November 26, 2020

Hello everyone, I hope that your week is going well and that you are enjoying the weather in the beautiful days we are having. The end of November is always an exciting time, as we prepare for Christmas. That time of the year one every Christian celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.

It is an exciting time, even in the midst of the uncertainty that is going on in the world. We need to remember, as believers, that we already have the victory according to 1 Corinthians 15:57. It is all because Jesus and his tremendous love for us. That is certainly reason to celebrate!

There is are a few verses and a principle that I would like you all to consider.

Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: But a good word maketh it glad.

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

1 Peter 5:6:7 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Principle: trust God in everything and you will never go wrong. Depend on Him and do not allow yourself to worry! Through earnest prayer you can accomplish great things!

This is a very tough time for Christians around the world. But during this time it is imperative that we trust God! Do not allow things to upset your spirit, if you do, you cannot hear God speak. The devil wants to divide and conquer the Lords churches. He does that by pounding a wedge into a local fellowship. Do not operate in the flesh. Stay in your lane and encourage others to do the same.

Do your best to not go to the negative in issues that you face, when we do it is not what the Lord wants for us. God wants us to see the possibilities, because with God all things are possible! He wants us to rejoice in everything. To face trials and testing with a firm belief that God is able! A negative spirit will separate you from God’s blessing. It will bring anxiety and worry into your heart. It will make you react in the flesh, rather than act according to the spirit. Now this is not an easy thing to do. You have reasons/excuses why you are “being realistic.” But in fact, you are not depending on God to work His will in everything.

Back to my opening paragraph. Do not allow satan to steal your joy this Christmas season! It is the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ we should, be focused on. Let us covenant together to put Philippians 4:5-9; “Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

More next time…

Pastor