Encouragement For The Soul

(Romans 12:1) I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. (KJV)

Being a “living sacrifice” to God is just that, being a “living” sacrifice. You are to give your life over to the authority, control, and care of Jesus. Using your life to honor and glorify Jesus Christ the Savior is the greatest sacrifice we can make to Him. Giving Him total devotion, love, worship, and praise by the very act of living our life for Him. What you do for Him, He will repay, He will in turn pour out His gracious and abundant blessing on you more than you can ask for or even imagine (Ephesians 3:20).

Be blessed my friends.

Pastor Bobby

Encouragement For The Soul

(Song of Solomon 1:4) Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee. (KJV)

Your personal and intimate relationship with the Savior, Jesus Christ, should be the most precious thing in your life. He is the One who died for you. He is the One who has cleansed you  from sin with His shed blood and rescued you from its penalty. He is the One who has given you eternal life.  He is the Ones who rose from the grave and now lives to make intercession for you. He is the One who delivers you in times of trouble. He is the One who supplies for all your needs in time of want. He is the One who heals your afflictions. He is the One who loves you more than you will ever know or understand. Whether you acknowledge it or not, He is the most precious thing in your life today. Why not do this today, tell Him how precious He is to you, tell Him how much you love Him and need Him in your life and watch the blessings begin to pour down on you.

Be blessed my friends.

Pastor Bobby

Encouragement For The Soul – 12/08/2014

(Psalms 29:2) Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. (KJV)

Worship is not only an act whereby we honor and glorify God and what He has done for us, but it should also be a way and an attitude of life for us. You should worship God in all you do and say. Everywhere you go, you should go in an attitude of worship. Everything you do should be done in an attitude of worship. When you do these things from a pure heart of love and faith for Jesus Christ, He is glorified, honored, praised, and lifted up for all to see  in your life.

Be blessed my friends.

Pastor Bobby

Are You Ready

Encouragement For The Soul – 12/05/2014

(Galatians 5:16) This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (KJV)

Without the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our life to lead us, guide us, and teach us, we wander down the wrong paths in life searching for answers and always finding the wrong ones. But through the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, we will always find the right path and place where God wants us to be.

(Psalms 119:105) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.  (NKJV)

Be blessed my friends.

Pastor Bobby

Learn God’s Will For Your Life

Encouragement For The Soul – 12/04/2014

(Psalms 27:14) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (KJV)

We have all been guilty of “rushing in where angels fear to tread.” Always wait on God to prepare the way. When you slow down and wait on God all things work to our good and to God’s glory.

Encouragement For The Soul – 12/03/2014

(1 Corinthians 2:14) But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (KJV)

Only by the Spirit of God can the things of God be revealed to us. To the natural or lost man the things of God are but foolishness to him because they must be revealed by the Holy Spirit. But to the spiritual man, the born again man, the things of God can become clear as crystal glass because the Holy Spirit will reveal them to us and lead us into all truth of the things of God.

(John 16:13) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (KJV)

Where there is no vision …

The Bible states in Proverbs 29:19 “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” This is so true, but what should be the “vision” of God’s people, the Church, the Body of Christ, the Christian personally? This has been a question asked thru the ages, with many answers given by many different people. Many have said evangelism, as called for by our Lord Jesus Christ in Mt 28.18-20, the Great Commission. While others have said our vision must be praise and worship, for the Bible teaches that God inhabits the praise of His people (Ps 22.3). Still, some say the “vision” should be prayer, for Paul stated that we should “continue in prayer” (Col 4:2).

There has been many “visions” given thru the years, preaching, teaching, discipleship, emphasis on the family, marriage, parenting, loving others, giving… All these should be the goals embraced and put into practice by the Church and the individual Christian, but still, I think they all fall short of the true “vision.”

The true “vision” of the Church, as well as each individual Christian should be this… total and complete surrender, yielded to the will of God in our life. Submission to whatever our Lord calls for at that moment in our life. It is being willing to yield our agenda, our plans, our goals, and our will to whatever the Lord calls for on a minutes notice. It must be a bending of our life, our will around what the Lord Jesus wants us to do at that particular time and place. We must be willing to allow G0od to take over our minds, emotions, and actions so that He is the one in charge of all aspects of our life.

Our “vision” should become as God’s “vision” so that we may see the world, the Church, our lives thru His eyes. His will, grace, mercy, love, compassion, and patience must take over our life and consume us so that in all we do, say, and think, we always bring honor and glory to Him. Our “vision” should be to be so submissive to Him that no matter what or where He calls, we never hesitate, doubt, or question Him. Paul stated so boldly in Romans chapter 6 verse 16, “Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Will you make your “vision” one of submission, surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ? Have you yielded all to Him in love and obedience and faith? That is what our Savior did at Calvary when He surrendered His life for our sake. He yielded and submitted all to God’s “vision” and plan of salvation for man. Jesus willingly, lovingly, and faithfully gave all for our sakes, for your sake and my sake. His “vision” was to focus on the will of the Father so that you and I could come to know and share in His relationship with God the Father by His grace, thru faith in Him.

So, what is your “vision?”

Pastor Bobby D. Paul Jr.