Matters of the Heart 58 – November, 2017

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. (Psalm 118:1NIV)

Today is Thanksgiving, we pause to say thank you Lord and reflect on the Lords goodness and mercies toward us, blessings seen and unseen and too numerous to name.  So much is going on in this country and when we gather together with family and friends and break bread, let us remember the pastor and congregation in Southerland Texas, the earth has no sorry heaven cannot heal, let us not forget those ravished by hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires. Despite trials and tribulations, Psalm 118 reminds us that the Lord is good, and the Lords love endures forever.  In all circumstances give thanks because our Lord will work it out in your favor if you only believe.   No matter what it looks like, the valley reminds us there is a mountaintop, and it keeps us humble, and the mountaintop is a reminder that the Lord will work it out and we have the Victory in Christ Jesus. When we have done all, we can stand back and see the salvation of the lord.  This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for my family and strength in the Lord, no matter what I go through, I know the lord is trying to grow me and strengthen me for what the Lord has planned for my life.  But as the song’s lyrics state if the Lord does not do anything else, he’s done enough. Let us always give thanks because the lord is sovereign and although we cannot trace the lord at times, we must continue to Trust the Lord like King David, because the Lord is good, and his Love endures forever.  Remain Encouraged. God Bless you.

Matters of the Heart 57 – November, 2017

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18 NIV)

 My heart broke for the people in Sutherland Texas at First Baptist Church.  The Enemy is real; this is not the first attack at a house of worship. Whatever one wants to label it mental illness, crazy, etc. the bible tells us Satin comes to kill, steal, and destroy.  As a Christian I know they are in a better place.  Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal, but it still hurts, no matter how much we quote the right scriptures, the Bible reminds us that Jesus wept, and I am so glad the Lord is close to the broken-hearted.  The enemy came to the house of worship, not the mall, not the bank or supermarket, not the bar or a strip club but a place where a body of believers worships our risen Savior.  I will continue to leave my house and worship with a family of believers because the enemy wants us to stop gathering together, let us remain vigilant as the Bible instructs and keep our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ in Prayer as they begin the healing process regarding this devastating tragedy.  Remain encouraged, God Bless.