Praise The Lord With Your Whole Heart

December 11, 2012

The expectation of God is that when we give our lives to him we would give all of ourselves to him, and that is no different when it comes to our praise. God expects that when we praise him, whether individually or corporately, we are to give him our whole heart. In fact, he said as much in (Psalm 111:1) where David said “I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.” However, the question we must ask ourselves is: Are we giving our whole heart when it comes to praise? Are we giving our whole heart when it comes to the very thing (Praise) that changes not only our lives but the lives of others? You see when we as believers praise God, it may not always be about us; it could be about God touching a friend, a family member or even someone in the very congregation in which you worship. Let us never take our time of praise and worship before God lightly because someone is depending upon us to touch the heart of God that he might touch the heart of another.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

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Seeing As God Sees

December 7, 2012

After King Saul’s acts of disobedience, God told Samuel that he would anoint another to be king from the line of Jesse, (Sam 16:1). As Jesse paraded his son’s before Samuel, the prophet thought he saw who God wanted to anoint as the next king right away. He looked upon Eliab and said “surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.” However, he didn’t see what God saw right away because God told Samuel “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance but the Lord looks at the heart (1 Sam 16:7)”. God was looking for a young man by the name of David to anoint as the next king, and although David wasn’t perfect, we know he was God’s man.

As Christians it’s important that we see what God sees. It’s important that we see ourselves, our families, and others from God’s perspective. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what others may say or what others may think; what really matters is what does God think? The Lord desires to be the eyes, ears and heartbeat of the Christian. For he said in (Psalm 32:8) “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Thus saints if we are going to be successful in this Christian walk, then we must understand the heart of God, and understanding his heart comes from studying his word, prayer, praise and worship, and listening to the heart of your pastor as he/she ministers the word of God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason


Get Naked With Your Spouse

December 4, 2012

(Gen: 2:25) says “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”

The state of nakedness (nude, no clothing) was the condition Adam and Eve were in when God initially created Eve and brought her to her husband. And I began to think about getting totally naked with my spouse. This nakedness is not simply a physical nakedness, although husbands and wives need to do that frequently, but it made me begin to think of nakedness in terms of transparency, no secrets, open and honest discussion with my spouse about the marriage and where we are and where we plan to go; it is to put your true thoughts on the table if you will. Yes, we need to learn how to get naked in our marriages and not be ashamed. We need to learn to stop hiding from one another in our marriages and find a way to be truthful with one another because in the beginning “they were naked and not ashamed”.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason