TURN ON THE LIGHTS!

Today’s Scripture

‘Will the Lord reject forever?  Will He never show His unfailing love again?  Has His promise failed for all time?  Has God forgotten to be merciful?  Has He in anger withheld his compassion?’ Then I thought, ’To this will I appeal: The years of the right hand of the Most High.’

Psalm 77:7-10 (NIV)

Today’s Word

I’ve always found it amazing that, in the middle of this psalm, the psalm writer seemed to realize that he couldn’t just sit around thinking about the negative things that were happening in his life.  Perhaps he understood that if he kept thinking about the negative he would keep feeling down, so in order to get the negative things out of his mind he decided to replace them with thoughts about the Lord.  There is an old proverb that says, “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”  Many times when we find ourselves in dark situations in life, dark situations at work, dark situations in our families.  We try to find someone to call and say, “It sure is dark” when what we really need to do is replace those thoughts with thoughts about the light.

 Those children may be acting out of character, but at least they’re healthy!

They may not pay you what you desire right now, but at least you’re working!

They may have walked out of your life, but at least they didn’t take you out on the way!

Instead of cursing the dark areas in your life, I dare you to light a candle of praise!

~~~~~~  Pastor Jessie Jennings III

Morning Prayer

Dear Lord,

Thank you for reminding me that your plan for me will never fail!  I thank you when I find it hard to press on.  Thank you for fresh strength.

Thank you that you are always faithful while I wait on your will to be fulfilled.  I praise you in advance.

Deep in my heart, I know that every promise you have given me will come true.  You will never fail me.

 

~~~ Zandra Lee

Think God Thoughts!

Let your mind stay on things that are good, wholesome, just and right.  Have the mindset of Christ, and think the thoughts of your Creator.

Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise:  things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable or commendable.

~~ Philippians 4:8

 

The joy of the Lord will keep you strong!  Think on these things.

~ Elder David Middleton

Give Thanks Unto the Lord

O give thanks unto the Lord; for [He is] good; for His mercy [endureth] forever.  (KJV)  1 Chronicles 16:34

What are you thankful for?

We should never take for granted the small things the Lord blesses us with.  The Lord places great emphasis on being thankful, and so should we.

Why should you thank God?

  • You should thank God for His Power
  • You should thank God for His Person
  • You should thank God for His Provision
  • You should thank God for His Protection
  • You should thank God for His Presence

Thanks in the Hebrew language means Yaddah, which mean to make a public announcement.   Do you remember the last time you made a public announcement of what you are thankful for?  A public announcement by definition is composed of a group of words which are intentionally spoken or intentionally written for new awareness toward a mass of people to attain.  Your mass of people could be your family, friends, coworkers or the people who style your, whether it’s  your barber or your hair stylist.  Make an intentional effort to become more public with your gratitude of the gratefulness of your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Knowing God unlocks joy which allows you to know him better.  Knowing God’s Word reveals joy which allows you to love Him even more.  Trusting God releases joy making life more pleasurable.  Obeying God restores joy renewing your daily strength.