FROM THE PASTORS DESK

Pastor Brad Qualls      Co-Pastor Jonelle Hammack

April  2018

 

Romans 8:11 (Amp.) says….”And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who lives in you.”

This verse excites me! We have just been celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ and we rejoice in the fact that we Know He is alive today!

The above verse says that the same Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in us! Now if we truly believe this, we know that all things are possible, because there are NO impossibilities with Him. Yet how many times do we hear ourselves murmuring and complaining about things that we can’t do or things that are impossible with us?

Yet we say with our mouths that we believe this verse and that we Know that this same Spirit is at work within us!

The problem remains the same as it has throughout the ages….”WE” are trying to accomplish things in our own strength and knowledge….Instead of allowing His Spirit to lead, guide and direct us and operate through us. We just can’t let go of the control issue.

Really, How much more power do we need than the power it took to raise Jesus from the dead???? When we truly come to the realization that it is NOT “my” power, but His power that is at work within me, then and only then will the problem be solved.

In fact, we find this in Zechariah 4:6, where the Lord said….”Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” Wow! How much plainer do we need? But still we find ourselves holding on to those problems, trying with all of our MIGHT to work them out! And where does that get us???? FRUSTRATED!

Let me tell you this, Trusting in the Lord will Not leave you frustrated and disappointed. We simply must come to the realization that there are some things happening in our lives and in our families lives that ONLY God can work out! And the sooner we LET GO OF IT, the sooner we will have the good results manifested.

Yes, Jesus is alive! He is our Lord of lords and our King of kings, But unless we allow the Spirit of God access in our lives to move and operate freely, we will Not experience the Joy and Peace that Jesus died to give us. Oh yes, we are saved and on our way to Heaven, But Jesus wants us to enjoy our journey. He wants us to STOP struggling and to let go and be led by His Spirit that is at work within us!

Do you have a stone that needs to be rolled away? Do you have a mountain that needs to be moved? Are you needing an answer to all your questions and problems in life? Then get “YOU” out of the way and simply allow His Spirit to move and operate in your life!

Isn’t it time, as God’s children that we learn to Live and Move and Have our being IN HIM???