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There is an enemy in the world that can turn on a dime and become your best friend. This enemy/friend can live in destruction and at other times become the very thing that catapults you into greatness. It can open doors and shut the same. It can keep a person in depression and then bring us into complete and utter enjoyment. If this enemy is left to its own devises, it will continue to dig a deeper and deeper hole of oblivion. But at the same time, if it is controlled. It can cause us to soar into the highest of highs and bring peace and contentment, where there was hopelessness. The enemy/friend is, wait for it, and wait for it, our thoughts. There are times when we believe that we have no control over them but this is just not true. We have been given authority over our thought life. “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every THOUGHT to make it obedient to Christ” (2Co 10:5). In another place God tells us to “fix your THOUGHTS on Jesus” (Heb 3:1). If we couldn’t control them and take them captive then the scripture would not have told us to take authority over them. When we do take the control over our thoughts then we can experience freedom to create, invent, love, enjoy, bless, entertain, and become the person that God has designed us to be. The only way that we can fix our thoughts,” is to work hard a filling our mind with good things, positive things, and words of faith and wisdom. These words can be found in the Word of God, and by the focus of our mind on the good things that we have been blessed with in Christ Jesus. So today, work hard and take your thought life captive, for in this you will be blessed. We are blessed Pastor Pete ... See MoreSee Less
We are loved by the only one who knows us the best, the one who sees all of our mistakes, and the one who will do anything to have relationship with us. We are the “love of his life.” Because of all the garbage that has been heaped upon many of us we struggle to understand, or even believe, that someone could really love us. Perhaps you struggle with this because of what you have done in your past. The devil has made a job of reminding you that you are unworthy and he makes sure that every day you are reminded of your mistakes. The truth of the matter is that God, the everlasting, all knowing, beautiful one, who created the heaven and earth has a crush on you! If you have given Him your life, know and understand this, that He has “blessed you with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For He choose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ” (Eph 1: 3-5). This adoption thing is hard to believe, but none-the-less it is true. So how do you get over the mistakes that seem to stare you in the face daily? Quit saying what you have done and start declaring whose you are. Literally begin every day before you rise from your bed, with these words. “I am in Christ and I am set free. I am forgiven and I am a chosen child of God. I am blessed everywhere I go. This is going to be a great day because I am a chosen child of God. Finally remind yourself daily that forgiveness runs deep in Christ, and you cannot exhaust His love for you. You are the Love of His life! Be blessed in Him today Pastor Pete ... See MoreSee Less
We have all said it, or at least heard it, “time flies when you’re having fun.” This sounds good but can I say that “time just flies no matter what your disposition is.” How many times have you said to yourself or others, “where did the time go?” “Time marches on,” whether we like it or not. With that being said, we must do all we can to make the most of what time we have left. One Psalmist put it this way; “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Ps 90:12). “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all of our days” (vs 14). The attitude you take into your day will determine the type life that you will have. Nobody knows what will happen to them at any moment but we can control how the day will affect us in our hearts. The Lord has placed within all of us the ability to create a joyful spirit just by beginning each and every day with thanksgiving on our lips. Learn and establish a pattern of faith and gratefulness every morning by declaring what God has already established in this world. Say it now in your heart, and if you can, declare it out loud to yourself; “If God is for me, who can be against me?” “IF GOD is for ME, WHO can be against ME!” (Ro 8:31). Now how do you feel? Yes the time will fly today, for some it may seem like the longest day of the year, but this to will pass. In Christ our steps are already established. There are no surprises to God. Go out with a great attitude today, and with the revelation that you are a favored child of God. We are blessed in His presence Pastor Pete ... See MoreSee Less
Trick question. How do you spell love? T i m e. If you love someone you are sure to spend lots of time together. Morning noon and night. Let's think speak and stand on scripture and love our Heavenly Father in prayers praise and worship.