Friday, November 5, 2010

Avoid Maintaining

The (average) church in America has about 75 in attendance, and sadly many are satisfied with the status quo. IT IS EASIER TO BABY SIT THAN TO RAISE CHILDREN. The ease of maintaining can be broken with a fresh vision because "Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he" (Proverbs 29:18). Find the mind of the Lord and keep a fresh vision before the people. Move from maintenance to movement. Become involved in ministry where you can experience the joy of being fulfilled in working for the Lord.

Friday, August 27, 2010

"Say What"???

Proverbs 6:2, Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth,thou are taken with the words of thy mouth.

What you say decides who you are, what you say is who you will become you are framed or imprisoned to/by your words. God gave us the power of our words to receive and engage in His blessing;
Genesis 8:22 while the earth remain seedtime and harvest. This is a global principle every word produces a harvest after its own kind.

Ephesians 4:29 let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearer.

Remember words frame your world (Hebrews 11:3) and you will never rise above the confession of your lips...

Be Blessed: Pastor Richard R. Summerlin

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"I am being followed"

Psalms 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

What follows you should propel you not haunt you, its time to take a moment and understand what God has commanded to follow you Goodness and Mercy have been instructed by God to follow you (around everywhere) for the rest of your life however have you taken time to receive those promises for God ? be careful not to get so busy and on the run that you are unable to stop and enjoy these precious promises from God daily. So I encourage you today to stop turn around and embrace the goodness and mercy of God...

God bless you Pastor Richard R. Summerlin

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Use what you have at your disposal.....

"What you posses can change your future." So many christians are always waiting for more and asking God for more before they get involved, and/or offer unto the Lord. Most of the time we posses the resources (right now) that we need to accomplish the task at hand, or to offer what we posses now, at this level, for God to bless you with more.

The Bible, Gods word, is very clear on using what you posses now to go to the next level or make a change. Lets see what the word says. In Mark 12:41-44, we see where a poor widow women moved Jesus with what she possessed and offered unto God. In the natural or to most, she didn't have enough to accomplish anything. However, "What you posses now, when offered or given unto the Lord, is enough to get you out of the season you are in."

According to 1 Kings 17:8-16, a widow women had a little flour and some oil getting ready to make a meal, feed her family, and die. This was all she had left, but when she obeyed the voice of the Lord and offered what she possessed, circumstances changed immediately. To her it didn't appear to be enough, however, God's ways are different than our ways. God is a multiplier.

Are you getting it yet? You posses everything that you need to get yourself out of the season you are in and into the next season God intends for you to be in. We must be faithful with little first before we are promoted over much. (Matthew 25:21-Faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things.) We must learn to walk in faith, we must learn to be resourceful, make lemonade out of lemons, and give God something to work with.

Lets look at another passage of scripture. In 1 Samuel 17 is the story of David and Goliath. The Israelite army possessed much, what we think should have done the job, however, they did not know how to effectively use what they possessed. On the other hand, David possessed exactly what he needed to graduate him to the next level and he new how to use what he possessed. Who would ever think that a stone offered to God in faith could ever promote David, the little shepherd boy, to King David, the man after God's own heart?

Christians, Pastors, begin to look at what you have at your disposal right now. Begin to look around at your resources and see what is not being used effectively. Remember this, "If what you posses is not enough to be your harvest, it is seed. " You have everything you need right now to get to the next level. I challenge you today to begin to be faithful with every tool God has entrusted you with. Begin to see through eyes of faith and begin to see the potential of the things (tools,equipment) that you posses; it is enough when used wisely... With God all things are possible.

Scripture: Mark 12:41-44, 1 Kings 17:8-16, Matthew 25:14-30, 1 Samuel 17.....

Pastor Richard R. Summerlin

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Are you positioned to receive?????

So many christians have heard the truth know the truth, however are not obedient to the truth. We must position ourselves strategically for the blessing, throughout bible history we see men an women of God having to give up and go to certain place in order to encounter God and or His promise.

Remember when you got saved there was an exchange His life for yours, your life for His, you had to position yourself to receive the promise of salvation, so many christians (sadly) want God on their terms that is why we are not seeing the power and presence of God manifest in most churches, we must seek God at any cost. Don't allow yourself to live this (21 century status quo religious christianity) don't try to encounter God at your terms abandon your life and vigorously chase after seek God with your whole heart...

Friday, July 17, 2009

Watch out for the Leaven....

Be careful what you entertain or listen to, doubt and fear usually come in through people (so called friends). Doubt and or fear will weaken or even rob your faith..... Boldly protect your ears and life from words of doubt and fear, separate yourself from those people in your life that try to corrupt your faith.
Jesus dealt with this same issue, lets look at Matthew 16:33, Jesus told Peter to "get behind me satan." Lets examine this powerful quote that Jesus made; Jesus had an assignment from God that took a tremendous amount of faith to accomplish. Peter's comment could have tainted Jesus' faith or even alter the out come of Jesus mission, however, Jesus rebuked him and his comment of faithlessness immediately. We must learn how to protect ourselves from this same spirit of the devil that will try to weaken or even rob our faith. Remember, Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump, refuse incorrect talk around you eliminate those people in your life.

Meditation Scriptures: Matthew 16, Galatians 5....

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Healing Settled...

We Must settle in our our hearts the question, is healing for me and is healing for today? We find the biblical answer in Isaiah 53:4,5 and 1 Peter 2:24 Jesus our redeemer has already redeemed us from sickness and disease, the answer is YES!!!! Healing is our right, God's will is health in all circumstances in (John 10:10) we can see that God is the giver of abundant life. God does not or never has used sickness to teach anybody anything thats what the word was sent to do (teach us) and the Holy Spirit confirms the word with signs following (Mark 16:20). Understand that we cant pray Gods will if we don't know His word Gods will and His word are the same, but in order to access God we must know His word and we must go to Him in faith believing according to what He (hath) has promised. Gods will is healing in every circumstance all the time.

Meditation Scriptures: (healing scriptures) Exodus 15:26, Exodus 23:25,26, Duet.7:15, Gal. 3:13, Psalms 103:3, Psalms 107:20, Psalms 118:17, Prov. 4:22, Isaiah 53:4,5, 1Peter 2:24, Romans 8:11, Romans 4:17, Joel 3:10