From: The Pastor’s Heart
Title: “A Strategy for SUCCESS”
Hey Family. Wow, I’m writing this you today from my office at the church and I am so fired
up about what God is doing in the lives of so many people. I was browsing social media
this week and got happy at the overwhelming number of believers who are being blessed
and achieving success at the merciful hands of the Lord. I began to wonder just what each
of them had endured in their life that tried to derail and deny them from achieving their
goal. I realized that no matter what the enemy put before them, it was not strong enough
to prevent the blessings of the Lord from overtaking them.
This morning God allowed me to minister from the Gospel of St. Luke, the fifteenth
chapter. It’s in this section where we are reminded of the story of the Prodigal son who left
the comfort and security of his father’s home to go out into the world and live a lifestyle of
his choosing. The story continues by letting us know that his decisions placed him in some
horrible and difficult positions and he would have eventually died in his mess had he not
had an inner awakening about what he left. It caused me to reflect not only on decisions
I’ve made, but ones that we’ve all made and how they adversely affected and even
infected our lives.
Each of us need to have a strategy in place to obtain the incredible and enormous
blessings that God has purposed for our lives. I know it’s hard, at times, to feel motivated
and encouraged especially when there are those in your life who continue to remind you
of your failures. It may be hard, but it’s certainly not impossible. God has not left the place
where you last experienced Him in His most majestic wonder and I guarantee, He’s still
right there waiting your full and complete return. My grandmother used to tell me as a
child that His arms are wide open ready to embrace you as the child that you are. His love
is amazing and there’s nothing like being in His will.
The heart of the message today is that you do three things (at least) to get yourself back in
right standing with God. Number one, you need to REVIEW the choses you’ve made that
have brought you to this place in life and whatever’s been out of order, put it back in
order. Number two, you need to RETURN to Him and be ready to offer yourself as a living
sacrifice. Finally, you need to RECLAIM the things that belong to you because you are
worthy of God’s best and He wants to give you just that.
Be blessed beloved and continue to make this day a special day of Worship and Praise!
EVERYTHING WE DO MOVING FORWARD WILL BE INTENTIONAL AND DRIVEN WITH
PURPOSE TO REPRESENT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE BEST POSSIBLE LIGHT!
NOTHING WILL BE DONE WITH ENERGY LESS THAN OUR BEST AND EFFORT BELOW
OUR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL.
OUR SERVICE IS LOCAL, BUT OUR REACH IS GLOBAL – SO WE CANNOT REDUCE OUR
PRESENTATION DOWN TO WHAT’S CONVENIENT, BUT RATHER WE MUST RAISE IT TO
THAT WHICH IS EXPLOSIVE!
Get ready for major change that’s coming systematically, intellectually, purposefully, and
professionally. Nothing we do moving forward will be done haphazardly, sloppily, poorly,
We Are the LIGHT!
Pastor J.E. Chandler, Sr.
(CEO/Pastor of MLCM)