Last night was the final night of the Union Park Church of the Nazarene Revival featuring Rev Charles Tillman. Over the 3 nights, Rev Tillman spoke messages of upliftment from God's word. Rev Tillman spoke on Sunday about us becoming rejuvenated, renewed and transformed. Let your souls be transformed by God.
On Monday, he spoke about tearing down those strongholds we've built up because someone said something to us and it broke our spirit. Don't let what others say about you get to you, it only matters what God thinks about you. Live a life pleasing to God and forget about people.
On Tuesday (last night), he spoke about Samson and the lion, how Satan throws lions at you and sometimes God allows the lions to attack you, but when God allows the lions, he will not forsake you, just like he did with Samson, he will give you the strength to tear apart the lions and out of the lions will come something sweet.
Remember, God is always able. He's Mighty, He's Holy, He's Great. He's your Deliverer, Protector, Defender and Provider. God is always there for you, you just need to call on him and give your all to him. He is truly all you'll ever need.
God bless you all.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. - Psalms 19:14 ESV
Before you speak or think about anyone, remember your words and your thoughts, which come from your heart, must be acceptable in God's sight. As Christians, we're supposed to be God's examples here on earth. So, think before you speak and may both your words and your thoughts be a reflection of God in you.
Seek Things Above
If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. - Colossians 3:1-2 ESV
As a Christian, you have made the decision to be raised with Christ. With this commitment you have declared that you will now seek the things that are above. Despite, physically living in this secular world, you are now living in the heavenly realm, so seek the things that are good and right in Christ's eyes. Seek peace, hope, love, grace and most of all, seek Christ.
The Gift of Cheerfulness
A cheerful heart has a continual feast. - Proverbs 15:15 HCSB
Cheerfulness is a gift we should give to others and to ourselves. And, as believers who have been saved by a risen Christ, why shouldn't we be cheerful? We have every reason to honor our Savior with joy in our hearts, smiles on our faces and words of celebration on our lips. Don't be a grumpy Christian. Christ promised us lives of abundance and joy if we accept His love and His grace. Yet, sometimes, we let ourselves get caught up in fits of ill temper and frustration. At these times when we don't feel like turning our thoughts and prayers to Christ, we should because that is when we gain perspective and peace. So, be a cheerful Christian. It is the best way to attain the joy that is rightfully yours. How can you achieve this? By giving Christ what is rightfully His: your heart, your soul and your life.
Come Into His Presence
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.
Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. - Psalm 96:4-9