AS WE WERE FINISHING at our PUSH bldg in Galax today, a young man stopped by to see what PUSH was about. He was newly ordained and had a heart for feeding the homeless. His conversation was so indicative of many who have a heart to serve. He was frustrated with his church. They didn’t want to support what God had told him his Purpose was……..which was feeding the homeless. They wanted him to stay in their parameters and the Pastor was the visionary and only the Pastor. Unless the church and Pastors start acknowledging that God is the Visionary and God is the leader, churches are going to continue to lose members. Yes, the Pastor is to be respected but Not worshiped. Yes there have to be some parameters BUT GOD sets the rules and is the visionary. It’s time for Pastors and churches to have an ear to hear what God is saying and get away from what people’s opinions are. Individuals, Communities and our Nation are hurting and need hands on individuals. God is 24/7. Why should we not think “the church” shouldn’t be as well. It’s time to support those called by God even if it isn’t traditional. Stop trying to understand. Pray and Support what and who God has ordained.
WHEN GOD is in control, everything flows. There is a Peace beyond all understanding. When you try to control there are bumps in the road and lots of frustrion – You don’t sleep, you have headaches, stomach aches and continually have a negative attitude. It’s time to Let Go and Let God! There is no comparison…..#Godisgreater…..
” I’VE COME TOO FAR………nobody told me the road would be easy. I can’t believe He brought me this far to leave me!!” It’s time to be renewed!! Stop looking back, leave it behind and allow God to lead you to your new!
TODAY SO MANY PHONE CALL asking why they are under such attack- very personal attacks. My answer is that you have to have something very special that the enemy wants to kill, steal and destroy. This is what the Bible says……. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10: 10 Stand boldly! Even though it hurts, and you feel crushed on every angle remember God is more powerful than anything that come against you!#JESUSJESUSJESUS!
TODAY I went out to lunch at restaurant I’ve never been to. I was by myself and really just wanted time to be still. A very sweet young lady came by to take my order. She was very attentive but I could feel she was in so much pain. After several times at the table, I asked her if she was ok and she got big tears in her eyes. She said she was a single mom of a five year old and just having an overwhelming day. She went on to say she was trying to work enough to go back to school and get her 2 year degree. The manager came over and I shared what a great waitress she was and the manager shared this was her first day. She was really good. I took today as again a reminder that ministry is NOT inside the walls of the church but where ever God sends us during our daily journey. All this young lady needed was a word of encouragement. It’s free and it’s easy! Let’s start speaking life instead of trying to kill people’s spirits with words that certainly are not from God!
Relationships are so important, especially with our youth. I had a very unnerving experience when I took a young person to the Health Dept. They filled out the paperwork and when it came to the part that said who can the dr share information with, they wrote no one. When I told them that their parent would probably want to understand any meds or challenges they had, they said no way. Apparently if a medical facility is federally or state funded a young person even if they are 10 years old has the right to go to the Health dept and get treated without parental permission or knowledge. This seems very scarey. Just makes it more and more important that as parents we are approachable when our youth have challenges.
EVERYthing you do has a direct effect on someone else. Love, hate, giving, selfish, focused or distracted, clean or addicted, truthful or a liar. Before you speak, before you act, take a deep breath and know there are always paybacks – good and bad!
IT’S INTERESTING how when we go through very difficult situations, God uses the time so show us our strengths and our weaknesses. When things are troubling, our passions seem to rise to the top. This week I have seen how much ” Philly” I still have in me, some old resentments I thought I was rid of, and yet a gratitude for knowing something different and knowing where my Love and Strength my come from. Tonight I’m celebrating God’s Love, His Trust, His Strength, His Clarity and His conviction to keep me on the path. What a Mighty God we Serve!
GOD CREATED YOU to be a problem solver and not one to create a problem. God told Joshua to possess the land. He told them there would be all kinds of challenges and battles BUT that they were already won. Joshua could have stirred up all kinds of doubt but instead showed the strength and faith of God to get the people to the land. The same is for you. Be the strength, the hope, and the Love that God created you to be and show others how our God works.