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.
Monday, May 8, 2017
Let’s Get Real
This post is from my notes as
Guest Pastor David ministered Sunday Morning.
Pastor David began by praying,
“Lord give us hearts and minds for understanding.”
Often many seem to be a
prisoner of their past; but recognize that your past is not a life sentence.
“Satan will take you further
than you mean to go, and it will cost you more than you expect to pay.”
Get on with your life commit
to our Lord Jesus Christ, and totally serve God.
An early time with the Lord
is beyond understanding.Pastor David
confessed he tries to get up ahead of everybody for a personal quiet time about
4:00 am.God will begin to speak and we
may hear what we don’t want to hear but it will be what we need.
The Lord spoke to me saying,
“These are my people too, but they are in various stages of spiritual
growth.They need to be fed the Word.”
Now let’s talk about your
wife, and what are you doing for her?Take care not to be critical.It
is so easy to find fault, but it doesn’t build anyone up.Instead criticism destroys, and is a total
tool of the devil to tear up relationships.
You do not want to disqualify
who God wants to use.I am a follower of
Christ and I want to be real.
Yes, we do need to look and
examine things in the right way; but not in judgment.
“Judge not that you be not
judged.”We are quick to see the
splinter in someone’s eye when there is a big log in our own eye.We are to get rid of our own fault then you
can help others.Our judgment is to be
by the Word of God:
I Corinthians 5:9-12I wrote unto you in an
epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not entirely with the fornicators
of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for
then must you needs go out of the world.But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is
called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an
extortioner; with such a one no not to eat.
leave this world, for we will need to witness to such as these.
We need to
speak about forgiveness.Be quick to
apologize and to ask forgiveness.Satan
will condemn even after you are forgiven.Understand he is the accuser. He brings up past failures; simply know
that he is a liar and that Jesus sees you as not under condemnation.We need to come to grips with that because
God is the Judge.
must be concerned about others, and when we speak, we can ask God for the right
words to say.It is necessary to have
respectful relationship between our fellow man, and to Love One Another.To pray for them, encourage and lift them
up.We all have a ways to go.
David relates:We have a program to help
released prisoners become the Man of God they need to be and to learn how to
become a Dad to their children whey they have been gone for so long.(In prison)
David closed in prayer and invited those who would like personal prayer to come
forward.Many came forward.
thank you for everyone present here.May
they be open to listen to what you desire them to hear.I ask your blessing upon the lives of those
who have been misused; and that you will restore joy and peace to their