August Month 2011
What Good things are you doing?
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name O most High. To show forth thy loving-kindess in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night. PSALM 92:1-2 (KJV)
When the Saints of God enter into the House of God, there focus should be on doing those things that pleasing in the sight of the Lord. In fact no matter where we are or where we are going, what we are doing should be in accordance or in harmony with our faith. Our society does not emphasize righteousness or Godliness but every born again believer should have an awareness of their on actions and their actions should communicate to others that they belong to a good God because they know what they are responsible for doing good things. What about you? “What Good things are you doing?”
The Psalmist in Psalm 92, begins by giving us some examples of what God sees as good. Giving thanks is not only required of every believer, but giving thanks is a good thing to do. The believer are to enter into God’s presence, God’s property with thanksgiving and praise. How often do you say thank you Lord, and how often do you sing praises unto his name. Do you know if you only thank him and praise him on Sunday that you are actually only giving him less than 4% of your time? Yet the bible tells us when we get to heaven we will bow around the throne, 24/7 worshipping and praising our God without ceasing. If practice makes perfect, we are not practicing very well. I know because of our earthen temples we can’t do it 24/7, but surely we can do better than just a Sunday Morning praise.
If we truly love him, then we must demonstrate that love in the morning and be faithful all day and all night. I know you are busy but truly, What good things are you doing?
Pastor SP Courtney
Do you treat one another like this?
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do. (1st Thessalonians 5:11)
Whether we are dealing with record heat and historical drout, in the state of Texas where lakes and rivers are drying up like never before. We have category 3 hurricanes bearing down on the east coast just 2 weeks after the largest earthquake in that region in more than 60 years. Are you are one of more than 12 million Americans who are out of work and struggling to put food on the table with limited resources. This is the plight of many, but there also those who are dealing with daily health issues and relationship problems which make their lives feel as troublesome as the aforementioned citizens of our country. Persecution and problems like these are the reasons that our Heavenly Father expects us to treat one another right. The question is, do you treat each other like this?.
Paul encouraged the Thessalonians to comfort one another, which means to be a source of strength and a shoulder to lean on in tough times. We know there are those that are suffering and maybe you don’t have resources to aid their physical needs, but everyone can smile, everyone can give a hug, and everyone can listen to someone who is lonely. Paul also said that we need to edify one another, which means to encourage and lift those who are heavy burdened. The more we tell each other that we are going to make it, the more we tell our kids that they are more than conquerors, the head and not the tail, we are encouraging them to do their very best.
Maybe there are those who will tell us what we can’t do, or be negative about our situations. However, I encourage every believer to know that we are to lift one another daily, with words or encouragement. Remind your fellow believer that “All things work together for the good, of them that love God and are the called, according to His purpose. “Do you treat one another like this?”