The Pastor's Thoughts

        "Positioning Ourselves to receive the fulfillment of God's Promises"  
                                                      
              
Wednesday - April 25, 2018
 

Great is thy faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23 says "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness ".

When we are having problems navigating through life's issues and circumstances-please know that there is a God who is faithful enough to bring you through. Always remember if God can make something out of nothing, He can certainly make something out of us. Realize that our lives were made in His image, which means that we are over comers by nature. There is nothing too hard for God to fix.

Circumstances comes in our lives because of various reasons, sometimes self inflicted and sometimes by reasons beyond our control-no matter what, God is there, God is near and God is here to see you through. Oftentimes, during our trials and tribulations we find ourselves shifting to survival mode, our survival instincts kicks in and begins to take control of our actions. This can be extremely counterproductive, and will disrupt your ability to see what God is doing for you. God said that "He will never leave you nor forsake you", and that means no matter what state that you are in, through God all things are possible. God has afforded His children with resurrection power, enabling us to rise above anything that comes our way. The enemy seeks to "kill, steal and destroy ", but glory to God, we have the victory through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.


I encourage you to remain faithful to God, have patience and believe that God is Faithful, and worthy of your attention. I admonish you to begin by thanking God for what He has done for you thus far, and honor Him for all of His special benefits. Your circumstances are God's opportunity to show why He loves you, and to remind you that we are the best of His creation. 


"Great is Thy faithfulness " 

Wednesday - May 2, 2018

Pastoral Exhortations

I’m tired, I’m tired, I’m ready to give up, I can’t wait any longer, I might as well stop believing, there’s no way that anything will get better-are all very typical sayings that we have all made at some point in our lives.  In the book of Job, from chapters 3-35, Job is tormented and tested by the devil in an attempt to deny God.  The story concludes with Job holding on to his faith in God and his latter was greater than his former.  So much we can say relevant to our hope for a better future in spite of living under constant stress and disappointments.  Job gave us a tremendous lesson of strength and resilience in the midst of persecution.  Job was committed to waiting on the Lord for his deliverance-how long are you willing to wait for your deliverance?

The Lord is always doing things in and around our lives, many of these things are beyond our understanding.  We must recognize our Lord and Savior as the chief choreographer of our lives.  The word “Help” is derived from the word “choreographer”, one who’s primary purpose is to arrange, design, set in order processes and structures.  It’s very difficult at times to see or understand what the choreographer is doing because there are so many moving parts seemingly in conflict with one another.  Somehow after all of these conflicting pieces are put together, it ends with a master piece.  Glory to God, our Master Choreographer who gives us the victory, we can rely on Him that He knows what He is doing in our lives.   Our lives can seem so mixed up, in disarray, and sometimes we feel as though there is no place to turn for help.  I’m here to encourage you, that your deliverance is near, so-just hold on.  Our Master Choreographer is on the job.  You may not see or understand what He is doing, but believe- He is working everything out for your good.

There was a promise of an abundant life bestowed upon our lives before the foundations of this world were created.  We are God’s children and He said that “He would never leave us nor forsake us”.  Today, let’s begin a new walk with the Lord, trusting in Him that everything is going to be alright!  Praise God for your deliverance!

Pastor, Dr. Andrew Clark, Sr.