Sing O' My Soul
Pastor was teaching from Psalms 147 as I took notes and present an edited sermon.
As we sing praises to God, our very breath is used as an instrument. He heals the broken hearted, and takes pleasure in them that honor Him.
We can stand firm on the Word of God: He send forth His commandments, He melts the ice with His Word. He causes the winds to blow and the waters to flow, Praise you the Lord.
May we examine the results of Praise. Praise brings life where there was once death. Praise takes us to a higher level and shows us things we have never seen before.
We are seeing miracles which are good, but we are also seeing souls come to Jesus. As we desire the presence of God in our lives, in our homes and our extended families, God is showing up and bringing blessings.
Seek Jesus, the giver and the gifts will follow. So often our prayers are "Give us our request." Focus on Jesus and His Kingdom and all these other things will come to you.
There will be those who criticize and say, "Maybe you shouldn't do that." Pay them no attention, and praise God anyway.
I had a visitor this week, one of our neighbor's who came to apologize for breaking one of our windows sometime back. We had a nice talk and I presented how we are reaching our citizens for God.
We have the ability and the means to blanket our neighborhood for Jesus. We need help with our workers before church as they serve a meal to those who are hungry. We will need team leaders to go door to door as we co-operate with other churches in the coming month.
We need money for a new roof and other repairs. We need mega dollars to purchase this building and to expand to fix the parking lot. We need classrooms, and our house must be in order as in the early days of Acts.
We need to be ready to accommodate the people to the best of our ability and to disciple them to follow Jesus as He desires.
We need qualified people to step up. We desire more of God's presence and that is where we start as the Glory of God is ushered into our midst.
There are times we are so focused on the storm that we miss out on the Glory walk.
May we keep our eyes on Jesus.
Pastor called for those who desired prayer to come forward and our leaders came ready to pray with them.