Goal Accomplished

September 30, 2011

(Prov. 13:19) says “The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.”

King Solomon helps us to understand that there is something sweet about setting goals for ourselves and accomplishing those goals. For the desire (goal setting) accomplished is sweet to the soul. Thus, setting goals for our lives and actually accomplishing those goals has a way of building confidence in us. It has a way of causing us to see if we can complete this task, whatever that task may be, the next goal doesn’t seem unreachable.

However, the question is: Have you set goals for your own life? Or are you just living your life aimlessly with no plan as to where you want to be or what you want to be doing in the next five years. The truth is that we were all created by God for a specific purpose and those who won’t seek God for the plan and set goals for their own lives may never fully understand their purpose.

We know that our overall purpose is to serve God; however, you can serve God in a Church or in a mission field. The challenge today is to understand our purpose to the degree that the goals we set for our lives leads us into the purpose that God had for us when he created us. Because the desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, and a man that fails to plan is a man that plans to fail, don’t let that be us.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Restoration Of Joy

September 29, 2011

(Psalms 51:12) “Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit’.

We know that the enemy of our soul is a thief. We know that he comes to steal kill and destroy; and one of the things that he purposely goes after in our lives is our joy in the Lord. He will use anything or anyone to take our joy away. King David found himself without joy behind his own sin and rightfully so, but the absence of joy doesn’t always manifest itself because of sin or something we done.

Sometimes we find ourselves lacking the joy of the Lord simply because of the daily grind of life. Or we are so busy doing for everyone else that we forgot to check in with God concerning ourselves and what’s going on inside of us. However, if we are going to be who God said we could be; if we are really going to be a blessing to others, we are going to have to have the joy of the Lord. Saints of God, nobody wants to be around negativity, pessimism, and misery, at least not too long anyway.

Thus, we must learn to serve God with a smile. We must attempt to reach back and pull up that joy we had when we first got saved. In fact, it is a must because the joy of the Lord is our strength, and without strength how do we get anything done for God. Therefore, it is important that we check our Jesus joy meter from time to time to see where we are, because if you are not checking in with God to see about your joy don’t be surprised if the devil has stolen it.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


He Is Lord

September 27, 2011

(Psalms 83:18) “That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over all the earth.”

The circumstances, situations and trials of life can sometimes cause us to forget (if only for a moment) that Jesus is Lord. And it’s good to have friends, family and the word of God to remind us in the midst of situations that Jesus alone is Lord. The psalmist takes the time to remind us that Jesus is Lord. We must remind ourselves in the midst of pain and disappointment that He is Lord; in the midst of discouragement He is Lord; in the midst of frustration He is Lord.

When the money has run out and the bills are way past due we must remember that He is Lord. When the marriage is on the brink of divorce and the home seems to be in total chaos we must remember that Jesus is Lord. Life has a way of challenging us; life has a way of humbling us and bringing us to our knees; life has a way of causing us to really examine who we are, where we stand and what we believe.

However, through it all, if we would only recognize that Jesus is Lord over all the earth, this same Jesus has a way of leading us through the fires, challenges and circumstances of life. Thus at the end of the day, we are all going to trust in someone, whether it’s ourselves, a friend, a love one or Jehovah himself to bring us out of various situations. Let me encourage you to choose the Lord because men have a propensity to fail but the Lord never does and never will.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Emmanuel

September 23, 2011

(Matt 1:23) “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

In the world which we live in today there are so many challenges; there are so many ups and downs; there is so much adversity that it’s good to know that the Christian has someone with us; someone who has declared that He will never leave us or forsake us. This someone we know to be Jesus Christ. Though times are tough, though we face challenges in our lives as all others do, the edge that we have is that God is really with us. It may not seem like it sometimes but God never misses a heartbeat in the lives of those who has confessed him to be Lord and savior.

In fact, our brother King David was so confident that the Lord was with us that he stated “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for though art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Psalm 23:4)”. Thus, if you find yourself in the valley of your life right now; if you find yourself in a very difficult place right now; if you find yourself in a night season; know that God is with you and He will work your situation out for good if you will trust him.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Where Our Strength Resides-3

September 22, 2011

Finally, if we are to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might; we must get into our spiritual gym. I liken strength in the Lord with hitting the Gym…if we desire to get into shape or get healthier we are going to have to get on a regular exercise program and begin to monitor what we eat and how much we eat. Thus, it must become a lifestyle change. This is not a feel good change or a new year’s resolution change, which almost never works. It must be a 360 degree change in thought and habits.

As it is in the natural, so it is in the spiritual, we must continue to build our relationship with the Lord, we must continue to go to him in good and bad times and delight ourselves in him. We must continue to pray, study and read his word even when we don’t feel like it. As we do that we are actually getting our spirit man into shape. However, that too must become something that we do regularly; it must become a lifestyle change.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Where Our Strength Resides-2

September 21, 2011

The second thing we must do if we are to be strong in the Lord is: we must check our Joy meter because Nehemiah 8:10 tells us that the “Joy of the Lord is our strength.” Thus, if you are running low on Joy you may want to refill your spiritual tank. If you are running low on joy it’s important to press your way into Christ for (Psalm 16:11) says “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence there is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Christ is in the business of delivering joy into the heart of man, but man has to want this joy. Christ is the only one who can proclaim that in his presence there is fullness of joy; thus, man can’t give you this joy; especially in the time of sorrow. Therefore, let us delight ourselves in him and he will give us the desires of our heart, and one of those desires should be unspeakable joy. Because with all the bad news we seem to get in America today, it’s good to know that we can still have joy in the midst of the storm.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Where Our Strength Resides-1

September 20, 2011

(Eph: 6:10) says “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.”

If we are going to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might the first thing we must do is: Be willing to admit that we are weak sometimes in various areas of our lives and understand that it’s okay to admit that. For Gods strength doesn’t reside in our strength it resides in our weakness. (2nd Cor. 12:9) says “For my grace is sufficient for thee for my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Thus, when we can admit to God and others that we can’t do this without him; we can’t get through this situation without him it encourages God to strengthened us because (Isa 26:4) says “For in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.

Therefore, my brothers and sisters it’s okay to admit that we don’t have it going on it every area of our lives, and be willing to ask for God’s help. In fact, if we were strong in every area of our lives then we would have no need for God because we would be a God unto ourselves.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason