He Hath Done All Things Well

April 30, 2012

(St. Mark 7:37 KJV) “And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”

After Jesus had healed the deaf and dumb man from his lack of hearing and speaking the people declared “He hath done all things well”. And this statement still stands true today, “He hath done all things well”! If you are a believer in Christ Jesus, in spite of what your situation is in life, in spite of your circumstances, in spite of where you feel your life is now, the Lord makes no mistakes, in fact “He has done all things well”. Yes, it is possible to doubt that comment when we look at what’s going on in our world today.

It is possible to doubt that when we look at our own lives but if we will stand on the promises of God, which says “If God before us who can be against us (Rom 8:31)”; if we will stand on the word which says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose (Rom 8:28).” Then to believe that he hath done all things well is not impossible at all.

Saints we must realize that some things happen in our world and in our lives to move us closer to God; some things happen in our world to cause people to pause, if only for a moment, and consider the fact that God is real. Don’t get so caught up with the bad things that are going on around us, because as long as we have a devil there will be bad things going on in the world, but the fact still remains the Lord hath done and will do all things well.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


April 26, 2012

The final part of this piece on self-esteem is: Our self-esteem is grounded in the value God places on our life. When we look at the vast expanse of creation, we wonder how God could be concerned for people who constantly disappoint him and at times, disobey him. Yet God created us only a little lower than himself or the angels! The next time you question your worth as a person, remember that God considers you highly valuable. We have great worth because we bear the stamp of the Creator. (Ref. Genesis 1:26-27 for the extent of worth God places on all people.) Because God has already declared how valuable we are to him, we can be set free from feelings of worthlessness.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Self-Esteem-Part 2

April 25, 2012

(Rom 12:3) says “For I say through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man a measure of faith.”

The second thing we can learn about self-esteem or having a proper view of who we are is: Our self esteem is affected by how closely we identify with Christ: Healthy self-esteem is important because some of us think too little of ourselves; on the other hand, some of us overestimate ourselves. The key to an honest and accurate evaluation is knowing the basis of our self-worth—our identity in Christ.

Apart from him, we aren’t capable of very much by eternal standards; in him, we are valuable and capable of worthy service. Thus, evaluating ourselves by worldly standards of success and achievement can cause us to think too much about our worth in the eyes of others and thus miss our true value in God’s eyes. And the truth is that we all get caught up in what others think and believe our worth is. But let’s attempt to find our worth in the eyes of God because as long as we try to impress man the standard of our worth will always be changing based upon what mood man is in today but God’s standard never changes.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal mason

Self Esteem-1

April 24, 2012

Self Esteem: (Health, Maturity, self-love) Knowing who we are from Christ’s perspective. For the Christian there are at least three things that are very important if we are to have a proper view of who we are in Christ Jesus: The first thing we must understand is:
We are valuable to God:Our true value is God’s estimate of our worth, not our peers’. Most people evaluate and categorize us according to how we perform, what we achieve, how we look, what we wear, where we live or even who we know.

But God cares for us, as he cares for all of his creatures, because we belong to him. So we can face life without fear. Thus, if God takes care of the fowls of the air and feeds them; are we not much better than they in God’s eyes? Therefore, we need to understand that because we are valuable to God our self esteem should be found in him and him alone. What we must do is seek him first and his presence and he will fulfill that which we are missing in our lives.(Matt 6:25-34)

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Serving The Lord Regardless of Circumstances

April 20, 2012

As Christians we must learn to serve God regardless of the situation we find ourselves in. If we are in debt up to our necks we must continue to serve; if we are in the midst of stressful situations we must continue to serve. If we are facing challenging situations on our jobs we must continue to serve, and we must serve the Lord with passion and fervency. The situations and circumstances which we face shouldn’t dictate what heart we are going to have towards God as it pertains to serving him.

King David had some men in some pretty stressful situations that had a made up mind to serve God and fight with him regardless of their circumstances. (1 Sam 22:2) says “And everyone that was in distress, and everyone that was in debt, and everyone that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.”

Thus, regardless of how hard things was in these men lives, regardless of their individual situations, these men looked to a power much higher than themselves, put their situations in the hand of this higher power ( The Lord God) and pressed through their own issues to follow a man who was serving the true and living God.

Hence, saints of God that’s what we must do. We must press through our individual circumstances and situations and serve the living God because at the end of the day he is the only one that is able to fix your circumstances. Therefore, if you will handle his business (becoming a living witness for him) he will handle yours. With that said, let’s serve him regardless of how hard things seem to get because they could get harder. However, the Lord will have the last word.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Know Your Place

April 18, 2012

As the Philistine army was bearing down on Israel, the fear and self will in the heart of the king caused him to operate in an office which he wasn’t called to. King Saul attempted to operate in the role of a priest unto God and totally disregarded the word from the Prophet Samuel. This was a disobedient act which essentially caused him to lose the kingdom. Further, God also told him he would raise up a man after his own heart. His lack of patience with God caused his eventual downfall. As Christians today the thing we can learn from King Saul is we must first know our place in the Kingdom of God.

It’s important that we know what God has called us to do, and not attempt to flow into another’s gift or calling. For us to attempt to operate in an office which God hasn’t called us to, is to cause us and those who would follow us to become a set-up for the devil. Not to mention, there are some sins we commit that even though we repent unto God, we still find ourselves paying the price for that sin years down the road; that’s what happened to Saul. His seed never had authority over the kingdom again.

Finally, we must be patient with God: King Saul became impatient and fearful as he waited on the return of the prophet Samuel. Thus, the King decided to do Samuel’s job for him. As Christians we want to be in the place where God can use us, and he can’t do that when we are out of place. Saints of God know your place, stay where God has called you to and allow God to settle the rest. (Ref. 1Sam 13:1-14)

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

Walking In The Spirit

April 17, 2012

How can we know that we are walking in the Spirit? It’s simple really. We must monitor our lifestyle. We must examine whether we are displaying the fruit of the Spirit or the works of the flesh. We have been led to believe that if we know a little word can speak in tongues and can pray a little that we are walking in the Spirit. That’s not at all true. That’s not to say that these things aren’t important; however, you will be known by your fruit. Thus, if you display love, joy, peace, longsuffering…etc, you are walking in the Spirit. It is not only the hearer of the word that matters, it is equally important that we do what we have heard.

Conversely, we know that we are walking in the flesh when we operate in things such as: adultery, lying, idolatry, strife, hatred…etc. To walk in the Spirit is an ongoing relationship with God. Thus, the more we come to know God; the more we seek him through his word and prayer; the more we experience his presence in our lives, the closer our walk with him in the Spirit should become. Hence, walking in the Spirit is a daily pursuit of his presence in our lives, and as God reveals himself to us, as he opens himself up to us, this walking in the Spirit should be changing us.

This change should not only be evident to us, but it should also be evident to others. Thus, this walk is not something we make happen it’s something that God makes happen because we have finally made up our minds to obey completely. Those who are walking in the Spirit don’t obey when it’s convenient for them; they obey in spite of everything because of their love for Jesus Christ. Therefore, “Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Gal 5:16).”

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason