Tuesday, November 27, 2018

God will Show Up!

God will Show Up!

The book of Esther is a great example of how God is in control.  People can plot and plan evil against you, but God overrides evil plans and turns them on the evil planners.
Our role as Christians is to do what is righteous before God.  The Bible is our standard and shapes our values, and practices.
Christian prayerfully live for God, and stand up for what God says is right, and watch God intervene.
In the Book of Esther, chapter 7, God turned Haman’s evil plot to destroy the Jews against him, and exalted His people (Psalm 23:5; 37; Gen. 50:19-20; etc., substantiates this point).
Be encouraged, God is at work and will show up in your circumstances.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Is Your Heart Comletely His?

Is Your Heart Completely His?

King Asa, ruled over Judah 41 years.  He trusted God completely and God supernaturally intervened when the odds were against him (war against Israel and Ethiopia).  Toward the end of his reign, he was strong and decided to trust in his “human strength” verses God to deal with the threat from the nation of Aram, and he got into trouble with God.
This is what what God said: "For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars" (II Chron. 16:9).
Ask God to check you heart today to see if you are totally dependent on the Him, or if you are depending on your human strength and resources (Psalm 139:23-24).  A great prayer to emulate is II Chron. 14:11, cf. II Chron. 13.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Need Some Help

Need Some Help?

Psalm 121 is one of the famous Psalms the Hebrew pilgrims sang as they journeyed up to Jerusalem from the area around the Salt Sea (lowest  place on earth).
The clear point is our help comes from the Lord.
He keeps our feet from stumbling.
He will not fall asleep on the job (in your deepest crisis God is alert and working even when you don’t see Him working).
He is our keeper in general.
Circumstances will not destroy us.
He will protect us from evil.
He will protect our soul.
He will protect us in our daily activities.
He will eternally be involved in our lives even when we leave this life.
He will even protect us in our transition to glory so that we arrive at our eternal home safely to His loving arms.
Need some help?  Find your help in the Lord.  Pray with total confidence in His presence and power in your life for right now and forever.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Ask God to give you wisdom today.

Ask God to give you wisdom today.

“For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding” (Prov 2:6).

Information we gather in school, training, reading, etc is how God gives us knowledge.
Understanding or comprehending what you lean is next.
Then knowing how to practically apply what you understand about what you learned is a one aspect of wisdom.

Ask God to give you wisdom today.

God Bless,
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Faith-Filled Diligence

Faith-Filled Diligence

Refuse laziness, overconfidence and a spirit of “igotthisitis”.  You can still improve and grow.  Faith-filled diligence sees a day full of opportunity and contemplates receiving God’s favor to seize each opportunity.
Reflect on what God said in Proverbs 29:30-34:

“I walked by the field of a lazy person,
the vineyard of one with no common sense.
31 I saw that it was overgrown with nettles.
It was covered with weeds,
and its walls were broken down.
32 Then, as I looked and thought about it,
I learned this lesson:
33 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest--
34 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.”   NLT

Practice faith-filled diligence in every area of your life.

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Help People Choose!

Help People Choose!

Elijah challenged God’s people to stop wavering and choose God, or choose a life of idol worship with ungodly people (I Kings 18:21).
Elijah then had a showdown with the prophets of Baal, rearranged the alter to please God, and prayed for God’s people to recognize Him (I Kings 18:25-38).
God showed up and spoke by fire.
“When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and the said, ‘The LORD, He is God...(I Kings 18:39).
Christians, live, and pray in a way that causes people to say:  “The LORD, He is God.”
Start with attending worship this weekend.

God Bless,
Pastor E. Kennedy, Sr.

Friday, October 12, 2018

A Great Day for Diligence

A Great Day for Diligence

Today is a great day to seize each opportunity God puts before you.
Your breakthrough is right in front of you.  Despite your discouragement, anger, and lack of motivation, pray to God for wisdom and strength.  Then get up, get out, and step out on faith believing that God will honor your diligence.
“Lazy people don't even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find” (Prov. 12 27).

God Bless,

Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.