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My Faith Works

Friday, March 9th, 2018

“My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary, Oh blessed Rock of Ages cleft for me. I gladly place my trust in things I cannot see, My faith still holds on to the Christ of Calvary. And oh what joy to walk this way! I follow nail-pierced footprints all the way, And though the end of where I’m bound I may not see, I choose to place my trust in Calvary.” 

~Words by William J. Gaither and Gloria Gaither

This morning, I feel the challenge to ‘look up’ beyond the things that I see.  I’m pressing forth for the things of God.  My Heavenly Father knows what I need, He knows the desire of my heart!  I refuse to accept only the things that this world offers, my Heavenly Father has ‘so much more’.  I will accept nothing less that His best for me.

“Jesus paid it all… all to Him I owe”  

I’m praising Him for the answer.  I rejoice in knowing that His plan for me is good…

So let’s not let the situation, the circumstances of today lead us to a place of doubt.  Remember….GOD IS everything that we need.  GOD IS our answer.  LOOK TO HIM!

 

I pray the blessing of God over you, His children.
Healing is the children’s bread! It’s mine, I have it now!

~Pastor Lovie

Psalm 103:2-3 KJV

2Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
3Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 

Our Words Will Frame Our World

Monday, 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

Monday, 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.

Preparing for Victory!

Sunday, 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

Tuesday, 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