It’s Time to Fill Your Empty Vessel….

Fill the Water Pots

“Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is the Lord” Jeremiah 16:21

“Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.

“Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up. And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters; they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty: they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads” (Jeremiah 14:2-3).
The little ones were sent to get water but when they couldn’t find water they had no choice but to come back empty-handed and they were so ashamed that they covered their heads. How many times do we search for water only to not find the water that we seek? Do we give up our search and take our empty water pots back to our seats? It’s time to prevail and stay, until we are filled to overflowing. I am guilty of accepting less than God’s best for me. Help me, Lord, to expect more of you and not to settle with a surface touch. If we are to build a relationship with you, it’s going to take more than just a short trip to the altar to dip our cups into the fountain of living water.
It will take our whole spirit and everything within us to be covered by his spirit and anointing. We can’t make it alone. We need God. If pride stands in our way and hinders our worship, that same pride may cause the anointing to stop cold without reaching souls in need of a touch. Thirsty souls need the living water. Don’t stop the flow of God’s spirit. Let’s worship from the overflow of God’s Spirit. We invite you to enjoy the presence of the Lord and to drink freely from the wells of living water. We are glad that you are here today to worship with us.
Have you offered up a sacrifice of praise enough that the living waters can flow freely in this sanctuary? Now is the time to supply the waters of refreshing through prayer and worship. Have faith in God, trust him for all that you need, forget not his benefits, he’s the one who saved us from destruction and he is also the same one who will take us home. If you have grown weary of praying every day with little or no results, maybe it’s time to take a good refreshing drink of water. The anointing will break every yoke.
“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. “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. “And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” (selected scriptures from Jeremiah)
Let’s leave with our vessels filled to overflowing.

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Keep Waiting: His Promises are True

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength.”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell” (Psalm 27:1-2).

“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord” (Psalm 27:10-14).

How long will you wait to be delivered from your enemies?

One of the most challenging things to do as a Christian is to wait on the promises of God to be fulfilled in our lives. Sometimes the promises we cling to the tightest are the same ones that the Lord desires for us to have in our lives; but, for a season, he requires us to relinquish our control over to his will, so that he is able to strengthen us.

When we are willing to lose our life; we will save it. It is so easy to get caught up into the pleasures of this world, and forget that we are subject to Jesus Christ. We have a modern thinking, and we know that if we truly want something, we can go buy it. If we are so easily satisfied with obtaining our own goods by our own means: do we still need to pray? Absolutely. The Bible says to “Pray without ceasing.” It is imperative that we pray because it is our prayers that fight the spiritual battles that keep ministering angels in flight to meet the needs of every person.

As a child of God, I need the daily communication and fellowship that prayer rewards to those who take the time to bask in his presence. It is more precious to me than food. It will keep me winning in the good fight of faith. I know that I can be victorious, because I know that I pray. My prayers never fail. I may fail; people may fail that surround me; but, my prayers will never fail to reach the attention of a God who loves me with an everlasting love. He is merciful to me and his promises are dependable. He knows how to give good and perfect gifts, and he knows when is the best time for me to receive them. If he supplies a need too early, I may forget to ask for his guidance the next time I have a need.

If I will learn to wait on his promises—he said that we have need of patience—there is nothing that I need that he won’t supply. Faithful. My God is faithful and he is working on my behalf, even when I can’t see it; even when the situations that I face look impossible from my perspective. He will do it; he has not abandoned us or forgotten us; he is working all things for our good so that we will be fit for the master’s use.

Have Faith in God. His love for us will never fail. This week’s Lattereign can be downloaded by clicking on the Download button below.

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Keep the Dream Alive

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“And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred” (Mark 4:20).

It seems like yesterday that I was filled with the Holy Ghost and baptized in Jesus’ Name. In reality, I have been in Pentecost for twenty-eight years, now. I have watched the children grow up and get married! There have been births and deaths; weddings, anniversaries, celebrations, trials, divorces; miracles of healing, miracles of finances; miracles of land; and miracles of churches and sanctuaries. Deeper works of the Holy Ghost have changed us for a lifetime.

Evangelists have revived us, ripped us apart spiritually, and then repaired us with the balm of Gilead. Ministries have been created and absolved, and lives have been renewed and reborn by the power of God. I have seen souls saved, baptized in Jesus’ Name and filled with the Holy Ghost. I have witnessed the power of the death angel as it swept into a service when we interceded for a soul who lost out with God. I have been a part of a mighty sweeping revival when we were thrown to the floor face first in the spirit, falling like dominos throughout the sanctuary; I have heard the rustling of angel’s wings as our worship saturated the place.

Through hurricanes, and floods, and 911; through national tragedy and sorrow we as a church have put our trust in God. I’ve made up my mind, that no matter what we are called to face, I will not let go of the hem of his garment; I will hold to the horns of the altar as it says in Psalm 118:27:

“God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.” I will refuse to doubt his promises, and now through a pandemic, I stand on God’s word, and refuse to listen to the enemy.

In John 10:10-12 the bible tells us:

10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

The church will stand; will you?

In the best of times, we have experienced victory marches, and in the midnight hour we have groaned in the spirit for the lost. We have had angels encamped about us; we have been commissioned to go, to give, and to heed the Spirit. We have been captivated by the preaching of a Jonathan Edwards’ message—“Sinners in the Hands of  an Angry God,” by Pastor Lappin, and we have been humbled by the power of a loving God full of mercy and grace.

In the sanctuary, we have been allowed to take a spotlight to our own souls, and the Lord has afforded us many once in a lifetime opportunities—messages from God delivered by many messengers of God—ministers who have stood behind the pulpit prepared to preach from notes, only to be stopped in their tracks by the Holy Ghost. The Lord had a different message to deliver to the church in Greenville, the messengers, in obedience to the Lord, set their notes aside and delivered the message of the hour: that the Lord loves us with an eternal love.

Today is the day of salvation. I am blessed to be here, in this place. Twenty-eight years. Has it really been that long? Not compared to eternity. Thank you for welcoming me into the church family over twenty-eight years ago. My life has been changed for eternity. I am truly blessed. This is just the beginning of what the Lord desires to do in Greenville.

Let’s Keep the Dream Alive!

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The Lord Has Chosen Us to Bring forth Fruit That will Remain

If you have ever wondered about your importance to God, John 15:16 gives an account of just how important we are to his purpose. Think about it: we have been chosen, and ordained to bring forth fruit that would remain. Why is it so desirable for us to be obedient? Because when we listen and obey the word of the Lord, we can ask God anything in Jesus name and he will give it to us.

We are in the fight of our spiritual lives and nothing can defeat us because the Lord has never lost a battle. Our tears are stored in heaven, and God already knows our petitions, even before we utter them. Sometimes we don’t know how to pray when we get so overwhelmed. It is during those times that getting alone with the Lord in prayer is vital for us to get the victory.

He makes our paths straight and lights our way:

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day . . . Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:18, 25-27

“Jesus saith unto him, I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”John 14:6

I know that we must endure this until the Lord brings us through it. When we get through it, I expect a great revival. In the meantime, let’s keep believing that God will work out all things for our good.

Are you ready for what the Lord is going to do? Don’t give up, saint of God; he’s not finished yet.In this week’s Lattereign we are encouraged to keep on believing: (Click on the link below. It will open in a new window.)

Trust God at all times even through change

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Let your light shine even in the darkest night

“ Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:28-31).

Have we forgotten the God that we serve? There is nothing impossible with God. No situation is out of his control. When the storms come, we must learn to trust him. Sometimes we can get so overwhelmed with the pain and frustration of delayed answers from God, that we forget that he has already answered our prayer. It takes faith and perseverance to continue to pray until the answer is delivered. I’m here to serve notice on the enemy that would try to shake my faith in prayer: God is still in control and he will have the victory. I will not stop praying and believing, because I know that he answers prayers in the time frame that is best for me. He will work out all things for my good.

Do I understand it? No, Do I have doubts? Sometimes, if I entertain the rebuke of the devil, but I have a peace that passes all understanding and I choose to stand, and wait for the Lord to rain righteousness down on me as the noonday sun.

When I face the storm, I find him in my prayers. Sometimes, I don’t even know how to pray I am so consumed with the problem, but if I’ll remember all of the times that he has shown his power in my life. The many miracles that he has performed on my behalf, the comfort that I found in seeking him, I can feel his peace that passes all understanding. I can wait on him and praise him with my whole heart and not worry. He is a great big God with everlasting resources, that are waiting to be delivered to the people who desire to worship him.

I know that sounds so right on paper, but living a life of surrender takes faith. The good news is that you don’t need much faith; and more importantly, when you are weak in the struggle to believe God, he is strong and he will help us to see it through, so don’t be discouraged; keep moving towards the light of his presence, and he will bring it to pass.

In the still of my night, I find him embracing me. I shall not fear the darkness. Although every sign tells me that it’s hopeless, I still hold on to hope that he is sovereign and he has already answered my prayer even before I speak the problem in prayer. When I feel so impatient waiting for your promise, and I long for simplicity—life before schedules and deadlines—remind me that you are with me through the storm. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Life is too short to spend lamenting over what might have been, by looking back, so for, today, I want to say thanks for always being faithful. I am free because of you.

I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause:

Which doeth great things and unsearchable; Marvelous things without number.

Who giveth rain upon the earth, and sendeth waters upon the fields:

To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. ( Job 5:8-11)

What we are called to face in this season may feel so dark and forboding, but always remember that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He does not stumble, he never fails and he will take care of us. We must learn to walk in his light through the darkness, because we will eventually make it through to our victory, if we do not give up holding on to the hem of his garment. If we trust him there is nothing that can separate us from his love.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39).

This week’s Lattereign offers hope to all who are weary in well doing. Never give up.

We are the sanctuary give him praise

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“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?”

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell” (Psalm 27:1-2).

“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up. Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord” (Psalm 27:10-14). How long will you wait to be delivered from your enemies?

One of the most challenging things to do as a Christian is to wait on the promises of God to be fulfilled in our lives. Sometimes the promises we cling to the tightest are the same ones that the Lord desires for us to have in our lives; but, for a season, he requires us to relinquish our control over to his will, so that he is able to strengthen us. When we are willing to lose our life; we will save it. It is so easy to get caught up into the pleasures of this world, and forget that we are subject to Jesus Christ. We have modern thinking, and we know that if we truly want something, we can go buy it. If we are so easily satisfied with obtaining our own goods by our own means: do we still need to pray? Absolutely. The Bible says to “Pray without ceasing.” It is imperative that we pray because it is our prayers that fight the spiritual battles that keep ministering angels in flight to meet the needs of every person.

As a child of God, I need the daily communication and fellowship that prayer rewards to those who take the time to bask in his presence. It is more precious to me than food. It will keep me winning in the good fight of faith. I know that I can be victorious, because I know that I pray. My prayers never fail. I may fail; people may fail that surround me; but, my prayers will never fail to reach the attention of a God who loves me with an everlasting love. He is merciful to me and his promises are dependable. He knows how to give good and perfect gifts, and he knows when is the best time for me to receive them. If he supplies a need too early, I may forget to ask for his guidance the next time I have a need.

If I will learn to wait on his promises—he said that we have need of patience—there is nothing that I need that he won’t supply. Faithful. My God is faithful and he is working on my behalf, even when I can’t see it; even when the situations that I face look impossible from my perspective. He will do it; he has not abandoned us or forgotten us; he is working all things for our good so that we will be fit for the master’s use.

Have Faith in God. His love for us will never fail. I know that it doesn’t always seem like the Lord cares or hears our cries, but he does. Sometimes he allows us to go through a situation so that he will get the glory for it. He is always in control even when we feel that maybe he has forsaken us. During this season of our lives the Lord has our attention; let us listen and keep believing in the promises that he has for us. Hold on, child of God, yet a little while and the Lord will bring all things to light.

Do you have the faith to believe that we are near the end of this season and that God will be victorious? It’s time to plan for the future, and break the chains that would try to hinder us from moving forward in Jesus Name. The church will be triumphant; God’s people will prevail and be stronger after this season than ever before. God is faithful. It may not look like it right now, but no matter what I am called to face, I still believe God.

In this week’s Lattereign I encourage you to begin again. It’s time for the church to stand up and be counted. (Click on the link below and the newsletter will open in a new window.)

This is That A New Beginning

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My Help Cometh From the Lord.

“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in the infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong:” (2 Corinthians 12: 9-12) .

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore” (Psalm 121:1-8).

Although we are living in troubled times we have a steadfast Savior: Jesus Christ. There is no situation that he can’t handle and we can depend on him to shield us from harm. The Lord promises to never leave us nor forsake us and I continue to hold him to that promise as each and every day becomes a greater challenge.

I can rest assured that the Lord will keep me because he knew everything about me before I was formed in my mother’s womb. I am blessed. I am blessed. I am blessed. There is nothing that I need that the Lord can’t supply. He is my provider and my high priest. He is the next breath that I take, the joy in my soul, my light, and my song of praise. If there is any peace in my soul, it’s there to testify of Jesus Christ.

Before I found the Lord, it seemed that every time I climbed out of the pit, that circumstances pushed me back down into the pit. I couldn’t breathe; I always cried out to God. It didn’t seem like He heard my cry, but I reasoned why should He listen to a child who walked away from serving him? The truth was that the Lord did hear my cry, and when I became sincere about finding him, I got honest with God and realized that I needed the Lord in my life desperately, so I prayed that he would restore to me the joy of my salvation and he did.

If we’ll allow God to work in our lives, we can have the life that we’ve always wanted but never quite reached. It’s a life without fear. It’s a life based on trust and commitment. If you’re tired of wandering through life aimlessly, unsure of what direction to take; try Jesus. He is no respecter of persons. He came to seek and to save those who are lost. It doesn’t matter if we are rich or poor, the Lord promises that if we will lift him up that he would draw ALL men unto himself. The Lord wants us to prosper, to be in good health, and he has plans for each of us.

We have a great task ahead of us. There are so many people that may never be reached in Greenville if we don’t go to them. People are hungry for the gospel, but if we never reach out beyond the church doors to share it with them, or teach Bible studies, they’ll never know how to find the answers that they seek in Jesus.

In this week’s Lattereign we are called on to remember a simpler time in our lives. (Click on the link and it will open in a new window.)  Remembering When it was that Simple.

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Committed to God’s Purpose

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“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them” (Ezekiel 36:26-27).

(Focus for today: It will take more than a half-hearted commitment to accomplish God’s purpose in our lives.)

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again and with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him” (Psalm 126:5-6).

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundred- fold, some sixty, some thirty” (Matthew 13:23).

Commitment is important in every area of our lives. It is a form of worship. It will cause us to give thanks and rejoice in the midst of our trials, and it assures us that God is able to provide the strength and the power to endure. We are his children and he delights in us, and when our faith begins to weaken, we may find ourselves complaining. For example, I may sometimes feel that I used to not struggle so hard in my daily life before I turned my life over to Jesus Christ, when in fact, because I have allowed Jesus to direct my steps, my life has a greater purpose. It’s through his Word, that we find that His grace is sufficient. We can be confident because the Lord promises to never leave us nor forsake us. He is our shield and buckler; if we look upon the hills for help, we’ll find him waiting to deliver us.

When I need to hear from God on situations that arise in my life, I know that I can trust the Lord to speak to me, in my spirit, or through the preaching of the Word. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.” I am thankful for our pastor who preaches the truth and lives it on a daily basis. Being consistently true to our beliefs demonstrates strong leadership, and when we can build a strong relationship with Jesus Christ by consistently communicating with him through prayer and our daily walk, we are wise.

“For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:2-5).

God has given us a new heart and a new spirit to accomplish his purpose. Let’s keep moving forward in his will in the months to come.

In this week’s Lattereign, I am assured that It is well with my soul  (Click on the link to open it in a new window).

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Are You a Part of the Generation that Seeks the Lord?

“The earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah” (Psalm 24:1-6).

1I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.

2I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy loving-kindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word above all thy name.

3In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

4All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, when they hear the words of thy mouth.

5Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: for great is the glory of the Lord.

6Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

7Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

8The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. Psalm 138

 I may not live up to your expectations, but I know that if I keep trusting God that everything that I do, although flawed, will be perfected through Christ. We spend our whole life trying to reach some predetermined goal, but when will it be enough? When will we learn to accept what the Lord has given to us? He can take our imperfections, our ill-fitting roles, and make them perfect. He shapes them, through his word, as we learn to trust in his will for our lives.

More and more every day, I realize that I’m not multi-tasked. I’m easily overwhelmed with responsibilities, which leaves me even more determined to make my work perfect. Now, I know that I’ll never be able to reach perfection; but, if  I’ll do my best and lay my feeble attempts to do something for the Lord on the altar; God can take my offering and make it comply with his standards of perfection.

Where I fall short in ability, the Lord will lead me through to success. When he breathes new life into my plans, I can know that nothing is impossible with God, if I’ll learn to trust him.

Perfection isn’t possible in the flesh, but as we learn to allow Jesus to direct our steps, he promises to perfect the things that concern us. It’s time to wait on the Lord until—Give God all of the praise, today.

In the week’s Lattereign we focus on schools. While this year will be very different than any other year that we have had to face, one thing remains constant. Our teachers, parents, and students need prayer. (Click on the link that follows. It will open up in a new window.)  Thoughts on School Prayer

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It’s Time to Get up, and Do it Again!

We have had months to process this circumstance that we are in and it’s time to decide if we are going to allow our faith, or fear to rule us into submission. I do understand that we were not called to live in fear. It is time to pray like never before. Be safe, be wise, but at the same time let’s use common sense. The Lord didn’t give me the power to judge or rebuke you for the decisions that you make that are best for you; and at the same time, he doesn’t give you the right to judge or rebuke me for my decisions. These distractions are designed to keep us from finding ways to reach out and share the gospel, and it is high time that the church stands up against the spirit of the world.

11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. (Romans 13:11-13).

The church is the light of the world, yet many of us are hid for a season because of fear. This should not be, but unfortunately, it is. It’s time for us to remember what drew us to this truth in the first place. We were lost and without God. We had no purpose or desire to be blessed, instead we cried out for all the worldly pleasures of sin to fulfill the void that was in our lives. Nothing could ever satisfy us because there is no substitute for Jesus Christ and salvation.

If you are wanting more from your life and you are unsure about what you really need, isn’t it time to try Jesus? Get into the Bible and read it for yourself. He will set you free from your past and give you a future. It isn’t too late to change directions. The path we are on will lead us to eternal life. If you are tired of following the path that will lead to destruction, will you join us?

In this week’s Lattereign, we are admonished to just get up and do the work we were called to do. (Click on the link below, it should open in a new window.)

It’s Time to Get up and Do it Again

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