Archive for the ‘faith’ Category

Sometimes…….. I Choose

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Sometimes, when I feel lonely,
It’s seems that no one cares.
I choose to run to Jesus,
I choose with Him to share.
He’s always right beside me, 
I choose to go to Him in prayer.

He said He’d never leave me, nor forsake me..
He’s everything to me.
So, when, and if, I really get discouraged,
I know it’s time… it’s time to hit my knees.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; 
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take

 
I can always go to God in prayer… He’s faithful, He’s always there.

~Pastor Lovie

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

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

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

Why Question God’s Faithfulness?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Mark 8: Jesus knew what they were discussing and said, “Why are you talking about the fact that you don’t have any bread? Don’t you grasp what has happened? Don’t you understand? Are your hearts so resistant to what God is doing? 18 Don’t you have eyes? Why can’t you see? Don’t you have ears? Why can’t you hear? Don’t you remember? 19 When I broke five loaves of bread for those five thousand people, how many baskets full of leftovers did you gather?” They answered, “Twelve.” 20“And when I broke seven loaves of bread for those four thousand people, how many baskets full of leftovers did you gather?” They answered, “Seven.”

How many times have you questioned….

  • Will He provide?  When will He do it for me?  How is it gonna happen?”

Years ago, we had just purchased our home, and we had 2 young children.  Along with the news that we were expecting our 3rd child, we learned the plant was soon to close.  He searched for jobs, it took a while, but eventually he got a job in Oklahoma. Praise the Lord…
I can assure you that there were many nights I sat at my kitchen table trying to figure out how the bills were going to get paid. I used pencil and paper, (notebook after notebook) calculators,  and yet they never seemed to add up.  I was always short. Here’s my story:

We were faithful church goers and tithers.  And although there were times I just ‘didn’t know’ how or when, still I trusted God. I knew He’d make a way. (I learned that I could cook on a nickel if I had to) But with three children there were times…. times that I questioned.  At one point I was fasting and praying and doing all I knew to do. He worked 3rd shift a lot, and so midnight became my prayer and study time. I knew we could make it as long as we trusted God with everything.  I was building my faith. I was building our home and filling it with The Word of God and His Love.
And then, suddenly, my eyes were opened and fixed on a scripture… I found it would take me through the hard times, and in to the good times. I took these verses, they were my bread and my water. These words sustained me. Whenever I felt weak, I would go over and over these verses, meditating on the Goodness and the Faithfulness of my Heavenly Father. Yes, these Words became Life to me.

Psalms 37:
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.  Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand25 I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

So, if you’re struggling today, there is an answer. Take the time, build your faith, build yourself in prayer.
Listen, at the foot of the cross, on the basis of His Blood, and His Love for me, I’ve  learned to trust in Him for everything.
I am a ‘friend of God’,
~Pastor Lovie