We need to constantly ask God to assist us in pushing back the darkness. We need his presence, protection, and guidance. "...I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but willl have the light of life." -John 6:12. Following Jesus as our commander, slave, and counselor, we will have God's path illuminated for us. -Pastor Mike
Ever feel that you just can't focus, that your thoughts are scattered, that you can't figure out what to do first? Pray, read Scripture, and worship! That's how each of us should start out our morning. Then ask God to prioritize his undertakings for you to do today. "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace." -1 Corinthians 15:33. -Pastor Mike
God's plans are far superior to ours. We must consciously live, move, and have our being in God, desiring that he lives in us, and we in him. Doing so, we will see miracles where others only see coincidences. "On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I in you." -John 14:20. Join the adventure! -Pastor Mike.
When we seek God, we need only to open our hearts and eyes, for he is always with us. He is with us when things go well and in times when our lives feel like they are falling apart. "But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and all your soul." - Deuteronomy 4:29. -Pastor Mike
We are prideful beings. It nearly never occurs to us that we should lean on God, for only he knows what will happen tomorrow. "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." -James 5:14. Take time to ask God what his will is for your life, today. -Pastor Mike
No set of circumstances can isolate us from God's grace. Even when we run from him, he patiently awaits our return. Like the lost son, God rejoices when a child of his returns to him. "The Lord is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." -Zephaniah 3:17.- Pastor Mike.
We need supernatural power every day to defeat Satan. God has provided this by giving us the Holy Spirit within and the armor of God to surround us. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."-Ephesians 6:12. -Pastor Mike
Christmas lights always make me feel joyful. The summer sun always makes me feel invigorated. It's something about the absence of darkness that makes me feel closer to God. "The city does not need the sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp." Praise God for His glory! -Pastor Mike.
We all need focus. Without focus, we do not have a definate purpose in life. Without purpose, we are vulnerable to "the world, the flesh, and the devil", which cause us to become confused and directionless. "Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path." -Psalm 119:105. Read your Bible and meditate on God's word for direction. -Pastor Mike
With Christmas quickly approaching, it is easy to get stressed-out with all the preparations. God wants us to detatch from the disturbances and distractions around us. "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." -John 14:27. -Pastor Mike.