HOPE - UNSEEN = FAITH
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
FAITH PLEASES GOD
God gives everyone born a measure of faith. Each time we choose to use it, it increases just like a balloon if you will - the more air we breathe into it, inflating it - the larger it becomes, thus the same with our faith. We have to believe and exercise it, as we exercise a muscle to strengthen it and to make it grow. Let us strengthen our heart muscle today in love, hope, and faith and by faith watch what God will do! For by having faith, this truly pleases God!
With Love, Faith, and Humility!
PRAISE & WORSHIP
FAITH PLEASES GOD
"Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary: Praise Him in the firmament of His power. Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise Him according to His excellent greatness. Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise Him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise Him wiwth stringed instruments and organs. Praise Him upon the high sounding cymbals. Let everthing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord."
Malachi 3:3 states: "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver."
The woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work.
She didn't mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up.
He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot then she thought again about the verse that says:
"He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver."
She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time the silver was being refined.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire.
If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, "How do you know when the silver is fully refined?"
He smiled at her and answered, "Oh, that's easy - when I see my image in it."
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire, remember that God has His eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
Please pass this on.... Right now, this very moment, someone needs to know that God is watching over them.
And, whatever they're going through, they'll be a better person in the end.
Apostle Adernia Lee
December 20, 2021
'Coming Out Of Your Comfort Zone'
December 7, 2020
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Scripture For The Day Hebrews 13:15-16
Good morning church, Thank You, Father, for waking us up today. Father, we are thankful for all that You do for us and our families. This day and time were not promised to us, but You have given us the opportunity to see another beautiful day that You created for our pleasure, to celebrate, worship, praise, and glorify Your Holy Name. Also to enjoy our family and friends, what a blessing.
Scripture for today Hebrews 13:15-16
15 - "Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to His Name. 16 - And don't forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God."
Church praise is a very important part of our worship to the Father, it's considered a spiritual sacrifice to The Father which He loves. While we are lifting up The Father we also are lifted up. With praise it takes us to a higher level of worship, as we at times maybe faced in heavy thoughts causing our emotions to be overwhelming, as we sing and dance to music honoring the Father, that's when praise turns things around. The joy of singing love songs to the Father shows how special it is. What a great time to turn our praise into worship, just you alone with The Father. As we lift Him up, He in return lifts us up, sometimes speaking to us showing us a way out of that very thing that is pressing on our minds. As we abide with the Father it brings such joy and comfort to our spirits, as He speaks to us in our worship time giving us instructions, guidance, answers to our prayers, whether it's for us or He may give a word for someone else. As we bring the sacrifice of praise to The Father He blesses us with the honor to be in His presence. This is when He showers down His love on us allowing us to feel His awesomeness, greatness, power as His strength allows us to keep running the race. Thank You, Father, for time alone with You, as You bless us with the precious gift of Your unfailing love, what a pleasure to praise and worship You! It's such a privilege and honor for You to call us Your special treasures, Your children. May The Lord God Almighty hold you close to His heart giving you all that you desire. God Bless!
Pastor Eleanor M. Lacey