Walk Circumspectly

November 29, 2012

(Eph 5:15-16) “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time because the days are evil.”

To walk circumspectly is to be cautious, to be careful to consider all circumstances and possible consequences. Or to put it in Christian vernacular, it means that the Christian should live their lives watching and praying. We should examine our conduct to see if it’s in line with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Those who walk circumspectly are constantly examining themselves in the mirror of the Holy Spirit. Thus, we not only examine ourselves based on our strengths but we examine our weaknesses as well. And what we should find is that there are a lot more weaknesses than there are strengths when we are looking at our lives in the mirror of the Holy Spirit instead of looking at our lives in the mirror of other people.

Those who walk circumspectly know the only real way to examine themselves truthfully is through the eyes of the Holy Spirit and that type of self examination will always keep us humble, on our knees and pressing toward the mark of the high calling of God for our lives. To walk circumspectly is to live everyday like it could be our last because we never really know when God is going to call us home. Hence, we live our lives as if today could be that day; we live our lives with an eye on heaven even though we live on earth. Thus, we make every attempt to redeem the time because we know the days are short and very evil.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


The Refining Process

November 27, 2012

(Malachi 3:2-3) says “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:
And he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the LORD an offering in righteousness.”

The Messiah’s mission is to separate the godly from the ungodly and to refine those he set’s apart for himself. But any refining of metals is done with great heat, thus the refining process of the children of God won’t be pleasant. However, just as a metal smith carefully watches and regulates the fire to produce purified silver and gold, the Lord carefully watches over his children, making sure the temperature in the refining process called (trouble) is heated just right so that it will produce a purity in us that causes the image of Jesus Christ to shine through. Saints of God don’t disdain your refining process, for it is this process that is changing you which will cause you to forever be in his presence where there is a real relationship with God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Only Believe

November 20, 2012

As Jesus was on his way to raise up Lazarus from the grave, Lazarus’ sister Martha met him as he was coming and she made a declaration of faith unto God when she said in (St. John 11:22) “But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.” What Martha shows us is regardless of how dire the situation is; and when death has come the situation is about as bad as it gets, she was going to believe God for a miracle. Thus, at the end of the day, we too who are called Christians must believe God no matter how impossible the situation looks because God is in the business of fixing impossible situations. He is in the business of answering the prayers of the righteous who call upon him in the midst of what seems to be an impossible situation. Saints of God, we have to get pass believing God for little things and begin to believe him to do great and mighty things in our lives. Too many of us are seeking God for the $2.00 blessing when he desires to give us the $200,000 dollar blessing, and this is less about money and more about the size of our expectation when we pray. Like Martha, we have to know that whatsoever we ask of God in the name of Jesus, He will give it to us.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Take Care Of Your Stuff

November 14, 2012

(Eccle. 10:18) “By much slothfulness the building decayeth; and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.”

As Christians we must take care of the things God has given us. Saints of God, we’ve all heard people say “they wished they had a new car or they wished they had a bigger house”; however, if you won’t keep the oil changed in the old car God has given you why would you expect him to give you a new one. Furthermore, why would he give you a bigger house when you can’t keep the small one clean you have now? Come on people, God expects the believer to take care of what He has given us, and as King Solomon says some of our bad house keeping comes down to being slothful or idle. Another word for that is just lazy.

Some may say they don’t have the money, but how much money does it take to vacuum the carpet in your home, take out the trash or wash the dishes? How much money does it take to wash the car which hasn’t seen real soap since you drove it off the lot 3 years ago? Some may be saying to themselves I just don’t have the time because I’m so busy with church stuff, the job, and the children, however, God always affords us the time to take care of those things, just not on his time…Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights in most houses of worship is considered his time.

Child of God, if we don’t try to keep up the maintenance on the things God has allowed us to have, eventually those things will fail us at a time when we could least afford it. Saints, spirituality is not only how much bible we know, or well we can tongue talk, it also incorporates how we handle our affairs and even unbelievers pay attention to that. Therefore, let the Lord know you appreciate what he has given you by taking care of your stuff. Taking care of what God has allowed us to have is a part of training for reigning.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Unfinished Business

November 8, 2012

(Psalm 138:8) says “The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy O Lord endureth forever: forsake not the works of thine own hand.

The Psalmist says the “Lord will perfect that which concerns me”, which says to us that he is not through with us yet. God is not through shaping, making and molding his creation. We may not be where we want to be in our walk with him, but thank God we aren’t where we used to be, and a year from now he will have moved us even to a different place spiritually. However, the perfection of the Lord in our lives is not simply up to him, we must be a willing participant in that unfinished business of perfection. Therefore, if you look at your life and you see that spiritually you hadn’t matured much, open your heart unto the Lord because He is in the business of perfecting that which concerns us.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


The Name Of Jesus

November 1, 2012

(Act 5:28) “Did not we straightly command you that you should not teach in this name; and behold ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.”

This is what the high priest said unto Peter during his day. They didn’t care what Peter and the other apostles talked about as long as they didn’t talk about this man name Jesus. And that’s just how it is in many of our work places; they don’t care what you talk about just as long as you don’t talk about Jesus. But the fact is, if you can talk about sin around me I ought to be able to talk about Jesus. If people can lie and curse in their workplace then Christians ought to be able to talk about Jesus in the workplace. Listen we are not called to go to our jobs to preach but if the job will allow employees to talk about all types of junk then Jesus shouldn’t be off limits. Even in the world around us everything seems to be fair game to discuss but Jesus is a dicey subject. However, because we know that there is power in the name of Jesus, there is healing and deliverance in the name of Jesus; there is salvation and real change we can believe in the name of Jesus we must speak, teach and even preach in the name of Jesus. We can’t allow the world, church folk, or religious leaders keep real Christians from speaking in the name of Jesus. We must understand even church folk (those who have a form of godliness but deny the real power; those who have been around church and know all the right cliché) will try to hinder our work for Jesus. But those who know their God will stand up and be heard at the right time in the right place and in the right way.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason