Archive for June, 2017

Stay Ready for The Master’s Use

Friday, June 30th, 2017

2 Timothy 4:2 (KJV)

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

  • There’s a time and a place for the body of Christ to stand bold for the charge given.
  • We must witness the love and the mercy of our Heavenly Father each day.
  • There must be a living of the Word of God.  (Many times I have heard it said that ‘we may be the only Bible many men will ever read’… and I do believe that this is so very true)
  • The message of love… “For God so loved the world, He gave” ~ He gave His Son for you and for me. 
  • The message of His mercy…”His mercy endures forever”

John 3:
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Psalms 136:
O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Staying prepared for His Return,

~Pastor Lovie

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

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

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:
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