Archive for the ‘encouragement’ Category

Complete n Content

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

I stand, complete in Jesus
My heart is fixed on Him.
He’s taken all my fears away,
My eyes no longer dim.

I find complete fulfillment,
As I live this life for Him.
He’s everything I ever hope for,
And with Him I always win!

For In Him I live and move and have my being.
I rejoice to sing His songs.
I will never cease to praise Him.
For to Jesus, I BELONG!

1 Timothy 6: 3-7
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. 
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

~Pastor Lovie

Did You Quit?

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

In the midst of the storm, In the midst of the test.
How many times have you said…
I’m just gonna stop, and take a short rest…
Not considering the outcome instead.

I’m tired, I’m weak, I’m weary, I’m worn…
Just a few of the words we’ve expressed.
But I learn in the hard times, the times of the test…
My trust is in Jesus, God know the best!

Jeremiah 29:
11 
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
12Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Don’t become weary. Don’t give up, don’t quit.
In the end…. WE WIN!

~Pastor Lovie

So Grateful

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Just sitting here, lost in thought regarding those who have fought for our country, and those who have fought for the Kingdom of God.  Soldiers of war, naturally and spiritually.I’m wondering what they would say with the state of the church.

The church should be setting the pace for the things of this world. And yet, we seem to have been getting caught up with this old world’s way of thinking and acting. Our words and our actions should be lining up with God’s Word.  He’s not changing according to our ‘times’ and our emotions. His Word is sure, and is from everlasting to everlasting.

I’m challenged to pray for our nation, our leaders, our spiritual leaders.  God’s Word is still our instruction manual.  His Word is still true, and the basis for our everyday living. I cannot and shall not be ‘moved’.

~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

New Journey

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Life is wonderful.  Life is great!  I am truly blessed, I just celebrated my 61st birthday.

I shared this little thought with a very good friend:

“When I was 20, folks who were 40 were old.
When I was 30, folks who were 50 were ancient.
Well, now that I’m in my sixties…. I don’t consider myself either.  In fact, I’m thinking just the opposite.
Life can be what you make it:
If you wanna feel old and tired… you will.
If you want to allow the Life of God to restore, strengthen, and enable you…. you can.”

I choose Life.  I choose Health. I choose Joy! I choose Peace.  I choose Happiness.
I choose JESUS!

Onward, Upward, n Higher,

Pastor Lovie