Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Today is the Sunday following
the celebration of Jesus Resurrection.The entire story is a good read for every day to remind us of God’s
Jesus gave His life during
Pass Over. God did not make a mistake giving us His beloved son to die.God loved this world and its people.
Three days later Jesus was
raised from the dead.The next forty
days were spent in revealing Himself to his disciples and many others.We wonder just what Jesus taught during those
days.Perhaps He explained the Jewish
Feasts and how they pertained to him and the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Allan was reading from
John 21:15-25 where Jesus began to restore Peter’s confidence.Three times Jesus asked the question, “Do you
love me?” When Peter answered, “Yes, I love you,” Jesus told him to Feed my
Lambs, Feed my Sheep and again Feed my Sheep.
Much more can be said about this dialogue, but in essence, Jesus was
telling Peter, that he was forgiven and to take this assignment and run with
How many times do we feel that
we have failed or could have done better?We are not perfect, yet Jesus through his death and resurrection has
made us perfect.
Peter knew he was not worthy,
but Jesus was calling and restoring Peter.We also can use those 40 days to get closer to God.He will restore those who have lost faith,
were afraid and ran to hide.
Peter became flustered and
asked Jesus, “What about him?”Jesus
kindly answered, “What is that to you?”He was saying don’t worry about your neighbor, but worry about yourself.
It is easy to get caught up
in our daily business, and it is not wrong to pray for others, but do not allow
your concern to prevail over your own closeness and walk with Jesus.
People do not see the entire
preliminary steps needed to reach that deep walk with God.We are called to a higher standard of living;
a higher way.
We are in revival.In our city, souls are being saved and set
free and generational curses are being broken.We are sent to do His work, and we must step up and be available.
Pastor stated that he knew he
was not in the first cut.Other’s were
called but failed to respond.When Jesus
said, “Feed my sheep,” some sat there with blank looks on their faces.Some said, but Jesus, I am busy, my family
needs me, I am not rich, - - but Jesus says, “NO Excuses, just say and do what I tell you, and
Do you realize we are in Harvest
season in this city?Many have prayed
for years for God to visit this town, and guess what?God can use the foolish and unlearned
ragamuffins to accomplish his plans.I
Corinthians 1:26-30Not many wise are
called. God will use the despised for His purpose.
Many churches look down upon
some of our Pastors with a past, but God is in the resurrection business and
makes everything new.
Don’t allow your insecurity
to dictate to your critical spirit, when you view others worshipping in
Thomas was a person that
needed facts and proof.He wanted to
touch and feel before he would believe.
Jesus said, "Blessed are those who have not seen, yet they believe."
Love the lost sheep (humans) and make disciples, the church is not exclusive. The call is out to "Who-so-ever may come."
The harvest is often in the undesirable,
needy people out there - waiting to hear the good news; "Today is your resurrection day."