Saturday, December 3, 2011

December 3,2011

Don't quit! Don't quit! Don't quit! Don't give up on God because he will never give up on you. Do not forget that he said that he would never leave you or forsake you. I know that sometimes it seems like you are all alone and there is no way out of your situation. The enemy wants to convince you that the best option is to just give up. He wants you to just give up because he knows that is how he can get you to fail. If we will only trust God even when it looks bad God will always see us through. This is true even if the mess you are in you created yourself. You simply ask God for his forgiveness and listen as he directs your steps out of this situation you are in. Many people ask me, "What should I do?" My answer will always be simply "to listen to the voice of the Lord." I do not have all of the answers, but God does. You must understand that the only way out of a bad situation is to turn to God and let him help you. It has always amazed me the people that get into bad situations and still will not surrender to the Lord. He is your answer today! I encourage you not to give in or give up, but simply go to God with whatever you are facing. He has the answers and directions that you need. God knows the future better than you know the present and past! God is on your side! Turn back to him today!

Until next time,

Pastor J

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

November 22,2011

It is amazing at how fast the times are changing around us. If you focus on all that is going on and on what you see you will definitely grow frustrated. I choose to focus on God and his promises for my life. It is so comfortable to know God and his faithfulness. Everything around you may change, but God never will!

It has been so amazing to me what God is doing in our lives and ministry. It is true that things have been uncomfortable for us simply because they are so different. It is also true that God is doing just as he has promised! Resurrection Life Church is now up and running. As usual, God is doing just as he said he would. He has blessed us with awesome people already and more are coming weekly. They are soaking up the word and the anointing is increasing in every service.

I believe it will only increase from here on out. The Holy Spirit desires to move greatly in this area and he will do just that as we yield to him.

I ask you to continually pray that God will have his way among us as we move forward together to accomplish his will.

Pastor J

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

May 11,2011

God is good! I am so excited about what God is doing in every aspect of life and ministry. I would say that I am shocked, but that wouldn't be true. God is doing what he has promised us all along by his Spirit and in his word. I have never experienced God's power and presence in my life like I have in our services in the last two months. I think it is the most awesome thing in the world for God to move like he has been doing and see people's lives changed drastically. I can truly say that God is expanding us in every single way. We do not lack any good thing in any area. This has been our faith confession for years, but now it is reality.

This past thursday night we had our first Healing Service in Marion. We simply ministered the word of God and then laid hands on the sick. There were 64 people in attendance on a thursday night and almost every single one of them came up to be ministered to. This was nothing but God moving upon his people. We have received many testimonies since the service about what happened in their physical bodies when we prayed for them. It is so awesome what God can do if you will just yield to and obey him. The whole atmosphere changed as God moved in this particular service. I don't know how many people were crying after being touched by God that I have never even seen before. This is what ministry is all about; letting God have his way and people's lives being changed forever.

We are seeing the same thing here in Bonneau. We are having people added to the church regularly and even people coming back that had left for some time. Our finances are increasing more than they have in the last 3 years in a time where things are supposed to be worse. Thank God for God and for good people! It is impossible to accomplish much of anything without God's blessing and godly people to help you do it. I am so excited about what God is doing I can hardly stand it. You must step out in faith, but God will always provide!

What in you life have you not given to God? What direction has he given you that you have not taken? I promise you it is well worth it to follow his directions.You might not know the ryhme or reason behind his directions, but I promise you he only has good in store for you. God is good!

Until next time,

Pastor J

Thursday, March 17, 2011

March 17,2011

Things are better than ever! I know it seems like I say this every single time I write something, but it is true of every day. I am amazed, not shocked, because things are progressing rapidly now. I thank God that we have followed the Holy Spirit and stayed with the Word of God! The Holy Spirit will show you things to come and we saw what was coming way before it ever came.

I thank God that his word is true. He has said all along that he would vindicate his people and he has done so. We only expect it to continually get better. Everything at both the ministry in Bonneau and the one in Marion is growing weekly. Our attendance at both are better than ever. Most importantly salvations are more than we have ever had as well as people being filled with the Holy Spirit. We have had more reported miracles and healings take place than I have ever heard. The good part is that this is just the beginning.

I would encourage you to follow the Lord in all you do is well. If there are things in your life that you have let go it is time to pick it back up. God is still with you and will still help you accomplish his will for your life. There is no benefit in beating yourself up over past failures, mistakes, or sin. Ask him for forgiveness and the Word says you will have it. Then get up and go with the Lord.

Each of you are in our prayers!

Pastor J

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

All is going great. So many people complicate God's plan for their lives. You do not have to be worried or concerned about how you will accomplish God's will. It is just like following directions on a map. The biggest difference is you get the direction from your own spirit inside of you. If you are saved your spirit will never lead you wrong. To fulfill God's plan you only need to take the next step. What is God saying to you today? If he doesn't tell you to take another step today you just keep being faithful where you are. God knows where you are and he will speak to you when it is time to take another step.

Some of the things I have learned in the past several months are priceless. I am doing more and accomplishing more than I ever have before with much less effort. I depend less on myself daily and more on God. I realize that I am not under any pressure to perform. My obligation is to put my faith in God and walk in my anointing.

When we first started the Marion Ministry things were very hard. The actual ministering wasn't hard and we didn't have problems. What I am referring to is the added responsibility. This was good for me because when it got harder I knew this wasn't God's plan. I began to seek God more than before and I have learned how to depend on his strength.

Today I am more rested and relaxed than ever and I am doing more for God than at any other time. Both ministries are thriving and growing. Here in Bonneau we are stressing more than ever our responsibility to reach out to those who are lost. We are responsible to tell others about Jesus. We are responsbile to invite others to church. I am really believing God for more salvations, rededications, and people being filled with the Holy Spirit than ever before. As we have set our faith things have already began to change. The gifts are flowing freely in the church. Results are coming much easier. A couple of weeks ago we had 6 people come and rededicate their lives to the Lord. None of these were members of our church, but people who have just began coming to the church. We had a young girl get saved this past week. We've had several salvations in the last month. I thank God that this is increasing. We also had one filled with the Holy Spirit Sunday night.

The Marion Ministry is growing weekly. We had 42 people last week.The numbers are growing every single week. It is amazing to me at the way these people are soaking up the word of God. The flow here is more free than anywhere I have ever ministered. I know great things are ahead for this area as we obey God.

My family is doing great as well. I don't understand why anyone would want to follow and other plan than God's. I could not be happier than obeying the Lord daily. It is so good to know that God always has our best interest at hand.

Until next time,

Pastor J

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. I know ours seems to get better each year. I guess with God on our side we shouldn't expect it to be any other way.

I am so excited about all that God is doing that it is really hard to contain myself. Sometimes it seems like I could just explode inside. I have heard about God's plan and vision for us for many years now. I never had any idea that I would get to play a part in it like God has allowed me to.

The church here is doing better than ever. The people seem more hungry and excited than ever before. There are so many things I could say about this that there wouldn't be room to write. I believe we have had more changed lives than ever before.

I sense that God wants to move this year than ever before. I believe it is a time for us to yield to the Holy Spirit and let God have his way. We get so much more accomplished when we allow God to fulfill his plan through us instead of getting in the way by doing it our way.

The Marion ministry is doing great as well. We have been meeting on Thursday nights for several weeks now. I am not goint to say that I am surprised, but the response has been great as well. It has been miraculous what God has done in such a short time. There are other things that he is doing right now that I will tell you about later. Sometimes things take place in our lives as we keep our faith in God that is really amazing. I will never again be concerned about anything God tells me to do, because he has all the provision we need as we obey him.

I figured it was about time to update again. I know that it's been awhile, but as much as I try to keep everyone informed this seems to always get last priority. Thank God he is working with us and in us daily.

Pastor J