I once read; "A church that has a passion is a church where "Discouraged folks cheer up, dishonest folks moral up, sour folks sweeten up, closed folk open up, gossipers shut up, conflicted folks make up, sleeping folks wake up, lukewarm folk fire up, dry bones shakeup, and pew potatoes stand up! But most of all, Christ the Savior of the entire world is lifted up." YES! But today we work with, live near, and rub shoulders with people who lack the revelation of God's truth, lov
There are a number of people that are only interested in Jesus' function as a sin-sacrifice or miracle worker, but do not want a relationship with Him. There are Believers who submit to His callings partially, but not 'FULLY' active, however not living a devoted life that brings honor to His Name. With careful and consistent review of our daily walk and viewed 'NOT' from our prideful lens, may we fearlessly open our heart to be transformed into a disciple of Christ. Amen. Cat
Pastor Swindoll shared a story about working in a machine shop alongside a fellow named George. George’s job was to sweep and clean out the shavings underneath the lathes and machines. Pastor Swindoll continued to say George was born again, and he loved the teachings of Scripture on prophecy. “I remember hearing him sing hymns as he worked, many of them had to do with the coming of Jesus such as "In the Sweet By and By" and "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder."
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"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man".
Psalm 118:8 I’ve had a lot of "locked my keys in the car" situations in life and had to call AAA. Earlier, I had to call for roadside assistance, to have my truck towed. After waiting longer than usual, I called AAA to understand that the emergency roadside towing company needed assistance themselves. Through life experiences, we come to place our trust in the Lord who is our refuge. Amen! Loved ones, this cause
"While he was coming, the demon tore him and convulsed him. But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father".
Luke 9:42 (RSV) A short illustration captured in the Readers Digest stated, "On his birthday, my husband was stuck driving our six rambunctious children around. As usual, they were yelling, punching, and annoying one another. Joel finally had had enough. "Kids," he said over the din, "if you would behave and be kind to each ot
I once read, if you are in a precarious situation, things could become difficult, unsure about what direction to take and maybe even dangerous. For countless perceive themselves as living in unstable or not firmly placed. So they feel likely to slip or lose their grip on things. WSCOG's focus will always be creating an environment for Believers to flourish and achieve spiritual maturity. Whatever situation or season we may be in, we push through. I have witnessed some incredi
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 After World War I the day was set aside to honor all American wars, and the custom was extended to pay homage to deceased relatives and friends, both military and civilian. There are a number of relatives, mentors, coach and friends who lost loved ones during wars. The Bible offers not just a beautiful word; but the divine comfort that God provides. The most solemn ceremony conducted on Mem
"God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good."
Genesis 1:31 (NASB) The ability to see is a miraculous gift. We cherish God's gift to see through our physical eyesight and our spiritual sight.
Pastor Bruce Howell shared a sermon entitled; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". He expressed these words; "An obstetrician approached an anxious father in the waiting room of a New York City hospital and said, "I am sorry to
"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he got up, went out, and made his way to a deserted place; and there he was praying."
Mark 1:35 Question: how do you start off your mornings? How do you push through the day? For folks who express the following words, with a frown; "I'm not a morning person. Please give me a minute"! Catch this, if they would create a quiet time with Lord, first thing in the morning, it
Alex Haley, the author of "Roots," had an unusual picture hanging on his office wall. It was a picture of a turtle on top of a fence post. When asked, "Why is that there?" Alex Haley answered, "Every time I write something significant, every time I read my words and think that they are wonderful, and begin to feel proud of myself, I look at the turtle on top of the fence post and remember that he didn’t get there on his own. He had help." That is the basis of thankfulness - t
“True intercession involves bringing the person, or the circumstance that seems to be crashing in on you, before God, until you are changed by His attitude toward that person or circumstance. People describe intercession by saying, “It is putting yourself in someone else’s place.” That is not true! Intercession is putting yourself in God’s place; it is having His mind and His perspective.” ― by Oswald Chambers Praying for others is not only a blessing for us to do, but it is
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“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
Psalm 27:14 (KJV)
Waiting is part of the process of becoming the person God wants you to be—a time of growth where you experience the difference between your demands and His desires.
When you surrender to His timetable, you realize He knows best.
Pastor Morgan stated; "Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is no
May I begin this devotion, in saying not sure who this message may be for, but I am trusting the Lord that it will minister to the intended person or people. Amen. David says in the psalms, “Where can I flee from your presence?” Nowhere. You will never be in a place where God isn’t. Pastor Warren once stated; "If you’ve trusted Jesus, He’s with you in your heart". Glory! From this day, may you dig in and start trusting God going forward. Remember HE is with you. His presence
"You were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies". 1 Corinthians 6:20 “Parry four!” When I began fencing in high school, my coach would shout the correct defensive position (“parry”) against the move he was making. When he extended his weapon and lunged, to repel the attack I had to listen and respond immediately. That active listening brings to mind the prompt obedience Scripture calls for in the area of sexual temptation. In 1 Corinthians 6:18 Paul writes t
"Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin". Psalm 51:2 (NLT) In our backyard, we have a non-functioning water feature that collects water when it rains or when our automatic sprinkler system turns on. Stagnant water will sit unless it is removed. On the other hand, when the water feature is operational, the attached bowl captures recycled flowing water that is relaxing to watch and allows birds to drink or play in. Now non-operational and left unattended over an ex
Are you living a HOLY life? Are you honoring God with your life? Let's keep going. If your co-workers or neighbors asked, "Is (your name) a Christian?" How would they answer? "Absolutely, I would consider attending their church"! Or would they respond; "I doubt it. Highly questionable according to their behavior". Would they respond with; He or she prays at every meal and prays for people who are hurting. Their life models the bible teachings. Let's keep going. Or would they
Willow Street Church of God, Our Nation needs our prayers! Political division, fighting a virus, layoffs, racial inequalities, greed, job loss and mental exhaustion have caused immense suffering. We are called to be salt and light on the earth. May we, Willow Street Church of God, pray daily and vigorously for healing from our Heavenly Father. May we 'NEVER' leave our first love, Jesus. It is imperative to remain committed to His holy Word and always faithful to the kingdom a
2020 has been challenging yet filled with many opportunities to witness God's faithfulness. Beloved, your faithfulness is sincerely appreciated, and your steadfastness to serve our surrounding communities is God-honoring. In this season and always, may we encourage each other in remembering that HE is faithful to complete the good work in each of us. My hope and prayer is that you will be renewed in a fresh way, never doubting that God is walking alongside you. Let us rejoice