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Quiet Down

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Sometimes we need to STOP and determine to listen for The Heavenly Father’s voice.

He’s leading me to slow down and lean on Him each and everyday. So, I’m spending a little more time in prayer and the Word. Meditating and speaking to myself in psalms…singing to Him songs of praise and thanksgiving.

Onward, Upward &Higher,

P. 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

 

 

 

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

Helping Myself To Help Others

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Too many ANGRY people in the church.
Many don’t even know they are angry.

Are folk offending you, or are you just easily offended? Guard against this.
Learn to control ‘yourself’….
You can be free,
Care about yourself…your life.
There’s no time to waste…
Don’t let the devil bait you into negative attitudes and actions:

Bitterness •Resentment
Hatred •Strife •Anger
Envy •Strife
Unforgiveness •Revenge

Surrender it all to Jesus. Let HIM fix it for you. HE knows just what to do. Step back and allow HIM to Fix it…for you.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 KJV

Pastor Lovie

What’s Missing Today?

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

 

Proverbs 22:6 (NLT) |Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.

In a time where we are seeing so much turmoil, in a day where we experience so much pain:

There are a few things that I see that are lacking, and many could be helped  “if” we would just stop for a minute and think.  I believe that we should go back to a few things and teach them clearly:

  • Integrity…  Doing what’s right when nobody sees you.
  • Honor …     Give honor to whom honor is due, appreciate the wisdom of those before you
  • Respect …   It’s earned, not lightly tossed around
  • Character… Learn who you are, and STAND for something that counts

We are missing this, we are not training our children and when they are not taught, it can bring shame to the parents. The Bible teaches us to train our children. Why do ‘we’ now feel that is so ridiculous or such a far fetched an idea?

Proverbs 22:6 (CEV)
Teach your children right from wrong, and when they are grown they will still do right.

Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)  
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

~from the heart,
   Pastor Lovie