Saturday, February 11, 2017

Speaking the Blessing

“The tongue has the power of life and death...”
(Proverbs 18:21, NIV)
Have you thought about how the people in your life need your blessing? They need your approval. They need to hear you say, “I’m proud of you. You’re going to do great things.” That’s speaking the blessing. When you say to the people you love, “I’m so glad you’re in my life. You mean the world to me,” you just gave them the blessing. When you tell one of your employees, coworkers or a student, “You amaze me with your ability. You have such a bright future,” those are not just nice compliments. When you speak the blessing, you’re releasing God’s wisdom, protection, favor and abundance into their hearts. You can literally help shape their destiny. One word of encouragement, one word of approval can be what helps someone step up to who God created them to be.
Today, choose to speak the blessing. Sow good seeds into the lives of the people you love. Remember, what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. Sow blessing and reap blessing and experience His favor all the days of your life!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Promotion from the Lord

I know a single parent mother who was working hard, raising her children and trying to make ends meet. Every month, she barely had enough to pay her bills. She told how she dreamed of taking a vacation, but every time she saved up extra funds, something would break that had to be repaired. She was being her best, but couldn't get ahead. It seemed like she would struggle her whole life. But when you keep doing the right thing and keep passing the tests, you're going to come into this anointing of ease. God is going to make things happen that will lighten the load. He's going to take the pressure off.

One day, this lady's supervisor unexpectedly took an early retirement, and she was given a promotion. With it came a significant increase in salary. She was very grateful. Several years later, her manager, one of the vice- presidents of this large company, suddenly resigned, and she was given that position. Today, she makes more than ten times what she made when she started. She doesn't live under constant pressure. She can take vacations whenever she wants. She supports other single parent families. She said, "Joel, I don't really know how this happened. Everything just fell into place, and here I am." What she's really saying was, "That was easy."

I believe that's what God wants to do for His people. I believe He has increase in store for you. He's going to put you at the right place at the right time. He's going to open doors that no man can shut. He's going to cause people to want to be good to you. You may be struggling in some areas, but don't get discouraged, that is not permanent. Ease is coming. Get ready because promotion comes from the Lord!

"But you, LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high." (Psalm 3:3, NIV) Pastor Robert Paul~

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Newest As We Gather Worship Service Link

The apostle Paul prayed in Ephesians 3:17 that we would be “rooted and established in love so that we would have power together with all the saints.” When we choose to walk in love, we have the power of God in our lives, as well as healthier relationships.

Take a look at our newest As We Gather Worship Service and Baptism/Communion held last week. Your comments are appreciated. Grace & Peace, Pastor Robert Paul~