Thought of the Day 2-24-14

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. (Psalms 5:3 NKJV)

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (I Peter 3:12 NKJV)

How the Father longs for you to be in communion with Him. The Father cherishes every minute that you spend with Him pouring out your heart. As you have discovered, over and over, there is no one on earth who knows you inside and out like the Father does. Before you open your mouth to talk with the Father, He has already heard the longings of your heart.

Do not hesitate to come to the Father for anything. Nothing is too small or too great for Him. Do not be afraid to tell Him anything, because he wants to hear everything you are feeling. Whenever you come to Him, He will already be there waiting to listen to you and to share His love with you. The Father is desiring to be with you.

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry. (Psalms 34:15 NKJV)

If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer offered in this place. For I have chosen and sanctified (set apart for holy use) this house, that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually. (2 Chronicles 7:14-16 AMP)

Thought of the Day 2-18-14

And when he brings out his own sheep, he goes before them; and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. Yet, they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” (John 10:4, 5 NKJV)

Life can be so overwhelming.  As work gets more and more demanding, you wonder how you will ever keep up, or wonder how or when you will catch up. Family time is often reduced to a quick meal or simply a good-night kiss and hug. Even Sundays are busier and busier with worship services, church activities, and family dinners.  It’s easy to get so consumed in life that you don’t notice His voice.

If you listen carefully you can hear Him amid the daily life calling to you. Can you hear Him saying to you Slow down…..Come away with me…..I love you.

The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes Leaping upon the mountains, Skipping upon the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, he stands behind our wall; He is looking through the windows, Gazing through the lattice. My beloved spoke, and said to me: “Rise up, my love, my fair one, And come away. (Song of Solomon 2:8-10 NKJV)

Thought of the Day 2-12-14

 

This is the secret to David’s blessings: He pursued the ark of the covenant and God called him a man after His own heart. Today, you too can be the man or woman after God’s own heart, by pursuing Jesus and bringing Him back into the center of your life. Make Jesus the centerpiece of every aspect of your life. The Bible says that where two or three are gathered in His name, He will be there in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20).

If your marriage is breaking down, let me tell you this, most likely, you are putting your demands on your husband to supply you what only Jesus can give, or you are looking to your wife to give you what you should get only from Jesus. You end up over pressurizing each other. Every marriage needs a “third party”. His name is Jesus. He must be in the midst of every marriage.

Today, you can be the man or woman after God’s own heart by making Jesus the centerpiece of every aspect of your life.

Make Jesus, His finished work, and His grace the center of everything in your life. Make Him the center of your marriage, family, career, and finances, and allow the fullness of His blessings to flow in your life today!

 

 

Thought of the Day 2-6-14

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (I John 4:9, 10 NKJV)

God doesn’t seek your worship, He seeks you. Worship starts with God’s love; therefore, your level of worship is in response to your understanding how much He loves you. When you know that God truly loves you, your heart automatically responds in worship. Worship is not something you do, but worship is who God created you to be. Worship is a lifestyle rather than a time in a service. In the Old Testament, it was the worshiper who sought God, but in the New Testament it is God who seeks the worshiper.

But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. (John 4:23 NKJV)

Worship is expressed in loving God and loving people.  Also, worship brings us into fellowship with God and fellowship will bring revelation. We don’t initiate worship, we simply respond to worship. You were created to worship and called into ministry. Sam Hinn says, “Worship brings us to a place where we can see ourselves as He sees us.” You were created to worship, not a matter of if, it’s a matter of what you will worship. What will you worship today?

 

Thought of the Day 2-4-14

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)

It’s important for you to take a breather from the demands of life. Sometimes rest may be for your muscles, while at other times it may be for your mind or even for your spirit. Remember life sometimes just overtakes us.  Jesus and His disciples frequently retreated from the crowds to seek a quiet place so they could be refreshed. You, too, need to take time out, because I want you to be at rest and refreshed. You who are weary come, and I will give you rest.

And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. (Mark 6:31 NKJV)

Pastor Pete