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Stop Warring in the Flesh

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

2 Corinthians 10: 3  “For though we walk in the flesh [as mortal men], we are not carrying on our [spiritual] warfare according to the flesh and using the weapons of man. 4  The weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood]. Our weapons are divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses ” (AMP)

My heart aches for the ‘church’ today.  In times of upheaval and turmoil, we have turned to the world’s way of dealing with current issues. We have put on the’thinking’cap’ of this generation. We seem to have forgotten who we are, we’ve stood idly by and let the enemy infiltrate our camp. We are, and have been, entangling ourselves with the world’s way of thinking and acting.  (We are ‘in’ this ol’ world, yet we are not to be ‘of’ this ol’ world)

There is way too much division, and it’s crossed over in to the church. We march, we scream, we demand… but, we are not fighting the fight of faith. We somehow think that we must compromise the message of the gospel in order to reach the hurting.  We can NOT help them when we don’t present the message of The Lord.  We cannot share God’s Love when we argue and fight each other. We don’t represent The Father when we paint the road broader to include everybody.  I’m concerned… concerned that holiness, righteousness, and God’s power is not what we are teaching/living.

There’s a song, “People Need The Lord”.  Each time I hear it, each time I sing it, I am reminded that it’s not about ‘me’, it’s about Jesus. Folks, they pass us everyday… in the store, on our job, at school… hurting people everywhere. We may be the only ‘bible’ that many will read. I don’t think that they need us to stand and divide them with our bitterness and anger. The Love of God compels us to reach them with His Message.

Let our lives reflect Jesus!  Let our words present Jesus!   

Psalm 19:14 “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable and pleasing in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, immovable] rock and my Redeemer.”
Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  
30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: 32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
I pray these scriptures daily,
My sole desire, My soul’s desire,
~Pastor Lovie

 

Our Purpose

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Everyday people pass our way… hurting people, lonely people, sick people.  If we take time and look into their eyes, perhaps we will see the need.

I guess I feel like too much of the time we are in a big hurry, or perhaps so focused on our own issues to really see them.  God  wants us to see them through His Eyes, with love and compassion. Slow down, and share that hope. Let the Love of God shine through you to others.

Our true purpose is to reflect Jesus.

~Pastor Lovie

All About JESUS

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Sitting quietly and meditating on God’s goodness and mercy. A season of waiting. A time of seeking God for His divine direction.

All I know…

I’m desperate for God’s touch. Each day I will set my heart to seek Him. He is my source of joy and peace.

 

~Pastor Lovie

The Key

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Just a quick thought this morning.

After all that God has done for us, we must know that baking covenant fellowship with HIM opens the door for the enemy to steal your health, your finances, and your relationships.

We must not be so naive about the work of satan in this old world. He (the enemy) comes to steal, kill,and to destroy. The devil is real. His intentions are real. And to be real honest…he doesn’t even like you.

But GOD loves you and HE wants the best for you. HE sent His Son for you and for me.

Guard your heart. Don’t let the things if this world distract you.

  • Commit yourself and your ways to HIM.
  • Seek HIM first
  • Follow after HIM with your entire being.
  • Hunger for more of HIM

The point here is this:

“We cannot afford to turn back now”.

~Pastor Lovie

Purpose

Sunday, July 31st, 2016

My life is all about JESUS and my heart belongs to HIM.
Listen Church, “Souls hang in the balance.”

If I’m gonna raise my voice, and i will, it will be in praise of all HE has done for me.
God loves people, ALL people:

He loved me enough, He loved you enough, that He sent His Son JESUS, that we could be saved and sanctified, set apart for His use. I don’t have time to waste, and neither do you. We must be about The Father’s business…

We may be ‘in’ this world, but we are not to be ‘of’ this world.
#TimetoSTANDUP #WALKUPRIGHT
“BE a voice for HIM”

Onward, Upward, and Higher

~Pastor Lovie