Deuteronomy 31:6… “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee” (KJV). This word came into my spirit in early January of this year: “Tell the Christians that it is time for them to strengthen their thinking towards the Lord Jesus Christ and His power on their behalf.” The Word of God cannot become effective in you if your heart is weak in faith. Weak hearts produce weak mentalities, and weak mentalities produce weak perceptions and perspectives. Be strong in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Believers need to learn to discern the difference between the sound of hype and the true sound of the presence of the Lord. The days are coming when the Lord will strip the bark off the tree of theatrical religion which fills many of our churches today and He will say to the churches that their Hollywood entertainment style of church service was not in God’s mind for the church. His church was bought with a price, the precious blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God without spot and blemish.
“DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF” is a popular saying today. Luke 15:8-9 talks about ten coins and the one that got lost. The woman sought until she found it. Many people shrug off small problems. However, know this: If you neglect small problems they will become big problems. Every believer in Christ needs to learn how to take care of little things. Small problems should never be taken lightly. Attend to them quickly. Proverbs 24:10 reads, “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small” (KJV). In the Song of Solomon, the king took his bride to the top of the mountain and showed her the lions’ dens. In reality, he was showing her the birthing of potential problems, and the importance of dealing with small problems before they grow up (Song of Solomon 4:8, also 2:15). It’s the little problems that will spoil your life.
Proverbs 28:13… “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy” (KJV).
A wise old preacher was approached by a young preacher who asked, “What is the secret of your success?” The old preacher said, “Don’t sin.”
AN EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT LESSON can be learned from Romans 12:16… “Be of the same mind toward one another; do not be haughty in mind, but associate with the lowly. Do not be wise in your own estimation” (NASB).
The effective lesson seen here is “get out to where the ordinary man or woman lives and show genuine interest in them.” Listen to their concerns and encourage feedback. Too many leaders have no time for the flock; they associate with other leaders only. Great words of wisdom can come from the folks who sit in the pews or from the factory floor. Take time and “Know well the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds; For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations” (Proverbs 27:23-24, NASB).
Pastor George Belobaba
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