that some don’t like authority and consider themselves to be judge and jury, but I think it’s getting way out of hand.  To allow these things to take over in the church is NOT good. I think, in fact I know, God is not pleased. So to the Church I say, go back and seek God’s Word and then step forward as a good soldier. We may not agree with everything, but it is our responsibility to agree and to act on the Word of God.

When I say ‘these things are not good’ perhaps I can expound…
The church is taking to the social media and proclaiming hatred toward our President, our nation, church leadership, even our law enforcement. Again, we may not agree with everything said and done, but we must learn to guard our heart and our words.  Recent events seem to stir up strife and bitterness. If we continually allow this to enter into the church, we do a great disservice to our Heavenly Father. His instruction is quite clear that ‘we’ must turn to Him, and that we must learn to pray according to His Word. If we join with the world’s attitude we cannot expect the blessing, the peace of God in our lives. I for one want to experience God’s best. He tells us that blessing and cursing cannot/shouldn’t come from the same fountain. Don’t expect God’s Best when you continue to dish out words contrary to His commands. 

II Chronicles 7:14
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

II Timothy 2:1-6
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Let us all return to the things of God.
*That without the love of God there is no power in prayer.
*Without faith in God’s ability to handle the current situation, we cannot pray effectively.
*Faith worketh by love…
Church, don’t limit your prayer life.

From my heart,

Pastor Lovie

Living In Victory

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.      Hebrews 4:12 NLT

I’m thinking on this scripture… as I consider all that is going on in our nation, yes even in our churches…

How is your soul today?  Can you say, “it is well with my soul”?

Division, confusion, hatred, bitterness, nor jealousy is an acceptable attitude for the Christian.

It is so important to guard your heart right now, to watch what you say. You cannot spew hatred and venom and expect the blessing of God.

As we enter into a new season we must remember to pray.

  • Pray for our President and our nation’s leaders.
  • Pray for our Pastors.
  • Pray for our churches.

Pray for wisdom, pray for divine intervention.. Pray for safety.  Pray for each other.

Don’t be out of order.  Stay in line with God’s Word. Walk in love.

Be an instrument of peace,  an ambassador of Jesus Christ.  We can not conform to this world’s way of  thinking and acting… GUARD YOUR HEART!

~Pastor Lovie

 

 

 

Scripture for PEACE

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Psalms 37:3-5,7 KJV

3.Trust in the Lord , and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. 4.Delight thyself also in the Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 5.Commit thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 7.Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Reflections of PEACE

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Spending some quiet time with the Lord this morning, and reflecting on some notes.

I marvel at the handiwork of my Heavenly Father. As I sit here pondering over His Goodness to me, His Peace floods over my soul.
Just a couple of quick thoughts I want to share:
Perfect Peace belongs to us if we will keep our mind stayed on Him.
Isaiah 26:3 AMP….You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
Refuse to be shaken.
Don’t be moved by what you see or hear. Don’t let ‘feelings’ lead you. Stay with God’s Word.
Don’t allow yourself to get caught up in this world’s system…this world’s way of thinking.
Determine…NO MORE COMPROMISE

How different things would be if we would just stop compromising for the sake of:
•Family
•Friendships
•Finances
•Job Security

Declare, GOD IS…my Source, my Provider, my Deliverer, my Joy, and my Peace.

Folks, I’d rather have JESUS!

~Pastor Lovie