Results for April 27, 2020

Event:  Pastor's Notes Part 1
Date:  Mon, April 27, 2020 (Recurs Weekly)
Details:  Coping with the Tough Times -Habakkuk 1:12-17. ( Part 1)
Overcoming difficult times, is predicated upon the heavenly convictions rather than the earthly one. The person who has God's point of view is the one who overcomes. Thus it's imperative to learn God's ways and to implement them, regularly. We are no different than the prophet with our reactions - perplexed and confused. We pray for our nation and now we are dealing with a pandemic. That's not what we were expecting. So now we must act spiritually and not inpulsevely. God's Truth and the Holy Spirit must guide us and not our emotions. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105
Paul reminds us that we have the mind of Christ (1Cor. 2:16 )
So whenever we face trials of every type, we must view them from God's perspective, the heavenly view. The earthly view is limited and negative. The heavenly view is unlimited, positive and pertinent. God alone has the answers and solutions to our problems and needs. The more we allow God and His Truth to govern our thoughts and our hearts, the more we conquer our problems and enemies. Keep in mind that right thinking leads to right living and right feelings. That's why we must have our minds transformed daily by the Holy Spirit and the Bible.(Rom. 12:1-2;Isa. 26:3)
Thinking spiritually will lead to peace and victory. Practice the discipline of Biblical meditation and you will succeed and prosper (Psalm 1).

Event:  Pastor's Notes Part 2
Date:  Mon, April 27, 2020 (Recurs Weekly)
Details:  Coping  with the Tough Times: Habakkuk 1:12-17 (Part 2)
We are not the first not the last to experience catastrophic events. The Bible records for us, some of those events and how God's people responded to them. ( Romans 15:4 )
The more we are familiar with the Bible and governed by its teachings, the better equipped we will be to overcome the difficult times. ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ) The key is knowing and doing the Word of God - Jn. 13:17;Jam. 1:22; Joshua 1:8.
From our text we have learned: Think before you act and now we learn Dwell on God's absolute Truth. As long as our focus is on the eternal Word of God, we shall be triumphant. It's normal to be confused with what we and the world is going through, but we do not despair. We stick wth who/what we know and not go to the unknown. The devil will try to take you to the unknown so that he can shipwreck your faith, but our faith is grounded in God and His Word. God and His Truth is unchanging, eternal, reliable. If you want to fail and be disappointed, lean on yourself and others, but if you want to succeed and be victorious, lean totally and completely on the Lord and His Word. When all around us is unstable, we lean on the Rock. We know that He alone is dependable, at all times. He will never fail us,period. His love, power, wisdom will never let us down. He is all-powerful and all-loving,(Psalm 62:11-12). He can solve any problem,He can heal any sickness, He can defeat any foe. He is our God! " If God be for us, who then can be against us?" Romans 8:31
Dwell on who and what God is, dwell on what He has done for you and your family and your problems and difficulties will grow smaller. The God who has delivered you from so many problems in the past, has not changed and will help you defeat them, now.