Worship

January 28, 2014

In some ways worship is sometimes hard to define because it can truly only be experienced. But like any other experience in life we need to give it a definition.

Worship comes from the old English word (worth-ship) it is recognition of and a response to the worth of God in our lives. Anytime you value the worth of someone you usually do something to demonstrate that worth. Thus, as Christians we demonstrate the worth of God through an attitude of the heart in how we think, speak and act and by actions of service, in how we live, give and do for others on behalf of the Lord. It’s not simply what we do on Sunday mornings but it is the totality of our lives. Thus, the psalmist says “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts” (Psalm 96:8).

God Bless You

Pastor Versal Mason

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The Godly Counselor

January 21, 2014

(Prov. 20:5) Counsel in the heart man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.”

Sometimes we don’t know how to express or comprehend the counsel of our hearts. However, God places men/women in our lives that have the ability to draw out of us the very counsel that’s in our hearts. Thus, they have the ability to draw this counsel out of our hearts and bring light and understanding to us in a way that we hadn’t seen it before, if at all.  Very often those people are a part of the five fold ministry, or they are our parents, Sunday school teachers or even our spouse. Let me tell you, when you have these type of people in your lives, hold on to them and cherish your relationship with them because you don’t find too many people that can take the counsel of your heart and bring true understanding to you because there aren’t many people willing to take a journey with you to the depths of your heart.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal mason


Are you satisfied with Christ?

January 14, 2014

As a Christian, are you satisfied with Christ Jesus? Is Christ more than enough to meet your every need or desire…David said “Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words (Psalm 119:57)”. Thus, for David God is absolutely enough for him; he was satisfied with his relationship with Christ. But many Christians don’t seem to be satisfied with God, for they are always complaining about what they don’t have or about what they wish they had instead of thanking God for what they have and for what He has done in their lives. When we are satisfied with Christ we learn to be content with whatever state we are in because we know that our future is in the hands of Christ Jesus. Therefore, make Christ the true portion in your life and He will work out the rest of the details.

God Bless You

PVM


In-between the Promise Spoken and the Promise Fulfilled

January 7, 2014

(Genesis 12:7) “And the Lord appeared unto Abram and said unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto he Lord, who appeared unto him.”

At the time this was spoken unto Abram it was just a promise, for it had not come to past as of yet, but Abram believed God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. God promised Abram (Abraham) a son, an heir, someone that would come from his loins; he made him this promise of a son when he was only 75 years old. However, it didn’t come to past until Abraham was 100 years old. How many of us would have waited for 25 years for God to come through? How many of us would have believed God for the promise and not stagger at what God said, because in the book of Romans Paul said Abraham was fully persuaded that God was able to perform what He said.

Thus, the point is God has made us all some promises. His word is full of promises, but for many of us there are some specific things which we believe God has promised us; some things where we haven’t shared them with anyone or very few people at all. Well it’s very possible that the promise spoken may not come to past in our lives for years, and if that’s the case are you willing to wait? Are you willing to believe God during the in between moments? Are you willing to do as Abraham did and just believe God is able to perform it, thus causing you to give God the glory for it not only when it’s promised but during the in between moments, when the promise may be still years off. Saint’s of God, it’s during the in-between moments where God and your enemy is going to find out whether you believe the promise of God or not. Therefore, let me encourage you to believe God.

God Bless You

Pastor Versal mason