Thought of the Day 3-26-14

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5, 6 NKJV)

Did you know that you fit perfectly into God’s plan? I know that you often wonder if you are doing enough for God, or if you are actually doing what God has called you to do. God wants you to know that you and what you do for a living is very important to carry out His work on the earth.

You don’t have to go to the jungle to be a witness for The Lord. You don’t have to go to the street corner and preach with a megaphone. Just keep doing what you’re doing and let others see. The reality is, you are a piece of the puzzle. You’re unique and vital to God’s big picture. Just keep doing what you do.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. (Psalms 143:10 NLT)

Pastor Pete

Thought of the Day 3-20-14

To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. (Isaiah 28:12 NKJV)

In times of tension, confusion, and stress, people generally show signs of fatigue. This is especially true in our world where so much is made of achievements, progress and results. People of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly, struggle with tremendous pressure. The results leave scars on the spirits and minds of people, and they yearn for rest and peace.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 NKJV)

Yet in the midst of our overly-busy lives, Christ kindly invites us, “Come to Him”.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NKJV). It is remarkable that so few people respond to this invitation. We much rather look for man-made ideas to help us cope with pressures of life. It is incomprehensible that people hesitate to turn to Jesus Christ and accept the only true peace.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15 NKJV)

Regardless of how busy you are, it is important that you make time to withdraw from the demands of each day and spend time in the quietness at the feet of Jesus. Focus all your attention on Him, and His love. In the quietness, become soaked in, and strengthened by His peace. Make sure you do this on a regular basis. Regardless of how demanding your life may be, you will experience a feeling of strength, peace, and tranquility while the Holy Spirit ministers His healing power in your life.

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, (Acts 3:19 NKJV)

Pastor Pete

Thought of the Day 3-17-14

Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace… (Numbers 25:12 NKJV)

Your mind is filled, daily, with many things that overwhelm you. You have deadlines to meet, budgets to plan, and meetings to attend. You’re also faced with mortgage payments, family responsibilities, church commitments, and many other things. You’re left wondering whether you will ever be able to breathe easily again.

I have a word for you: come away with me.

Come to me, you who are burdened and tired, and I will give you rest. Don’t let others lead you to believe that peace will only come after you graduate from college, or finally land that perfect job. Don’t let them convince you that peace will only come when your kids move out, or when you retire. Peace doesn’t come from external experiences or because of your plans. True peace is found in Jesus, and He will give to you abundantly.  All you have to do is ask for it, so come away with me.

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV)

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7 NKJV)

Pastor Pete

Prophetic Word, 3-12-14, The Wells being Uncovered

While we were worshiping and praying Thursday Evening, 3-6-14 in the House of Prayer, I had a Vision that spoke to my heart, I felt led to write it down.

This was the vision the Lord showed me:

I saw several spots on the ground and they were black and circular in shape. They were about 5 feet across from one side to the other. The more that we prayed the more they begin to bubble up like oil. There were five of these areas on the ground.Then I heard the Spirit say, “These are wells being uncovered.”

These scriptures began to roll over and over in my mind:

Now the Philistines had stopped up all the wells which his father’s servants had dug in the days of Abraham his father, and they had filled them with earth. And Abimelech said to Isaac, “Go away from us, for you are much mightier than we.” Then Isaac departed from there and pitched his tent in the Valley of Gerar, and dwelt there. And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them. Also Isaac’s servants dug in the valley, and found a well of running water there. (Genesis 26:15-19 NKJV)

As we continued to worship and pray, the wells began to bubble up higher and higher. All of a sudden the wells begin to explode one at a time. This liquid fell on everyone around, and the liquid looked black in the air. But when it fell upon the people, it looked like gold and it was very shiny. As we continued to pray, the wells continued to explode more and more. The liquid was falling on saints and sinners. At this time. I heard the Spirit say, ” This is my Glory and your inheritance.” I heard people screaming and saying, “This is what I have been seeing in my spirit.” I heard the Spirit say, “These are the wells of your Forefathers. Worship and prayer will keep these wells open.

We need to continue to dig in these wells and see the glory that will be revealed. We have tapped into something greater than we ever dreamed. We have found the spout were the glory is poured out.

Pastor Pete

Confession of the Day 3-10-14

Confession of the Day—-You have forgiven all my iniquities; you have healed all my diseases; you, have redeemed my life from destruction; you have satisfied my mouth with good things, so that my youth is renewed as the eagles. (Psalms 103:2,5)

Thought of the Day 3-5-14

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (II Corinthians 12:9 NKJV)

In this world there are things that seem to yell out to you: “Buy me!” “You need me!” or ” You can’t get by without me!” Soon you start believing that, without more, your life is not complete and you are not whole. God says, “My son, you don’t need more of the things of this world, but you need more of me.”

See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.” (Isaiah 12:2 NLT)

I am everything you will ever need. I am the strength for the weary, drink for the thirsty, joy for the sorrowful, and I am food for the hungry. Things in this world will let you down, because they are not enough, but I am more than enough. So set your eyes on things that are from above. I ask that you focus on things that are eternal. You know that the things of this world are temporal and they will pass away.

And set your minds and keep them set on what is above (the higher things), not on the things that are on the earth. For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:2, 3 AMP)

Pastor Pete